Conclusion: World Championship Poker 2 is the best poker game on the market. Not by much, but it is nonetheless. The career mode, quick play, and multiplayer aspects of the game all combine to make a nice little package for your hard-earned twenty bucks. The attribute system is a nice addition and while the mini-game representation of the poker face doesn’t come off as well as it should, WCP 2’s ability to deliver a more authentic experience than its competitors is the deciding...
Conclusion: Solitaire Voyager—Finish traveling all around in the Voyage mode. (15 points) Minute Man—Win at Klondike within one minute. (20 points) Tricked Out—Show off a custom-backed deck online. (10 points) Solitaire Conqueror—Win at each Classic game at least once. (25 points) The Mingler—Play with another player with “The Mingler,” or be one of the first 500 to be ranked online. (0 points) Duel Baby—Fully play a duel match against an online opponent.
Excerpt: “Say hello to my little friend!” That famous line marks the beginning of the end for Scarface in the movie, as after much bloodshed and cursing Tony Montana is finally iced by one of his attackers. This line also marks the beginning of the Scarface game, which you’d think would make for a spectacularly violent but exceedingly short game. That would be the case if the game followed the movie’s plot, but things work out a little differently for Tony in the game.
Excerpt: One of the best films of all time arrives with the force of a ten tonne rhino onto the consoles, making its transition from film to game. Scareface: The World Is Yours, follows the life of the notorious Tony Montana, the Cuban drug lord, in his quest to control all of Miami. The game itself was always destined for good things and the script for the game comes from non other than famed screenwriter David McKenna, who's other works include Blow and American History X.
Excerpt: When the Grand Theft Auto series came out with the PS2 still in its infancy, it became apparent that it would only be a matter of time before the big gaming studios would secure the rights to some of our most beloved gangster movies. The people at Sierra decided to finally take this style of gameplay and apply it to an actual movie franchise. The result is one of the simultaneously most loved and hated films of all time in video game form, Scarface.
Conclusion: game, Tony gains access to an "exotics" catalogue which allows him to purchase, via a clunky satellite phone, just about anything he wants, including a massive list of vehicles (including boats) and various goons that will bring said vehicles to wherever Tony is, as well as not so useful furnishings for his mansion, like plastic pelicans, which increase Tony's reputation (another important mechanic in the game).
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Whilst comparisons with the king of free-form roam-em-ups GTA will invariably be abound this title stands admirably on its own legs. It is rare for a movie tie-in to actually take advantage of its license but thankfully this is one game that does - the Scarface label adds an extra dimension which is not found elsewhere.
Excerpt: What if Tony Montana had survived the shootout at his mansion at the end of the film Scarface? What if Tony hadn't been killed by one of Sosa's assassins? What might have happened next? That's the scenario Radical Entertainment presents in their Scarface: The World is Yours video game, an alternate ending in which the infamous Cuban drug lord lives to fight another day.
Excerpt: When Tony re-enters society three months after surviving the assault on his mansion, he's left with nothing but the clothes on his back, his QM convertible and his friend Felix to acquire leads from. After a few story-progressing missions, your quest to climb back to the top begins with the objective of making money. At first you'll have to do all the dirty work yourself.