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Wolfenstein 3D: Spear of Destiny

Wolfenstein 3D: Spear of Destiny
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Spear of Destiny, an add-on pack for the original Wolfenstein 3D (standalone, doesn’t require the old game), was id’s final encore before moving on to the much more advanced Doom one year later. Granted, Spear of Destiny was more of a sideshow than a fully fleshed out game, so it plays like any mission pack. […]

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Mortal Coil

Mortal Coil
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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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Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
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It’s fun to play in the dark. Sam Fisher has a new knife in Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory. It’s one of those Ginsu-like monsters that villains flash to look menacing in action movies, with an edge that’s sharp enough to cut moonlight and a blade so long that the super-commando could stick it through a […]

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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
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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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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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William Shatner’s TekWar

William Shatner’s TekWar
2.5

Each mission in Tekwar starts you off with an FMV sequence of Walter Basscom (Shatner) briefing you on your current assignment. After the briefing, you are left in a subway station. From there, you must find your way to the Teklord you were assigned to bring in by collecting keys, and exploring the, at times […]

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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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