NOTE: THESE ARE IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER EXCEPT ALPHABETICAL
Burnout 3: Takedown
The third game in the Burnout series takes arcade driving/racing to its pinnacle with crazy, over-the-top car battling at its finest.
Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001
The second take on the Capcom and SNK fighting crossover truly makes good on all the greatness it had the potential to be.
Quick paced, realistic action is the name of the game in this team-based shooter. Such is the importance of this modification of the original Half-Life that its influence is still the driving force behind shooters today.
Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening – Special Edition
Chock full of challenge, good length, awesome combat, and great replayability, Devil May Cry 3 truly lives up to the stellar original entry in the series and then does it even better.
The good-will these games at first received may have been squandered by Activision’s greed, but there is no doubt that a lot of fun can be had rocking out with a faux-guitar.
A fantastic atmosphere and sense of place makes this one escort mission you’ll actually like.
Fun bullet-time mechanics and a great noir story make Max’s first outing one that you’ll likely not forget any time soon.
Late 5th generation and early 6th generation was a breeding ground for a cornucopia of great alternative sports games and SSX 3 was at the pinnacle of this sub-genre. The ability to tackle the entire mountain for 30-min. in real-time was incredible.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4
The other top series in the alternative sport sub-genre, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 finally takes the time limit restriction out lets you have at an entire level for as long as you want.
The second entry took everything that was great about the first, made some good improvements, and then just gave you a lot more of it.