Adventure.

Urban Runner

Urban Runner
2.5

The interactive movie was the all too painful buzzword that dominated 90s adventure gaming – usually for the worst. FMV adventures were many and most were neither good games, nor good movies, but they made money and as such were pumped out regardless. In Urban Runner you play as Max, an American investigative reporter currently […]

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Orion Conspiracy

Orion Conspiracy
3

At first glance, it appears that this new title has all the ingredients for a great adventure game: A twisting plot, plenty of unique characters to interact with, and fair but challenging puzzles. I guess it just goes to show that appearances can be deceiving, because almost none of that potential is fulfilled. This sci-fi […]

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Robot City

Robot City
3

A slow adventure inspired by Asimov. Another oddball adventure game from the mid 1990s. Hidden at the edge of known Spacer territory, Robot City is the brainchild of one Dr. Avery, a brilliant — but possibly mad — robotics expert with a dream of creating an entirely new society of self-sufficient artificial beings. His creations […]

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Tex Murphy: Overseer

Tex Murphy: Overseer
3

As far as live-action adventure games go, Tex Murphy is possibly the best of the bunch. That distinction could have been given to Overseer as well, if it were not for some technical issues that marred the final product. Simply put, you couldn’t finish the final game on any computer in its day without doing […]

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Pirates of the Caribbean

Pirates of the Caribbean
3

Sid Meyer’s Pirates, minus the appeal of being a pirate. Originally in development as Sea Dogs 2, Pirates of the Caribbean is basically a regurgitation of its predecessor with punchier graphics, more side-quests, and a movie license with little tying it to the movie. Set in the early 17th century against the backdrop of the […]

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The Hulk

The Hulk
3

Based indirectly on the movie with the same name (the action takes place immediately after it), The Hulk throws gamers in as the namesake green guy for some loud, dumb rampaging action. The Hulk has only a few moves to wreak havoc, but the point here isn’t so much the combat as it is the […]

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
3

Based on the fantasy book by C.S. Lewis and the 2005 movie with the same name, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is immersive, fast-paced, and filled with action and cool imagery. The action takes place during World War II, and you join several children – Peter, Edmund, Wendy and […]

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Qin: Tomb of the Middle Kingdom

Qin: Tomb of the Middle Kingdom
3

Set in the burial tomb of Qin Shi Huangdi, the first Emperor of China, Qin places the player in the role of an amateur archaeologist whose job it is to solve puzzles of assorted difficulty and survive pitfalls in order to unravel the mysteries of this historical underworld. Qin is divided into five separate realms: […]

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The Vortex: Quantum Gate II

The Vortex: Quantum Gate II
2

The year is 2057 in the awkwardly-made Quantum Gate II, and Earth is facing total environmental meltdown. The only thing that can replenish the planet is a rare mineral found abundantly on planet AJ3905 — which can only be reached via the Quantum Gate. Too bad the planet’s atmosphere is deadly and its inhabitants are […]

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Asghan: The Dragon Slayer

Asghan: The Dragon Slayer
2

Asghan: The Dragon Slayer definitely has to be one of the worst Tomb Raider clones of the 1990s. It boasts to have been “Inspired by the works of the great J.R.R. Tolkien” (the name Silmarils was directly lifted from his books), but in reality it feels like any generic fantasy world most of the time, […]

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