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Galactic Civilizations 2: Dark Avatar

The new features in Dark Avatar elevate the already superb Galactic Civilizations II to the title of undisputed best turn-based space strategy game on the PC9.1 from Gamespot „„

 

Europa Universalis 3

It’s as deep and broad as you would expect from such a big strategy game, but Europa Universalis III’s most notable achievement is how easy it is to get into–and how difficult it is to tear yourself away.8.7 from Gamespot „„

 

Supreme Commander

Supreme Commander delivers a deep and impressive strategy-gaming experience. 8.7 from Gamespot „„

 

Supreme Commander; Forged Alliance

Supreme Commander gets even bigger and better looking thanks to this feature-packed expansion.8.5 from Gamespot „„

Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword Beyond the Sword is a great expansion pack with a lot to offer for Civ fans.8.5 from Gamespot „„

Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts Opposing Fronts is a satisfying follow-up to last year’s thrilling Company of Heroes, and it packs more of the intense World War II real-time strategy that we’ve come to expect from the series.8.0 from Gamespot „„

Medieval 2: Total War- KINGDOMS This great new expansion offers a significant amount of new content for veteran Medieval II players.8.0 from Gamespot „„

Close Combat: Cross of Iron Sure, the emphasis on tactics and cover etc make it slower than today’s bells-and-whistles RTSs, but the time you get to think makes it one of the cleverest. Some games just don’t seem to get tired with age. Chess and Close Combat are among them.7.8 from PC Zone UK „„

Theatre of War Theatre of War makes World War II real-time strategy seem fresh, with outstanding attention to detail and realistic battlefields.7.8 from Gamespot „„

Virtual Villagers 2 Developer Last Day of Work managed to create a challenging, fun experience for anyone looking for a casual game to play off and on, or over a long period of time.8.0 from GameTunnel „„

Pox Nora This web-based game combines a satisfying turn-based strategy formula with the customizable and collectible nature of those insidious card games.8.0 from Gamespy „„

Ancient Empires Lux The multiple difficulty settings along with varied maps and historical intrigue gives the game a lot of depth, and helped make it the first Risk-like game that I’ve ever really enjoyed.7.8 from Game Tunnel „„

Urban Legend Ah, now here is a game crafted with love. Beautiful pixel artwork, frantic caffeinated music, and the sort of sense of humour they just don’t understand in the US. It plays rather like the X-Com games in pseudo-realtime, and like the X-Com games, it’s good fun and I got quite thoroughly absorbed in it.7.7 from Gametunnel „„

Fantasy Wars It may be old-school, but Fantasy Wars isn’t behind the times when it comes to providing satisfying, albeit spectacularly tough, turn-based strategy gameplay.7.5 from Gamespot „„

Sword of the Stars: Born in Blood Born of Blood is a very good, though brutally challenging, expansion to the turn-based space strategy game Sword of the Stars.7.5 from Gamespot „„

Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties The Asian Dynasties is a solid expansion that offers unique Asian civs and some other gameplay tweaks to Age of Empires III.7.5 from Gamespot „„

War Front: Turning Point War Front: Turning Point is a decidedly different take on the WWII real-time strategy game, complete with jetpack Nazis and freeze rays.7.5 from Gamespot „„

Starship Kingdom Starship Kingdom is also a difficult game; be prepared to lose a good number of matches against the AI due in part to the concerns mentioned earlier. Still, Starship Kingdom has a solid foundation for a strategy game. Although you can tell the inspiration of the game, Starship Kingdom takes an established formula and makes meaningful embellishments to the gameplay.->7.5 from Out of Eight website „„

Air Assault Task Force Air Assault Task Force takes the ATF engine and adds some meaningful improvements that make the game more usable and more approachable than previous titles. The unique setting and theme is enough to draw some attention to the game and the focus on helicopter operations is refreshing. Air Assault Task Force may not be the most user friendly game in the world, but it’s much better off than previous titles. I will give Air Assault Task Force points for adding a unique approach, distinctive settings, and an improved interface. The game editors and ability to import scenarios from other ProSim games extends the life of the title and also means that there are already hundreds of scenarios for the game. Joining a multiplayer game is very easy and the in-game browser is one of the best proprietary engines seen in a wargame. The inherent complexity of Air Assault Task Force won’t appeal to everyone, but gamers looking for a unique approach and a focus on helicopter operations will find a lot to like in this title7.5 from Out of Eight website „„

Peace Maker If you enjoy political simulations, want to understand more of the politics of that region, or are an educator, PeaceMaker is definitely worth looking at.7.5 from Gametunnel „„

Carriers at War Not pretty, plump, or progressive, CaW succeeds in spite of itself. The gripping subject matter, the refreshing absence of turns, and the fact that victory and defeat are often just a couple of bomb or torpedo hits away, combine to produce pace and levels of excitement you don’t often find in hardcore wargames.7.3 from PC Gamer UK „„

Settlers VI The latest addition to the Settlers series is a blend of the fresh and the familiar.7.0 from Gamespot „„

Galactic Assault: Prisoner of Power A good grasp of tactics along with smart, challenging missions outshine Galactic Assault’s impenetrable storyline and elementary design.7.0 from Gamespot „„

ROLEPLAYING World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade The Burning Crusade is a superb example of exactly what an expansion pack for any game should be. – 9.2 from Gamespot „„

Witcher New battle mechanics, a fantastic storyline, and a gritty setting make The Witcher one of the most engrossing, mature RPGs to arrive on the PC in years.8.5 from Gamespot „„

Depths of Peril The game switches seamlessly from traditional RPG combat to diplomacy and back again, and the end product is very entertaining. You never spend enough time in either part of the game to get tired of it, and alternating between grand strategy and action role-playing varies the overall experience in a good way. You might be a high-level monster-killing machine, but if all the other factions gang up on you, it will not matter. You have to master both aspects of the game, and this dichotomy is where Depths of Peril shines. There are some missing features and it’s not the easiest game in the world to get in to thanks to the sub-par tutorial, but it sure is fun once it gets going. Depths of Peril is a highly recommended title that seamlessly blends two genres into a unique and compelling gaming experience.8.5 from Out of Eight website „„

Lords of the Rings Online The Lord of the Rings Online is a fun and accessible online role-playing game that does just enough to distinguish itself from its high-profile competition- 8.3 from Gamespot „„

Guild Wars: Eye of the North Eye of the North is largely more of the same. In this case, that’s a terrific thing.8.0 from Gamespot „„

Neverwinter Nights 2 : Mask of the Betrayer Mask of the Betrayer offers up a deeper, darker, and ultimately more satisfying role-playing experience than Neverwinter Nights 2. 8.0 from Gamespot „„

Nethergate Resurrection Looking for old, old school single player party based PC role-playing? As usual, Spiderweb Software delivers. There is no doubt that Nethergate will try the patience of people unsympathetic to Vogel’s sad devotion to that ancient engine. But it is probably the best adventure to come from Spiderweb Software since the early Avernum games. It has a generous demo, so people on the edge have ample opportunity to see if this is the game for them.-8.0from Gameshark „„

Loonyland II: Winter Woods Competent RPGs are tough to nail, and competently fun RPGs are even tougher to find. LLII is definitely a competent and fun RPG. From the instrumental hip-hop anthems to the outrageous but identifiable characters, Hamumu has a family-friendly gem on their hands that casual RPG fans might not want to pass up.8.0 from Game Tunnel „„

Titan Quest: Immortal Throne Immortal Throne offers some really good high-level content for established Titan Quest fans to dig into, while retroactively adding small but meaninful improvements to the original Titan Quest.- 7.9 from Gamespot „„

Tabula Rasa Richard Garriott’s newest online creation has its problems, but it’s still a good amount of fun.7.5 from Gamespot „„

Vanguard-Saga of heroes Experienced role players will enjoy the engaging combat and fascinating diplomatic gameplay, in spite of Vanguard’s litany of bugs and singular focus on group adventuring.7.5 from Gamespot „„

Dungeon Runners There’s absolutely no reason not to try this game. You might just find yourself hooked by a competent and charming dungeon crawler-7.5 fromPC Gameworld „„

Geneforge 4: Rebellion It’s really cliche but they don’t make RPGs like this anymore in the retail PC gaming world.7.5 from Game Tunnel „„

Eschalon: Book One The production values are far higher than many rivals, and anyone looking back fondly on the RPGs of yesteryear will soon be sucked in-7.3from PC Format „„

Hellgate: London Hellgate: London has plenty of neat ideas, but many of them aren’t executed as well as you’d like.7.0 from Gamespot „„

Loki Loki may be awfully late for the party, but this Diablo derivation is a solid rip-off with great game mechanics and atmosphere.7.0 from Gamespot „„

ADVENTURE Sherlock Holmes: the Awaken An engaging story, logical puzzles, and nice visuals combine to make The Awakened a great adventure game.-8.3 from Gamespot „„

Destination: Treasure Island While it’s a little short, Destination: Treasure Island is a game that anyone who loves a little adventure in their lives should have in their collection.8.0 from Adventuregamers „„

Nancy Drew: Legend of the Crystal Skull Legend of the Crystal Skull is arguably the best game in the series, now that its character design finally lives up to quality of the writing and voice work. If you have never played a Nancy Drew adventure before, start here.8.0 from Adventuregamers „„

Wonderland Adventures For anyone looking for a nice wide-open game with a good variety of puzzles, Wonderland may be just the place for you to settle down.8.0 from GameTunnel „„

Penumbra: Overture Penumbra is loaded with creepy psychological horror that really gets under your skin.7.8 from Gamespot „„

Secrets of the Ark: A Broken Sword Game Secrets of the Ark is a little too in love with itself, but this is still a first-rate traditional adventure with a great story and mostly commonsense puzzles.7.7 from Gamespot „„

Anhk 2: Heart of Osiris For better or worse, Ankh: Heart of Osiris is so similar to its predecessor that it feels like an extension of the same game. Once again, the result is a game that is always bright and sunny but just never truly shines.7.0 from Adventuregamers „„

Runaway 2 If you loved or hated the first Runaway, you’ll love or hate the sequel for all the same reasons. For newcomers, The Dream of the Turtle is a solid adventure, but one that falls short of its abundant potential. Maybe next time (which the ending makes inevitable).-7.0 from Adventuregamers „„

Super Jazz Man Though not an epic classic by any means, Super Jazz Man does an excellent job of being the fun nostalgia-fest it aims to be.-7.0 from Adventuregamers „„

The Blackwell Legacy The Blackwell Legacy has more to offer than just nostalgia. Its appeal will depend on how interesting you find the story.7.0 from Adventuregamers „„

Blackwell Unbound It’s a low-budget title and it shows, but if you can overlook the rough spots, Blackwell Unbound is well worth the (low, low) price.7.0 from Adventuregamers „„

Sam and Max: Episode 2- Situation: Comedy Situation: Comedy stands on its own, but it isn’t quite as good as the previous episode of the Sam & Max series.7.4 from Gamespot „„

Sam & Max Episode 3 – The Mole the Mob and the Meatball So far Season One is not particularly epic or memorable, but still a very good-looking and extremely fun diversion, and faithful to its franchise.- 7.1 from Gamespot „„

Sam & Max: Episode 4 – Abe Lincoln Must Die! Finally, a video game has come along with the courage to eliminate one of the greatest threats against society today: “Honest” Abe Lincoln.7.3 from Gamespot „„

Sam and Max Episode 5: Reality 2.0 While you’d probably be lost if you came in this late to the series, the fifth episode of Sam & Max is sharp and funny, more so than the previous installments.8.0 from Gamespot „„

Sam & Max: Episode 6 – Bright Side of the Moon Episode 6 ends Sam & Max season one on a high note by maintaining the great sense of humor and good puzzle design that you’ve seen in previous installments.8.0 from Gamespot „„

Undercover If you’re looking for a genre-defining experience, then, you’re likely to be disappointed, but if you’re content with a solid, serious adventure set in a largely overlooked period with an unusual protagonist, you’ll be more than satisfied.7.0 from Adventuregamers „„

Last Half of Darkness: Beyond the Spirit’s Eye Joining a growing list of solid indie horror adventures, Beyond the Spirit’s Eye provides a nice escape into an eerie, isolated environment with plenty of scares and an interesting backstory to discover.7.0 from Adventuregamers „„

PUZZLE Mr. Robot If you are one of the many who have been waiting for Moonpod’s second game, following the 2003 Game of the Year Starscape, your wait is over. I recommend immediately buying the game on CD as you’ll want to keep a copy of this one around indefinitely.-9.0 from Game Tunnel „„

Peggle An ode to joy is exactly what Peggle is. It’s a constant series of rewards, slapping you on the back and tickling you affectionately under the chin for what you achieve by design and accident alike – the purest of celebrations of what videogames are all about. It’s non-violent, very funny, incredibly charming and gently asks more of your brain than reflex. It creates nostalgia for a period of gaming that probably never actually existed. But now it does. Peggle! Peggle! Peggle!9.0 from Eurogamer „„

Immortal Defense I love this game–for its elegant, minimalist presentation; for polished gameplay; and for an intelligent design approach to a style of gameplay admittedly pioneered by others; and for its wry and even haunting backstory.-9.0 from Game Tunnel „„

Fizzball The ability for the game to challenge different kinds of players from 2 year-olds to 80 year-olds is very commendable, and only adds to what will likely be looked on as a hallmark game for years to come.-8.5 from Game Tunnel „„

Bookworm Adventures Everything is added at a nice pace that never overwhelms you, it just makes you want to keep playing. And playing. And playing.-8.3 from Game Tunnel „„

Venture Arctic It’s a very good game that is original, thought-provoking and fun! It’s something that every gamer should set aside some time to properly appreciate, if nothing more than to educate themselves on the wonderful bird known as the Puffin!-8.3 from Game Tunnel „„

Blast Miner The slogan “Welcome to minin’ country…you’ll never want to leave” is all too true in Blast Miner. The beta, the demo and the full version were a blast to play-8.3 from Game Tunnel „„

Snapshot Adventures: Secret of Bird Island It is a little too complicated to be a true casual game and the wrong theme I’m sure for most Indie gamers, which is unfortunate, because I think if people give this game a chance they’ll be very pleasantly surprised with how challenging and entertaining it is-8.0 from Game Tunnel „„

Chocolate Castle Deceptively cute. This game doesn’t look like much at first glance, but those fluffy animals and deliciously shiny chocolate morsels conceal a mighty cerebral puzzle experience.-8.0 from Game Tunnel „„

Professor Fizzwizzle and the Molten Mystery The first Fizzwizzle was good, and this one somehow manages to top it in every way. Molten Mystery rejuvenates the familiar action/puzzle formula with more items, over 200 new levels, and plenty of other extras.(…)Accessible to all ages (yup, even the kiddies), excellent presentation, and oh-my-stars addictive gameplay once again. How do they do that?!-7.3 from Game Tunnel „„

Kudos Social commentary meets real-world tedium in this engaging life simulation.-7.3 „„

Dodge That Anvil! Dodge that Anvil! is an excellent isometric platform game. One of the marks of a good game, in my estimation, is that it is enjoyed and appreciated more the more it’s played. DTA certainly gets points there.-7.3 from Game Tunnel „„

Wu Hing: The Five Elements However, for the strategy fan looking for a game that has decidedly distinct rules and a unique flavor, it is worth checking out.-7.3 from Game Tunnel „„

RIP 3: The Last Hero A balanced and surprisingly interesting shooter with lots of RPG and adventure elements.-7.3 from Game Tunnel „„

Barrel Mania This game only loses a point from me because it isn’t quite so original as Eets which came before it but essentially if you’re a physics puzzle game fan this is on your Must See list.-7.3 from Game Tunnel „„

Grimm’s Hatchery Not an original concept in casual games (see Insaniquarium), Grimm’s Hatchery nevertheless scores points for a lush, fantasy-setting that draws you into the game.-7.0 from Game Tunnel „„

Galcon It’s definitely one of those simple concepts that I can see many people getting addicted to for hours on end.-7.0 from Game Tunnel „„

Rock Legend Fresh, but slightly sanitised, Rock Legend isn’t a game you’re going to play intensively for months. However, note the price (GBP 12.50), and purchase anticipating two or three weeks of quirky, leather-trousered amusement, and you shouldn’t be disappointed.7.0 from Eurogamer „„

Arrrrrr from makers of Oasis (Gametunnel indie GOTY 2006) „„

Agatha Christie: Death on the Nile A mix of adventure and casual genres, designed by Jane Jansen, creator of Gabriel Knight series. „„

Bang! Howdy from makers of “Puzzle Pirates(8.3) „„

SPORT GAMES Fritz Chess 10 The Fritz series has some notoriety, even if it’s not as famous as Chessmaster. Its third incarnation once defeated a prototype of Deep Blue, and the engine has taken on a number of masters over the years. This tenth edition has dozens of board skins, a comprehensive tutorial, and even advice for pros, along with over a million games to analyse and learn from. The game only falls down with its ropey and cluttered presentation. At least it’s friendly, something much needed in the grumpy-faced world of chess: it puts a cheery grin on its robot face when defeated. 8.1 from PC Gamer UK „„

Baseball Mogul 2008 Combining the stats demanded by baseball gearheads with great ease of use, Baseball Mogul 2008 hits the ball and touches ’em all.- 8.0 from Gamespot „„

Total Pro Golf 2 There is enough content available online now to make quite a large schedule beyond the basic eight layouts, a testament to the intuitive course designer. It still feels like the game plays for you instead of with you, especially when you use one-click mode, but the game’s emphasis is on player development instead of direct interaction. Total Pro Golf 2 is a more rounded product and it will appeal to management fans that prefer customization over polished arcade mechanics.7.5 from Out of Eight website „„

Total Extreme Wrestling 2007 The depth of the game will keep interested players going to quite a long time, growing their operation into a successful venture. Total Extreme Wrestling 2007 certainly does not have a pick-up-and-play mentality, but if you are willing to invest some time into it, you’ll find a tremendously deep simulation perfect for fans of the genre.7.5 from Out of Eight website „„

ACTION GAMES CRYSIS Crysis is visually stunning, packed with intelligent, thrilling gameplay, and easily one of the greatest shooters ever made.9.5 from Gamespot „„

Another World: 15th Anniversary Edition In 1991 I loved Another World and in 2007 I love it just as much. [And there aren’t many games you can say that about, 16 years later! Ed]. It’s important that we remember computer gaming heritage, just as much as we do with old movies or books. Another World broke the mould back in 1991 and was one of the most innovative games of its time. With the same genres being churned out nowadays – endless FPS and sports titles for example – a little bit of magic, such as Another World, wouldn’t go amiss in modern games development. One of the all-time greats and rightly so, this latest release shows that Another World really was well ahead of its time – and whether you’re interested in gaming history or not, you simply have to check this out now.9.0 from AceGamez „„

STALKER It’s got some quirks, but S.T.A.L.K.E.R. delivers a dynamic and impressive first-person gameplay experience you won’t soon forget.8.5 from Gamespot „„

Jets’n’Guns Gold This gold version is exactly the same game as the not-gold version, just with more! More levels, more badguys, more … ease of use in the shop screen? It’s still a super hard game (I’m struggling through easy mode after giving up on normal), super intense, quite funny (marred a bit – or enhanced? – by bad translation), and extremely strategic for a shmup.8.5 from GameTunnel „„

Ninjastarmageddon! This game was made to entertain and it does it oh so well.8.5 from GameTunnel „„

Aquaria “Aquaria is a slick game from an indie development duo. You’d never tell: the art, voiceover and soundtrack are all quietly confident, with no corners being cut or excuses made for the small team8.1 from PC Gamer UK „„

Battlefield 2142: Northern Strike The first booster pack for Battlefield 2142 offers up three exciting new maps and a new gameplay mode, making it a must-have for fans of the multiplayer action game.-7.7 from Gamespot „„

Scavenger If you’re after some great looking action goodness, I would recommend giving Scavenger a look.– 7.8 from GameTunnel „„

Alien Shooter: Vengeance Retro shooters don’t get any bloodier or more intense than this.7.5 from Gamespot „„

Parkan 2 If you like the genre, it’s an interesting game for the price and shows how first person shooting and space combat can be combined effectively– from Out of Eight reviews „„

Armed Assault ArmA is a challenging and immersive game of modern warfare, but one packed with plenty of frustrating moments and flaws, as well.7.0 from Gamespot „„

Painkiller: Overdose This stand-alone Painkiller expansion is pure, stupid fun, despite slow loads and an utter lack of innovation.7.0 from Gamespot „„

Death to Spies It may not be easy doing sneaky dirty work in the Second World War, but it is more entertaining than you’d expect.7.0 from Gamespot „„

Attack on Pearl Harbor Forget about flight-sim physics and just enjoy this dumbed-down take on air combat over the Pacific in World War II.-7.0 from Gamespot „„

Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 The PC version of GRAW 2 is custom-built for the platform, and it’s so difficult that it appears to have been custom-built for masochists, as well.7.0 from Gamespot „„

Snaky Jake It takes quite a while to get into the game and new elements are slow to appear. But stick with it and you’ll be pleasantly rewarded.- 7.3 from Game Tunnel „„

Defender of the Crown: Heroes Live Forever Fans of the classic Conquer 1080A.D will find a gem in Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown.7.0 from GameTunnel „„

Determinance Hard core gamers should really enjoy the online fights as this games sports an experience is carefully crafted and fully unique.- 7.0 from Game Tunnel „„

Venture the Void I highly recommend trying this game out if you’re a fan of Elite-like trading games or Flatspace. It’s the game Frontier should have been all those years ago. 7.0 from GameTunnel „„

Melty Blood Act Cadenza Ver.B The best PC fighting series is back! „„

SIMULATORS Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Acceleration New aircraft, new missions, and new multiplayer racing modes make Acceleration a worthy addition for any Flight Simulation X fanatic.8.5 from Gamespot „„

Silent Hunter IV Silent Hunter 4 is an excellent simulation of World War II submarine warfare in the Pacific.- 8.3 from Gamespot „„

Spaceforce: Rogue Universe Spaceforce offers up a beautiful, dynamic universe to explore, though it suffers from a steep learning curve.- 7.5 from Gamespot „„

Air Battles: Sky Defender Air Battles: Sky Defender makes for a solid introduction to the flight combat genre for newer players, and the price is right too – 7.5 from Gamespot „„

Virtual Skipper 5:32nd America’s Cup A minority interest, certainly, but America’s Cup still manages to be relaxing and really quite tense in equal measure7.1 from PC Format „„

RACING RACE: the WTCC game Simbin follows up its GTR 2 success with another great PC racing sim, this time set in the World Touring Car series. 8.8 from Gamespot „„

Race 07 SimBin’s racer returns for a new season, adding brand new vehicle c.lasses to the already excellent touring car series.- 8.0 from Gamespot „„

Trackmania United Speedy craziness and a great online community make TrackMania United a blast.-8.0 from Gamespot „„

Xpand Rally Xtreme The problem with a lack of licenses is that it will hinder Techland in the quest to challenge Codemasters in the rally genre. Sadly, a big name that is recognisable to the public gets you on the map these days and for a relatively new brand, this could prove difficult to overcome. However, in saying all this, if you do not really mind about names etc then this game is certainly worth a try. The racing itself is very good, the game as a whole is only let down by some graphical issues to do with the backgrounds. The championship mode gives good life to the single player affair, while the presence of multiplayer internet and LAN options gives the title a good lasting appeal.7.5 from DarkZero „„

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MULTIPLATFORMS World in Conflict World in Conflict is a thrilling, spectacular strategy game, and an even better multiplayer experience.-9.5 from Gamespot „„

Orange Box: Episode 2, Portal, Team Fortress 2 Between Half-Life 2, Portal, and Team Fortress 2, you’re bound to find something you’ll absolutely love in The Orange Box.- 9.5 from Gamespot „„

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Bioshock In spite of some technical issues, BioShock creates an amazing world that you’ll want to explore and a compelling mystery that slowly comes together as you play.-9.0 from Gamespot „„

Call of Duty 4: Modern Combat The single-player campaign is over in a flash, but the high quality of that campaign and its terrific multiplayer options make Call of Duty 4 a fantastic package.- 9.0 from Gamespot „„

Gears of War The PC version of Gears of War is everything the 360 version was and more.-9.0 from Gamespot „„

Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars Tiberium Wars is Command & Conquer at its best, and an absolute blast for series fans and newcomers alike.- 9.0 from Gamespot „„

Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords A splendid puzzle made glorious on PC8.7 from PC Gamer UK „„

Elder Scrolls: Oblivion – Shivering Isles Shivering Isles adds more than enough new and interesting content to give you a great reason to dive back into the world of Oblivion.- 8.6 from Gamespot „„

Worldwide Soccer Manager 2008 Football Manager 2008 moves the series on for old and new players alike.- 8.5 from Gamespot „„

Unreal Tournament 3 Unreal Tournament 3 doesn’t make huge changes to the formula, but still ends up feeling fresh, fast, and very fun.8.5 from Gamespot „„

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Quake Wars’ strong shooting model and focused objectives make it a lot of fun to play.8.5 from Gamespot „„

DIRT: Colin McRae Off-Road As a graphical showpiece, DiRT is an unbridled success. It also happens to be an entirely enjoyable rally racer.- 8.3 from Gamespot „„

Tomb Raider: Anniversary Tomb Raider: Anniversary’s success is twofold; it does well by the memory of the original, and makes a dynamic action adventure game that’s fun to play in 2007.- 8.0 from Gamespot „„

FIFA 08 The tackling has been improved, and while the whole thing can feel a bit spongy, it still plays a decent game of football.8.0 from PC Zone UK „„

Battlestations: Midway Battlestations: Midway strikes just the right balance between action and strategy to create a game that’s as unique as it is enjoyable.- 7.9 from Gamespot „„

Jade Empire The long-awaited PC version of Jade Empire retains the great story and setting of the Xbox original, but the streamlined combat and core design haven’t aged quite as gracefully.- 7.8 from Gamespot „„

Resident Evil 4 Resident Evil 4’s strong gameplay somehow manages to survive, despite a lazy porting job that will leave some PC owners wondering what all the fuss was about.- 7.8 from Gamespot „„

Overlord The pure joy of commanding a small army of malicious minions more than makes up for Overlord’s minor shortcomings.- 7.5 from Gamespot „„

Top Spin 2 While the core content itself is still plenty good, this port of an Xbox 360 game is weighed down by stability and performance issues. –7.5 from Gamespot „„

Thrillville: Off the Rails Thrillville: Off the Rails makes every part of building and running a theme park great fun.- 7.5 from Gamespot „„

Two Worlds Epic scale and depth of content make Two Worlds worthwhile.- 7.5 from Gamespot „„

Test Drive Unlimited It’s not quite as unlimited as its subtitle might suggest, and it’s got a pervasively aimless feel, but Test Drive Unlimited still succeeds by creating a fun, leisurely world to drive in.- 7.5 from Gamespot „„

Universe at War: Earth Assault Universe at War has three engaging factions and some interesting ideas, but it’s also saddled with some annoying issues.7.5 from Gamespot „„

Viva Pinata The PC version of Viva Piñata is every bit as enjoyable as the Xbox 360 original, assuming your system is one that it chooses to run on.7.5 from Gamespot „„

Rayman Raving Rabbids The PC version of Raving Rabbids is still a goofy collection of minigames, but some of the fun was lost in translation from the Wii.- 7.3 from Gamespot „„

Stranglehold For as long as it lasts, Stranglehold delivers a satisfying, if somewhat derivative action game experience. –7.0 from Gamespot „„

Medal of Honor: Airborne Assault The single-player campaign doesn’t get cooking until the last two levels, but those two levels combined with solid multiplayer make it worth enlisting in Airborne.-7.0 from Gamespot „„

Lost Planet Lost Planet’s strong single-player campaign stands out, in spite of buggy online functionality and other missteps.- 7.0 from Gamespot „„

Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII Blazing Angels 2 is a clear improvement over the previous game, though history buffs will probably hate its fictional missions. 7.0 from Gamespot „„

Guitar Hero 3 Guitar Hero III delivers the rock to PC owners, but it does it with the performance capability of a second-rate bar band.7.0 from Gamespot „„

MotoGP 07 MotoGP ’07 succeeds overall because it has an ample supply of the most important attribute a game can have: fun factor. 7.0 from AceGamez „„

Pro Evolution Soccer 08 Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 looks sharp and plays well on the PC. However, the online mode is buggy and there’s little in the way of new features.7.0 from Gamespot „„

Call of Juarez Call of Juarez takes few risks with its setting or genre, but it does what it does well enough to be enjoyable.- 7.0 from Gamespot „„

Halo2 Halo 2 for Vista is a solid game that probably won’t appeal to anyone who’s played any recent high-profile PC shooters.- 7.0 from Gamespot a

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