The Bottom Line: When Origin of the Species isn't breaking your mind with its insane storyline and terrible gameplay, it's probably breaking itself with one of its many, many bugs. Read review
Specs: Mature, Nu Generation Games, Action, Action - adventure, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: Once you get past Port Royale's steep learning curve, you may find yourself enthralled by the game's promise of profiteering and pirating on the high seas. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Ascaron Entertainment GmbH, Strategy, Real-Time Strategy, Historic, 1-8 Players
The Bottom Line: Despite its interesting concept, Purge is difficult to recommend due to the lack of a large online population and some balance issues, bugs, and design quirks. Read review
Specs: Mature, Freeform Interactive LLC, Action, First-Person Shooter, Fantasy
The Bottom Line: Port Royale 2 might focus more on building shipping cartels than sea battles and swordplay, but its brilliantly realized design is more than just number crunching. Read review
Specs: Teen, Ascaron Entertainment GmbH, Strategy, Strategy / tactics / wargame - tycoon, Strategy / tactics / wargame - wargame, Historical, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: The Saga of Ryzom is another unfinished massively multiplayer role-playing game to be inflicted upon gamers. Read review
Specs: Teen, Nevrax, Role-Playing, Massively Multiplayer
Specs: Games - strategy / tactics / wargame, Strategy / tactics / wargame - tycoon
Specs: Teen, Positech Games, Strategy, 1 Player
Specs: Games - miscellaneous / entertainment / educational, Miscellaneous - puzzle
Specs: Games - adventure, Adventure - detective, Adventure - mystery
The Bottom Line: An X-COM clone that falls short of its inspiration, UFO: Extraterrestrials is only for desperate diehards. Read review
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, Chaos Concept, Strategy, Science-fiction, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: It's generic to a fault, but The Secrets of Da Vinci still delivers a fairly enjoyable experience for fans of adventure games. Read review
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, Kheops Studio, Adventure, 1 Player
Specs: Everyone, Word of Mouse, Puzzle, 1-2 Players
Specs: Everyone, Auran, Simulation
Specs: Tri Synergy, Simulation, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: Tedious gameplay, a plot that veers between goofy and incomprehensible, and an alphabet soup of grammatical errors render Paradise Cracked almost unplayable, let alone enjoyable. Read review
Specs: Mature, Mist Land, Role-Playing, PC-style RPG, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: Arena Wars manages to rise above some serious problems to offer fresh, fun gameplay that can challenge you both strategically and tactically. Read review
Specs: Teen, Ascaron Entertainment GmbH
The Bottom Line: This is an enhanced version of 2004's Starshatter that adds improved AI and production values, but that's about it. Read review
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, Destroyer Studios, Action, 1 Player
Specs: Everyone, Tri Synergy, Puzzle
Specs: Fireglow, Puzzle
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