The Bottom Line: You could say that Flight Simulator 2004 is still a straightforward simulation, but if you have even a passing interest in flying, you'll definitely get your money's worth from it. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Microsoft Game Studios, Simulation, Civilain Plane Flight Sim, Realistic, 1-16 Players
The Bottom Line: Due to its attention to detail and wide range of features, Combat Flight Simulator 2 has something to offer almost every simulation enthusiast. Read review
Specs: Teen, Microsoft Game Studios, Simulation, Simulation - WWII flight, Historical, 1-16 Players
Specs: Games - racing / driving, Racing / driving - mission based
The Bottom Line: Although the graphics and sound that represent them are unlikely to impress anyone, the games themselves are every bit as enjoyable as many of them have been for centuries. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Oxford Softworks
The Bottom Line: Instead of offering a robust gambling simulation that'll help you hone your craft for a trip to a real casino, Microsoft Casino aims to re-create the Las Vegas experience itself. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Microsoft Game Studios, Action, General Action, 1 Player
Specs: Games - simulation, Simulation - WWII flight, Historical
Specs: Games - strategy / tactics / wargame, Strategy / tactics / wargame - turn based, Historical
The Bottom Line: Fable III lands on the PC with graphical enhancements and tougher combat, but simplified gameplay and a lack of moral choices still distract from the fun. Read review
Specs: Mature, Lionhead Studios, Role-Playing, Action - adventure, Role playing game (RPG) - first person, Fantasy, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: If you want to play a very fun racing game, then Midtown Madness 2 is for you. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Rockstar San Diego
Specs: Games - adventure
The Bottom Line: Dungeon Siege II is a solid effort that manages to improve on the first game to deliver a lengthy, combat-heavy dungeon hack that will certainly please fans of the genre. Read review
Specs: Mature, Gas Powered Games, Role-Playing, Role playing game (RPG) - action RPG, Role playing game (RPG) - PC-style RPG, Fantasy, 1 Player
Specs: Games - strategy / tactics / wargame, Strategy / tactics / wargame - real time, Historical
The Bottom Line: While it's not the revolutionary title it initially promised to be, Freelancer delivers the exact combination of addictive and accessible gameplay that the genre has needed for a long time. Read review
Specs: Teen, Digital Anvil, Simulation, Small Spaceship Sim, Sci-Fi, 1-32 Players
Specs: Games - miscellaneous / entertainment / educational, Miscellaneous - puzzle, Miscellaneous - cards
Specs: Games - simulation, Simulation - WWII flight
Specs: Games - racing / driving, Racing / driving - motorcycle motocross, Realistic
The Bottom Line: While the individual pieces may be a bit weak on their own, the overall experience is satisfying and worthwhile. Read review
The Bottom Line: Motocross Madness 2 isn't the most realistic motorcycle simulation you can buy, but it's definitely one of the most enjoyable. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Rainbow Studios, Driving, Motocross Motorcycle Racing, Realistic, 1-8 Players
Specs: Games - simulation, Simulation - civilian plane flight, Realistic
The Bottom Line: There are lots of missions and lots of branches so you can complete several missions in varying order, but all the missions end up playing the same. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Terratools, Strategy, General Strategy, 1-4 Players
Specs: Games - strategy / tactics / wargame, Strategy / tactics / wargame - entertainment park builder, Strategy / tactics / wargame - tycoon, Realistic
Specs: Atomic Games, Strategy
Specs: Games - sports, Sports - golf simulation, Realistic
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