Glossary

Alfa Romeo Racing Italiano

Alfa Romeo Racing Italiano

Release date: 2005

Genres: Racing

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, XBox

Publishers: Valcon Games, Black Bean Games

Alfa Romeo Racing Italiano, known in Europe as SCAR - Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo (SCAR - Alfa Romeo Racing Team), is a racing video game for the PlayStation 2, Windows and Xbox. It was developed by Milestone srl and released in 2005. All the cars in the game are manufactured by the Alfa Romeo motor company. While most of the tracks are in Italy, a few are in other countries like Germany and the United States. A distinguishing feature of the game is that it models driver development using a system …

Ape Escape 3

Ape Escape 3

Release date: 2005

Genres: Platform

Platforms: PlayStation 2

Publishers: Sony Computer Entertainment

Ape Escape 3 (サルゲッチュ3, Saru Getchu 3) is a platform video game published and developed by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 2 video game console. The game has been rated for release on PlayStation 4 but no announcement of its release has been made.

Another Century's Episode

Another Century's Episode

Release date: 2005

Genres: Action

Platforms: PlayStation 2

Publishers: Banpresto

Another Century's Episode is a 2005 third-person shooter video game published by Banpresto in Japan for the PlayStation 2. The player controls a mech from one of nine different anime robot franchises to destroy opposing forces before they steal a prized energy source for devious purposes. The game is divided into several different missions, where players use their mech and arsenal of weapons to fulfill mission objectives, ranging from destroying enemy machines to protecting a specific target. Ba…

Armored Core: Last Raven

Armored Core: Last Raven

Release date: 2005

Genres: Action, Shooter, Third-person

Platforms: PlayStation 2, PSP

Publishers:

Armored Core: Last Raven is a 2005 third-person shooter mecha video game developed by FromSoftware for the PlayStation 2. It is the eleventh entry in the Armored Core series and a direct sequel to 2004's Armored Core: Nexus. In 2010, Armored Core: Last Raven was ported to the PlayStation Portable. Last Raven concludes the storyline that began with 2002's Armored Core 3. The previously warring corporations have merged into a single organization called The Alliance, while a group of mercenaries ca…

Alfa: Antiterror

Alfa: Antiterror

Release date: 2005

Genres: Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: GFI/Russobit-M, Russia

Alfa: Antiterror (Russian: Альфа: Антитеррор) is a strategy video game created by Russian developer MiST Land South and published by Game Factory Interactive in Russia on January 20, 2005. In the same year, the North American company Strategy First published the game as well. The story of the game follows a Russian special forces Alpha Group. The player guides the actions of the detachment of an elite squad Alpha Group to fight terrorism. Many jobs in the game are based on historical events.

Animal Crossing: Wild World

Animal Crossing: Wild World

Release date: 2005

Genres: Simulation

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers: Nintendo

Animal Crossing: Wild World is a social simulation video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS handheld game console, released in Japan and North America in late 2005 and Europe in March 2006. It is the second installment in the Animal Crossing series, and the sequel to Animal Crossing on the GameCube. Wild World focuses on living in a remote village populated with anthropomorphic animals, where the player character is encouraged to perform any number of tasks, such as col…

Area 51

Area 51

Release date: 2005

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, XBox

Publishers: Midway Games

Area 51 is a science fiction first-person shooter video game that was released in 2005. It was developed by Midway Studios Austin and published by Midway for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Microsoft Windows. A Nintendo GameCube version was also in development but was silently canceled. It is a loose remake of the 1995 light gun video game of the same name, and was followed in 2007 by the loosely related BlackSite: Area 51. The player controls Ethan Cole, a HAZMAT operative sent to the Area 51 base…

Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None

Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None

Release date: 2005

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Wii

Publishers: The Adventure Company

Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None (also simply known as And Then There Were None) is a 2005 point-and-click adventure game developed by AWE Productions and published by The Adventure Company for Microsoft Windows. It was the first in The Adventure Company's Agatha Christie series. The game is a detective murder-mystery; it begins with nine people, including Patrick Narracott, the playable character, who meet and journey to the fictional Shipwreck (Soldier) Island. There, two additional…

Another Code: Two Memories

Another Code: Two Memories

Release date: 2005

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers: Nintendo

Another Code: Two Memories, released as Trace Memory in North America, is a point-and-click adventure game developed by Cing and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS portable video game console. A sequel, Another Code: R – A Journey into Lost Memories, was released for the Wii. Players take on the role of Ashley Mizuki Robbins, a 13-year-old girl, as she searches for her father on the fictional Blood Edward Island. Gameplay revolves around solving puzzles, and is controlled using the DS to…

Ace Combat Advance

Ace Combat Advance

Release date: 2005

Genres: Shooter

Publishers: Namco

Ace Combat Advance is a video game in the Ace Combat series developed by Hungarian studio Humansoft. It is the first in the series for a handheld gaming system. Unlike other flight simulators, it's a top-down shooter similar to Strike (video game series), but using fighter jets. It has been criticized for awkward controls, lack of appeal, difficulty and very poor graphics. Unlike other Ace Combat games, a Japanese release for the title was absent.

Atelier Iris 2: The Azoth of Destiny

Atelier Iris 2: The Azoth of Destiny

Release date: 2005

Genres: Role-playing

Platforms: PlayStation 2

Publishers:

Atelier Iris 2: The Azoth of Destiny, released in Japan as Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana 2, is a role-playing video game developed by Japanese developer Gust Co. Ltd. for the PlayStation 2. The game is the sequel to Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana.

America's Army: Rise of a Soldier

America's Army: Rise of a Soldier

Release date: 2005

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Platforms: XBox

Publishers: Ubisoft

America's Army: Rise of a Soldier is a game developed by the United States Army, Ubisoft, and Secret Level. In addition to containing the original America's Army, the game includes a single player mode based on Major Jason Amerine's experiences in Afghanistan in 2001. It was released in the United States on November 17, 2005 for the Xbox. The PlayStation 2 version was in development for some time, but ultimately was cancelled.Unlike the original America's Army, this game is not freeware. The gam…

Ape Academy 2

Ape Academy 2

Release date: 2005

Genres: Party

Platforms: PSP

Publishers: Sony Computer Entertainment

Ape Academy 2 (also known as Piposaru Academia 2: Aiai Sarugee Janken Battle! in Japan) is the sequel to the PlayStation Portable party game Ape Escape Academy. Similar to its predecessor, Ape Academy 2 is a collection of mini-games which can either be played in single player or multiplayer mode. Most of the mini-games borrow from elements of Ape Escape 3. The game has been released in Japan, Europe and Australia but not in North America.

Anubis II

Anubis II

Release date: 2005

Genres: Action

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Wii

Publishers: 'Europe'Metro3D Europe, Data Design Interactive, 'North America'Conspiracy Entertainment

Anubis II (pronounced Anubis the Second; the game is not a sequel) is an action game from UK based developer Data Design Interactive. The game was published by Conspiracy Entertainment in the United States.

Ankh

Ankh

Release date: 2005

Genres: Adventure, Third-person

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Nintendo DS

Publishers: BHV Software, Xider Games, Daedalic Entertainment

Ankh is a 2005 graphic adventure game developed by the German company Deck13 and published by bhv Software. It features a three-dimensional environment with cinematic camera movement. Humor is an important aspect of the game, and the influence of classic LucasArts adventure games is noticeable. Ankh is a remake of Ankh: The Tales of Mystery, a 1998 adventure game developed by Artex Software for the Acorn Archimedes. Ankh spawned two sequels: Ankh: Heart of Osiris and Ankh: Battle of the Gods. …

Advance Wars: Dual Strike

Advance Wars: Dual Strike

Release date: 2005

Genres: Shooter, Turn-based

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers: Nintendo

Advance Wars: Dual Strike, known as Famicom Wars DS in Japan, is a turn-based tactics video game developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS handheld game console. It is the third installment in the Advance Wars series (first on DS media) and was released in Japan on June 23, 2005, in North America on August 22, 2005, in Europe on September 30, 2005, and in Australia on March 22, 2006. The game is preceded by Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising and Advance Wars a…

Atomic Cannon

Release date: 2005

Genres: Artillery

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers:

Atomic Cannon is an artillery video game similar to the Atari 2600 game Artillery Duel. It was developed by Isotope244 and released in 2005. The gameplay is based on the seminal 1976 artillery game Artillery by Mike Forman.

Act of War: Direct Action

Act of War: Direct Action

Release date: 2005

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Atari, Inc.

Act of War: Direct Action is a real-time strategy game developed by Eugen Systems and published by Atari, Inc. The game was released in March 2005 and features a detailed story written by Dale Brown, a retired captain of the US Air Force and a bestselling author. An expansion pack called Act of War: High Treason was released on March 2006 in Europe and Australia. The original game and expansion were later released as Act of War: Gold Edition, on 28 September 2007 in Europe. In September 2015 Eug…

Atomic Betty

Atomic Betty

Release date: 2005

Genres: Puzzle, Shooter

Publishers: Namco, Atari Europe

Atomic Betty is a single-player puzzle/shooter game based on the animated television series of the same name developed by Big Blue Bubble. It was released on the Game Boy Advance in North America on October 25, 2005, and in Europe on August 25, 2005.

Asphalt: Urban GT 2

Asphalt: Urban GT 2

Release date: 2005

Genres: Racing

Platforms: Nintendo DS, PSP

Publishers: Gameloft

Asphalt: Urban GT 2 is a racing video game developed and published by Gameloft for the Nintendo DS, N-Gage and PlayStation Portable. A 2.5D Java ME version for mobile phones was also released. The game features a special appearance from The Pussycat Dolls, and a sample of Moby's single "Lift Me Up". The Nintendo DS version was released approximately a year after the N-Gage version, with improved graphics, sound, and dual screen compatibility. A version for the PlayStation Portable was also relea…