MDK2 HD is a wacky action adventure game that is receiving a range of gameplay tweaks and reworked audio.
Galleon: Islands of Mystery
Galleon: Islands of Mystery fails to live up to its incredibly lofty aspirations, but it does so in spectacular fashion.
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II will surely satisfy players looking for a well-crafted, accessible action RPG experience.
Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel
It's basically a simple, mildly entertaining, and somewhat uneven quasi-futuristic dungeon crawl for one or two players.
Hunter: The Reckoning Redeemer
If you're in search of a cooperative action game to play with friends, Hunter works, but it certainly isn't the most exciting game in town.
Icewind Dale: The Ultimate Collection
This compilation includes Icewind Dale, Icewind Dale II, and Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter.
Baldur's Gate II: The Collection
This Baldur's Gate compilation includes full versions of Shadows of Amn as well as the first expansion pack, Throne of Bhaal.
Lionheart: Legacy of the Crusader
If you've played and enjoyed earlier RPGs from Black Isle Studios, this one won't impress you, but at least it'll remind you of those great games.
Icewind Dale: The Collection
Icewind Dale: The Collection combines the original Icewind Dale with the Heart of Winter expansion. The Collection also includes a soundtrack disc and strategy guide.
RLH: Run Like Hell
Despite its lengthy development cycle, RLH still feels rushed and incomplete.
Though it's certainly not bad, Incoming Forces isn't likely to inspire much excitement in anyone.
Icewind Dale II
Like its predecessor, Icewind Dale II is simply a great role-playing game.
Hunter: The Reckoning
Hunter succeeds in delivering a very fun though short gaming experience, whether you're playing alone or with up to three friends.
This isometric 3D game was going to use the role-playing system created for the Fallout RPG series. However, its development was canceled.
Rubu Tribe combines elements of strategy, action, adventure, and exploration into its gameplay, as players assume the role of a tribe leader who must lead his followers to their sacred land.
Interplay plans to publish this seuqle to the controversial FPS that put you in the role of a street thug.
Interplay Entertainment has begun work on a massively multiplayer online role-playing game based on its postapocalyptic classic Fallout.
It's a video game, it's a cartoon, it's a toy, it's a lunch box, and now it's a PC CD-ROM game.
Though the tabloid alien-abduction plot feels a bit dated, there's more than enough splatter and gags to compensate.
Jetfighter: Full Burn
Mission Studios has essentially taken the Jetfighter III engine and wrapped it all in a cinematic narrative that would have shamed Digital Pictures.
Star Trek: Starfleet Command
Starfleet Command is undoubtedly the best combat-oriented Trek game yet.
It improves in almost every conceivable way on its predecessors and reestablishes the series as the premier example of the play style it single-handedly pioneered.
If you don't already know the dos and don'ts of castling etiquette, don't expect to win many games here.
Virtual Pool 2
Virtual Pool 2 succeeds as being both an entertaining game and an instructional tool.
Messiah is relatively short, and the memorable set pieces are interrupted by too many uninspired jumping puzzles.
Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness is the latest platform/puzzle game from the creators of Out of this World and Flashback.
The core elements of 1997's best role-playing game are intact and, in several ways, have been improved.
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division (1998)
Shogo never feels pointless and, with its careful attention to narrative as well as action, is clearly of the new breed of shooters.
Baldur's Gate largely manages to meet, and even surpass, gamers' high expectations for this ambitious game.
Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now
If you're not adverse to a little lowbrow humor and a lot of violence and mayhem, you'll find plenty of action and still more fun in Carmageddon II.
Earthworm Jim 3D
Earthworm Jim 3D has something to discourage all types of people from playing it.
Baseball 2000 feels, plays, and looks just the way its name sounds: generic.
VR Sports Powerboat Racing
If you're a fan of powerboat racing and think it's neat that it has been turned into a video game, don't get your hopes up.
Star Trek: Klingon Academy
It's an extremely ambitious simulation that provides plenty of original gameplay but fails to adequately refine its presentation.
It's clearly the best traditional computer role-playing game of the year and is bound to be an all-time favorite for many of its inevitable fans.
FreeSpace 2 is one of the best space sims ever made and is a solid candidate for game of the year.
Descent 3: Mercenary
Its few good points are overshadowed by its generally bland level design and a lack of new features.
Alone in the Dark: The Trilogy 1+2+3
This is a great deal for those who've never played the games.
Atlantis: The Lost Tales (1997)
Even veteran adventurers can expect 20 hours or more of gameplay from Atlantis,but that's only because of the sorry save-game feature and the obtuse puzzles.
Atomic Bomberman is one of this year's biggest missed opportunities.
Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast
Even though Tales of the Sword Coast doesn't extend the storyline of the original game, the new areas added by the expansion pack are varied and well designed.