third-person shooter.

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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X-COM: Enforcer

X-COM: Enforcer
3

Fans of the series, run in terror. It seems the de-evolution of the X-COM series is complete. Starting as one of the most beloved, entertaining, and innovative strategy games ever, the series has traveled down the rungs of gaming fodder from rapidly declining strategic sequels to truly heinous space combat sims, canceled first-person squad shooters […]

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Evil Core: The Fallen Cities

Evil Core: The Fallen Cities
2.5

In Evil Core you play the role of Vein Black, and as the game begins there are a series of devastating attacks from an unknown source on cities on Malia. The N’Leths and the Bloblics band together to defend themselves against the as-yet-to-be-identified enemy, and they focus their concern on detecting the source of the […]

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Gun

Gun
4

In a world of generic shooters, Gun aims high and tries to bring something different to the table. The action takes place in the old west. You play Colton White, a man who hunts game with his father to sell to the passing riverboats going upriver to the towns of Deadwood and Empire. This is […]

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Scrapland

Scrapland
3.5

Two parts scrap, one part fun. It’s impossible to tell how much American McGee actually contributed to the game technically called American McGee Presents Scrapland. He’s listed as both the creative director of Enlight Software and the executive producer of Scrapland, and he might be the main reason the game is simultaneously gorgeous, ambitious, and […]

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Vigilence

Vigilence
3

Vigilance’s biggest problem rears its head early and often – no in-game saves. That’s right, you have to play through an entire level (and my, what big levels they are) in one playthrough. If you get killed, welcome back to square one. Luckily, the gameplay isn’t of the one-shot-you’re-dead variety; it’s closer to Quake than […]

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