This 1996 adaptation of the video board game series Atmosfear takes cues from features in other CD-ROM computer games. Some ideas improve the video board game format; others don’t.
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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!
Tensions flare quickly in Deadlock, a colonization game focused on one crowded region of a new planet.
Hell is a television event in The Devil Inside, a sluggish horror game that relishes the sleazy, empty exploitation of reality TV rather than parodying it.
As an educational tool about dinosaurs, this game is limited by its strategic shortcomings. As a strategy game, it’s held back by its adherence to science.
Often clumsy but never too tough, Don’t Go Alone has some spooky fun with its campy haunted house motif.
Osamu Sato’s magnum opus is unequivocally the strangest game ever made. Behind its madness, you’ll find a metaphorical tale of rebirth and self-actualization. I love that something like this was made.
Muriel Tramis’s slave rebellion strategy game confronts history with a cathartic rage never encountered in games – and it came out in the 80s.
Behold, a great awful game: Gooch Grundy’s X-Decathlon‘s astounding silliness frees its nonsensical sports from the need to be good or playable.
The wildly erratic, bizarre fighting game Grizzly is too much and all over the place – uncomfortably intense while trying to be silly.