First-Person Shooter.

Alpha Prime

Alpha Prime
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Alpha Prime is part Doom 3, Half-Life and just about every other mainstream first-person shooter you’ve played. It burrows and mixes elements from other better games, except it doesn’t mix anything very creatively. You have quintessential shooter cliches – restoring power, shooting crazed humans infected by some virus, extremely linear levels, bullet time, moody techno-dungeon […]

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Terracide

Terracide
2.5

In the same vein as Descent, Terracide focuses on long, expansive tunnels, occasionally broken up by rooms and caverns. Under the guise of infiltrating the invaders’ monstrously large space fleet, players cruise through bright, sterile, metallic corridors in place of the typical dark, dingy tunnels. In an apparent effort not to tamper with the fragile […]

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Peacemaker: Protect, Search & Destroy

Peacemaker: Protect, Search & Destroy
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Peacemaker, a game that is more 3D action than flight sim, takes place in the not too distant future, where terrorist attacks on Oklahoma and the Tokyo subway were only the beginning of an insane rampage. Weak economies in Eastern Europe lead to a huge black market in heavy military weapons. Soon the Multinational Peacekeeping […]

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Operation Body Count

Operation Body Count
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In Capstone’s first-person shooter using the Wolfenstein-3D engine, you’re a member of the Elite Forces thrown into a hostage-rescue operation. The terrorists have taken the U.N. Building, and hold hostages on the top floor. But can your Elite Force land on the roof to rescue them? Nope, you have to start in the sewers beneath […]

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Virus: The Game

Virus: The Game
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Virus is part Descent clone and part strategy game where you fight against computer viruses in a 3D environment. The Descent part is pretty simple – you can fly around in your ‘computer’ in a 360 degree freedom of movement. For the strategy element, you build a base, units, and harvesters. For example, the main […]

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Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Desert Siege

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Desert Siege
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Ghost Recon: Desert Siege is an eight-mission expansion campaign for Ghost Recon. It’s set in the dusty, sun-bleached Horn of Africa, as the U.S. Special Forces leads the way for a Marine landing to liberate tiny Eritrea from the clutches of its belligerent neighbor Ethiopia, featuring the same squad-based action found in the original. Opening […]

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FEAR: Perseus Mandate

FEAR: Perseus Mandate
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The original FEAR awed us into submission with its great action scenes, terrific squad AI and creepy scripted encounters that made you feel perpetually unsafe. The chill factor was so high that you were praying to encounter another squad of enemy soldiers to keep you company, and away from the isolation that usually signals another […]

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The Fortress of Dr. Radiaki

The Fortress of Dr. Radiaki
2.5

The Bland Corridor Shooter of Dr. Derivative Radiaki is like Doom, or many lowly clones of Doom. There’s a dumb plot, a funny villain and odd monsters (it’s not a game that takes itself very seriously). In Radiaki, you’re a super agent sent to penetrate the good doctor’s fortress and stop Radiaki before he can […]

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Catechumen

Catechumen
1.5

Catechumen is both bizarre and strangely fascinating. I can’t even say I hate it as a game, but I am dumbfounded by it all the same. It pursues the always difficult task of making action games fun without having any violence, gore or bad language in them. It’s sort of like alcohol-free beer, or Quake […]

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Alpha Storm

Alpha Storm
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Alpha Storm is not a very well-known game, and on the surface it may appear to be yet another of countless Doom clones that were all too common in the mid-1990s. With Quake II released in the same year as this game, Alpha Storm would appear to be a hopelessly outdated game by a backwater […]

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