Posts Tagged ‘activision’

#205 Hunter

Posted: 31st August 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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629th played so far Genre: Action/Adventure Platform: Amiga/Atari ST Year of Release: 1991 Developer: Paul Holmes Publisher: Activision There’s a lot of randomness in game selection. In the case of Hunter, it’s because it always makes me think it’s some early 3Dish shooter, while in reality it seems to be something quite different – similar […]

#241 Return to Zork

Posted: 11th August 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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624th played so far Genre: Adventure Platform: Various Year of Release: 1993 Developer: Activision Publisher: Infocom Zork is, as we’ve discussed before, one of the most important and best known text adventures. Return to Zork is a point and click instead, from a first person perspective, and with some live actors like we’ve seen in […]

612th played so far Genre: First-Person Shooter Platform: PC/Xbox/Playstation 2 Year of Release: 2001 Developer: Gray Matter Interactive Publisher: Activision Wolfenstein 3D is certainly a notable game. It was amazing to see 3D done at the time, as a first person shooter. Horribly dated now, of course, but the technology was amazing at the time. […]

#417 Quake III Arena

Posted: 9th April 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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593rd played so far Genre: First-Person Shooter Platform: PC Year of Release: 1999 Developer: id Software Publisher: Activision A bit of a jump in genre here. Somewhere around 2000 – and obviously, in case of this game, in 1999, several publishers and developers realised that the main thing that kept people playing FPS games was […]

#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, […]

515th played so far Genre: Action/Strategy Platform: PC/Saturn/PlayStation 1 Year of Release: 1995 Developer: Activision Publisher: Activision MechWarrior 2 is a game I’ve been eyeing up for quite some time – I owned it even though I didn’t necessarily get around to playing it. It’s not quite my typical game, but I remember the fun […]

#106 Alter Ego

Posted: 15th May 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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511th played so far Genre: Role-Playing Platform: Various Year of Release: 1986 Developer: Activision Publisher: Activision With there being 1021 games on the revised list, here we are – the actual, true halfway point of the list. And I’ll admit that Alter Ego wasn’t our planned halfway point (that game will follow at some point), […]

#67 H.E.R.O.

Posted: 10th July 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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439th played so far Genre: Platform Platform: Various Year of Release: 1984 Developer: Activision Publisher: Activision Time to be a hero… Helicopter Emergency Rescue Operation time! It’s an old time platform game, predating the Super Mario Bros. mark, where (according to its lore) you descend into mine shafts using your helicopter to rescue those trapped […]

#610 Rome: Total War

Posted: 12th February 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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402nd played so far Genre: Strategy Platform: PC Year of Release: 2004 Developer: The Creative Assembly Publisher: Activision Wow, has it already been 250 games since we played Medieval: Total War? I suppose it’s what you’d expect, considering that there are still two more coming up (Medieval: Total War II and Empire: Total War), but […]

395th played so farGenre: First-Person Shooter Platform: Various Year of Release: 2009 Developer: Infinity Ward Publisher: Activision “No Russians” As might have become clear from our earlier writing, Call of Duty is a decently done series, with the first Modern Warfare title holding up better than the first game we played. There’s just not much […]