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Game Informer Issue 135

ISSUE: 135Content


  • Letter From the Editor: E3: The Greatest Spectacle On Earth (Or Is It?)(Andy McNamara discusses the good and the bad of E3)
  • Dear GI (Reader Letters, Responses and Artwork)
  • Unreal Engine 3 Makes Its Mark (Epic gives first screenshots of the next iteration of the Unreal Engine)
  • Sega Sees Future (Sega unveils new Phantasy Star game)
  • XBOX Gets First MMORPG? (Microsoft gives info on Vanguard, being developed by Sigil Games)
  • None More Black (Criterion announces it is working on new FPS game named Black)
  • Final Fantasy Concert Dazzles the Faithful in LA (LA Philharmonic performs themes from Final Fantasy)
  • E3 2004 (GI’s overview on the news and announcements coming out from this years’ E3, including interviews with Sony’s Kaz Hirai and Nintendo’s Beth Llewelyn)
  • Phantom Finally Unveiled At E3 (Infinium Lab’s mysterious console finally appears at E3)
  • “Notable Quotable” (A collection of quotes taken from E3)
  • Interview: Cliff Bleszinksi (Interview with one of the lead designers at Epic Games)
  • Classic GI (A look at some of the major moments in horror games)

Top 10 Best Games of E3: (GI’s picks for the top ten games shown off at E3)

  • Halo 2 (XBOX)
  • The Legend of Zelda (GC)
  • Final Fantasy XII (PS2)
  • Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (GC)
  • Jade Empire (XBOX)
  • Splinter Cell 3 (PC)
  • Resident Evil 4 (GC)
  • Gran Turismo 4 (PS2)
  • World of Warcraft (PC)
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2)

Cover Story: Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (Having found immense success with their FPS re-imagining of the Metroid series, Retro Studios continues with the sequel)


  • The Legend of Zelda (GC)
  • Devil May Cry 3 (PS2)
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (XBOX, PC)
  • Halo 2 (XBOX)
  • God of War (PS2)
  • Splinter Cell 3 (PC)
  • Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat (GC)
  • Gran Turismo 4 (PS2)
  • Jade Empire (XBOX)
  • Resident Evil 4 (GC)
  • Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition (PS2, XBOX)
  • Fable (XBOX)
  • Final Fantasy XII (PS2)
  • Goldeneye: Rogue Agent (PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • ATV Offroad Fury 3 (PS2)
  • Forza Motorsport (XBOX)
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (GBA)
  • Advance Wars: Under Fire (GC)
  • Snowblind (PS2, XBOX)
  • Kingdom Hearts II (PS2)
  • Call of Duty: Finest Hour (PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age (PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • City of Villains (PC)
  • Battlefield 2 (PC)
  • Geist (GC)
  • Altered Beast (PS2)
  • Mercenaries (PS2, XBOX)
  • Tekken 5 (PS2)
  • The Witcher (PC)
  • Dead or Alive Ultimate (XBOX)
  • Second Sight (PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • Dungeon Siege II (PC)
  • Mario Pinball (GBA)

Multiplatform Reviews:

  • Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy (PS2, XBOX)
  • Mega Man Anniversary Collection (PS2, GC)
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • NCAA Football 2005 (PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • Thief: Deadly Shadows (XBOX, PC)
  • Van Helsing (PS2, XBOX)
  • MLB Slugfest Loaded (PS2, XBOX)

PlayStation 2 Reviews:

  • Galactic Wrestling Featuring Ultimate Muscle
  • Smash Court Pro Tournament 2
  • UFC Sudden Impact
  • Way of the Samurai 2
  • Bujingai: The Forsaken City

Gamecube Review:

  • Tales of Symphonia

XBOX Reviews:

  • The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from butcher Bay
  • Metal Slug 3
  • Full Spectrum Warrior

PC Reviews:

  • City of Heroes
  • Perimeter
  • Rise of Nations: Thrones & Patriots
  • Lineage II: The Chaotic Chronicle

Game Boy Advance Reviews:

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Sonic Advance 3

Quickie Reviews (Short, one paragraph reviews):

  • UEFA Euro 2004 Portugal (PS2, XBOX)
  • Strike Force Bowling (PS2, XBOX)
  • Shrek 2 (PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004 (N-Gage)
  • The Sims: Bustin’ Out (N-Gage)
  • Ashen (N-Gage)

Secret Access (Cheat codes and strategy guides):

  • Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy (PS2, XBOX)
  • Simpsons: Hit & Run (PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • Soul Calibur II (PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • Corvette (PS2)
  • Hitman: Contracts (PS2, XBOX)
  • Legacy of Kain: Defiance (PS2, XBOX)
  • Star Trek: Shattered Universe (PS2, XBOX)
  • Transformers (PS2)
  • F-Zero GX (GC)
  • Rise of Nations: Thrones & Patriots (PC)
  • Red Dead Revolver (PS2, XBOX)

Retro Reviews:

  • In The Hunt (PS)
  • Medieval (PS)
  • Earthworm Jim 2 (SNES)

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    Title: Game Informer Issue 135
    Month: July
    Year: 2004
    Publisher: Sunrise Publications
    Editor: Andy McNamara
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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