Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 strikes a perfect balance between new and old and renders the two previous entries in the series almost completely obsolete in the process.
Madden NFL 2002
The game manages to one-up last year's Madden in most categories.
Conker's Bad Fur Day
The premise of the game is gimmicky, but after its sordid skin is peeled away, a true gem of a 3D platformer is revealed.
With stunning graphics, excellent sound, and extremely solid gameplay, Paper Mario is a quality game on all fronts.
The challenging breadth of the adventure, the richly detailed graphics, varied gameplay, killer sound, and multiplayer mode all fuse into one amazingly fun experience.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Majora's Mask is a great game, but it isn't for everybody.
Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber
Ogre Battle 64 offers a detailed branching story and great depth of customization, both executed brilliantly within the limitations of a 35-meg cartridge.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
As most major publishers' development efforts shift to any number of next-generation platforms, Tony Hawk 2 will likely stand as one of the last truly fantastic games to be released ...
Madden NFL 2001
The flaws in the passing and running game prevent Madden 2001 from being completely enjoyable or realistic.
As a single-player or multiplayer FPS experience Perfect Dark is unparalleled on the console systems.
All-Star Baseball 2001
Due to limitations in graphical and sound capabilities, handheld baseball titles still have a long way to go before they catch up to their console counterparts. Acclaim's All-Star Baseball 2001 ...
Donkey Kong 64
Those of you who remotely liked Mario 64 or Banjo-Kazooie will be excited to the point of numbness by this game.
Rayman 2: The Great Escape
Rayman 2 is one of the best platforming experiences available on the PlayStation.
While this game may look cute, it is in fact as sophisticated and enjoyable as the very best strategy games out there.
Magical Tetris Challenge
Magical Tetris Challenge does offer a degree of the familiar cataleptic state puzzle game fans are so fond of, but if you already own a Tetris game, you probably don't ...
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Ocarina of Time definitely follows in the footsteps of the previous games, and the result is a game that can't be called anything other than flawless.
While not completely perfect, it's deep on options, packed with real teams and players, and presented with a slick interface.
It doesn't stray too far from the formula, but it makes the logical progressions you would expect Nintendo to make.
Blitz is the most addictive sports game ever created.
Whatever else may be said about Quake II, one thing is certain: It is the only first-person shooter to render the original Quake entirely obsolete.
GoldenEye 007 (1997)
GoldenEye is the type of game N64 owners have been waiting for since they finished Mario 64.
Tetrisphere is precisely the sort of game that the N64 really needs.
Super Mario 64
With realms so vast and detailed, and yet so graphically clean and simple, one instinctively wants to go exploring.