Black & White

"In a perfect world, people wouldn’t need gods. But perfect worlds can’t exist and sooner or later someone, in trouble, desperate, will pray to the heavens. This is what happens in the beginning of Black & White.

Your new tribe bow before you in awe, and from this moment your prayer power starts to grow. As you carry out godly acts, the belief in you rises and more and more people are convinced that worshipping you in the way forward. But you can be good or evil. You may choose to rule the world as you wish."

Publisher: EA Games

Website: www.bwgame.com

Homeworld

"Deported to a harsh desert world, exiles have struggled for three thousand years to regain the stars. Now it's up to you to guide them home through a brutal empire bent on annihilation.

Homeworld boasts amazing ship graphics and gorgeous deep-space vistas, a unique command and navigation interface and white-knuckle real-time strategy."

Publisher: Sierra

Website: homeworld.sierra.com

The Sims

"In SimCity™ Will Wright gave you the power to build and control cities... with The Sims™ you'll create and control people!"

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Website: thesims.ea.com