Sacrifice by Shiny Entertainment is one of the most unusual PC games this year. It's also one of the best looking, and it even sounds great. Clearly, tremendous effort went into the game's unique fully 3D presentation and into formulating the similarly unusual play mechanics. Nevertheless, at its core, Sacrifice is actually a fairly straightforward real-time strategy game, whose pitched battles can have a tendency to turn into long-lasting stalemates. But the action has a lot of variety and is paced very quickly, both in the single-player campaign and in the multiplayer mode. And since the game has such a distinctive style, you'll more than likely find Sacrifice to be at least as enjoyable as it is strange.