Every GameSpot Game of the Year
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2000 | Chrono Cross, The Sims
Note: Through the years 1998-2001, GameSpot gave Game of the Year awards for both Console and PC.
Score: 10 | Review Date: January 6, 2000 | Written by: Andrew Vestal
"With Square agonizing over every detail of its flagship property, the Chrono Cross team was apparently left mostly to themselves. Consequently, the game shares an all-out enthusiasm and joie de vivre found in the best 16-bit titles -- back before games became multimillion dollar properties that had to answer to glaring shareholders. Chrono Cross may not have had the largest budget, but it has the largest heart." Read the full review.
Score: 9.1 | Review Date: February 11, 2000 | Written by: Andrew Park
"This isn't to say that The Sims isn't an enjoyable and intriguing game, because it is. If you relished the feeling of complete control of building a city in SimCity, then you will doubtless enjoy the experience of building a domestic life in The Sims. And even those who didn't will still likely find themselves engrossed in The Sims' bright-looking, real-sounding, and highly detailed world of miniature people." Read the full review.