Last GameNOW scores ever! Get em' while they're hot!

Unfortunately, for tragic reasons unknown to myself, GameNOW magazine will not be printing anymore issues. But since this same magazine has been under many different names before (EGM 2, Expert Gamer), I wouldn’t be surprised if they rose from the ashes once more. But they did go out with a ton of reviews, presented to you now:

Yu Yu Hakusho: Spirit Detective (GBA)–C-
Dragon Ball Z: Taiketsu (GBA)–C-
<b>Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (GBA)–A (Game of the Month)</b>
Sword of Mana (GBA)–B-
The Sims: Bustin’ Out (GBA)–B
The Sims: Bustin’ Out (GCN)–A
Pokemon Channel (GCN)–B
Pac-Man Vs. (GCN)–A
Mario Party 5 (GCN)–B+
1080 Avalanche (GCN)–C-
Gotcha Force (GCN)–C
The Hobbit: The Prelude to Lord of the Rings (GCN)–B+
Crash Nitro Kart (PS2)–D+
The Fairly Odd Parents: Breakin’ Da Rules (PS2)–B
Tony Hawk’s Underground (PS2)–A
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (PS2)–A
Fatal Frame: Crimson Butterfly (PS2)–A
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 (PS2)–C+
WWE Smackdown: Here Comes the Pain (PS2)–B+
Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (PS2)–A
Legacy of Kain: Defiance (PS2)–B+
King of Fighters 2000/2001 (PS2)–B-
R: Racing Evolution (PS2)–C
Kya: Lost Lineage (PS2)–C+
Midway Arcade Treasures (PS2)–A-
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (PS2)–B
Spawn Armageddon (PS2)–D-
Whiplash (PS2)–C+
Tak and the Power of Juju (PS2)–B-
True Crime: Streets of L.A. (PS2)–B+
Monster Rancher 4 (PS2)–B+
Need For Speed: Underground (Xbox)–B+
Project Gotham Racing 2 (Xbox)–A
Secret Weapons Over Normandy (Xbox)–B+
NCAA March Madness 2004 (Xbox)–B+
NBA Inside Drive 2004 (Xbox)–B
ESPN College Hoops (Xbox)–C
NHL Rivals (Xbox)–D-
Grabbed by the Ghoulies (Xbox)–D-
Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix (Xbox)–B+
Crimson Skies (Xbox)–A
Battlestar Galactica (Xbox)–F
Armed & Dangerous (Xbox)–B
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (PC)–B
Call of Duty (PC)–A-
The Sims: Makin’ Magic (PC)–A
Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria (PC)–D+
Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring (PC)–B-


A shame. I liked it as Expert Gamer and the first issues of GameNOW weren’t all that bad. Then it got… a lil one-sided imo. I dunno. I might go pick it up for the hell of it.

Originally posted by Gizamaluke

Battlestar Galactica (Xbox)–F

I missed this before.

Originally posted by Gizamaluke
Crash Nitro Kart (PS2)–D+

Makes me happy that I got Mario Kart: Double Dash. This suprises me though because the first Crash Kart was pretty good.

I wonder why Sword of Mana got a B-… Oh well.

Originally posted by Sinistral
I wonder why Sword of Mana got a B-… Oh well.

Probably because it was horribly easy