The Bottom Line: It's a noble effort to both cannibalize the best elements of classics of the genre and also provide a number of refreshing innovations. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Volition Inc., Simulation, Small Spaceship Sim, Sci-Fi, 1-12 Players
Specs: Gremlin Interactive
Specs: Black Isle Studios
The Bottom Line: VR Baseball 2000 is a decent game but one that does not hold a clear edge over any of the others in the genre. Read review
Specs: Everyone, VR Sports, Sports, Baseball Sim, 1-2 Players
The Bottom Line: No exploding body parts or fireball-vomiting demons here--Descent puts an industrial spin on the genre by taking you into the bowels of huge factory-like space stations to fight mining robots gone mad. Read review
Specs: Teen, Parallax Software
The Bottom Line: This is a convincing simulation of pinball, but it falls short when compared to other video pinball games. Read review
Specs: K-A, Empire Interactive, Action, Pinball, 1-4 Players
Specs: Games - miscellaneous / entertainment / educational, Miscellaneous - gambling
The Bottom Line: For children from age 5 to 12, many fun hours of friendly haunting await. For adolescents and adults, however, there are better choices in the genre. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Interplay, Role-Playing, General Role-Playing
The Bottom Line: If you're looking for a quick fix of heavy action and a fun multiplayer game, then Hunter: The Reckoning is definitely worth it. Read review
Specs: Mature, High Voltage Software, Action, Beat-'Em-Up, 1-4 Players
The Bottom Line: It lacks the excitement and strategic challenge you might expect from a game about the cutthroat high-tech market. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Monte Cristo Multimedia, Strategy, General Strategy
The Bottom Line: RC is a genre-bending title that's well worth checking out. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Shiny Entertainment, Driving, General Action, 1-2 Players
The Bottom Line: Give Giants a try, and in short order, you'll find yourself playing one of the PS2's most likable, most offbeat shooters. Read review
Specs: Teen, Digital Mayhem, Action, Third-Person Shooter, Fantasy, 1 Player
Specs: Everyone, Mac Play, Puzzle, 1 Player
Specs: Everyone, Interplay, Adventure
Specs: FTL Games, Role-Playing
Specs: Teen, Parallax Software, Action, Simulation - small spaceship flight, Fantasy, 1-2 Players
The Bottom Line: Despite its few flaws, MDK 2 is a great first effort by BioWare, and it's a better game than the original. Read review
Specs: Teen, BioWare, Action, General Action, 1 Player
Specs: Games - action, Action - third person shooter, Fantasy
Specs: Volition Inc.
The Bottom Line: Fans of action RPGs should make every effort to play Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance--but ideally not the technically deficient GameCube version. Read review
Specs: Teen, High Voltage Software, Role-Playing, Action RPG, 1-2 Players
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
The Bottom Line: It's clearly the best traditional computer role-playing game of the year and is bound to be an all-time favorite for many of its inevitable fans. Read review
Specs: Teen, Black Isle Studios, Role-Playing, General Role-Playing, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: It's basically a simple, mildly entertaining, and somewhat uneven quasi-futuristic dungeon crawl for one or two players. Read review
Specs: Mature, Interplay, Role-Playing, Action RPG, 1-2 Players
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