You are ICO, a young, horny boy, running around with a young girl named Yorda. No, this is not the latest marketing campaign for Viagra featuring a cleverly disguised Bob Dole, but the latest title for the Playstation 2 from Sony. Few will argue that the PS2 has seen its share of “lower quality” titles during its first year in the US.

Madden 2001

When the first screen shots of Madden 2001 appeared before my eyes at E3 2000 in LA, I nearly fell to the ground. I was totally in awe of the breathtaking visuals EA had given the Madden franchise.

Tsugunai: Atonement

Okay, so you have experienced Dark Cloud and OKAGE: Shadow King but are thirsty for more RPG action on the PS2. I know, I know… Final Fantasy X is now available (and if you are like me, you haven’t stopped playing it since it was released).

SpyHunter: The Return

Midway is one of those companies that either develops an incredibly polished title or releases utter crap… (*cough* *cough* see NFL Blitz 20-02 for the GBA for more information on utter crap) However, when Midway does actually spend time to develop and polish a title, good things can happen happen.

Smuggler’s Run 2

Let me start off by saying that I normally don’t enjoy any type of racing games. Sure there are a few racers I love: Waverace, F-Zero, and Mario Kart-however, I just don’t enjoy the “typical” racing games like Gran Turismo or NASCAR Racing. When I first saw the original Smuggler’s Run, I realized that this was my type of racing game.

Silent Scope 2

Silent Scope 2: Dark Silhouette is the sequel to the arcade hit, Silent Scope. The story begins in the United Kingdom, where yet another terrorist group is going to carry out an attack on an unsuspecting city. Your role as a member of a peacekeeping agency is to track down the enemy and make them pay. Sound easy?

Conker’s Bad Fur Day

I sit on my couch with much anticipation as I plug in the Conker’s Bad Fur Day cartridge into the Nintendo 64 system sitting in front of me. As the opening cinematic scene plays out, Conker takes a chainsaw and cuts through the infamous Nintendo 64 logo.

Banjo Kazooie

After the creation of Mario 64 for the Nintendo 64, company after company attempted to surpass the quality it gave. Although Mario 64 was one of the first 3d platform games, nothing has been able to top it. Capcom, Eidos, Sony, Sega, and others have all tried to outclass Mario 64 as the premier 3d platform game.


Looking back on the years I have spent playing games, I can only recall a small number that actually changed the way I thought about gaming. These few games brought to life emotions inside of me that made the game come alive in a new way that other games just can’t do.


The first person shooter genre has been around since id Software’s Wolenstein 3D. With the release of Doom on the PC in 1993, this genre has taken off in popularity and hasn’t stopped yet. It seems that every system has about 5 or more first person shooters. The N64 is no exception.

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