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: 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: 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 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
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, Stormfront Studios, Adventure, 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
The Bottom Line: If you like Civil War games, this one deserves a place by your computer. Read review
Specs: Sierra Entertainment
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: While the graphics and sound could have been better, the fast-paced gameplay and circuit options make the game interesting and enjoyable. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Sierra Entertainment
The Bottom Line: Quest for Glory V has a few quirks and problems that will try your patience, but series fans will want to play this game to see old friends and follow Hero's last adventure. Read review
Specs: Teen, Yosemite Entertainment, Role-Playing, General Role-Playing, Fantasy, 1 Player
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: 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: 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
Specs: Everyone, Sierra Entertainment, Action
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
Specs: Teen, Sierra Entertainment, Gambling, Gambling
The Bottom Line: The plot in Shivers II is hauntingly intelligent. Read review
The Bottom Line: If you like fighters, you'll love this one. 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
The Bottom Line: Casino Empire lacks a lot of features that you'd expect from any good management game, though it still manages to be enjoyable at times. Read review
Specs: Teen, Sierra Entertainment, Strategy, Tycoon, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: It's a simple pinball game that's just trying to provide some innocuous fun. Read review
Specs: Everyone, 3D Ultra, Pinball, Pinball, 1 Player
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
Specs: Teen, Jellyvision, Trivia / Game Show
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