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Urban Runner

Urban Runner
2.5

The interactive movie was the all too painful buzzword that dominated 90s adventure gaming – usually for the worst. FMV adventures were many and most were neither good games, nor good movies, but they made money and as such were pumped out regardless. In Urban Runner you play as Max, an American investigative reporter currently […]

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Orion Conspiracy

Orion Conspiracy
3

At first glance, it appears that this new title has all the ingredients for a great adventure game: A twisting plot, plenty of unique characters to interact with, and fair but challenging puzzles. I guess it just goes to show that appearances can be deceiving, because almost none of that potential is fulfilled. This sci-fi […]

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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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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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Qin: Tomb of the Middle Kingdom

Qin: Tomb of the Middle Kingdom
3

Set in the burial tomb of Qin Shi Huangdi, the first Emperor of China, Qin places the player in the role of an amateur archaeologist whose job it is to solve puzzles of assorted difficulty and survive pitfalls in order to unravel the mysteries of this historical underworld. Qin is divided into five separate realms: […]

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The Vortex: Quantum Gate II

The Vortex: Quantum Gate II
2

The year is 2057 in the awkwardly-made Quantum Gate II, and Earth is facing total environmental meltdown. The only thing that can replenish the planet is a rare mineral found abundantly on planet AJ3905 — which can only be reached via the Quantum Gate. Too bad the planet’s atmosphere is deadly and its inhabitants are […]

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Versailles 1685

Versailles 1685
3

Myst clones are a strange lot, but the avalanche of clones that followed in that game’s wake were occasionally innovative, though often quirky. Cyro Interactive’s Versailles 1685 takes the player in the middle of a tangled web of court intrigue within one of the most beautiful structures of all time. The player assumes the role […]

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The Journeyman Project 2: Buried in Time

The Journeyman Project 2: Buried in Time
3.5

While The Journeyman Project was hardly a masterpiece when it came out, it was an ambitious attempt to blend a first-person perspective, impressive graphics, and a hard-edged sci-fi story line into a Windows-based multimedia experience. But as anyone who played Journeyman can tell you, the drawback to all this ambition was the slow transitions gamers […]

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The Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time

The Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time
4

A Myst clone with a pulse. In Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time, players once again take on the role of Temporal Agent Gage Blackwood. Though Gage staved off certain disaster at the hands of Agent 3, his ruthless nemesis and confessed Maybelline cosmetic scalper, he did so at a terrible cost. Arthur, his autonomous […]

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Kingdom o’ Magic

Kingdom o’ Magic
3

Badly rendered graphics and some comedic flair. Not since Monty Python spoofed themselves in the off-kilter Monty Python’s Complete Waste of Time has there been a computer program with such a twisted and distinctively British sense of humor. Kingdom O’ Magic is a quirky adventure filled with dark humor and takes players on a wild […]

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