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Game Informer Issue 116

ISSUE: 116Content


  • Letter From the Editor: The Number One Rule That Trumps Them All (Andy McNamara discusses the perks of owning all the video game platforms)
  • Dear GI (Reader Letters, Responses and Artwork)
  • 3DO Races For Respect (3DO to publish new racing game Street Racing Syndicate)
  • BMX XXX Banned! (Retailers Wal-Mart, Toys “R” Us and KayBee Toys announce that they will not carry BMX XXX)\
  • Microsoft Signs Japanese RPG (XBOX to get rpg Sudeki from Japanese studio Climax)
  • Sierra Brings Tolkien Online (Sierra announces it is working on an MMO based on The Lord of the Rings books)
  • Moto Madness Everywhere (MotoGP 3 appears in Japan and Namco is considering a release in North America)
  • Making Movie Magic (Lionhead Studios working on PC game The Movies)
  • Chaos Calls From Capcom (Capcom announces Chaos Legion for PS2)
  • Turn Your PS2 Into a VCR (Sony looking for ways to allow the PS2 to take broadcast signals and record them on a disk)
  • Classic GI (A look at homebrewing for older consoles)

Cover Story: Enter The Matrix (PS2, XBOX, GC, PC)(On the heels of the upcoming The Matrix: Reloaded, Shiny Entertainment is responsible for giving gamers the opportunity to jack in for the first time. However, this will not be a simple tie-in game, but will instead serve as a side story to the movie that has been written by the Wachowskis brothers themselves)

Holiday Sam’s Holiday Gift Guide For The Holidays (GI’s picks for the best tech, consoles and accessories gift ideas for the holidays)

Rare Jumps From The Cube To The Box (Feature that digs deeper into the acquisition of Rare by Microsoft and how that will impact the company and the games being developed)


  • The Legend of Zelda (GC)
  • Final Fantasy X-2 (PS2)
  • Dead Or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball (XBOX)
  • Virtual-On Marz (PS2)
  • Skies of Arcade Legends (GC)
  • Primal (PS2)
  • Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter (PS2)
  • Command & Conquer Generals (PC)
  • Def Jam Vendetta (PS2, GC)
  • Silent Hill 3 (PS2)
  • Hypersonic Xtreme (PS2)
  • Aquaman: Battle For Atlantis (PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • Dragon’s Lair 3D: Return to the Lair (PS2, XBOX, GC, PC)

PlayStation 2 Reviews:

  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • Tony Hawks’ Pro Skater 4
  • Suikoden III
  • Red Faction II
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • Contra: Shattered Soldier
  • Shinobi
  • X-Men Next Dimension
  • Rygar: The Legendary Adventure
  • WWE Smackdown: Shut Your Mouth
  • Rally Fusion: Race of Champions
  • Jet X20
  • Robotic Alchemic Drive
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Evolution Skateboarding
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 2
  • Simpsons Skateboarding

Gamecube Reviews:

  • Resident Evil 0
  • Mario Party 4
  • Medal of Honor: Frontline
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • Sonic Mega Collection
  • Robotech: Battlecry
  • Timesplitters 2
  • Evolution Worlds

XBOX Reviews:

  • Steel Battalion
  • Serious Sam
  • MechAssault
  • Star Wars: Jedi Outcast
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4
  • Dr. Muto
  • Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
  • Ghost Recon
  • Timesplitters 2
  • Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance
  • NHL 2K3
  • Medal of Honor: Frontline
  • Rocky

PC Reviews:

  • Earth & Beyond
  • Unreal Tournament 2003
  • Divine Divinity
  • No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy In H.A.R.M.’s Way
  • Stronghold: Crusader
  • Rollercoaster Tycoon 2

Game Boy Advance Reviews:

  • Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX
  • Sega Smash Pack
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Spyro 2: Season of Flame

Quickie Reviews (Short, one paragraph reviews):

  • Super Bust-A-Move 2 (PS2)
  • DDR Max (PS2)
  • Wreckless (PS2)
  • Dr. Muto (PS2)
  • NBA Starting Five (PS2)
  • Reign of Fire (PS2)
  • Timesplitters 2 (PS2)
  • Monsters, Inc. Scream Arena (GC)
  • Darkened Skye (GC)
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 (GC)
  • Zapper: One Wicked Cricket (GC)
  • BloodRayne (GC, XBOX)
  • FIFA 2003 (GC)
  • Outlaw Golf (GC)
  • Antz Extreme Racing (XBOX)
  • Whacked (XBOX)
  • Whiteout (XBOX)
  • Monopoly Party (XBOX)
  • Colin McRae Rally 3 (XBOX)
  • The Ripping Friends: The World’s Most Manly Men (GBA)
  • Aggressive Inline (GBA)
  • SSX Tricky (GBA)
  • Airforce Delta Storm (GBA)
  • Galidor: Defenders of the Outer Dimension (GBA)
  • Doom II (GBA)
  • ATV: Quad Power Racing (GBA)

Play To Perfection (Extensive strategy guide for Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, including a map of Vice City, location of the first 50 hidden packages, and overview on some of the extra missions)

Secret Access (Cheat codes and strategy guides):

  • Armored Core 3 (PS2)
  • Tekken 4 (PS2)
  • Blade II (PS2, XBOX)
  • Summoner 2 (PS2)
  • Superman: Shadow of Apokolips (PS2)
  • Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 (PS2)
  • Hitman 2 (PS2, XBOX)
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (PS2)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (XBOX)
  • Ty the Tasmanian Tiger (XBOX, GC)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (XBOX)
  • NBA Live 2003 (XBOX)
  • Animal Crossing (GC)
  • Sonic Mega Collection (GC)
  • Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee (GC)
  • Mario Party 4 (GC)
  • Kelly Slater’s Pro Surfer (PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • Robotech: Battlecry (PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • NASCAR Thunder 2003 (PS2, XBOX, GC)

Retro Reviews:

  • Whizz (SNES)
  • Rocket: Robot on Wheels (Nintendo 64">N64)
  • Nights Into Dreams (Saturn)
  • Little Ninja Brothers (NES)

Classic Strategy (Strategy guide for Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island that explains how to beat all of the bosses and how to get 100% in the extra stages)

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    Title: Game Informer Issue 116
    Month: December
    Year: 2002
    Publisher: Sunrise Publications
    Editor: Andy McNamara
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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