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Carnivores: Cityscape

Carnivores: Cityscape
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As if the first three Carnivores games weren’t the cause of enough suffering, along comes Carnivores Cityscape, which tries to offer a more traditional first-person take. (The operative word is tries.) You get two campaigns, unique mission objectives, and even a multiplayer component. But sadly, like the previous Carnivores games, Cityscape is just a Festival […]

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Carnivores: Ice Age

Carnivores: Ice Age
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Will the madness never end? Since the release of Deer Hunter in 1997 approximately ten thousand hunting “games” have been released. Cue the release of Carnivores: Ice Age, the third game in the Carnivores series. In Carnivores: Ice Age, you travel around hunting ice age-era mammals like the smilodon (saber-tooth tiger), the wooly mammoth, and […]

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Wolfenstein 3D: Spear of Destiny

Wolfenstein 3D: Spear of Destiny
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Spear of Destiny, an add-on pack for the original Wolfenstein 3D (standalone, doesn’t require the old game), was id’s final encore before moving on to the much more advanced Doom one year later. Granted, Spear of Destiny was more of a sideshow than a fully fleshed out game, so it plays like any mission pack. […]

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Mortal Coil

Mortal Coil
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You can gracefully chuck Mortal Coil into the heap of forgotten 90s shooters. It’s a first-person sci-fi game with an odd team-based element that’s more gimmick than anything. You can give waypoints and command fellow team-mates around, but mostly they just tag along and frequently get in your way when you’re trying to shoot. Squad […]

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Rebel Moon Rising

Rebel Moon Rising
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When Intel announced its line of MMX processors in 1997, a handful of MMX-enabled games were announced that promised to show off the new chip’s abilities with features like colored lighting, blistering framerates, and Dolby sound. Among these showcased titles was Fenris Wolf’s Rebel Moon Rising — a first-person shooter that could have been an […]

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Project: Snowblind

Project: Snowblind
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For those unaware, Project: Snowblind was originally intended to take place in the Deus Ex universe. Although this idea wasn’t developed, Snowblind shares the same cyber-punk look. Snowblind is a fast-paced, first-person shooter with a lot of the usual trappings and a few nice surprises. In the near future, quasi-military forces have taken over, and […]

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Nerf Arena Blast

Nerf Arena Blast
3.5

Trying to be violent without being violent. Think of Nerf Arena Blast as Unreal Tournament with spongy weapons wielded by teenagers. The single-player game does involve a tournament, pitting you against a series of young Nerf warriors who are formed into teams and who prowl their own particular set of maps. Each team you face […]

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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 borrows 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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