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Space Hulk: Vengeance of the Blood Angels

Space Hulk: Vengeance is based off of the Warhammer 40K tabletop games created by Games Workshop. I must admit that I am not familiar with them, so I’m approaching this review from a strictly video game standpoint. The game doesn’t appear to be using any pen-and-paper or RPG rules anyway, so you can consider this […]

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The Terminator: 2029

For a while, Terminator games were a hot property. Bethesda Software, before they became better-known for their Elder Scrolls/Morrowind games, had acquired what must have been very generous rights for developing a whole bevy of Terminator-licensed games. I count at least four offhand, and this DOS shooter marks the first. Terminator 2029 focuses on the […]

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Doom 

Doom

What can I say about Doom that hasn’t already been said? Well, I try with about 2200 words or so.

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Defcon 5

In the far future, deep-space mining has become a way of life. As frontiersmen journeyed out into the great unknown, the Tyron Corporation scored a very lucrative and exclusive security deal. Massive, fully-manned defense facilities were constructed near every mine, ready to defend the brave prospectors against any foe, from dangerous pirates, to potential otherworldly […]

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Sentient

Sentient is an interesting, albeit quirky game released for the PC and Playstation. It’s certainly a high-concept title – its developer has taken a huge risk by centralizing the gameplay around a system that has never been thoroughly tried before. In this case, the game features character-driven gameplay, and an extensive dialogue structure, which allows […]

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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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