Conclusion: As long as you can live with the lower-than-normal-Xbox-quality graphics (you will, as long as you understand why they are what they are), Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is a must experience, must buy title for the Xbox. Even if you’ve played the PS2 version, do yourself a favor and play Grand Theft AutoL San Andreas on the Xbox- it is different enough in a good way to warrant the time investment and purchase.
Conclusion: DOOM 3 on the Xbox is a fantastic game for many reasons. I am a gamer that grew up playing the classic PC shooters that defined today’s genre so I very much enjoyed the traditional style of gameplay. I found the amazing production value and chilling atmosphere of the game did more than make up for any of DOOM 3’s gameplay issues.
Excerpt: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is considered by many to be the pinnacle of PlayStation 2 gaming. It was the third GTA game on the console and delivered a gaming experience far larger and more diverse than any other game on that console - perhaps on any platform. As with its two predecessors, the game was a timed exclusive on the Sony console, but now that period is over, and patient Xbox owners can see what all the fuss was about.
Excerpt: PC gamers are thoroughly familiar with the DOOM series as DOOM was one of the first first-person shooters to appear on computers, but DOOM 3 is actually DOOM 1 as far as consoles are concerned. Because of this I’ll look at the game on its own as a shooter and not wax nostalgic about the computer gaming days of yore as many game reviewers are apt to do. With that said, on with the review… You're having a bad first day on the job...
Summary: Doom 3 is a scary romp into the dark trenches of the mind that is ironically using a formula used for games of the same name for the past fifteen years. Add in fantastic visuals, glorious sound, and a little bit of multiplayer and you have a pretty scary and solid experience that everyone should at least give a try.
Excerpt: “I’m a space marine. I’m the best of the soldiers out there. Yet I literally just shat my pants when a demon jumped in front of me!” This, my friends, is just one of the thoughts that will probably cross your mind while playing through Id's new xbox game Doom 3 , and there is plenty more where that came from. Doom 3 takes place on Mars and is basically a retelling of the first Doom .
Pros: Graphics, Sound, Atmosphere, Scare Factor
Cons: Game play grows tiresome, Battle modes could have more, No offline split screen battle mode
Conclusion: Very entertaining and one of the few true co-op games out there, I think Doom 3 got the right hype but for the wrong reasons. A solid FPS horror shooter in a genre of generic and simple-minded competitors.