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Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue History:

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Holiday Buyer's Guide
Playstation 2: Dr. Muto, Contra: Shattered Soldier, Disney's Treasure Planet, Haven: Call of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Jet X20, NHL 2K3, The Simpsons Skateboarding, NCAA March Madness 2003, Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, Rygar: The Legendary Adventure, WWE Smackdown! Shut Your Mouth, X-Men: Next Dimension
GameCube: Metroid Prime, Mario Party 4, Resident Evil Zero
Xbox: Dragon's Lair 3D, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, Colin McRae Rally 3, James bond 007: NightFire, MechAssault, Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance, Steel Battalion, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, Unreal Championship, NBA Inside Drive 2003
Game Boy Advance: Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords, Metroid Fusion
includes a CD
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The Sims
Playstation 2: ATV Offroad Fury 2, Dead to Rights, Dynasty Warriors 3 Xtreme Legends, Pro Race Driver, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai, .hack Part 1: Infection, Minority Report: Everybody Runs, Star Wars: Bounty Hunter, The Sims, War of the Monsters
GameCube: Swingerz Golf, Hunter: The Reckoning, Blood Omen 2, Evolution Worlds, Legends of Wrestling 2, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Skies of Arcadia Legends
Xbox: Battle Engine Aquilla, Dark Angel, Fatal Frame, BMX XXX, Capcom vs. SNK 2 EO, Crimson Sea, Kakuto Chojin: Back Alley Brutal, Superman: The Man of Steel, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, SeaBlade, Panzer Dragoon Orta, Shrek Super Party
Game Boy Advance: Altered Beast: Guardian of the Realms, Phantasy Star Collection, Super Monkey Ball Jr., Tomb Raider: The Prophecy
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Driver 3
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The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
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Enter The Matrix (2 covers)
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Rogue Squadron 3: Rebel Strike
Playstation 2: Midnight Club II, Choplifter: Crisis Shield, Magic Pengel: The Quest for Color, .hack Part 2: Mutation, Auto Modellista
Gamecube: Batman: Dark Tomorrow, Lost Kingdoms II, Mega Man: Network Transmission, Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut, Burnout 2: Point of Impact, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, Conflict: Desert Storm
Xbox: Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Motor Trend Presents: Lotus Challenge, Inside Pitch 2003
Game Boy Advance: Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, Mega Man Battle Network 3, WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$
Playstation: Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22
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Castlevania Rises On PS2
Playstation 2: Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits, Unlimited Saga, Wakeboarding Unleashed, Chaos Legion, Resident Evil: Dead Aim, X2: Wolverine's Revenge, Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick
Xbox: Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Tides of War, MotoGP 2, Robocop, Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II, Burnout 2: Point of Impact, Bloody Roar Extreme
Gamecube: Wario World, Ultimate Muscle: Legends vs. New Generation, Tube Slider
Game Boy Advance: Sonic Pinball Party, Donkey Kong Country, Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising, Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku 2
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Sonic Heroes
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Soul Calibur II (3 covers)
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Final Fantasy Everything (2 covers)
Limited Edition Cover by Yoshitaka Amano
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (5 covers)
Multiplatform: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Kill Switch, Star Trek: Shattered Universe, Gladius, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, SSX 3, NBA Jam, I-Ninja, SWAT: Global Strike Team, Backyard Wrestling: Don't Try This at Home, Rogue Ops, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, XIII, ESPN NBA Basketball, NBA Live 2004, Metal Arms: Glitch in the System, Beyond Good & Evil, Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup, Conflict: Deser Storm II Back to Baghdad, FIFA Soccer 2004, Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy
PlayStation 2: SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs, Space Channel 5: Special Edition, Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior, Castlevania: Lament of Innocence, Karaoke Revolution, RPG Maker 2, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, Bloody Roar 4
Xbox: Amped 2, WWE Raw 2: Ruthless Aggression, Links 2004, Voodoo Vince, Sega GT Online, Top Spin
GameCube: Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike
Game Boy Advance: Fire Emblem, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (gba)
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The Ultimate Reviews Issue
Multiplatform: True Crime: Streets of L.A., Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance, Secret Weapons Over Normandy, Crash Nitro Kart, Spawn: Armageddon, Tony Hawk's Underground, ESPN College Hoops, NCAA March Madness 2004, Need for Speed: Underground, Battlestar Galactica, Goblin Commander: Unleash the Horde, Medal of Honor: Rising Sun, The Hobbit, R: Racing Evolution, Midway Arcade Treasure, Whiplash, Legacy of Kain: Defiance, The Sims Bustin' Out
PlayStation 2: King of Fighters 2000 & 2001, Final Fantasy X-2, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2, Kya: Dark Lineage, WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain, Monster Rancher 4
Xbox: Magic: The Gathering Battlegrounds, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3, Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge, Drake, Project Gotham Racing 2, Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix, NBA Inside Drive 2004, Armed and Dangerous, Grabbed by the Ghoulies, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, NHL Rivals 2004
GameCube: 1080° Avalanche, Mario Party 5, Go! Go! Hypergrind, Gotcha Force, Pac-Man Vs.
Game Boy Advance: Dragon Ball Z: Taiketsu, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Shining Soul II, The Sims Bustin' Out
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Top 15 Games of the Millennium
Multiplatform: Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne, SpyHunter 2, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Sonic Heroes, Mission Impossible Operation Surma, Monster 4X4: Masters of Metal, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II
PlayStation 2: Maximo vs. Army of Zin, American Idol, Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly, Manhunt, EverQuest Online Adventure Frontiers, Lowrider, .hack Part 4: Quarantine
Xbox: Carve, Deus Ex: Invisible War, Counter-Strike
GameCube: Pokémon Channel
Game Boy Advance: Sword of Mana, Yu Yu Hakusho: Spirit Detective, Max Payne
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Splinter Cell: PT
Multiplatform: NFL Street, Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel, Wrath: Unleashed
PlayStation 2: Airforce Delta Strike, Champions of Norrath: Realms of EverQuest, Lupin the Third: Treasure of the Sorcerer King, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm, Winning Eleven 7, R-Type Final, Rise of Honor
Xbox: Silent Scope Complete
GameCube: Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles
Game Boy Advance: Metroid Zero Mission, Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge, Sonic Battle
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The Getaway 2
Multiplatform: James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, Mafia, Worms 3D, MVP Baseball 2004, MX Unleashed
PlayStation 2: Lifeline, Onimusha Blade Warriors, Drakengard, Firefighter F.D. 18, Nightshade, Cy Girls
Xbox: Colin McRae Rally 04
GameCube: Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes, Phantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution, Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life, Pokémon Colosseum
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Metal Gear Solid 3
Multiplatform: The Suffering, EA Sports Fight Night 2004, MTX: Mototrax, Pitfall: The Lost Expedition, Samurai Jack: The Shadow of Aku, All-Star Baseball 2005, ESPN Major League Baseball
PlayStation 2: Eye Toy: Groove, Rainbow Six 3, Crimson Sea 2, MLB 2005, Seven Samurai 20XX
Xbox: Tenchu: Return from Darkness, Dead Man's Hand, Unreal II: The Awakening, Breakdown, Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow, Ninja Gaiden
GameCube: WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$
Game Boy Advance: Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow
15th Anniversary Issue
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Knights of the Old Republic 2
Multiplatform: Hitman: Contracts, Alias, NBA Ballers, Serious Sam: Next Encounter
PlayStation 2: Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain, Destruction Derby Arenas, World Tour Soccer 2005, La Pucelle Tactics, Final Fantasy XI Online, Resident Evil Outbreak, Samurai Warriors, Transformers, Siren
Xbox: Steel Battalion: Line of Contact, TOCA Race Driver 2: The Ultimate Racing Simulator
CameCube: Custom Robo
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Multiplatform: Van Helsing, Future Tactics: The Uprising, Shrek 2, Red Dead Revolver
PlayStation 2: Onimusha 3: Demon Siege, UFC: Sudden Impact, Galactic Wrestling Featuring Ultimate Muscle, Bujingai: The Forsaken City, Front Mission 4
Xbox: The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay, Metal Slug 3, RalliSport Challenge 2
GameCube: The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures
Game Boy Advance: Mario Golf: Advance Tour, Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon, Mario vs. Donkey Kong
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Sony PSP vs. Nintendo DS
Multiplatform: Driv3r, MLB SlugFest: Loaded, NCAA Football 2005, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Mega Man Anniversary Collection, Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy
PlayStation 2: Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow, Karaoke Revolution Vol. 2, Way of the Samurai 2, Smash Court Pro Tennis
Xbox: Full Spectrum Warrior, Thief: Deadly Shadows, Shadow Ops: Red Mercury
GameCube: Tales of Symphonia
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The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age
Multiplatform: ESPN NFL 2005 vs Madden NFL 2005, Spider-Man 2, Malice, Showdown: Legends of Wrestling, Combat Elite: WWII Paratroopers
PlayStation 2: Crimson Tears, Athens 2004, Ghosthunter, Echo Night: Beyond, McFarlane's Evil Prophecy, Street Fighter Anniversary Collection
Xbox: Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow
GameCube: Puyo Pop Fever, Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow
Game Boy Advance: Astro Boy: Omega Factor
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Multiplatform: Silent Hill 4: The Room, NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup, Street Racing Syndicate, ESPN NHL 2K5, NHL 2005, Burnout 3: Takedown, Catwoman
PlayStation 2: Armored Core: Nexus, Dynasty Warriors 4: Empires, Star Ocean: Till the End of Time, Astro Boy, Viewtiful Joe, Hot Shots Golf Fore!, Phantom Brave, Spy Fiction
Xbox: Guilty Gear X2#Reload, Sudeki
GameCube: Pikmin 2, Amazing Island
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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Multiplatform: Star Wars Battlefront, Test Drive: Eve of Destruction, The Guy Game, Shellshock: Nam '67, Second Sight, Def Jam Fight for NY, Terminator 3: The Redemption, Juiced, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005, Mega Man X: Command Mission, Headhunter: Redemption
PlayStation 2: Katamari Damacy, Sly 2: Band of Thieves, DDR Extreme, Gradius V, Under the Skin, Shadow Hearts: Covenant
Xbox: Fable, Galleon, Kingdom Under Fire
GameCube: Donkey Konga, WWE Day of Reckoning
Game Boy Advance: Advance Guardian Heroes, Mario Pinball Land, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
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Halo 2 (5 covers, each showing a different colour of Spartan)
Multiplatform: Tony Hawk's Underground 2: World Destruction Tour, Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude, Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Battle Nexus, Robotech: Invasion, Mortal Kombat: Deception, FIFA Soccer 2005, Conflict: Vietnam, NBA Live 2005, ESPN NBA 2K5
PlayStation 2: Blood Will Tell, King of Fighters: Maximum Impact, Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, Guilty Gear Isuka, Monster Hunter
Xbox: Men of Valor, Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors
Game Boy Advance: Mega Man Zero 3
Gamecube: Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
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Metal Gear Solid 3
Multiplatform: Alien Hominid, BloodRayne 2, The Bard's Tale, Need for Speed Underground 2, The Urbz: Sims in the City, Fight Club, Godzilla: Save the Earth, The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age, Viewtiful Joe 2, X-Men Legends, WWE Smackdown vs. Raw
PlayStation 2: Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed, Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War, EyeToy: AntiGrav, Capcom Fighting Evolution, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Neo Contra, Jak 3, Killzone, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Kuon, Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal, Growlanser: Generations
Xbox: Halo 2, Outrun 2, SVC Chaos: SNK vs. Capcom
Gamecube: Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, Baten Kaitos, Mario Power Tennis
Game Boy Advance: Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls, Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django