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Rayman

Rayman
4

If you’re the least bit familiar with the console videogame market, you may know about UbiSoft’s Rayman. This side-scrolling action game originated from the same nest that brought us Nintendo’s Mario, Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog, and Shiny Entertainment’s Earthworm Jim; it puts a cute action hero in the middle of intensive shooting, bashing, and jumping […]

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Rise 2: Resurrection

Rise 2: Resurrection
3

Rise 2 is a surprisingly decent 2D beat ’em up. As Acclaim’s latest attempt to inject the console style of gaming into the PC community, Rise 2: Resurrection has enough going for it to be worth a look. It’s no Street Fighter Alpha, it may not even be Mortal Kombat 3, but the game pilfers […]

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The House of the Dead 3

The House of the Dead 3
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Set sixteen years after the events of the previous game, House of the Dead 3 lets you assume the role of Lisa Rogan, daughter of Thomas Rogan, ex-member of the secret government organisation the AMS and star of the previous two titles. After the authorities lose contact with her father whilst investigating the mysterious EFI […]

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Pac-Man All Stars

Pac-Man All Stars
3

The easy joke is that this game should’ve been called Pac-Man: Arena, and it might even be a funny joke if it weren’t so true. All-Stars is a multiplayer party game: playing as Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Pac Junior, or Professor Pac, you compete against your friends to devour as many free-range pellets as you can […]

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Celebrity Deathmatch

Celebrity Deathmatch
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Ozzy Osbourne wept. How can you turn a hilarious 90s claymation parody fight show into an addictive computer game? We can only speculate, since the PC version of Celebrity Deathmatch screws up on such a level that it’s sad. It’s sad because the TV show had all of the potential to become a fun video […]

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Arcade America

Arcade America
2.5

Arcade America is an platformer where our hero, Joey, has to find all manner of monsters spread across the US, from Woodstock to Alcatraz. Joey picks up ammo and extra life time by running over objects on the road as he goes from destination to destination. There are also numerous secret rooms in which can […]

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Novastorm

Novastorm
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Novastorm is a throwback to the arcade game days of the 80s, being a more refined version of the underachieving Microcosm. It’s all fast-paced arcade repackeged in 90s VGA. There’s a story in the intro, but chances are you’d hardly care anyway, as the main draw are the pre-rendered graphics. You set out to shoot […]

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South Park

South Park
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I’m one of the few people who watched South Park from its first season, way back when Matt and Trey awkwardly made introductions to each episode. The series really came into its own at around Season 10, and looking back to the first episodes I can’t help but wonder why I watched them. You stumble […]

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Sven Bomwollen

Sven Bomwollen
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The complexity of sheep shagging. Sven is a black lamb (a guy-sheep) with a raging boner. His only wish is to go and merrily smash every sheep around him, but he also has to be careful. The sheep dog and herder are constantly lingering about, and Sven has to time his romantic escapades quickly or […]

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Shadowgrounds

Shadowgrounds
4

This top-down perspective, mission-based action game will remind you of those classic 2D arcade shooters (Crusader: No Regret, Syndicate Wars, Crimsonland etc.) but with an added layer of complexity which includes more complex gameplay, an actual story, and fantastic graphics. Shadowgrounds is set in the near future at a time when the Earth is riddled […]

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