F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin,  is a thriller / horror first person shooter and the sequel to F.E.A.R. First Encounter Assault Recon. This sequel continues the supernatural story about Alma, a skinny long haired girl whose popular image has scared millions of people worldwide through the movie “The Ring”, and the original F.E.A.R. games. While the two characters are not the same, there is something flippin’ creepy about a skinny, possessed young girl appearing out of nowhere in the mist. Note: If you ever come across a situation like this, turn around and get the hell out of there!

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There aren’t a lot of games (or movies) that have trucks as an integral part of the storyline, Over the Top is a fantastic example of the heights of cinematic brilliance. There is a redeeming truck that has risen to fame, Optimus Prime, definitely the coolest truck ever but in Japan he is called Convoy which makes me think of only one thing.

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As if trucks weren’t enough to tempt you to listen……….. 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand!!!

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Pikmin was one of the best and most loved games to grace Nintendo’s Gamecube and you now have the opportunity to enjoy it on your Wii. You should be made aware that it is very much the original game. It comes with new Wii controls, a new way to load save games and widescreen support, but apart from that it is the same game. This review will be aimed at those of you that never played the original Pikmin.

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Pikin is one of those games that is hard to put into a category. There have been very few games of its ilk, and the only one that even approximates what it is would be Overlord. Its not really a “God game”, not fully an RTS and not really an action game. While most games require but a sentence to describe them, Pikmin takes at the very least a paragraph, so keep reading if you have never played the GameCube version.

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Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon is a DS turn-based tactical RPG from the developer behind the Advance Wars series. Fundamentally the games are very similar, but Fire Emblem adds a deeper storyline with strong character development, as well as RPG elements not found in Advance Wars.


 
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon is based on the first game of the series, Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi, which was never released outside of Japan . Originally released for the NES, and later remade with a sequel on the SNES, Shadow Dragon brings Fire Emblem to the DS for the first time, with improved graphics and revised gameplay.

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Turn based combat and strategy games, like Worms, have their place and are loved by many, but those of us with ADD or IGS (Instant Gratification Syndrome) crave more than simply waiting our turn to rain death and carnage. Death Tank is very much the immediate fast paced spam-fest that the wonderfully appropriate, and inspiring, name suggests.

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