Old PC Gaming.

Pirate Hunter

Pirate Hunter
4

Ascaron Entertainment of Port Royale fame presents this strategy game inspired in large parts by Sid Meier’s Pirates. The game is set in the 16th and 17th century Caribbeans, during the peak of sea-faring piracy. You begin with a small crew and a single small yet nimble vessel, and gain power and prestige through trade, […]

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Virtual Pool

Virtual Pool
3

With four different pool games including 8-Ball, 9-Ball, Straight Pool, and Rotation, realistic physics designed by physicists, geometry developed by mathematicians, and lots of full-motion video sequences, there’s quite a bit to go around in Virtual Pool. While the various 3D perspectives are adequate and the graphics are nicely detailed, it fails to present itself […]

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RC Cars

RC Cars
4

Much like ReVolt, RC Cars is a fun little racing game that puts you in control of a remote controlled car racing around a host of different environments. The game offers pretty good graphics, detailed environments, and fun gameplay. However, the game does have a few problems, like a frustratingly unforgiving single player mode and […]

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Air Offensive

Air Offensive
2

Air Offensive is a budget-priced arcade flying game. You hover more than fly here, forever gliding on a sleek invisible pillow, fighting enemy craft spread over voxel-rendered maps. It reminds one a lot of Thunder Brigade, except you control your craft with the keyboard and not the mouse or joystick. The missions are also a […]

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Codename: Panzers – Phase Two

Codename: Panzers – Phase Two
4

Phasing out the old. Sort of. Codename Panzers was a well-executed, content-rich strategy title that got somewhat overrun in the tank-rush of major releases at the time. Its successor, Phase Two, presents different Anglo-American/German fronts in WWII as experienced by a cast of new characters, and promises to round out the package with even more […]

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Rise 2: Resurrection

Rise 2: Resurrection
3

Rise 2 is a surprisingly decent 2D beat ’em up. As Acclaim’s latest attempt to inject the console style of gaming into the PC community, Rise 2: Resurrection has enough going for it to be worth a look. It’s no Street Fighter Alpha, it may not even be Mortal Kombat 3, but the game pilfers […]

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Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb

Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb
3.5

Indy’s non-infernal console adventure. Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb is better in every way than its predecessor, Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine. Unlike Infernal Machine, LucasArts and developer The Collective really did get the feel of Indy right this time. Emperor’s Tomb doesn’t feel like just a Tomb Raider clone, and the mix […]

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Iron Helix

Iron Helix
4

Iron Helix is a sci-fi game loosely similar to System Shock, where you attempt to outwit a computer AI gone haywire and set out to kill you, a lonely nobody lost in a large, empty spacecraft. The interface is a blast from the past. Whereas most modern games attempt to keep the action screen as […]

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The Devil Inside

The Devil Inside
3.5

Devil Inside is Resident Evil plus Tomb Raider and latex, all of it weaned on Soul Reaver. Granted, the engine is a bit different from Soul Reaver, but the entire game bears a stark similarity to the third Legacy of Kain entry. Another interesting aspect is that the game was thought up by Alone in […]

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Evil Islands: Curse of the Lost Soul

Evil Islands: Curse of the Lost Soul
4

Creator of Rage of Mages Nival Interactive brings us Evil Islands, another RPG that throws in a little bit of strategy into the mix. You play a guy called Zak, who wakes up among ancient ruins on a strange island named Gipath not remembering who he is. From the outset, you must kill several creatures […]

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