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: 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
Specs: Sierra Entertainment
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: Newcomer Monster Games came up with an interesting concept for Viper Racing: Create the type of ultrarealistic physics model found in games like Grand Prix Legends and use it to simulate racing a high-dollar production car. Read review
Specs: Monster Games Inc.
The Bottom Line: It's a fairly sturdy, combat-heavy platformer with a good hook, but it lacks a real distinct attitude. Read review
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, Radical Entertainment, Action, 1-2 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: 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
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, Krome Studios, Action, 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: If you're at all interested in the concept, you'll find Trophy Bass well-made and fun to play. If not, cast your line elsewhere. Read review
Specs: K-A, Sierra Entertainment, Sports, 1 Player
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
Specs: Everyone, Saffire, Action, Console-style RPG, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: F.E.A.R. Files serves up two stand-alone expansions for F.E.A.R., though one is definitely stronger than the other. Read review
Specs: Mature, TimeGate Studios, Action, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: Target Liberty is too short, too tedious, and too absurd to take seriously. Read review
Specs: Teen, 3G Studios, Action, 1 Player
Specs: Everyone, Etranges Libellules, Action, Action - adventure
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
Specs: Sports, General Sports
Specs: Everyone, Amaze Entertainment, Action, First-Person Adventure, Sci-Fi, 1 Player
Specs: Everyone, Sierra Entertainment, Action
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