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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The PS2 game makes solid additions and a few improvements to The Sims' basic gameplay--but that gameplay has aged.
It improves in almost every conceivable way on its predecessors and reestablishes the series as the premier example of the play style it single-handedly pioneered.
It's clearly the best traditional computer role-playing game of the year and is bound to be an all-time favorite for many of its inevitable fans.
Unreal Tournament (1999)
Unreal Tournament is the most complete first-person shooter available.
Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
If you've ever liked any other real-time strategy game in this classical style, then you'll clearly see why this one deserves so much credit.
FreeSpace 2 is one of the best space sims ever made and is a solid candidate for game of the year.
While this game may look cute, it is in fact as sophisticated and enjoyable as the very best strategy games out there.
Heroes of Might and Magic III
No doubt a port of the PC version, the Dreamcast version of Heroes of Might and Magic III is bound to deliver the Heroes formula to console strategy fans.
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri is another one of those games that can make hours pass like minutes.
Baldur's Gate largely manages to meet, and even surpass, gamers' high expectations for this ambitious game.