The Bottom Line: It may not be the most highly talked-about game ever to crash the real-time party, but it is certainly one of the most entertaining. Read review
Specs: Teen, DreamForge Intertainment, Strategy, General Strategy, 1-4 Players
The Bottom Line: Just observing the aircraft in flight, especially at high altitude with contrails streaming, is enough to evoke admiration for what the developers have achieved. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Flying Legends, Simulation, Modern Jet Flight Sim, Modern, 1-16 Players
The Bottom Line: The game's best features are all but lost behind a poorly designed interface, insidious crash bugs, and a handful of design flaws. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Divide By Zero, Strategy, General Strategy, 1-4 Players
Specs: Everyone, Silicon Knights, Strategy, Turn-Based Strategy, Fantasy
The Bottom Line: The gameplay is surprisingly addictive when compared to other games of this genre, and should appeal to both wargamers and non-wargamers alike. Read review
Specs: K-A, Asylum Entertainment
The Bottom Line: This limited method of play is similar to first-generation real-time strategy games. Read review
Specs: Mature, GameTek, Strategy, General Strategy, 1-8 Players
The Bottom Line: Pacific General is a grand strategic game with a charming simplicity. Read review
Specs: Everyone, SSI, Strategy, General Strategy, 1-2 Players
The Bottom Line: Fans of the series will be able to dive right into the game and won't be disappointed. Read review
Specs: Teen, TopWare, Strategy, General Strategy
The Bottom Line: At its heart, Rites of War proves to be fairly enjoyable if you can get past all its many rough edges. Read review
The Bottom Line: Science-fiction and empire-building fans will be hard-pressed to find something in the game to get excited about. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Strategic Studies Group, Strategy, 1-4 Players
The Bottom Line: While the gameplay is mostly identical to the preceding games, all the intensity of the Close Combat system remains in Invasion Normandy. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Atomic Games, Strategy, Turn-Based Strategy, Historic, 1-2 Players
Specs: Stormfront Studios
The Bottom Line: The changes to the system are for the better, but they simply make it feel morelike a glorified patch than a new game. Read review
The Bottom Line: Imperialism II is a more refined and interesting use of the Imperialism system, with an excellent interplay of elements. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Frog City Software, Strategy, General Strategy, 1-6 Players
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