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Atlantis: The Lost Tales

Atlantis: The Lost Tales
2.5

Atlantis looked like it might have all the right elements for an inspired adventure that could bring the genre out of its 1990s Myst-induced coma. The game takes place in Atlantis at a mythical time when it was still thriving, and begins with the disappearance of the queen. It seems isolationists within the Atlantean community […]

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Rebel Moon Rising

Rebel Moon Rising
3

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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Constructor

Constructor
3.5

Constructor, developed by System 3 and published by Acclaim, has the “look and feel” of a Bullfrog game with its funny, cartoonish, construction-oriented gameplay. There’s a ton of social commentary, poking fun of stereotypes about hippies, tenants, and local government; throw in a generous selection of ominous characters like nasty clowns, ghosts, crooks, psychos, mobsters, […]

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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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1830: Railroads & Robber Barons

1830: Railroads & Robber Barons
2.5

1830: Railroads & Robber Barons puts the player in two very different but often interdependent roles: that of President of a railroad company and that of a Baron. As a Baron, your goal is to earn more money than your competitors by speculating on the stock market and investing in railroads. As President of a […]

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Comanche: Maximum Overkill

Comanche: Maximum Overkill
4

While some have complained of the arcade-ish aspects of Comanche: Maximum Overkill (a trend that would be both a blessing and a curse in Novalogic flight sims), the game itself does score high where it most counts – it’s fun. Comanche strikes a good balance between approachable action and simulation, and thus proves persistently inviting. […]

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Air Havoc Controller

Air Havoc Controller
3

There are few air traffic controller simulations out there. It’s a sub-genre that will suit only a subsection of flight sim players, after all. Air Havoc Controller wasn’t the first ATC simulation for the PC, and it’s pretty simple at its core. You’re in charge of a 30-mile wide chunk of Arizona airspace that includes […]

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Captain Quazar

Captain Quazar
2

Since giving up the ghost as a console manufacturer and moving into PC software, 3D0 got off to a promising start, but then Captain Quazar happened. Featuring the camp antics of a space hero, this lame outing would have barely passed as a 16-bit console game. The story is simple. Quazar is an inter-planetary space […]

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Operation Body Count

Operation Body Count
2

In Capstone’s first-person shooter using the Wolfenstein-3D engine, you’re a member of the Elite Forces thrown into a hostage-rescue operation. The terrorists have taken the U.N. Building, and hold hostages on the top floor. But can your Elite Force land on the roof to rescue them? Nope, you have to start in the sewers beneath […]

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