Sid Meier's Civilization V
Civilization V features a number of new elements, as well as the addictive gameplay that has made this empire-building series a hit.
Left 4 Dead 2
The zombie shooter returns featuring four new survivors and five new campaigns.
World of Goo
You'll be using dozens of goo droplets to build elaborate structures in this PC puzzle game.
Travel seven platforming worlds to save a princess, but be wary of the peculiar flow of time in each level.
Half-Life 2 is a very impressive and engaging shooter, and a faithful follow-up to one of the greatest PC games of all time.
Unreal Tournament 2004
No other multiplayer-focused action game has this much to offer.
Neverwinter Nights is one of those exceedingly rare games that has a lot to offer virtually everyone, even if they aren't already into RPGs.
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'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.
FreeSpace 2 is one of the best space sims ever made and is a solid candidate for game of the year.
Half-Life is the closest thing to a revolutionary step the genre has ever taken.
In addition to being a very good adventure game, it features great writing and beautiful art direction.
Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars
Investigate a mysterious bombing and unravel a deep mystery in this point-and-click adventure.
Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri
A breakthrough in outdoor 3-D action sims, Terra Nova gives mech games and flight sims something to aspire to.