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1. Close Combat: First To Fight (Mac)
$49.99
2. X-PLANE V8 (Mac)
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3. Star Wars: Knights of the Old
$49.99 $38.90
4. The Sims Party Pack (Mac)
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5. Call of Duty (Mac) (DVD Rom)
$39.99 $35.90
6. Unreal Tournament 2004 ( Mac)
$49.99 $39.90
7. Halo (Mac)
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8. Quake 3: Gold Edition Bundle
$49.99 $33.90
9. Command and Conquer Generals (Mac)
$39.99 $14.94
10. The Sims (Mac)
$19.99 $18.50
11. The Sims: Unleashed (Mac)
$19.99 $17.88
12. Leave The Lights On (Mac)
$19.99 $17.95
13. The Sims: Vacation Expansion Pack
$19.99 $17.00
14. The Sims Superstar Expansion Pack
$19.99 $17.90
15. Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force
$29.99 $29.81
16. Return to Castle Wolfenstein (Mac)
$49.99 $39.95
17. Medal of Honor Allied Assault:
$7.50
18. Emergency Room: Life or Death
$29.99
19. Lego Star Wars (DVD) (Mac)
$39.99 $34.88
20. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven

1. Close Combat: First To Fight (Mac)
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Asin: B0002Z5YP4
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: MacSoft
Sales Rank: 4863
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Features

  • Provide covering fire, provide assistance when a teammate is pinned, and find the right strategy for the urban combat you'll face
  • Call in the Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) -- get air support for Cobra helicopters and ground support for M1 Abrams tanks
  • Make sure you follow all rules of engagement -- the biggest challenge any Marine can face
  • For added challenge, you'll have to manage the psychology of your teammates - make sure confidence stays high and avoid giving orders that are questionable
  • Two very different modes of play -More casual, traditional shooter action in Normal Mode or try Simulation Mode - where enemies are more precise, teammates will take on more damage

2. X-PLANE V8 (Mac)
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Asin: B0006I7GLW
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Graphics Simulations Corporation
Sales Rank: 2420
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Features

  • Comprehensive and powerful flight simulator
  • 29 aircraft spanning the aviation industry and history
  • Scenery spans the globe; easily customize your own airplanes
  • Variable weather; fly actual current conditions with Internet downloads
  • 35 systems can be failed manually or randomly

3. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (Mac)

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Asin: B00027IOEU
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Aspyr Media
Sales Rank: 594
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Features

  • A massive conflict between Jedi & Sith has left the Republic weakened. Into this chaos steps a young Jedi on a mission. His mission will determine the outcome of this colossal galactic war - and your destiny as a Jedi
  • Lead your group of freedom fighters across the galaxy -- you can choose from humans, droids, Twi'leks, Wookies and more
  • Recruit other to your cause & train them in exciting mini-games like racing swoop bikes or manning turret guns
  • Travel to ten unique world in the Star Wars galaxy, from the Jedi Academy on Dantooine to the Sith homeworld of Korriban
  • Customizable and evolving characters keep the story fresh and the gameplay interesting -- especially when you have to choose between the Light & Dark Sides of The Force

4. The Sims Party Pack (Mac)
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Asin: B0002RCYZA
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Aspyr Media
Sales Rank: 431
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Includes: The Sims, The Sims Livin' Large, Sims House Party, and The Sims Hot Date.

In The Sims create a one-room bachelor pad or a 40-room mansion with easy-to-use house design tools. Choose from hundreds of items to keep your Sims happy, including swimming pools, giant-screen TVs, and even a hot tub!

With The Sims Livin' Large put your Sims into the most outrageous situations imaginable. With a wide range of wild and crazy objects, careers, and building styles, add even more zaniness to your Sims' lives.

In the Sims House Party make The Sims one big party! From luaus to raves, host parties that will drive the neighborhood crazy! Build the ultimate theme party with unique party items, party with cool new characters and mix and mingle your Sims in new group activities.

Rock the house! The Sims Hot Date you can play matchmaker to your Sims! Wine and dine or crash and burn! See how well you can play Don Juan with your Sims. With brand new characters to meet and date, over 40 new one-on-one interactions and over 125 new items, the stage is set for the ultimate romantic interlude!

Features:

  • Over 600 items to furnish your home and make your Sims happy!
  • Choose a career for your Sims, an astronaut, an award-winning actor, or even an international spy
  • Build a tacky little loveshack, a creepy castle, or a high-tech "home of the future"
  • Rock the house with a variety of music and dance styles
  • Enjoy a passionate picnic in the park or try your luck on the cuddle couch
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Features

  • Use the game's powerful architectural design tool to build dream homes for your Sims
  • 4-pack includes The Sims, Sims House Party, Sims Livin' Large, and Sims Hot Date.
  • Build a simulated neighborhood and run--or ruin--the lives of the people that live there
  • Unlimited open-ended game play allows you to help your Sims develop and mature
  • Let your Sims pursue any of 10 possible career paths

Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Buy!
As you have probably read, the Sims is one of the best games ever made! When I saw this pop up as I was ordering Hot Date, my heart jumped. Bad for me, lucky for you- I've spent almost 100 bucks on all of these games buying them separately. This is a bargain! Of course, the Sims is so much more fun with these expansions. It just stinks that this wasn't out yet when I purchased the Sims 5 months ago... :-)

5-0 out of 5 stars Bargain
I didn't get this case of games, but the sims is a great game, and buying all 4 games for 50 bucks is a bargain. Each game is about 20-30 dollars, get the party pack for more the fun and less the money ... Read more


5. Call of Duty (Mac) (DVD Rom)
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Asin: B0001IPY1G
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Aspyr Media
Sales Rank: 694
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Play as part of a well-trained squad in this first-person, action game
  • Delivers the gritty realism and cinematic intensity of WW II's epic battlefield
  • Experienced through the eyes of citizen soldiers and unsung heroes
  • Authentic squad movements and tactics
  • Each soldier's distinct personality and training comes out on the battlefield

Reviews (6)

5-0 out of 5 stars Medal of Honor spanker!
1. I love first person shooters...
2. The setting takes place when our country entered into war for more credible reasons (we were still the "good guys")... takes less toll on the slightly more "consciencious" players/potential buyers.
3. The single player in this title is definitely better than Medal of Honor's single player- and don't get me wrong, Medal of Honor was/is a really good game- Call of Duty just happens to be a really nice leap foward!
4. Multiplayer in Call of Duty is rock solid and hella fun (cable modem connect)!

Here's my system specs: MDD G4/1GHz/1GB RAM/OS X 10.3.4/Radeon 9800 Pro (I can play Unreal Tournament 2004 at 1600x1200 SMOOTHLY on this card!) Hint: This game is a lot more payable if you disable FSAA in the INI file if you've a less powerful card... this option isn't directly editable in the main game [interface's] setup.

5-0 out of 5 stars Better than MOHAA!
I absolutly love CoD!!! It kicks MOHAA's ass in SP and esspecialy MP! The only complaint I have is that the single player campaign, to me at least, seemed rather short, but the amazing MP aspect easily makes up for this.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great game... better than MOHAA!
Smarter AI, excellent graphics, exciting game play. I can feel that I'm "in" the war and not just playing a game. It runs pretty decent on my TiBook G4/1Ghz/1GB RAM.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Game!
Highly recommended, I prefer this game over MOHAA. Single player is better and Multiplayer is really nice as well.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best War game...Ever.
This is simply a fantastic game. It is incredibly realistic, and it has killer single and multiplayer components. A great addition for any Action gamer. ... Read more


6. Unreal Tournament 2004 ( Mac)
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Asin: B0001AVSJQ
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: MacSoft
Sales Rank: 1138
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • All-new arenas and battlefields -- choose to play in planet-bound mayhem, or shoot up the cold vacuum of space
  • New land, air and space vehicles - from lightweight attack craft to behemoth tanks, for more and better destruction
  • Live chat over LAN and Internet with 3D audio (on supported cards), using a microphone and headset (not incl.)
  • Fast-paced sports-style combat
  • The powerful Skaarj return as a playable race for better, crazier combat

Reviews (5)

5-0 out of 5 stars Just Amazing
As a HUGE ut2k zealot, I have always loved the games. With the latest installment, they one-up the previous with the amazing vehicles. The new arenas are pure joy,, and the mods make it worth every penny.

5-0 out of 5 stars This game Destroys Halo Online
Okay the only FPS that can compare to UT 2004 is Halo. Heres how UT 2004 stacks up: Halo takes the single player catagory barley because in halo theres an actual story line UT is more just levels in a tourney. Halo takes a less powerful computer to run but if u want halo in all its glory u should probabley use a 1ghz processer same for UT 2004. The graphics are pretty much equal. The guns and vehicles are better in UT and there are more guns and vehicles. UT destroys Halo online, UT has better games u can play,more of them,less lag,more players per game. I vote UT over Halo. Also even though UT requires a better sustem i found that UT ran better on my eMac G4 1.25 GHZ 1 mb of RAM 140 GB and a ATI Radeon 9200

5-0 out of 5 stars It's a DVD
Unreal has always been my favorite of all the 1st person frag fests. This game has everything that was good about about the previous games like the pumped up announcer and varied weapons each with 2 different modes. And it adds on even more incredible features like vehical combat, adrenaline combos, an a really fun basketball type game. It plays great with all features turned on with a Radeon 9800 - the best card available on Macs.

Also, unlike the PC version which is like 6 CD-ROM's, this is a single DVD. It makes for a very convenient install and storage.

5-0 out of 5 stars very very fun to frag- compliments of UT2k4!
It took this game to pull me off of Halo multiplayer! Sure it looks better than Halo (on my setup), but, to my surprise, it looks and plays better than UT2003 as well. Its obvious that all of the original maps were redone for 2k4- especially my old UT fav- Facing Worlds... shweeet (I believe it's called CTF-FaceWorlds Classic)! Really, when I first joined a game with this map I spent the first moments looking around like a tourist in Times Square for the first time- sometimes you guys look too easy to rob! lol Actually, it's not funny, I've seen tourists get mugged for not paying attention.

Anyway. My setup is a single CPU FW800 MDD 1GHz G4/1GB RAM/OS X.3.3/Radeon9000Pro OEM/64MB VRAM (yes, I'm one of the few buyers of this model) and I must admit that this game performs quite admirably on this system. I'm running at 800x600@32bit color/textures and all other options turned on and set to Normal (textures/details, etc.- except for Coronas that, although they look nice, they ultimately obstruct one's view when encountered). Don't underestimate the Normal settings, either, this game is beautiful at these settings! I find this a perfect balance of performance and real time graphical beauty although we all love to play at as high a resolution as possible- I'll readdress this after I get my tax refund because I KNOW I'm going to get an ATi Radeon9800- even though I shouldn't (Amazon should sell these...).

One of the only caveats I have is questioning the option of enabling dynamic net speeds. For awhile I thought my firewall (I use Firewalk X if anyone cares to know) was slowing things down and pressing F1 (which reports scores, info, pings, etc.) would show that I'd a disgustingly high ping- deselecting 'dynamic netspeed' dropped me back down to my regular cable modem pings. I can only imagine that this would only benefit modem users (if it's intended for that so be it- we don't need no steenkin manual!), aka "HPBs" from the QuakeIII days. Another small caveat would be that the game requires the game disc be in the drive- no biggie, we all have to get used to this one.

Although I happily accept the inclusion and heavy utilization of vehicles I kind of wish Epic had borrowed from Bungie as far as their control- but I'm sure its just something we have to accustom ourselves, to- especially as this setup is more useful (again, AFAIK) with using the gun turrets which are on most vehicles.

I also adore the novel idea of getting $10 for buying this if you already own UT2003 (if it's not novel in the game software world please feel free to correct me)- and it's a really good price even if you're just buying into Unreal Tournament, AFAIK.

Well... frag ya L8R!

Mental note: Don't end posts with a cornball remark...

4-0 out of 5 stars Great game with a few tech problems.
Oh, how I was hyped for this game. I waited and waited for it. I couldn't wait to rip open the package and pop it in my iMac. And you know what? (Now at this point, I'm sure you're expecting me to say "Well it sucked" or something like that. Not quite.) UT2k4 lives up to the hype!

This game is fast online FPS fun at its finest! Not only do you get all the UT2k3 maps, you get the official bonus maps and 45+ plus new maps as well! Naturally, servers only put a few in rotation, but you'll still find a great variety. Even better, if you enter a server using a new Windows-only official map, you download it automatically. In addition to new maps, you get all those great vehicles in Onslaught mod. If you liked the first two UT games, you'll freak over this one.

UT2k4 runs fairly well on my standard 17-inch iMac. Lag spurts are few and far between and occur mainly on overcrowded onsluaght maps. However, you'll definitely want to upgrade your RAM (or do whatever you need to for making your comp faster) if you're into Assault mode. Most Assault maps are completely unplayable, and the Single Player FMVs are a little jittery when played on "normal" settings.

Yeah... and then there are some negatives. Guess what? Whenever you try to use a microphone (built into iMac or plugged into G4/G5 port) the game freezes. Whoops! Macsoft screwed up big time. Hopefully, they'll release a patch. Hopefully. Until then, you have a keyboard. But what kept me from giving this exhilerating game a solid five stars is the fact that Macsoft neglected to tell first-time UT buyers (like me) that THE UNREAL EDITOR IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE MAC VERSION OF UT2K4!!! Got it? Well, I certainly didn't. I shouldn't have to do research to find out Macsoft didn't even attempt to put it in their port. C'mon Macsoft! At least give us an editing pack or something!

Well, with all of that said, I really enjoyed UT2k4. Long story short: Like FPSs? Have a Mac? Buy this. ... Read more


7. Halo (Mac)
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Asin: B00006IQTH
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: MacSoft
Sales Rank: 909
Average Customer Review: 4.26 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • An award-winning, twisted, sci-fi story, filled with complex characters and cunning enemies
  • Fight on foot, in vehicles, in the air, and beneath the surface of an orbiting alien ring
  • Intense 16-player, online PC/Mac battles; new weapons, maps, and vehicles
  • Increased precision of obliterating the Covenant swarms with a mouse and keyboard
  • Play as a single-player or take the battle online with gamers all over the world

Reviews (27)

3-0 out of 5 stars Mediocre
With all the praise that preceded the Mac release of Halo, and having only very briefly played with the Xbox version, I eagerly awaited my chance to see what all the fuss was about. Sadly, my only reaction has been one of disappointment.

Once the technical novelty wore off, the single player missions quickly became tedious and repetitive, the plot - supposedly a highlight - unengaging and banal (even by game standards). I could barely bring myself to finish the game once, let alone consider playing it over again.

Multiplayer fares slightly better - vehicles in particular are a novel and welcome addition, creating an interesting multiplayer dynamic. However, at the time of writing I've stuggled to find a decent server playing something other than boring 'Slayer' deathmatches.

Performance wise, Halo is reasonably playable at 896x600 with medium detail on my 1.25GHz PowerBook G4 (1GB RAM, Radeon 9600), but is nevertheless somewhat sluggish compared to other similar Mac games such as UT2K3 and America's Army.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good and Bad
Well, I was quite honestly expecting more. But then again, it is Microsoft... The story mode is fun for awhile, but the multiplayer never gets old, that is if you actually find a good server that does lag too much and doesn't have too many 13-year-old kids shooting teammates. On my dual 1.42GHz MDD G4 with 512 and an ATI Radeon 9000 Pro card, the framerate still dips down to unplayable levels. Unreal 2003 looks much more detailed and I have never had the framerate slow down, even online. It's still fun to play though. If you're a Halo fan and don't have an XBOX, think about the purchase, but only if you have a FAST Mac.

5-0 out of 5 stars I can run it on my iBook
I don't get why everyone can't seem to run Halo very well on all these high end machines. I can run the single player without lag on low/medium graphics on my 800MHz G3 640MB RAM. I can even run the multiplayer on medium/high graphics. I can run it better than my roomates 2GHz pc. I guess you just have to fool around with the settings and find the one that works.

You do need a fast connection to play the multiplayer though.

4-0 out of 5 stars One if the Best
When I heard Halo was coming out for Mac i was syched, this was going to be one of the biggest releases for the Mac ever,and i was right Halo is One of the best Mac titles ever released. Story plot is excellent graphics are great the game is fun the multiplayer is good but there is a lot of lag. I run it on a G4 1.25 GHZ 140 gb HD with a ATI Radeon 9200 and it works fine. And i dont know what some people are talking about with problems with game requirments..i just bought a 1.25GHz PowerPC G4 256MB DDR333 SDRAM 80GB Ultra ATA driveSuperDrive ATI Radeon 9200 i souped it up thought with a 140 GB HD and 1 GB DDR333 SDRAM. I already had halo before i got my computer...i popped that game in before any thing else and it worked smoother that any game before. I'v used about 40 gb of psace on my hd and it still runs like magic. The person with the G5 2 ghz i dont no what the problem is.

4-0 out of 5 stars whoops...
In reference to my review posted earlier today: That's a 1.25GHz G4 processor, folks. The "1.25MHz" spec that I gave for my computer was, obviously, a typo. My apologies... ... Read more


8. Quake 3: Gold Edition Bundle
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Asin: B00005RHQZ
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Activision
Sales Rank: 3482
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (24)

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the most heavily modified games around.
This game, along with being one of the greatest FPS death match games is also one of the most heavily modified games I have ever heard of. Not only is there about a billion new characters and such that have been made by various artists around the web but there are also dozens of total conversions, now if your not familiar with game modification let me explain it for you; People out there have great talent and abundant skill and make now characters for you to play as, and in most cases, play againts in bot matches. Now these people make anything from a giant snake creature to Zorak from Space Ghost: Ghost To Coast. Total conversions are completley new games that just use Quake 3 as a base to run off of. So basically you get this game and 20 others if you feel like downloading them. All mods (modifications) are free of charge, my personal fav is Bid For Power.

This bundle also includes the Q3 team arena game witch is pretty fun with multiplayer.

However, if you're looking for a really great bot match game then you would be better to get Unreal Tournament.

The multiplayer for this game is one of the most heavily populated around and you would look forward to a very long and healthy life of online fraging with this game.

3-0 out of 5 stars Quake III Arena: AN Extreme Deathmatch
By JLOVE

When true gamers think of first-person shooters, id Software should immediately spring to mind. Who can forget classics like Castle Wolfenstein or Doom? Quake III is mainly a multiplayer deathmatch game like Unreal Tournament, but it still has a single-player mode. The single-player mode is entertaining for a little while, but the multiplayer mode is really what the game is all about. Quake III stands out from other deathmatch games for several reasons. For starters, the bots all have unique AI characteristics that cause the bots (computer players) to all behave differently. For example some bots will have better control over specific weapons or be prone to different defensive moves like ducking a lot. Another cool feature of Quake III Arena is the detailed textures of the level design. Simply put, the textures just look good. Especially outstanding are the animated curved surfaces. But this artwork is just eye candy for the careful planning that went into each level design. You'll probably develop your own favorite level that will eat hours away from your life (Deck 16 from Unreal Tournament is my weakness), but each level is fun to play. If you love deathmatch and have played Unreal Tournament one too many times, Quake III is the game for you...

5-0 out of 5 stars The BEST FPS game EVER!!
I've played lots of FPS games: Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Quake I & II, the DOOM series, Unreal, the AvP series(which is awesome), Wolfenstein, Deus Ex(also awesome), etc. You name it, I've probably played it...but QUAKE III wears the crown for most badass straight-up FPS game. Very intense and lots of fun. And the online Capture the Flag games are highly addicting. This game is about 3 years old and I'm still waiting for someone to top it! DEFINATELY WORTH THE MONEY!!

5-0 out of 5 stars plz ship one game to germany!!!
Hi,
I know this game and I'm 25 years old. It is not offered at german amazon or ebay. So, I even will fax a copy of my pass and drivers license if its necessary. Above that I will pay the full according shipping taxes of course. My E-Mail-Adress is A.Paus@gmx.de. Please contace me !!
mfG Alexander Paus

5-0 out of 5 stars Quake 3 is still the best!
Quake 3's DeathMatch and CTF cannot be compared. It's got the best graphics and physics of any FPS - much better than recent games like UT2K3 and BF:1942. If you want extremely intense action with superb physics and perfectly balanced weapons, Quake 3 is for you. It has tons of mods, tons of servers, and a huge community. It's easily the best first person shooter in the history of gaming and still remains the king.

Read the FiringSquad review - which covers the game best - in summary:

"So what does Quake 3 give you? It's quite simple: the utter refinement of deathmatch, and the ultimate multiplayer shooter experience - nothing more, nothing less. " -- Dennis "Thresh" Fong

... ... Read more


9. Command and Conquer Generals (Mac)
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Asin: B0000EWNVA
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Aspyr Media
Sales Rank: 1504
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • You are the commanding general in this strategic realtime game of modern day warfare
  • 3 sides to choose from: USA, China, or the GLA terrorist group
  • Tons of modern warfare vehicles, equipment and weapons
  • Each side has unique characters, weapons, and vehicles
  • For 1 player, or multi-player over Internet

Reviews (5)

5-0 out of 5 stars runs ok for me
Bought it after playing the demo. it runs well even on my eMac 700, but i do have it maxed out. 160GB Hard Drive and a Gig of memory. note to anyone with same type of machine/processor who wants to buy this game, set all the graphics to the lowest settings. you still get decent eye candy, but i did notice that with the factory setting, the building construction seems cooler on highest and lowest settings. also, when you use the ultimate weapon for either team, you don't see the Big explosion, but for me on loss. I bought it for the amount of thinking you need to do.

3-0 out of 5 stars Way too High!
Well... while C&CG is a solid game... it has major faults, the first being the requirments being far too high. My 800 Mhz can barely run it (yes, technicly the game needs 1 Ghz.. but that is insane, as the 800 i have is still a top notch machine), and my dads 1 Ghz machine is not much better (and is less than a month or two old).
As for the game itself... while the graphics are nice, gameplay solid, the AI sucks... not even providing a challange for me on the highest settings. However, multiplayer is a redeming factor, saving the game.

2-0 out of 5 stars Demo review, be warned
Might be slow. Be warned, I played the Demo on my Power book G4 12 inch (with 1Ghz processor and 1.25GB RAM). It ran fine, just slow. Also, the graphics aren't as good as Warcraft III. I think you would need a G5 to play this and enjoy it, so perhaps this is one for the Hard Core C&C fans out there.

5-0 out of 5 stars "The Best Game Ever"
This game is the best game I have ever played. I played it on the PC and It is great. I can't wait for this game to come to the mac. I love war games and I played a lot of war games and this is my favorite war game ever.

5-0 out of 5 stars Should be called "Age of Generals"
First off, the reason it should be called "Age Of Generals". The older Command and Conquer games, for the PC, had a very unique gameplay type and interface that is hard to explain, while Generals is more like your average strategy game, such as Age Of Empires or Warcraft. Also, the money system has changed from the older games.

Now, to the reviewing. WHile it is different from the older Command and COnquers which i lvoe so much, IT IS BETTER THAN ALL OF THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've played it for PC and it may turn out a bit different for the Mac, but it would probably only be visually different. Choose form 3 unigue armies; The United States of America, The People's Republic of China, and, my favorite, The Global Liberation Army.
the GLA is my fav because I love their cheap disposable units ((i like big armies :) )) and the fact that they don't need power for the buildings.
Another new feature introduced in Command and Conquer: Generals; general abilities. Similar to the God Powers in Age of Mythology, each army has a different set of unique abilities; these abilities can upgrade or battle-harden units,give you new types of units, give you special super weapons, and special sneaky attacks((like China's artillery strike or GLA's Ambush)). Here is 1 example of a General ability from each army:
-USA: A-10 Strike; Up to 3 A-10 THunderbolt II fighters unload their air-to-ground missiles on a target area, devastating everything in that area.
-China: The Red Guard veteran ability gives all Red Guard units battle-hardeness, making all of those units produced start out with Veteran status.
-GLA: The Anthrax Bomb ability lets you send an old bomber to drop an anthrax-filled bomb on a large target area every 4 minutes. The bom does virtually nothing to medium-to-heavy armoured units, but instantly destroys and infanry units. It also leaves behind some disease for awhile.

Another new thing introduced is the Super weapons each side owns.
Multiple ones can be built and each fires the weapon in different amounts of time
USA: The Ion cannon is a classic of the Command and COnquer series. It is a concentrated laser beam that does damage to a small area and you can move around. Takes 2 minutes to charge.
CHINA: A nuclear missile. Thats all you need to know. Decimates everything in a large area and leaves behind a bit of radiation. Takes 5:00 to load a new missile
GLA: The SCUD storm. Fires several anthrax-loaded SCUD missiles at a target area and does medium damage to structures, kills most armoured units and all infantry. Leaves behind anthrax for a long time.
Takes 4 minutes to charge.

Command and COnquer will be the greatest thing to happen to Mac gaming ever. You guys won't know whats about to hit you. Can't wait until April 22. Peace out. ... Read more


10. The Sims (Mac)
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Asin: B00004TFJC
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Aspyr Media
Sales Rank: 730
Average Customer Review: 4.59 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

The idea behind The Sims is this: the ultimate goal of life is to achieve happiness, and the way to achieve happiness is to satisfy your Sims' needs. That's right, The Sims allows you to create, direct, and manage the lives of SimCity's residents. Each need (Hunger, Comfort, Hygiene, Bladder, Energy, Fun, Social, and Room) can be met by interaction with other Sims or objects: throw a party with the help of a rockin' stereo system, and watch your Sims' Social and Fun ratings improve. Have one of your Sims whip up some food from the refrigerator, and you'll satisfy the Hunger needs of your guests. Or have your Sim engage another Sim in a game of chess: not only will their Fun and Social moods improve, both Sims will gain some points in their Logic skill rating--which might help on the job.

Mismanage your new, simulated family, and you'll be faced with the worst of MTV's The Real World--with a touch of teenage angst drama thrown in for good measure: jealousies will ignite, fights will break out, jobs will be lost, and the house will fall apart. Bringing about such a calamity is almost as much fun as guiding these Sims to material paradise, and takes considerably less time.

A good general rule is that the more expensive the object, the better its ability to satisfy Sim needs. One gameplay goal is to improve your Sim so he or she can climb the career ladder, which nets him or her more money, which allows the purchase of higher quality stuff, which lets you improve your Sim even more. Eventually, your Sim will have a mate, kids, and a mansion with an indoor pool.

Before you decide how to fix your Sims' health and happiness, you need to craft each of your simulated people: pick a name and a gender, decide on personality/astrological sign, and then choose a look from a variety of heads, bodies, and skin tones.After the creation, the next step is to find a place to live. Again, the player can choose from among the empty houses in the neighborhood or decide to buy some land and design a dream house. Building houses is a blast, and the easy-to-use house design interface could almost be its own game: players design the floor plan, put up walls, pick carpet, wallpaper, and siding, and fill the house with furniture, decorations, fixtures, and appliances. You're limited only by your imagination--and your Sims' pocketbook. But the choices you make in designing and decorating your Sims' house are vital.

Triumph or tragedy, each significant event in a Sim's life is captured in a snapshot and saved in a photo album for later viewing. Players can also take photos any time they wish. The photo album feature is cool by itself, but the best part is that you can upload the album to www.thesims.com and share your Sims' sagas with the world. Entire families can also be uploaded and downloaded, as can houses. Want to re-create and manage your own version of Friends? Download the free face and body editor and make Sim clones of Ross, Rachel, and the rest. Want to go really crazy and perfectly re-create the set? Snag the free wall and floor texture editor. With The Sims, you can create whatever--and whomever--you desire.

Toying with the lives, successes, and emotional states of dozens of little Sims is undeniably fun. In the same way that SimCity players develop a condescending attitude toward real-world city planners, The Sims players will begin to see life as a series of needs-satisfying challenges; the game gets in your head. But that's OK: limitless gameplay, endless variety, cool Internet features, and the ability to play matchmaker/landlord/counselor/God makes The Sims a great way to increase your own Fun score. --Mike Fehlauer

Pros:

  • Unique, addictive, fun gameplay
  • Included photo album feature records triumphs and tragedies
  • Free uploads and downloads expand the game and allow swapping with other players
  • Sims are smart--it's sometimes best to just let them act on their own
Cons:
  • Addictive gameplay may cause loss of sleep, job
  • Complex behavioral modeling program--requires serious computing power
  • No pets other than fish
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Reviews (91)

5-0 out of 5 stars Addictive fun for a wide range of ages
I bought the Sims for my 16-year-old daughter for Christmas. Both she and my 20-year-old son home from college for the holidays have had a blast with it. They've both played it individually for so many hours that it's already paid for itself. When they sit down together with it, the comments and laughter that flow from them are a delight. I have spent a bit of time with it, mostly creating and recreating a house (I made it so big the first time that I had no money left over to buy a toilet - my Sim would not have lasted long, I think....). You buy or create your own house and furnish it; create your character(s) [physical aspects, personality]; see to their needs, have them do all sorts of things from dance to tickle to take a shower and get a job. In addition, the computer generates random events (burglars, for example, and visits by other Sim characters). It's a pretty complex and involving game. In fact, be sure that you have enough RAM to play it properly (it works smoothly on my PowerPC 8600 and my son's G3 powerbook, but I'm having to buy additional memory for my daughter's iMac). My one complaint is that you have to have the CD in your machine in order to play, which means only one person can use the game at a time; I assume this is essesntially copy-protection, but does the manufacturer really expect you to buy the game separately for eachperson in a single family? I do highly recommend the game.

3-0 out of 5 stars No Downloads Available
This game has been a hit seller with the PC and it is a truely fun game for all ages. Ive been playing the PC version and there are a lot of fan sites/third party sites where you can download new clothing for your sims, new furniture, new floors and wall paper designs all created by people and third parties. Its amazing what people can come up with! The only downside to this Mac version is that all these things you can download for your game, are only available for the PC version. I tried downloading some on my iMac, but they are simply PC files and will not work with the Mac version. Because of this you are stuck with the clothes and floors that come with the game. Im not saying there is anything wrong with the games included furniture, clothes and wallpaper, its just that you could expand the games possibilities more with these downloads. Even the "official" downloadable objects from Maxis are not even available yet. Maxis and Aspyr are currently working on this.

So this is not to stop you from buying the game, it is just to inform you that the Mac version of the Sims may not be as expandible as the PC version.

2-0 out of 5 stars Depressing game
Yes, the Sims can be pretty addictive. You're trapped in suburbia, with all the daily concerns that go with that: you have to remember to take the trash out, go to work, clear up, take a shower, network with the neighbours, and pee. It's impossible, once you've created these people, not to mind what happens to them -- I felt pretty awful when they threatened to take my Sims baby into care. But on another level, it all seems deeply trivial. In that sense, it's like the worst of real life -- not really what I want from a fantasy game. I like games which have a bit of glamour, and which offer me the chance of something I don't have in real life -- like World Domination, for instance. I'm also too ambitious for the purposelessness of the Sims: I want to be able to make progress and eventually win -- there's no such thing as winning in this game. If the idea of controlling people on the most microscopic level is enough for you, you may find the Sims fun. If you want to control people, but you also want to dream of a different kind of life, and if you're interested in politics and town planning as well as the domestic/suburban idyll, you're better off with Age of Empires, Caesar III (if only they made Caesar IV), Tropico, or Civilization.

5-0 out of 5 stars The sims is an excellent game
The sims is a unique and fun game which you would probanly love.You can create a person and move them into a house.This game allows you to control the lives of a number of Sims and direct their daily interactions down to very minute detail.This is a really great game and you'll have hours and hours of fun.I have some other sim games and I love them all! The sims is such a fun game to play. You can't lose or win. It's like real life. You get to choose what your sims moods are and what they're appearance will look like. You can even create a sim that looks like yourself and control your own life in the sims. This game is the coolest game I have ever boughten.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Great Computer Game
The Sims is a great computer game, but it does not suffice for all your computer-gaming needs. You'll need another game to switch off with it when it gets old. I have Age of Empires II to play when I get sick of it, and then when I'm sick of Age of Empires I switch back to The Sims! ... Read more


11. The Sims: Unleashed (Mac)
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Asin: B000070MQA
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Publisher: Aspyr Media
Sales Rank: 745
Average Customer Review: 4.35 out of 5 stars
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Book Description

What's been missing in your Sims' family life? Pets of course! For the first time ever, The Sims Unleashed will give your Sims the chance to add a furry friend to the family. Visit the pet store to pick a dog or cat for your Sims. Then run their pet lives and fulfill their pet needs as you increase the fun and social life of the whole Sim household. Housebreak your pets; train them to do tricks; play with them; buy them toys, treats, and accessories; and do your best to keep them from destroying the whole house! Your Sims will have plenty to do while taking care of their pets. An expanded neighborhood with 30 additional residential lots and five community lots featuring parks, cafés, and a vegetable market will give your Sims and their pets a variety of places to meet their neighbors.

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Features

  • Add a pet to your Sims family: visit the pet store and adopt a dog, a cat or another pet
  • Expanded neighborhood with 30 new residential lots and five community lots featuring parks, a cafe, shops and market
  • Fifty new jobs in five new careers: Animal Care, Culinary, Circus, Fashion, or Education
  • 125+ new items: grow a harvest of vegetables in the Vegetable Garden or get soaked trying to wash your pet in the Pet Bath
  • This expansion pack requires full The Sims game to play

Reviews (20)

5-0 out of 5 stars The sims in New Orleans?
I won't waste your time by re-stating what was already said in the review below mine, which gives a run down of everything in the game. Instead, I will tell you what I enjoyed the most out of this expansion pack.

After examining screenshots and playing Unleashed on a PC, I must tell you that in my opinion, Unleashed is the best expansion yet! I was not looking foreward to having pets, the whole idea seemed silly to me, but I enjoyed the furry little things after a while, even though they can be a little annoying.

So, with Unleashed comes all the objects I have been needing to make grand houses, spiral staircases (in metal and wood) new windows and doors, shutters, new decor and some really nice wrought iron fencing. However, all of these things have a touch of the New Orleans style to them, and the wrought iron fencing, that looks like it just came out of the French Quarter! Not that I object since I spend most of my time making grand plantation style mansions for my sims to live in.

Not only is there just decor to make me think that this expansion is based off of the dark and mysterious streets of New Orleans, in Olde Town you can find a fortune teller who will read tarot cards, masks, to make a Mardi Gras celebration perhaps??, and a charming cafe scene.

I also must say that having a HUGE new neighborhood is a perk. I was getting a bit sick of the old lots, and now I have a chance to explore totally new house lots and community lots, which is like getting a new version of the Sims!

If you haven't already ordered this expansion, I highly reccomend it, if only to give your sims pets, gardening and beautiful new objects. Maxis and Aspyr have really outdone themselves on this one!

5-0 out of 5 stars Wahoo! Pets? Who would belive it?
Ok. Bad things first. NO LARGE PETS! I personaly love horses so that is a downside. But........... The animals are adorable. what sim could live without PETS? What I think is although it is slow to start with, you redownload it, its lightning quick, and you love the game. ahh well. on a scale of 1-10, 10 being best, here are a few things that I think are significant:
graphics-10_same as usual, love the same
speed-9_slow at first. speedy later

ok... that's it. I know I wasn't very helpful on what you do in the game.. it's just... almost every other one does. well.... not really but there are a few. Please get it....... its worth every penny.
cuteness-10+
nessecity for you to buy it-10
price-10

ps only get it if you are a sims fan

5-0 out of 5 stars The Sim's Unleashed
Tataly Awsome game dude.
My sims liked the cats and birds best. The dogs kept trying to bite their shoes.
Totaly Radical. Dude.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Sims Unleashed
I loved this game.
I thought that the fish were boring but, I liked the rest.

5-0 out of 5 stars Cool!
I love this game every time i get a chance I get on the computer and play it but it has two bad parts about it 1)you have to wait until every memeber of the house gets back from either work or school and 2) you can't control the pets at all but u can get them to move. I would of gave this game a 4.2 but that doesn't exist on Amazon so I gave it a 5 ... Read more


12. Leave The Lights On (Mac)
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Asin: B0000VMIMW
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Publisher: Aspyr Media
Sales Rank: 4349
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13. The Sims: Vacation Expansion Pack (Mac)
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Asin: B00006B178
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Publisher: Aspyr Media
Sales Rank: 1313
Average Customer Review: 4.11 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Being a Sim must be pretty nice. Through the magic of expansion packs,the little virtual people have been given party favors (House Party),magic genies (Livin' Large), and hot dates (um... Hot Date). Withall these creature comforts, what more could a Sim want? Well, how about afamily vacation to a luxury fantasy resort? Vacation Island is an idyllic placethat has sun, fun, and beaches on one side of the island, snow and skiing on theother, and, in the middle, a forest perfect for camping. A trip to VacationIsland is the perfect reward for your hard-working Sims, and a fun diversion foryou--like all Sims expansions, Vacation is full of quirky Sims-stylehumor, and not everything on Vacation Island is good for your Sims.

A trip to Vacation Island isn't cheap; you have to pay for travel andaccommodations for the entire family, as well as entertainment. And just like areal vacation, you can run out of money fast. Thankfully, while on vacation yourSims' needs are slowed down significantly. They're having fun, and you don'thave to micromanage them nearly as much as you do at home. This allows you tosit back more and just observe your Sims playing with the often-funny new stuff.Stuff like a boardwalk Whack-a-Will (named for Sims creator Will Wright) game, aguy dressed as a shark who tries to terrorize the tourists, and new activitiessuch as camping, building snowmen, playing volleyball, snuggling on a bear skinrug (or picnic blanket), and hitting the ski courses and snowboard half-pipe.When it's time to go home, your Sims can take a few reminders of the trip, bothbeneficial (souvenirs that increase happiness) and detrimental (a commontropical illness). Hint: Fans who remember the Brady Bunch Hawaiianvacation episode would do well to learn from Greg Brady's mistake. --BobAndrews

Pros:

  • Over 77 new items and things to do
  • Truly expands the game
Cons:
  • It's probably time for a full-blown sequel
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Reviews (9)

2-0 out of 5 stars Slower Processors Beware!
Although my G3 266MHz meets the minimum system requirements on speed, I was a little shy on memory so increased my virtual memory as recommended. However, even then the game was extremely sluggish and slow to the point of crawling. It was pretty much impossible to play with my current computer configuration. If you would like to add this one to your collection, be sure your system meets at least the RECOMMENDED specs, not the minimum and you should have loads of fun.

3-0 out of 5 stars LOTS of fun...once you get it to work, that is.
I eagerly anticipated Maxis' porting of Sims Vacation for Mac. I got it for Christmas, and immediately installed it. BOY was I disappointed. The game was SO SLOW that my Sims couldn't even do anything at home, let alone on Vacation Island. However, I went to the store and bought some more RAM, and tried again. At this point I had almost 1 GB of RAM, which I figured would be more than enough. No dice. The game was still unbelievably slow. I emailed Maxis and they told me to reinstall EVERYTHING.

GRRR! Not exactly what I was hoping to hear. However, once I reinstalled (which took FOREVER, I might add), the game worked beautifully and was a lot of fun. Apparently, the game was so slow because I had installed too many downloads--extra objects, skins, and so on. While this was no problem in Hot Date, evidently the new actions and such in Vacation were too much for it all. This means that now I am playing the game at factory settings with no add-ons. Not as fun as it could be, by any means! Every die-hard Sims fan knows that 75% of the fun is customizing the game with downloads! I'm going to have to start downloading stuff again and adding gradually...ugh.

I would like to give the game 3.5 stars, but Amazon doesn't do half-stars, so I'm leaning more toward 3 stars than 4. The game is a lot of fun once you completely reinstall and start over new, and if you have a TON of RAM in your computer. If you don't want to have to drag over your old stuff to a new install, or start over completely, then you probably shouldn't bother. I don't know if it's worth it. I'll have to play a few more times before I make that decision.

By the way, Maxis says that these issues with slowness and such have been addressed in Unleashed. That's good on one hand, but at the same time, why should we have to fork over ANOTHER $30 just to get decent game play???

4-0 out of 5 stars All I want for Christmas is The Sims: Vacation
Ever since I have gotten the Sims, so many expansion packs have been released. Many of my friends had all of them and always said they pitied me because I only had the original. So for Christmas, I put the Sims: Vacation and the Sims:Unleashed on my list. I wanted all of the other expansion packs but I knew my parents would never buy me all of them. On Christmas Day I received the Sims: Vacation. Mu parents informed me they had ordered both from yours truly amazon.com, but unleashed hadn't been released for mac yet. I was a little disappointed that I didn't get unleashed, but nonetheless I was happy. I immediately put "vacation" into my iMac and was stunned. Not only did they have numerous new items such as a miseltoe, a new hottub, a hamster and a buffet table they also had amazing resort spots you can choose to take your sims at vacation island. You can choose from a carnival, beaches, camp spots, or scenic snowy spots where you can rent equitment to build a snowman, have snowball fights, go snowboarding and many other things. You can also create your own resorts or edit ones that are already there. There is also a tent you can rent where you can "play" around with anyone, girl or boy; or "play", cuddle, or kiss in the new hottub. I extremely recommend The Sims: Vacation for Mac. Happy Gaming!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Sims Vacation, yes please!!
The Sims Vacation must be the best game since......well, The Sims Hot Date I suppose!!
Now instead of just taking your sims downtown, you can go one step further by taking them on holiday.
Relieve them of the stress of everyday life by picking up the phone and calling Vacation Island Tours and choosing whether your sims want to to play volleyball on the beach, camp in the forest or have a snowball fight in the snowy areas.
Vacation is a must have for all sims fans, I love it so much and it's just sooo addictive!!
So choose where you want your sims to go on vacation, let them have loads of fun whilst they are there, and treasure the memories!! Who would have thought that bossing little people around could be so much fun, ENJOY!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars WOW!...
The game is really cool!... It's Awsome to play!...

Have Fun Gaming,
From A Video Gamer ... Read more


14. The Sims Superstar Expansion Pack (Mac)
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Asin: B0000CFU2Q
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Aspyr Media
Sales Rank: 1155
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Expansion to Sims universe of games allows players to become a celebrity
  • New Studio Town location--dazzle directors, rock the recording studio, or light up the fashion runway.
  • 150+ New Items to collect
  • Get a satellite dish and add four new channels to your TV lineup
  • For 1 player

Reviews (6)

2-0 out of 5 stars not this one
I agree with the previous reviews. When it works it's fun but getting it to work is hard! My game only works with just the original houses, objects and sims. Any downloaded stuff and the fame career track shuts down. So I have one neighborhood with fame track and the rest where you can't only visit. Don't buy this one. Stay with Vacation and Unleashed - they aren't nearly so much trouble.

3-0 out of 5 stars Fun, as long as you don't go to the Studio Town
I purchased this game about two weeks ago. I was having a lot of fun with it until the game started throwing me to the desktop ( just as another person mentioned in their review). I continue to play, but I do not go to studio town anymore, which does eliminate a lot of the fun. I would like to be able to play in the Studio Town, so if anyone has a solution to this problem, please email me asap at : Liz@Hallmanstudio.com

1-0 out of 5 stars Superstar = Betastar
Was this a beta release we had to PAY for as Mac people? Studio town goes crash, crash, crash even without any objects or skins installed from 3rd party download sites. I am on a Powerbook G4 1.25 ghz with 512 MB ram and an 80 gig hard drive so I clearly I have enough computer resources for the game. However, whenever I try to use many of the fame objects I crash which makes it frustating to nearly impossible to raise star status. Aspyr needs to do some major big-time updates for this expansion pack to work properly because it is a big let-down at this time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If they would fix the problems it would be a fun game. Meanwhile, I am sorely disappointed with this expansion pack as a result. I cannot recommend this piece of software until Aspyr releases updates to fix some of the problems so that it is at least playable! Therefore, I have to give this expansion pack a poor rating for fun because it is no fun to have to restart, restart, restart superstar just to crash, crash and crash again.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great but not the best
Yeah, I got it as soon as it came out and I had a lot of fun with it but then it started crashing when I sang in the recording booth so I could get 3 1/2 stars. But then I found SiModifier and with it you can change the star quality and now like everyone is at 5 stars!

4-0 out of 5 stars Very cool; some issues
I'm using the Jaguar operating system for my G4 and not having problems with playing this. The game is cool, having a butler usually helps your characters and there are more neat things to buy. However it takes a while to figure out how to earn stars -- I have really figured out how to get and keep them, seems to require a lot of time in studiotown. Also some of the newer equipment seems odd such as the karaoke stage where sims act, not sing. The game also sinks into the background on the computer when you leave it for a while suggesting it requires more hands-on playing that previous versions. But I'm glad I got it for Christmas. ... Read more


15. Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force 2 (Mac)
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16. Return to Castle Wolfenstein (Mac)
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Asin: B00005V55B
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Sales Rank: 3209
Average Customer Review: 4.85 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

You are B.J. Blazkowicz, a highly decorated Army Ranger recruited into the Office of Secret Actions (OSA) tasked with escaping and then returning to Castle Wolfenstein in an attempt to thwart Heinrich Himmler's occult and genetic experiments. Himmler believes himself to be a reincarnation of a 10th-century dark prince, Henry the Fowler, also known as Heinrich. Through genetic engineering and the harnessing of occult powers, Himmler hopes to raise an unstoppable army to level the Allies once and for all.

You must first escape from imprisonment in the castle to report the strange creatures and happenings in and around Wolfenstein to the OSA. Your mission takes a drastic turn as you learn the depth of Himmler's plans and what you must do to defeat the evil he has unleashed. Your surroundings will be dangerous and hostile. The OSA is currently tracking activities believed to be associated with Himmler in locations throughout Germany, including villages overrun by the occult, hidden crypts, forests, air bases, secret weapons facilities, and genetic labs.

Enter a highly immersive story line driven by realistic, mission-based action gameplay, believable AI, and the Quake III engine. Arm yourself with an arsenal of weapons, including Luger 9mm, Mauser 7.92mm, MP-40, SP-5 sniper, venom guns, grenades, rocket launchers, and flamethrowers. The game also features a multiplayer mode pitting players in a team-based Axis versus Allies contest for frontline domination. ... Read more

Reviews (13)

5-0 out of 5 stars WOW!
To start out this game rocks.

Rating System- 1 Bad- 5 Great

The GRAPHICS 5-Great landscapes and the enemies are lifelike.

THE SOUND 4- Guns sound real , but sometimes its hard to hear what the guards are saying. Also the music is repeated a lot.

REPLAY VALUE 5- This has the most replay value out of any game I played (a large part of this is the mulitplayer is so fun!). The Single Player has easy, medium, and hard.

NOTE: Single player is very hard even on easy. It has taken me almost three months to complete it in easy.

The MULTIPLAYER IS GREAT!
Their are four classes you can be.
1.The soldier- Can have all the weopons i.e. Flamethrower, sniper rifle and the venom gun(chain gun).
2. The Engineer- The demolitions crew. Has dynamite and blows up walls, doors,etc. He also has the most grenades.

3. The Medic- Revives fallen teamates also hands out med packs. The Medics Health regenerates over time.
4. Lieutenate- Calls in air strikes and hands out ammo packs.

This is a great game that has come to the Mac.
I have to say Thanks to Aspyr for making it.
Please don't wait. Get it now.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent game with great replayability
Return to Castle Wolfenstein is, in a word, excellent. The single-player campaign is adequately long, but action-packed and thoroughly wonderful; there are quite a few changes of scenery, and the underlying plot is entertaining. There have been a few complaints about the occult nature of the story, but I didn't find this offputting at all.

Multiplayer is where this game really shines. The maps included with the game are incredible (especially the famous mp_beach), and these can be suplemented by hundreds of custom-made maps available online at sites like . Objective-oriented, team-based gameplay as it has been implemented in RtCW is something you simply can't miss out on. Also, take note that the bonus maps included in the non-Mac "Game of the Year Edition" can be found online as well ... don't despair that our PC friends are gaining the upper hand on us!

And of course, the graphics are wonderful, as you can tell from any screenshot. This comes with a hit in performance on anything but the newest Macs, though: on the highest graphical setting, the game slowed down noticably at graphically-intense moments of the game (i.e. large, open areas with lots of enemies) on my 800 Mhz G4, 512 MB RAM iMac (with a GeForce 4 MX card).

So if you think you've got the machine to handle it, you will not likely be dissappointed with this game!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great FPS Low Firepower
This is a great first person shooter for OS X if you own a G4 iMac or other lower end G4 machine. Haven't tried it on anything lower than my G4 667 powerbook, but the Powerbook seemed to have all the Processing power this game needs. This is a really good translation of the old third person game Castle Wolfenstein, and a much improved rendition over the original Wolfenstein 3D.

All in all, great bad guys, great single player and great network play without having to have the latest/greatest Mac to push it. Tons of fun.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Game
If you don't already own this game, you should. This is definately a classic game. The anticipation was so high for this game when it first released [because it was the follow up to one of THE best shooters ever]. The game followed through well...excellent graphics, great AI for single player, online play is excellent. There are many weapons, maps, etc. Online play is more than just runnin around and shooting...instead you have objectives and people on your team have jobs to complete such as Medics, Soldier, and Engineer. As I said before, this game is a CLASSIC...a MUST OWN! I am giving it 4 instead of 5 stars because its getting to be an old game but its still great...

4-0 out of 5 stars Stunning graphics, smart AI, but not much innovative play
Remember that Simpsons episode where Homer is sucked into a higher (three-dimensional) reality and has his mind blown for a little while? If you still remember the old Wolfenstein 3D, that may very well be how you're going to feel once you fire up Return to Castle Wolfenstein (aka RTCW--I'm lazy). The graphics are stunning, including highly realistic textures, fog, lighting effects, and of course nearly photorealistic opponents. Environmental sound effects and wonderful--often hilarious--voice acting round off the illusion. All cut scenes are produced using the in-game engine, and I'd say the only way to make them look better would have been to use live actors. Facial animations are well executed, and once you get a good look at the femme fatale Elite guards, you will realize how well your enemies are built ... er, designed. Your Teutonic opposition largely speaks English with a strong accent (and unless you know German, you'll probably be thankful for this), but they do throw in the occasional catchy "Schweinhund!" and "Mein Gott!" as you tangle with them.

The AI is pretty darn smart--these certainly aren't your Daddy's Nazis anymore. Your adversaries will dodge bullets (some are very athletic at that), seek cover, and call for reinforcements or retreat if the going gets rough. Don't expect the old grenade-around-the-door-post trick to work, either. Instead of waiting until it goes off in their faces, the hostiles will back off if they can, or even kick it right back at ya. What a waste.

As far as your arsenal (that Morrissey sure is a punster, ain't he?) is concerned, you'll be wielding an array of conventional as well as experimental weaponry, all of which are exquisitely animated and sound very rich and satisfying. Since the story takes place during WW II, none of your shooters are too kooky or exotic. Instead, great care has been taken to deliver the most realistic implementation of a fairly conventional weapon, the flamethrower. The sadist in you will appreciate the sight of your howling victims vainly trying to beat out their burning uniforms (this never works, by the way). Which reminds me: you don't have to be Joseph Liebermann to come to the conclusion that this game does perhaps not belong into the hands of little game enthusiasts. RTCW is surprisingly sparing in the display of blood and gore, but the death animations are still pretty gruesome. What is missing in spraying guts is made up for by anguished screams and wails.

Visually, RTCW is breathtaking, IF you've got a beefy Mac. I played this game on a Dual 1 GHz Mirror Drive G4 with 512 MB RAM and 64 MB VRAM (ATI), and have seen the occasional frame rate hiccup with all graphics and sounds settings cranked up. There's no shame in that--it's safe to say that RTCW is among the most demanding titles out there right now. If you want to run this on an older or less powerful machine, some tweaking (most likely sacrificing some of the eye candy for performance) is going to be required.

Game play in the single-player campaign is, as a matter of fact, surprisingly easy even at the "I'm Death Incarnate" setting. If you're willing to accept a health drop to 25 % or so as satisfyingly realistic, there are few situations that you won't be able to resolve with brute force. It's a different story in some of the stealth-based scenarios, where any detection by enemy forces means the mission's scrubbed. That said, the level design is superb throughout except maybe for the predictable and oddly Super Mario-esque final boss encounter.

The problem is that there's really not much to come back for in the single-player game. Once you've played through it, the surprise factor (which plunks you in some downright scary situations at times) is gone and that's pretty much it. However, if you're a multi-player enthusiast, RTCW is well worth your money.

Unlike with many games these days, the multi-player component of RTCW is not an afterthought to the single-player game, tacked on with maybe a handful of extra maps, but a separate, dedicated application which features a fundamentally different mode of play. You get to either head into battle as a soldier with your favorite firearm, wield and defuse powerful explosives as an engineer, coordinate the attack and call in supportive (and devastating) air strikes, or do the good thing and keep your buddies alive and in the action as a medic (helping them forego the lengthy re-spawn cooldown). I haven't played too many online games of RTCW, so my observations here may not be all that representative, but I can tell you, I didn't see too many medics out there ... engineers are indispensable on some maps because you can't get at the enemy without blasting through some door or wall, but other than that, it seemed to me that everybody wants to be a gun-toting soldier, respawning wait time be damned. So in many online games, the nicely thought-out specialization system does not come to bear, but if you have some good people to play with who are willing to take on the different available roles, it should make for a very interesting play style.

In summary: if you're passionate about multi-player games, RTCW will most likely keep you very happy for a long time. On the other hand, if you don't care much for the multi-player aspect and don't have money to burn, you may want to pass on this one. It looks fantastic, but in terms of game play, there's nothing revolutionary in the single-player campaign. You'll basically be throwing your money at (admittedly serious) eye candy. Maybe you won't mind. Otherwise, save up for Unreal II. ... Read more


17. Medal of Honor Allied Assault: Deluxe Edition (Mac)
list price: $49.99
our price: $49.99
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Asin: B0000DZGX3
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Aspyr Media
Sales Rank: 2612
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Features

  • Enter the thick of WWII as a Special Forces agent in this single and multiplayer game
  • Execute covert operations, search and rescue missions, and commando raids
  • Fully realized 3-D worlds utilizing the powerful Quake III engine; over 20 levels
  • Multiple online options include team combat and traditional last man standing modes
  • Includes Medal of Honor Allied Assault Spearhead

18. Emergency Room: Life or Death

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Asin: B00004T003
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Atari
Sales Rank: 6004
Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (10)

4-0 out of 5 stars Emergency Room is fun
I purchased this game and I like it a lot. It's great. You run tests on the patient, make a diagnosis, and treat them. It even has a spot where the nurse can give you prompts if your unsure what to do next.

3-0 out of 5 stars Different, entertaining, has promise
The plus side is that it isn't a first-person shooter. The minus side is that after a while it feels like "Doctor" (the Hasbro game with the cartoon body and the buzzers) spiced up with quicktime mini-movies.
As a rapidly rising doctor in a busy emergency room you interact with a photo-real patient within the context of Exam Room, Lab, Imaging, and Treatment. As you apply the tools (EKG, and stethoscope, x-ray and blood workup, oxygen and I.V...) to the appropriate body parts, and make the correct entries in your chart, your score rises. At various junctures actor-portrayed characters (the crusty Chief of Staff, the caring young Intern), will speak to you and perhaps share a little of their own story.

5-0 out of 5 stars ADDICTIVE!!!
Being a person who might want to become a doctor one day, this game was fun and educational. I learned a lot about diagnosis and what to do for different cases. The cases were intersting and the "pressure is on". Fun for everyone. VERY ADDICTIVE!

1-0 out of 5 stars too hard to use
I bought this game, as a critical care nurse, for the fun of it. Too bad, as I can easily diagnose the problems and know what to do next, I can't get the software to do what I want. For example, when a patient has a "cardiac arrest", (has a lethal arrhythmia) I want to get the defibrillator and shock, but I can't get the software to do it...so the chief doctor comes on and says I've killed the patient. So much for fun!

4-0 out of 5 stars Very scary and veryyyyy fun
I thought this game was totally off the hook. The only thing I didn't really like is how everyone starts yelling at you and its very scary for me!Mostly the chief of staff she's like what were you thinking.....But I absolutley loved the game!!!!!I recomend this game for anyone that is in to this ER stuff to get it and also code red just look at the price for code red.(it's very cheap so I have both games now!)
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19. Lego Star Wars (DVD) (Mac)
list price: $29.99
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Asin: B0007ZNN48
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Aspyr Media
Sales Rank: 2517
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20. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield (Mac)
list price: $39.99
our price: $39.99
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Asin: B0000CDVMM
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Aspyr Media
Sales Rank: 3773
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (5)

3-0 out of 5 stars No Save Feature
The graphics are very good. This is a game that requires a lot of planning and memorizing keypad commands, but this can be fun once you've learned your way around.

The huge con: No Game Save feature. You can spend lots of time getting nowhere. Wanna buy mine?

3-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing port of an okay sequel
Having played all of the previous Rainbow Six games, I was glad to see Raven Sheild available just as I got a new g5. It's just as carefully put together and realistic as the previous versions, if not better. The AI has clearly improved, but there were few other major improvements since the last release. The big, showstopping flaw? The Mac port does not allow netplay against PC users. Get Ghost Recon instead, or UT 2004.

5-0 out of 5 stars Mac's Kick ass again!
Clancy does it again folks and if your lucky enough to be playing this game on the new Mac G-5 with a top of the line Graphics card (128 pro) get ready for the best gaming expierence their is out there. Puts any PC availible to absolute shame. Top of the line graphics as well as super fast game play and no freeze up no matter how much ass kickin you do. Turn on the options on MAX and enjoy it the way it was meant to be done.

5-0 out of 5 stars Another Hit!
Yet again, the Tom Clancy franchise has had another success!! I got this game a few days ago, and havn't been able to stop playing it! I havn't done much with Single Player, but the Multiplayer is simply kick ass! A huge array of weaponry, great maps, and good overall gameplay. If you loved any of the previous R6's, of Ghost Recon, you are sure to love this.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good fun game, But better with the PC
First off I have to say that the PC version is about 1,000 times better with the best multiplayer, graphics, and fun factor over poor old Mac. However the Mac version does sport some good visuals and even the same rag doll physics as PC. Way, Way to easy to die but that is the way it is in real life and Tom Clancy won't be making anything that isn't the most realistic in the shooter franchise. Good plot, Decent Graphics, Not to Mention Domingo "Ding" Chavez a.k.a. coolest sniper ever! But if you own a Mac for gaming there is something wrong with you so buy this game if you are a moderate fan because sadly, if you want the best computers have to offer Billy Gates will always be the one with the goods. ... Read more


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