Glossary

Sonic Rush

Sonic Rush

Release date: 2005

Genres: Action, Platform

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers: Sega

Sonic Rush is a 2005 platform video game developed by Sonic Team and Dimps for the Nintendo DS as part of Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog series. It was released on November 15, 2005 in North America, November 18 in the PAL region, and November 23 in Japan. It is a 2D platform game, similar to earlier games in the series as well as later ones like Sonic Advance. Levels in the game are side-scrolling and displayed using both of the DS's screens. However, boss battles, the main characters, and a special…

Spartan: Total Warrior

Spartan: Total Warrior

Release date: 2005

Genres: Action, Hack'n'slash

Platforms: PlayStation 2, GameCube, XBox

Publishers: Sega, Activision Blizzard

Spartan: Total Warrior is a 2005 hack and slash video game developed by Creative Assembly and published by Sega for PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube. Released in Europe and North America in October, it is a spin-off of the Total War series. The plot revolves around a Spartan warrior, secretly guided by the god Ares, as he fights alongside his Greek allies against the invading Roman Empire. While the Total War series traditionally focuses upon real historical scenarios, the plot of Spartan: Total…

Special Forces: Nemesis Strike

Special Forces: Nemesis Strike

Release date: 2005

Genres: Shooter, Third-person

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, XBox

Publishers: Hip Games

Counter Terrorist Special Forces: Fire for Effect, also known as CT Special Forces: Fire for Effect or Nemesis Strike, is a third-person shooter video game by Asobo Studio for Microsoft Windows and Xbox. Players play as a counter-terrorism agency. The main objective is to dismantle the Nemesis network and get back stolen technology.

Samorost 2

Samorost 2

Release date: 2005

Genres: Adventure, Music

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX

Publishers: Amanita Design

Samorost 2 is a puzzle point-and-click adventure game developed by Amanita Design. Released for Microsoft Windows, OS X and Linux on 8 December 2005, the game is the second video game title in the Samorost series and the sequel to Samorost.

Stronghold 2

Stronghold 2

Release date: 2005

Genres: Historic, Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: 2K Games

Stronghold 2 is a real time strategy computer game released in April 2005 in which the player develops a stronghold in the Middle Ages. It is the sequel to Stronghold, released in 2001, also by Firefly Studios. The game engine was enhanced over the original Stronghold to provide full 3-dimensional graphics. Other changes include new military and peace campaigns and the addition of crime and punishment, allowing players to torture unruly peasants. A number of new characters were also introduced.

Samurai Western

Samurai Western

Release date: 2005

Genres: Action, Adventure

Platforms: PlayStation 2

Publishers:

Samurai Western is an action-adventure video game, made by Acquire games company, released for the PlayStation 2 in 2005. The player assumes the role of a samurai named Gojiro Kiryu, who travels to the Wild West in search of his brother, Rando.

Suikoden Tactics

Suikoden Tactics

Release date: 2005

Genres: Role-playing, Strategy

Platforms: PlayStation 2

Publishers: Konami

Suikoden Tactics, originally released in Japan as Rhapsodia (ラプソディア, Rapusodia), is a tactical role-playing video game developed and published by Konami for the PlayStation 2 console as part of their Suikoden series. Initially released in Japan and North America in late 2005, the game was later made available in Europe and the PAL region in early 2006. It is the first strategy-based installment of the series, using tactical, grid-based combat instead of the turn-based battles employed by previ…

Super Mario Strikers

Super Mario Strikers

Release date: 2005

Genres: Sports

Platforms: GameCube

Publishers: Nintendo

Super Mario Strikers, known as Mario Smash Football in Europe and Australia, is a five-on-five football (soccer) game developed by Next Level Games for the GameCube. The game was released in Europe and North America in late 2005, and in Japan and Australia in 2006. The game's sequel, Mario Strikers Charged, was also developed by Next Level Games and is available for the Wii. The game's developers had worked on NHL Hitz Pro before development of Strikers, which served as an influence for the fast…

Super Dragon Ball Z

Super Dragon Ball Z

Release date: 2005

Genres: Action, Combat

Platforms: PlayStation 2, Arcade

Publishers: Bandai Namco Games, Atari, Namco Bandai Games

Super Dragon Ball Z (Japanese: 超 (スーパー)ドラゴンボールZ, Hepburn: Sūpā Doragonbōru Zetto) is a cel-shaded 3D fighting video game, based on the Japanese manga series Dragon Ball created by Akira Toriyama. It was released in Japanese (December 22, 2005) and European (2006) arcades running on System 256 hardware, and later for the PlayStation 2 (Japan: June 29, 2006; US, July 18, 2006; PAL, July 28, 2006). The game was developed by Arika and Crafts & Meister, headed by Noritaka Funamizu (a former Capcom fi…

Shadowgrounds

Shadowgrounds

Release date: 2005

Genres: Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux

Publishers:

Shadowgrounds is a top-down shooter for Microsoft Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, developed by Frozenbyte. The game takes place on a space colony on Ganymede which is being attacked by aliens. It was released for Windows on November 11, 2005 in stores in Finland and Germany, and in Spring 2006 in the rest of Europe and North America. As well as being available through retail stores, the game began being distributed on Valve's Steam on May 8, 2006. The game was also available on Gametap as of Januar…

Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse

Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse

Release date: 2005

Genres: Action

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, XBox

Publishers: Aspyr

Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse is a third-person action video game developed by Wideload Games and published by Aspyr Media. It was released on October 18, 2005 for the Xbox video game console, and was released for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X in November that same year. The game was released on February 10, 2006 in Europe. The game was made available on Steam on May 17, 2007, but was later removed. It became available on Microsoft's Xbox Live Marketplace as an Xbox Originals on M…

Sticky Balls

Release date: 2005

Genres: Puzzle

Platforms: Apple IOS

Publishers: Gizmondo Studios

Sticky Balls is an action puzzle game published by Gizmondo Studios and developed in Manchester and designed by John and Ste Pickford in 2005 for Gizmondo, and later ported to iOS in 2014.

Sonic Gems Collection

Sonic Gems Collection

Release date: 2005

Genres: Compilation

Platforms: PlayStation 2, GameCube

Publishers: Sega

Sonic Gems Collection is a 2005 compilation of Sega video games, primarily those in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. The emulated games span multiple genres and consoles—from the Sega Genesis to the Sega Saturn—and retain the features and errors of their initial releases with minimal edits. Player progress is rewarded with demos of other Sonic games, videos, and promotional artwork spanning the history of the Sonic franchise. While its 2002 predecessor, Sonic Mega Collection, comprised the more po…

Silent Hunter III

Silent Hunter III

Release date: 2005

Genres: Simulation

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Ubisoft

Silent Hunter III is a submarine simulation developed by Ubisoft Bucharest and published by Ubisoft. It was released for Windows on March 15, 2005. Like Silent Hunter II, it places the player in command of a German U-boat during the Battle of the Atlantic in World War II.

Shinobido: Way of the Ninja

Shinobido: Way of the Ninja

Release date: 2005

Genres: Action

Platforms: PlayStation 2

Publishers:

Shinobido: Way of the Ninja (忍道 戒, Shinobidō: Imashime) is a stealth video game developed by Acquire and released for the PlayStation 2 in 2005.

Steambot Chronicles

Steambot Chronicles

Release date: 2005

Genres: Action, Adventure, Role-playing

Platforms: PlayStation 2

Publishers:

Steambot Chronicles, known in Japan as Ponkotsu Roman Daikatsugeki: Bumpy Trot (ポンコツ浪漫大活劇バンピートロット) is a 2005 action role-playing game developed and published by Irem Software Engineering in Japan for the PlayStation 2. It was later published by Atlus in North America and 505 Games in PAL regions. The game features a sandbox-style of steam-powered, mech-based gameplay. A sequel, Bumpy Trot 2, was announced and shown at the 2006 Tokyo Game Show, though it was officially cancelled in 2011. Two spin…

Sudden Attack

Sudden Attack

Release date: 2005

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Nexon, and Netmarble

Sudden Attack (Korean: 서든어택) is a free-to-play multiplayer first-person shooter online game developed by the South Korean company GameHi. On December 2, 2013, Nexon America CEO Min Kim announced plans to discontinue Sudden Attack North American service. Nexon America terminated Sudden Attack on January 29, 2014. A sequel, Sudden Attack 2 was launched in 2016.

Still Life

Still Life

Release date: 2005

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, XBox

Publishers:

Still Life is a 2005 adventure game by Microïds. Still Life is a sequel to Post Mortem. A sequel, Still Life 2, was released in 2009. The game has since sold 240,000 copies worldwide.A major theme throughout the game is art, especially the technique of still life that the game is named after. The game also uses a storytelling device of switching back and forth between two player characters.

Spyro: Shadow Legacy

Spyro: Shadow Legacy

Release date: 2005

Genres: Role-playing

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers:

Spyro: Shadow Legacy is a role-playing video game, part of the Spyro the Dragon series. It is designed for the Nintendo DS and takes place after Spyro: A Hero's Tail. It is the final game in the original continuity until the release of Spyro Reignited Trilogy; as the games released afterward, The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning, and its subsequent sequels serve as a reboot of the series.

Super Monkey Ball Deluxe

Super Monkey Ball Deluxe

Release date: 2005

Genres: Party, Platform

Platforms: PlayStation 2, XBox

Publishers: Sega

Super Monkey Ball Deluxe is a platform video game developed and published by Sega. It was released for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox in 2005. The game compiles all stages from Super Monkey Ball and Super Monkey Ball 2, as well as adding original levels. Super Monkey Ball Deluxe was well received, with critics praising the gameplay, but criticizing its audio and graphics. The game is also notable for its large number of customizable party mini-games, many of which are unique to Deluxe.