Tagged: futuristic

Screenshot from Ballistics

Ballistics Racing category

There are plenty of better racing games than Ballistics. None can match its unbelievable, outrageous speeds.

Title screen from Barrack

Barrack Arcade categoryMacintosh category

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.

Screenshot from BHunter

BHunter Action categoryShooter category

If you’ve ever wanted to pilot a flying car, BHunter is excellent wish fulfillment. Its shoddy world-building may not keep your interest past that.

Screenshot from Control Monger

Control Monger Shooter category

The free multiplayer shooter Control Monger has a unique defensive gameplay keeps you constantly moving. To learn what it was like, I brought in some friends!

Screenshot from Defcon 5

Defcon 5 Shooter categorySimulation category

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.

Screenshot from Gridz

Gridz Macintosh categoryStrategy category

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.

Screenshot from Gunman Chronicles

Gunman Chronicles Shooter category

This officially sanctioned modification of Half-Life catches the shooter genre mid-growth, sandwiched between a history of dark corridors and the promise of expansiveness.

Screenshot from The Journeyman Project

The Journeyman Project Adventure category

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.

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