Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II
Arguably the best single-player first-person shooter since Doom.
Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition
Duke Nukem Atomic is a heck of a fun addition to the original episodes.
Crusader: No Regret
Everything that was good about the first game is great in the second.
Veterans of the first game will also be quick to notice some interface changes and gameplay enhancements. However, Homeworld's beautiful graphics, top-notch sound, and 3D play mechanics remain intact.
Independence War 2: Edge of Chaos
Particle Systems has successfully created the type of game that fans of the space sim genre have been waiting for years to play.
Duke Nukem 3D
The ballots have been cast and the verdict has arrived: The Duke is A-#1.
Although Red Faction rarely outstrips the games it draws inspiration from, the fact that there are times when it shows them up at all is pretty impressive.
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War
Dawn of War is a testament to what can be so great about real-time strategy, and it captures the grim and brutal world of Warhammer 40,000 extremely well.
Tribes: Vengeance effectively captures the spirit of the original game, and adds a surprisingly good single-player campaign to a deep and addictive multiplayer component.
MechWarrior 4: Vengeance
It's a fantastic introduction to the MechWarrior series for those who haven't yet discovered it, and should have enough depth to keep veterans involved for a long time.
Star Chamber combines elegance, interesting gameplay choices, and the attraction of card-collecting in what has to be one of the very best pure game designs of the year.
Star Wars TIE Fighter: Collector's CD-ROM
TIE Fighter is the best space combat game ever made.
Unreal Tournament 2003
While it's not all that it could have been, Unreal Tournament 2003 does deliver tons of bloody, in-your-face combat in some beautifully designed arenas.
Star Wars: Empire at War
Star Wars: Empire at War is a real-time-strategy game set in the Star Wars universe and takes place a few years before the events of Episode IV.
Aliens Versus Predator 2
It's better than the original Aliens vs. Predator, and it's one of the best action games released so far this year.
Those who had a great time playing the original should by all means enjoy the sequel, as will most anyone interested in managing epic battles between huge spaceship fleets.
Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares
Players who love strategy games will go nuts for Master of Orion II.
Star Wars: Republic Commando
You can be part of an elite squad of soldiers in Star Wars Republic Commando. Play as one of a team of republic troops in the time between Star Wars ...
Game designer Chris Taylor, creator of Total Annihilation, returns to the RTS genre with the new franchise Supreme Commander.
Half-Life 2: Episode One
Half-Life 2: Episode One is the first expansion to Valve's award-winning shooter. The expansion focuses on developing characters other than Gordon Freeman.
Dark Reign Expansion: Rise of the Shadowhand
Rise of the Shadowhand accomplishes the challenging feat of significantly improving one of last year's best and most complex real-time strategy games.
Its real-time strategy elements and its focus on cooperative piloting tactics are so central to its gameplay that Allegiance can be very challenging to learn, but it's well worth the ...