The improvements in the game, although subtle on the surface, are substantial for serious fans of the NBA.
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.
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
It boils down to this: You need to play Metal Gear Solid 2.
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.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Set in the early 90s, the next installment in the Grand Theft Auto series brings you to San Andreas--a city troubled by gangs, drugs, and corruption. You'll follow a rising ...
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.
If you're a fan of NFL football, then you owe it to yourself to pick up NFL 2K3.
Grand Theft Auto Double Pack
Get both GTA III and GTA: Vice City in this compilation pack for the PS2.
Fans of the NFL 2K series will undoubtedly find that it's hard not to like NFL 2K2.
Burnout 3: Takedown
Burnout 3: Takedown is an amazing achievement that anyone with a pulse will probably love.
Ninja Gaiden (2004)
This is one of the best, most challenging action adventure games ever made.
Despite a rather short campaign and a disappointing storyline, Halo 2 is an exceptional shooter that frequently delivers thrilling, memorable, and unique moments in its online, co-op, and single-player modes.
More than just an upgrade of the original, SSX Tricky is the best snowboarding game ever made.
Anyone looking for thrilling action with refined control and a great premise need look no further than Freedom Fighters.
ESPN NFL Football
While Madden is the most realistic-playing football game on the market, ESPN NFL Football is simply the most exciting football game on the planet.
World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 International
Featuring 136 club teams and 57 national teams, Winning Eleven 8 offers gamers control of up to 4,500 of the world's greatest soccer players.
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay
It's easily one of the most-impressive games on the Xbox and seems destined to be remembered as the most inspiring collaboration between Hollywood and the gaming industry yet.
RalliSport Challenge 2
Rallisport Challenge 2 isn't just a sequel--it is easily one of the most purely pleasurable driving experiences you're likely to encounter on any platform.
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter continues Ubisoft's tactical shooter series.
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.
Sid Meier's Pirates!
This is a triumphant remake of a classic strategy game, featuring an intoxicating blend of action, strategy, role-playing, and pure fun.
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.