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Doom - Collector's Edition (PC CD)
Doom - Collector's Edition (PC CD)

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So simple, yet so addictive, 10 Jan 2005
Doom: Collectors Edition contains the original Doom games: The Ultimate Doom, Doom II, and Final Doom. All have all their original levels and difficulty settings. This collection has been released because Doom 3 has just come out.
The storyline for the series is quite simple: the UAC has been conducting experiments on the moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos. These experiments have gone wrong, and hell has been unleashed, literally. As a space marine, it's your job to clean it all up. All your comrades are dead, and all you have is an arsenal of weapons to wipe out the hordes of hell before they wipe out you.
The graphics for the games are nothing special, merely the original 2D they were originally. But that doesnt stop the fun of these games. They are very addictive. I cant put my finger on it, but there is something about them that just keeps you hooked.
If you liked Doom originally, or have just got Doom 3 and want to find out how it all started, then get this.
Also included are trailers, screenshots, etc, for Doom 3.


Permission To Land
Permission To Land
Offered by gowingsstoreltd
Price: £2.75

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great pop rock debut album, 9 Jan 2005
This review is from: Permission To Land (Audio CD)
Permission To Land is the debut album from The Darkness, responsible for the hit single 'I Believe In A Thing Called Love'. I personally really like this album. I think it has some great songs, with brilliant vocals and amazing guitar work.
A lot of reviewers have said professional people have mocked The Darkness. If that is the case, then how come Bruce Dickinson, frontman for Iron Maiden and host of Masters of Rock on BBC Radio 2, thinks that they're a great band?
And if Lemmy from Motorhead did say they were a cabaret act (which I havent been able to confirm, its only what another reviewer said), then so what? What is cabaret meant to be? Entertaining. Same as music. And The Darkness so entertain.
If people dont like The Darkness, then fine, dont listen to them, no one is forcing you to. If you liked the singles 'I Believed In A Thing Called Love' and 'Friday Night', then get this album. Be warned, it does have explicit lyrics.


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PS2)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PS2)
Offered by media-4-u
Price: £12.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite possibly the best game on the PS2, 22 Aug 2004
Grand Theft Auto Vice City is the fourth full game in the series (GTA London was only a mission disc). It is set in 1986 in the fictional Vice City, where you play Tommy Vercetti, a mafia man recently released from jail. You were originally sent to carry out a simple drug deal. But something went wrong. Now you've got to take over the whole city to stay alive.
In my opinion, Vice City is the best game in the series so far. It has so much more to do than the previous games in the series. You are completely free to play the game as you like: you can carry out missions for various crime lords, work as a taxi driver, buy businesses, or just go on the rampage and kill as many people as you can before the police take you down. It has so much variety that you will probably take weeks, if not months to complete the game 100 percent. And even then you will want to play it again and again.
Of course, this sort of game isn't for everyone. There are those who are repelled by some of the ideas in the game and these people are entitled to their opinion. That is why it has an 18 certificate. I myself dont condone acts of violence or other dangerous activities, but I still found this to be a very enjoyable game.


Grand Theft Auto Vol 1 - V-Rock
Grand Theft Auto Vol 1 - V-Rock
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £10.07

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent rock album, 12 Aug 2004
V-rock is the cd of the V-rock radio station in the game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. That may sound confusing, but if you play the game all will become clear. The album is a mix of rock and metal songs from bands such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motley Crue, Quiet Riot and Twisted Sister. All of the songs are decent rock and metal songs. Also included are some extra tracks of Lazlow talking, which are quite amusing provided you get the point and also some radio adverts from the game, which again you wont understand unless you've played the game. Still, this is a good album whether you've played the game or not. If you liked the radio station in the game, then you'll like this album.


Daredevil [DVD] [2003]
Daredevil [DVD] [2003]
Dvd ~ Ben Affleck|Colin Farrell|Jennifer Garner
Offered by FLASH
Price: £2.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good adaptation, 12 Aug 2004
This review is from: Daredevil [DVD] [2003] (DVD)
Daredevil is based on the comic book of the same name which tells the story of a young boy, Matt Murdoch, blinded by chemicals in an industrial accident whose other senses become sharper and more accurate as a result. He grows up to become a lawyer by day and crime fighter by night. His arch enemy, the Kingpin, a criminal figurehead, hires the assassin Bullseye to kill Daredevil. Meanwhile, Murdoch's love interest, Elektra, is also hunting Daredevil, wrongly blaming him for her father's death, not realising it's Murdoch.
Daredevil remains fairly true to the comic but at the same time does not alienate newcomers, having enough action and explanation to keep all happy. I really enjoyed this movie. I felt the actors handled their characters well, Garner better than Affleck or Farrell, and the action scenes were handled well. Watch out for the cameo appearances by Stan Lee, Kevin Smith and Frank Miller, who all helped create the comic.


Origin : The True Story of Wolverine
Origin : The True Story of Wolverine
by Bill Jemas
Edition: Paperback

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Comic, 12 Aug 2004
Origin is a graphic novel telling the story of the origin of the Marvel character, Wolverine. The story follows him from his childhood and his befriending of Rose, the girl brought to his family's wealthy estate to look after him, and Dog, the son of the alcoholic groundskeeper, Logan. The story carries on through a tragedy that affects the young man and instigates his mutant powers, and then the flight of him and Rose further north, and the eventual tracking of them by Dog.
I was a little apprehensive at a comic like this, because I felt it might ruin the mystery surrounding Wolverine's caharacter. However, I'm pleased to say that I was wrong. The story is excellent, with some very shocking twists, and the artwork is superb. If you're a Marvel, X-men or Wolverine fan, then you will enjoy this. If you're new, then this may seem a bit confusing, but if you follow it up with other X-men stories, it should all become clear as to who Wolverine is.


Breed (PC)
Breed (PC)
Offered by SC-WHOLESALE
Price: £2.49

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, but not without its flaws, 30 July 2004
This review is from: Breed (PC) (Video Game)
Breed is a game that puts you in the position of a genetically engineered soldier that has to help liberate an overrun Earth from the alien race known as the Breed.
The game has lots of weaponry and vehicles for you to use, and lots of missions with various objectives, so that you arent just shooting everything in one location. There are air and space combat missions, tank rescue missions, and so forth. You can also switch between soldiers for different weapons and abilities, including alien weaponry, and can command your squad in various formations.
However, the game does have its flaws. There are a number of glitches in the game which spoil it and can make it very frustrating to spend 20 minutes completing a mission only to have to do it all over again because of a glitch that causes the cutscene to continue endlessly.
Generally, this game is entertaining, but there are better games out there.


SAS Self-Defence (Collins Gem)
SAS Self-Defence (Collins Gem)
by Barry Davies
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Some useful information, 30 July 2004
The SAS Self Defence guide is only intended as that, a guide. It is not exhaustive in its content on but at the same time provides you with exactly the sort of information you are likely to require.
It provides you with information on how to avoid confrontations, how to defend yourself from common attacks, what the law says about self defence, attacks by animals, and basic first aid.
On the whole, its a good general guide which is useful for everyone. If you're looking for a more in depth guide to self defence, this isn't really the book for you.


Freddy Vs Jason [DVD] [2003]
Freddy Vs Jason [DVD] [2003]
Dvd ~ Robert Englund
Offered by DVDBayFBA
Price: £3.72

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable crossover, 22 July 2004
This review is from: Freddy Vs Jason [DVD] [2003] (DVD)
Freedy Vs. Jason is the movie tie in between the 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' films and the 'Friday the 13th' films, featuring the two psychotic killers, Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees.
Freddy Krueger, who gains his powers through fear, has been forgotten by the children of Springwood, his home town that he terrorised. He sends Jason Voorhees to Springwood to reinstill the fear that gives him his powers to kill and terrorise. But Jason wont stop the killing after Freddy regains his powers and a final showdown between the two psychos becomes inevitable, with the teenagers of Springwood caught in the middle, trying to find a way out of the mess they've become embroiled in.
On the whole, I really enjoyed this movie. Its nothing in terms of horror when compared to the original Elm Street, but it does have some nice moments. A lot of people wont be happy with it because it doesnt remain true to its roots in the nightmare and friday series, but this didnt bother me, even though Im a big fan of both series. In the end, it really comes down to personal taste. I enjoyed it, but that doesnt mean everyone will. If you dont know whether you will or not, rent it first, thats the safest option.


Black GameCube Console & Mario Kart: Double Dash Pak
Black GameCube Console & Mario Kart: Double Dash Pak

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An very good package, 6 Mar 2004
First of all, the contents. This package contains a limited edition black GameCube, controller, UK power cable and AV cable with SCART adaptor; a copy of Mario Kart: Double Dash; and a limited edition bonus disc containing GameCube versions of four classic Zelda games, plus a demo of Zelda: Wind Waker.
The GameCube is a pretty good console. It has a nice selection of games, many of which are unavailable on other consoles, and the specifications for it, although not as powerful as other consoles such as the Xbox and PS2, are impressive none the less. The console itself is a lot smaller than the previous two mentioned above and it has a handy carry handle sticking out the top. The only problem I have with it is the controller, as I had a PS2 before hand and I find it a little more difficult to use, although as I say, this is a problem I have and I am sure there are those who do not. Also, the package does not include a memory card, meaning you will have to pay extra if you want to save your games as soon as you start playing. I would recommend buying one at the same time, which is what I did, and I still didn't have to spend more than £100.
Mario Kart: Double Dash is a very good game, sure to entertain you for quite a while. There are enough modes and courses to keep you playing, and there are plenty of secrets to unlock, although sometimes it does get a little repetitive playing the same cup five or six times because you keep losing by 2 or 3 points each time. The game itself is worth 4 stars.
The bonus disc with the Zelda games is likewise entertaining. This disc contains the following Zelda games: The Legend of Zelda, originally released in 1987; Zelda II: The Adventure of Link from 1988; The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, 1998; The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, released in 2000; and a playable demo of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.
These games and the demo are all entertaining and prolong the playablitly of the package, meaning you could probably keep playing these 2 discs for weeks before you want to get another game for the console. And when you do, there are plenty of good ones to choose from.
And all for less than £95. Bargain.


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