Old PC Gaming.

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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Nethergate

Nethergate
4

Spiderweb Software, developer of the award-winning shareware role-playing series Exile, has also released Nethergate. The simple graphics of Exile has been been improved in Nethergate. Combat no longer needs to load a separate battlefield module. Instead, battles now take place within the main landscape and interface. And no longer does a single sprite represent the […]

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Urban Runner

Urban Runner
2.5

The interactive movie was the all too painful buzzword that dominated 90s adventure gaming – usually for the worst. FMV adventures were many and most were neither good games, nor good movies, but they made money and as such were pumped out regardless. In Urban Runner you play as Max, an American investigative reporter currently […]

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X-Men: Children of the Atom

X-Men: Children of the Atom
3

X-Men: Children of the Atom is one of a seemingly endless line of Capcom Street Fighter 2-based 2D fighters. It’s also one of the best of Capcom mid 90s coin-op offerings. If you played the Street Fighter 2 games (any of them), you know what to expect here. Instead of the usual assortment of Kung […]

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Rocket Jockey

Rocket Jockey
3

In Rocket Jockey, you join like-minded thrill-seekers in an arena and compete in a series of events that challenge your skill as a rocket jockey. Using a third-person, over-the-shoulder view, you’ll pilot your rocket through dozens of unique arenas, using such unsportsmanlike tactics as clotheslining, tripping, and ramming your opponents in three different events: War, […]

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Orion Conspiracy

Orion Conspiracy
3

At first glance, it appears that this new title has all the ingredients for a great adventure game: A twisting plot, plenty of unique characters to interact with, and fair but challenging puzzles. I guess it just goes to show that appearances can be deceiving, because almost none of that potential is fulfilled. This sci-fi […]

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Darklight Conflict

Darklight Conflict
3.5

Space is a shallow thing to fight over in Darklight Conflict. Darklight Conflict could have been a great game, but was somehow botched along the way. It’s a graphically stunning space combat game (for DOS), with a difficulty level to test any space war veteran and decidedly arcade-style gameplay. Like Privateer 2: The Darkening, Darklight […]

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Alpha Prime

Alpha Prime
3

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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The Rise & Rule of Ancient Empires

The Rise & Rule of Ancient Empires
2.5

Rise and Rule of Ancient Empires, designed by Impressions Games, is a classic turn-based 4x strategy game based on cultures that existed from 5000BC to 500AD. You may play as ruler of the Greeks, Indians, Egyptians, Mesopotamians, Celts, or Chinese, each having slight differences relating to gameplay. Play against up to three computer players await […]

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Robot City

Robot City
3

A slow adventure inspired by Asimov. Another oddball adventure game from the mid 1990s. Hidden at the edge of known Spacer territory, Robot City is the brainchild of one Dr. Avery, a brilliant — but possibly mad — robotics expert with a dream of creating an entirely new society of self-sufficient artificial beings. His creations […]

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