The Bottom Line: While it may be a lot smoother and simpler than its predecessors, Empire Earth III has been dumbed down to the point of irrelevance. Read review
Specs: Teen, Mad Doc Software, Strategy, Strategy / tactics / wargame - real time, 1 Player
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, Krome Studios, Action, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: World in Conflict is a thrilling, spectacular strategy game, and an even better multiplayer experience. Read review
Specs: Teen, Massive Entertainment, Strategy, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: If you're serious about role-playing games, Arcanum is well worth the investment of time, money, and effort. Read review
Specs: Mature, Troika Games, Role-Playing, PC-style RPG
The Bottom Line: Newcomer Monster Games came up with an interesting concept for Viper Racing: Create the type of ultrarealistic physics model found in games like Grand Prix Legends and use it to simulate racing a high-dollar production car. Read review
Specs: Monster Games Inc.
The Bottom Line: The newest iteration of the series is the best one yet, offering an intelligent and flexible interface, a highly replayable campaign, and multiplayer modes that include cooperative play. Read review
Specs: Mature, Irrational Games, Action, Action - adventure, Action - 3D shooter, Realistic, 1-16 Players
The Bottom Line: Condition Zero's release is overshadowed by no fewer than three new technologically advanced, highly anticipated shooters, which all cast a harsh light on what is essentially a 6-year-old game--albeit a classic one. Read review
Specs: Mature, Turtle Rock Studios, Action, First-Person Shooter, Modern, 1-32 Players
The Bottom Line: While it may seem overly familiar to fans of Caesar III, it offers enough variety and innovation to keep things interesting. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Impressions Games, Strategy, General Strategy, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: Eragon relies entirely on tedious, unenthusiastic gameplay that's way too shallow to sustain interest for more than a few minutes. Read review
Specs: Teen, Stormfront Studios, Action, 1-2 Players
The Bottom Line: Half-Life for the PS2 is a gripping combination of superb story design, sly artificial intelligence, taut combat sequences, and logical puzzles. Read review
Specs: Mature, Gearbox Software, Action, First-Person Shooter, Sci-Fi, 1-2 Players
The Bottom Line: Galaxies adds a great deal of depth to an already intense shooter. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Kuju Entertainment, Action, 1-2 Players
The Bottom Line: This stand-alone F.E.A.R. expansion feels completely dated and unnecessary. Read review
Specs: Mature, TimeGate Studios, Action, 1 Player
Specs: Mature, Valve Software, Action
The Bottom Line: The game is too short, the combat is way too repetitive, and the graphics and audio are years behind the curve. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Krome Studios, Action, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: Homeworld is both an excellent game and one that may well reshape the entire real-time strategy genre. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Relic, Strategy, Real-Time Strategy, Sci-Fi, 1-8 Players
The Bottom Line: The influence of Diablo on Throne of Darkness is clearly evident--but while Throne of Darkness may be similar, you'll find that the Japanese setting isn't its only distinguishing feature. Read review
Specs: Mature, Click Entertainment
Specs: Everyone, Saffire, Action, Console-style RPG, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: The aesthetic drawbacks don't have much of an impact on Birthright's strong point: the playability Read review
Specs: Synergistic Software
The Bottom Line: The Spiderwick Chronicles isn't bad for a game-of-the-movie, but it's not good for a game. Read review
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, Stormfront Studios, Adventure, 1-2 Players
The Bottom Line: Chaos Bleeds is an excellent, well-put-together action adventure game that most fans of the genre should be able to enjoy and any Buffy fan will love. Read review
Specs: Teen, Eurocom Entertainment Software, Action, Beat-'Em-Up, Fantasy, 1-4 Players
The Bottom Line: Jason Bourne's quick-fisted head-busting combat style makes the transition to consoles with panache. Read review
Specs: Teen, High Moon Studios, Action, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: Eragon doesn't do much to embellish its simplistic design, but it's a surprisingly satisfying role-playing game despite its shortcomings. Read review
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, Amaze Entertainment, Role-Playing, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: The story still stands up, but the game that has been wrapped around it simply cannot keep up its end of the bargain. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Inevitable Entertainment, Action, Third-Person Adventure, Fantasy, 1 Player
Specs: Mature, Irrational Games, Action
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