Old PC Gaming


  • Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods

    Saturday, January 12, 2019

    Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods 2.5

    How to axe a decent game series. The Gothic franchise was quite awesome. It was a story-centric RPG that was the anti-Morrowind of its time, with great characters and passable role-playing. Gothic 3 tried to improve the formula by making everything bigger. The game world was huge, the quest tally was huge, the character population […]

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  • Entomorph: Plague of the Darkfall

    Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    Entomorph: Plague of the Darkfall 4

    SSI has been developing AD&D role-playing titles for some time. Building on their considerable experience in this area, the company has created its own role-playing universe called The World Of Aden. Their second World of Aden title is Entomorph: Plague of the Darkfall, an action/role playing game which has no involvement with Thunderscape, the first […]

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  • Knights of the Temple II

    Sunday, January 6, 2019

    Knights of the Temple II 3

    You probably won’t remember Knights of the Temple II after having finished it. A German import mix between an action adventure and role-player, Knights has you play as High Templar Paul de Rauque. He’s been having visions lately; visions about Hell, demons and their invasion of the world, and our Christian hero sets forth to […]

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  • Demise: Rise of the Ku’tan

    Sunday, December 30, 2018

    Demise: Rise of the Ku’tan 3

    An odd gem of a throwback, with some woes and doh’s. Demise – Rise of the Ku’Tan aims to promote gameplay over fancy visuals and audio, reminiscent of an age of RPGs that was much more low tech. Anyone who has played MUDs (Multi-User Dungeon or Domain) before will instantly see similarities in Demise, as […]

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  • Nethergate

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018

    Nethergate 4

    Spiderweb Software, developer of the award-winning shareware role-playing series Exile, has also released Nethergate. The simple graphics of Exile has been been improved in Nethergate. Combat no longer needs to load a separate battlefield module. Instead, battles now take place within the main landscape and interface. And no longer does a single sprite represent the […]

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  • Hexplore

    Tuesday, November 27, 2018

    Hexplore 3.5

    With Hexplore, I-Motion has designed a role-playing game for Diablo fans that has left out much of which made Blizzard’s game so thrilling. In Diablo, for example, combat is so challenging that the player’s character is often killed. In Hexplore, combat is so easy that characters seldom die – a useful move for players who […]

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  • The Bard’s Tale

    Saturday, November 17, 2018

    The Bard’s Tale 4

    If The Bard’s Tale rings familiar, it’s probably because you remember the old series form the 80s and early 90s. It was one of computer gaming’s classic franchises. In this more modern remake, you play the Bard, a man with a “elfish attitude and singular pursuit of coin and cleavage, and the game is built […]

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  • Final Fantasy VII

    Sunday, November 11, 2018

    Final Fantasy VII 4

    Squaresoft’s Final Fantasy VII came to the PC with all of its console legacies intact: low-resolution background graphics, a gamepad-centric interface, pre-determined save locations and cute anime characters with enormous eyes and unusual hair. It also brings its strengths: detailed plot, superb 3D graphics, superior production values and a huge amount of play time. Much […]

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  • Final Fantasy VIII

    Saturday, November 10, 2018

    Final Fantasy VIII 4.5

    A great story-driven fantasy game, with cutesy Japanese overtones and stats. Final Fantasy 8, a much lauded release of the long-running Japanese console series, is a wonderful, engrossing, story-oriented game with memorable characters and timeless themes. Fans of the series will know not to expect a traditional, PC-style role-playing game with an open-ended gameworld, plenty […]

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  • I of the Dragon

    Sunday, October 14, 2018

    I of the Dragon 3.5

    I of the Dragon is a 3D action role-playing game where you play as a dragon instead of a conventional character. Flying dragons is something you don’t usually see in games (Drakan: Order of the Flame is an exception), so immediately we’re off to a novel premise. Alas, I of the Dragon is very much […]

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