We're back after an extended Christmas and New Year break, and eager to see just what 2002 has in store for us - Xbox and Gamecube launching in the UK are just two big events to look forward to, and we're sure that there will be many more huge stories over the next 12 months.

During the next few week's we'll be posting reviews of Tony Hawks Pro Skater 3, Cycling Manager, Jimmy Whites Cueball World, Snood, REZ, Shenmue II, Ballistics, Gothic, Rally Trophy, and Rally Championship Extreme, to name just a few.

If you haven't already read our 2001 Year in review, then take a look at it now, starting with January to April - the year was packed with plenty of events which the games industry has never quite seen the likes of before, and is sure to be remembered as one of the major years in gaming history.