Old PC Gaming.

Fantastic 4

Fantastic 4
2

This game is based on the 2005 movie Fantastic 4. A computer game being based on a movie license will instantly put off most jaded gamers who have any sort of long term memory, and that surely applies here as well. The basic premise is that of an action-based beat em up, with characters walking […]

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LEGO Stunt Rally

LEGO Stunt Rally
4

Lego Stunt Rally, a kid-oriented racing / stunt game licensed around everyone’s favorite brand of construction blocks, is set on an island comprising of four worlds: Ice World, City World, Jungle World and Desert World, each with their own unique characteristics, obstacles, and boss racers. The purpose of the game is to select and customize […]

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Streets of Simcity

Streets of Simcity
2

The llama bows its head shame. Mapping 2D cities from SimCity 2000 into 3D space has been done once before in the Maxis game SimCopter, but never had there been a car combat gimmick wrapped around the idea. But despite what is implied, Streets of SimCity is not Interstate ’76 set in the land of […]

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Singles 2: Triple Trouble

Singles 2: Triple Trouble
2.5

The Sims, but with none of the charm. As a cheapo knockoff of The Sims, the core gameplay found in Singles 2: Triple Trouble is the story mode, where you get to experience the sitcom lives of 20-something nobodies Josh and Anna. Josh is Anna’s ex-boyfriend who has just moved in the same household with […]

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American Civil War: Gettysburg

American Civil War: Gettysburg
3.5

TalonSoft is no stranger when it comes to American civil war titles. They crafted a series of games under the Battlegrounds title, but their approach was overwhelmingly geared towards tabletop gameplay (with stats and details galore) that had none of the touches found in more mainstream 3D strategy titles. American Civil War: Gettysburg, which takes […]

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Gun Metal: War Transformed

Gun Metal: War Transformed
2.5

Gun Metal is set in the far future where war has of course broken out. Your robot/mech is a new proto-type your government has created to help defend your people against the enemy. Each mission starts off with an overview map displaying your objectives, while you are told off by a generic general. You go […]

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F1 Championship 2000

F1 Championship 2000
3.5

It’s easy to confuse Formula One racing simulations because they look and play in a similar fashion. There’s UbiSoft’s Monaco Grand Prix 2, Psygnosis’ Formula 1, EA Sports’ F1 2000, Sierra’s Grand Prix Legends, Eidos’ F1 World Grand Prix and then also EA’s F1 Championship 2000. It’s a sequel to F1 2000, and it introduces […]

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Lords of the Realm II: Siege Pack

Lords of the Realm II: Siege Pack
3

Sierra’s Lords of the Realm II hit store shelves, was accepted by gamers as a solid but not outstanding title, then quietly faded, as do the vast majority of games. The main gripe that one can levy against LOTS II: Siege Pack is that it was never really called for considering the mediocre success of […]

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Shadows of the Empire

Shadows of the Empire
2.5

LucasArts seems to make two kinds of Star Wars games. There are the storied classics, such as TIE Fighter and Dark Forces, and then there are the instant duds, such as Yoda Stories and Rebel Assault II. You can file Shadows of the Empire under the latter category. Compared to the Nintendo 64 version released […]

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Supaplex

Supaplex
4

Basically Pac-Man with more brains, Supaplex involves you navigating a round, red thingamajig collecting Infotrons, solving puzzles and reaching the exit within each level. Many obstacles will interfere with your progress, such as boulders or scissors. Nothing is random here, and while good reflexes help, carefully planning every move (especially in the later levels) is […]

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