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This issue is dated October 2000 and priced at £2.99. A free Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty video was included with the magazine.

NewsEdit

Global - 3½ pages (10-13)

  • PS2 UK Launch Final: Europe loses out to the US, but Sony promises a pre-Christmas UK launch date - (10)
  • LA Raider: Lara Croft? "Everyone wants to be her, or be her girlfriend", says director Simon West - (11)
  • How to get your hands on a PS2 - (11)
  • Rumours - (11)
  • PS2 TV? - (12)
  • 12 PS2s in a Box!: Lee Marvin made a right mess on his own, but with the other Dirty eleven... all hell broke loose - (12)
  • Final Fantasy 9 in Action - First - (12)
  • Peripheral Vision: Hide the G-Con, dust off the exercise bike and lose that arcade arse - (13)

Coming SoonEdit

Your Most Wanted - (26)

Fantavision, Dead or Alive 2 - 1 page (27)

Surfing H3O, Street Fighter Ex3, The Jungle Book: Rhythm N'Groove  - 1 page (28)

Incoming (Release List) - 1 page (29)

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty - 6 pages (30-35)

Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee - 2 pages (36-37)

The Getaway - 1 page (38)

Unreal Tournament - 1 page (39)

GT2000 - 3 pages (40-42)

Timesplitters - 4 pages (44-47)

Includes interview with Dave Doak

WipEout Fusion - 1 page (48)

SSX - 1 page (49)

Zone of the Enders - 2 pages (50-51)

Dark Cloud - 2 pages (52-53)

Overload! -  6 pages (54-59)

FeaturesEdit

Editorial/Contents - 3 pages (3-5)

Defining Moment #01 - Tekken Tag Tournament Intro - Sean Atkins - 2 pages (6-7)

What do the intro to Tekken Tag and the PlayStation 2 machine itself have in common? They both scream state-of-the-art, understated, cool and irresistable. Definin' moment of the month or of the gaming age?

Letters - 2 pages (8-9)

Interview: Masahiro Kimoto: The Director of Tekken Tag Tournament - Marcus Hawkins - 2 pages (24-25)

"The Emotion Engine in PlayStation 2 has made us realise exactly what Tekken lacks"

What is PS2? - Daniel Griffiths - 12 pages (60-71)

On November 24th your world will change forever. Saying PlayStation 2 is 'eagerly anticipated' is like saying Jennifer Lopez 'scrubs up well'. Once you own a PS2 there's a fair chance you may never experience daylight again. But what's it all about, what makes PS2 as essential as sunblock in the Sahara? Turn the page to find out. Things may never be the same again...

DVD Reviews - 2 pages (102-103)

46 Videogame Cliches - Daniel Griffiths - 1 page (107)

Originality? Save it for art installations. If you're going to get out there and create great games, you need to rely on tried and tested techniques...

Dr Zeuss and Cornetto's Technology Laboratory: Anti-Aliasing? What the Hell? - Robin Alway - 1 page (123)

First in a sereis of complicated PS2 technical stuff explained for you by brainy apes from the yeat 3978!

PSone - Smart & Sexy, But Why? - Sean Atkins - 2 pages (124-125)

What is PSone? Why in the wide, wide world of sports would Sony re-release the antique that is PlayStation within months of PS2? Just what is going on?

Interview: Lorne Lanning: The Creative Director of Oddworld Inhabitants - Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee - Marcus Hawkins - 3 pages (126-128)

"I see Oddworld as a universe that's so rich, I could easily stay focused on it for the rest of my career"

Last Laugh: That Petrol Emotion - Danny Wallace - 1 page (130)

Everybody needs somebody. Even Tekken's stubbly Paul Phoenix

ReviewsEdit

PS2Edit

Game Title Publisher Reviewer Pages Pg No's Score (%)
Tekken Tag Tournament Namco Marcus Hawkins 8 16-23 87
Ridge Racer V Namco Joel Snape 6 74-79 74
Fantavision Sony Tim Weaver 2 80-81 85
Dead or Alive 2 Tecmo Joel Snape 4 82-85 81
Golf Paradise T & E Soft Duncan Baizley 1 86 73
Sky Surfer Idea Factory Frank O'Connor 1 87 28
Driving Emotion Type-S Squaresoft Robin Alway 2 88-89 57
FIFA Soccer World Championship EA Sports Jamie Sefton 4 90-93 78
Primal Image Atlus Daniel Griffiths 1 94 6
All Star Pro-Wrestling Squaresoft Joel Snape 1 95 19
Street Fighter EX3 Capcom Joel Snape 3 96-98 75
Stepping Selection Jaleco Duncan Baizley 1 99 59
DrumMania Konami Uncredited 1 100 68
Rock'n Megastage Jaleco Uncredited 0.3 101 24
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 7 Konami Uncredited 0.3 101 50
Story of O Enix Uncredited neg. 101 7
Doukyo Billiard Master 2 Omsik Uncredited neg. 101 45
IQ Remix Plus Sony Uncredited neg. 101 27
Kakinoki Shogi Yuki Enterprises Uncredited neg. 101 9
Morita Shogi Ascii Uncredited neg. 101 10

Comments

Tekken Tag Tournament - 87%

The best Tekken yet, but even with the looks, characters and snappy tag team thrills - this is still Tekken 3 underneath.

Ridge Racer 5 - 74%

Stacks of fun, but hardly innovative. Definite room for improvement, especially where you really need it - in two-player mode.

Fantavision - 85%

Fantavision lacks variation, but it's a fabulous puzzle game - innovative and fun enough to stand up to the likes of Tetris.

Dead or Alive 2 - 81%

Inventive tag action and interactive scenery lift this well above the crowd - but if you're playing on your own, you won't be playing for long.

Golf Paradise - 73%

A troubled development has limited a good-looking and enjoyable game. EA's sporting experience should buff it up nicely.

Sky Surfer - 28%

Like a bonus level from some unrealized, but infinitely more ambitious game. In fact, it would probably make a poor bonus level.

Driving Emotion Type-S - 57%

An audacious attempt to make the most realistic racer ever. But the handlings never convincing or, more importantly, any fun.

FIFA Soccer World Championship - 78%

A beautifully designed game that has yet to have the maddening niggles of the FIFA series kicked out of it.

Primal Image - 6%

Funny, amazing, funny, annoying, boring, funny and upsetting - in that order. By all means look but do not touch.

All Star Pro-Wrestling - 19%

As your Mum would say - have nothing to do with it. We demand a solid, sharp wrestling game that makes real use of the PS2 power - and NOW, dammit!

Street Fighter Ex3 - 75%

All the finely honed gameplay you'd expect, but nothing exciting about the presentation. Possibly a symptom of rushed launch fever.

Stepping Selection - 59%

Initially fun, but gameplay is very weak. You tend to look like you're dealing with a nasty ant infestation, rather than actually dancing.

Drummania - 68%

Eccentric gameplay and a nice hands-on feel make this a lot of fun. However, the song's long-term effects remain a worrying mystery.

Rock'n Megastage - 24%

The band idea's top, but every opportunity's been missed. A lame button-basher that has none of Parappa's humour and appeal.

Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 7 - 50%

A highly stylised game, that actually becomes quite involving. The menus are a minefield, though, and the rules baffling.

PS1Edit

Game Title Publisher Reviewer Pages Pg No's Score (%)
Spider-Man Activision Andy Dyer 1 104 80
Alien Resurrection Fox Interactive Andy Dyer 0.5 105 84
Team Buddies Sony Uncredited neg. 105 82
Sydney 2000 Eidos Uncredited neg. 105 79
Terracon Sony Uncredited neg. 105 65
The Flintstones: Bedrock Bowling Ubisoft Uncredited neg. 105 10
RC de GO! Acclaim Uncredited neg. 105 64

Comments

Spider-Man - 80%

Ignore the longevity issues - the gaping chasm between super-heroes and quality videogaming has finally been bridged.

Alien Resurrection - 84%

Like Spider-Man over there, this has its flaws, but consign them to the back of your mind - this is a scream-inducing delight.

TipsEdit

Pro Tips - 10 pages (108-117)

Turning Japanese - (110)

Ginsu Shrew: Metal Gear Solid name generator - (111)

Q&A - (111)

Urban Legend: Tekken Tag Tournament - (111)

PSM2 Challenge - (111)

AdvertsEdit

T3 Issue 50 - 1 page (43)

Other CreditsEdit

Senior Editor

Sean Atkins

Art Editor

Christian Day

Designer

Efrain Hernandez

Production Editor

Duncan Baizley

Staff Writers

Joel Snape, Daniel Dawkins

Contributors

Daniel Griffiths, Robin Alway, Tim Weaver, Daniel Wallace, Jamie Sefton, Andy Dyer, Andrew Collins, Frank O'Connor, Dan Jolin

Issue IndexEdit

PSM Index
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PSM3 Issue 129
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2011 PSM3 Issue 135
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PSM3 Issue 136
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PSM3 Issue 137
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PSM3 Issue 138
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PSM3 Issue 139
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PSM3 Issue 140
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PSM3 Issue 141
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PSM3 Issue 142
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PSM3 Issue 143
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PSM3 Issue 144
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PSM3 Issue 145
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PSM3 Issue 146
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PSM3 Issue 147
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2012 PSM3 Issue 148
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PSM3 Issue 149
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PSM3 Issue 150
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PSM3 Issue 160
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2013 PSM3 Issue 161
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