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Official U.S. Playstation Magazine Issue 25

ISSUE: 25Content

Departments:

  • Editorial (Kraig Kujawa's got too damn many good games to review this month)
  • Letters (We get 'em, we answer 'em)
  • News (What's going on in the world of PlayStation this month?)
  • Review Recap (Miss an issue? Don't miss our opinions!)
  • g.e.a.r. (Redecorate the house with some gamer-themed furniture, and take PaRappa on the go with a new line of PaRappa the Rapper toys)
  • Demo Disc (Metal Gear SolidWipeOut 3Pac-Man WorldToy Story 2, and Jet Moto 3 are just some of the goodies stuffed into this month's CD)
  • Next Month (What awaits anxious readers in 30 days)

Features:

  • The Write Stuff (Tom Clancy and Red Storm team up to redefine storytelling in the video game world)
  • Spyro 2.0 (Come explore the second game in Spyro's expanding world)
  • Crash Team Racing (Mario who? Cart racing goes disc-based in Naughty Dog's forthcoming title)
  • NFL Showdown (It's Madden NFL 2000 in a dead-heat scrimmage against NFL GameDay 2000)
  • HUGE FFVIII Strategy! (Twenty full pages of strategy, tips, and tactics galore for this monstrous RPG)

Previews:

  • CTR: Crash Team Racing
  • Final Fantasy Anthology
  • South Park
  • Toy Story 2
  • Grandia
  • Fighting Force 2
  • Monster Rancher 2
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six
  • Test Drive Off-Road
  • Silhouette Mirage
  • Tail Concerto
  • Space Invaders
  • Cyber Tiger
  • Cool Boarders 4
  • Twisted Metal 4
  • Formula One 99
  • NBA Live 2000
  • FIFA 2000
  • Smurfs
  • Star Trek (released as Star Trek: Invasion)
  • MTV Sports: Snowboarding
  • Worms: Armageddon
  • Missile Command
  • Intellivision Classics
  • Q*Bert
  • Gallop Racer
  • Time Loop (released as Ballistic)
  • Pong
  • Shadow Tower
  • Broken Sword 2

International Previews:

  • Guitar Freaks
  • Dragon Quest VII
  • Breath of Fire IV
  • Valkyrie Profile

Reviews:

  • Final Fantasy VIII (5/5)
  • Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver (4.5/5)
  • Pac-Man World (4.5/5)
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (3/5)
  • Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions (4/5)
  • Dino Crisis (4/5)
  • RC Stunt Coptor (4/5)
  • G-Police 2 (4/5)
  • Madden NFL 2000 (5/5)
  • NFL GameDay 2000 (4/5)
  • NCAA Football 2000 (4/5)
  • NCAA GameBreaker 2000 (3/5)
  • You Don't Know Jack! (4.5/5)
  • Trick'n Snowboarder (1.5/5)
  • Championship Motocross (3.5/5)
  • Evil Zone (3/5)
  • Hot Wheels Turbo Racing (2.5/5)

Tricks of the Trade:

  • Chocobo Racing
  • NFL Xtreme 2
  • NCAA Football 2000
  • Warzone 2100
  • Street Sk8ter

Ads (in order of appearance):

  • Tiny Tank
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
  • Soul of the Samurai
  • NFL GameDay 2000
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Fighting Force 2
  • Army Men: Air Attack
  • WCW Mayhem
  • Final Fantasy VIII
  • Marc Ecko shoes ad
  • Quake II
  • Macross VF-X 2
  • NHL Championship 2000
  • Grand Theft Auto 2
  • Jet Moto 3
  • MTV Sports: Snowboarding
  • You Don't Know Jack
  • NHL 2000
  • WipeOut 3
  • Shadow Man
  • Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
  • BMG Music Service
  • Duke Nukem: Music to Score By soundtrack
  • Thrasher: Skate and Destroy
  • Gallop Racer
  • McVan's Video Games
  • Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions
  • Star Ocean: The Second Story
  • Fear Factor (released as Fear Effect)
  • Ready 2 Rumble Boxing
  • Championship Motocross featuring Ricky Carmichael
  • Re-Volt
  • Crusaders of Might and Magic
  • Bass Landing
  • EB Games Final Fantasy VIII + Strategy Guide offer / Gran Turismo 2 + free PS Underground disc offer
  • EBWorld.com ad
  • Test Drive 6
  • Bass Rise
  • Silhouette Mirage
  • Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete
  • Xena Warrior Princess
  • Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
  • South Park
  • Demolition Racer
  • NASCAR 2000
  • NHL FaceOff 2000
  • Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation
  • G-Police: Weapons of Justice
  • Suikoden II
  • Official PlayStation-brand accessories
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six
  • Intensor gaming chair
  • RC Stunt Coptor
  • Vegas Games 2000
  • Dino Crisis
  • Dune 2000
  • Chocobo Racing
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly ad
  • ZDNet.com ad
  • Um Jammer Lammy
  • MIXX-Zine comic magazine
  • Gexpress.com ad
  • 1-900-PRE-VIEW hotline ad
  • Expert Gamer magazine ad
  • NFL Blitz 2000
  • Eidos Games - Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver / Fighting Force 2 / Fear Factor (released as Fear Effect) / Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation

Interesting Stuff:

  • At almost 175 pages, this is the largest issue of OPM yet.
  • Reader Anthony Ellis is utterly shocked that a magazine devoted to all things PlayStation would declare the Dreamcast a "doomed" console before it even had a chance. Yeah...how'd that work out for Sega again, Anthony...?
  • I laughed a lot harder than I should have at the "Classic Games" sidebar on page 29, where OPM suggests what different video games based on classic literature such as "The Old Man and the Sea" and "Lord of the Flies" might look like. :D
  • The screenshots and captions don't match in the South Park preview on page 50.
  • Another round of applause for the "License to Kill" sidebar on page 51, which points out the absurdity and idiocy behind licensed material like The A-Team and Chase the Chuckwagon on the Atari 2600, and the unlicensed Bible Adventures on the NES.
  • Reviewer and Associate Editor Mark MacDonald has a few great ideas for improving games on page 100.
  • Gosh, I wonder if Final Fantasy VIII will earn a perfect score from reviewers? Gee whiz, it did? Who would have thought...


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    Title: Official U.S. Playstation Magazine Issue 25
    Month: October
    Year: 1999
    Publisher: Ziff Davis Media
    Editor: Kraig Kujawa
    Pages: 174
    Price: $7.99 US / $9.99 Canada
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 1

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