The Legacy of Kain Series: Blood Omen 2 – Nintendo Gamecube (2002)
Following the events of Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen, the vampire Kain has assembled an army of vampires to take over the world of the humans. Fighting across Nosgoth, his goal is to make his way to the great city of Meridian and take control of this stronghold. However, upon reaching the gates of the city, the army is challenged by the Serafan Order, an organized force of vampire hunters and its leader, the magical Serafan lord. Kain engages the Serafan lord in single combat, is struck down and defeated. Kain’s sword, the Soul Reaver, is claimed by his enemy. Unconscious for 200 years, Kain awakes under the care of the vampire Umah to a world he barely recognizes. Following the defeat of Kain’s army, the vampires have been hunted down by the Serafan and only a few remain.
The Legacy of Kain Series: Blood Omen 2 is a third person action game with adventure elements, more similar in perspective to Soul Reaver than the first Blood Omen game. The player views the environment from behind Kain’s shoulder, moving him in different directions, attacking, jumping, using dark gifts, and grabbing on to ledges. Kain’s life energy steadily depletes and must be replenished constantly by drinking blood. Blood is found by consuming any living creature nearby, often requiring defeating an enemy through combat first. As Kain consumes blood, his meter is filled up. Once full, Kain gains additional health. Kain also learns new dark gifts throughout the game by defeating boss creatures. Some gifts include: the ability to blend into mist, fire projectiles, use projectile telekinesis or make a great horizontal leap. Many of these abilities can be used to perform stealth kills which will instantly defeat a foe. Kain will fight using his bare hands or by picking up daggers, swords, axes, and other weapons. These weapons all attack differently, eventually breaking, and may also be thrown at enemies from afar.
Medal Of Honor: Rising Sun – Nintendo Gamecube (2003)
First-person shooter set in the Pacific theatre of WWII, beginning with the attack on Pearl Harbor and moving through the campaign with you playing as a young recruit chosen for various historical missions such as the raid on Guadalcanal. The game also makes efforts to educate players in WWII history and conditions, with period stock footage and images, and unlockable interviews with Pacific veterans.
Turok: Evolution – Nintendo Gamecube (2002)
In this prequel to the previous Turok games, you are Tal’Set, the saviour of natives of the River Village in the Lost Lands, who must confront the evil Lord Tyrannus, leader of the reptilian hordes. Tyrannus is bent on a “Holy Mission” to purify the Lost Land through slaughter and misery.
During the fight with your nemesis Captain Tobias Bruckner in 1886 Texas, you were injured and sucked in to the Lost Lands. After recovering in the village, you discover that Tyrannus appoints a new general to his armies –Bruckner. So you begin the war in a land of lush jungles, suspended cities, mysterious temples, reptile armies, and towering dinosaurs.
In the game you can also fly a fully-armed winged Quetzalcoatlus, use the destructible environment – such as trees and massive rocks – to help your weapons, and order your troops to take cover, establish strategic positions, and even surrender.
Spyro: A Heroes Tale – Nintendo Gamecube (2004)
Spyro: A Hero’s Tail is a 3D platformer in which the player controls a purple dragon named Spyro, as well as five other playable characters.
Spyro and his friends must eliminate the evil Red Dragon by defeating his henchmen and finding the dark gems that are draining the light from the land. Besides the action, the game also features puzzle-solving elements.