Note: You may very well disagree with some of my choices, but that’s why it’s a good list.
1999 Game of the Year: Medal of Honor
Runner-up: Garou: Mark of the Wolves
1999 was where the first-person shooter really took off in popularity. You had your fast-paced frag fests and others that provided a slower, more realistic style. The original Medal of Honor came at a time when the series was good and before the market was flooded with World War II based games. If you’re looking for an WWII FPS that doesn’t suck, then I recommend giving this PS1 classic a try.
I haven’t played that much of Garou: Mark of the Wolves, but even so I can tell that it’s one of the SNK greats. It’s certainly the best of the Fatal Fury series and should be checked out by anyone that considers themselves a fighting game fan. It’s even easier now that the game’s on Xbox Live.