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Boiling Point: Road to Hell

Boiling Point: Road to Hell
3

Boiling Point simmers in mediocrity. It’s hard to place Boiling Point: Road to Hell into any definitive category, but one can arguably classify it as a blend between a role-playing game and a shooter, with a large open world, many characters, vehicles, and missions. The setting is a South American country with a volatile regime […]

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Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
2

What do you do when you’ve been abducted from Earth by a sadistic Master Race? Fight for your life in the game they’ve arranged for their amusement. Losing isn’t an option – the fate of Earth hangs in the balance. Facing you in battle is a host of repulsive and violent aliens who are just […]

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The Creed

The Creed
3.5

Insomnia Entertainment’s The Creed is odd blend of over the top sci-fi and Gauntlet. Casting players as bounty hunter Guy Wolfe or terrorist Gene Matrix, the underlying story involves a crashed prison ship and the predictable fugitive chase. Spicing up the story are three factions: good and evil cultists in The Brotherhood and The Order, […]

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Panzer Dragoon

Panzer Dragoon
4

At it’s core Panzer Dragoon is nothing more than Afterburner with a Dragon motif, featuring the ability to fly and attack targets from the back of said creature. The end result is a pretty damn fun console-to-pc action game. Although the visuals seem a little washed on the PC, the thrill and excitment of flying […]

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AI WARS: The Awakening

AI WARS: The Awakening
2

Another case of forgotten 90s weirdness. AI Wars aspires to be an action/RPG somewhat along the lines of System Shock 2 or TRON. It’s one of many 90s experimental games. Your avatar explores a complicated 3D environment in search of the cash, passwords, and technologies necessary to achieve your goals, deceiving or fighting its way […]

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Firestarter

Firestarter
2.5

GSC Game World, Ukrainian developer who would later create STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl, was still a small company when it created Firestarter. Like Croteam’s Serious Sam series, this title rejects the notion that first-person shooters must be deep, thought provoking and complex. Firestarter contains 16 levels of frenzied sci-fi action, with each broken down into […]

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Terminator 3: War of the Machines

Terminator 3: War of the Machines
2.5

War of the Machines is essentially “Battlefield 2042: Terminator.” It’s humans versus machines, with 32-player Internet and LAN play, lots of vehicles, different maps set in all sorts of post-nuclear worlds – a ruined ocean harbor, devastated highways, Tech Com and SkyNet bases, crumbling factories, downtown future Los Angeles, etc. The concept behind Terminator 3 […]

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The Stalin Subway 2: Red Veil

The Stalin Subway 2: Red Veil
2

A poorly veiled attempt at making an incompetent shooter. There aren’t enough shooters set in the totalitarian confines of Soviet Russia. The last good game which gave us a tangential tour through the Motherland was No One Lives Forever 2, but it wasn’t exactly that memorable of an experience. A genuine exploration of the political […]

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Armed and Dangerous

Armed and Dangerous
3.5

Truth, they say, is stranger than fiction, but the idea that a game featuring a cockney thief named Roman, a robot called Q1-11, a Scottish Mole Miner named Jonesy, and Rexus, a “stinky, unpleasant wreck of a man“ could be “based on a true story” (as revealed in the introductory cutscene) stretches credibility far past […]

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25 to Life

25 to Life
1.5

Grand Theft Trainwreck Trailing behind GTA is 25 to Life, a dumb, ugly, barely playable hood shooter with a mean attitude. You start out as Freeze, a drug dealer looking to retire from the scene. Before he can, he’s asked to do one more deal, but everything goes wrong. You’ll eventually play as other characters […]

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