All World-Building Sim Games

World-building sims allow the user to create an entire world from scratch. Players can then manage their world, make adjustments, and steer its development.

Examples:
Populous
SimEarth
Utopia
Afterlife

Games:
1999 3-D Ultra TrainTown IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2000 3-D Ultra TrainTown Deluxe IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
1996 Afterlife Macintosh 3 Stars
1996 Afterlife IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2002 Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2002 Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom [European] IBM PC Compatible
2005 Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom [European] IBM PC Compatible
2004 Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom [BestSeller Series] [European] IBM PC Compatible
2002 Emperor: Rises Middle Kingdom [European] IBM PC Compatible
2011 Fate of the World IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2011 From Dust IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2011 From Dust [PlayStation Network] PlayStation 3 3 Stars
2011 From Dust [Xbox Live Arcade] Xbox 360 3 Stars
2010 GodFinger iPhone 2 Stars
2010 GodFinger iPad 2 Stars
2010 GodFinger All Stars iPhone 2.5 Stars
2010 GodFinger All Stars iPad 2.5 Stars
1996 Neo Planet [Japanese] PlayStation
1989 Populous [European] Sega Master System
1989 Populous Atari ST 4 Stars
1989 Populous IBM PC Compatible 4 Stars
198X Populous [European] Game Boy
1990 Populous Sega Genesis 3 Stars
1990 Populous [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1991 Populous Super Nintendo Entertainment System 2 Stars
1993 Populous Macintosh 4 Stars
1998 Populous 3 IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2008 Populous DS Nintendo DS 2.5 Stars
1993 Populous II [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1993 Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
1994 Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods Macintosh 3.5 Stars
1996 Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods [Jewel Case] IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
1998 Populous: The Beginning IBM PC Compatible 4 Stars
1998 Populous: The Beginning [European] IBM PC Compatible
1999 Populous: The Beginning PlayStation 3 Stars
2000 Populous: The Beginning [European] IBM PC Compatible
2002 Populous: The Beginning [European] IBM PC Compatible
2002 Populous: The Beginning [European] IBM PC Compatible
2003 Populous: The Beginning [European] IBM PC Compatible
1999 Populous: The Beginning [Classics] [European] IBM PC Compatible
2001 Populous: The Beginning [Collector] [European] IBM PC Compatible
2012 Reprisal IBM PC Compatible
2012 Reprisal Macintosh
2014 Reprisal Universe IBM PC Compatible
2014 Reprisal Universe Macintosh
2013 Reus IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1990 SimEarth: The Living Planet Macintosh 3.5 Stars
1990 SimEarth: The Living Planet IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
1990 SimEarth: The Living Planet Commodore Amiga 3.5 Stars
1991 SimEarth: The Living Planet [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1992 SimEarth: The Living Planet Super Nintendo Entertainment System 2 Stars
1993 SimEarth: The Living Planet TurboDuo 2 Stars
2009 SimEarth: The Living Planet [Virtual Console] Wii 3.5 Stars
1991 SimEarth: The Living Planet for Windows IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2003 SimLife [European] IBM PC Compatible
1992 SimLife: The Genetic Playground Macintosh 3 Stars
1992 SimLife: The Genetic Playground IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
1997 SimLife: The Genetic Playground [CD-ROM Classics] IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1993 SimLife: The Genetic Playground [Windows] IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1996 SimPark IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2003 SimPark [European] IBM PC Compatible
2011 Solar 2 IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2002 Space HoRSE IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
1999 Star Wars: Episode I: The Gungan Frontier Hybrid PC/Mac 4 Stars
1999 Star Wars: The Gungan Frontier [European] IBM PC Compatible
1992 Two Tribes: Populous II [European] Sega Genesis
1994 Ultimate Domain IBM PC Compatible 4 Stars
1994 Ultimate Domain [CD-ROM] IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1981 Utopia Intellivision 4 Stars
1983 Utopia Mattel Aquarius 4 Stars
1993 Utopia [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
2005 Wild Life! The Ultimate Animal Park Simulator IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2006 Wildlife Tycoon: Venture Africa Hybrid PC/Mac 2 Stars
1983 Zendar Apple II 2 Stars

All Ground Vehicle Combat Sim Games

Ground vehicle combat sims are designed to re-create the experience of piloting an actual tank, transport, or other type of ground combat vehicle. They offer realistic features such as working instrument panels, accurate physics, and authentic terrain. An emphasis on realistic presentation and control distinguishes ground vehicle combat sims from vehicle shooters.

Examples:
M1 Tank Platoon
Panzer Elite
Steel Beasts

Games:
1988 Abrams Battle Tank IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1985 Arcticfox Atari ST 2 Stars
1985 Arcticfox Commodore 64/128 2.5 Stars
1985 Arcticfox IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
1985 Arcticfox Apple II 2 Stars
2002 Armored Assault IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1995 Armored Fist IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1997 Armored Fist 2 IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
1999 Armored Fist 2 [Classics] [European] IBM PC Compatible
1999 Armored Fist 3 IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
1984 Baltic 1985 Apple II 2.5 Stars
1990 Battle Command IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1994 Battlezone 2000 Atari Lynx 1.5 Stars
2006 Drop Team Hybrid PC/Mac 2.5 Stars
1990 Garry Kitchen’s Battletank Nintendo Entertainment System 2.5 Stars
1992 Garry Kitchen’s Super Battletank: War in the Gulf Sega Genesis 2 Stars
1992 Garry Kitchen’s Super Battletank: War in the Gulf Super Nintendo Entertainment System 2 Stars
1999 Gulf War: Operation Desert Hammer IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1988 Heavy Metal Commodore 64/128 2 Stars
1989 Heavy Metal IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1997 iM1A2 Abrams IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1998 iPanzer ’44 IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
2006 Iron Warriors: T-72 Tank Command IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1991 M-1 Abrams Battle Tank Sega Genesis 2 Stars
1989 M1 Tank Platoon IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1998 M1 Tank Platoon II IBM PC Compatible 4 Stars
1999 M1 Tank Platoon II [European] IBM PC Compatible
M1 Tank Platoon III [Canceled] IBM PC Compatible
2012 M4 Tank Brigade Hybrid PC/Mac 2 Stars
2011 M4 Tank Platoon IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2010 Military Life: Tank Simulator IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1998 Panzer Commander IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
1999 Panzer Elite IBM PC Compatible 4 Stars
2001 Panzer Elite: Special Edition IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
2001 Panzer Front PlayStation 1.5 Stars
1998 Recoil IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
1990 Sands of Fire IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
1989 Sherman M4 Atari ST 2 Stars
1998 Spearhead IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2000 Steel Beasts IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
2002 Steel Beasts [European] IBM PC Compatible
Steel Beasts 2 [Canceled] IBM PC Compatible
2002 Steel Beasts: Gold Edition IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1996 Steel Panthers II: Modern Battles IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1992 Super Battletank [European] Super Nintendo Entertainment System 2 Stars
1993 Super Battletank [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1994 Super Battletank Game Boy 2 Stars
2001 Super Battletank Sega Game Gear 2.5 Stars
1994 Super Battletank 2 Super Nintendo Entertainment System 2 Stars
1994 Super Battletank 2 [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1990 Super Tank Simulator Commodore 64/128 2 Stars
1989 Tank IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
Tank Ace [Canceled] IBM PC Compatible
2007 Tank Battles [European] Nintendo DS
2007 Tank Beat Nintendo DS 2 Stars
2002 Tiger Hunt IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2011 World of Tanks IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2011 World of Tanks IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2014 World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition — Combat Ready Starter Pack Xbox 360
2014 World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition [Xbox Live Arcade] Xbox 360 2.5 Stars
2008 WWII Battle Tanks: T-34 vs. Tiger [European] IBM PC Compatible
2008 WWII Battle Tanks: T-34 vs. Tiger IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2006 WWII Tank Commander IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
2006 WWII: Tank Battles [European] PlayStation 2

Delta Force Controls [Classics]

CONTROLS
MESSAGE MACROS

F1 The package is secure
F2 Prepare to assault on my mark
F3 Snipers take the high ground
F4 Gunners go for the flags
F5 Guard the base
F6 I need backup now!
F7 Mess with the best. Die like the rest!
F8 You don’t want none of this!
F9 Is that all you got!
F10 Son, it’s gonna be a long day!
MOUSE CONTROLS Look up/down, turn left/right (Full Screen Mode only)
LMB Fire weapon
RMB Toggle scope
MMB (if available) Cycle weapons
Arrow keys move forward/backward, strafe left/right
Shift + arrows walk
Spacebar jump
Delete stand
End crouch
Page Down lie prone
B binocular mode
C command mode
D drop items (excluding weapons)
M change magazine (discards remaining ammo in current magazines)
O mission orders
R recent messages
T talk
Y team talk
Control fire weapon
S toggle scope
Backspace cycle weapons
1 knife
2 sidearm
3 Primary weapon Mode 1
4 Primary weapon Mode 2*
5 Primary weapon Mode 3*
6 Secondary weapon Mode 1
7 Secondary weapon Mode 2*
8 Secondary weapon Mode 3*
9 fragmentation grenade
0 laser designator
* If applicable to current weapon
VIEWS AND GENERAL GAME CONTROLS
F1 help
F2 first person POV
F3 cross-hairs on/off
F4 first person gun on/off
F5 external view (3rd person)
F6 fixed angle view (3rd person)
F7 fixed location view (3rd person)
F8 picture in picture
F9 forward observer view
F10 GPS color map
F11 GPS contour map
F12 letter box on/off
Numpad 2 look down
Numpad 4 turn left
Numpad 5 look level
Numpad 6 turn right
Numpad 8 look up
Pause pause game
. (period) track cam down
L track cam left
; (semi-colon) track cam right
[ zoom cam in
P track cam up
] zoom cam out
– zoom map in
= zoom map out
Tab cycle forward observer cameras
Q cycle enemy flags
W cycle waypoints
V cycle video resolution
Scroll Lock toggle windows/full screen mode
Home multi-player host screen
F friendly tags on/off
H toggle turbo on/off
K multi-player kill/players list
A play audio command

All Futuristic Racing Games With Ratings

Futuristic racing games involve science-fiction vehicles, often hovercraft or spaceships, and courses that exceed current technological limitations. These games often feature weapons and power-ups, but the emphasis is always on racing.

Examples:
F-Zero
Star Wars: Episode One: Racer
Drome Racers
Kinetica
Space Race
Wipeout Fusion

Games:
2007 A.I.M. Racing [European] IBM PC Compatible
1997 AeroGauge [Japanese] Nintendo 64 2 Stars
1998 AeroGauge [European] Nintendo 64 2 Stars
1998 AeroGauge Nintendo 64 2 Stars
1998 Air Boarder 64 [Japanese] Nintendo 64 2 Stars
1999 Air Boarder 64 [European] Nintendo 64
AirBoardin’ USA [Canceled] Nintendo 64
2000 Armada F/X Racers Game Boy Color 2 Stars
2001 Ballistics [European] IBM PC Compatible
2001 Ballistics IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2002 Beam Breakers IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
1993 Bishin Densetsu Zoku [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1995 BS Chrono Trigger: Jet Bike Special [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1997 BS F-Zero 2 Grand Prix [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1997 BS F-Zero Castle [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1996 BS F-Zero Grand Prix [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1997 BS F-Zero King [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1997 BS F-Zero Knight [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1997 BS F-Zero Queen [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
2002 Butt-Ugly Martians: Zoom or Doom [European] PlayStation 2
2003 Butt-Ugly Martians: Zoom or Doom [European] Nintendo GameCube
2003 Butt-Ugly Martians: Zoom or Doom! PlayStation 2 1.5 Stars
Butt-Ugly Martians: Zoom or Doom! [Canceled] Nintendo GameCube
2001 Cubix: Robots for Everyone — Race ‘N Robots PlayStation 2 Stars
2001 Cubix: Robots for Everyone — Race ‘N Robots Game Boy Color 2.5 Stars
2001 Cubix: Robots for Everyone — Race ‘N Robots IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2002 Cubix: Robots for Everyone — Race ‘n’ Robots [European] IBM PC Compatible
1992 Cyber Formula GPX [Japanese] Game Boy
1995 Cyber Speedway Sega Saturn 1.5 Stars
1992 Cyber Spin Super Nintendo Entertainment System 2.5 Stars
1993 CyberRace IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1995 Cyberspeed PlayStation 2 Stars
1995 Cyberspeed IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1995 Cyberspeed [European] PlayStation
2011 DaGeDar Nintendo DS 2.5 Stars
2011 Data Jammers: FastForward IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2002 Disney’s Treasure Planet: Treasure Racer Hybrid PC/Mac 2.5 Stars
1999 Dodgem Arena [European] PlayStation
2002 Downforce [European] Game Boy Advance
2002 Downforce PlayStation 2 3 Stars
2003 Downforce [European] PlayStation 2
2002 Drive IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2003 Drome Racer [European] Nintendo GameCube
2002 Drome Racers PlayStation 2 1.5 Stars
2002 Drome Racers [European] IBM PC Compatible
2002 Drome Racers [European] PlayStation 2
2002 Drome Racers IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
2003 Drome Racers [European] Game Boy Advance
2003 Drome Racers Game Boy Advance 2 Stars
2003 Drome Racers Nintendo GameCube 1.5 Stars
2003 Drome Racers [European] Xbox
2003 Drome Racers [European] Nintendo GameCube
2003 Drome Racers Classic [European] IBM PC Compatible
1997 Extreme-G Nintendo 64 2.5 Stars
1997 Extreme-G [European] Nintendo 64
1998 Extreme-G 2 IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1998 Extreme-G 2 Nintendo 64 2 Stars
1990 F-Zero [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1991 F-Zero Arcade 3.5 Stars
1991 F-Zero Super Nintendo Entertainment System 4 Stars
1992 F-Zero [European] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
2006 F-Zero [Virtual Console] Wii 4 Stars
2013 F-Zero [Virtual Console] Wii U 4 Stars
2013 F-Zero [Virtual Console] Nintendo 3DS 3.5 Stars
2003 F-Zero AX Arcade 3 Stars
2001 F-Zero for Game Boy Advance [Japanese] Game Boy Advance
2004 F-Zero GP Legend [European] Game Boy Advance
2004 F-Zero GP Legend Game Boy Advance 2.5 Stars
2003 F-Zero GX Nintendo GameCube 4 Stars
2003 F-Zero GX [European] Nintendo GameCube
2004 F-Zero GX [Player’s Choice] Nintendo GameCube 4 Stars
1998 F-Zero X [Japanese] Nintendo 64 3.5 Stars
1998 F-Zero X Nintendo 64 3.5 Stars
1998 F-Zero X [European] Nintendo 64
2007 F-Zero X [Virtual Console] Wii 3.5 Stars
2000 F-Zero X Expansion Kit [Japanese] Nintendo 64DD
2001 F-Zero: Maximum Velocity Game Boy Advance 3.5 Stars
2001 F-Zero: Maximum Velocity [European] Game Boy Advance
2014 F-Zero: Maximum Velocity [Virtual Console] Wii U
2011 Fast: Racing League [WiiWare] Wii 2.5 Stars
2007 Fatal Inertia Xbox 360 2 Stars
2007 Fatal Inertia [European] Xbox 360
2008 Fatal Inertia EX [PlayStation Network] PlayStation 3 2.5 Stars
1989 Fire and Forget II Arcade 3 Stars
2014 Flashout 2 iPhone 2 Stars
2014 Flashout 2 iPad 2 Stars
2014 Flashout 2 Android Phone 2 Stars
2014 Flashout 2 Android Tablet 2 Stars
2014 Flashout 2 IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
Freeway Flyboys [Canceled] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
2009 Future Racer iPhone 2 Stars
2003 G-Surfers [European] PlayStation 2
2002 G-Surfers Featuring Trackman [European] PlayStation 2
1991 Galaxy 5000 Nintendo Entertainment System 3.5 Stars
1995 Hi-Octane IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
1995 Hi-Octane PlayStation 1.5 Stars
1995 Hi-Octane Sega Saturn 1.5 Stars
1996 Hi-Octane [European] PlayStation
1996 Hi-Octane [CD-ROM Classics: Gold Edition] IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
2008 Hoverboard Racing Hybrid PC/Mac 2 Stars
2001 Hresvelgr [Japanese] PlayStation 2
1998 HyperDrive Arcade 2 Stars
2003 Hypersonic.Xtreme PlayStation 2 2 Stars
1991 HyperZone [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1991 HyperZone Super Nintendo Entertainment System 2 Stars
1998 Jeff Gordon XS Racing IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
1999 Jeff Gordon XS Racing Game Boy Color 2 Stars
1999 Jeff Gordon XS Racing [Includes Die-Cast Car] IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2002 Jet Ion GP [European] PlayStation 2
2002 Jet Ion GT [European] PlayStation 2
1997 Jet Moto PlayStation 3.5 Stars
1997 Jet Moto IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1997 Jet Moto 2 PlayStation 3 Stars
1999 Jet Moto 3 PlayStation 2.5 Stars
1997 Jet Rider [European] PlayStation
1999 Killer Loop PlayStation 1 Stars
2001 Kinetica PlayStation 2 2 Stars
2000 Looney Tunes: Space Race Dreamcast 3 Stars
Looney Tunes: Space Race [Canceled] Nintendo 64
2008 Low Grav Racer iPhone 2 Stars
2009 Low Grav Racer 2 iPhone 2 Stars
2010 Low Grav Racer 2 HD iPad 2 Stars
2007 M.A.C.H.: Modified Air Combat Heroes PlayStation Portable 2 Stars
2007 M.A.C.H.: Modified Air Combat Heroes [European] PlayStation Portable
1984 Mad Crasher Arcade 2 Stars
1998 Mad Trax [European] IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
2000 MagForce Racing Dreamcast 1 Stars
1993 MegaRace IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
1994 MegaRace Sega CD 2 Stars
1994 MegaRace 3DO 3 Stars
1996 MegaRace 2 IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2002 MegaRace 3 IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2002 MegaRace 3: Nanotech Disaster [European] PlayStation 2
2003 Miracle Space Race PlayStation 1.5 Stars
1998 Motorhead PlayStation 3 Stars
1998 Motorhead [European] PlayStation
1998 Motorhead IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
2000 NASCAR Racers IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2007 Nelson Piquet Grand Prix Evolution [European] IBM PC Compatible
2000 Nelson Piquet’s Grand Prix Evolution [European] IBM PC Compatible
2002 New York Race [European] PlayStation 2
NY Race [Canceled] IBM PC Compatible
1983 Out of Control Atari Video Computer System 2 Stars
1993 OutRun 2019 Sega Genesis 1.5 Stars
1995 Planet Champ TG 3000 [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
2005 Play TV Legends: Out Run 2019 Plug and Play 1.5 Stars
1997 POD IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2011 POD Gold IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2000 POD: SpeedZone Dreamcast 2 Stars
1990 Powerdrome IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
2004 Powerdrome PlayStation 2 2.5 Stars
2004 Powerdrome Xbox 2.5 Stars
2004 Powerdrome [European] PlayStation 2
2004 Powerdrome [European] Xbox
1998 Powerslide IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2002 Pulse Racer Xbox 1 Stars
2008 Pyroblazer IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
2002 Quantum Redshift Xbox 2.5 Stars
2002 Quantum Redshift [European] Xbox
2009 Racers IBM PC Compatible 0.5 Stars
1998 Road Rage [European] PlayStation
1993 Rocket Coaster Pioneer LaserActive 1.5 Stars
1998 S.C.A.R.S Nintendo 64 2 Stars
1998 S.C.A.R.S IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1998 S.C.A.R.S [European] PlayStation
1998 S.C.A.R.S [European] Nintendo 64
1998 S.C.A.R.S PlayStation 2.5 Stars
1989 S.T.U.N. Runner Arcade 4 Stars
1991 S.T.U.N. Runner Atari Lynx 3.5 Stars
1999 San Francisco Rush 2049 Arcade 1.5 Stars
2000 San Francisco Rush 2049 Nintendo 64 2 Stars
2000 San Francisco Rush 2049 Game Boy Color 1.5 Stars
2000 San Francisco Rush 2049 Dreamcast 3 Stars
San Francisco Rush Extreme Racing [Canceled] IBM PC Compatible
1996 Scorcher Sega Saturn 1.5 Stars
1996 Scorcher IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
1996 Scorcher [European] Sega Saturn
1992 Sin Seiki GPX Cyber Formula [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
2000 Sky Racer [Shockwave] Hybrid PC/Mac 2.5 Stars
1995 SlipStream 5000 [European] IBM PC Compatible
2007 SlipStream 5000 [European] IBM PC Compatible
2000 Space Haste IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2001 Space Haste [European] IBM PC Compatible
2003 Space Haste 2 IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
2010 Space Haste 2 [Jewel Case] IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
1986 Space Position Arcade 1.5 Stars
1973 Space Race Arcade 1.5 Stars
2002 Space Race [European] PlayStation 2
2002 Space Race PlayStation 2 2 Stars
198X Space Tunnel Commodore 64/128 3 Stars
1995 Speed King Arcade 1.5 Stars
Speed Racer: 5 vs. The Monster Car [Canceled] IBM PC Compatible
1998 Speed Tribes IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2009 Speed Zone Wii 1.5 Stars
2012 SpeedX 3D [eShop] Nintendo 3DS 2.5 Stars
2013 SpeedX 3D: Hyper Edition [eShop] Nintendo 3DS 2.5 Stars
2007 Spinout [European] PlayStation Portable
1983 Star Rider Arcade 1.5 Stars
1999 Star Wars: Episode I: Racer [European] Nintendo 64
1999 Star Wars: Episode I: Racer IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1999 Star Wars: Episode I: Racer Nintendo 64 3 Stars
1999 Star Wars: Episode I: Racer [European] IBM PC Compatible
1999 Star Wars: Episode I: Racer [Japanese] Nintendo 64
1999 Star Wars: Episode I: Racer Macintosh 3.5 Stars
1999 Star Wars: Episode I: Racer Game Boy Color 3.5 Stars
2000 Star Wars: Episode I: Racer Dreamcast 1.5 Stars
2001 Star Wars: Episode I: Racer [European] IBM PC Compatible
2001 Star Wars: Racer — LucasArts Archive Series IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2001 Star Wars: Racer [Jewel Case] IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2000 Star Wars: Racer Arcade Arcade 3 Stars
2002 Star Wars: Racer Revenge PlayStation 2 2 Stars
2002 Star Wars: Racer Revenge [European] PlayStation 2
1996 Starwinder: The Ultimate Space Race PlayStation 4 Stars
2007 StateShift [European] PlayStation Portable
2009 StateShift [PlayStation Network] PlayStation Portable 2 Stars
1998 Streak: Hoverboard Racing PlayStation 3 Stars
2007 Street Trace: NYC [Xbox Live Arcade] Xbox 360 1.5 Stars
2000 Stunt Racer 64 Nintendo 64 2 Stars
2011 Super Sonic Racer Wii 1.5 Stars
1995 Top Gear 3000 Super Nintendo Entertainment System 2 Stars
1999 TrickStyle Dreamcast 3 Stars
1999 TrickStyle [European] Dreamcast 3 Stars
1999 TrickStyle IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2003 Tube Slider Nintendo GameCube 2.5 Stars
1994 Uchuu Race: Astro Go! Go! [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1998 Vapor TRX Arcade 3 Stars
2012 VectorRacing [eShop] Nintendo 3DS 2 Stars
2009 Vertigo Wii 2.5 Stars
2010 Vertigo IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2011 Vertigo [PSP minis] PlayStation Portable 1 Stars
1995 Vic Viper Arcade 2 Stars
1995 Wipeout PlayStation 3 Stars
1995 Wipeout IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1995 Wipeout [European] PlayStation
1996 Wipeout [European] IBM PC Compatible
1996 Wipeout [European] Sega Saturn
1996 Wipeout Sega Saturn 2.5 Stars
2012 Wipeout 2048 PlayStation Vita 3 Stars
1997 Wipeout 2097 [European] PlayStation 4 Stars
1997 Wipeout 2097 [European] IBM PC Compatible
1999 Wipeout 3 [European] PlayStation 3.5 Stars
1999 Wipeout 3 PlayStation 3.5 Stars
1999 Wipeout 3: Special Edition [European] PlayStation
1998 Wipeout 64 Nintendo 64 3 Stars
1999 Wipeout 64 [European] Nintendo 64
2001 Wipeout Fusion [European] PlayStation 2
2002 Wipeout Fusion PlayStation 2 2.5 Stars
2008 Wipeout HD [PlayStation Network] PlayStation 3 3.5 Stars
2007 Wipeout Pulse [European] PlayStation Portable
2008 Wipeout Pulse PlayStation Portable 3.5 Stars
2005 Wipeout Pure PlayStation Portable 4 Stars
2005 Wipeout Pure [European] PlayStation Portable
2006 Wipeout Pure [Greatest Hits] PlayStation Portable 4 Stars
2006 Wipeout Pure [Platinum] [European] PlayStation Portable
1996 Wipeout XL PlayStation 3.5 Stars
1997 Wipeout XL IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
1997 X-Car: Experimental Racing IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1998 X-Racing [Japanese] PlayStation
2001 XGIII: Extreme G Racing PlayStation 2 3 Stars
2001 XGIII: Extreme G Racing Nintendo GameCube 3 Stars
2002 XGIII: Extreme G Racing [Japanese] Nintendo GameCube
2002 XGIII: Extreme G Racing [European] Nintendo GameCube
2002 XGIII: Extreme G Racing [European] PlayStation 2
2003 XGRA: Extreme G Racing Association [European] PlayStation 2
2003 XGRA: Extreme G Racing Association [European] Xbox
2004 XGRA: Extreme G Racing Association [European] Nintendo GameCube
2003 XGRA: Extreme-G Racing PlayStation 2 2.5 Stars
2003 XGRA: Extreme-G Racing Xbox 2.5 Stars
2003 XGRA: Extreme-G Racing Nintendo GameCube 2.5 Stars
1999 XSG Excess Arcade 1.5 Stars
2009 Zero Gravity Racing [European] Nintendo DS

All Train Sim Games With Ratings

Train sims are designed to re-create the experience of driving an actual train.

Games:
2007 3-D Model Trains IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2002 3D Railroad Master IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
Arizona Route 66 [Canceled] IBM PC Compatible
2003 Black Forest Route [European] IBM PC Compatible
2004 Brighton – Portsmouth: Westcoastway Express [European] IBM PC Compatible
2002 Casino Express “Maglev 2005” IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2014 The Count of Monster Disco IBM PC Compatible
2006 Create Your Own Model Railway [European] IBM PC Compatible
2007 Create Your Own Model Railway Deluxe [European] IBM PC Compatible
2000 Densha de Go! 2: 3000 [Japanese] Dreamcast
2000 Densha de Go! 3: Commuting [Japanese] Dreamcast
1999 Densha de Go! 64 [Japanese] Nintendo 64
2008 East Coast Express 2 [European] IBM PC Compatible
2008 East Coast Express: London to Peterborough [European] IBM PC Compatible
2011 Engine Driver: Drive a Steam Train IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2003 German Railroads [European] IBM PC Compatible
2003 German Railroads [DVD-ROM] [European] IBM PC Compatible
2003 German Railroads: Vol. 1 IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2003 German Railroads: Vol. 2 IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2003 Heidi-Express IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2003 Heidi-Express: Landquart – Davos [European] IBM PC Compatible
2003 High Speed Trains [European] IBM PC Compatible
2003 High Speed Trains IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2007 High Speed Trains [European] IBM PC Compatible
2013 The Holiday Express IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2000 Kisya de Go! [Japanese] PlayStation
1998 LEGO Loco IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
2000 LEGO Loco [European] IBM PC Compatible
2001 LEGO Loco [Jewel Case] IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
2005 LNER Pacifics [European] IBM PC Compatible
2008 LNER Pacifics [European] IBM PC Compatible
2004 London and South East [European] IBM PC Compatible
2003 London-Brighton Express [European] IBM PC Compatible
2013 London-Faversham High Speed IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2001 LTV-Erie Mining Company Railroad Trainset IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
2003 LTV-Erie Mining Company Railroad Trainset [European] IBM PC Compatible
2001 Microsoft Train Simulator IBM PC Compatible 4 Stars
2001 Microsoft Train Simulator [European] IBM PC Compatible
2007 Microsoft Train Simulator [European] IBM PC Compatible
2004 Microsoft Train Simulator [Jewel Case] IBM PC Compatible 4 Stars
Microsoft Train Simulator 2 [Canceled] IBM PC Compatible
2006 Microsoft Train Simulator Regional Add-On Pack: London South Coast [European] IBM PC Compatible
2002 Microsoft Train Simulator Regional Add-On Pack: USA and Canada IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
2003 Microsoft Train Simulator: Sandpatch IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2011 My First Trainz Set IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
2014 NEC: New York-New Haven IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2003 Pro Train 2 [European] IBM PC Compatible
2003 Pro Train 3 [European] IBM PC Compatible
2002 Pro Train II — Saxony: Leipzig-Riesa-Dresden IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2002 Pro Train: Rhine Valley Cologne-Frankfurt IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2003 Pro Train: Rhine Valley Cologne-Frankfurt [European] IBM PC Compatible
2010 Rail Cargo Simulator IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2007 Rail Simulator [European] IBM PC Compatible
2008 Rail Simulator IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2002 Rail Yard Collection! IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2011 Railroad Simulator Powered by Trainz 12 IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2014 Railroad X IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2010 RailWorks IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2010 RailWorks 2: Train Simulator IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2011 RailWorks 2: Train Simulator IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2011 RailWorks 3: Train Simulator 2012 IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2002 Scenic Railway IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2003 Scenic Railways [European] IBM PC Compatible
2005 Southern Region: Woking to Basingstoke [European] IBM PC Compatible
2007 Swanage Route: Classic Routes 2 [European] IBM PC Compatible
2001 Train Sim Activity Pack [European] IBM PC Compatible
2001 Train Sim Modeler IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
2003 Train Sim Modeler [European] IBM PC Compatible
2002 Train Sim Modeller [European] IBM PC Compatible
2001 Train Sim RoundHouse IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2003 Train Sim RoundHouse [European] IBM PC Compatible
2002 Train Sim: The Activities IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2012 Train Simulator 2013 IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2013 Train Simulator 2013 IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2013 Train Simulator 2014 IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2014 Train Simulator 2015 IBM PC Compatible
2013 Train Simulator: Pacific Surfliner LA – San Diego IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
TrainMaster [Canceled] IBM PC Compatible
2012 Trains vs. Zombies 2 IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2002 Trainz IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
2002 Trainz [European] IBM PC Compatible
2008 Trainz Classics: 3rd Edition IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
2007 Trainz Railroad Simulator [European] IBM PC Compatible
2003 Trainz Railroad Simulator 2004 IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2005 Trainz Railroad Simulator 2004: Deluxe Edition IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2006 Trainz Railroad Simulator 2006 IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2007 Trainz Railway Simulator 2004 [European] IBM PC Compatible
2004 Trainz Railway Simulator: Ultimate Collection [European] IBM PC Compatible
2011 Trainz Simulator 12 IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2014 Trainz Simulator 2 Macintosh
2014 Trainz Simulator 2 iPad
2009 Trainz Simulator 2009: World Builder Edition IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2009 Trainz Simulator 2010: Engineers Edition [European] IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2010 Trainz Simulator 2010: Engineers Edition Deluxe IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2011 Trainz Simulator Mac Macintosh 2 Stars
2010 Trainz Simulator: Classic Cabon City IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2010 Trainz Simulator: Settle and Carlisle IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2005 Trainz Virtual Railway [European] IBM PC Compatible
2006 Trainz: Driver Edition IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
2007 Trainz: Railwayz IBM PC Compatible
2013 West Somerset Railway Route IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
2011 World of Subways 3: London Underground Simulator — Circle Line [European] IBM PC Compatible
2010 World of Subways Vol. 1: New York Underground — The Path IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2008 World of Subways: Berlin U7 [European] IBM PC Compatible
2008 World of Subways: New York [European] IBM PC Compatible

BASS Masters 2000 Review

Only the Nintendo 64 could be unfortunate enough to receive more fishing games in one year than RPGs. Yet, strangely, one could make a case that THQ’s fishing game (BASS Masters 2000) is more fun to play than its RPG (Quest 64). Whether you actually like real-life fishing or not, BASS Masters 2000 is easy to play, entertaining, fun, and authentic.

BASS Masters 2000 is officially endorsed by B.A.S.S. (Bass Anglers Sportsman Society) for real pros, real lakes, real tournaments, and real equipment. Emphasis is split between simulation and arcade depending on the game mode. Best of all, BASS Masters 2000 is the only fishing game on the system (as of 1999) to feature a two-player mode.

You choose from four game modes in BASS Masters 2000: exhibition, tournament, speed fishing, and casting game. Two-player simultaneous play is available in every mode except tournament.

In the exhibition mode, you can change numerous settings, then go out and catch as many bass as possible in one day. Entering the tournament mode sends you on the BASS Masters Tournament Trail to try to qualify for the BASS Masters Classic. These two modes represent the more simulation-like aspects of the game.

Two original arcade-style modes are speed fishing and casting game. The goal of the former is to catch the most fish in three minutes, except that catching fish gives you additional time, so the matches usually last longer. The latter’s objective is to cast your lure into floating targets to test your accuracy. The highest score is the winner.

Many options can be changed as well. First, in the exhibition mode, you can configure lake conditions. That means you can change weather, temperature, water, season, fishing time, and more. Your boat, if applicable, and tackle (rod, line, and lure) can also be switched if you desire.

Regular options exist, too. The difficulty level can be toggled among beginner, amateur, rookie, and professional. You can decide if you want the Lure Cam always on, strike only, or never. The controller configuration can be switched to one of 11 settings, including one specifically for the Mad Catz Rumble Rod. Finally, individual sound levels can be adjusted for music, sound effects, and commentator.

Before describing how to fish, let’s look at the screen. The Lure Cam is for the one-player mode. It shows your lure in the water. A Humminbird Fishfinder will be displayed (in the one-player mode only) when using the trolling or outboard motors. It displays water depth and fish underneath the boat. Player one’s sound effect for this is a bell, whereas player two’s sound effect is a gong. Also displayed on the screen are a wind speed meter, a location indicator, and a clock.

Next, let’s look at the controls for BASS Masters 2000. When fishing, the A button is slow reel, the B button is fast reel, and B + A is medium reel. The Z button brings up the menu wheel. The menu wheel gives you the opportunity to drive the boat elsewhere, to change your tackle, and, in the one-player mode, to look at a map or get tips. The Z button also increases the drag. Conversely, the R button decreases the drag. The L button will cut your line, and the control pad trolls the boat. For the C group, the top C button changes the camera angle, the bottom C button toggles above and underwater views, and left and right C rotate the camera. That leaves the control stick for casting, but it also drives the boat where applicable.

Actual fishing in BASS Masters 2000 is easy to master. To cast, just hold back on the control stick and release it to the neutral position when you’re at the desired distance. A target icon moves across the water to show where you’ll cast. Once your lure has landed in the water, the view will switch to underwater. With your line in the water, line out, lure depth, and drag indicators appear on the screen. You’ll want to keep an eye on line out and lure depth so your lure isn’t too shallow or too deep and your line isn’t too far or too close.

Once you get a bite, pull back on the control stick to set the hook. Then you can start to reel in the fish. When the hook is set, a tension meter appears on the screen. If it becomes red, you will need to loosen the drag with the R button so the line doesn’t break. But once the fish is tired, you can increase the drag (or tension) with the Z button to reel it in faster.

But just because you catch something doesn’t mean you get to keep it. You’re only allowed to put bass in the live well, so all other caught fish must be let go. This is a bass fishing game, after all. By the way, the Rumble Pak is a perfect fit for this type of game.

Although Roland Martin, who has provided two dozen tips, and Shaw Grigsby, Jr. are in the game, you have the option to create your own angler for saving to the Controller Pak. You can customize your fisherman’s name, gender, hat, hair, face, life vest, pants, and shoes. A maximum of seven anglers may be saved, and all tournament, stats, winnings, and equipment will be saved as well.

So how does all this come together? It’s easy and fun to fish in BASS Masters 2000, but it’s not necessarily easy to catch many bass. Impatient gamers’ best bet would be to go into the speed fishing game where fish are plentiful; in the exhibition and tournament modes, many variables, such as time of day, weather condition, lure, and lake environment, determine where you can find fish. That’s where the realism comes in.

For a game released three years after the system came out, BASS Masters 2000 isn’t graphically impressive. Perpetually calculated real-time wave effects are nonexistent. High-resolution graphics can’t be found here. Backgrounds, which are fogged in, are nothing to write home about, either. In fact, the low-res, blurry graphics, which even get blocky, are disappointing overall. The game’s saving graces are the anglers and the fish. Each is modeled well in 3D and lends to the authenticity. And although the semitranslucent, rippling water may not be as impressive as Wave Race 64, it does get the job done.

The sound in BASS Masters 2000 fares better than the graphics. Stereotypical “hick” music (an upbeat violin song) populates the game. It’s lively and composed well. Furthermore, realistic sound effects and actual speech from the pros are included. The aural experience does a good job of conveying the environmental sounds of fishing and adding music where appropriate.

In-Fisherman Bass Hunter 64 or BASS Masters 2000? Overall, BASS Masters 2000 is the better fishing game on the system, if only because of its Arcade modes and two-player simultaneous action. It’s not aesthetically impressive, but fishing fans will be satisfied overall. Non-fishing fans will want to rent it before committing to a purchase.

Graphics

For a game released in 1999, the graphics look like something from 1997. On the plus side, the 3D fish models are nice.

Sound

Good sound effects and entertaining music highlight this category. Nonetheless, sound is nothing more than average.

Enjoyment

The fishing mechanics are easy to understand, multiple modes have been included, and a two-player mode is available. Whether you prefer simulation or arcade, it’s here.

Replay Value

Although the tournament mode extends the replay value itself, the arcade modes (speed fishing and casting game) and the two-player option help this game’s longevity.

Documentation

The manual seems a little disorganized, but it explains everything clearly and colorfully.

Pro Darts Overview

The classic pub/’parlor’ game of darts is explored in Pro Darts, a darts simulation for the Game Boy Color. Developed by Vicarious Visions and published by Vatical Entertainment, Pro Darts offers 3D rendered artwork and real voice play back for scoring.

It is the end of the 20th Century and the game of darts reigns supreme. The top darts players from around the world (and beyond) have gathered to compete for the title of Darts Master of the Millennium. The competition will be intense, and only one can win the title!

Pro Darts features five different modes of gameplay and six types of games. Modes are: Practice (allows you to brush up on your throwing skills before the actual competition begins), Human (allows you to challenge another player to a game of darts), Computer Easy (go up against the computer with its weakest AI), Computer Medium (play the computer with a more competitive AI) and Computer Hard (you better practice if you plan on facing down this tough-as-nails opponent — the computer at the hardest level).

Gameplay is based on the classic sport of darts as well as several variations, you can choose from eight pre-generated characters to play and each player has three darts to throw per turn. A double bulls-eye is worth 50 points, the thin outer ring is worth twice the score, the thin inner ring is worth three time the number hit and tossing a dart outside the dart board scores no points.

The six types of games include Cricket, Around the World, 301, 301 Double Out, 501 and 501 Double Out. Each game has it’s own rules and scoring guidelines. At the end of each game statistics are displayed for the winner. You can switch between the character statistics by pressing left or right on the control pad.

The eight dart masters that you can choose from (six regular and two hidden) each have their own unique attributes. A rating of these attributes (Power, Accuracy, Speed and Nerves) follows a brief profile of each player. Becky is a champion from the British darts circuit, Linda was a Hollywood stuntwoman before going pro at her favorite pastime, Pepe is a green-skinned alien who has spend his life mastering the game since his crash landing years ago, Cheng, an ex-martial artist who has turned his skills to darts, as well as Granny, Pee Wee, Peter and Nikita.

Pro Darts is only compatible with the Game Boy Color.

Features
Includes six variations on the popular pub game
Choose from eight playable characters, each individually rated in four attributes
Challenge the computer or a friend

Escape From Monkey Island Review

Let’s be honest – LucasArts has never been timid when it comes to its line of adventure games. After such licensed debacles as Star Wars: Rebellion and Star Wars: Force Commander, it was beginning to look like even something as treasured and non-Obi-Wan-related as their Monkey Island series would be in a spot of trouble. Be glad that’s not the case.

With wit, charm and cunning ingenuity, Escape from Monkey Island is one of those few game experiences where you struggle to find holes in it, where you have to sit and think until you can find something to complain about. LucasArts has managed to walk the fine line between series continuity and hilarious unpredictability which, in one fell swoop, helped the adventure game genre to resurface in a very hostile world. Debacles be damned — this game is a gem.

As dangerous as it is to criticism, it’s all too easy to go off about the endless merits of this installment. Going for the full 3D approach this time, Escape from Monkey Island uses the Grim Fandango engine with a bit more shine. Instead of the blocky days of yore or the flat (yet extremely well drawn) feel of the more recent Curse of Monkey Island, this is a fully rendered, lush and solid world of comic characters and stylish backdrops.

Actually, backdrops is an oafish word; since the animated characters are seamlessly integrated into their own fabricated world, the game feels whole and, in its own way, real. Although to be fair, this new 3D look for Guybrush Threepwood and his cohorts doesn’t always work as well as it should. Unlike Grim Fandango, which featured cat-scratched skeletons and bulbous demons, this 3D engine has its limitations while trying to make its humans look both “full” as well as cartoon-like.

Some character designs, Guybrush especially, appear wooden at times, literally, as they have a “carved out” look to them (the less said about the hair, the better). As a whole, however, the vast majority of designs are still captivating. Don’t let anybody try to tell you there isn’t a sense of Toy Story-like richness to even the most stilted of characters here; one will still spend half the time just enjoying the look of the game.

As admirable but flawed games like Battlezone II: Combat Commander or Hitman: Codename 47 taught us, there’s a growing cardinal rule for game design: interface, interface, interface. Luckily, the mouse-less setup here prevails. Instead of the somewhat over-simplification of the mouse control of adventure games (old-school fans will cross their arms with pride about the intense looseness of the blank text interface of the Infocom and Sierra days), the numerical pad controls movement and actions with about one minute of personal acclimation.

There’s also a marvelous sound design and — oh yes — voice acting that is difficult to dismiss. From friendly island rhythms to atmospheric, crashing waves to, uh, lots and lots of monkeys, the music and sound effects are both non-intrusive and impressive. Remember when designers didn’t care about voice acting at all? Apart from, say, Dragon’s Lair, the most gamers used to hope for was a comprehensible human who could string two English words together without stumbling over soap opera airs or phone book lucidity.

As you might have guessed, LucasArts raises the bar once more with voice acting of superb comic timing. So much of Escape from Monkey Island reaches for the greater whole and the easy communication between interface, characters, and story is something to applaud even before the opening credits are over.

Ah, the story. Let’s be brief, shall we? Here are the basics: Threepwood and his new wife Elaine return to the Tri-Island Area only to find them both presumed dead and Elaine’s status as governor in jeopardy. With encroaching “corporatization” of the pirate islands, proboscis-challenged saboteurs named Pegnose Pete, a quest to find the true heritage of the Marley family name and a throng of dueling monkeys, the narrative flows from absurdity to (relative) complexity with the knowing wink of true, pun-filled wit.

Caught up? Good, because one can’t speak about Escape from Monkey Island’s story without nailing the only major component wrong with this installment: the puzzles. Sure, most of the puzzles are both fair and challenging but sometimes the game’s humor is its own downfall. For example, while it may be funny for some to solve a satirical bout of “Monkey Kombat” far into the game, the obstacle is a test of memorization and repetitiveness, not user ingenuity. Or, for that matter, hurdles like a deplorable monkey “machine code” puzzle that reeks far more of The 7th Guest-type logic than an honest-to-goodness brainteaser.

Sense a pattern? Often the installment tries to keep its puzzles inside the jesting tone of the narrative but some of their random obscurity will leave you with space to only try testing your memory or relying on the “use everything on everything” tactic. Indeed, the puzzles are what matter in an adventure game. And, LucasArts realizes that situating them in a world that counts, with characters that count, makes everything that much more enjoyable. But, they also at times drop the proverbial coconut on their own proverbial feet by approaching them from the wrong side.

A couple more nits to pick — adventure games tend to peter out in their third acts. Unlike an average real-time strategy game or a first-person shooter, the pace of the story and the complexity of the puzzles plummet near the tail end of the adventure. Escape from Monkey Island continues the trend. Without trying to spoil anything, after so much narrative build-up of framed robberies, corporate margins, exile and the frequently feared Ultimate Insult, the conclusion is wrapped up with the feel of a writer wanting to get the hell out of Dodge.

Maybe one more island is needed, maybe a few more twists would’ve helped, or maybe the last act needs puzzles that take more than three minutes to figure out — whatever the case, one gets the distinct impression of an anti-climax. Narrative rhythm is tricky in game design and LucasArts succeeds in only keeping it alive three-fourths of the way through.

Looking back, the game’s praise may seem unwarranted with such problems. However, believe it or not, these troubles are tiny amidst the charming sprawl of the universe that has actually been created. Situated in a fantasy world where manly pirates pilot pink ships, bodiless skeletons named Murray once again try to scare innocent passersby, and everybody has a hysterically exaggerated accent (French chefs screaming “Sacre Bleu!” indeed), Escape from Monkey Island consistently blends in imagery we’ve never seen before with snowballing jokes that are genuinely funny.

Who else but LucasArts would pit fiendish plots of Rupert Murdoch-like villains in a world of “Star-Buccaneers” outlets and characters that proudly spew dialogue like “It’s booty-tastic?” With very few bugs to speak of (getting “stuck” on objects, vibrating monkeys, slow-downs around monkeys, crashes when trying to do very random experiments — usually with monkeys), one is constantly bemused at what might await around the corner.

Maybe there’s a point to the bad analogies: LucasArts really is becoming the Pixar of adventure games right along with the sense of smart situations and effortless wonder that such a comparison implies. Some ill-chosen puzzles, a fatigued conclusion — no matter, really. You’ll be smiling too much to give it much notice. This is nothing less than perfectly perfected perfection. If you like monkeys, anyway.

Graphics

Absolutely stunning cartoon environments designed with an artist’s eye. Some characters do look a bit stilted shoved into their 3D molds, however.

Sound

Surprisingly effective, the varied locales, ranging from isolated beaches to underground mine shafts, suck you in while the comic voice acting is extraordinary.

Enjoyment

A few of the more random puzzles cause some unnecessary exasperation but the game’s friendly charm keeps the game from ever dulling its shine.

Replay Value

Adventure games are probably the least likely to be replayed (puzzles are very strict), although one has to admit that this installment’s sense of characterization and beauty will reward at least a second go-around.

Documentation

No fuss no muss description of basic controls and background story.

All Logic Games

2012 Nurikabe by Nikoli [eShop] Nintendo 3DS 2 Stars
1999 Oekaki Logic [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1995 Ohchan no Oekaki Logic [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
2010 Picross 3D Nintendo DS 3 Stars
2007 Picross DS [European] Nintendo DS
2007 Picross DS Nintendo DS 3.5 Stars
2013 Picross e [eShop] Nintendo 3DS 2.5 Stars
2013 Picross e2 [eShop] Nintendo 3DS 2 Stars
2013 Picross e3 [eShop] Nintendo 3DS 3 Stars
2014 Picross e4 [eShop] Nintendo 3DS 2 Stars
1999 Picross Vol. 1 NP [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1999 Picross Vol. 2 NP [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1999 Picross Vol. 3 NP [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1999 Picross Vol. 4 NP [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1999 Picross Vol. 5 NP [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
2000 Picross Vol. 6 NP [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
2000 Picross Vol. 7 NP [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
2000 Picross Vol. 8 NP [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
2006 Platinum Sudoku Mobile 2.5 Stars
2007 Platinum Sudoku [European] Nintendo DS
2007 Platinum Sudoku Nintendo DS 2.5 Stars
2008 Platinum Sudoku iPhone 1.5 Stars
2006 Professor Fuji’s Kakuro IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2005 Professor Fuji’s Sudoku Deluxe IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2014 Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy Nintendo 3DS 3 Stars
2008 Professor Layton and the Curious Village Nintendo DS 3.5 Stars
2008 Professor Layton and the Curious Village [European] Nintendo DS
2009 Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box Nintendo DS 3.5 Stars
2011 Professor Layton and the Last Specter Nintendo DS 3.5 Stars
2012 Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask Nintendo 3DS 3 Stars
2010 Professor Layton and the Unwound Future Nintendo DS 3.5 Stars
2011 Puzzle Agent 2 IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2011 Puzzle Agent 2 Macintosh 2.5 Stars
2013 Puzzle by Nikoli V: Slitherlink [PlayStation Network] PlayStation Vita 2 Stars
2013 Puzzle by Nikoli V: Sudoku [PlayStation Network] PlayStation Vita 2 Stars
2005 Puzzler: Sudoku — Volume 1 [European] IBM PC Compatible
2006 Puzzler: Sudoku — Volume 2 [European] IBM PC Compatible
2008 Rudolph’s Revenge iPhone 1.5 Stars
2008 Says for Kids iPhone 1.5 Stars
2010 Short Order Cook iPhone 3 Stars
2012 Slitherlink by Nikoli [eShop] Nintendo 3DS 1.5 Stars
2010 Soccer Sudoku 2010 iPhone 2 Stars
2010 Soccer Sudoku 2010 iPad 1.5 Stars
2006 Su Doku [European] IBM PC Compatible
2005 Su Doku Master IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2005 Su Doku Master [European] IBM PC Compatible
2008 Sudoku iPhone 3 Stars
2006 Sudoku [Deluxe Edition] [European] IBM PC Compatible
2009 Sudoku [DSiWare] Nintendo DSi 2.5 Stars
2009 Sudoku [PSP minis] PlayStation Portable 2.5 Stars
2006 SuDoku & KaKuro Collector’s Edition IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2006 Sudoku 4 Kidz: Infinite Edition [European] IBM PC Compatible
2010 Sudoku 4Pockets [DSiWare] Nintendo DSi 1 Stars
2009 Sudoku Ball Detective Nintendo DS 1.5 Stars
2009 Sudoku Ball Detective IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
Sudoku Ball Detective [Canceled] Wii
2012 Sudoku by Nikoli [eShop] Nintendo 3DS 1.5 Stars
2006 The Sudoku Challenge Collection IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2006 The Sudoku Challenge Unlimited IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2005 The Sudoku Challenge! IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2007 The Sudoku Challenge! [European] IBM PC Compatible
2009 Sudoku Challenge! [DSiWare] Nintendo DSi 1 Stars
2008 Sudoku Challenge! [WiiWare] Wii 1.5 Stars
2006 Sudoku Classic IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2006 Sudoku Crunch for Kids! IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2008 Sudoku for Dummies IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2006 Sudoku Gridmaster Nintendo DS 2 Stars
2006 Sudoku Live Hybrid PC/Mac 2.5 Stars
2006 Sudoku Mania Nintendo DS 1.5 Stars
2004 Sudoku Mania! IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2005 Sudoku Mania! IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2005 Sudoku Mania! [Jewel Case] IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2007 Sudoku Master [European] Nintendo DS
2009 Sudoku Master [DSiWare] Nintendo DSi 3 Stars
2005 Sudoku Puzzle Addict: Unlimited Edition IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2009 Sudoku Sensei [DSiWare] Nintendo DSi 2 Stars
2009 Sudoku Student [DSiWare] Nintendo DSi 2 Stars
2010 Sudoku Tablet iPad 1.5 Stars
Sudoku: Premier Edition [Canceled] Nintendo 3DS
2007 Sudoku: The Utterly Addictive Interactive DVD Game DVD Video 2 Stars
2007 Sudokumaniacs [European] Nintendo DS
2007 Sudokuro Nintendo DS 0.5 Stars
2007 Suji Moji Master [European] IBM PC Compatible
2006 The Sun Doku [European] IBM PC Compatible
2006 Superman Returns: Fortress of Solitude Game Boy Advance 2.5 Stars
2006 Superman Returns: Fortress of Solitude [European] Game Boy Advance
2010 Telegraph Sudoku & Kakuro [DSiWare] Nintendo DSi 2.5 Stars
2006 Test Your Own IQ [European] IBM PC Compatible
2002 The Times Testing Series: Brain Teasers [European] IBM PC Compatible
2007 Toon-Doku Nintendo DS 2 Stars
2007 Ultimate Puzzle Games: Sudoku Edition Nintendo DS 2 Stars
2005 Ultimate Sudoku IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2006 Ultimate Sudoku: The Emperor’s Challenge IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2006 Ultra Sudoku & Ultra Kakuro IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1997 Wario [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
2009 World Mosaics IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2006 Zen of Sudoku IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2007 Zendoku Nintendo DS 2 Stars

All Skateboarding Games (all platforms)

Skateboarding games involve performing tricks or stunts while riding atop a board with wheels.

Games:
1986 Street Surfer Commodore 64/128 1.5 Stars
2013 Tech Deck iPhone 2 Stars
2013 Tech Deck iPad 2 Stars
2013 Tech Deck Android Phone 2 Stars
2013 Tech Deck Android Tablet 2 Stars
2004 Tech Deck Dude: Bare Knuckle Grind — Downtown IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2004 Tech Deck Dude: Bare Knuckle Grind — Far East Town IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2004 Tech Deck Dude: Bare Knuckle Grind — Freak Town IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2004 Tech Deck Dude: Bare Knuckle Grind — Space Town IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2001 Tech Deck: Skateboarding Game Boy Color 2 Stars
1999 Thrasher: Skate & Destroy PlayStation 1.5 Stars
2000 Thrasher: Skate & Destroy [European] PlayStation
Thrasher: Skate & Destroy [Canceled] Game Boy Color
2009 Tony Hawk: Ride Xbox 360 1.5 Stars
2009 Tony Hawk: Ride PlayStation 3 1.5 Stars
2009 Tony Hawk: Ride Wii 1.5 Stars
Tony Hawk: Ride [Canceled] Mobile
2009 Tony Hawk: Ride [Walmart Exclusive] Xbox 360 1.5 Stars
2009 Tony Hawk: Ride [Walmart Exclusive] PlayStation 3 1.5 Stars
2009 Tony Hawk: Ride [Walmart Exclusive] Wii 1.5 Stars
2005 Tony Hawk’s American Sk8land Game Boy Advance 2.5 Stars
2005 Tony Hawk’s American Sk8land Nintendo DS 3 Stars
2005 Tony Hawk’s American Sk8land [European] Game Boy Advance
2005 Tony Hawk’s American Sk8land [European] Nintendo DS
2006 Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam Nintendo DS 3 Stars
2006 Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam Game Boy Advance 2.5 Stars
2006 Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam [European] Nintendo DS
2006 Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam Wii 3 Stars
2007 Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam PlayStation 2 2 Stars
2007 Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam [European] PlayStation 2
2008 Tony Hawk’s Motion Nintendo DS 1.5 Stars
2008 Tony Hawk’s Motion [European] Nintendo DS
1999 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater [European] PlayStation
1999 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater PlayStation 4 Stars
2000 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater [European] Game Boy Color
2000 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater Nintendo 64 4 Stars
2000 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater Game Boy Color 2 Stars
2000 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater Dreamcast 4 Stars
2003 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater N-Gage 3 Stars
2000 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 PlayStation 4 Stars
2000 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 IBM PC Compatible 4 Stars
2000 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 Dreamcast 4 Stars
2000 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 Game Boy Color 3 Stars
2000 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 [European] IBM PC Compatible
2001 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 Game Boy Advance 3.5 Stars
2001 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 [European] Game Boy Advance
2001 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 Macintosh 4 Stars
2001 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 Nintendo 64 4 Stars
2010 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 iPhone 3 Stars
2001 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 [Jewel Case] IBM PC Compatible 4 Stars
2006 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 [Pocket PC] Mobile 2.5 Stars
2001 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2X Xbox 3 Stars
2001 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 PlayStation 2 3 Stars
2001 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 PlayStation 3.5 Stars
2001 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 Game Boy Color 3 Stars
2001 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 Nintendo GameCube 4 Stars
2001 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 [European] PlayStation 2
2002 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 Xbox 3.5 Stars
2002 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 Game Boy Advance 3.5 Stars
2002 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 [European] Xbox
2002 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
2002 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 [European] Game Boy Advance
2002 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 [European] Nintendo GameCube
2002 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 Nintendo 64 4 Stars
2003 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 Macintosh 3.5 Stars
2003 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 [European] IBM PC Compatible
2003 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 [Classics] [European] Xbox
2002 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 [Greatest Hits] PlayStation 2 3 Stars
2002 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 [Greatest Hits] PlayStation 3.5 Stars
2003 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 [Platinum Hits] Xbox 3.5 Stars
2002 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 [Platinum] [European] PlayStation 2
2005 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3D Mobile 2 Stars
2002 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 PlayStation 2 3 Stars
2002 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 Nintendo GameCube 3 Stars
2002 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 Xbox 3 Stars
2002 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 PlayStation 3 Stars
2002 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 Game Boy Advance 3 Stars
2002 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 [European] Nintendo GameCube
2002 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 [European] Xbox
2002 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 [European] PlayStation 2
2002 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 [European] Game Boy Advance
2003 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 Hybrid PC/Mac 3 Stars
2004 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 Zodiac 3.5 Stars
2003 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 [Classics] [European] Xbox
2003 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 [Platinum Hits] Xbox 3 Stars
2003 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 [Platinum] [European] PlayStation 2
2012 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2012 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD [PlayStation Network] PlayStation 3 2.5 Stars
2012 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD [Xbox Live Arcade] Xbox 360 2.5 Stars
2006 Tony Hawk’s Project 8 Xbox 360 3 Stars
2006 Tony Hawk’s Project 8 Xbox 2.5 Stars
2006 Tony Hawk’s Project 8 PlayStation 2 2.5 Stars
2006 Tony Hawk’s Project 8 PlayStation 3 2.5 Stars
2006 Tony Hawk’s Project 8 [European] PlayStation 2
2006 Tony Hawk’s Project 8 [European] Xbox 360
2006 Tony Hawk’s Project 8 PlayStation Portable 2.5 Stars
2007 Tony Hawk’s Project 8 [European] PlayStation Portable
2007 Tony Hawk’s Project 8 [Greatest Hits] PlayStation 2 2.5 Stars
2007 Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground Xbox 360 2 Stars
2007 Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground PlayStation 3 2 Stars
1986 Street Surfer Commodore 64/128 1.5 Stars
2013 Tech Deck iPhone 2 Stars
2013 Tech Deck iPad 2 Stars
2013 Tech Deck Android Phone 2 Stars
2013 Tech Deck Android Tablet 2 Stars
2004 Tech Deck Dude: Bare Knuckle Grind — Downtown IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2004 Tech Deck Dude: Bare Knuckle Grind — Far East Town IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2004 Tech Deck Dude: Bare Knuckle Grind — Freak Town IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2004 Tech Deck Dude: Bare Knuckle Grind — Space Town IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2001 Tech Deck: Skateboarding Game Boy Color 2 Stars
1999 Thrasher: Skate & Destroy PlayStation 1.5 Stars
2000 Thrasher: Skate & Destroy [European] PlayStation
Thrasher: Skate & Destroy [Canceled] Game Boy Color
2009 Tony Hawk: Ride Xbox 360 1.5 Stars
2009 Tony Hawk: Ride PlayStation 3 1.5 Stars
2009 Tony Hawk: Ride Wii 1.5 Stars
Tony Hawk: Ride [Canceled] Mobile
2009 Tony Hawk: Ride [Walmart Exclusive] Xbox 360 1.5 Stars
2009 Tony Hawk: Ride [Walmart Exclusive] PlayStation 3 1.5 Stars
2009 Tony Hawk: Ride [Walmart Exclusive] Wii 1.5 Stars
2005 Tony Hawk’s American Sk8land Game Boy Advance 2.5 Stars
2005 Tony Hawk’s American Sk8land Nintendo DS 3 Stars
2005 Tony Hawk’s American Sk8land [European] Game Boy Advance
2005 Tony Hawk’s American Sk8land [European] Nintendo DS
2006 Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam Nintendo DS 3 Stars
2006 Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam Game Boy Advance 2.5 Stars
2006 Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam [European] Nintendo DS
2006 Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam Wii 3 Stars
2007 Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam PlayStation 2 2 Stars
2007 Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam [European] PlayStation 2
2008 Tony Hawk’s Motion Nintendo DS 1.5 Stars
2008 Tony Hawk’s Motion [European] Nintendo DS
1999 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater [European] PlayStation
1999 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater PlayStation 4 Stars
2000 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater [European] Game Boy Color
2000 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater Nintendo 64 4 Stars
2000 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater Game Boy Color 2 Stars
2000 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater Dreamcast 4 Stars
2003 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater N-Gage 3 Stars
2000 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 PlayStation 4 Stars
2000 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 IBM PC Compatible 4 Stars
2000 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 Dreamcast 4 Stars
2000 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 Game Boy Color 3 Stars
2000 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 [European] IBM PC Compatible
2001 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 Game Boy Advance 3.5 Stars
2001 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 [European] Game Boy Advance
2001 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 Macintosh 4 Stars
2001 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 Nintendo 64 4 Stars
2010 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 iPhone 3 Stars
2001 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 [Jewel Case] IBM PC Compatible 4 Stars
2006 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 [Pocket PC] Mobile 2.5 Stars
2001 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2X Xbox 3 Stars
2001 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 PlayStation 2 3 Stars
2001 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 PlayStation 3.5 Stars
2001 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 Game Boy Color 3 Stars
2001 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 Nintendo GameCube 4 Stars
2001 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 [European] PlayStation 2
2002 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 Xbox 3.5 Stars
2002 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 Game Boy Advance 3.5 Stars
2002 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 [European] Xbox
2002 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
2002 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 [European] Game Boy Advance
2002 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 [European] Nintendo GameCube
2002 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 Nintendo 64 4 Stars
2003 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 Macintosh 3.5 Stars
2003 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 [European] IBM PC Compatible
2003 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 [Classics] [European] Xbox
2002 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 [Greatest Hits] PlayStation 2 3 Stars
2002 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 [Greatest Hits] PlayStation 3.5 Stars
2003 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 [Platinum Hits] Xbox 3.5 Stars
2002 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 [Platinum] [European] PlayStation 2
2005 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3D Mobile 2 Stars
2002 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 PlayStation 2 3 Stars
2002 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 Nintendo GameCube 3 Stars
2002 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 Xbox 3 Stars
2002 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 PlayStation 3 Stars
2002 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 Game Boy Advance 3 Stars
2002 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 [European] Nintendo GameCube
2002 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 [European] Xbox
2002 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 [European] PlayStation 2
2002 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 [European] Game Boy Advance
2003 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 Hybrid PC/Mac 3 Stars
2004 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 Zodiac 3.5 Stars
2003 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 [Classics] [European] Xbox
2003 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 [Platinum Hits] Xbox 3 Stars
2003 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 [Platinum] [European] PlayStation 2
2012 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2012 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD [PlayStation Network] PlayStation 3 2.5 Stars
2012 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD [Xbox Live Arcade] Xbox 360 2.5 Stars
2006 Tony Hawk’s Project 8 Xbox 360 3 Stars
2006 Tony Hawk’s Project 8 Xbox 2.5 Stars
2006 Tony Hawk’s Project 8 PlayStation 2 2.5 Stars
2006 Tony Hawk’s Project 8 PlayStation 3 2.5 Stars
2006 Tony Hawk’s Project 8 [European] PlayStation 2
2006 Tony Hawk’s Project 8 [European] Xbox 360
2006 Tony Hawk’s Project 8 PlayStation Portable 2.5 Stars
2007 Tony Hawk’s Project 8 [European] PlayStation Portable
2007 Tony Hawk’s Project 8 [Greatest Hits] PlayStation 2 2.5 Stars
2007 Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground Xbox 360 2 Stars
2007 Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground PlayStation 3 2 Stars
2007 Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground Wii 2 Stars
2007 Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground PlayStation 2 2 Stars
2007 Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground Nintendo DS 2.5 Stars
2007 Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground [European] PlayStation 2
2007 Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground [European] Xbox 360
2007 Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground [European] Nintendo DS
Tony Hawk’s Shred Session [Canceled] iPhone
Tony Hawk’s Shred Session [Canceled] iPad
Tony Hawk’s Shred Session [Canceled] Android Phone
Tony Hawk’s Shred Session [Canceled] Android Tablet
2000 Tony Hawk’s Skateboarding [European] Dreamcast
2003 Tony Hawk’s Underground Game Boy Advance 2.5 Stars
2003 Tony Hawk’s Underground PlayStation 2 3.5 Stars
2003 Tony Hawk’s Underground Xbox 3.5 Stars
2003 Tony Hawk’s Underground Nintendo GameCube 3.5 Stars
2003 Tony Hawk’s Underground [European] PlayStation 2
2003 Tony Hawk’s Underground [European] Game Boy Advance
2003 Tony Hawk’s Underground [European] PlayStation 2
2003 Tony Hawk’s Underground [European] Nintendo GameCube
2003 Tony Hawk’s Underground [European] Xbox
2004 Tony Hawk’s Underground [Classics] [European] Xbox
2004 Tony Hawk’s Underground [Platinum] [European] PlayStation 2
2004 Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 PlayStation 2 3.5 Stars
2004 Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 Xbox 3.5 Stars
2004 Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 Nintendo GameCube 3.5 Stars
2004 Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
2004 Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 Game Boy Advance 3 Stars
2004 Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 [European] Xbox
2004 Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 [European] PlayStation 2
2004 Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 [European] Nintendo GameCube
2004 Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 [European] IBM PC Compatible
2004 Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 [European] PlayStation 2
2004 Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 [European] Game Boy Advance
2005 Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 [Platinum] [European] PlayStation 2
2005 Tony Hawk’s Underground 2: Remix PlayStation Portable 2.5 Stars
2005 Tony Hawk’s Underground 2: Remix [European] PlayStation Portable
1997 Top Skater Arcade 3.5 Stars
2008 Touchgrind iPhone 3.5 Stars
2010 Touchgrind HD iPad 3 Stars
TransWorld Skateboarding [Canceled] Xbox
2004 Vans Skate and Slam Feat. Geoff Rowley Mobile 2.5 Stars
2004 Xtreme Boarders: Precision Skating IBM PC Compatible 1 Stars
2001 Yanya Caballista featuring Gawoo [Japanese] PlayStation 2
2001 Yanya Caballista: City Skater PlayStation 2 2.5 Stars