The Bottom Line: Firefly Studios has polished up its old game nicely and has sent it on a long road trip into the Crusades. Read review
Specs: Teen, FireFly Studios, Strategy, Real-Time Strategy, Historic, 1-8 Players
The Bottom Line: Vietcong has a lot of great qualities, so it's unfortunate that some technical issues detract both from its performance and its presentation. Read review
Specs: Teen, Pterodon, Action, First-Person Shooter, Historic, 1-32 Players
The Bottom Line: Though it may seem difficult for beginners, Age of Wonders II sounds good, looks great, plays terrific, and improves on every aspect of the original game. Read review
Specs: Teen, Triumph Studios, Strategy, Turn-Based Strategy, Fantasy, 1-8 Players
The Bottom Line: Flaws in the computer's artificial intelligence, the lack of a convenient save feature, and an overall lack of originality all serve to drastically weaken the game. Read review
Specs: Teen, Phantagram, Strategy, General Strategy, 1-8 Players
The Bottom Line: Space Colony is an interesting game but not a truly compelling one. Read review
Specs: Teen, FireFly Studios, Strategy, Real-Time Strategy, Sci-Fi
The Bottom Line: Oni features fluid, dynamic animation, some exciting combat sequences, and a fairly involving story that links everything together. However, it suffers from a few very noticeable problems. Read review
Specs: Teen, Bungie Software, Action, First-Person Adventure, Sci-Fi, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: Though the new stand-alone game reuses graphics and sound from Age of Wonders II, it has plenty of great features to keep turn-based strategy fans playing till the break of dawn. Read review
The Bottom Line: Fans of Tropico may wish that this were a more direct descendant of the original, and those who like the new pirate theme may wish Frog City had built a new game from scratch. Read review
Specs: Teen, Frog City Software, Strategy, Tycoon, Realistic, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: The political wrapper that PopTop has built around the core of the game is sophisticated enough to appeal to all types of strategy game players. Read review
Specs: Teen, PopTop Software, Strategy, Tycoon, Realistic, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: Stronghold simulates castle sieges well enough to recommend it to those who are interested in the premise. Read review
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