Old PC Gaming


  • Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy

    Saturday, May 25, 2019

    Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy 3.5

    With its initially conventional third-person console action and hacky sci-fi, you might as well call this one Console Ops: The Generic Action Title. But while there’s definitely little here to make Psi-Ops a game worthy of remembering throughout the ages, it does have some interesting (and dare I say original) gimmicks to elevate it beyond […]

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  • Gun Metal: War Transformed

    Thursday, May 16, 2019

    Gun Metal: War Transformed 2.5

    Gun Metal is set in the far future where war has of course broken out. Your robot/mech is a new proto-type your government has created to help defend your people against the enemy. Each mission starts off with an overview map displaying your objectives, while you are told off by a generic general. You go […]

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  • Shadows of the Empire

    Sunday, May 12, 2019

    Shadows of the Empire 2.5

    LucasArts seems to make two kinds of Star Wars games. There are the storied classics, such as TIE Fighter and Dark Forces, and then there are the instant duds, such as Yoda Stories and Rebel Assault II. You can file Shadows of the Empire under the latter category. Compared to the Nintendo 64 version released […]

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  • Air Offensive

    Monday, April 15, 2019

    Air Offensive 2

    Air Offensive is a budget-priced arcade flying game. You hover more than fly here, forever gliding on a sleek invisible pillow, fighting enemy craft spread over voxel-rendered maps. It reminds one a lot of Thunder Brigade, except you control your craft with the keyboard and not the mouse or joystick. The missions are also a […]

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  • True Crime: New York City

    Sunday, March 31, 2019

    True Crime: New York City 3

    As a sequel to Streets of LA, True Crime: New York City has the same gritty feel, gunplay and violent fun that was common in the first game. That first game was, to its credit, less than ideal, with some wonky gunfights and hand to hand combat, much of it a heritage of its console-to-pc […]

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  • Dead to Rights

    Tuesday, March 26, 2019

    Dead to Rights 2.5

    Jack Slate suffers from an identity crisis. On the one hand, he thinks he’s Chow Yun-Fat in The Replacement Killers. On the other, he thinks he’s our friend Max Payne. But what Mr. Slate can’t escape is his true identity: just another console-port action hero. The story in Dead to Rights has been told a […]

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  • Crime Cities

    Sunday, March 24, 2019

    Crime Cities 4

    Fans of G-Police will instantly dig into Crime Cities. Taking place in a future world that owes as much to the Fifth Element as it does to Blade Runner, the game casts you as a hovercar-driving undercover cop out to blow away the bad guys, earn cash by taking jobs, and not get dead. It’s […]

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  • Boiling Point: Road to Hell

    Sunday, March 17, 2019

    Boiling Point: Road to Hell 3

    Boiling Point simmers in mediocrity. It’s hard to place Boiling Point: Road to Hell into any definitive category, but one can arguably classify it as a blend between a role-playing game and a shooter, with a large open world, many characters, vehicles, and missions. The setting is a South American country with a volatile regime […]

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  • Dead Reckoning

    Thursday, March 14, 2019

    Dead Reckoning 2

    What do you do when you’ve been abducted from Earth by a sadistic Master Race? Fight for your life in the game they’ve arranged for their amusement. Losing isn’t an option – the fate of Earth hangs in the balance. Facing you in battle is a host of repulsive and violent aliens who are just […]

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  • The Creed

    Friday, March 8, 2019

    The Creed 3.5

    Insomnia Entertainment’s The Creed is odd blend of over the top sci-fi and Gauntlet. Casting players as bounty hunter Guy Wolfe or terrorist Gene Matrix, the underlying story involves a crashed prison ship and the predictable fugitive chase. Spicing up the story are three factions: good and evil cultists in The Brotherhood and The Order, […]

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