Adventure.

Psychic Detective

Psychic Detective
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Psychic Detective is an FMV game which, like so many live-action titles of its kind, was plagued by bad acting and limited gameplay. You play Eric Fox, psychic, who is squandering his psychic abilities in cheesy second-rate hotel shows. Then paranormal researcher Vladimir Pozok suddenly commits suicide, and you’re hired to find out anything useful […]

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Pirates: Captain’s Quest

Pirates: Captain’s Quest
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Being released by the Discovery Channel, Pirates: Captain’s Quest veers on edutainment in its presentation. In it, you can learn quite a bit about seamanship and the islands of the Caribbean. You can sail for multiple nationalities and engage in various quests in the game. Each quest, besides requiring player characters to plunder or sink […]

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Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb

Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb
3.5

Indy’s non-infernal console adventure. Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb is better in every way than its predecessor, Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine. Unlike Infernal Machine, LucasArts and developer The Collective really did get the feel of Indy right this time. Emperor’s Tomb doesn’t feel like just a Tomb Raider clone, and the mix […]

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Iron Helix

Iron Helix
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Iron Helix is a sci-fi game loosely similar to System Shock, where you attempt to outwit a computer AI gone haywire and set out to kill you, a lonely nobody lost in a large, empty spacecraft. The interface is a blast from the past. Whereas most modern games attempt to keep the action screen as […]

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The Devil Inside

The Devil Inside
3.5

Devil Inside is Resident Evil plus Tomb Raider and latex, all of it weaned on Soul Reaver. Granted, the engine is a bit different from Soul Reaver, but the entire game bears a stark similarity to the third Legacy of Kain entry. Another interesting aspect is that the game was thought up by Alone in […]

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The Guardian of Darkness

The Guardian of Darkness
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Developer Cryo is renown for infusing its distinct regional flair into their games. It’s a move you find elsewhere too – think Germany’s Gothic series or Poland’s Witcher series. It’s a tale of life and death, of the ‘Beyond’ (which is only vaguely described), from which ghosts and spirits occasionally escape through a mystical gate […]

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X-Men: The Official Game

X-Men: The Official Game
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With the story being set between the first X-Men movie and its sequel, X-Men: The Official Game follows Wolverine, Nightcrawler and Iceman over a span of almost thirty levels. Missions include defeating Hydra, The Brotherhood and a whole host of other villains in typical third-person adventure mode. Wolverine is your typical scrapper, but seems to […]

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Evil Dead: Regeneration

Evil Dead: Regeneration
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Ash Williams, the bad ass zombie hunter from Evil Dead, is back, voiced as always by horror film star Bruce Campbell. This time, the storyline deviates from the big screen trilogy, placing Ash in an urban dead-ridden environment post-Evil Dead II. Regeneration’s more action-oriented gameplay is pretty much what you’d expect: Our hero kicks ass, […]

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CSI: Miami

CSI: Miami
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Nothing comes closer to actual police work than CSI: Miami, which you’d think would be a good thing. But it’s not; at best, it mimics the pedantic deskwork and meticulous scrutiny loved by “find-the-parser” adventure game fans of times forgotten and, you know, actual police officers. So you like the show, you like forensic criminology, […]

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
3.5

RotK has plenty of action, little grey matter. After 30 minutes of gameplay in Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, I was having a lot of fun and was prepared to sing praise to the game. The seamless melding of game and movie — the intensity of Peter Jackson’s exemplary visualization of Tolkien’s […]

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