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Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy

Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy
3.5

With its initially conventional third-person console action and hacky sci-fi, you might as well call this one Console Ops: The Generic Action Title. But while there’s definitely little here to make Psi-Ops a game worthy of remembering throughout the ages, it does have some interesting (and dare I say original) gimmicks to elevate it beyond […]

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Gun Metal: War Transformed

Gun Metal: War Transformed
2.5

Gun Metal is set in the far future where war has of course broken out. Your robot/mech is a new proto-type your government has created to help defend your people against the enemy. Each mission starts off with an overview map displaying your objectives, while you are told off by a generic general. You go […]

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Shadows of the Empire

Shadows of the Empire
2.5

LucasArts seems to make two kinds of Star Wars games. There are the storied classics, such as TIE Fighter and Dark Forces, and then there are the instant duds, such as Yoda Stories and Rebel Assault II. You can file Shadows of the Empire under the latter category. Compared to the Nintendo 64 version released […]

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True Crime: New York City

True Crime: New York City
3

As a sequel to Streets of LA, True Crime: New York City has the same gritty feel, gunplay and violent fun that was common in the first game. That first game was, to its credit, less than ideal, with some wonky gunfights and hand to hand combat, much of it a heritage of its console-to-pc […]

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Dead to Rights

Dead to Rights
2.5

Jack Slate suffers from an identity crisis. On the one hand, he thinks he’s Chow Yun-Fat in The Replacement Killers. On the other, he thinks he’s our friend Max Payne. But what Mr. Slate can’t escape is his true identity: just another console-port action hero. The story in Dead to Rights has been told a […]

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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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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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I was an Atomic Mutant!

I was an Atomic Mutant!
2

I Was An Atomic Mutant casts you in the role of one of four giant monsters bent on destroying mankind and racking up points doing it. It’s pure arcade mayhem, and if you’re a fan of the kind of hyperbolic Atomic age giant monster movies they used to make fun of on Mystery Science Theater […]

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