Sony and Media Vision released their role playing game Wild Arms within weeks of Square’s Final Fantasy VII release, and both shine.
THQ’s wrestling empire continues to grow exponentially, with WWF Smackdown 2 being another great entry into the PlayStation’s wrestling genre.
Paradox and Activision pick up the fighting game mantle from Capcom, but this time taking it to 3D with X-Men: Mutant Academy.
Namco’s crazy light gun arcade game gets another shot at the title with Point Blank 2, allowing 8 players to hold round-robin tournaments.
After a disastrous start to next generation with the cancellation of Madden NFL 96, EA Sports and Tiburon redeem themselves with Madden NFL 97, a competent game of pigskin that’s still playable today.
Capcom’s Alpha series reaches it’s pinnacle home port with the phenomenal Street Fighter Alpha 3, a conversion that defies logic.
Namco’s flagship racing series gets it’s next upgrade with R4: Ridge Racer Type 4, a different turn for the series as it takes on Gran Turismo.
Rampage 2 Universal Tour continues the city thrashing, human eating, vehicle smashing chaos that made the original arcade game so popular.
Army Men 3D was a strong start to an on-going series by former console company 3DO on their once rival system. A great start to a series mired in problems.
Sony has gone after EA Sports, but now they set their sites on Konami, with Gabe Logan and the Syphon Filter trying to dethrone Metal Gear Solid.