There are plenty of better racing games than Ballistics. None of them can match its unbelievable, outrageous speeds.
Barrack is a decent entry point for the weird world of Ambrosia Software, a company that takes arcade classics and fills them with crazy. This riff on JezzBall is scattershot but subtly improves the original.
From the author of the Choose Your Own Adventure books comes this unintentionally silly multimedia space adventure, which has a rocky time telling a story in a digital format.
If you’ve ever wanted to pilot a flying car, BHunter is excellent wish fulfillment. Its shoddy world-building may not hold interest past that.
With the fourth Carnivores game, Cityscape, the dinosaur-hunting series took a drastic new direction, finally letting you play as the dinosaurs while putting multiplayer first.
The free, defunct multiplayer shooter Control Monger has a unique defensive gameplay keeps you constantly moving. To learn what it was like, I brought in some friends!
The rusty sci-fi future of Cybermercs enlivens its repetitive role-playing shooting gallery gameplay, at least for a while.
Tensions flare quickly in Deadlock, a colonization game focused on one crowded region of a new planet.
Combining first-person shooters and strategic simulation around a specific location is a brilliant concept. Defcon 5 implements it in an extremely flawed way, though enough that you can see what works.
This game has an eye-popping design right out of the early internet age’s imagination – plus a strategy game concept that plays off the surprise of the setting.