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Mortalus: The Quest for Immortality

Mortalus: The Quest for Immortality
2.5

This Myst clone would have been something spectacular if it had come out immediately after the original Myst. Instead, it’s just one in a long line of immersive quest games with a fondness for logic puzzles that involve cogs (there’s something rustic and old-fashioned about logic puzzles using cogs), and Mortalus has ’em in spades. […]

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Tony Hawk’s Underground 2

Tony Hawk’s Underground 2
4

Back in 1999, there’s no way anyone could’ve predicted the success of the Tony Hawk series. Five sequels, and a slight genre change later, it’s now Tony Hawk’s Underground 2, also known as THUG 2. Where the first four games just added new moves, larger parks, and the possibility for nearly endless combos, the first […]

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Worldwide Soccer Manager 2006

Worldwide Soccer Manager 2006
4

Sports Interactive has bought Worldwide Soccer Manager a long way since the early days, implementing a visual match engine as the main highlight since. Football Manager 2006 admittedly doesn’t improve much over its predecessors, the main reason being that 2005’s effort was pretty good to try and top. The 2006 build improves upon an already […]

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London Racer

London Racer
3

London Racer is an arcade game which lets you compete against other stock cars in circuits spread around various European cities. The idea of racing around urban centers in everyday city cars isn’t new. But the meager traffic you do encounter here is nowhere near as bustling or lively as that seen in Midtown Madness […]

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Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy

Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy
3.5

With its initially conventional third-person console action and hacky sci-fi, you might as well call this one Console Ops: The Generic Action Title. But while there’s definitely little here to make Psi-Ops a game worthy of remembering throughout the ages, it does have some interesting (and dare I say original) gimmicks to elevate it beyond […]

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Rock Manager

Rock Manager
3

Rock Manager is yet another one of those value-priced business sims. As the title suggests, you become a “rock manager” and must tackle nine challenging scenarios to complete the game. The goal of most of them is to manage, produce, and promote an up-and-coming rock band. As you can imagine, this is no easy task. […]

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Cyber Judas

Cyber Judas
3

Cyber Judas is the sequel to Shadow President, a strategy game of political and diplomatic power. In Shadow President you lead the country through the mysterious Shadow Network, an only vaguely described virtual network. The people don’t elect you – instead, you were put into power (and kept there) at the whim of a mysterious […]

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Star Control 3

Star Control 3
2.5

Where Star Control 1 contained mostly strategic elements, as well as action-oriented melee between ships, Star Control 2 mixed the strategy with a good story, while retaining the ship-to-ship combat. Star Control 3, on the other hand, simply recreates an already good formula with a few superficial tweaks and nudges. This game is, you see, […]

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Nations: Fighter Command

Nations: Fighter Command
2

There’s some initial hope with Nations. When you first power it up, you’re greeted with a very sleek interface and several singleplayer and multiplayer options. Developer Psygnosis, unfortunately, isn’t exactly famous for providing realistic flight sims, and while they did shamelessly plaster the game’s presumed adherence to realism, the end result begs to differ. Nations […]

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Faces of War

Faces of War
4

Faces of War is a blend of RTS action set in World War II with the fast-paced thrill found in games such as D-Day or Heroes. No coincidence, since this was a game developed by Best Way, the team behind the underrated Soldiers: Heroes of World War II. It retains a similarity in the way […]

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