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  • Forgotten Realms Unlimited Adventures

    Forgotten Realms Unlimited Adventures

    13th April 2024RPG
    After publishing a plethora of Gold Box titles, SSI decided to release a fantasy RPG based on the Forgotten Realms scenarios of Dungeons & Dragons where the player could create its own adventures. Forgotten Realms Unlimited Adventures (FRUA) is the ultimate Gold Box RPG and received praise from everyone who ...
  • CODiE Awards 1995: Doom 2, Nascar, Under a Killing Moon

    CODiE Awards 1995: Doom 2, Nascar, Under a Killing Moon

    6th April 2024top games and awards
    In 1995 America Online granted access to the internet. The Oklahoma City bombing and the nervine gas attack in Japan happened. In 1995 Microsoft presented its own operating system Windows 1995 to the world.Some CODiE Awards winners made the history of video gaming. Doom 2 was an excellent sequel to one of the ...
  • Jagged Alliance 2: squad tactics at its best

    Jagged Alliance 2: squad tactics at its best

    30th March 2024RPG, strategy
    Jagged Alliance 2 is a turn-based tactical role-playing strategy game developed by Sir-Tech and released in 1999 for Windows. It is the sequel to the original Jagged Alliance and has earned a reputation as one of the best games in the turn-based strategy genre. Set in the fictional country of Arulco, Jagged ...
  • King's Quest: Quest for the Crown

    King's Quest: Quest for the Crown

    23rd March 2024adventure
    King's Quest: Quest for the Crown is the first game in the popular series of King's Quest. Developed by Sierra On-line, King's Quest is an early adventure game (one of the first animated adventures), a step up from the classic graphical interactive fiction of the time. The player can use ...
  • Block breakers: the Breakout legacy

    Block breakers: the Breakout legacy

    16th March 2024action, puzzle
    Block breaker is a term often used to describe a type of video game that involves breaking or destroying blocks or bricks within the game environment. These games are typically characterized by a paddle or platform at the bottom of the screen that the player controls, and a wall of ...
  • Pharaoh: city building in ancient Egypt

    Pharaoh: city building in ancient Egypt

    9th March 2024simulation, strategy
    Pharaoh is a city building strategy game that is part of a group of games that uses the same interface and the same gameplay style: Pharaoh, the Caesar series and Zeus. Here's a couple of excerpt from reviews of old video game magazines.
  • Duke Nukem 3D: the Duke is back

    Duke Nukem 3D: the Duke is back

    2nd March 2024shooter
    I have to admit something to you all. I liked Duke Nukem 3D more than Doom. There, I said it. I know some of your consider this an heresy, but that's the truth. Doom was a wonderful game, but Duke Nukem 3D had a strange appeal on me. I wasn't ...
  • GameSpy's 25 Favorite PC Games of the '90s

    GameSpy's 25 Favorite PC Games of the '90s

    24th February 2024action, adventure, puzzle, racing, RPG, shooter, strategy, top games and awards
    "The 1990s were landmark years for PC gaming, giving rise to three of the most deeply ingrained genres on the platform, and delivering memorable classics in the role-playing and adventure genres that the PC had long been known for. To celebrate this monumental decade we've put together some reflections ...
  • Raiden: from the arcades to DOS

    Raiden: from the arcades to DOS

    17th February 2024shooter
    Raiden is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up game developed by Seibu Kaihatsu and first released in arcades in 1990 and later for many home computers and consoles. Raiden follows the classic vertical scrolling shoot 'em up format. Players control a spaceship known as the R-9C "Red-Ray" and navigate vertically ...
  • Dungeons, Dragons and pixels: videogames inspired by D&D

    Dungeons, Dragons and pixels: videogames inspired by D&D

    10th February 2024adventure, RPG
    Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) is a tabletop role-playing game (RPG) that combines elements of storytelling, strategy, and chance. It was first published in 1974 by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson and has since become one of the most popular and influential role-playing games in the world. Dungeons & ...
  • The fourth King's Quest: The Perils of Rosella

    The fourth King's Quest: The Perils of Rosella

    3rd February 2024adventure, remakes and sequels
    King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella is an adventure game developed and published by Sierra On-Line in 1988. It is the fourth installment in the popular King's Quest series created by Roberta Williams. The game was originally released for MS-DOS and Apple II computers and later ported to other platforms. ...
  • GameSpy Greatest PC Games of All Time: The '80s

    GameSpy Greatest PC Games of All Time: The '80s

    27th January 2024action, adventure, RPG, simulation, sports, strategy, top games and awards
    This is a special feature of the popular (and old!) video games site GameSpy. These games were handpicked by the GameSpy staff to be part of the best PC games published in the 80s. GameSpy Online, often referred to as GameSpy, was a division of IGN Entertainment that provided a ...
  • Amerzone: The Explorer's Legacy

    Amerzone: The Explorer's Legacy

    20th January 2024adventure
    Amerzone: The Explorer's Legacy is a fantasy/steampunk adventure video game developed by Virtual Studio and released by Microids in 1999 for Windows, Mac and Playstation platforms. Amerzone: The Explorer's Legacy is an adventure video game developed by Microïds and released in 1999. The game was created by Benoî...
  • Seek and Destroy

    Seek and Destroy

    13th January 2024action, shooter
    Seek and Destroy was a shoot'em up published by the well known Epic Megagames in 1996 that tried to change the usual shoot'em up gameplay for the better. Instead of wave after wave of enemies to shoot down, you are given short missions to accomplish with your helicopter or your tank (...
  • The shareware business model

    The shareware business model

    6th January 2024action, adventure, puzzle, racing, RPG, shooter, simulation, sports, strategy
    Shareware is a type of software distribution model that allows users to try a program before purchasing it. It's a marketing strategy and distribution method that was particularly popular in the early days of personal computing, primarily during the 1980s and 1990s.Shareware games were released for free with limited ...
  • Dungeon Master: a RPG classic

    Dungeon Master: a RPG classic

    2nd January 2024RPG
    Dungeon Master, released in 1987 by FTL for Atari ST and later for Amiga and DOS, is a classic dungeon-crawling role-playing game (RPG) that holds a special place in the hearts of many nostalgic gamers. Dungeon Master is considered the father of first-person, 3D, grid-based dungeon crawlers.
  • Abandonware DOS in 2023: demos, applications and we're on Patreon!

    Abandonware DOS in 2023: demos, applications and we're on Patreon!

    30th December 2023Abandonware DOS updates
    Greetings everyone! While 2023 may not have held any particular significance for Abandonware DOS, it marked a significant milestone in my personal life. After 18 years, my fiancée and I decided to share a home, and so far, everything is going smoothly. This shift means I now have more time ...
  • Dreamweb: a top-down cyberpunk adventure

    Dreamweb: a top-down cyberpunk adventure

    23rd December 2023adventure
    Dreamweb is a top-down point and click adventure set in a dark, cyberpunk city. You play as Ryan who has strange, violent, dreams. A top down perspective and the sheer number of items your character can pick up are just two of the peculiarities of this game. Dreamweb was ...
  • GDC Spotlight Awards - 1997

    GDC Spotlight Awards - 1997

    16th December 2023top games and awards
    In 1997 Princess Diana died in a car crash, Hong Kong returned under China rule and the stock markets crashed (again). The first Harry Potter book is published in United Kingdom, scientists cloned the first sheep (Dolly) and Microsoft released Interet Explorer 4 (yes, four).Cinemas were full of people watching Titanic, ...
  • 2023 GOG Winter sale

    2023 GOG Winter sale

    14th December 2023deals and free games
    Good Old Games is hosting the usual Winter sale (right before Steam does...). Head there to get some giveaways and buy some good old games too. Some of my favorites are already on sale, but I have to admit that I succumbed to the charm of Cyberpunk 2077 right away... not ...