Game Releases by Score

Half-Life 1.

Half-Life

Platform: PC
November 19, 1998
Half-Life combines great storytelling in the tradition of Stephen King with intense action and advanced technology to create a frighteningly realistic world where players need to think smart to survive. Half-Life has won more than 50 Game of the Year awards from publications around the world, and was named 'Best PC Game Ever' in PC Gamer's November 1999 issue. [Sierra]
Metascore:
96
User Score:
9.0
Grim Fandango 2.

Grim Fandango

Platform: PC
October 14, 1998
Something's rotten in the Land of Dead and you're being played for a sucker. Meet Manny Calavera, travel agent at the Department of Death. He sells luxury packages to souls on their four-year journey to eternal rest. But there's trouble in paradise. Help Manny untangle himself from a conspiracy that threatens his very salvation. [LucasArts]
Metascore:
94
User Score:
9.1
Thief: The Dark Project 3.

Thief: The Dark Project

Platform: PC
November 30, 1998
Sneak through the shadows of 12 treacherous missions including haunted cathedrals, subterranean ruins, and forbidding prisons, in a dark and sinister city. Stalk your prey on the quest for stolen goods with your blackjack, sword and an assortment of unique arrows. Steal for money and uncover the hidden agendas of your allies and enemies as you play through an unravelling story of deception and revenge. Survive in a world where shadows are your only ally, trust is not an option, and confrontation results in death! [Eidos Interactive]
Metascore:
92
User Score:
9.0
Baldur's Gate 4.

Baldur's Gate

Platform: PC
December 21, 1998
Baldur's Gate takes you back to the Forgotten Realms on a visually dazzling role-playing adventure, one that brings to life the grand tradition of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons through cutting edge art and technology. Immerse yourself in this quintessential medieval fantasy world, where entire nations hang in the balance of your actions, dark prophecies test your resolve, and heroic dreams can be fulfilled at last. [Interplay]
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.9
Railroad Tycoon II 5.

Railroad Tycoon II

Platform: PC
November 2, 1998
Ride the Iron Horse. It can take you from New York to South Africa. It can take you from the year 1804 to the year 2000. It can take you from penniless manual laborer to powerful multi-millionaire. It can take you from a normal, well-adjusted, well-rounded person to an obsessed, singled-minded, one-tracked trainhead. This is a real railroad game, not just a strategy game that happens to involve railroads. If you want to hop on a plane, car or ship, hop on another game. This game is about trains for people who love trains. Everything about the game is centered around an authentic look and feeling of the railways. Period video and pictures are interlaced with the game. The design and interface are true to the character of the fabled late 1800's railroads. A.I. opponents are based on real people. And all maps are real (based on satellite photography from US Geological Service and other sources). [Gathering of Developers]
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.5
Starcraft 6.

Starcraft

Platform: PC
March 31, 1998
In the distant future a small group of human exiles have been doomed to fight for survival on the edge of the galaxy. Through military strength, espionage and deceit, a unified Terran government has maintained an uneasy peace. As resources run short, however, these Confederate nations find themselves looking towards the rich worlds of their alien neighbors, the enigmatic Protoss. To further complicate matters, it seems that a previously unknown and deadly species known only as the Zerg has entered Protoss space and is destroying everything in its path. The time for war has come... As the military leader for your species, you must gather the resources you need to train and expand your forces and lead them to victory. 30 unique missions will challenge you across three different campaigns as you control the fate of the galaxy.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
9.1
Myth II: Soulblighter 7.

Myth II: Soulblighter

Platform: PC
November 30, 1998
Building on the excellent plot and gameplay featured in Myth: The Fallen Lords, Myth II: Soulblighter also upped the ante by incorporating destructible environments as well as new game modes. The near-infinite gameplay permutations that ensued, ensured that Myth fans had lots of new toys to play with in the game world. Myth II also enjoyed a comprehensive update in the shape of the the Myth II expansion pack: Chimera. [Bungie Studios]
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.7
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division 8.

Shogo: Mobile Armor Division

Platform: PC
September 30, 1998
Choose from four ultra powerful transforming Mobile Combat Armor suits, each with its own advantages and strengths. Find tons of powerups and enhancements to improve your MCA's performance. In addition to piloting your MCA through deadly outdoor, underground, and city missions, you will be able to dock in certain areas and strike out on foot to complete objectives. There may even be a surprise or two in store... Shogo: Mobile Armor Division uses Monolith?s LithTech - one of the most advanced next-generation 3D engines in gaming. [Monolilth]
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.4
Fallout 2 9.

Fallout 2

Platform: PC
September 30, 1998
It's been 80 long years since your ancestor trod across the wastelands. As you search for the Garden of Eden Creation Kit to save your primitive village, your path is strewn with crippling radiation, megalomaniac mutants, and a relentless stream of lies, deceit, and treachery. You begin to wonder if anyone really stands to gain anything from this brave new world. [Interplay]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
9.1
Falcon 4.0 10.

Falcon 4.0

Platform: PC
November 30, 1998
Falcon 4.0 is an extremely detailed Simulation integrating a fully dynamic, realtime Air, land, and sea war in which you take part as an F-16 pilot. Running on any OS platform capable of supporting Directx 5.0 and above. Falcon 4.0 not only simulates a fantastic and versatile fighter, but also a very versatile product. With 4 years of hard work behind it, it is the ultimate Simulation experience for all enthusiasts. [Falcon 4.0 HQ]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.8
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 11.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six

Platform: PC
August 21, 1998
The most revolutionary action/strategy game of its kind. Nothing comes closer to offering an exciting combination of strategy, team-building, realistic three-dimensional graphics and true-to-life special forces action. The ultimate goal is to save yourself and the world from deadly terrorists. You must successfully complete 17 unique missions. If you die, the game isn't over. The World is. [Red Storm Entertainment]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.1
Blood II: The Chosen 12.

Blood II: The Chosen

Platform: PC
October 31, 1998
Take control of any one of "The Chosen" -- four extraordinary characters who inhabit a dark near-future world reminiscent of Blade Runner and The Crow. Become Caleb, the vicious protagonist from the original Blood, his cold-blooded love Ophelia, the ruthless Ishmael, or the unrelenting warrior Gabriela. Blood 2: The Chosen uses Monolith?s LithTech - one of the most advanced next-generation 3D engines in gaming. Blood 2?s weapons let you kill and be killed in more ways than any other 3D action game. Burn, electrocute, shoot, stab, voodoo, blow up, slowly dismember, or flay the skin from your opposition, and expect the same treatment right back! Take on a virtual army of enemies, from homicidal cultists to otherworldly horrors beyond imagining. Blood 2 has over 20 all new enemies to fight, as well as one returning fiend from the first game. [Monolith]
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.2
Emergency: Fighters for Life 13.

Emergency: Fighters for Life

Platform: PC
July 31, 1998
Emergency 4 boasts a rich mix of gripping real-time strategy game and true-to-life simulation. The player becomes head of operations in a fictional rescue and catastrophe management organisation, in command of a number of vehicles and staff from the fire department, medical rescue, police and technical services. For the first time in the history of the Emergency series, all campaign missions are embedded into one continuous game set in a real town with a sheer infinite number of side-operations and tasks, so linking the various missions together. The player has to manage money as well as setting the right pre-requisites for upcoming missions. The player has to react to a variety of events, developing dynamically 24/7, set against a background of continuous day/night changes and constantly varying weather conditions.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.9
Of Light and Darkness: The Prophecy 14.

Of Light and Darkness: The Prophecy

Platform: PC
March 31, 1998
A real-time surrealistic adventure in which the player must redeem the collective souls of a multitude of famous historical figures. More than 30 entities, ranging from Quechua, Mythic Godking of the high Andes (5000 B.C.) to the modern day mass murderer John Wayne Gacy (1994 A.D.), are present and accounted for in the race against the encroaching apocalypse. [AMG]
Metascore:
58
User Score:
tbd
The X-Files Game 15.

The X-Files Game

Platform: PC
June 22, 1998
Three years ago, when Fox Interactive first approached us about being involved with this project I almost turned them down. I had never seen an episode of the series and wasn't too keen on the idea of working on a project connected with a TV show. That changed as soon as I saw my first episode - the creative possibilites just exploded in my imagination. The hook was set. From that point on we fought like crazy, first to get the project and then to keep it alive. I'm sure glad we did. It's been the most challenging, frustrating, scariest, coolest thing I've ever done. It's pushed us as a company to go beyond even what we thought was possible and it's allowed us to push the boundary of what a computer game can be. [Greg Roach, Hyperbole Studios]
Metascore:
56
User Score:
7.8
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    • Platform: XONE
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    • Release Date: Oct 13, 2020
    • Rating: M
    • User Score: 5.9
    • Platform: PC
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    • User Score: 5.0
    • Platform: PC
  4. 48

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    • Rating: M
    • User Score: 3.2
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    • Release Date: Oct 13, 2020
    • Rating: T
    • User Score: 5.7
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