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The Guardian of Darkness

The Guardian of Darkness
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Developer Cryo is renown for infusing its distinct regional flair into their games. It’s a move you find elsewhere too – think Germany’s Gothic series or Poland’s Witcher series. It’s a tale of life and death, of the ‘Beyond’ (which is only vaguely described), from which ghosts and spirits occasionally escape through a mystical gate […]

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X-Men: The Official Game

X-Men: The Official Game
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With the story being set between the first X-Men movie and its sequel, X-Men: The Official Game follows Wolverine, Nightcrawler and Iceman over a span of almost thirty levels. Missions include defeating Hydra, The Brotherhood and a whole host of other villains in typical third-person adventure mode. Wolverine is your typical scrapper, but seems to […]

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Evil Dead: Regeneration

Evil Dead: Regeneration
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Ash Williams, the bad ass zombie hunter from Evil Dead, is back, voiced as always by horror film star Bruce Campbell. This time, the storyline deviates from the big screen trilogy, placing Ash in an urban dead-ridden environment post-Evil Dead II. Regeneration’s more action-oriented gameplay is pretty much what you’d expect: Our hero kicks ass, […]

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CSI: Miami

CSI: Miami
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Nothing comes closer to actual police work than CSI: Miami, which you’d think would be a good thing. But it’s not; at best, it mimics the pedantic deskwork and meticulous scrutiny loved by “find-the-parser” adventure game fans of times forgotten and, you know, actual police officers. So you like the show, you like forensic criminology, […]

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
3.5

RotK has plenty of action, little grey matter. After 30 minutes of gameplay in Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, I was having a lot of fun and was prepared to sing praise to the game. The seamless melding of game and movie — the intensity of Peter Jackson’s exemplary visualization of Tolkien’s […]

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Last Bounty Hunter

Last Bounty Hunter
2.5

Yet another forgotten 90s full-motion cringefest, Last Bounty Hunter presents a wild west themed shooting gallery with zero replay value. As in all of ALG’s titles, The Last Bounty Hunter hangs full-screen video mayhem on a loosely constructed skeleton of a plot that exists mainly to give you a reason for roaming the countryside, shooting […]

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The Hobbit

The Hobbit
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Some books shouldn’t be turned into platformers. Based on the popular adventure book by Tolkien, The Hobbit lets you to pick up a virtual walking stick and strike out for the frontiers of Middle-Earth as Bilbo Baggins. You’ll explore the green lands of the Shire, meet up with Thorin and his band of dwarves, cross […]

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Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet

Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet
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The first Call of Cthulhu computer game, Shadow of the Comet tells the story of a young aspiring journalist, Johnathan Parker, who is obsessed with the night sky. He’s in an H.P. Lovecraft story, however, and soon he’ll be battling with the forces of fate to stop a race of angry, outcast gods. The link […]

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Mega Man Legends

Mega Man Legends
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Rock Man. The Blue Bomber. Mega Man X. All names for the hero in what’s probably Capcom’s most successful franchise. With a resume of more than 10 games across almost every gaming platform, Mega Man is an unstoppable robot-fighting machine. In this latest manifestation, PC gamers have been dumped a port of the 1998 PlayStation […]

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Conan

Conan
3.5

Bashing and slashing, from console to PC. No, Conan the game doesn’t feature a young Arnie as the main protagonist, which is sort of a shame since that would have been pretty cool. The Conan phenomenon actually goes way back before the movie, being the creation of Robert E. Howard. The original books sold very […]

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