Old PC Gaming.

Toy Story

Toy Story
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Given Toy Story had its original roots on the computer, you’d expect a game based the things would be an instant hit. Unfortunately, the film’s license and cast of colorful characters seem to be the only elements that survived this attempt to bring Toy Story’s big-screen delights to your PC monitor. Originally rushed to market […]

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Astreix & Obelix

Astreix & Obelix
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Astreix & Obelix is a platform game where one player can choose to control either Asterix or Obelix. The mission of the two Gauls is to acquire artifacts from all across Europe. It’s obviously based on the popular French cartoon that depicts Roman Gaul, copying the same style and humor. The cool thing is you […]

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Wolfenstein 3D: Spear of Destiny

Wolfenstein 3D: Spear of Destiny
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Spear of Destiny, an add-on pack for the original Wolfenstein 3D (standalone, doesn’t require the old game), was id’s final encore before moving on to the much more advanced Doom one year later. Granted, Spear of Destiny was more of a sideshow than a fully fleshed out game, so it plays like any mission pack. […]

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SuperPower

SuperPower
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The idea of a geo-political strategy game is an engaging one. You have a broad, complex simulation where you, as head of state, have to contend with a myriad of different variables. See, SuperPower lets you take control of any nation on the planet, and you’re responsible for its politics, economy, and military. Your aim […]

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Mortal Coil

Mortal Coil
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You can gracefully chuck Mortal Coil into the heap of forgotten 90s shooters. It’s a first-person sci-fi game with an odd team-based element that’s more gimmick than anything. You can give waypoints and command fellow team-mates around, but mostly they just tag along and frequently get in your way when you’re trying to shoot. Squad […]

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Down in Flames

Down in Flames
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Down in Flames is a very niche-oriented game that plays like a tabletop. It’s actually based on a famous board game design, and is specifically tailored for die-hard wargamers. It plays almost like a card game, but with added animations and a colorful interface. The genius of the design lies in how a few simple […]

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Saga: Rage of the Vikings

Saga: Rage of the Vikings
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Set in the days when men wore skirts, grew lengthy beards and were judged by the size of their horns (on their helmets), SAGA: Rage Of The Vikings is a moderately entertaining if somewhat uninspired real-time strategy game that should appeal to fans of Age Of Empires, Warcraft II and Civilization. Graphically it’s not up […]

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Resurrection

Resurrection
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Of foreign import, Resurrection is an effort to emulate many fighting action-adventures such as Severance or Rune. Unfortunately, there’s a reason you might have heard about Severence and Rune but not Resurrection. It has all of the half-assed mistakes and poor design common with games created by ambitious but amateur upstarts. It’s half adventure and […]

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Ark of Time

Ark of Time
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There have been a great many adventure games based on ancient civilizations. Timelapse, Atlantis: The Lost Tales, SPQR and Riddle of the Sphinx: An Egyptian Adventure were some. Ark of Time follows the same path, but it’s a third-person point and click game and not a pseudo-3D Myst clone. You play as journalist Richard, who […]

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Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
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It’s fun to play in the dark. Sam Fisher has a new knife in Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory. It’s one of those Ginsu-like monsters that villains flash to look menacing in action movies, with an edge that’s sharp enough to cut moonlight and a blade so long that the super-commando could stick it through a […]

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