09:46 AM - February 26, 2005 by Steve_OS
Maxim Online has posted the following reviews:
- World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 International (PC, Xbox, PS2 - 4/5)
"Rivaling Madden's "football" franchise, Konami's Winning Eleven 8 International finally reaches aesthetic perfection for what those inflated Euros call the "beautiful game." Although it's dogged by Commodore 64–quality music and selective licensing agreements—Manchester United is simply Man Red—this new edition more than compensates with killer graphics, new tricks, and an improved dribbling system. (It's not just for your mouth anymore!) Winning Eleven also boasts the requisite staples of any soccer game: seven worldwide leagues, six cups, countless players, the option to manage, and excellent player and stadium likenesses."
- Gran Turismo 4 (PS2 - 5/5)
"Is your two-car garage not doing it for you anymore? Say hello to Sony’s virtual stable of over 700 cars spanning time and space, and say goodbye to other activities, like bathing. The PlayStation’s flagship racing game is back after a hiatus of nearly four years, and the wait was worth it: over 50 tracks spanning courses real and imagined await you and your collection of highly-tuned metal ponies. Now we can finally achieve our dream of racing Times Square in a turn-of-the-century steam engine, or zipping around the Grand Canyon in an NSX. Alas, there are a few negatives: you can’t plow off cliff edges, cars don’t take damage, and you can forget about online play."