As a single-player or multiplayer FPS experience Perfect Dark is unparalleled on the console systems.
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.
It's not just one of the single most atmospheric games ever created, but it's also quite simply one of the best.
Command & Conquer: Red Alert
There are new weapons, enemies, and levels, but the game engine and basic play are essentially the same.
Bungie's popular first-person shooter makes its debut on the Xbox 360 with Halo 3.
Gone Home is a first-person game entirely about exploration, mystery, and discovery.
A prequel to the original Halo, Halo: Reach follows a SPARTAN squad as they fight the Covenant on a besieged fortress world.
Unreal Tournament (1999)
Unreal Tournament is the most complete first-person shooter available.
Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
The first of three sequels in Blizzard's legendary sci-fi real-time strategy series focuses on the Terran faction.
Crysis is a Sci-Fi FPS game for the PC in which mankind must struggle to survive in the face of an alien invasion.
Unreal Tournament 2004
No other multiplayer-focused action game has this much to offer.
Star Wars Rogue Leader: Rogue Squadron II
Rogue Leader: Rogue Squadron II improves upon its predecessor and serves up one of the best showcases for Nintendo's new system and an equally impressive game.
What really makes Battlezone so special is the way it blends the adrenaline rush of first-person action games with the strategy and resource management of Red Alert.
Half-Life is the closest thing to a revolutionary step the genre has ever taken.
FreeSpace 2 is one of the best space sims ever made and is a solid candidate for game of the year.
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.
Cavedog has done a commendable job of taking the basic mechanics of real-time strategy and using them to create something new.
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.
Command & Conquer
Overall Command & Conquer is a great strategy game and easily the best available on the PlayStation.
Dark Reign: The Future of War
One of the most impressive games released this year in any genre.
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.
If you don't like Descent at least a little bit, make no mistake, there is something wrong with you.