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Martin Taylor

Designer

This is my public bio. There are many others like it, but this one is mine. My public bio is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my public bio is useless. Without my public bio, I am useless.

Medal of Honor: Rising Sun

Is EA taking the Rise?

Pikmin

Review - some Pikmin are on the pitch - they think it's all over! Squish. It is now!

Virtua Tennis (N-Gage)

Martin serves out with a look at the N-Gage version of a Sega classic.

Splinter Cell (N-Gage)

Martin assumes the role of a diminutive Sam Fisher. Nothing out of the ordinary.

Red Faction (N-Gage)

Made by stoned monkeys?

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Crushing License Blatant Cash-in, more like.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

If I could turn back time, I wouldn't jump into that spike trap.

Apocalyptica

When we told Martin to go to hell, he took it literally.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

The best N-Gage launch title?

Judge Dredd: Dredd Vs. Death

Martin IS the law. As for Judge Dredd...

Pokemon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire

Gotta flipper them all!

Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge

Martin takes a look at another Rare thing.

Worms 3D

Pink and angry, Martin checks out Team 17's latest.

Space Colony

We get bored of Martin and send him into space.

Commandos 3: Destination Berlin

Martin heads behind enemy lines to do battle with Pyro's World War II strategy beast.

Sim City 4: Rush Hour

Martin takes Sim City 4's first expansion for a test drive.

Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior

Should Kuju head back to the Games Workshop?

Chrome

Martin gets to grips with Techland's shiny new FPS.

Ghost Recon: Island Thunder

Martin goes online with a cheap, standalone upgrade to Ghost Recon.

Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of World War II

Martin goes to war. Secretly.

Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire

Martin moves up from hamsters.

Tron 2.0

When we get bored of Martin, we try to fit him inside the computer. Sadly, he won't fit through the floppy port. This will have to do.

Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Heartbreak

Martin goes on an adventure with some furry little friends.

Play It budget titles

Pinball, Road Trip Adventure, Seek And Destroy - are they worth 10 each?

Neighbours From Hell

Martin has neighbours from hell in real life, too. He wants to do bad, bad things to them.

Summer Heat Beach Volleyball

Martin indulges himself on the beach with some shiny ladies.

Chaser

The lemon you suck after playing Quake II.

Wing Commander Prophecy

Martin gets into a lot of fights. In space, this time.

PlanetSide

Martin bites several bullets in a massively-multiplayer battlefield.

Armored Core 3

This is the closest Martin's ever been to being big and heavy.

Ghost Master

And on Friday 13th as well! Funnily enough, we didn't plan that. Anyway, the game...

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Martin gets paid to play Vice City all week. Git.

Conflict: Desert Storm

Pivotal kicks up a GameCube storm.

Rygar: The Legendary Adventure

Martin doesn't get to go to E3, but he does get to go on a Legendary Adventure. Snigger.

Postal 2

Originally the deadline was a bit harsh, so Martin shot us. With his bare hands.

TOCA Race Driver

TOCA's back, and on the PC, and Martin reckons it's improved

Delta Force - Black Hawk Down

Martin heads into Mogadishu. We give him all the best assignments.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield

Martin wonders why ravens need shields

Steel Battalion

What happens when you cross a JCB with Optimus Prime?

Shenmue 2

Martin sinks back into a familiar role

Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance

Martin delves into Kojima's MGS-shaped toybox

IGI2: Covert Strike

Review - Martin gets his stealth on for Innerloop's second Project

Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome

Review - EA's quick sharp expansion for BF1942 arrives on our desks, and Martin promptly steals it

Sim City 4

Review - Maxis city builder gets an update, and it's a good one

Simpsons Skateboarding

Review - cowabunga! EA reels off another Simpsons-based marketing exercise

Marvel vs. Capcom 2

Review - 2D fighting on Boxing Day? It's A Wonderful Life

Summoner 2

Review - Volition refreshes its action RPG series and Martin dons the metallic brazier

James Bond 007: Nightfire

Review - Martin can't seem to Bond with this one...

Spyro 2: Season Of Flame

Review - Martin gets on with Digital Eclipse's portable dragon

RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

Review - life is a rollercoaster, and Martin gets to ride it

Blade II

Review - Martin pretends to be Wesley Snipes with varying degrees of success

Duke Nukem Advance

Review - hail to the King, baby

Battlefield 1942

Review - we send Martin to war

Conflict: Desert Storm

Review - Pivotal's long-awaited tactical shooter sneaks into view

Beach Life

Review - build a package holiday with Eidos

Sum Of All Fears

Review - Rainbow Six, only cheaper, shorter and without the feeling

Delta Force: Urban Warfare

Review - Sony's veteran console goes back into action one last time

Freedom Force

Review - Holy super hero action-strategy game, Batman

4x4 Evo 2

Review - Take 2's latest racer suffers an identity crisis

Spider-Man: The Movie

Review - digitised FMV and slick animation, but how does the game play?

Gitaroo Man

Review - an innovative and enjoyable rhythm-action game? Seriously?

Deus Ex: The Conspiracy

Review - console ports of PC games are not all good, and this isn't all good, but it's close

Die Hard : Nakatomi Plaza

Review - cinematic action game or cheap cash-in?

Burnout

Review - in the absence of top-draw racing titles, Cube owners get to make do with this

Mr. Moskeeto

Review - another quirky Japanese oddity from Eidos' Fresh Games label

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3

Review - the birdman returns, this time on GameBoy Advance

Parappa The Rapper 2

Review - forget musical chairs, Parappa is back

Sled Storm

Review - EA Sports BIG has returned, with a game that's a lot like SSX

Rogue Spear

Review - Mouse takes on his arch-enemy Tom Clancy in today's review

Ghost Recon : Desert Siege

Review - we take a covert look at the first official Ghost Recon add-on

Toki Tori

Review - an oddball Dutch platformer for the GBC which proves to be surprisingly good

Airblade

Review - futuristic competition for SSX, or lousy Renderware demonstration?

Rez

Review - Musical mouse turns his attention to Sega's bizarromatic melody-buster-em-up

Driven

Review - awful Stallone movie turned into decent GBA motor racing game

Rally Trophy

Review - rally driving goes retro in Bugbear's 70's racing game

Gothic

Review - a mixture of action, adventure and role-playing in a dark fantasy world

Wario Land 4

Review - Nintendo's latest crack at the platform genre arrives on the GameBoy Advance

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3

Review - the best skateboarding game to date?

Ghost Recon

Review - Martin is dropped behind enemy lines to investigate Tom Clancy's latest tactical shooter

Zoo Tycoon

Review - it's a case of monkey see, monkey do as Microsoft try to emulate Rollercoaster Tycoon's success with their new zoo simulator

NY Race

Review - Filth Element-inspired futuristic hover-taxi racer - but no cheeky redheads

Rogue Spear : Black Thorn

Review - is Red Storm's latest addition to the Rainbow Six franchise an add-on too far or another choice morsel?

Toon Car

Review - another attempt to clone Mario Kart on the PC falls at the first hurdle

Evil Twin

Review - Mouse investigates a twisted fantasy platform adventure game, which may or may not be set in a child's head

Weakest Link

Review - another quiz show comes to the PC, this time with Anne Robinson at the helm

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 2

Review - Tarrant's back, and this time he's asking the questions

Echelon

Review - Buka's sci-fi flight combat game comes under the spotlight

Rayman Advance

Review - perky platform pretender Rayman waddles onto the GameBoy Advance

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2

Review - skater kiddies rejoice, Mr. Hawk is back

KuruKuru Kururin

Review - absurdly addictive abstract puzzle game on GameBoy Advance

Sonic Adventure 2

Review - Sega hurl blue hedgehog at ailing Dreamcast once more

Typing of the Dead

Review - a great message for the younger generation - it's easier to kill with words than guns

Insane

Review - is Codemaster's multiplayer-focused motor racing game insane or simply brain dead?

Project IGI

Review - another top FPS title for the turn of the millenium

Metropolis Street Racer

Review - one of Sega's killer apps for this Christmas, nothing on the PS2 can even compete...

SWAT 3 : Elite Edition

Review - Sierra's tactical combat game goes online

Speedball 2100

Review - we take a look at the PlayStation sequel to the classic Amiga futuristic full-contact sports game

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Review - is that your final review? Are you absolutely sure? Final review?

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2

Review - one of the most addictive games of this year?

Action Bass

Review - fishing on the PlayStation? Sounds like a killer game concept. No really!

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