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Chessmaster 6000

Chessmaster 6000
3.5

The Chessmaster series is aimed at the novice to intermediate chess player, casual players who value an intuitive interface and a friendly approach to the game. As such, Chessmaster 6000 is filled with the types of features that are focused on teaching the game and making it fun. As usual for this series, a wide […]

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Captain Quazar

Captain Quazar
2

Since giving up the ghost as a console manufacturer and moving into PC software, 3D0 got off to a promising start, but then Captain Quazar happened. Featuring the camp antics of a space hero, this lame outing would have barely passed as a 16-bit console game. The story is simple. Quazar is an inter-planetary space […]

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Peacemaker: Protect, Search & Destroy

Peacemaker: Protect, Search & Destroy
2

Peacemaker, a game that is more 3D action than flight sim, takes place in the not too distant future, where terrorist attacks on Oklahoma and the Tokyo subway were only the beginning of an insane rampage. Weak economies in Eastern Europe lead to a huge black market in heavy military weapons. Soon the Multinational Peacekeeping […]

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Alcatraz: Prison Escape

Alcatraz: Prison Escape
1

If you want a bland, ugly, short and pointless first-person stealth game, look no further than Alcatraz: Prison Escape. Your goal is to escape the prison, sneaking through various parts and snatching items to aid your mission. You’d think this aspect would be more organized and even interesting, but in reality it takes more wandering […]

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Asghan: The Dragon Slayer

Asghan: The Dragon Slayer
2

Asghan: The Dragon Slayer definitely has to be one of the worst Tomb Raider clones of the 1990s. It boasts to have been “Inspired by the works of the great J.R.R. Tolkien” (the name Silmarils was directly lifted from his books), but in reality it feels like any generic fantasy world most of the time, […]

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Operation Body Count

Operation Body Count
2

In Capstone’s first-person shooter using the Wolfenstein-3D engine, you’re a member of the Elite Forces thrown into a hostage-rescue operation. The terrorists have taken the U.N. Building, and hold hostages on the top floor. But can your Elite Force land on the roof to rescue them? Nope, you have to start in the sewers beneath […]

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Micro Commandos

Micro Commandos
3

Back in the late 1990s, Monte Cristo took a break from making tycoon games to provide an entry in another overworked genre — the Army Men concept of small and funny creatures waging war in the real world. This time around, a squad of aliens is in search of the ultimate weapon with which to […]

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Isle of Four Winds: Rune War

Isle of Four Winds: Rune War
3.5

The most common form of Mahjong on the home computer is the Solitiare version. A simplified game where you have to match tiles, usually as part of a large set that forms a shape of something like a pyramid, bridge or other such structures. The more complex version of Mahjong, which was popularized and had […]

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Vigilence

Vigilence
3

Vigilance’s biggest problem rears its head early and often – no in-game saves. That’s right, you have to play through an entire level (and my, what big levels they are) in one playthrough. If you get killed, welcome back to square one. Luckily, the gameplay isn’t of the one-shot-you’re-dead variety; it’s closer to Quake than […]

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The Bard’s Tale

The Bard’s Tale
4

If The Bard’s Tale rings familiar, it’s probably because you remember the old series form the 80s and early 90s. It was one of computer gaming’s classic franchises. In this more modern remake, you play the Bard, a man with a “elfish attitude and singular pursuit of coin and cleavage, and the game is built […]

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