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.
Far Cry isn't just a stunning technical accomplishment. It's quite possibly the best single-player first-person shooter experience for the PC since Half-Life.
Madden NFL 2003
Madden 2003 for the PlayStation 2 has online play, a robust franchise mode, and plenty of secondary modes to keep you busy.
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30
Set during the famous airdrop before the invasion at Normandy, Brothers in Arms tells the story of Sgt. Matt Baker and his squad of 101st Airborne paratroopers, who were scattered ...
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.
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.
Forza Motorsport lets you own, customize, and race your favorite cars. You can collect models from more than 60 manufacturers and then race to earn money for upgrades and aftermarket ...
The PS2 game makes solid additions and a few improvements to The Sims' basic gameplay--but that gameplay has aged.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas is the fifth title in the Rainbow Six series, and pits players against terrorists who have taken the city of Vegas hostage.
Syberia proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the adventure game genre is still full of life.
Burnout Revenge is a racing game in which your desire for destruction is as important as your ability to reach the finish line. The sequel to Burnout 3 adds some ...
Top Spin is, quite simply, the most well-rounded, feature-rich game of tennis to be found anywhere, on any system.
This is easily the best driving game currently available for the Xbox, and no Xbox owner should be caught without it.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004
Even if EA Sports had left every other aspect of the game identical to Tiger Woods 2003, the staggering number of new, playable courses alone makes 2004 worthwhile.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
You don't need to be a fan of Star Wars or of RPGs to appreciate all the impressive qualities of this game--but if you are, all the better.
NBA Street V3
The third installment of NBA Street advances the series by adding more customization, different game modes, and new gameplay features. Now you can build both your reputation and show-stopping Gamebreakers ...
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
Max Payne 2 is just a remarkable production, and what it lacks in length or volume it more than makes up for in quality and density.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time can be recommended wholeheartedly. It looks fantastic and features responsive controls, some original play mechanics, a good story, and plenty of thrilling adventure.
Madden NFL 2005
Madden NFL 2005 is still Madden. That is to say, it's another superb game of football that continues Madden's long legacy as one of the best in the business.
Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
Jedi Outcast is simply one of the easiest games to recommend this year.