The Bottom Line: Condition Zero's release is overshadowed by no fewer than three new technologically advanced, highly anticipated shooters, which all cast a harsh light on what is essentially a 6-year-old game--albeit a classic one. Read review
Specs: Mature, Turtle Rock Studios, Action, First-Person Shooter, Modern, 1-32 Players
The Bottom Line: Homeworld is both an excellent game and one that may well reshape the entire real-time strategy genre. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Relic, Strategy, Real-Time Strategy, Sci-Fi, 1-8 Players
The Bottom Line: World in Conflict is a thrilling, spectacular strategy game, and an even better multiplayer experience. Read review
Specs: Teen, Massive Entertainment, Strategy, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: Eragon relies entirely on tedious, unenthusiastic gameplay that's way too shallow to sustain interest for more than a few minutes. Read review
Specs: Teen, Stormfront Studios, Action, Action - beat-em up, Adventure - third person adventure, Fantasy, 1-2 Players
Specs: Sierra Entertainment, Board Games
The Bottom Line: While it may be a lot smoother and simpler than its predecessors, Empire Earth III has been dumbed down to the point of irrelevance. Read review
Specs: Teen, Mad Doc Software, Strategy, Strategy / tactics / wargame - real time, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: The Stetchkov Syndicate's additional weapons, aggressive suspects, and new multiplayer mode breathe new life into an already great tactical shooter. Read review
Specs: Mature, Irrational Games, Action, 1-16 Players
The Bottom Line: The Middle Ages were tough times and similarly, Lords of the Realm II is a tough game. Read review
Specs: Impressions Games
The Bottom Line: Those who had a great time playing the original should by all means enjoy the sequel, as will most anyone interested in managing epic battles between huge spaceship fleets. Read review
Specs: Teen, Relic, Strategy, Real-Time Strategy, Sci-Fi, 1-6 Players
The Bottom Line: The official expansion for the genre-redefining Half-Life in turn sets a new standard of quality for future action-game mission packs. Read review
Specs: Mature, Gearbox Software, Action, General Action, 1-16 Players
Specs: Teen, Sierra Entertainment, Gambling, Gambling
The Bottom Line: For gamers willing to tolerate substandard graphics and linear gameplay, Betrayal in Antara succeeds in providing an enjoyable role-playing experience. Read review
Specs: Sierra Entertainment
The Bottom Line: Ground Control is not only one of the best-looking tactical combat games to date, but also one that's suitably challenging and rewarding. Read review
Specs: Teen, Massive Entertainment, Strategy, Real-Time Strategy, Sci-Fi, 1-8 Players
The Bottom Line: The influence of Diablo on Throne of Darkness is clearly evident--but while Throne of Darkness may be similar, you'll find that the Japanese setting isn't its only distinguishing feature. Read review
Specs: Mature, Click Entertainment
The Bottom Line: It's an excellent party game, but unlike its predecessors, its online play component also makes it ideal even when other people aren't at home. Read review
Specs: Teen, Jellyvision, Trivia / Game Show, 1-3 Players
The Bottom Line: The newest iteration of the series is the best one yet, offering an intelligent and flexible interface, a highly replayable campaign, and multiplayer modes that include cooperative play. Read review
Specs: Mature, Irrational Games, Action, Action - adventure, Action - 3D shooter, Realistic, 1-16 Players
The Bottom Line: If you're serious about role-playing games, Arcanum is well worth the investment of time, money, and effort. Read review
Specs: Mature, Troika Games, Role-Playing, PC-style RPG
The Bottom Line: As the credits rolled, all I felt was regret - regret that I had spent a good chunk of my life in this ugly world. Read review
The Bottom Line: Half-Life is the closest thing to a revolutionary step the genre has ever taken. Read review
Specs: Mature, Valve Software, Action, 1-32 Players
The Bottom Line: Cleopatra adds more of just about everything, and makes Impressions' Pharaoh a more complex and interesting game, without disrupting the fine balance of the original. Read review
Specs: Everyone, BreakAway Games, Strategy, City Bulding, Historic, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: The sight of a flaming hulk in this game is surpassed in grim beauty only bythe sound the flames make. Read review
The Bottom Line: While it may seem overly familiar to fans of Caesar III, it offers enough variety and innovation to keep things interesting. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Impressions Games, Strategy, General Strategy, 1 Player
Specs: Sports, General Sports
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