This short undersea action game has twisty stages and ungraceful combat, both highlighted by the option to switch your character.
The Journeyman Project has a brilliant vision of the future, a standout among games of its time, that tackles a great paperback science fiction premise with maturity and hope.
Laser Light spends too much time nitpicking the little things to live up to its inspired riff on Pipe Dream.
Cyberflix’s sci-fi opus – an early stab at a narrative-driven shooter – largely fails as both an action game and an adventure game, though there’s glimpses of something innovative under the surface.
A combination of random events and speculative fiction creates drama in this game’s virtual auction house. Does it matter that we can’t separate the randomness from the intentional storytelling and character? (This article includes a history of the game’s rocky production.)
More heartfelt than just a globe, Electronic Arts 3D Atlas uses airy, foreboding music to underscore our planet’s frailty.
Noctropolis is a very messy game, but Ron Saltmarsh’s opening theme captures the epic heroism it tried so hard for.
The composers behind Traffic Department 2192 crafted an impressive wall of orchestral sound with such a limited palette.
With its creative, pulpy setting wasted on D-level writing, Noctropolis is an ambitious misfire of the highest order. It’s a game as beautiful and intricate as it is mesmerizingly lousy.
Perihelion takes place in an epic doom-metal psycho-apocalypse, and the game can never live up to that description.