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Colonization

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This turn based, historical game from Sid Meier is definitely a classic. Warfare games that includes ships and gunpowder are one of my favorite type of games. The feel of conquering another country and having obedient citizens, expanding territory, battling pirate ships, upgrading ship weaponry, recruiting and training crew is just what I imagine of [...]



F-19 Stealth Fighter

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I’m back to give you another review on F-19 Stealth Fighter. This is a game produced by MicroProse Software, Inc. and was co-designed by the famous Sid Meier. A first person flight simulation for PC that actually is like the real thing. What I meant by the real thing is like a student pilot simulation [...]



Wizardry VII

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First off Wizardry 7 is a first person RPG (role playing game) that involves up to 6 characters in a party system and turn based gameplay.It is a complex game with many races such as Human, Elf, Dwarf, Gnome, Hobbit, Faerie, Lizardman, Dracon, Felpurr, Rawulf and Mook.I didn’t encounter the last few races in any [...]



Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar

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Ultima IV is a classic roleplaying game made by Lord British and Origin Systems. Old games like this are quite rare and brings back memories of long ago quests and the urge to finish all the rpg’s that come out. It reminds me of the long hours that is required to see the outcome of [...]



Wing Commander

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Wing Commander is a first person flight simulation shooting game. With a science fiction story line and scenes, Galaga fanatics willbe jumping right into its cockpit and fly.   The intro movie of this game is quite good for its genre. It makes youfeel like watching old movies like Star Wars. Journeys into spacewith all [...]



Simtower

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As the name suggests, the objective is to construct and manage a towering skyscraper and keep its occupants happy. Offices, hotels, and condominiums give tenants places to live and work, while shops and restaurants provide commercial balance. Utilities such as hospitals and recycling centers become necessary as the tower grows in size. The player’s progress [...]



Test Drive

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Test Drive is perhaps the longest running driving simulation franchise in the history of computer gaming. The first version came out in 1987 and the most recent game bearing the name was released last 2006. “Standard” game play options in current games such as being chased by police, playing a radio, and getting to use [...]



Alone in the Dark Walkthrough

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This is a COMPLETE SPOILER to the Alone in the Dark game for the PC. It will get the player through quickly and assumes the player either retains all (s)he reads or does not care at all about the story that goes with the game. All unnecessary and used items are left behind as soon [...]



X-COM: Ufo Defense Walkthrough/Strategy Guide

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XCOM: UFO Defense Unofficial Strategy Guide and FAQ by Kasey Chang (ksc1@aol.com) released January 17, 2002 0 Introduction 0.1 A WORD FROM THE AUTHOR Thanks for the tremendous response all over the net! The guide was uploaded to practically to wherever XCOM and UFO are sold (and probably far beyond), and many people have provided [...]



Jagged Alliance Walkthrough

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FROM: http://www.thecomputershow.com/computershow/ walkthroughs/jaggedalliancewalk.htm By Wade D. Glasscock 76153.2466@compuserve.com Contents: Introduction Section 1 — Game Objectives Section 2 — Hiring, Firing & Dealing With Mercs &Natives Section 3 — Game Tips Section 4 — Breakdown of game items Section 5 — If you’re in a money bind… Section 6 — Cheats Section 7 — Tips for [...]



Jagged Alliance

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Released in 1994 for DOS this first game of the series tasks the player with freeing the island of Metavira from the greedy Santino. The player must recruit mercenaries as they explore, capture, and hold new territory. The natives harvest the valuable trees from which a revolutionary medicine can be extracted; a result of the [...]



Pirates! (1987)

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Pirates! is Sid Meier’s firt foray into Strategy Gaming. Before Pirates! he was mainly involved in simulation games such as F-15 Strike Eagle and Silent Service. Just for that, this game deserves it’s place in history being the first attempt at strategy games of arguably THE GREATEST STRATEGY GAME DESIGNER OF ALL TIME. If not [...]



Alone in the Dark

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Alone in the Dark was one of the few horror computer games ever that truly gave a feeling of dread and fear to the player. It did this with wonderful sound effects, interesting camera angles, an engaging plot line, and fantastic 3D graphics for its time. Although it has a good combat system, Alone in [...]



Master of Magic

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    Master of Magic falls among the games which pioneered the 4X game genre. A new game world is randomly generated with every new game. The player can customize some aspects of generation (land mass size, strength of magic, etc.). The player can also customize the skills, spell choices, and appearance of the player’s [...]



Master of Orion

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Master of Orion (MoO) is a turn-based science fiction computer strategy game designed by Steve Barcia, developed by Barcia’s company Simtex and published by Microprose in 1993. Although Alan Emrich coined the term “4X game” (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate) in his review of the game, Master of Orion was not the first in this genre [...]



The Syndicate

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The Syndicate puts the player in charge of a player-named corporation in a gritty near-future cyberpunk-style world. Gameplay involves ordering a four-person team of cyborg agents around cities displayed in a fixed-view isometric style, in pursuit of mission goals such as assassinating executives of a rival syndicate, rescuing captured allies, “persuading” civilians and scientists to [...]



ULTIMA VI: The False Prophet

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Ultima VI: The False Prophet, released by Origin Systems in 1990, is the sixth part in the computer role-playing game series of Ultima. It was the last in the “Age of Enlightenment” trilogy. Some years after Lord British has returned to power, the Avatar is captured and tied on a sacrificial altar, about to be [...]



4D Sports Boxing

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This game is widely acclaimed as one of the if not THE greatest Boxing Game ever made for the Personal Computer. It featured motion captured graphics albeit the boxers were, well, boxes. In between bouts, you can train your player in improving speed, power or stamina. The game also feature quite advanced 3D capability for [...]



LHX Attack Helicopter

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Very well executed helicopter simulator. This game featured 4 helicopters that the player can use on varied missions: AH-64A Apache Gunship – Attack helicopter with tons of firepower UH-60 Blackhawk – Gunship/Cargo/Passenger Helicopter which replaced the venerable Huey of the Vietam War. V-22 Osprey – Just recently in service Vertical Take-off and Landing Aircraft..converts from [...]



Budokan: The Martial Spirit

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Before Street fighter or Mortal Combat, there was Budokan! Jean Claude Van Damme wannabes will love this game for it’s sporty martial arts combat. The player can utilize four martial art types in the game: Bo – Classic Japanese long staff. Karate – Unarmed martial arts fighting with hand and foot. Kendo – Japanese fencing [...]



Champions of Krynn

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Champions of Kyrnn was the first of a trilogy of AD&D computer games based on the Dragonlance universe. The game utilized the now ‘legendary’ Gold Box Engine which was used in a number of other AD&D games, particularly the ones based in Forgotten Realms..Pool of Radiance, Curse of the Azure Bonds, and others. As a [...]



X-COM: UFO Defense

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X-COM: UFO Defense is one of those games that transcends technology and time. Playing this game on your bleeding edge PC Today is just as enjoyable as it was playing it when it was first released over 15 years ago. Yes the graphics is ‘dated’ but that’s not what makes this game what it is. [...]



Betrayal at Krondor

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Betrayal at Krondor is a DOS computer role-playing game developed by Dynamix and published by Sierra Entertainment in 1993. The game world of Betrayal at Krondor is derived directly from Midkemia, the fantasy world developed by Raymond E. Feist. Although neither the dialog nor narrative were written by Feist himself, the game is considered canon [...]



4D Prince of Persia

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A Fan Developed sequel to the original Prince of Persia. This freeware offers greater challenges than the original platform game. Prince of Persia is considered one of the greatest all time classic games of all time due to it’s fantastic gameplay and animation. Just watch in fascination as your Hero runs, jumps and catches the [...]



Transport Tycoon Deluxe

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Transport Tycoon (TT) and Transport Tycoon Deluxe (TTD) are computer games developed by Chris Sawyer and published by MicroProse in 1994 (TT), and 1995 (TTD). The games are economic simulations, presented in an isometric view in 2D with 8-bit graphic by Simon Foster, in which the player is in control of a transport company, and [...]



TV Sports Basketball

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So real it . . . sweats! Lace up you hightops and get psyched for a fast breaking, in-your-face, full court, 5-on-5 pro basketball simulation that looks exactly like a network broadcast. TV Sports: Basketball gives you total control over an entire squad, including player substitutions and strategic double teaming. Your skills as player and [...]



Chuck Yeager’s Air Combat

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Chuck Yeager’s Air Combat is a 1991 computer aircraft simulation game produced by Electronic Arts. Chuck Yeager’s name appears since he was a technical consultant in the game and his digitized voice is featured in the game, giving encouragement and praises before and after missions. The game is characterized for its good balance of an [...]



Bier Revier

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 1999, Unknown “Discover a fascinating land in search of the treasures of nature. At six different hunting grounds, your swiftness as a hunter of fresh Licher beer will be challenged. The mouse button is your hunting tool, in the 360-degree [...]



Night Mission Pinball

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Bruce Artwick GAME DEVELOPER:subLOGIC GAME PUBLISHER:subLOGIC Copyright 1988, subLOGIC One of the very few games from subLOGIC that are not flight simulators, Night Mission Pinball is a surprisingly playable, realistic, and highly customizable pinball game. Set with the backdrop of an airport at night, the best [...]



Final Frontier

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Mike Simpson GAME DEVELOPER:Mirrorsoft GAME PUBLISHER:PSS Copyright 1989, Mirrorsoft Final Frontier is a decent futuristic wargame that puts you in control of various robot military units. The game is one of Mirrorsoft’s least known games, and for good reason: aside from the notable fact that this [...]



Tank Wars

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Kenneth Morse GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 1992, Kenneth Morse One of the best multiplayer freeware titles ever made, Tank Wars is a fun artillery game for 1 to 10 players. The goal will be familiar to anyone who has played Scorched Earth or Gorilla: opponents [...]



Maze Wars

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Amazing Graphics GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 1992, Amazing Graphics Maze Wars is a decent 3D maze game that is by no means revolutionary, but deserves mention as one of the first 3D maze mouse-driven games that I quite like The objective is simple: find the [...]



Imperial Space Command

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Edwin Kiser & Scott Jones GAME DEVELOPER:IBM GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 1986, IBM Imperial Space Command is a fun sci-fi wargame designed as an internal game for IBM’s employees. The game is a novel multiplayer game that lets up to 8 players (any of whom can be [...]



Muzzle Velocity

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Digi 4 Fun GAME PUBLISHER:Digi 4 Fun Copyright 1997, Digi 4 Fun Games Domain says it all in their review of this ambitious but flawed tank combat game: “Muzzle Velocity is indeed treading the same path as 1944: Across the Rhine, a fact which [...]



Super EF2000

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Martin Kenwright GAME DEVELOPER:Digital Image Design (DID) GAME PUBLISHER:OCEAN Copyright 1997, Digital Image Design (DID) Super EF2000 is the last game made by Digital Image Design (DID), one of the most venerable flight sim companies before it was bought out in 1997. The game is the [...]



Strange Adventures in Infinite Space

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Richard Carlson & Iikka Keranen GAME DEVELOPER:Digital Eel GAME PUBLISHER:Cheapass Games Copyright 2002, Digital Eel Digital Eel’s Strange Adventures in Infinite Space is an incredibly addictive space exploration game that plays like a cross between a board game and Star Control. The game is best described [...]



Maurice Ashley Teaches Chess

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Simon & Schuster GAME PUBLISHER:Simon & Schuster Copyright 1996, Simon & Schuster One of the most underrated chess games ever made, Maurice Ashley Teaches Chess from Simon & Schuster is the best instructional chess programs I?ve ever seen, bar none. International chess master Maurice [...]



Pie Jackers

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Simon & Schuster GAME PUBLISHER:Simon & Schuster Copyright 1996, Simon & Schuster “Youre working the late shift and the call comes in for another double cheese, pepperoni, black olives and onion. Grab the stick and hold on tight. The race is on! And the [...]



International Moto X

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Graftgold GAME PUBLISHER:Graftgold Copyright 1996, Graftgold International Moto X is a nice motorcycle racing game from Graftgold that is relatively obscure on PC, although the Playstation sold considerably better. The game offers standard options racing fans are familiar with: 3 modes of play (practice, [...]



Soultrap

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Microforum GAME PUBLISHER:Microforum Copyright 1996, Microforum PC Gamer says it all about this ambitious 3D platformer that is not as good as Pandemonium!, but is well worth a look: “Attempting to mix elements from first-person shooters like Doom with 3D platformers like Tomb Raider, [...]



Theatre of Pain

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Mirage GAME PUBLISHER:Mirage Copyright 1996, Mirage Theater of Pain is a pretty bad 2D fighting game. Not as bad as Rise of the Robot, but bad enough to make you notice the obvious emphasis of form (i.e. graphics) over content (i.e. gameplay). Your task [...]



Race Mania

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Flair GAME PUBLISHER:Flair Copyright 1996, Flair One of the last games produced by Flair, Race Mania is a fun offroad racing game that plays like a cross between Micro Machines and Flair’s own Rally Championship, except it is not as fun as either game. [...]



Learn to Play Bridge

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Fred Gitelman GAME DEVELOPER:Bridge Base GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 1999, Bridge Base Learn to Play Bridge is a solid Windows-based tutorial that teaches the basics of bridge to beginners withwell-designed presentations and clear instructions. Although it’s not a “game” in a sense that you cannot play bridge [...]



Logical Games and Puzzles

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:David Lovelock GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 1994, David Lovelock Logical Games and Puzzles is a great collection of math puzzles coded by David Lovelock, math professor at University of Arizona. The package includes such classroom classics as Factor Game, Hurkle, and Coin Swap, but also [...]



WinHanafuda

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Atlevcah GAME PUBLISHER:Atlevcah Copyright 2001, Atlevcah WinHanafuda is an excellent Windows version of Hanafuda, a traditional Japanese card game. Hanafuda cards are often known as ‘flower cards’, because each suit is depicted by a different flower. There are many rule variations for Hana-fuda, but [...]



WWF in Your House

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Sculptured Software GAME PUBLISHER:Acclaim Entertainment Copyright 1996, Sculptured Software One of the best wrestling games ever made, WWF in Your House is an excellent game developed by Sculptured Software that, for once, offers much greater depth and variety than lackluster ports of Acclaim’s arcade [...]



Touchdown Football

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Intermark GAME PUBLISHER:Intermark Copyright 1996, Intermark Touchdown Football is an average American football game from Intermark that unfortunately was ignored by the vast majority of gamers. It’s not surprising, though: the game doesn’t really offer anything that sets it apart from the competitors. The [...]



Quest for Glory 4 1/2: So You Thought You Were a Hero?

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2001, Unknown Warning: This game contains some racial slurs and other potentially offensive scenes. Although I recognize that the authors probably meant to be funny, they didn’t really handle the nuances so well, so a lot of it comes across [...]



Sky Jaguar

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Friends GAME DEVELOPER:Konami GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 1984, Konami Sky Jaguar is an early classic vertical shooter from Konami, released only on some non-PC systems, including the short-lived MSX computer. The game is quite primitive by modern standards, with few level designs, types of enemies, and weapons [...]



Ping Pong

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Friends GAME DEVELOPER:Konami GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 1985, Konami Ping Pong is a fun ping pong (more formally known as table tennis) game from Konami, released for the MSX computer in 1985 as well as for Commodore 64, Spectrum, and other 8-bit computers. A faithful translation of [...]