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Star Wars: Dark Forces

It had to happen eventually. The only thing LucasArts loved more than pimping out its Star Wars franchise, was staying on the cutting edge of technology. So when Doom became the new buzzword, you could have bet dollars to doughnuts that you’d be seeing an first-person-shooter Star Wars game. This is that game. Dark Forces […]

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System Shock

System Shock didn’t receive much public or critical notice when it was released, probably because it came right on the heels of Doom’s stranglehold on the market. Its choice of using a first-person interface had critics drawing unfair comparisons to Doom, and its complexity prevented gamers from the same pick-up-and-play enjoyment of its demon-blasting competition. […]

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X-COM: UFO Defense 

X-COM: UFO Defense

This game and I have a long and adversarial history. I owned the Playstation port, and thought it to be the most difficult, though strangely enjoyable, game in history. For whatever reason, I couldn’t best those damn aliens – though perhaps it had to do with the fact that I was only in middle school […]

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Flashback: The Quest for Identity

Mix equal parts of They Live and Total Recall, add in a healthy dose of style, and you get this awesome action/adventure scroller. You play as Conrad Hart, a man who has just evaded imprisonment and been shot down over the jungles of Saturn’s moon, Titan. You have no recollection of your own identity or […]

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Batman Returns

Gotta hand it to Konami – they know how to make some good games. There haven’t been an impressive number of good Batman titles, but both Batman and Robin and this game (also both made by the big K) are among the best of any system. Holding true to the Batman sequel, Batman Returns has […]

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