The Bottom Line: This isn't a cookie-cutter sequel at all. It's half shoot-em-up, half laugh riot - and that adds up to a damn good deal to me. Read review
The Bottom Line: Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II will surely satisfy players looking for a well-crafted, accessible action RPG experience. Read review
Specs: Teen, Black Isle Studios, Role-Playing, Action RPG, Fantasy, 1-2 Players
The Bottom Line: Like its predecessor, Icewind Dale II is simply a great role-playing game. Read review
Specs: Teen, Black Isle Studios, Role-Playing, PC-style RPG
The Bottom Line: FreeSpace 2 is one of the best space sims ever made and is a solid candidate for game of the year. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Volition Inc., Simulation, Small Spaceship Sim, Sci-Fi, 1-8 Players
The Bottom Line: If you're a fan of powerboat racing and think it's neat that it has been turned into a video game, don't get your hopes up. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Promethean Designs, Driving, Snow / Water Racing, 1-2 Players
Specs: FTL Games, Role-Playing
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
The Bottom Line: It's a definitive role-playing experience, and the only reason it can't be called the best game in its class is because in a sense there's nothing available that compares to it. Read review
Specs: Teen, BioWare, Role-Playing, PC-style RPG, 1-6 Players
The Bottom Line: All 12 games in the package remain enjoyable to this day, each in turn a testament to the timelessness of the genre. Read review
Specs: Scooter Software
Specs: Teen, Black Isle Studios, Role-Playing, Action RPG, 1-2 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: Delivered in a nasal surfer tone that makes people think disparaging things about California, the main character's comments sound like a 40-year-old ad exec's idea of what "the kids" think is "cool" "these days." Read review
Specs: Teen, Shiny Entertainment, Action, General Action, 1 Player
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: 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: Even veteran adventurers can expect 20 hours or more of gameplay from Atlantis,but that's only because of the sorry save-game feature and the obtuse puzzles. Read review
Specs: Cryo Interactive
Specs: Games - sports, Sports - golf simulation, Realistic
The Bottom Line: If you either don't have a PS2 or overlooked Dark Alliance last year, then you shouldn't miss this opportunity to get what's easily one of the finest action RPGs ever made. Read review
Specs: Teen, Snowblind Studios, Role-Playing, Action RPG, 1-2 Players
The Bottom Line: It's well suited for fans of Black Isle Studios' previous games, classic hack-and-slash AD & D computer games, and anyone looking for an action-packed role-playing game with a lot of depth. Read review
Specs: Teen, Black Isle Studios, Role-Playing, General Role-Playing, Fantasy
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
Specs: Black Isle Studios, Role-Playing
Specs: Gremlin Interactive
Specs: Teen, Black Isle Studios
Specs: Adventure Soft, Adventure, 1 Player
Specs: Everyone, Runecraft, Gambling
Specs: Activision, Compilation
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