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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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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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Ark of Time

Ark of Time
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There have been a great many adventure games based on ancient civilizations. Timelapse, Atlantis: The Lost Tales, SPQR and Riddle of the Sphinx: An Egyptian Adventure were some. Ark of Time follows the same path, but it’s a third-person point and click game and not a pseudo-3D Myst clone. You play as journalist Richard, who […]

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Titans of Steel

Titans of Steel
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Titans of Steel is a mecha combat game heavily inspired by an earlier title for the Commodore Amiga called MechForce, which was essentially a computer adaptation of the classic BattleTech boardgame. Titans of Steel features similar gameplay mechanics, however it is neither directly based on nor related to the BattleTech franchise and instead establishes its […]

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Knights of Xentar

Knights of Xentar
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Like old school Final Fantasy, but with more boobs. Knights of Xentar. It might sound like a classy role-playing game, but it’s really not. Instead what you have is… of all things, a hentai jrpg with all of the assorted sex and nudity. The main gameplay premise is conventional – you control a party of […]

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GT Racing 97

GT Racing 97
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GT Racing 97 is a game whose visual style will remind you of the old Test Drive games or the original Need for Speed. Running under DOS, the arcade racer includes fictional cars with the expected trade-offs between speed, acceleration and handling. When starting the game for the first time you can take part in […]

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Air Power: Battle in the Skies

Air Power: Battle in the Skies
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Air Power is set in an alternate reality where a country has fallen into civil war and a power struggle has broken out between several different warlords who want to claim power. When first firing the game up, the player can choose between starting a full campaign or playing a single scenario. Single scenarios allow […]

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Earthworm Jim 2

Earthworm Jim 2
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For those who aren’t familiar with Jim, he’s a worm. He runs. He jumps. He carries cows. Even though these games are really unessential (especially if you’re at all familiar with their console versions), there’s something about the gameplay Shiny Entertainment manages to coax out of the tired platform genre which makes these such engaging […]

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