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Magic: The Gathering

Magic: The Gathering
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Magic, MicroProse has done a stellar job adapting the incredibly popular card game to your PC. Covering every facet of the original card game in painstaking detail, while adding a complete adventure game portion to challenge even veteran players, Magic: The Gathering is a great addition to fans of the real-life version. Created in the […]

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Chessmaster 10th Edition

Chessmaster 10th Edition
3

Ten entire iterations focused on what is essentially the same board game is one hell of an achievement. This version of Chessmaster has its own particular focus, with special emphasis placed on user accessibility, the 3D engine and a more approachable online component. Like any modern chess program, the tenth edition of Chessmaster gives you […]

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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
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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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