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Fantastic 4

Fantastic 4
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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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Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance

Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance
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Set during the Roman Empire in 106 AD, Gladiator follows the swordfighting shenanigans of one Invictus Thrax, an undefeated champion who finally gets sent into the hereafter by the evil despotic Arruntius. The sons of Mars give Thrax an extra lease on life, however, and what follows is a fairly conventional arcade game fueled by […]

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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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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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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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The Hobbit

The Hobbit
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Some books shouldn’t be turned into platformers. Based on the popular adventure book by Tolkien, The Hobbit lets you to pick up a virtual walking stick and strike out for the frontiers of Middle-Earth as Bilbo Baggins. You’ll explore the green lands of the Shire, meet up with Thorin and his band of dwarves, cross […]

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Mega Man Legends

Mega Man Legends
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Rock Man. The Blue Bomber. Mega Man X. All names for the hero in what’s probably Capcom’s most successful franchise. With a resume of more than 10 games across almost every gaming platform, Mega Man is an unstoppable robot-fighting machine. In this latest manifestation, PC gamers have been dumped a port of the 1998 PlayStation […]

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