Games: Lego Island Extreme Stunts <br/>Chelsea: the Official Management Game <br/>Butt-Ugly Martian Zoom or Doom <br/>Combat Mission 2

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Lego's latest thrill-seeking adventure casts its players as professional stuntmen. Their task is to explore the exciting Lego Island in search of employment that will boost their stuntman skills. From high-speed motorbike chases to death-defying parachute jumps, this crazy little title may not be rocket science, but it is fun for all ages.

Lego Island Extreme Stunts, PlayStation 2 (Lego) £39.99 ***

Lego's latest thrill-seeking adventure casts its players as professional stuntmen. Their task is to explore the exciting Lego Island in search of employment that will boost their stuntman skills. From high-speed motorbike chases to death-defying parachute jumps, this crazy little title may not be rocket science, but it is fun for all ages.

Chelsea: the Official Management Game, PC-CDROM (Just Football) £19.99 *

Unlike most management sims, this only gives players control of one team – Chealsea. It offers a glimpse of life behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge, allowing would-be managers to buy and sell their way to the top. Unfortunately, despite some innovations, the game is too basic to compete with the likes of Championship Manager 4.

Butt-Ugly Martian Zoom or Doom, PlayStation 2 (Namco) £39.99 **

This humorous racing game takes place in the midst of an intergalactic war between humans and "butt-ugly" Martians. The games main event features an explosive competition with the alien invasion commander awaiting the winner. Alas, although it is cheerfully presented and easy to pick up, the game is tiresome.

Combat Mission 2, PC-CDROM (CDV) £29.99 **

This game takes you, the player, back to the gruelling Eastern front of the Second World War, including the Russian campaign, offering a plethora of soldiers and vehicles from seven nations, numerous multi-player options, smooth graphics and so on. However, the game is tragically hindered by its slow, turn-based battle system, and frustrating loading times.

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