Game Releases by Score

Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn 1.

Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn

Platform: PC
September 24, 2000
An epic continuation of the story that began in "Baldur's Gate," this RPG is set along the southern portion of the Sword Coast, a detailed and rich area of the Forgotten Realms called Amn. It features 300 spells and 130-plus monster types compared to only 130 spells and 60 monster types in Baldur's Gate. [Interplay]
Metascore:
95
User Score:
9.1
The Sims 2.

The Sims

Platform: PC
February 4, 2000
In "SimCity," you had the power to build and control cities ... with The Sims, you'll create and control people!
Metascore:
92
User Score:
7.9
The Longest Journey 3.

The Longest Journey

Platform: PC
November 16, 2000
An epic 3-D adventure spanning over 150 unique locations across two distinct and detailed worlds. [Funcom]
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.7
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 4.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2

Platform: PC
October 25, 2000
Players can choose to skate with the skills of Tony Hawk, the most legendary pro of all time, or as one of 12 pro skaters from the star-studded lineup. The game's intuitive and solid control scheme allows players to perform hundreds of tricks in a variety of realistic, obstacle-filled, real-world locations. [Activision]
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.5
The Operative: No One Lives Forever 5.

The Operative: No One Lives Forever

Platform: PC
November 11, 2000
A story-driven, first-person adventure delivering over-the-top action, tense subterfuge, outrageous villains, and wry humor in the tradition of the great 1960's spy films and TV shows. [Fox Interactive]
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.7
NHL 2001 6.

NHL 2001

Platform: PC
September 28, 2000
High-flyin', hard hittin', intense powerplay hockey is back with EA Sports' NHL 2001, bringing gamers out of the stands and onto the ice. Lace up the skates and play with or against all 30 National Hockey League teams, including the expansion Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
90
User Score:
6.5
Deus Ex 7.

Deus Ex

Platform: PC
June 23, 2000
The game that incorporates RPG, action, adventure, and 1st-person shooter genres into a chaotic blend of real-world conspiracies, cliffhangers, and plot twists. A richly simulated world of unparalleled interactivity, engineered to react logically to your every action. The decisions and consequences are yours. [Eidos Interactive]
Metascore:
90
User Score:
9.2
Sacrifice (2000) 8.

Sacrifice (2000)

Platform: PC
November 5, 2000
Sacrifice provides a truly fresh approach in the 3-D RTS genre, allowing players to act as both commander and combatant over huge, real-time, generated landscapes in single or multiplayer modes. Wizards will not be disappointed as Sacrifice serves up over 50 spells and creatures. [Interplay]
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.7
Homeworld: Cataclysm 9.

Homeworld: Cataclysm

Platform: PC
September 7, 2000
Homeworld: Cataclysm boasts 18 all-new ships, 25 new technologies, 17 single-player missions, and fantastic multiplay, while improving on the interface and technology that earned Homeworld 1999's highest accolades. [Sierra Studios]
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.8
Descent 3 10.

Descent 3

Platform: PC
June 14, 2000
Descent 2 ended with you drifting helplessly in deep space. Just as your life support begins to fail, you are miraculously rescued by a group of renegade researchers. Soon after, the researchers confide that a Dr. Swietzer has been secretly developing the deadly robot virus you've encountered in the mines. Upon agreeing to help the researchers locate Swietzer, you learn that Dravis, the corporate executive who contracted you, not only is working with Swietzer, but intentionally sabotaged your warp drive, leaving you stranded in the depths of space. Rejuvenated with a desire for revenge, you focus your search for Swietzer, and eagerly await your next meeting with Dravis. The gut-wrenching Descent saga continues with more pulse-pounding action than ever before. Dive into massive subterranean strongholds and experience a whole new degree of freedom powered by the all-new Fusion engine. Test your piloting skills against an army of assault-bots using an extensive arsenal of firepower. Prepare yourself for an explosive new 3D action-experience that will turn your world INSIDE-OUT! [Interplay]
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.7
Superbike 2001 11.

Superbike 2001

Platform: PC
October 9, 2000
Superbike 2001 delivers authentic Superbike racing from Superpole qualifying to the championship rounds. With the all new Training mode, novice riders are smoothly brought up to speed, while real telemetry and enhanced race management options give sim racing fans even more authenticity. [EA Sports]
Metascore:
88
User Score:
6.7
Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Expansion 12.

Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Expansion

Platform: PC
August 24, 2000
The official add-on to the best-selling, real-time strategy game "Age Of Empires II: The Age Of Kings" challenges veterans and novices to wage war on an epic scale with all-new civilizations, unique units and technologies, and campaigns based on infamous conquerors, such as Attila the Hun, El Cid, and Montezuma. [Microsoft]
Metascore:
88
User Score:
9.1
Counter-Strike 13.

Counter-Strike

Platform: PC
November 8, 2000
Counter-Strike modifies the multiplayer aspects of "Half-Life" to bring to it a more team-oriented gameplay. Counter-Strike provides the player with an experience that a trained counter-terrorist unit or terrorist unit experiences.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
9.2
Diablo II 14.

Diablo II

Platform: PC
June 29, 2000
In Diablo II, return to a world of dark fantasy. As one of five distinct character types, explore the world of Diablo II -- journey across distant lands, fight new villains, discover new treasures, and uncover ancient mysteries, all in the quest to stop the Lord Of Terror, once and for all. [Blizzard Entertainment]
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.8
MechWarrior 4: Vengeance 15.

MechWarrior 4: Vengeance

Platform: PC
November 23, 2000
MechWarrior 4: Vengeance weaves heart-pounding BattleMech action with the continuing drama and unfolding storyline of the perpetual BattleTech universe, now in its 16th year. [Microsoft]
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.6
Thief II: The Metal Age 16.

Thief II: The Metal Age

Platform: PC
March 23, 2000
On the streets and rooftops of a darkened city, where the forces of a corrupt sheriff loom, it takes someone with a soft touch and even softer step to stay ahead of the law. For a master thief like Garrett, the choices are clear: profit or perish. Thief II: The Metal Age expands on the smash-hit "first-person sneaker", Thief: The Dark Project, demanding a whole new level of stealth, strategy, and skill to survive. [Eidos Interactive]
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.9
Icewind Dale 17.

Icewind Dale

Platform: PC
June 29, 2000
A completely new Advanced Dungeons & Dragons adventure with an epic storyline in the tradition of "Baldur's Gate." Includes 3-D technology developed for "Baldur's Gate II" that allows for incredible spell and environment effects. New spells, equipment, and abilities provide a higher level of gameplay. [Interplay]
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.3
Grand Prix 3 18.

Grand Prix 3

Platform: PC
August 24, 2000
Created by Geoff Crammond, the genius behind the best sellers "F1 Grand Prix" and "Grand Prix 2." [Hasbro Interactive]
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.3
Zeus: Master of Olympus 19.

Zeus: Master of Olympus

Platform: PC
October 22, 2000
Recreate your favorite legends from Greek mythology as you build and rule beautiful city-states. Help Hercules defeat the Hydra, Odysseus win the Trojan War, or Jason retrieve the Golden Fleece. You'll make friends in high places, get involved in the affairs of immortals, and even meet Zeus himself. [Sierra Studios]
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.7
Enemy Engaged: RAH-66 Comanche Versus Ka-52 Hokum 20.

Enemy Engaged: RAH-66 Comanche Versus Ka-52 Hokum

Platform: PC
July 31, 2000
Here's your chance to fly two of the deadliest next-gen attack helicopters -- the U.S. Army's RAH-66 Comanche gunship, a stealth helicopter with a radar signature 1/600th that of a Hellfire missile ... or the Russian-built counterpart, the twin-rotored death-deliverer -- the KA-52 Hokum-B. [Empire Interactive]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.3
Ground Control 21.

Ground Control

Platform: PC
June 1, 2000
Two political factions have gone to war over a distant world and the secrets it holds in Ground Control, a visually stunning and frenetically paced action/real-time strategy game from Sierra Studios and Massive Entertainment. [Sierra Studios]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.6
Steel Beasts 22.

Steel Beasts

Platform: PC
September 24, 2000
More than just another modern tank simulation. This design effort goes further than any before it to accurately model real-world conditions and tactics -- but in a way as to not overwhelm the novice, would-be tanker with a zillion key combinations and an overwhelming interface. [Shrapnel Games]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.7
Star Trek: Voyager Elite Force 23.

Star Trek: Voyager Elite Force

Platform: PC
September 20, 2000
As Lt. Tuvok, you'll leap into action to defend the Voyager from assault, battle through derelict spacecraft, infiltrate a Borg cube, and take on the ultimate colonization force -- all while facing annihilation at every turn. No one said being a hero was easy. [Activision]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.9
Links 2001 24.

Links 2001

Platform: PC
October 24, 2000
Features an all-new graphics rendering engine, perfected ball physics, new tour players and courses, and the new Arnold Palmer Course Designer (APCD). [Microsoft]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
6.3
EverQuest: The Ruins of Kunark 25.

EverQuest: The Ruins of Kunark

Platform: PC
March 24, 2000
An entire world with its own diverse species, economic systems, alliances, and politics awaits you. Choose from a variety of races and classes, and begin your quest in any number of cities or villages throughout several continents. From there, equip yourself for adventure, seek allies and knowledge, and head out into a rich world of dungeons, towers, crypts, evil abbeys -- anything conceivable -- even planes and realities beyond your imagination. Learn skills, earn experience, acquire treasure and equipment, meet friends and encounter enemies. A multitude of quests and adventures await, but you choose your role, you define your destiny. [Sony Online Entertainment]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.5
Escape from Monkey Island 26.

Escape from Monkey Island

Platform: PC
November 8, 2000
A scurvy-inducing new chapter in the legendary Monkey Island adventure series unfolds in rollicking 3-D. Developed by the team who created LucasArts' irreverent classic "Sam & Max Hit The Road," Escape features an original cinematic story full of drama, intrigue, and, of course, side-splitting humor. [LucasArts]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.5
Allegiance 27.

Allegiance

Platform: PC
March 31, 2000
Allegiance, the multiplayer space-combat game from the minds of Microsoft Research, combines the challenges of tactical squadron-based combat, intense one-on-one space dogfights, and amazing graphical and sound effects into a space-action experience like nothing you've seen before. [Microsoft]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.5
Giants: Citizen Kabuto 28.

Giants: Citizen Kabuto

Platform: PC
December 6, 2000
A frenzied action game in which players battle each other with one of three distinct races: The Meccs, the Sea Reapers, or the giant named Kabuto. These three species are highly incompatible with one another, and are all battling for supremacy over the islands on which they inhabit. [Interplay]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.6
FIFA 2001 Major League Soccer 29.

FIFA 2001 Major League Soccer

Platform: PC
October 30, 2000
FIFA 2001's environment is alive -- this is not just a simulation: sidelines bustle with activity from spectators, coaches, and teammates as the weather and lighting change. [EA Sports]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
6.8
American McGee's Alice 30.

American McGee's Alice

Platform: PC
December 6, 2000
When Alice answers a summons to return to Wonderland, she barely recognizes the place. From the fungal rot of the Mushroom Forest to the chemistry of the Mad Hatter's Domain, Wonderland festers to its core. Undaunted by the diseased ambiance and mortal danger that surround her, Alice must undo the chaos. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.0
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 31.

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2

Platform: PC
October 21, 2000
Wielding strange new technologies and hungering for revenge, the Soviet Empire invades America. New York City and Washington are overwhelmed. Allied forces, unprepared for the surprise attack, are decimated. Will freedom be crushed under the heels of Communist aggression? [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.9
Shogun: Total War 32.

Shogun: Total War

Platform: PC
June 13, 2000
Japan, 1542. The land is in turmoil. The last Shogunate has collapsed, leaving the nation divided into seven warring factions. Out of this chaos will emerge one warlord who will master the Art Of War. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.6
MDK2 33.

MDK2

Platform: PC
May 31, 2000
Kurt Hectic is back to save the universe. This time, he is teamed with the genius Dr. Hawkins and the six-legged, gun-totin' robotic dog Max. Save the world with unique gadgets and weaponry, like the Black Hole Grenade and the Sniper shield. [Interplay]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.8
Combat Flight Simulator 2: WWII Pacific Theater 34.

Combat Flight Simulator 2: WWII Pacific Theater

Platform: PC
October 13, 2000
Takes you back in time with authentic aircraft, detailed cockpits, and spectacular scenery. Moving canopies, folding wings, battle-scarred paint, realistic aircraft damage, and last-second bailouts immerse you in a new level of combat flight simulation. [Microsoft]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.0
Crimson Skies 35.

Crimson Skies

Platform: PC
September 17, 2000
It's 1937. Air pirates roam the skies over a shattered America. You are Nathan Zachery -- dashing air pirate. Lead a squadron of privateers in thrilling ground-level missions. And romance a bevy of dangerous femme fatales, but be warned -- they can turn on you faster than a Fairchild in a terminal tail spin. [Microsoft]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.7
Metal Gear Solid 36.

Metal Gear Solid

Platform: PC
September 24, 2000
You are snake, a government agent on a mission to regain control of a secret nuclear weapons base from terrorist hands. Now the international best-selling Playstation game comes to the PC with better graphic, added features and new game play modes! Unlike anything you've played before, Metal Gear Solid introduces a new genre of gaming where ninja-like stealth and a cool head are your best weapons for survival.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.9
Warlords Battlecry 37.

Warlords Battlecry

Platform: PC
July 9, 2000
Prepare to enter the next generation of RTS. You'll develop a hero to lead your forces into battle. Share your abilities and spells with surrounding members of your army. And develop your hero as you expand your empire. Because what's the fun of winning a battle if you don't know who to carry off on your shoulders? [Mattel Interactive]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.7
Virtual Pool 3 38.

Virtual Pool 3

Platform: PC
November 14, 2000
Features the "Black Widow" Jeanette Lee and an improved single-player mode.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.1
The Sims: Livin' Large 39.

The Sims: Livin' Large

Platform: PC
August 27, 2000
The official expansion pack for The Sims lets you take your Sims to new extremes. Help your Sims deal with everything from roach infestations to alien abductions. Give them the opportunity to become rock stars, talk show hosts, even UFO investigators, with five new career options. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.3
B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th 40.

B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th

Platform: PC
December 13, 2000
Feel the power of really flying a B-17! See what it was like to be part of the 10-man crew on dangerous bombing missions over occupied Europe. Outstanding graphics, animations, and sounds realistically recreate every aspect of the strategic air war in WWII. [Hasbro Interactive]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.3
EverQuest: The Scars of Velious 41.

EverQuest: The Scars of Velious

Platform: PC
December 4, 2000
Do you dare explore the lost continent of Velious? Here you will find some of the most dangerous and elusive creatures to ever roam the lands of Norrath. Challenge your resolve and adventuring skills as you set foot on the icy wastes and explore a land locked in turmoil and conflict. [Sony]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.3
SWAT 3: Elite Edition 42.

SWAT 3: Elite Edition

Platform: PC
October 6, 2000
This enhanced version of SWAT 3 includes multiplayer support, new weapons, new levels, and more.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
NASCAR Heat 43.

NASCAR Heat

Platform: PC
September 27, 2000
NASCAR Heat offers a brutally honest driving experience, but with simplistic damage modeling.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.7
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Fallen 44.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Fallen

Platform: PC
November 15, 2000
The Federation believes that whoever controls all three Red Orbs may have the power to destroy the universe as we know it, so it's up to you -- playing as either Captain Sisko, Major Kira, or Lt. Commander Worf -- to find the Orbs first. [Simon & Schuster Interactive]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.7
RollerCoaster Tycoon: Loopy Landscapes 45.

RollerCoaster Tycoon: Loopy Landscapes

Platform: PC
September 30, 2000
From Rocket Ships and Medieval Castles to Winter Wonderlands and new environments, you now have a complete working palette to create your next thrill-a-minute masterpiece. Build on new landscapes, provide more shops and stalls or take on one of 30 new scenarios filled with new exciting challenges. This expansion two pack also includes Corkscrew Follies. NOTE: This is an add-on pack and requires a copy of the main RollerCoaster Tycoon game to play. [Hasbro Interactive]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.7
Chessmaster 8000 46.

Chessmaster 8000

Platform: PC
November 14, 2000
While it does have some new features and still plays well, it actually falls short of its two predecessors in the important area of multiplayer support.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.7
Space Empires IV 47.

Space Empires IV

Platform: PC
November 7, 2000
If you're serious about space strategy, you can't afford to miss it.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.7
Close Combat: Invasion: Normandy 48.

Close Combat: Invasion: Normandy

Platform: PC
October 10, 2000
Now you'll fight for the Cotentin peninsula, from the landings at Utah Beach to the siege at Cherbourg. In the dense hedgerows of the French countryside, AT teams may be lying in ambush almost anywhere. By placing a premium on infantry tactics, Invasion puts the capital "C" back into Close Combat. [Mattel Interactive]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.6
Midtown Madness 2 49.

Midtown Madness 2

Platform: PC
September 21, 2000
Delivers even more madcap excitement with all the hair-raising racing challenges you've come to expect -- plus two all-new locations (London & San Francisco), nine hip new urban roadsters, and the new single-player Crash Course mission mode where budding drivers can learn and master the tricks of Madness racing. [Microsoft]
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.6
Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K. 2 50.

Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K. 2

Platform: PC
August 6, 2000
In Heavy Metal, you take on the role of F.A.K.K. 2. Take her on a journey of unimaginable proportions where death and danger lie in the most unsuspecting corners of a world you have to see to believe. Only a story straight from the pages of Heavy Metal could give you the goods like F.A.K.K. 2 does. [Gathering of Developers]
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.5
Earth 2150 51.

Earth 2150

Platform: PC
June 12, 2000
Meteor showers rain down from above. Climate changes affect how weapons and vehicles function. Fog rolls in early during the morning obstructing view range. Weapons recoil after firing. And full warfare occurs beneath the surface of the earth. [Mattel Interactive]
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.6
StarLancer 52.

StarLancer

Platform: PC
March 31, 2000
Starlancer combines the action of first-person space combat with the drama and intrigue of a classic air combat movie. Countries from around the world including the United States, China, Russia and Great Britain have formed strategic alliances and now battle for control of Earth, Mars and other planets across the solar system. As part of a newly formed, ragtag aviation unit, the 45th Volunteers Squadron, players must prove themselves and earn the respect of their peers. [Microsoft]
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.6
Madden NFL 2001 53.

Madden NFL 2001

Platform: PC
August 24, 2000
Get ready for a dose of bone-crunching football action on the PlayStation 2 with Madden NFL 2001. Madden NFL 2001 features an all-new and exclusive NFL Coaches Club license, which means you'll see coaches on the sidelines and hear them yelling encouragement, comments and criticisms. Madden 2001 also features individualized details, easy-to-use interface, dynamically enhanced audio and play-by-play recorded with John Madden and his broadcast partner, Pat Summerall, and more!
Metascore:
78
User Score:
5.8
Dirt Track Racing: Sprint Cars 54.

Dirt Track Racing: Sprint Cars

Platform: PC
October 19, 2000
It completely reinvigorates the original game by adding four new car types, 20 racetracks, and a host of updated graphics and gameplay mechanics.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.3
Ground Control: Dark Conspiracy 55.

Ground Control: Dark Conspiracy

Platform: PC
December 14, 2000
Dark Conspiracy continues the story of Major Sarah Parker. After defeating the Crayven Corp. and Order Of The New Dawn forces on Krig 7b, Parker must enlist a group of mercenaries to help her escape from the deserted planet and discover the terrifying truth about the alien technology they were fighting over. [Sierra Studios]
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.6
You Don't Know Jack: 5th Dementia 56.

You Don't Know Jack: 5th Dementia

Platform: PC
October 31, 2000
It's an excellent party game, but unlike its predecessors, its online play component also makes it ideal even when other people aren't at home.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.5
Starfleet Command Volume II: Empires at War 57.

Starfleet Command Volume II: Empires at War

Platform: PC
December 13, 2000
Serve the Empire well and it will shower rank, medals, prestige, and new ships on you. Serve the Empire ill and ... well, space is full of tiny Police Frigates, each manned by crews that never distinguished themselves in battle. [Interplay]
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.4
SimCity 3000 Unlimited 58.

SimCity 3000 Unlimited

Platform: PC
May 16, 2000
Create and control your urban empire with more power than ever before. With SimCity 3000™ plus much more. Expand your SimCities with two new building sets from Asia and Europe. Take on 13 challenging scenarios or create your own. Unleash four new disasters including an unforgiving whirlpool and plummenting space junk. This is truly SimCity™ without limits!
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.5
Dark Reign 2 59.

Dark Reign 2

Platform: PC
June 30, 2000
With a new 3-D engine and a host of features -- gorgeous 3-D terrain and units, traditional top-down and immersive "on the battlefield" camera viewpoints, true line of sight, and unprecedented battlefield control -- DR2 will innovate the RTS genre and give gamers the most exhilarating war experience ever. [Activision]
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.1
Cleopatra: Queen of the Nile 60.

Cleopatra: Queen of the Nile

Platform: PC
July 11, 2000
The Nile calls again as The Queen Of Kings takes center stage with four new campaigns. Offering a completely new story line starting with the New Kingdom Of Ancient Egypt, including the mysterious and exotic time of Cleopatra VII, this expansion pack will feed your Egyptian craving all over again. [Sierra Studios]
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.4
The Devil Inside 61.

The Devil Inside

Platform: PC
November 9, 2000
The game features you as the star of a live Hollywood television show investigating paranormal activities. Hubert Chardot, author of the Alone In The Dark series, creates the foreboding backdrop for the evening's activities. [TalonSoft]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
6.1
Rune (2000) 62.

Rune (2000)

Platform: PC
November 7, 2000
A third-person game of action and adventure steeped in Norse mythology and high fantasy. Use your brains and massive brawn to survive as you explore the 3-D game world fighting off creatures from Norse legend and the fertile minds of the Human Head staff with their array of swords, axes, and magical devices. [Gathering of Developers]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.5
BreakNeck (2000) 63.

BreakNeck (2000)

Platform: PC
June 21, 2000
Want to be hurled into the most stunning racing environments ever seen on PC? Want to race with over 40 vehicles, across 24 tracks in seven different scenarios? Want to feel the road under your wheels? Want to feel the recoil as you unleash a missile? Your life needs BreakNeck. The speed is spine-crushing! [SouthPeak Interactive]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
6.7
Airfix Dogfighter 64.

Airfix Dogfighter

Platform: PC
January 14, 2000
Get behind the controls and take on the role of a WWII fighter pilot. Wreak havoc by raiding and ransacking your house in search of new model kits and tools, such as bombs and cannons with which to upgrade your firepower. Top speed and skill are imperative to survive. [EON Digital Entertainment]
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.7
Star Trek: Klingon Academy 65.

Star Trek: Klingon Academy

Platform: PC
June 21, 2000
General Chang, the Empire's greatest living warrior, has established an Elite Command Academy to prepare a new generation of warriors for the conflict with the United Federation of Planets. As your mentor, Chang will instruct you in the ways of battle tactics and teach you the rigors of warship command. [Interplay]
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.2
Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption 66.

Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption

Platform: PC
June 7, 2000
Your unholy showdown begins in Europe and rages on into the modern day as you track a soulless enemy in an eternal struggle to destroy him. [Activision]
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.2
Delta Force: Land Warrior 67.

Delta Force: Land Warrior

Platform: PC
November 7, 2000
Engage the enemy in expansive indoor and vast outdoor environments; select from a team of diverse characters, each with their own special abilities; advanced new rifles, systems, machine guns, and grenade launchers; developed from the same engine used to train the U.S. Army elite Land Warrior soldiers. [NovaLogic]
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.5
Death Track Racing 68.

Death Track Racing

Platform: PC
October 10, 2000
An adrenaline-packed driving phenomenon delivering the ultimate in arcade racing. Combining the heart-pounding elements of extreme racing with a stack of souped-up features, such as insane Rubble Soccer, this game forces racers to use every trick in the book to win. [Take 2 Interactive]
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.6
Sanity: Aiken's Artifact 69.

Sanity: Aiken's Artifact

Platform: PC
September 26, 2000
Thirty years from now, citizens begin to display remarkable psychic abilities. Called Psionics, they can generate and control energy emissions using only their minds, often with deadly results. Succumbing to the lure of power, the Psionics will stop at nothing to achieve control of the universe. [Fox Interactive]
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.0
Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 70.

Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX

Platform: PC
December 15, 2000
Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX can be fun, but the occasional problems with the graphics and collision detection can quickly become a source of unnecessary frustration.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.7
Blair Witch Volume I: Rustin Parr 71.

Blair Witch Volume I: Rustin Parr

Platform: PC
October 4, 2000
This first of three Blair Witch adventures pits Spookhouse agent Doc Holliday against the demons that drove hermit Rustin Parr to brutally torture and murder seven children. Along the way, she will have to interact with horror-stricken townspeople and investigate ancient Native American legends and rituals. [Gathering of Developers]
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.8
Sheep 72.

Sheep

Platform: PC
November 29, 2000
Sheep is a puzzle-solving escapade through crazy mazes starring those most lovable of all creatures ... sheep! Unbeknownst to everyone, these seemingly dim-witted animals are actually highly intelligent beings from another planet. Lost, alone, and now quite dumb, they need you to reunite them with their celestial ancestors. [Empire Interactive]
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.3
4x4 Evolution 73.

4x4 Evolution

Platform: PC
October 29, 2000
A dynamic sim racer featuring rugged, customizable 4X4 vehicles. It's the first third-party game with online capabilities that will support connections between Sega Dreamcast, Mac, or PC versions, allowing players to compete head-to-head with one another regardless of platform. [Gathering of Developers]
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.5
Hitman: Codename 47 74.

Hitman: Codename 47

Platform: PC
November 19, 2000
Take control of this old-fashioned, modern-time assassin, and stay alive long enough to revile your past. Think to survive and learn to plan your hits. Exploit your enemy's hideout in three continents, and go forward to get back to where you started. Enter the world and face your self among madmen. [Eidos Interactive]
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.4
Motocross Mania 75.

Motocross Mania

Platform: PC
November 14, 2000
If you're a fan of motocross, then Motocross Mania would make a great addition to your collection.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.8
Call to Power II 76.

Call to Power II

Platform: PC
November 17, 2000
The game blends classic themes and play styles of the empire-building genre with improvements in pacing, balance, and combat. Innovations in city growth and management, more powerful diplomacy and trade, and unique AI personalities provide even greater strategic depth and immersion. [Activision]
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.1
Microsoft Golf 2001 Edition 77.

Microsoft Golf 2001 Edition

Platform: PC
August 24, 2000
Designed for the new PC golfer, Golf 2001 combines easy-to-use features with the added realism of great golf anytime you want it. Learn the basics with in-game lessons and a one-click swing -- then shoot for birdie on every hole. [Microsoft]
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.0
Riddle of the Sphinx: An Egyptian Adventure 78.

Riddle of the Sphinx: An Egyptian Adventure

Platform: PC
December 5, 2000
Riddle of the Sphinx makes up for its technical shortcomings with a great location and an impressive amount of detail.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge 79.

Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge

Platform: PC
October 1, 2000
Kicking back on his bachelor pad, Frogger is enjoying the good life. Swampy the Crocodile is jealous and wants a showdown. It's a totally new adventure where Frogger will need to leap over, dive under, hop through, and climb above endless obstacles and challenges to save the Frog Babies from the mischievous Swampy. [Hasbro Interactive]
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.4
F1 World Grand Prix 80.

F1 World Grand Prix

Platform: PC
July 1, 2000
F1 World Grand Prix is the follow to "Official Formula 1 Racing." This new game in the franchise will feature all the teams, drivers, and circuits from the 1999 Formula 1 season. A host of graphical and gameplay improvements have been added while retaining the speed, intuitiveness, and fun offered by the first game.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
6.9
Panzer General III: Scorched Earth 81.

Panzer General III: Scorched Earth

Platform: PC
September 28, 2000
Your commanders are key to the optimal use of every class of unit, from infantry to bomber. Special abilities for leaders and units mean no two armies are ever the same, and no two battles have the same result. Bold maneuvering and careful use of equipment can often mean the difference between victory and defeat. [Mattel Interactive]
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.7
KISS: Psycho Circus - The Nightmare Child 82.

KISS: Psycho Circus - The Nightmare Child

Platform: PC
July 18, 2000
Utilizing an enhanced version of the LithTech engine, KISS Psycho Circus comes alive with realistic character and object motions, and interactive music and sound effects. The game supports up to 50 creatures on the screen at once, the largest number of creatures on the screen at one time in a first-person game. [Gathering of Developers]
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.6
Crime Cities 83.

Crime Cities

Platform: PC
January 31, 2000
Get ready to enter a futuristic world where law and order have been replaced by terror and crime. The Human Federation decides to frame one of its best men, Garm Tiger, for treason. Now you must join Garm as he begins an intense mission within the Pandemia System. In the game's varied environments, you'll risk your life in different scenarios, such as flying a hovercraft through city skyscrapers. You can drive 50 different cars, modify your vehicles, and use more than 20 different weapons.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.0
Sea Dogs 84.

Sea Dogs

Platform: PC
November 24, 2000
Sea Dogs is reminiscent of Bethesda's classic RPG, "Daggerfall," in which players were free to choose any course of action they wished in a limitless and unbounded game. You can give your allegiance to one of three countries or choose to serve only yourself as a swashbuckling pirate. [Bethesda Softworks]
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.2
Battle Isle: The Andosia War 85.

Battle Isle: The Andosia War

Platform: PC
November 29, 2000
On the border between exciting real-time maneuvers and the demands of strategic planning, a new exciting kind of game experience emerges where there is a time for cool planning, quick reactions, discovery of stunning landscapes, and time for pursuing mission goals! [Blue Byte]
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.7
Wizards & Warriors 86.

Wizards & Warriors

Platform: PC
September 27, 2000
In an enchanted medieval realm, an evil Pharaoh has overcome a curse to wreak havoc. Only the legendary Mavin Sword has the power to bring his defeat. With the assistance of Kerah, an angel, and Erathsmedor, a dragon, you must embark on a dangerous quest to bring an end to all evil in the land. [Activision]
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.5
Project IGI: I'm Going In 87.

Project IGI: I'm Going In

Platform: PC
December 15, 2000
Pursue and defeat a homicidal ex-Russian Colonel before he turns Europe into a nuclear wasteland in Project IGI. This first-person shooter emphasizes stealth and guile instead of massive firepower.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.8
F1 Championship Season 2000 88.

F1 Championship Season 2000

Platform: PC
November 30, 2000
It enhances a number of the original game's features, adds a handful of new ones, and, ultimately, it will undoubtedly please racing enthusiasts and interested beginners alike.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.8
Soulbringer 89.

Soulbringer

Platform: PC
June 30, 2000
It features a five-act plot that involves the player in a fully 3-D world with 1,000 years of history. It includes over 60 speaking NPCs with over 450 people to meet plus over 100 locations to visit spanning an incredible 60 unique maps! [Interplay]
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.8
Quake III: Team Arena 90.

Quake III: Team Arena

Platform: PC
December 18, 2000
The first official expansion pack for "Quake 3" includes several new capture-the-flag and deathmatch maps, and now teams can design their own skins and logos as well as choose from different character heads.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
7.5
Submarine Titans 91.

Submarine Titans

Platform: PC
August 3, 2000
Submarine Titans dares you to go where no real-time strategy game has gone before -- deep into the three-dimensional heart of a fantastical underwater universe. [Strategy First]
Metascore:
69
User Score:
7.5
Metal Fatigue 92.

Metal Fatigue

Platform: PC
July 31, 2000
Choose from three warring factions; the Milagro, Neuropa, and Rimtech are competing CorpoNations, each with its own technologies and research capabilities. Build bases, research new weaponry and unit types, and engage the enemy on three different levels simultaneously! [TalonSoft]
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.6
Bang! Gunship Elite 93.

Bang! Gunship Elite

Platform: PC
July 19, 2000
Incredible rendering techniques, real-time 3-D universes, aliens, asteroids, mammoth vessels, aggressive fighters, and powerful weapons will make this the action game your universe is clamoring for! [Red Storm Entertainment]
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.0
Starship Troopers: Terran Ascendancy 94.

Starship Troopers: Terran Ascendancy

Platform: PC
November 7, 2000
Lead a squad of heavily armored, over-the-top troopers on a series of in-your-face, real-time battles against vicious bug battalions. Call in air strikes, capture prisoners, and nuke bug holes. It's survival of the fittest and the last one standing wins. Answer the call and defend your planet! [Microprose]
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.7
Heroes Chronicles: Warlords of the Wasteland 95.

Heroes Chronicles: Warlords of the Wasteland

Platform: PC
September 27, 2000
After generations of oppression, Tarnum discovers his people's true history and leads an army of Stronghold troops against their tyrannical masters. Marching from the arid roughlands of his homeland and the muggy swamps of the lowlands, he follows and even surpasses the deeds of his legendary ancestor who defeated these spellcasters long ago.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.1
X: Beyond the Frontier 96.

X: Beyond the Frontier

Platform: PC
January 26, 2000
Take a trip to the farthest reaches of space in this real-time simulation. You're the pilot of an experimental aircraft that falls into an unknown sector of the universe. Your objective is to get home alive, but that won't be any small task as tons of enemies and obstacles will try to slow your progress throughout the adventure. The game boasts more than 150 fully operational aircraft, six interactive civilizations, in excess of 10,000 objects to use, and thousands of hours of gameplay. Fighting, trading, and solving puzzles are all part of the territory in this massive gaming experience.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
7.5
Dracula: The Resurrection 97.

Dracula: The Resurrection

Platform: PC
June 14, 2000
Your adventure begins as you depart on a journey to save your beloved wife. Enter into the shadows, and explore catacombs and hidden passages as you travel the pathway to darkness. [Dreamcatcher Interactive]
Metascore:
67
User Score:
6.7
Real Myst 98.

Real Myst

Platform: PC
November 14, 2000
Now you can experience Myst the way the Miller Brothers originally envisioned it -- truly immersed in a world that lives and breathes around you, where the weather changes, the sun rises and sets, the trees sway in the wind, and animals scurry by. [Mattel Interactive]
Metascore:
66
User Score:
7.8
Combat Command 2: Danger Forward! 99.

Combat Command 2: Danger Forward!

Platform: PC
December 17, 2000
A unique game system that authentically recreates the most exciting engagements of WWII. Emphasizing command control and combined arms, the first volume of the series, Danger Forward, focuses on the Mediterranean and Western Front, from 1940-1945. [Shrapnel Games]
Metascore:
66
User Score:
tbd
Battleship: Surface Thunder 100.

Battleship: Surface Thunder

Platform: PC
October 15, 2000
Battle stations! Battleship: Surface Thunder is now a fast-action, 3-D naval adventure. Now you can take command of your own battleship and sink enemy convoys, attack shore gun emplacements, and free captured ports in an all-out effort to defeat a renegade empire. [Hasbro Interactive]
Metascore:
65
User Score:
tbd

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    Microsoft Flight Simulator

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    Streets of Rage 4: Mr. X Nightmare

  4. 88

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    Space Jam: A New Legacy - The Game

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    Sniper Elite VR

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