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Hardcore Gamer Issue 5

ISSUE: 5Content


  • Microsoft Xbox
  • Nintendo Gamecube
  • Sony Playstation 2
  • TurboGrafx-16 Super CD-ROM - TurboDuo
  • Nintendo Famicom
  • Sega Genesis
  • Microsoft Xbox 360
  • Sony Playstation 3 (news coverage)
  • Sony PSP
  • Nintendo DS
  • Nintendo Game Boy Advance
  • Nintendo Game Boy Advance Micro
  • PC
  • arcade


(The following is loosely based on this issue's table of contents, with any select article excerpts in quotes. (Notes) and bullet lists added for clarity.)

Biographical Data (staff bios)

News (three pages; news section; headlines:)

  • Evolution 2k5 (game tournament coverage)
  • Weapon of Choice (sidebar; Nubytech's Anniversary Edition joystick)
  • Sam & Max Hit The Road... Again (sidebar; Telltale Games' new Sam & Max game)
  • Quest For Antonia (contest coverage, winners)

Previews (one page each unless noted)

  • Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (PS2,XB,GC,360)
  • Suikoden Tactics (PS2)
  • Timeshift (360,PC)
  • City of Villains (PC)
  • Marc Ecko's Getting Up (PS2,XB,PC)
  • Trapt (PS2)
  • Xyanide (XB)
  • Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (PS2,XB,GC,PC)
  • Shrek Superslam (PS2,XB)
  • Training With America's Army: Rise of a Soldier (PS2,XB; two pages)



Retrocentric (four pages; two pages of Gametap coverage, two pages of retro compliation capsule overviews:)

  • Namco Musuem: 50th Anniversary (GC,PS2,PC,XB)
  • Capcom Classics Collection (PS2,XB)
  • Tecmo Classic Arcade (XB)
  • Namco Museum Battle Collection (PSP)
  • Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play (PSP)
  • Midway Arcade Treasures 3 (GC,PS2,XB)

The Dark Side of Retrogaming - Namco Star Wars (two pages; Namco's Star Wars (Famicom) overview)


Graveyard (two pages; retro coverage; Gate of Thunder (TGSCD))

Cover Story:

  • Jak X Combat Racing (PS2; four pages; review; includes sidebar interview with Naughty Dog Creative Director E. Daniel Arey)
  • Ratchet Deadlocked (PS2; four pages; review; includes interview with Insomniac Games Chief Creative Officer Brian Hastings; 'Going Mobile' sidebar)

Reviews (one page each unless noted)

  • Resident Evil 4 (PS2; two pages)
  • Indigo Prophecy (PS2,XB,PC; two pages)
  • Beggar Prince (Gen)
  • Burnout Revenge (PS2,XB)
  • WWE Day of Reckoning 2 (GC)
  • Romancing Saga (PS2)
  • Fable The Lost Chapters (PC)
  • Virtua Tennis (PSP)
  • X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocolypse (PS2,XB,GC,PC)
  • Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (DS)
  • Trauma Center: Under the Knife (DS)
  • We <3 Katamari (PS2)
  • Gripshift (PSP)
  • Codename Panzers Phase Two (PC)
  • Moto GP3 (XB)
  • Frantix (PSP)
  • Digital Devil Saga 2 (PS2)
  • Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2 (PS2)

Strategies (all strategies courtesy/excerpt Prima Games)

  • Ratchet Deadlocked (four pages)
  • Jak X Combat Racing (two pages)

Hardware Reviews (two pages)

  • Logitech Cordless Precision (PS2 wireless controller)
  • Intec Rechargeable Unlimited Wireless (XB wireless controller)
  • Nubytech Resident Evil 4 Chainsaw (PS2 novelty controller)
  • Nintendo Game Boy Micro (handheld system)
  • Ultimarc.com Mini-PAC and Arcade VGA (PC to arcade interfaces)


  • Jump Superstars (DS; import review; two pages)
  • Yoshinoya (PS2; import review; one page)
  • Twelve: Sengoku Fuushinden (PSP; import review; one page)

Cosplay (two pages; includes interview with cosplayer Adella)

Fan Art (one page)

Funnies (one page; comic strips)

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    Title: Hardcore Gamer Issue 5
    Month: November
    Year: 2005
    Publisher: DoubleJump Publishing
    Editor: Greg Off
    Pages: 94
    Price: $4.99 USA, $6.99 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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