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  • Heretic and Hexen: fantasy FPS

    Heretic and Hexen: fantasy FPS

    13th November 2021shooter
    Wolfenstein 3D made the FPS genre known to the world, Doom raised the quality bar and the popularity of First Person Shooters. Then came Heretic, a fantasy version of Doom with the addition of an inventory. Heretic was one of the few FPS I actually finished (and loved). I never ...
  • A classic RPG for Windows: Castle of the Winds

    A classic RPG for Windows: Castle of the Winds

    6th November 2021RPG
    Castle of the Winds is a perfect example of an atypical roguelike (no ASCII, runs in Windows) turned into a liberated game. Surprisingly, Castle of the Winds is still very playable to this day, if you can make it run under recent Windows editions.Genres: RPG, dungeon crawl, roguelike ...
  • Transport Tycoon: planes, trains, trucks

    Transport Tycoon: planes, trains, trucks

    30th October 2021simulation
    Transport Tycoon is a business simulation game that puts the player at the head of a transport company to compete against rival companies. The player can build stations, airports, railroads to transport passengers, mail and various goods using trucks, trains and planes. The game became a cult and a few ...
  • Cruise for a Corpse: crime and mystery on a ship

    Cruise for a Corpse: crime and mystery on a ship

    23rd October 2021adventure
    Cruise for a Corpse is a point and click adventure game developed by Delphine Software, the same guys behind Flashback, Operation Stealth and Future Wars.Cruise for a Corpse borrows heavily from Agatha Christie style and it's entirely set on a single cruise ship. If you like detective stories, go ...
  • SimTower: build your own skyscraper

    SimTower: build your own skyscraper

    16th October 2021simulation
    SimTower is an old Windows 3.x (1994) building and business simulation game where the player is tasked with the management of a skyscraper nonetheless. Raise floors, build apartments, shops, offices and try to avoid bankruptcy if you can.SimTower spawned some similar games for mobile devices, most notably the wonderful Tiny ...
  • Stunt Car Racer: falling off the track

    Stunt Car Racer: falling off the track

    9th October 2021racing
    I'm not a big fan of racing games, this one though catched my attention. I owned the original big box game for C64 and to this day I can't remember why I bought it. Anyway, I found Stunt Car Racer very engaging (and very difficult). The suspended tracks and the ...
  • A classic brawler: One Must Fall 2097

    A classic brawler: One Must Fall 2097

    2nd October 2021action
    There was a time when brawlers on PC weren't that common. Not that today it's different, but finding a good brawler "versus" fighting game was really difficult. One Must Fall was one of those games: a perfect blend of everything a brawler needs to be. I finished One Must Fall ...
  • Utopia: The Creation of a Nation (1992)

    Utopia: The Creation of a Nation (1992)

    25th September 2021strategy
    I bet not many of you remember Utopia: The Creation of a Nation. It's a single-player strategy game with strong city building elements set in the future. In Utopia your goal is to build and manage a planetary colony in an open-ended gameplay.ACE magazine review "Seems a little daunting ...
  • Retro game spotlight: Legend of Kyrandia (1992)

    Retro game spotlight: Legend of Kyrandia (1992)

    18th September 2021adventure
    Legend of Kyrandia is the first installment of the series of the same name. Kyrandia is a classic point & click adventure game set in a fantasy world; it was developed by Westwood Studios and published by Virgin in 1992.There are different versions of the original Legend of Kyrandia. One ...
  • Developer spotlight: Magnetic Scrolls

    Developer spotlight: Magnetic Scrolls

    11th September 2021adventure
    Magnetic Scrolls was a British video game company active between 1984 and 1992. It was one of the most acclaimed interactive fiction developers of the 1980s and developed games such as The Pawn, Fish!, Guild of Thieves.Based In: United Kingdom United Kingdom Founded By: Anita Sinclair, Ken Gordon, Hugh Steers Established ...
  • The all time 100 best video games at Time.com

    The all time 100 best video games at Time.com

    4th September 2021top games and awards
    TIME magazine compiled a comprehensive list of the 100 best video games of all time for every platform that ever existed, according to them.Take a look and judge for yourself. Did you play most of them? Are you too young to know what Asteroid is?1970sAdventureAsteroidsBreakoutHunt the WumpusPongSpace InvadersThe ...
  • Abandonware classic: Captain Blood

    Abandonware classic: Captain Blood

    28th August 2021simulation
    Exxos released Captain Blood for PC, Amiga and Atari ST in 1988. Captain Blood is a peculiar science fiction game developed by french ERE Informatique which defies genres: it's part adventure, part space exploration, part simulation."It's very slickly presented, with excellent sound and graphics but it's a bit... ...
  • Retro game spotlight: Ultima 7 part 2 - Serpent Isle

    Retro game spotlight: Ultima 7 part 2 - Serpent Isle

    14th August 2021RPG
    After the well received Ultima 7 The Black Gate, Origin decided that the new Ultima engine could be used for one more game.Enter Serpent Isle.This time the Avatar travels to a whole new land, far away from the usual Britannia. Personally, I prefer The Black Gate, but Serpent Isle ...
  • 1994 in retro gaming: The Elder Scrolls: Arena

    1994 in retro gaming: The Elder Scrolls: Arena

    7th August 2021RPG, deals and free games
    The Elder Scrolls: Arena is the first chapter in the popular fantasy RPG series "The Elder Scrolls" developed by Bethesda Softworks. Like the other games in the series, Arena takes place in the continent of Tamriel and allows the player to roam freely in an open world scenario.The Elder ...
  • Play Qix online on Abandonware DOS

    Play Qix online on Abandonware DOS

    31st July 2021play online, puzzle
    Qix is a classic arcade games that every vintage game conoisseur should know. The original version hit the arcades in 1981 and was an instant success. The gameplay is really simple: draw squares and rectangles to captures areas of the screen without dyiing. When you manage to claim the majority of ...
  • 1986 in retro gaming: Archon, Karateka, Space Quest

    1986 in retro gaming: Archon, Karateka, Space Quest

    24th July 2021action, adventure, strategy
    30 years ago, computer gaming was growing slowly. Computers like the C64 and the Spectrum were the main source of digital amusement among Home Computer owners. Finally after a few disappointing years, in 1986 a handful of interesting games began to conquer the PC public:Archon was an hybrid between an ...
  • Balance of the Planet: environmental simulation

    Balance of the Planet: environmental simulation

    17th July 2021simulation
    Balance of the Planet is an environmental simulation game designed by Chris Crawford and self published under the Incredible technologies label in 1990. Its almost unique (for the time) and serious theme contributed to the game to stand out. Balance of the Planet is part of the Balance of Power series.
  • Grand Theft Auto: the beginning

    Grand Theft Auto: the beginning

    10th July 2021action, racing
    In Grand theft auto the player takes the role of a criminal who can freely roam around the city (Liberty City) completing tasks for the local mobs: stealing cars, killing pedestrians, all of it while avoiding the police and the army. The freedom of gameplay and the "I'm the bad ...
  • Rogue: the first roguelike

    Rogue: the first roguelike

    2nd July 2021play online, RPG
    If you're into roguelikes, you already know what Rogue is. Rogue is one of the first RPGs in the history of video gaming. It's a text-based dungeon crawler in which you have to fight your way in the dungeon to recover the Amulet of Yendor. Rogue became popular around 1980 ...
  • Space Harrier: third-person rail shooter

    Space Harrier: third-person rail shooter

    26th June 2021shooter
    Space Harrier is a 3rd-person view rail-shooter developed by Sega in 1985. Space Harrier was a hit in the arcades, and later it was converted for a number of platforms, including DOS (4 years later!). The sequels - Space Harrier 3D and Space Harrier II - were never ported to DOS.