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  • Game Critics Awards (E3): 2000

    Game Critics Awards (E3): 2000

    23rd March 2019top games and awards
    The Game Critics Awards is a annual award event that happens just after the very popular E3 video game conference. The Game Critics Awards take place since 1998.In 2000, Black and White won a lot of prizes (good for you Peter Molyneaux). Neverwinter Nights was a personal favourite: it deserved both ...
  • More RPGs: Might and Magic, Wizardry, Elder Scrolls

    More RPGs: Might and Magic, Wizardry, Elder Scrolls

    16th March 2019RPG
    While browsing the Abandonware DOS database, I noticed that a few very popular RPGs were missing. How could I forget to include them? I had to add them to the already long list of old school RPGs, even if they are not technically abandoned (and you can't download them for ...
  • Wargaming everywhere

    Wargaming everywhere

    23rd February 2019strategy
    As I add to Abandonware DOS every game I can think of, week after week, I get increasingly astonished by the sheer number of wargames available back in the day. I had no idea that wargaming was so popular in the 80s and the early 90s.With this update I ...
  • First-person shooters: future, present, past

    First-person shooters: future, present, past

    16th February 2019shooter
    First-person shooters is a pretty straightforward subgenre of action games. Gameplay mechanics are simple and straightforward: run away from enemies, shoot them, find items and power ups and go on.What I always liked in FPSs was the variety of theme/setting from game to game. Here's a few examples. ...
  • Lots of 2K games on sale

    Lots of 2K games on sale

    13th February 2019deals and free games
    This week GOG is selling a lot of good old games published by 2K at really good prices. Here's a few of them: the Army Men series, Bioshock 1 and 2, Civilization 3 and Civilization 4, Freedom Force, Kerbal Space Program, Mafia, Sid Meier's Pirates! and Sid Meier's Railroads!, the rest of the Railroad ...
  • Obscure abandoned DOS RPGs

    Obscure abandoned DOS RPGs

    8th February 2019RPG
    There are a lot of role-playing games already on Abandonware DOS: from the Ultima series to Might and Magic, from the Wizardry series to Rogue.I periodically convince myself that I covered every possible RPG published for DOS and periodically I find out that I missed a few ones. The ...
  • Game Critics Awards (E3): 1999

    Game Critics Awards (E3): 1999

    2nd February 2019top games and awards
    The Game Critics Awards is a annual award event that happens just after the very popular E3 video game conference. The Game Critics Awards take place since 1998.In 1999, Freelancer was the game to play and won four prizes. A few of these winners still have a cult following: Outcast, Homeworld, ...
  • GOG weekend sale

    GOG weekend sale

    20th January 2019deals and free games
    It's time for the usual Good Old Games weekend sale. This time the games on sale are mainly action oriented: Unreal, Jazz Jackrabbit, Descent, Cyberia, Prehistorik, Redneck Rampage. There are also a few point & click adventures: Day of the Tentacle, Grim Fandango, Full Throttle. Go spend some money!
  • Flight simulations at dawn

    Flight simulations at dawn

    12th January 2019simulation
    For a game collector like me, flight simulators are something to look for. The original big boxes of flight sims published a few decades ago included all sort of items: keyboard layouts, maps, huge manuals. I own a few and I plan to buy some more.Anyway... I have to ...
  • My humble collection of old games

    My humble collection of old games

    4th January 2019big box PC games
    I own a small collection of old games from the era of those wonderful big boxes full of letters, maps, object, feelies. I own RPGs mostly, but also a few simulations, a couple of adventure games, strategy games, etc. From time to time I like to look at these old ...
  • It's winter time! Snow, Santas and trains

    It's winter time! Snow, Santas and trains

    22nd December 2018action, sports
    Christmas is coming and I decided to add a few games in theme with the holiday season. Winter, Christmas, snow... every ingredient that makes "winter time" is present in the following games. A few of them are special editions of games already published (Skyroads, Jetpack). Transarctica is a peculiar one; ...
  • Strategy in the far east: Japan, China, the Pacific

    Strategy in the far east: Japan, China, the Pacific

    17th December 2018strategy
    I'm a fan of turn-based strategy games, but I have to admit I've never played KOEI games. KOEI was a Japanese company founded in 1978 (!) known for the Romance of the Three Kingdoms and Nobunaga's Ambition series. Romance of the Three Kingdoms wasn't the only game that deserve some praise. With ...
  • GOG Winter Sale: freebies and games on sale

    GOG Winter Sale: freebies and games on sale

    15th December 2018deals and free games
    It's winter and every gamer on Earth is at home, cozy under soft blankets, waiting for the digital father Christmas to bring them toys to play with. GOG is about to slide down the chimney with a bag full of goodies: Full Throttle Remastered for FREE, Fantasy General free after ...
  • Classic Arcades: clones and remakes

    Classic Arcades: clones and remakes

    8th December 2018remakes and sequels
    When I talk about abandoned games I usually think about games published at the end of the eighies and through the nineties. There are some "ancient" games that deserve the definition of "classic". Everyone knows them: Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Defender, Donkey Kong.To be honest, I don't think they can ...
  • Cars: racing and building vehicles on wheels

    Cars: racing and building vehicles on wheels

    24th November 2018racing
    I just added a bunch of car-racing games, including a couple of top-down fixed-screen ones that I always liked. It seems there were a lot of racing games being published back in the nineties that I couldn't remember, but I've never been interested in cars anyway. Actually, one of them ...
  • GOG Black Friday sale

    GOG Black Friday sale

    22nd November 2018deals and free games
    Black Friday comes once a year, like Christmas sales, autumn sales, spring sales... ok, ok, there are far too many excuses to buy games. This time it's Black Friday on GOG, and I'm about to get one or two RPGs, or strategy games, or maybe a good old adventure, or... ...
  • Police Quest: 1, 2, 3 and

    Police Quest: 1, 2, 3 and "4"

    3rd November 2018adventure
    Sierra On-Line published lots of games back in the 80s and the 90s and was famous for the various "Quest" series. Think about King's Quest, Quest for Glory, Space Quest, Leisure Suit Larry ("Love Quest"?). I'm sure you remember a few.Police Quest wasn't perhaps one of the most popular ...
  • Free Games Utopia has been updated

    Free Games Utopia has been updated

    30th October 2018deals and free games
    It's been a while since I created and nurtured my other project: Free Games Utopia. What is it? As the name suggests, Free Game Utopia is all about free games: free-to-play, fully free and liberated games.After a couple of years, Free Games Utopia changed, but the purpose of ...
  • Solving murders and simulating detectives

    Solving murders and simulating detectives

    27th October 2018simulation, strategy
    Pure and simple detective stories are hard to find in video gaming today. Everyone goes for fantasy, sci-fi, horror, but the good old murder to solve is not so popular. Back in the 90s (or the 80s) you could play some adventure games based on a detective story. There was ...
  • Dizzy, by the Oliver Twins

    Dizzy, by the Oliver Twins

    20th October 2018action, adventure
    Every gaming platform has its video game mascotte: Mario, Sonic, etc. Codemasters came up with their own character: an egg shaped... thing... called Dizzy. This strange fellow was the protagonist of a series of action adventure games on Spectrum, C64 and many other systems, PC included. Here are some Dizzy ...