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Star Trek: Hidden Evil

Star Trek: Hidden Evil
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Star Trek: Hidden Evil is not the groundbreaking, must-have Trek game it was originally hyped to be. Despite the lovely graphics, faithfully sampled sound effects and admirable recreation of the Star Trek universe, the mixture of action and adventure just didn’t mix well. As it stands, it’s a third-person adventure game that doesn’t quite know […]

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Knights of the Temple: Infernal Crusade

Knights of the Temple: Infernal Crusade
2.5

If you’ve ever heard of StarBreeze Studios, you might have played their previous game at some point – Enclave. It was a great looking action adventure with some fantastic animations, texture work and a simplified RPG framework. The game itself, unfortunately, played terribly, with uninteresting melee fights and completely forgettable puzzles. A couple of years […]

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Catwoman

Catwoman
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It’s hard to fully appreciate how terrible the film version of Catwoman really was. The only conceivable benefit derived from its awfulness was that it served as indirect comedy, or a nice way to list everything that should not happen in an action movie. It’s only fitting, then, that such a terrible movie would have […]

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Spider-Man 2: The Game

Spider-Man 2: The Game
2.5

The dumb, cheap and mishandled sequel. Typically, shovelware is a cheap port over of a console game that, while roughly the same as the console version, takes no advantage of the extra options or abilities offered on the PC. Gamers have put up with mediocre ports for some time, and Activision isn’t exempt from this […]

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Spider-Man

Spider-Man
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Does everything a console Spider-Man can. The story of the computer game Spider-Man loosely follows the plot of the film. As the “Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man,” Peter Parker faces the usual assortment of bad guys, from masked thugs and gangsters, to foot soldiers and robots. It’s up to Spider-Man to make the city of New York […]

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Evil Twin: Cyprien’s Chronicles

Evil Twin: Cyprien’s Chronicles
3.5

A surreal and strange platformer. For a long time we’ve known Ubisoft for their platforming games, especially their much loved Rayman series. New to the scene is Evil Twin, a new style of action adventure with an edgy, nightmarish twist, not very dissimilar to American McGee’s Alice (take a childlike fairy-tale and throw it into […]

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Pirates of the Caribbean

Pirates of the Caribbean
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Sid Meyer’s Pirates, minus the appeal of being a pirate. Originally in development as Sea Dogs 2, Pirates of the Caribbean is basically a regurgitation of its predecessor with punchier graphics, more side-quests, and a movie license with little tying it to the movie. Set in the early 17th century against the backdrop of the […]

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The Hulk

The Hulk
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Based indirectly on the movie with the same name (the action takes place immediately after it), The Hulk throws gamers in as the namesake green guy for some loud, dumb rampaging action. The Hulk has only a few moves to wreak havoc, but the point here isn’t so much the combat as it is the […]

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
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Based on the fantasy book by C.S. Lewis and the 2005 movie with the same name, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is immersive, fast-paced, and filled with action and cool imagery. The action takes place during World War II, and you join several children – Peter, Edmund, Wendy and […]

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Asghan: The Dragon Slayer

Asghan: The Dragon Slayer
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Asghan: The Dragon Slayer definitely has to be one of the worst Tomb Raider clones of the 1990s. It boasts to have been “Inspired by the works of the great J.R.R. Tolkien” (the name Silmarils was directly lifted from his books), but in reality it feels like any generic fantasy world most of the time, […]

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