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Mortal Coil

Mortal Coil
2

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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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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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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