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Ishar 3: The Seven Gates of Infinity

Ishar 3: The Seven Gates of Infinity
3

This is the third game in the popular old school role-playing game series, Ishar. It begins where the second left off. Like the Quest for Glory series of games, Ishar 3 lets you import the stats from your Ishar 2 characters. There are a multitude of quests and large maps to explore, following the same […]

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JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings Vol. I

JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings Vol. I
3

With so many games based on the movie adaptation of LOTR, it’s downright bizarre to play one inspired solely by the books. In a way you can have something that is more authentic, as it’s not being influenced by the epic visuals of the cinematic trilogy. This is probably why you could give J.R.R. Tolkien’s […]

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Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods

Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods
2.5

How to axe a decent game series. The Gothic franchise was quite awesome. It was a story-centric RPG that was the anti-Morrowind of its time, with great characters and passable role-playing. Gothic 3 tried to improve the formula by making everything bigger. The game world was huge, the quest tally was huge, the character population […]

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Entomorph: Plague of the Darkfall

Entomorph: Plague of the Darkfall
4

SSI has been developing AD&D role-playing titles for some time. Building on their considerable experience in this area, the company has created its own role-playing universe called The World Of Aden. Their second World of Aden title is Entomorph: Plague of the Darkfall, an action/role playing game which has no involvement with Thunderscape, the first […]

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The Bard’s Tale

The Bard’s Tale
4

If The Bard’s Tale rings familiar, it’s probably because you remember the old series form the 80s and early 90s. It was one of computer gaming’s classic franchises. In this more modern remake, you play the Bard, a man with a “elfish attitude and singular pursuit of coin and cleavage, and the game is built […]

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Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VII
4

Squaresoft’s Final Fantasy VII came to the PC with all of its console legacies intact: low-resolution background graphics, a gamepad-centric interface, pre-determined save locations and cute anime characters with enormous eyes and unusual hair. It also brings its strengths: detailed plot, superb 3D graphics, superior production values and a huge amount of play time. Much […]

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Final Fantasy VIII

Final Fantasy VIII
4.5

A great story-driven fantasy game, with cutesy Japanese overtones and stats. Final Fantasy 8, a much lauded release of the long-running Japanese console series, is a wonderful, engrossing, story-oriented game with memorable characters and timeless themes. Fans of the series will know not to expect a traditional, PC-style role-playing game with an open-ended gameworld, plenty […]

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Zanzarah: The Hidden Portal

Zanzarah: The Hidden Portal
4

A bit like Pokem, but with fairies. Zanzarah isn’t a name that rolls off the tongue, so you’d expect a decent game to infuse a pleasant experience with such a wordy title. It’s half there, providing an unusual and strangely alluring fantasy world with the usual ‘save the world’ motif. You play as Amy, who […]

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Arcatera: The Dark Brotherhood

Arcatera: The Dark Brotherhood
2.5

Developer: Westka Interactive
Genre: Classic Role-Playing
Release: 2000

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Deathkeep

Deathkeep
3

Developer: Tranquil Revolt
Genre: Lion Entertainment
Release: May 27, 1996

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