Tagged: CD-ROM

Screenshot from The Journeyman Project

The Journeyman Project Adventure category

The Journeyman Project has a brilliant vision of the future, unique among games of its time, that tackles a great paperback science fiction premise with maturity and hope.

Screenshot from Knight Moves

Knight Moves Puzzle category

Co-opting chess moves is a bit of a silly basis for a whole game. Knight Movies definitely makes a go of it though.

Screenshot from The Labyrinth of Time

The Labyrinth of Time Adventure category

Bradley W. Schenck’s terrific blend of the ordinary and the surreal stages a one-of-a-kind world that uplifts an otherwise by-the-numbers adventure.

Screenshot from Lemmings Paintball

Lemmings Paintball Action categoryStrategy category

Lemmings and paintball complement each other better than you’d expect, and Lemmings Paintball‘s sloppiness is less the fault of its ridiculous concept than of its execution.

Screenshot from Lighthouse: The Dark Being

Lighthouse: The Dark Being Adventure category

For a game that admittedly cribs most of its design from Myst, Lighthouse has its own take on how to build a haunting, empty world.

Screenshot from Lode Runner 2

Lode Runner 2 Puzzle category

When the Lode Runner series moved into 3D, it got more overwhelming, frustrating, and delightful.

Screenshot from Lunicus

Lunicus Shooter category

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 great under the surface.

Title screen from Microsoft Dinosaurs

Microsoft Dinosaurs Educational categorySoftware category

Microsoft Home’s Jurassic reference guide upends the digital encyclopedia model by showing the relations between articles, even if its information is out-of-date.

Screenshot from Millennium Auction

Millennium Auction Other category

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.)

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