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  • Mechwarrior 2: Mercenaries

    Mechwarrior 2: Mercenaries

    18th August 2019shooter, simulation
    "The graphics are enhanced, the gameplay is faster and more dynamic and the net play fully incorporated. MW2 fans will be very pleased with the upgrades and those new to the MW2 universe will enhoy a well paced game with superb graphics and cut-scenes. Just make sure you have ...
  • More shoot'em ups from the past

    More shoot'em ups from the past

    10th August 2019shooter
    Shoot'em ups were one of the most popular video games genre in the 80s and, perhaps, in the 90s. Then, for a number of reasons, shoot'em ups gradually lost their appeal as a genre. Yes, there were exceptions like Geometry Wars and similar games, but the golden age was long ...
  • Pie in the Sky engine and the Colosso series

    Pie in the Sky engine and the Colosso series

    3rd June 2019shooter
    Pie in the Sky engine was a game engine developed by Pie in the Sky Software. The Pie in the Sky engine was also used by independent companies to develope their games.The Colosso games (three FPS part of the same series) are quite rare and, surprisingly, the developer liberated ...
  • Shoot 'em ups: shoot down anything that moves

    Shoot 'em ups: shoot down anything that moves

    11th May 2019shooter
    The phrase "shoot 'em up" amuses me; it's like... a redneck declaration of violent intent. As a subgenre of shooter video games, it's difficult to define. Shoot' em ups are usually identified with some kind of vehicle shooting down (pew! pew!) aliens, soldiers, planes, etc.With this update, I bring ...
  • An FPS I completely missed: Marathon

    An FPS I completely missed: Marathon

    25th April 2019shooter
    I loved Doom (and Wolfenstein 3D before that). I used to play Duke Nukem 3D online with a friend (and I always lost to a cunning use of the Duke hologram). I played quite a few FPSs but I have to admit... I missed the Marathon series completely. To make ...
  • 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. ...
  • Pew pew! Boom boom!

    Pew pew! Boom boom!

    24th March 2018shooter
    Pew pew! Boom! Pew pew pew! Crash! I have to admit... I really don't know what to write about shoot'em ups. Well, let's try.Here's a bunch of (mostly) vertical scrolling shoot'em ups: shoot enemies, avoid more enemies, reach the end of each level, meet the boss.There's really not ...
  • Virtua Cops

    Virtua Cops

    10th November 2017shooter
    Since Operation Wolf, shooting gallery games (or rail shooters) became quite popular. Apart from Operation Wolf, Cabal and a few others, there wasn't much on PC until Virtua Cop ("Virtua Squad" for the american audience). Virtua Cop brought 3D to the genre, but the gameplay is the same that every ...
  • A few more First Person Shooters

    A few more First Person Shooters

    9th October 2017shooter
    First Person Shooters revolutionalized action gaming since the advent of Wolfenstein 3D and, later, Doom. Everyone knows about these two games, but there were a lot of lesser known old FPSs. Apart from System Shock, I bet that not much of you ever heard of every single one of these ...
  • Retro game spotlight: Star Wars

    Retro game spotlight: Star Wars

    16th December 2015shooter, simulation
    Star Wars is a coin-op conversion that, in all its vector graphics glory, made Star Wars fans dream of being Luke Skywalker. I remember using every drop of force I had left, in a local arcade, just to get past the AT-ATs.