While it was released right before 2001 (~Sept 2000), Baldur's Gate 2 was pretty good and I generally don't like sword/sorcerer kinds of games. Civ's 3&4 are worth some time. Half Life 2 is graphically a big step up from the original and has some decent soundtrack music too. Jedi Outcast was pretty fun and while I have CofH, I haven't played it yet (but pretty much got it for the reason saber cited).
Now, I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor, dumb bastard die for his country.---Patton
There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism.---Teddy Roosevelt
I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception.---Groucho
And if you all get killed, I'll piss on your graves.---Shaman Urdnot
How would you like to own a little bit of my foot in your ass.---Red Foreman