Sin and Punishment has long been considered one of the holy grails of the N64. Programmed by the brilliant folks at Treasure (the same guys who brought you such games as Gunstar Heroes) and offering their trademark brand of quirky and intense shooting acting, this game never offically reached American shores until now.

This is not the kind of game you're going to be going into looking for a deep plot, so I'm not going to go into any sort of details here. Okay, I will a bit. This is your standard "save the world from aliens" jaunt, but infused with more than a little influence of hallucinogenic drugs.

Sure, you'll be going to the usual places like miltary bases, but then Sin and Punishment will take you to locations like the pit of hell. And "demonic" is a good way to describe a lot of the game's bosses. Some of them are tougher than a biker hopped up on Jack Daniels and meth.

But no matter how hard Sin and Punishment gets, it never feels overwhelming. This is a rare entry that fully pulls you into "the zone", where you and your controller become one. Sure, this is the most expensive VC download out there at 1200 points, but the action here is well worth the investment.

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