Return to Castle Wolfenstein
Wolfenstein is well worth it for the multiplayer game alone, so the fact that you get a solid single-player game in the box can only be considered a bonus.
IL-2 Sturmovik: Pe-2
IL-2 Sturmovik is destined to be a classic. This is one of those simulations that reminds you why you love the genre.
Its engaging gameplay and surprisingly good graphics and sound make it a worthy finale to the Wizardry series, as well as an excellent RPG in and of itself.
Halo: Combat Evolved
Not only is this easily the best of the Xbox launch games, but it's easily one of the best shooters ever, on any platform.
Sid Meier's Civilization III
Civilization III is a triumphant proclamation that strategy gaming is alive and well and still able to keep you rooted in front of your computer for hours at a time.
Fans of soccer will find that this latest FIFA game is the most challenging, most realistic, and also the greatest yet.
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.
Grand Theft Auto III
Grand Theft Auto III is, quite simply, an incredible experience that shouldn't be missed by anyone mature enough to handle it.
Flight Simulator 2002
Whether you're a nervous tenderfoot or hardened devotee of desktop flying, this is the Flight Simulator you've been waiting for.
NHL 2002 is the deepest, most realistic 3D NHL game on the market.
Dark Age of Camelot: Trials of Atlantis
This impressive online role-playing game marks the dawning of a new era in a gaming genre that has steadily gained prominence since Ultima Online made national headlines in 1997.
If you can't play this intense, original action game on any platform except the PS2, then that's where you should play it--but only by default.
Black & White
No other PC game to date has so effectively combined so many seemingly incompatible elements into one highly polished game.
Clive Barker's Undying
Undying has superb graphics, truly impressive sound effects, and fast-paced, enjoyable action sequences. The entire game is very atmospheric, and a lot of fun to play.
NASCAR Racing 4
Minor blemishes aside, it is easily the finest stock car sim available and quite possibly the best racing game to date.
Giants: Citizen Kabuto
Give Giants a try, and in short order, you'll find yourself playing one of the PS2's most likable, most offbeat shooters.
The Longest Journey
The Longest Journey is one of the best adventure games in years.
The Operative: No One Lives Forever
Just when it seemed as if first-person shooters had run out of ideas, along comes No One Lives Forever to reinvigorate the genre.
FIFA 2001 Major League Soccer
Though FIFA 2001 is a solid enough game in its own right, the game's lack of innovation or significant upgrades keeps it from having the same impact as FIFA 2000.
The speed, danger, and daring of world-class motorcycle racing have been captured superbly in Superbike 2001
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
It's a definitive role-playing experience, and the only reason it can't be called the best game in its class is because in a sense there's nothing available that compares to it.
Enemy Engaged: RAH-66 Comanche Versus Ka-52 Hokum
Enemy Engaged sets a higher standard for how immersive a flight sim can be, while it also avoids getting mired down in the technical minutiae of combat aviation.
Combat Mission: Beyond Overlord
It's sure to appeal to anyone interested in serious military simulations, but even those just looking for a good World War II computer game should find that it has a lot to offer.