This issue was released in May 2003 and cost £3.99. A DVD came attached to this issue.


Bill Kills - 2 pages (8-9)

Guns blaze as Xbox price slashed to £129, competition quakes as Gates' gladiators scream into battle: Bill's smile belies lethal rage.

G.T.A. For. Xbox! (10)
50,000 Go Live (10)
Splinter Cell 2 Sneaks in Shadows (11)
Halo 2 Shoots Up LA (11)
King's Ring Expands, Cash Registers Applaud - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (12)
LMA Manager Shouts for Victory (12)
Medal of Honor Team Poached For Call of Duty (14)
But WWII Classic Soldiers on - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (15)
Dino Crisis 3 Bares Teeth as Capcom Staggers (16)
Xbox Finally Made Green Machine (16)
SSX 3 Rips the Mountain Apart (18)
Colin McRae Rally 04 Dubious on Live (18)
American Present X - David Hodgson (18)
Headhunter: Redemption Touches Female Side - 1 page (19)

Explorer ExtraEdit

Half-Life 2 - 2 pages (20-21)

The Movies - 1 page (22)

Trinity: The Shatter Effect - ½ page (23)

Pitfall: The Lost Expedition - ½ page (23)


Inbox - 2 pages (26-27)

War on 3 Fronts - Gary Cutlack - 5 pages (28-32)

Global update time. How is the Xbox doing in the three key territories?

How You Can Help Xbox - 4 pages (70-73)

Do it Yourself - Gary Cutlack - 4 pages (94-97)

An Xbox, a modchip and a CD burner open up a whole new world of illegal Xbox tinkering.


Sonic Heroes - Gary Cutlack - 6 pages (34-39)

Counter-Strike - Gary Cutlack - 4 pages (40-43)

Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II - Richard Leadbetter - 6 pages (44-49)

True Crime: Streets of LA - Pat Garratt - 4 pages (50-53)

Mace Griffin: Bounty Hunter - Gary Cutlack - 2 pages (54-55)

BC - Tony Horgan - 4 pages (56-59)

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - Jay Filmer - 2 pages (60-61)

Deus Ex: Invisible War - Jay Filmer - 2 pages (62-63)

Vultures - Sebastian Eriksson - 2 pages (64-65)

IndyCar Series - Jay Filmer - 2 pages (66-67)

Starsky & Hutch - Jay Filmer - 2 pages (68-69)


Game Title Publisher Reviewer Pages Pg No(s) Rating
MotoGP: Ultimate Racing Technology 2 THQ Jay Filmer 4 76-79 9
Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick THQ Gary Cutlack 2 80-81 7
Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee Infogrames Jay Filmer 2 82-83 6
State of Emergency Rockstar Pat Garratt 2 84-85 6
X-Men 2: Wolverine's Revenge Activision Jay Filmer 2 86-87 6
Star Wars: The Clone Wars LucasArts Jay Filmer 4 88-91 7
Project Gotham Racing Microsoft Tony Horgan 0.33 92 8
Dead or Alive 3 Tecmo Jay Filmer 0.33 92 9
Rallisport Challenge Microsoft Carl Deuny 0.33 92 7
Amped Microsoft Carl Deuny 0.33 93 7
James Bond 007: Agent Under Fire Electronic Arts Jay Filmer 0.33 93 7
Spider-Man: The Movie Activision Jay Filmer 0.33 93 6

Other Details

Game Title Gr So Li Verdict
MotoGP: Ultimate Racing Technology 2 9 9 10

A highly entertaining racer that not only does motorbike racing the justice it deserves, but also makes excellent use of Xbox Live. Essential.

Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick 7 8 7 It's fun, it's a laugh, it's got Bruce in it and it looks all right. It's no ground-breaker, but has enough thrills to make it worth the bargain price.
Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee 6 5 6 Godzilla: DAMM is a lot of fun when playing against mates, but for solo gamers, the ride's over as soon as everything's unlocked.
State of Emergency 7 6 6 Pretty soon you'll forget who you're twatting and why, and it's at this point that it begins to get dull. Still until this, it's fun if morally dubious.
X-Men 2: Wolverine's Revenge 6 5 6 A decent game that will no doubt, appeal to those with a craving to grow claws. However, non-X-Men enthusiasts can do better elsewhere.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars 6 7 8 A fairly brainless and average mission-based shooting game that actually manages to rise from the gutter thanks to Xbox Live.
Project Gotham Racing The Xbox World team is split down the middle on this one. Half wanted to give it a controversial seven, the other half went for the traditional nine. So it got an eight.
Dead or Alive 3 Despite knocking on a bit now, this budget wonder is still up with the best of them in the crucial 'looks' and 'play' fields. If you haven't already got it, get it now. Go on. We'll check.
Rallisport Challenge Rallisport Challenge is enjoyable, simple, graphically competent fun that is worth every penny of its new price tag. Definitely worth considering for motorsport fans.
Amped A thoroughly decent snowboarding game. Compared to SSX Tricky, this is more of a simulation, making it the choice of purists and fans of real life snowboarding.
James Bond 007: Agent Under Fire If you like your action adventure games with the emphasis on action, Agent Under Fire certainly delivers the goods. Think of it as the opposite of Metal Gear Solid. Possibly.
Spider-Man: The Movie You won't get to swing around on the end of a web in any other game, so if that's what you want, come and get it. Camera quirks could prove too much of an irritation for others.


Yager - Player's Guide - 5 pages (99-103)

Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance - Player's Guide - 6 pages (104-109)


BloodRayne, Red Faction II, Panzer Dragoon Orta, The Sims, The House of the Dead III, State of Emergency, Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus, V-Rally 3, Rocky, Dead to Rights, Dead or Alive 3, Kung Fu Chaos (110-111)

The LoungeEdit

DVD Reviews - 4 pages (114-117)

Xbox World DVD - 2 pages (118-119)

Top Toys - 2 pages (120-121)

Buyer's Guide - 4 pages (122-125)

Words with ... David X. Cohen (Futurama Executive Producer) - 2 pages (126-127)


PSW Issue 42 (74)

PC Gaming Hardware World Issue 1 (98)

Other CreditsEdit

Managing Editor

Tony Horgan

Art Editor

Blue Buxton

Features Editor

Gary Cutlack


Mark Potts

Picture Editor

Paul Brandist

Chief Sub-Editor

Ken Campbell

Sub Editors

Simon Singleton, Marianne Smedley


Natasha Aitken, Jon Brown, Cyberbabe 1985, Sebastian Eriksson, Griff, Warren Harrod, David Hodgson, Jane Howdle, Ash Parsons

Staff Writer

Jay Filmer


Richard Leadbetter

Issue IndexEdit

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