The Bottom Line: Although it's unstable and flawed, Hidden & Dangerous is nonetheless an impressive and uniquely serious depiction of squad-level combat behind enemy lines. Read review
Specs: Mature, Illusion Softworks, Action, Tactical First-Person Shooter, Historic
The Bottom Line: More than a great snowboarding game, it's a pretty good racer as well. Read review
Specs: K-A, UEP Systems, Sports, 1 Player
Specs: Everyone, Eagle Dynamics
The Bottom Line: Starfleet Command is undoubtedly the best combat-oriented Trek game yet. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Quicksilver Software, Inc, Strategy, General Strategy, 1-6 Players
Specs: Digital Image Design
The Bottom Line: The Operational Art of War is a class act all the way, offering almost every feature a wargamer could want. Read review
Specs: Teen, TalonSoft, Strategy, General Strategy, 1-2 Players
The Bottom Line: It's sure to appeal to anyone interested in serious military simulations, but even those just looking for a good World War II computer game should find that it has a lot to offer. Read review
Specs: Teen, Big Time Software, Strategy, Strategy / tactics / wargame - wargame, Historical, 1-2 Players
The Bottom Line: SuperNOVA is mostly more of the same, but a decent array of modes and a list of new songs help keep the experience feeling reasonably fresh. Read review
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, Konami, Dancing, Miscellaneous - rhythm dancing, 1-2 Players
The Bottom Line: Those who were wary of the initial, flawed release may want to try iF-22 this time around. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Interactive Magic, Simulation, Modern Jet Flight Sim, Modern, 1-4 Players
The Bottom Line: While the promise of political intrigue in a futuristic setting will draw you into the game, Neocron's inability to make a significant impact will push you away. Read review
Specs: Mature, Reakktor Media, Role-Playing, Massively Multiplayer Online, Modern, Massively Multiplayer
The Bottom Line: Those who will only settle for the best in terms of flight model fidelity and cutting-edge graphics should let this one fly on by. Read review
Specs: Teen, Third Wire, Simulation, Simulation - modern jet flight, Realistic, 1 Player
Specs: Teen, Rare Ltd., Action, 1-2 Players
The Bottom Line: It's designed exclusively for Final Fantasy XI's most dedicated players, and probably should have been a downloadable update for those players. Read review
Specs: Teen, Square Enix, Role-Playing, Online games - RPG (MMORPG), Fantasy, Massively Multiplayer
The Bottom Line: With a $200 price tag and an occasionally punishing approach, Steel Battalion was clearly designed to scare off all but the most hard-core game players. Read review
Specs: Teen, Capcom, Action, Mech Sim, Sci-Fi, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: Microsoft's Flight Simulator X provides a mind-boggling level of depth and breadth--if you don't mind some less than stellar frame rates. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Microsoft Game Studios, Simulation, Simulation - civilian plane flight, Realistic, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: Lock On clearly has the potential to be an all-time classic sim, but there are some serious problems in the retail version. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Eagle Dynamics, Simulation, Modern Jet Flight Sim, Modern, 1-32 Players
The Bottom Line: Experienced role players will enjoy the engaging combat and diplomatic gameplay, in spite of Vanguard's litany of bugs and singular focus on group adventuring. Read review
Specs: Teen, Sigil Games Online, Role-Playing, Massively Multiplayer
The Bottom Line: Gunvalkyrie is almost a good game, and it won't be surprising to see some people looking past the game's problems and having some fun with it. Read review
Specs: Teen, Smilebit, Action, Third-Person Shooter, Sci-Fi, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: This impressive online role-playing game marks the dawning of a new era in a gaming genre that has steadily gained prominence since Ultima Online made national headlines in 1997. Read review
Specs: Teen, Mythic Entertainment, Role-Playing, Massively Multiplayer Online, Fantasy, Massively Multiplayer
The Bottom Line: Although it features reasonably unique character designs, interesting concepts, and a huge explorable world, Legend of Alon D'ar fails in execution with substandard quality in nearly every respect. Read review
Specs: Teen, Stormfront Studios, Role-Playing, Action RPG, 1-2 Players
The Bottom Line: Just observing the aircraft in flight, especially at high altitude with contrails streaming, is enough to evoke admiration for what the developers have achieved. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Flying Legends, Simulation, Modern Jet Flight Sim, Modern, 1-16 Players
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