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Korea: Forgotten Conflict

Korea: Forgotten Conflict
2

The Korean Four left four million dead and a poverty-stricken, highly ideological totalitarian state which could conceivably be described as the last bastion of stalinism left on Earth. But the first confrontation in the Cold War also holds plenty of potential for gaming, both because it’s been ignored and because developers have capitalized all they […]

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Rayman

Rayman
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If you’re the least bit familiar with the console videogame market, you may know about UbiSoft’s Rayman. This side-scrolling action game originated from the same nest that brought us Nintendo’s Mario, Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog, and Shiny Entertainment’s Earthworm Jim; it puts a cute action hero in the middle of intensive shooting, bashing, and jumping […]

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F/A-18 Operation Desert Storm

F/A-18 Operation Desert Storm
3

By the time F/A-18 Operation Desert Storm came out, the engine was already some six-year-old. The sim is a sequel to F/A-18 Korea, which was by no means a bad game. The same can be said of Desert Storm, though the product is held back somewhat by the dated tech powering it, which the developer […]

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Shadow Company: Left for Dead

Shadow Company: Left for Dead
3.5

Shadow Company: Left for Dead lets you play the part of a mercenary, the gameplay being a cross between Commandos and Myth. The mercenaries are the standard array of stereotypes with their own skills and personas. They have several skills which you must consider, including Handguns, Stealth, and Demolitions, which can be increased or decreased […]

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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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Santa Fe Mysteries: Sacred Ground

Santa Fe Mysteries: Sacred Ground
1.5

Santa Fe Mysteries: Sacred Ground is yet another forgettable FMV point and click adventure, sequel to the previous game – Elk Moon Murder. You return to Santa Fe as the nameless homicide investigator. You’re tasked with a new case – a kidnapping this time – and you get a PDA and an Indian dude to […]

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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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2002 FIFA World Cup

2002 FIFA World Cup
3

It’s the world’s largest sporting event — the FIFA World Cup, with an audience of millions of viewers. It’s a big deal everywhere in the world, minus the US, but that didn’t stop EA Sports from throwing in an officially licensed soccer game. The PC version of 2002 FIFA World Cup, alas, is more or […]

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Gadget Tycoon

Gadget Tycoon
3

Gadget Tycoon is a business simulator / tycoon game where you lead and develop a corporation responsible for creating futuristic devices. Over time, you’ll hire and fire employees representing 11 professions, including lawyer, sales manager, and production supervisor. All employees (you can have a maximum of 17) are rated for morale, efficiency, level of qualification, […]

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Psychic Detective

Psychic Detective
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Psychic Detective is an FMV game which, like so many live-action titles of its kind, was plagued by bad acting and limited gameplay. You play Eric Fox, psychic, who is squandering his psychic abilities in cheesy second-rate hotel shows. Then paranormal researcher Vladimir Pozok suddenly commits suicide, and you’re hired to find out anything useful […]

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