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Perimeter is without a doubt one of the most innovative real-time strategy games to appear in years.
This historical real-time strategy game pits the ancient Greeks against the mighty Persian empire, and features both 2D and 3D gameplay options.
Thief: Deadly Shadows
Like its predecessors, Thief: Deadly Shadows features a memorable protagonist, a great setting, and some very interesting missions.
This pool game from Archer Maclean will see players competing in a league on a South Pacific island.
Hitman: Contracts delivers some time-tested and sometimes highly entertaining stealth action, which any fan of the genre might as well check out.
Far Cry isn't just a stunning technical accomplishment. It's quite possibly the best single-player first-person shooter experience for the PC since Half-Life.
Unreal Tournament 2004
No other multiplayer-focused action game has this much to offer.
After a hiatus in 2003, EA's Cricket 2004 resumes the franchise with more than 50 licensed teams from around the world, 1200 players, and 75 modeled stadiums.
Colin McRae Rally 04
There aren't any PC rally racing games that are better than Colin McRae Rally 04--and there aren't many better driving games of any type, for that matter.
Dead Man's Hand
Dead Man's Hand isn't a bad use of your $20, and for what it's worth, the PC version of this first-person shooter is substantially better than the previously released Xbox ...
SpellForce: The Order of Dawn
SpellForce's unique combination of role-playing and strategy elements makes it worth a look for fans of either kind of game.
This historical business simulation game will challenge players to build and maintain a railroad in the 19th century.
If you're looking for a management game that won't overwhelm you with details and spreadsheets, School Tycoon should be right up your alley.
Sonic Team almost seems to be daring you to try to have fun with the PlayStation 2 version by making it significantly uglier, slower, and generally just rougher around the ...
Deus Ex: Invisible War
Deus Ex: Invisible War can be highly rewarding, as long as you're willing to look past some problems along the way.
Championship Manager: Season 03/04
Who would have thought that one of the best games you could be playing on the PC was a text-based soccer management simulation?
Legacy of Kain: Defiance
Legacy of Kain: Defiance has an outstanding premise, but it's ultimately a disappointment.
The Hobbit: The Prelude to the Lord of the Rings
The story still stands up, but the game that has been wrapped around it simply cannot keep up its end of the bargain.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time can be recommended wholeheartedly. It looks fantastic and features responsive controls, some original play mechanics, a good story, and plenty of thrilling adventure.
Railroad Tycoon 3
Railroad Tycoon III is surprisingly easy to learn for a game of its scope, and it has something for anyone with a fondness for trains or making loads of money--which ...
Hidden & Dangerous 2: Sabre Squadron
There's a lot of entertainment to be found in this game, but you'll need to wade through a lot of problems to get to it.
Commandos 3: Destination Berlin (2003)
If any game offers the chance to understand just how impossible the heroic events of war movies would be to accomplish, Commandos 3 is it.
Conflict: Desert Storm II - Back to Baghdad
Conflict: Desert Storm II isn't without problems, but it's decidedly improved over last year's game.
Republic: The Revolution
Overly linear missions and noninteractive 3D action get in the way of the deep political strategizing of Republic's later levels.
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Tomb Raider (1996)
Tomb Raider is simply a smart game, bursting with great touches.
Flight Unlimited II
It doesn't have the globe-spanning sweep of Microsoft Flight Simulator, but it renders its own little corner of the world with admirable fidelity.
If you didn't care for Tomb Raider's third-person perspective and camera angles then Deathtrap Dungeon will probably leave you cold.
Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven
Might and Magic VI is a classically designed role-playing game that features both a huge gaming world and lots of attention to detail.
Grand Prix Legends
Grand Prix Legends will reward you with arguably the most intense racing experience ever seen on a personal computer.
Messiah is relatively short, and the memorable set pieces are interrupted by too many uninspired jumping puzzles.
Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines
A genuinely original game of tactics, planning, and precision.
Despite the small problems, building a thriving city in Caesar III is fun.
The core elements of 1997's best role-playing game are intact and, in several ways, have been improved.
Thief: The Dark Project
Its emphasis on stealth, strategy, and ingenuity, coupled with its strong narrative structure and excellent mission design, adds up to a game that's stylish, serious, rewarding, and unique.
The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard
The excellent story, unique puzzles, and addictive swordplay help make Redguard an immensely rich and enjoyable adventure.
Gangsters has many interesting features, but they don't come together in the big picture.
Starsiege brings new life to a genre otherwise devoid of it, even if it doesn't really succeed in elevating robot sims out of their long-term rut.
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.
Warzone 2100's highly navigable 3D engine, unique campaign structure, and multiplayer gameplay should please most real-time strategy fans.
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri is another one of those games that can make hours pass like minutes.
Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty
Beyond the Call of Duty ends up feeling like a shadow of its former self, being both shorter and more frustrating than the original.
Although Revenant is also a great-looking game that's fun to play, it constantly threatens to break apart at the seams.
Homeworld is both an excellent game and one that may well reshape the entire real-time strategy genre.
Total Annihilation: Kingdoms
Kingdoms suffers from a long list of problems that collectively prevent it from exceeding its ancestor or from rejuvenating a tired genre.
The real shame of it is there is a fine, fine flight simulator at the core of Aggressor.
Flight Unlimited III
Enough has been improveduponand added to makeFlight Unlimited IIIa worthy successor to a classic series.
Neverwinter Nights is one of those exceedingly rare games that has a lot to offer virtually everyone, even if they aren't already into RPGs.
SimCity 3000 is a stable, attractive, finely balanced game with just enough new features to satisfy veterans of the series.