Posts Tagged ‘1997’

#353 X-Com: Apocalypse

Posted: 16th September 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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542nd played so far Genre: Strategy Platform: PC Year of Release: 1997 Developer: Mythos Games Publisher: Microprose We played the first X-Com game a few years ago, and I remember it as being outdated – no in game tutorial or handholding, just putting you in there and wishing you good luck. The second game isn’t […]

#359 Quake II

Posted: 27th August 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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537th played so far Genre: First-Person Shooter Platform: Various Year of Release: 1997 Developer: id Software Publisher: Activision Following in our travel through first-person shooters, Quake II is the next on the list. Despite its current omnipresence in the list, it seems to have taken until the 2000s before it got that good. Before then, […]

#330 Age of Empires

Posted: 25th April 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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506th played so far Genre: Strategy Platform: PC Year of Release: 1997 Developer: Ensemble Studios Publisher: Microsoft Have we not played this game yet? (Almost, we played Age of Mythology a year ago.) Age of Empires is, and feels like, one of those important strategy series that everyone played for a while, although I believe […]

#354 Snake

Posted: 16th March 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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496th played so far Genre: Puzzle Platform: Various Year of Release: 1997 Developer: Nokia Publisher: Nokia Ah, Snake! Of course, I knew this as Nibbles, the Q-Basic game that came with DOS installations that was similar to the game. It’s Snake, Nokia’s implementation for most of their mobile phones (and others) that really caught people’s […]

#355 Tekken 3

Posted: 8th September 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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454th played so far Genre: Fighting Platform: Playstation Year of Release: 1997 Developer: Namco Publisher: Namco Tekken is, I believe, one of Peter’s favourite fighting game series – he certainly always managed to tell me a lot about it. We played the first game some time ago, that time, too, playing from the Tekken 5 […]

#344 Diablo

Posted: 31st August 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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452nd played so far Genre: Action/Role-Playing Platform: PC Year of Release: 1997 Developer: Blizzard North Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment Time for another big name – although arguably its successor Diablo II was that even more. Diablo is the other side of Blizzard’s empire. While the Warcraft/Starcraft series provided the strategy games and, indeed, the world for […]

436th played so far Genre: First-Person Shooter Platform: PC Year of Release: 1997 Developer: LucasArts Publisher: LucasArts ¬†An FPS set in the Star Wars universe? The two seem made for each other. Let’s just do this. Our Thoughts While it often makes sense to unlock your powers one step at a time, giving you a […]

#346 Gran Turismo

Posted: 12th November 2014 by Jeroen in Games
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378th played so far Genre: Driving Platform: Playstation Year of Release: 1997 Developer: Sony Computer Entertainment Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Gran Turismo cars are luxury touring cars – the high performance semi-racers that allow you to travel fast, for long distances, in comfort and style – or so Wikipedia tells me. The word is Italian, […]

#342 Fallout

Posted: 27th June 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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250th played so far Genre: Role-playing Platform: PC Year of Release: 1997 Developer: Interplay Entertainment Publisher: Interplay Entertainment Yes! Yes yes yes! We’re finally here! With this entry, we’ve reached 250 games, having covered one in four (game 1001 doesn’t count. We can write up Minesweeper from memory. Or another game like that. Maybe Reset […]

#358 Ultima Online

Posted: 23rd March 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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226th played so far Genre: MMORPG Platform: PC Year of Release: 1997 Developer: Origin Systems Publisher: Electronic Arts And I suppose it’s about time we start with the granddaddy of them all. Ultima Online is one of the first MMORPGs, and with its rise being at the same time as the rise of the internet, […]