The Bottom Line: For children from age 5 to 12, many fun hours of friendly haunting await. For adolescents and adults, however, there are better choices in the genre. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Interplay, Role-Playing, General Role-Playing
Specs: Games - racing / driving, Racing / driving - snow / water, 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: 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
Specs: Teen, Black Isle Studios
The Bottom Line: Tempest X3 just isn't worth the money. Read review
Specs: Everyone, High Voltage Software, Action, Static Shooter, 1-2 Players
Specs: Teen, Xatrix, Action, 1 Player
Specs: Games - sports, Sports - golf simulation, Realistic
The Bottom Line: Quite literally, stay away from Reloaded at all costs. Read review
Specs: Mature, Gremlin Interactive, Action, 1-2 Players
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: ClayFighter 63 1/3 goes right back to boring players to tears. Read review
Specs: Teen, Danger Productions, Action, 2D Fighting, 1-2 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: 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: Despite its lengthy development cycle, RLH still feels rushed and incomplete. Read review
Specs: Mature, Digital Mayhem, Adventure, First-Person Adventure, Sci-Fi, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: Fast it is not. And that's the most exciting thing about it. Read review
Specs: K-A, Silicon & Synapse, Action, General Action, 1-2 Players
The Bottom Line: With inviting gameplay and an abundance of hidden characters, Gekido is worthy of the acclaim given to Streets of Rage 2, Guardian Heroes, or Die Hard Arcade, provided you're a fan of the genre. Read review
Specs: Teen, Naps Team, Action, General Action, 1-4 Players
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: Everyone, Interplay, Adventure
The Bottom Line: It's just sad that the best part of this campaign is what made the original one disappointing: its brevity. Read review
The Bottom Line: Super Hornet contains none of the extras that make a flight simulation a complete package, even though there's a good flight simulator at its core. Read review
Specs: Teen, Digital Integration
Specs: Games - miscellaneous / entertainment / educational, Miscellaneous - gambling
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
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