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Life and Death 2: The Brain

The original Life and Death was a serious simulator of abdominal surgery, and pretty impressive for its time. The surgeries were certainly researched and in-depth, but the game felt fairly limited and short. The patient exam sections had very few symptoms to diagnose, and only two different surgeries could be performed. It was as if […]

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Daryl F. Gates Police Quest: Open Season

Police Quest 4 seems to be an attempt to re-imagine the Police Quest franchise. Admittedly, I was getting a little tired of Sonny Bonds, his endless department transfers, and his ex-prostitute squeeze. Yet it also comes with the departure of Jim Walls, just when I felt he was getting good. I do not know the […]

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Sam & Max Hit The Road

Regular JGR readers may remember that my genre of choice is the good ol’ adventure game, with the pointing and the clicking and the fun for the whole family. I’ve played a lot of great ones and more than a few terrible ones, but when asked for my favorite, I continuously return to the first […]

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The Terminator (DOS)

I do so love The Terminator. I’m actually watching it as I type this review. Not only is it ’80s low-budget cinema at its best, but it somehow manages to involve a lot of deep sci-fi elements grounded in semi-reality, while also being super-cool. And Arnold’s puppet heads. C’mon, who doesn’t love a jerky Arnold […]

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Phantasmagoria 

Phantasmagoria

Roberta Williams’ big-budget go at making movies interactive features light gameplay and limited story, and some of the vilest murders you’ll ever see.

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Police Quest 3: The Kindred

The first two games in the Police Quest series, while certainly enjoyable in their own ways, seemed to be struggling to find their place. Through a combination of meager writing and some failed ideas, they never entirely attained the goal of being either an entertaining police drama, or a realistic police simulator. They were basically […]

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