Colin McRae Rally 2.0
Racing 07 July 2000
The second entry in the legendary racing game series that focuses on car rallies. Colin McRae Rally 2.0 was developed by Codemasters Software. The game takes the player to over ninety rally Special Stages in eight world cup qualifiers. CMR 2.0 offers thirteen cars, among them Ford Focus 2000, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI, Subaru Impreza WRC and Peugeot 206 WRC. The Special Stages are located in such locations as Finland, Italy or Kenya. An interesting feature of this title is that it offers two game modes: simulation and arcade – choosing the latter will mean a simplified driving model. Apart from single player modes, Colin McRae Rally 2.0 also includes an expansive multiplayer segment, where up to eight players can compete in a game. The game also features a split-screen mode for two players. High-quality visuals complete the game, along with an advanced damage model.
Command & Conquer: Red Alert
Strategy 09 November 1996
The continuation of the enthusiastically-received RTS title from the Westwood Studios company. In contrast to the purely fictional storyline of its predecessor, this time the developers have decided to provide the players with an alternative version of reality, in which Stalin decides to “liberate” the world from the hands of imperialists and subjugate it to Soviet authority. After we declare our allegiance we can either assault the West under the red banner or fight in the ranks of the Allies and try to withstand the Soviet onslaught. This decision will have huge impact on our gameplay experience, as both factions have completely unique types of units and armaments, which also results in slightly different playstyles and strategies. The arsenal of doomsday devices which we have at our disposal has also been made much more realistic in comparison to the production’s archetype; however, there is no shortage of various weapon prototypes, such as the Tesla coil which electrocutes nearby enemies. Each of the campaigns consists of fourteen diversified missions, while those looking for an even greater challenge can try their strength in the multiplayer mode.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six
Action 23 November 1999
First-person action game developed by Red Storm Entertainment, a studio founded by the famous writer Tom Clancy. The production allows you to direct an anti-terrorist squad during subsequent missions.
Need for Speed 4: Road Challenge
Racing 01 March 1999
The fourth installment in the famous series of racing games started in 1995 by Electronic Arts. Need for Speed: Road Challenge (also known as Need for Speed: High Stakes) expands the best ideas of its predecessors. It offers 18 licensed vehicles from the world's most famous brands and 20 varied tracks that contain traffic, jams and police patrols. The game features several different race modes, including the Hot Pursuit Mode introduced in the third game, in which the player can act as a cop and drive a police car. In comparison to the previous installments in the series, the game features improved visuals and AI of the drivers. Changing weather conditions and realistic destruction model were added. The latter is reflected both in visual damage of cars and in reduced performance of vehicles. For the first time in the series a simple economy was added that allows the player to repair and upgrade the vehicles.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4
Sports 23 October 2002
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 is a Beenox-produced sports game signed with the name of a famous skateboarder. Players have the opportunity to test their strength in professional skateboarding. The creators envisaged more than 190 different tasks to perform and a whole spectrum of possible acrobatics on the board. For lovers of sports rivalry with living opponents, an 8-person multiplayer fun mode has been introduced.
Command & Conquer (1995)
Strategy 15 October 1995
Command & Conquer (1995) is a legendary RTS, developed by an experienced American studio, Westwood – the people behind such classics as Eye of the Beholder, The Legend of Kyrandia or the worshiped Dune II. The action of this game takes place in the near future, where two factions – a terrorist organization, Brotherhood of Nod, and Global Defense Initiative – are fighting for influence. The stakes are high – global peace, and control over an invaluable resource – Tiberium. Each faction has its own set of buildings and units, among which there are infantry units, APCs, heavy tanks, fighter jets, or hovercrafts. The mechanics are based on Dune II, although the tactical layer and the AI have been significantly improved. The game is complimented by cinematic cut scenes, which comprise a 40-minute FMV. And let’s not forget about the multiplayer.
Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed
Racing 29 February 2000
Another installment in the Need for Speed franchise. As the title suggests, the game focuses around Porsche, offering eighty licensed car models belonging to the German brand. The game includes such classics as the first 356 from 1950 or 911 Turbo from 2000. The player races in locations such as crowded urban areas, winding mountain roads, or never-ending highways. When playing the Evolution Mode, the player will observe the evolution of the famous car brand over nearly half a century. Cinematics, slides shows, and statistics prepared by the creators contribute to the experience. In the Factory Driver Mode, the player becomes a member of a group of drivers in order to learn about this profession. Additionally, the game offers Quick Race and Multiplayer Mode. When driving on European roads, the player has to avoid different dangers, such as collisions, traffic, or the police. Thanks to the new engine utilized by the game, Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed offers better physics and more accurately designed car models.
Destruction Derby 2
Racing 18 January 1997
Atypical car races, where the primary goal is not to be the fastest on the route, but to effectively demolish other vehicles participating in the struggle. Destruction Derby 2 was developed by Reflections Interactive studio.
Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit
Racing 25 March 1998
The third installment in the bestselling racing game series created by EA. The game allows us to drive the fastest cars in the world. This time it contains eight brand new racing tracks and eleven licensed vehicles among which one can find cars such as Aston Martin DB7, Ferrari 550 Maranello, and Lamborghini Diablo SV. The included editor lets us create hundreds of individual vehicles as well. The biggest novelty in Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit is the option to play on both sides of the law. During the game one can be either a classic roadhog, that breaks all possible rules and escapes the cops while listening to loud music, or a policeman who uses radars, road blocks, and caltrops in order to stop the fugitive. The game features improved graphics with realistic visual and weather effects, and even such details as falling leaves and the smoke coming from under the wheels.
Populous: The Beginning
Strategy 30 November 1998
The third installment of the popular strategic series, which was one of the precursors of the genre commonly known as the "simulator of the god". The game brings a lot of novelties, including for the first time presenting the action in full three-dimensional.