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Game Informer Issue 117

ISSUE: 117Content


  • Letter From the Editor: It Was A Very Good Year… (Andy McNamara looks back at the year 2002)
  • Dear GI (Reader Letters, Responses and Artwork)
  • Capcom Reveals Resident Evil 4 And More (Capcom announces four games for GC: Resident Evil 4, Killer 7, P.N. 03 and Dead Phoenix)
  • Square And Enix Merge (Japans top rpg companies come together to form Square Enix, Inc.)
  • Sea Dogs II Boards XBOX/PC (Bethesda announces game for XBOX and PC platforms)
  • THQ Wields Warhammer 40,000 (THQ set to release first Warhammer 40,000 game)
  • Nintendo Commits To Hardware (Nintendo cements its commitment to the Gamecube and Game Boy Advance at the GKM PlayTime conference)
  • Play GBA Titles On The TV! (Nintendo announces add-on to the Gamecube that will play GBA cartridges)
  • Final Fantasy Tactics Overload For GBA (Square announces Tactics to have over 300 in-game missions)
  • Two New Zeldas For Gamecube (Ocarina and Ura Zelda to be offered as pre-order bonus for Gamecube Zelda)
  • Classic GI (Interview with Keith Robinson, who currently works to keep the games of Intellivision alive)

Cover Story: Fable (XBOX)(First announced back in 2001 as Project Ego by Lionhead’s Peter Molyneux, the studios finally unveils new footage of the game, now under the title Fable, where players are given the chance to craft their own hero, be it a noble and heroic one or an evil and selfish one)

Games Of 2002: (GI’s picks for the top 10 games to come out in 2002)

  • Metroid Prime (GC)
  • Kingdom Hearts (PS2)
  • SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs (PS2)
  • Star Wars: Jedi Outcast (PC, XBOX, GC)
  • Super Mario Sunshine (GC)
  • Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance (PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • Medal of Honor: Allied Assault (PC)
  • Final Fantasy X (PS2)
  • Metroid Fusion (GBA)
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PS2)


  • Psychonauts (XBOX)
  • War of the Monsters (PS2)
  • Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb (PS2, XBOX, PC)
  • Tenchu 3: Wrath of Heaven (PS2)
  • Resident Evil Online (PS2)
  • Sudeki (XBOX)
  • Gladius (PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • Everblue 2 (PS2)
  • Alter Echo (PS2, XBOX)
  • Top Spin (XBOX)
  • Kameo: Elements of Power (XBOX)
  • RTX Red Rock (PS2, GC)
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (XBOX, PC)
  • Highland Warriors (PC)
  • Wario World (GC)

PlayStation 2 Reviews:

  • Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance
  • Star Wars: Bounty Hunter
  • Dynasty Warriors 3: Xtreme Legends
  • James Bond 007: Nightfire
  • Haven: Call of the King
  • Dead to Rights
  • ATV Offroad Fury 2
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Treasure Planet
  • James Cameron’s Dark Angel

Gamecube Reviews:

  • Metroid Prime
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • Die Hard: Vandetta
  • Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance
  • Star Wars: Jedi Outcast
  • Phantasy Star Online Versions I & II
  • Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly
  • James Bond 007: Nightfire

XBOX Reviews:

  • Splinter Cell
  • Panzer Dragoon Orta
  • James Bond 007: Nightfire
  • Superman: The Man of Steel
  • Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance
  • Unreal Championship
  • Shenmue II
  • Phantom Crash
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance
  • Dragon’s Lair 3D
  • Capcom vs SNK 2 EO
  • Kakuto Chojin

PC Reviews:

  • Age of Mythology
  • Medal of Honor: Spearhead
  • EverQuest: The Planes of Power
  • Star Trek: Starfleet Command III
  • MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries

Game Boy Advance Reviews:

  • Metroid Fusion
  • Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced
  • Masters of the Universe: He-Man – Power of Grayskull
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past
  • Kirby: Nightmare In Dreamland

Quickie Reviews (Short, one paragraph reviews):

  • NCAA Final Four (PS2)
  • Drome Racers (PS2)
  • NCAA March Madness 2003 (PS2)
  • NCAA College Basketball 2K3 (PS2)
  • Sub Rebellion (PS2)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Budokai (PS2)
  • V-Rally 3 (PS2)
  • Shrek: Extra Large (GC)
  • Blood Omen 2 (GC)
  • Swingerz Golf (GC)
  • Dead to Rights (GC)
  • FIFA 2003 (GC)
  • X-Men: Next Dimension (GC)
  • Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions (GC)
  • Total Immersion Racing (XBOX)
  • Fatal Frame (XBOX)
  • Rally Fusion: Race of Champions (XBOX)
  • Transworld Snowboarding (XBOX)
  • Shrek: Super Party (XBOX)
  • Seablade (XBOX)
  • Deathrow (XBOX)
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 (GBA)
  • Wacky Stacker (GBA)
  • Rocky (GBA)
  • Tomb Raider: The Prophecy (GBA)
  • Robotech: The Macross Saga (GBA)
  • Monster Rancher Advance 2 (GBA)
  • Virtua Tennis (GBA)

Play To Perfection: (Mission-by-mission strategy guide for Splinter Cell and an extensive listing of all the secrets and Fatalities in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance)

Secret Access (Cheat codes and strategy guides):

  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 (PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • NBA 2K3 (PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • Robotech: Battlecry (PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003 (PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • BloodRayne (PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • James Bond 007: Nightfire (PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • Rocky (XBOX, GC)
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PS2)
  • X-Men: Next Dimension (PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • ATV Offroad Fury 2 (PS2)
  • Star Wars: Bounty Hunter (PS2)
  • Red Faction II (PS2)
  • Dead to Rights (PS2)
  • Contra: Shattered Soldier (PS2)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (PS2)
  • Ratchet & Clank (PS2)
  • Whacked! (XBOX)
  • NBA Inside Drive 2003 (XBOX)
  • Superman: The Man of Steel (XBOX)
  • Dynasty Warriors 3 (XBOX)
  • Serious Sam (XBOX)
  • Medal of Honor: Frontline (XBOX, GC)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (GC)

Retro Reviews:

  • Pinball (NES)
  • Urban Champion (NES)
  • Ice Climber (NES)
  • Mario Bros. (NES)

Classic Strategy (Strategy guide for classic NES game Rygar)

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    Title: Game Informer Issue 117
    Month: January
    Year: 2003
    Publisher: Sunrise Publications
    Editor: Andy McNamara
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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