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Virtual Pool

Virtual Pool
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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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Iron Helix

Iron Helix
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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 Last Dynasty

The Last Dynasty
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One of Sierra’s lesser known titles, The Last Dynasty blends action and storytelling into an odd retro experience. You play as Mel Raauq, a space pilot who received the mission of destroying Lord Iron, an inter-galactic bad guy up to no good. The mix here is between traditional Sierra storytelling and Wing Commander style space […]

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Ishar 3: The Seven Gates of Infinity

Ishar 3: The Seven Gates of Infinity
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This is the third game in the popular old school role-playing game series, Ishar. It begins where the second left off. Like the Quest for Glory series of games, Ishar 3 lets you import the stats from your Ishar 2 characters. There are a multitude of quests and large maps to explore, following the same […]

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Last Bounty Hunter

Last Bounty Hunter
2.5

Yet another forgotten 90s full-motion cringefest, Last Bounty Hunter presents a wild west themed shooting gallery with zero replay value. As in all of ALG’s titles, The Last Bounty Hunter hangs full-screen video mayhem on a loosely constructed skeleton of a plot that exists mainly to give you a reason for roaming the countryside, shooting […]

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Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet

Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet
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The first Call of Cthulhu computer game, Shadow of the Comet tells the story of a young aspiring journalist, Johnathan Parker, who is obsessed with the night sky. He’s in an H.P. Lovecraft story, however, and soon he’ll be battling with the forces of fate to stop a race of angry, outcast gods. The link […]

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Cricket 96

Cricket 96
2.5

EA Sports and cricket. Doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue now, does it? You’d be hard pressed to come up with a more unlikely pairing. Matching one of the slowest paced, most genteel sports on earth with the gaming company best known for its nitro-burning treatments of basketball and hockey would seem to be a […]

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JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings Vol. I

JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings Vol. I
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With so many games based on the movie adaptation of LOTR, it’s downright bizarre to play one inspired solely by the books. In a way you can have something that is more authentic, as it’s not being influenced by the epic visuals of the cinematic trilogy. This is probably why you could give J.R.R. Tolkien’s […]

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Astreix & Obelix

Astreix & Obelix
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Astreix & Obelix is a platform game where one player can choose to control either Asterix or Obelix. The mission of the two Gauls is to acquire artifacts from all across Europe. It’s obviously based on the popular French cartoon that depicts Roman Gaul, copying the same style and humor. The cool thing is you […]

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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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