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Grand Theft Auto

Grand Theft Auto

Grand Theft Auto The first Grand Theft Auto was created back in 1997 from DMA Design and I am proud to say the most hated sentence…. “I was playing GTA before it was cool”. The original game was a comedic action, driving free roamer ...
The Dig

The Dig

The Dig The Dig was released -after many a delay- in 1995 by Lucasarts and, despite failing to be a spectacular critical and commercial hit, should be considered one of the company’s most impressive offerings. Actually, I’d easily ...
Civilization II

Civilization II

Civilization II Just a quickie (oooo er) about Civilization II. After much twittering about this game the other day I decided to dust off my old PC copy and play it again. I found the disc in amongst a few other classics neatly stored away in a disc ...
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Syndicate

[youtube id=”NBiHuAwyHR8″ width=”633″ height=”356″] Syndicate  I’ve always been interested in politics and, well, power. I distinctly remember aged 7 or 8 explaining to a classmate that Margaret Thatcher was ...
Alien Breed

Alien Breed

[youtube id=”N-aSztV1QLo” width=”633″ height=”356″] Alien Breed There was a period during the early 90’s when being an Amiga gamer was nearly as great as being a console gamer with regards to arcade-style games ...
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Street Fighter

Welcome aboard the Crapsville Express. Last time, Hard Drivin’ was served up as a turd for Review A Bad Game Day – this year the gong goes to another coin-op conversion.Game: Street Fighter Genre: Fighting Format: C64 Year: 1988 Publisher: GO! Developer: Tiertex Street ...
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Journey’s End

Format: Spectrum Genre: Adventure Released: 1985 Developer: Games Workshop Nothing lasts forever. Here we are then, at game number 101. The last in our (not really) definitive list of games that made our lives slightly better. What game do you ...
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Battle Chess

Battle Chess I barely remember this one but it was in a way the first PC game I ever played and  that is why I am putting it here. Of course today there are countless chess games for the PC but this one was my first and I still remember how entertaining ...
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Stunt Car Racer

[youtube id=”Kn32IgQGrOQ” width=”633″ height=”356″] Stunt Car Racer Format: Amiga Genre: Racing Released: 1989 Developer: MicroStyle   Bizarrely, the inaugural post on this blog is for a racing game. Bizarre ...
Carmageddon II

Carmageddon II: Carpocalypse Now

Carmageddon II: Carpocalypse Now I am ashamed to admit it but the truth is that I have never played the original Carmageddon, what I do remember however is the hours I spent murdering people with my red shiny car listening to Iron Maiden’s Aces ...
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Switchblade

Switchblade (1989) By: Core Design / Gremlin  Genre: Run ‘n’ Gun  Players: 1  Difficulty: Medium-Hard Featured Version: Atari ST  First Day Score: 9,240 Also Available For: Amiga, PC, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum Switchblade Whether ...
Wonderland

Wonderland

Wonderland “Forgotten Classics” is a celebration of obscure PC games that weren’t released to widespread fanfare – or simply fell of the radar of gamers at the time of their release – and deserve a second look. In this installment: Wonderland, ...
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Theme Hospital

Theme Hospital This game comes from the golden era of Bullfrog where single player simulation games where indeed single player. In Theme Hospital you control and develop your own hospital, find cures to deceases and strive to keep the Grim Reaper away ...
Grim-Fandango - PC

Grim Fandango

Grim Fandango Tim Schafer is best known lately for the Doublefine Adventure Kickstarter project where he managed to get and spend a-ton of money for the development of his upcoming adventure game called Broken Age. But Tim Schafer’s greatest success ...
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Haunted Hill

Haunted Hill With all the hubub about DRM and digital distribution of games, it’s real easy to forget that some platforms have been using the concept for DECADES.  One such platform was the Commodore 64, a system very near and dear to my heart.  ...
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The Syberia Collection

The Syberia Collection With the advent and admitted affordability of downloadable games one can easily forget just how lovely a properly packaged offering can actually feel. Yes, even by today’s meager standards, the physicality of a box, a modest ...