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Darklight Conflict

Darklight Conflict
3.5

Space is a shallow thing to fight over in Darklight Conflict. Darklight Conflict could have been a great game, but was somehow botched along the way. It’s a graphically stunning space combat game (for DOS), with a difficulty level to test any space war veteran and decidedly arcade-style gameplay. Like Privateer 2: The Darkening, Darklight […]

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Alpha Prime

Alpha Prime
3

Alpha Prime is part Doom 3, Half-Life and just about every other mainstream first-person shooter you’ve played. It borrows and mixes elements from other better games, except it doesn’t mix anything very creatively. You have quintessential shooter cliches – restoring power, shooting crazed humans infected by some virus, extremely linear levels, bullet time, moody techno-dungeon […]

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The Rise & Rule of Ancient Empires

The Rise & Rule of Ancient Empires
2.5

Rise and Rule of Ancient Empires, designed by Impressions Games, is a classic turn-based 4x strategy game based on cultures that existed from 5000BC to 500AD. You may play as ruler of the Greeks, Indians, Egyptians, Mesopotamians, Celts, or Chinese, each having slight differences relating to gameplay. Play against up to three computer players await […]

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Robot City

Robot City
3

A slow adventure inspired by Asimov. Another oddball adventure game from the mid 1990s. Hidden at the edge of known Spacer territory, Robot City is the brainchild of one Dr. Avery, a brilliant — but possibly mad — robotics expert with a dream of creating an entirely new society of self-sufficient artificial beings. His creations […]

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Galapagos: Mendel’s Escape

Galapagos: Mendel’s Escape
3

Galapagos is an unusual game with an odd approach to AI. Rather than creating rules-based AI, the AI in Galapagos is one that learns along the way. Through trial and error in Galapagos, virtual creatures learn from mistakes. The main character in Galapagos is called Mendel, a four-legged spider-like creature created by an alien race […]

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Tex Murphy: Overseer

Tex Murphy: Overseer
3

As far as live-action adventure games go, Tex Murphy is possibly the best of the bunch. That distinction could have been given to Overseer as well, if it were not for some technical issues that marred the final product. Simply put, you couldn’t finish the final game on any computer in its day without doing […]

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Terracide

Terracide
2.5

In the same vein as Descent, Terracide focuses on long, expansive tunnels, occasionally broken up by rooms and caverns. Under the guise of infiltrating the invaders’ monstrously large space fleet, players cruise through bright, sterile, metallic corridors in place of the typical dark, dingy tunnels. In an apparent effort not to tamper with the fragile […]

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Pirates of the Caribbean

Pirates of the Caribbean
3

Sid Meyer’s Pirates, minus the appeal of being a pirate. Originally in development as Sea Dogs 2, Pirates of the Caribbean is basically a regurgitation of its predecessor with punchier graphics, more side-quests, and a movie license with little tying it to the movie. Set in the early 17th century against the backdrop of the […]

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Moto Racer

Moto Racer
4

The obvious inspiration for Moto Racer is Sega’s arcade game Manx TT. From the tracks to the planes that seem to fly overhead at the most graphically appealing moments, it has everything an arcade racer should have. The one main improvement with Moto Racer is that it supports Direct 3D. Unfortunately, there’s still a lack […]

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Moto Racer 2

Moto Racer 2
3

Moto Racer 2 is a fast and furious superbike arcade racer. At its time, it had some of the best graphics around for a bike game. Like the original Moto Racer, MR2 puts you in powerful dirt bikes or superbikes and puts you in appropriate circuits. Racing modes range crom practice, single racers, time attack […]

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