Koudelka

Published by Infogrames, Inc. Developed by Sacnoth Released Jun 29, 2000 Platform PlayStation Overview Koudelka is a kind of gothic-horror adventure game which spans 4 compulsive discs. Koudelka is a witch, and through her special powers she is drawn to a crumbling monastery which is inhabited by scores of terrifying spirits. Your job is to guide Koudelka through the passageways, halls and chambers of the building, helping her to fend off a whole host of monsters and ghouls as she tries to uncover the hidden secrets of the ancient spirits.…

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Medievil

Review by  Sheldon James Stokes (OArcadiaSkiesO) www.twitch.tv/arcadiaskies A Gothic Tale Straight from the Grave   Challenge the powers of darkness and untold magic as Sir Daniel Fortesque returns from the grave to battle an evil sorcerer’s plans of demise. (As if being dead wasn’t bad enough!) Follow the mystical trial of darkness and land in the journey of a lifetime.   – A mighty arsenal of weapons awaits: swords, daggers, crossbows, hammers, the occasional chicken drumstick and more!   – Fiendish puzzles and riddles to solve.   – Ghoulish enemies…

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Resident Evil 2

Review by Victoria Graves   twitch.tv/ukviixen Published by Capcom Entertainment, Inc. Developed by Capcom Co., Ltd. Released 1998 Platform PlayStation Overview First there was the disaster at the mansion lab. Umbrella Corp. developed the T-Virus, a muta-genic toxin for use in biological weapons. After breaking loose, living things mutated into all sorts of decaying creatures. The case was eventually closed, but Umbrella’s experiments were far from over. CAN YOU SURVIVE THE HORROR? Now it’s the worst possible nightmare; a new virus runs rampant. All of Raccoon City is infested. Blood-thirsty zombies, hideous mutations now…

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Mortal Kombat 3

Published by Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc. Developed by Midway Released Jul 05, 1995 Also For Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, SEGA Master System, SNES, Windows Released in the spring of 1996 for the Sony Playstation Mortal Kombat 3 is a conversion of the Arcade game of the same name and whilst the game is still great fun it is definitely showing signs of age (even at launch). Firstly the good, the basic gameplay is excellent and very much classic 2d Mortal Kombat, the action is very gory…

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Resident Evil

Published by Virgin Interactive Entertainment (Europe) Ltd. Developed by Capcom Co., Ltd. Released 1996 Platforms PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, Windows With all due respect to Alone in The Dark, Resident Evil was the game that kick started the Survival Horror genre. Released in 1996 on the original Playstation Resident Evil was like no other game ever released dripping with atmosphere and menace! Essentially a 3rd person shooter with puzzle elements you play the part of either Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine (both members of S.T.A.R.S or Special Tactics and Rescue Service Team). You must go to Racoon…

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Medal of Honor

Published by Electronic Arts, Inc. Developed by DreamWorks Interactive L.L.C. Released Nov 10, 1999 Also For PlayStation 3, PSP Released in 1999 for the original Playstation Medal of Honor is a top class first person shooter, this game was very much seen as Sony’s answer to the N64’s Goldeneye 007. Set during World War 2 you play the part of Lieutenant Jimmy Patterson who must complete several key missions behind enemy lines on behalf of the OSS. The graphics for the time period are superb with a very convincing 3d game engine, the explosions…

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Alundra

Alundra Playstation 1997 Developer: Matrix Software Publisher(s) Sony (japan) Working Designs (N. America) Psygnosis (Europe)     If you’re an RPG lover who also loves a good puzzle, Alundra is right up your alley! A young elf named Alundra finds himself aboard a ship on a course for the village of Inoa after having recurring nightmares. In his dreams, he is confronted by a being who calls Alundra “The Releaser”. He is told that since he is destined to come to this village to save the people from a curse.…

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Tekken 2

Published by Namco Hometek Inc. Developed by Namco Limited Released Aug 28, 1996 Also For Arcade, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, Zeebo Tekken 2 was released in the UK in 1996, a sequel to the original Tekken and a conversion of the arcade game from Namco. The original Tekken really showed how a 3d one on one beat em up should play with its simple and fun gameplay but with hidden depth, this sequel improves things even further. Graphically the game is even better than the original with extra texture mapping on the…

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Battle Arena Toshinden

Published by TAKARA Co., Ltd. Developed by Tamsoft Corporation Released Jan 01, 1995 Platforms DOS, PlayStation   Released alongside the Playstation in Europe in the autumn of 1995 Battle Arena Toshinden madea massive impact upon all those early adopters largely due to the stunning graphics for the time. The game features massive sprites and texture mapped backgrounds which were way ahead of the competitors of the day (namely Sega’s Virtua Fighter), the sound is also decent although a little raw at times. The gameplay is simple and fun, essentially a 3d beat em…

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Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped

Published by Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc. Developed by Naughty Dog, Inc. Released Nov 04, 1998 Also For PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita Released in late 1998 Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped was the final game in the series created and developed by Naughty Dog (not including spin off games such as Crash Bash and Crash Team Racing), and what a way to exit! This game is superb. This game has all the best points of the previous Crash Bandicoot games such as the awesome pick up and play game mechanics and inventive level design whilst adding…

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