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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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Santa Fe Mysteries: The Elk Moon Murder

Santa Fe Mysteries: The Elk Moon Murder
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Following the murder and robbery of Anna Elk Moon, Santa Fe Mysteries allows you to do some retro police work in this fairly typical first-person FMV adventure. Your partner, fellow investigator John Night Sky, will ask all the questions. You do get to choose which questions he asks, however, and follow whichever leads suit your […]

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Quarterback Attack

Quarterback Attack
2.5

Quarterback Attack is an FMV football game where you play as a quarterback. You start as a rookie facing his first game as starting quarterback. The game is video heavy – after watching a video of a kickoff and return, you’ll select your choice of play, assign a snap count, then watch as the camera […]

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Virtual Pool

Virtual Pool
3

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
4

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
3

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
3

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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