All Games

26 Aug 2003

World War II: Panzer Claws

Panzer Claws is a decent game, but if you're looking for another Earth 2150, or even an Earth 1942, you won't find it here.
Genre: Strategy   Our score: 8.0
26 Aug 2003

Trade Empires

Trade Empires lays out a broad and varied economic world that's initially interesting to explore, but over time, this doesn't justify all the effort the game demands.
Genre: Strategy   Our score: 6.2
26 Aug 2003

The Sims: Hot Date

Hot Date's real additions are its expanded social options and its new downtown area, both of which make an already-interesting game even more fun to play.
Genre: Strategy
26 Aug 2003

The Corporate Machine

Winning design, powerful artificial intelligence, and a great sense of humor make The Corporate Machine one of the best strategy games so far this year.
Genre: Strategy
26 Aug 2003

Virtual Resort: Spring Break

Spring Break's actual gameplay never strays far from the G-rated management template that everyone's been trying to copy since RollerCoaster Tycoon.
Genre: Strategy
26 Aug 2003

The Patrician II

Patrician II successfully blends trading, city-building, and simple ship combat in a way that's constantly engaging.
Genre: Strategy
26 Aug 2003

Tropico

The political wrapper that PopTop has built around the core of the game is sophisticated enough to appeal to all types of strategy game players.
Genre: Strategy
26 Aug 2003

Tropico: Paradise Island

Paradise Island is an expansion that every Tropico fan will be pleased to own.
Genre: Strategy
26 Aug 2003

Worms World Party

Those who've never played a Worms game or never got around to picking up Worms Armageddon will thoroughly enjoy Worms World Party.
Genre: Strategy
26 Aug 2003

Zoo Tycoon

Zoo Tycoon is a mostly enjoyable strategy game that's suitable for all ages, and it's a game that parents can play with their children.
Genre: Strategy
26 Aug 2003

The Sims

If you relished the feeling of complete control of building a city in SimCity, then you will doubtless enjoy the experience of building a life in The Sims.
Genre: Strategy
26 Aug 2003

The Sims: Vacation

Vacation breathes enough life back into The Sims to make it interesting again, though it's really at its best when used with other expansion packs.
Genre: Strategy
26 Aug 2003

Tropico 2: Pirate Cove

Fans of Tropico may wish that this were a more direct descendant of the original, and those who like the new pirate theme may wish Frog City had built a new game from scratch.
Genre: Strategy
26 Aug 2003

The Gladiators: The Galactic Circus Games

The Gladiators distinguishes itself with extremely fast-paced gameplay and an offbeat story. Unfortunately, technical problems and frustrating difficulty mar an otherwise solid game.
Genre: Strategy
26 Aug 2003

World War II: Frontline Command

World War II: Frontline Command has some new ideas, but these concepts--and some of the game's more-standard real-time strategy mechanics--aren't implemented well.
Genre: Strategy   Our score: 6.3
26 Aug 2003

Korsun Pocket

Korsun Pocket is an excellent game, is compelling and addictive for anyone interested in deep strategy games, and is easily the best 2D wargame for the PC to date.
Genre: Strategy
26 Aug 2003

Nexagon: Deathmatch

If you can overlook the frustrating controls and a few missing features, you'll find that Nexagon: Deathmatch is actually a decent strategy game.
Genre: Strategy
26 Aug 2003

Europa Universalis: Crown of the North

Crown of the North takes place in the years between 1275 and 1340 in a time where nobility and the church held all the power and Sweden was about to launch into its only civil war.
Genre: Strategy   Our score: 6.3
25 Aug 2003

Stronghold: Crusader

Firefly Studios has polished up its old game nicely and has sent it on a long road trip into the Crusades.
Genre: Strategy   Our score: 7.8
25 Aug 2003

Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds

On one hand, it's a derivative real-time strategy game. But on the other, it's a tidy little bundle of escapism that's perfect for a generation of gamers raised on Star Wars.
Genre: Strategy   Our score: 7.7
25 Aug 2003

Sid Meier's SimGolf

SimGolf is an incredibly fun game, despite what may seem like a long list of shortcomings.
Genre: Strategy
25 Aug 2003

Stronghold

Stronghold simulates castle sieges well enough to recommend it to those who are interested in the premise.
Genre: Strategy   Our score: 8.0
25 Aug 2003

Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood

An entertaining story, an impressive mission design, and a lively combat system have been brought together in such a way that the complete game works on nearly every level.
Genre: Strategy
25 Aug 2003

Real War: Rogue States

Although Rogue States does fix several of Real War's problems, the original game's biggest problems remain.
Genre: Strategy
25 Aug 2003

Rise of Nations

By combining some of the concepts of Civilization with the general gameplay of Age of Empires, Big Huge Games has created a truly outstanding game.
Genre: Strategy   Our score: 9.2
25 Aug 2003

SimCity 4

Though not as polished as it could have been, SimCity 4 is still a complex and detailed strategy game that can entertain you for hours on end.
Genre: Strategy
25 Aug 2003

Soldiers of Anarchy

Despite its annoying technical issues, Soldiers of Anarchy is a lot of fun.
Genre: Strategy
25 Aug 2003

Star Trek Starfleet Command III

A tactical starship simulator, Star Trek Starfleet Command III will be the first title in the game series to take place in the Star Trek: The Next Generation timeline.
Genre: Strategy
25 Aug 2003

SuperPower

SuperPower will please neither hard-core wargamers nor those just looking for an enjoyable way to conquer the world.
Genre: Strategy
25 Aug 2003

S.W.I.N.E.

While the gameplay isn't quite as unusual as the premise, S.W.I.N.E. is a solid real-time strategy game with plenty of humor, all wrapped up in a beautiful shell.
Genre: Strategy
25 Aug 2003

Roller Coaster Tycoon

RollerCoaster Tycoon has the potential to capture a pretty good niche market - and for the most part, it succeeds.
Genre: Strategy
25 Aug 2003

RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

Newcomers will likely find RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 enjoyable, but if you were a fan of the original, you'll probably have a hard time believing that you waited so long for what the sequel has to offer.
Genre: Strategy
25 Aug 2003

SimCity 3000

SimCity 3000 is a stable, attractive, finely balanced game with just enough new features to satisfy veterans of the series.
Genre: Strategy
25 Aug 2003

Starcraft

It doesn't stray far from the blueprint created by its predecessors, but it is, without a doubt, the best game to ever adhere to that formula.
Genre: Strategy
25 Aug 2003

Dino Island

This is one theme park that will never be extinct. Dino Island is the hottest ticket in PC games, letting you mix and match a kind-hearted stegosaurus with a terrifying T-Rex, give him horns and some teeth, and create a custom-made Dino Island resident.
Genre: Strategy
24 Aug 2003

Medieval: Total War

Medieval: Total War achieves that rare quality of having something for nearly all strategy gamers, and most will find a lot to like in it, for a very long time.
Genre: Strategy   Our score: 8.7
24 Aug 2003

Galactic Civilizations

Galactic Civilizations' strong AI, robust diplomacy, and variety of strategic options make it an outstanding turn-based strategy game.
Genre: Strategy   Our score: 7.2
24 Aug 2003

American Conquest

American Conquest offers plenty of single-player campaigns, plus skirmish and multiplayer maps and a good history lesson to boot, and it makes a great addition to any real-time strategy enthusiast's collection.
Genre: Strategy   Our score: 8.2
24 Aug 2003

Highland Warriors

Unfortunately, Highland Warriors' historical accuracy doesn't compensate for the deficiencies in its gameplay and graphics.
Genre: Strategy   Our score: 5.8
24 Aug 2003

Hegemonia: Legions of Iron

Hegemonia's solid, innovative gameplay and technically impressive graphics may seem very appealing to space strategy fans, but it's too bad that the game isn't more accessible and more polished.
Genre: Strategy   Our score: 7.3
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