Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City provides just about everything you'd want in a follow-up to an outstanding game.
While it has a few minor problems, they are dwarfed by the sheer amount of enjoyment the game will undoubtedly offer to anyone who enjoys a good RPG.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4
Anyone with even a remote interest in either the genre or the real-life sport should purchase this game as soon as possible.
Syberia proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the adventure game genre is still full of life.
If you're a fan of NFL football, then you owe it to yourself to pick up NFL 2K3.
Madden NFL 2003
Madden 2003 for the PlayStation 2 has online play, a robust franchise mode, and plenty of secondary modes to keep you busy.
Medal of Honor: Frontline
The game's level and mission design are extremely well done and provide an ample amount of different activities, keeping the gameplay fresh from start to finish.
Virtua Fighter 4
You can't tell right off the bat, but Virtua Fighter 4 is the best fighting game in years.
Final Fantasy X
If you've been waiting for the definitive role-playing game for the PlayStation 2, here it is.
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.
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
It boils down to this: You need to play Metal Gear Solid 2.
More than just an upgrade of the original, SSX Tricky is the best snowboarding game ever made.
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.
The improvements in the game, although subtle on the surface, are substantial for serious fans of the NBA.
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.
Devil May Cry
Devil May Cry has successfully captured the twitch-based, relentlessly free-flowing gameplay style of so many classic 2D action games.
Fans of the NFL 2K series will undoubtedly find that it's hard not to like NFL 2K2.
NHL 2002 is the deepest, most realistic 3D NHL game on the market.
Resident Evil Code: Veronica X
Resident Evil Code: Veronica X is an excellent port of a game that was released a year and a half ago.
Madden NFL 2002
The game manages to one-up last year's Madden in most categories.
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.