Demo Hall of Fame

Demo's for some of the best DOS/Windows 3.x software

Action

Action

Alien Breed

All hell just broke loose in the heavens.

Your mission: kick some mean, green Alien butt! Overcome 18 labyrinth levels of the most ferocious creatures ever to terrorize the cosmos. Then set the Intex Space Station for self-destruct and face the biggest challenge of all: get out quick or die!

Alien Breed is not for those who are afraid of the dark.

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Action

Descent

Welcome to Descent - 30 levels of the most mind-bending, stomach-churning action game ever. Featuring true 3-Dimensional worlds with light source shading, texture mapping, 3-D morphing, directional sound effects and sizzling music, this is technology taken to the limit.

You begin deep below the surface of Lunar Base I where an unknown alien race has taken over the chasm of the Post-Terran Mining Corporation. Lunge straight down mine shafts, twist around never-ending tunnels and fight your way past robotic menaces in an environment that's truly 360° 3-D move up, move down, shoot everything everywhere. Hang onto your senses (and your lunch) as you drop straight down mine shafts on a ride that'll leave you spinning.

And what's the good of losing your mind if you can't share the experience with your friends? Descent invites you and your buddies to dive into the action together with head-to-head combat and cooperative two-player modem and eight-player network support. 

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Action

Ecstatica

Help to free Ecstatica in this terrifying graphic adventure with a fully explorable 3D environment, stunning animation, and ground breaking ellipsoid technology graphics. So lock your doors and check under your bed. Ecstatica is a nightmare like none you've experienced before.

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Action

Lode Runner

You are a highly trained Galacric commando deep in enemy territory. Power hungry leaders of the repressive Bungeling Empire have stolen a fortune in gold from the peace loving people, and you've just discovered getheir secret underground treasury. Your goal? To recover every last ingot of Bungeling booty. You'll be running, jumping, and climbing heroically, solving perplexing puzzles, and drilling passageways through stone floors and barriers using your laser drill pistol. You'll need more than fleet feet and good looks to get through this mission alive. You'll need your quick wits and brains!

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Action

Magic Carpet

Shred the Skies an the world's fastest, most heavily armed flying carpet. Duel rival wizards and wade into hordes of deadly beasts in you quest to restore 50 shattered worlds. A technological masterpiece of 3D fractal landscapes that morph in real time and gorgeous texture-mapped graphics. Prepare for the rush of adrenaline as you step into the fastest arcade flight experience ever created. 

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Action

Prince of Persia

Seventeen years have I, Jaffar, served as Grand Vizier to the Sultan of Persia. Now the hour of my triumph is at hand. Already I sit on his throne, and soon I shall have his daughter as well the Princess, whose beauty is like the stars and the moon.

Of course, I would never force myself upon this lovely creature. I shall give her a full hour to reach her own decision. She shall choose me of her own free will - or forfeit her life.

And yet she clings to her fantasy of rescue. The object of her childish infatuation? A young adventurer - a nobody - who is now, on my orders, a prisoner in my dungeons.

There will be no rescue. He shall never leave his prison alive. Even should he escape his cell, he could never survive the cunning traps and palace guards barring him from the Princess.

Yet suppose by some succession of miracles he prevails over all these? Ah, then I would be obliged to use certain forces of my own. Enchantment? Black Magic? These are but words. I speak of mysteries. Mysteries that no man or woman can withstand.

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Action

Spear of Destiny

Spear of Destiny brings virtual reality to the PC, hurling you into an intense battle between good and evil in which only you can save the world! A breathtaking musical soundtrack sets the mood, while amazing first person visual perspective and spectacular digital stereo sound effects give an experience like no other game you've ever played!

It's World War II and you're B.J. Blazkowicz, the Allies' most durable agent. In the midst of the German Blitzkrieg, the Spear that pierced the side of Christ is taken from Versailles by the Nazis and secured in the impregnable Castle Wolfenstein! According to legend, no man can be defeated when he has the Spear. Hitler believes himself to be invincible with the power of the Spear as his army of destruction sweeps across Europe.

Your mission is to recapture the Spear from an already unbalanced Hitler, with the hope that the loss of his most coveted weapon will push him over the edge! You must infiltrate the heavily guarded Nazi stronghold and time is running out!
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In your quest to recover the Spear, you will encounter the exciting and hazardous challenges, secret doorways to hidden passages, gruesome mutants, and powerful monster-like bosses. All this in the midst of the massive fire-power of well trained enemy soldiers throughout the castle! See if you have the right stuff to accomplish the most dangerous mission of the war! 

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Action

Star Wars: Rebel Assault

Take control of any of four Star Wars vehicles in a variety of challenging piloting, targeting, and combat scenarios in the first LucasArts game made exclusively for CD-ROM. After honing flight and combat skills, defend Tatooine against Imperial attack, challenge the menacing walkers on the frigid ice planet of Hoth, and combat the Empire in a series of intense deepspace battles.

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Action

Syndicate

SYNDICATE -- THE STORY As the world's multinational corporations grew, their profits began to rival those of small countries. Soon they owned small countries and corporate influence was felt at the highest level of world government. Then, a European corporation perfected the CHIP. Inserted in the neck, the CHIP stimulated the brain stem to alter your every perception of the outside world. Better than any drug, the CHIP gave hope to millions by numbing their senses to the misery and squalor around them. The CHIP was a technological revolution and sold countless units with the slogan "Why change your world when you can change your mind". It also left the user open to auto-suggestion, and gave the corporations the perfect tool for manipulating the populace. Soon the corporations were at war among themselves, desperate to monopolize CHIP manufacture. It wasn't long before the Syndicates became the controlling force all over the globe.

As a young executive in a small European Syndicate, you're looking to make your mark. You observe from a control platform in an airship high above the teeming city streets as your agents, controlled by CHIP technology, spread the shadow of your terror. Each mission takes place among the canyons of concrete and steel, the mazes of streets and sewers, that our cities have become. The population goes about its business, moving among the traffic, commuting on trains, rushing to and from work, unaware of the violence about to explode around them.

There are over 50 named missions for you to choose between, but before you choose one, you need to develop an overall strategy for world domination. Tactical considerations vital to the ascendancy of your Syndicate include the of an adequate mission Budget, the skills and experience built up in the Cryo Chamber of potential agents, and developing your own maneuvering skills.

A Syndicate executive must be a master of strategy, assessing a mission environment and planning agent moves. An executive must also have the reflexes of a steroid-addicted sprinter and a remorseless lust for power to commit acts of gross violence -- but sleep soundly at night.

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Action

System Shock

You're a renowned hacker, the most notorious cyberspace thief in the corporate world. Caught during a risky break-in, you become indentured to Diego, a greedy Trioptium exec who bankrolls a rare cyberjack implant operation. After six months in a healing coma, you awaken to the twisted aftermath of a terrible disaster. Where are the surgeons? Why is the station in such disrepair? Slowly, the chilling realization that something is very wrong creeps over you.

Once a prime corporate research facility, Citadel now teems with mindless cyborgs, robots and terribly mutated beings, all programmed to serve SHODAN, a ruthless artificial intelligence. There's scarcely time to think before it unleashes the first terror ...

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Adventure

Adventure

Alone in the Dark

A Chilling 3-D Foray Into The Macabre Mansion of Derceto

A suspicious suicide. A chilling curse. A malevolent power. And a wicked dark secret. This is Derceto, legendary Louisiana mansion - where, against you better judgment, you're drawn into a world of shadows to explore the darker side of Jeremy Hartwood's imagination.

Despite a paralyzing sense of personal danger, your quest for truth drives you to investigate the old house. But, you didn't know that by entering Derceto, you'd be plunged into the daily nightmare that was Jeremy Hartwood's life. You weren't prepared for the torturous howls that resound from deep within its halls. You didn't foresee the shadowy corridors that seemingly have no end. You couldn't anticipate the brooding, gloom-filled rooms, the pervasive weight of dread, the heavy sense of evil that gills the atmosphere and the very house itself.

Had you known, you might have refused your task. But alas, you accepted, and now you must make your way through this spine-tingling adventure alone and in the dark.

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Adventure

Alone in the Dark 2

You are the elusive detective of the macabre, Edward Carnby. A kidnapped child depends on your super sleuthing skills and your astonishing ability to outwit bands of ruthless gangsters, smugglers and pirates. One Eyed Jack, their nefarious leader, would give his remaining eye to see you permanently retired. Are you ready for the challenge of your life?

Steel nerves and quicksilver thinking are your trademarks, so without hesitation you set out to rescue young Grace Saunders, the missing girl. Your razor sharp instincts lead you to the one place that no one in their right mind would go. One Eyed Jack's infamous hideout known as Hell's Kitchen - a forbidding mansion that resonates with venomous evil.

Perched high above the unforgiving and twisting sea, Hell's Kitchen glares down at you, daring you to come closer. One Eyed Jack is in there, you whisper under your breath. And that little girl needs my help, if she's going to get out alive. You begin to scale the sheer cliffs, your fate cast aside as you realize that you are alone and in the dark again.

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Adventure

Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet

Follow the Call of Cthulhu and embark on a terrifying quest to solve the darkest of mysteries.
Shadow of the Comet, the first adventure in the call of Cthulhu series, is a labyrinth of unsettling mystery and gripping full screen animation. Set in 1910, the portentous seaside village of Illsmouth is represented by over 100 intricately detailed screens.
Players become John T. Carter, a brilliant young astronomer, piecing together the puzzling history of the village and its cryptic inhabitants. Incredibly realistic action and supernatural chaos intertwine to draw players deep into the puzzling mysteries within the Shadow of the Comet.

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Adventure

Day of the Tentacle

The hilarious sequel to Maniac Mansion, this interactive cartoon adventure draws players into a wacky world to save the planet from Dr. Fred Edison's mutated pet tentacles. By controlling three frenzied kids in three different time periods and employing warped cartoon logic, players can save mankind. The CD game features full-voice throughout, and the PC version has a 'talkie' introduction.

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Adventure

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

The newest Indiana adventure for your computer! Whether you like mind-bending puzzles, two-fisted action, or talking your way out of a jam, you'll experience all the excitement and adventure that Indiana Jones fans have grown to love. Help Indy search for the fabled city of Atlantis. Features stunning 256-color graphics and cinematic iMUSE soundtrack.

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Adventure

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

ARE YOU READY TO STEP INTO INDY'S SHOES?

Move larger-then-life exploits from the movie screen to the computer screen, and the results are often small potatoes.

Not so with Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Games that capture the action, excitement, and special effects of the greatest Indy movie of them all. And Indy the game character has all the style, wit, and resourcefulness that make the big lug so lovable in the movie.

Too much for one game.

One game can't do Indy justice. So we designed two very different game experiences: Indy the Action Game, and Indy the Graphic Adventure.

And in both cases, it seems that Nazi Germany has just declared war on the Jones boys.

Red hot, slam-bam action.

Indy the Action Game delivers classic arcade thrills on a hell-bent chase for the greatest treasure in history - the Holy Grail. As Indy, you'll use your whip, your fists, and your wits. Escaping grave-robbing cutthroats. Pulverizing Gestapo goons. And surviving the lethal trials of the Grail Temple itself.

How's your I.Q.?

In Indy the Graphic Adventure, you'll find out if you can keep up with the guy with the whip and the hat. Maybe you'll make the same decisions Indy made in the movie. Or score higher I.Q. (Indy Quotient) points by finding subtle or ingenious alternatives. All the while exploring a stunning world of sights, sounds and characters - many of which you didn't see in the film.

Use Lucasfilms' acclaimed - and enhanced - point 'n' click interface to toss off a sarcastic one-liner, sweet talk your way out of a tight squeeze, or just haul off and slug the sucker. And thumb through Henry Jones' 64-page Grail Diary for precious and fascinating clues.

We made a spectacle of ourselves.

Both games bring you the great graphics, exciting camera angles, and stirring sound tracks that made the Indiana Jones films so special.

Of course, our development team had the advantage of working with the people who made the movie. And that's how we made sure that when you step into Indy's shoes, your feet are planted firmly in the fire.

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Adventure

Legend of Kyrandia, The

Kyrandia is a land of dark mysterious forests and sleeping dragons. A fantasy land where rubies grow on trees and magic abounds. Who would imagine that a land so idyllic would spawn a murderer so demented?

Some say that court jester Malcolm was mad to begin with. Others that it was his burning desire to possess the precious Kyragem that slowly drove him to slay the peaceful King William.

As the rightful prince of Kyrandia, you must pursue the elusive Malcolm to recover the powerful gemstone. Only then will you be able to reclaim the throne and restore harmony to the land of Kyrandia.

The Legend of Kyrandia awaits you.

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Adventure

Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out!

PLAY THIS GAME. PLAY IT HARD.

Imagine being stranded in a luxurious resort, surrounded by NINE - COUNT 'EM - NINE breathtakingly beautiful babes. Imagine throwing them your best pick up lines, watching them melt with anticipation and desire. Imagine them dragging you to their soft, secret boudoirs, panting in your ear, ripping at your expertly tailored white polyester leisure suit, taking you to all new passionate places before they...

Nah. On second thought, imagine you're Leisure Suit Larry.

The most popular nerd in the history of computer gaming is back. This time he's won a two week vacation at a wacky, Toon-toned resort, filled with heartachingly realistic babes.

IT'S BIGGER: More jokes, more gags, more objects, more challenges, and more silly, sexy situations! Snoop around dozens of loony locations and meet lots of animated characters.

IT'S LONGER: Help Larry on his quest to conquer nine intensely beautiful women, all rendered in an amazingly lifelike fashion. Each of them has a secret desire (wink, wink) and it's up to Larry (and you) to satisfy them.

IT'S HARDER: More prurient puzzles, more baudy brain teasers, more trashy inventory items, and more hilarious mishaps than ever!

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Adventure

Loom

The game is fantasy. The interface is magic.

Alone on a craggy hilltop, high above an island shrouded in perpetual mist, your quest begins. But tread gingerly, because while the world of Loom is breathtakingly beautiful, unspeakable danger awaits the unsuspecting.

Trepidation soon gives way to bravado as you peek inside abandoned tents in the village. Stumbling over a discarded weaver's distaff, you watch in wonder as it gradually glows and resonates with a sequence of musical notes. Tentatively at first, you point the staff and repeat the notes. After considerable experimentation, you may discover the power to see in the dark. Or weave straw into gold. And eventually find the means to leave the island itself.

A fantastic odyssey ensues, as menacing waterspouts, merciless dragons and exotic cities draw you deeper and deeper into the fantasy. Armed with the distaff's magic power, you stride fearlessly across vast, cinematic landscapes. Seeking the arcane knowledge possessed by the Great Guilds, accumulated and refined since the dawn of time.

Typing is banished from this kingdom.

Loom is more than a masterpiece of fantasy storytelling. With Loom, Lucasfilm Games literally redefines the fantasy computer game experience. Simple point n' click actions move your character, select objects, and perform magic. No cumbersome keystrokes, text parsing, maze mapping, or inventory management intrude to break the spell.

We even transport you to the Age of the Great Guilds before you turn on the computer. With a lavishly produced, 30-minute drama on Dolby Stereo audio cassette that's included with the game. Recorded by Lucasfilm's Academy Award-winning Sprocket System, it introduces the characters and sets the scene for the impending, epic struggle against imposing odds.

Then it's full immersion into Loom's 3-Dimensional, scrolling panoramic landscape. Where detailed animation, high definition graphics, startling special effects and stirring musical score combine to create a total environment. Captivating you from the opening scene to the final climax.

And your quest for a truly magical fantasy adventure is finally realized.

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Adventure

Maniac Mansion

It has been twenty years since a mysterious purple meteor came hurtling out of the sky and made a large crater in the front lawn of a large Victorian mansion belonging to the Edison family. Dr. Fred, his wife Nurse Edna, and their son Weird Ed were reclusive people who left the house very rarely, but the meteor's arrival brought about a strange change in Dr. Fred. Now, a local cheerleader has vanished without a trace. Dave, her boyfriend, has gathered a few of his close comrades on a mission to invade the mansion and save Sandy.

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Adventure

Mission Critical

After a savage battle in deep space, you are the only survivor aboard the USS Lexington, a badly damaged heavy cruiser. Your mission is to repair the hobbled ship and fend off the approaching onslaught. Only then can you venture to an unexplored world 68 light years from Earth and discover the secret that could save the universe from interplanetary war.

This is the non-interactive demo for the game.  There is also an interactive demo which needs to be downloaded and installed.

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Adventure

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge

I thought I'd killed the Ghost Pirate LeChuck for good. Wrong. How many times can that bloated old fool die? Other pirates tell me there's no escape.

When LeCuck wants you dead, you're dead, they say. Legend has it that the treasure of Big Whoop holds the key to great power I must find it before LeChuck finds me. -Excerpted from The Memoirs of Guybrush Threepwood, The Monkey Island Years

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Adventure

Quest for Glory IV: Shadows of Darkness

Award-winning game designers Corey and Lori Cole return with their finest and most exhilarating achievement ever: Quest for Glory, Shadows of Darkness.

Can you save Mordavia from the powerful magic that holds it captive? You must assume the role of a fighter, a magic user, or a thief in your quest to free this fantasy kingdom from the evil power of the Dark One. Then embark into this most innovative and imaginative adventure.

Featuring the voice talents of John Rhys-Davies (Indiana Jones and Last Crusade, Raiders of the Lost Ark, King Solomon's Mine), Bill Farmer (Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Beauty and the Beast, Rover Dangerfield, and more), and a voice cast of over 20 seasoned Hollywood performers, Shadows of Darkness sweeps you into an extraordinary multimedia adventure.

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Adventure

Sam & Max Hit the Road

Join Freelance Police, Sam (don't call him a cartoon dog) and Max (a hyperkinetic, rabbity thing) as they pursue a runaway carnival Bigfoot across America's quirky underbelly.

Based on Steve Purcell's unconventional cult comic books, Sam & Max will take you on an irreverent road trip adventure that will put hair on your back. Collide with tacky tourist traps and intimidate their bizarre denizens.

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Adventure

Secret of Monkey Island, The

Lucasfilm Games' swashbuckling new graphic adventure lets you trade insults with some of the saltiest seamen to ever sail the seven seas.

In The Secret of Monkey Island, you'll sling one-liners with a fast-talking used ship salesman, a sarcastic swordmaster, a wisecracking corpse, and a prisoner whose breath would stop a horse. You'll also hunt for buried treasure, chase after a beautiful woman, and - perhaps - unravel one of the twistiest plots in the history of adventure gaming.

And you're just arrived on Island seeking fame and fortune. Explaining to anyone who'll listen that you want to be a pirate.

Being the easy-going types they are, your new pirate pals invite you into the club. Just as soon as you've completed three tiny trials.

Among other things, you'll need to sedate some piranha poodles, burglarize the governor's mansion, and do business with the scum of the earth. And if that's not enough, you'll have to figure out whether the 300-pound voodoo priestess covets your rubber chicken, fetid fish, pack of breath mints, or

Lucasfilm Games set today's graphic standards with games like Loom and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Now The Secret of Monkey Island ups the standards a few more notches with stunning 256-color VGA graphics (16-color EGA version also available), proportionally scaled animated characters, and cinematic pans and camera angles.

Our acclaimed point 'n' click interface has been improved even more. So have our sound effects, which are backed by a captivating calypso and reggae music track.

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Puzzle

Puzzle

Sink or Swim

The SS Lucifer has struck an iceberg and is sinking fast. You must skillfully maneuver through the ship and it's 60 challenging levels to save passengers. You can get help from conveyor belts, swinging chains, bombs, hydraulic bridges and more! Move quickly to avoid fires raging throughout the ship, pistons in the engine room, scalding steam, and 70,000 gallons of sea water pouring into the hull! Good luck!

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Role Playing

Role Playing

Betrayal at Krondor

Midkemia -- a realm of enchantment and ancient magic where elves, dwarves and man once battled an unimaginable evil across rifts in time and space. The legends tell of a boy named Pug who would become Master Magician. His friend, Tomas, who would wield the unearthly armor of the Valheru and command the armies of Elvandar. The land called Kelewan, the Dark Order of the Serpent Priests and the final titanic battle at Sethanon. It was an epic tale of villains and heroes, magic and men.

Now, Dynamix has joined with Raymond E. Feist, creator of the best-selling Riftwar Saga, to create a revolutionary fantasy role-playing experience and an all-new tale in the Riftwar legacy--Betrayal at Krondor.

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Role Playing

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands

Your party begins as slaves in the city of Draj. You must find a way to escape into the hostile wilderness, join with other escaped slaves and create a rebel force powerful enough to destroy the evil sorcerer-king's armies. Your party moves realistically across the screen picking up and examining objects, interacting with physical surroundings, conversing with characters and battling monsters.

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Role Playing

Dungeon Hack

Explore countless new dungeons in a game that never has to be the same twice. Send your character on quest after quest, down through the many pits, traps, and puzzles of Dungeon Hack. This game delivers many combinations of play , a variety of magical and non-magical items to be found in each game and a bestiary stocked with over fifty formidable foes!

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Role Playing

Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos

A Legend has been born.... Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos is a fantasy role playing adventure like no othetyearr. Scotia, the hideous hag wants it all... power..riches...land...THE WORLD! Can she be stopped? The truth stone must be found before her evil can be defeated. The sheer scale, superb art animation and incredible special effects will transport you through over thirty unique areas. As one of the seven characters that you can choose from, you will face over fifty intelligent and believable monsters in mortal combat. Fantasy and reality become one in lands where the only law is survival. Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos from Westwood Studios - the talent behind Eye of the Beholder I and II.

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Role Playing

Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession

error Awaits...

It waits in the form of Strahd, one of the most nefarious of all gothic characters ever imagined. Unveil and defeat this malevolent figure or you will never escape the terror of AD&D Ravenloft game world!

Experience gothic horror role-playing at its very best in this visually stunning game! Immerse yourself in an eerily gorgeous gamescape, where subtle yet dramatically effective use of light enhances the macabre atmosphere. Interior and exterior visuals are simply breathtaking, animated sequences exquisitely smooth. Presented in beautiful High Resolution 320x400 256-color VGA. Strahd's Possession delivers twice the quality of VGA without the cost of a Super-VGA card. Graphics stay razor-sharp and distortion-free, even close-up and at edges of the display. This riveting tale unfolds in an exceptionally large 3-D gaming window. Explore bone-chilling dungeons. Challenge authentic Ravenloft game world creatures. Cast a multitude of mage and priest spells. Let auto-mapping keep track of your travels with maps that print - complete with any notations you made on them along the way. And, you'll love the frustration-free interface which includes inventory management for the entire party on one screen, and an intuitive point-and-click object manipulation system. All this plus a story-driven character generator, a haunting musical score, digitized speech and sound effects will keep you on the edge of your seat for hours and hours!

Just be careful - things get pretty eerie when the sun sets!

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Role Playing

Realms of Arkania: Star Trail

Too Tempting to Resist?
In a world of irresistible temptations, your opportunities seem endless: The mystical Salamander Gem or the legendary Star Trail ... wealth or glory ... fame or power ...
In a world rife with peril, your destiny seems uncertain: An ancient feud fueled by a millennia of hatred... the bloodthirsty Orcs, an ever present danger..., or does the sinister evil that lurks in that which is unknown pose an even greater threat...
Choose wisely. The fate of Arkania is in your hands.

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Role Playing

Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss

You are the Avatar, noblest of heroes. In your day, you have beheld many wonders and proved yourself master of many dungeons. But nothing in your experience prepared you for this - the terror-filled passages of Britannia's underworld.

Many years have passed since your last visit to Britannia. Little did you expect that, when you returned, you would be accused of kidnapping Baron Almric's daughter, Arial - and then be thrown into the Great Stygian Abyss, without so much as a chance to prove your innocence. Only by surviving the dangers of the Abyss and finding the villain who abducted Arial can you restore your good name. But dark hints garnered from all corners of the Abyss reveal that this was no simple kidnapping. The fate of Britannia hangs in the balance as you battle the horrors that lurk at the heart of the Great Stygian Abyss.

A True 3-D Environment! Move Smoothly and continuously through the first virtual reality dungeon. The first-person perspective of The Stygian Abyss puts you right in the thick of the action. Look down on objects at your feet, or up to see creatures hovering overhead. Every wall, precipice, object and character in The Stygian Abyss has been painstakingly modeled in 3-D space. You'll feel like you're actually in the dungeon!

Unparalleled Dungeon Excitement! Explore nearly 25 miles of winding passages, gasping chasms and frigid underground rivers. This multi-level dungeon is full of puzzling traps and fearsome monsters. A sophisticated conversation system allows you to talk with dozens of characters who may assist or hinder you in your quest. You'll do more than kill monsters = The Stygian Abyss will challenge your virtues and your wits, as well as your fighting prowess.

Thrilling Combat & Magic! Try a quick, relatively weak attack or take the time to put greater power behind your blow. See your weapon lash out and watch your foe stagger and fall. Each magic spell has a dramatic visual effect.

Automapping! A sophisticated auto-map feature keeps track of your location. You can even write your own comments right on the map so you'll always remember where each important character or landmark is found.

State of the Art Sound & Graphics! A full, orchestral score and lush, 256-color VGA graphics complete ORIGIN's latest multimedia experience. No words, no still images can prepare you for Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss!

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Role Playing

Ultima VII: The Black Gate

ULTIMA VII The Black Gate delivers a first chapter of Book Three in the exciting, world-renowned ULTIMA saga! You, the Avatar, receive a mysterious and taunting message from another dimension. The sender is a malevolent entity whose entire threat to Britannia is unclear. But one thing is certain - this being possesses enormous power and malicious intent.

When you arrive in Britannia, you find that it has been 200 years since your last visit. Though society has advanced, the land is ravaged by a number of plagues an incurable disease is striking the mages at an alarming rate, pollution and ecological waste are running rampant, and the once reliable Moongates are malfunctioning. On top of it all, a wave of gruesome murders is sweeping across the townships. Your job is to discover who or what is behind it all.

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Simulation

Simulation

Dawn Patrol

Immerse yourself in the age of aerial combat, when pilot skill and intuitive aerial tactics meant the difference between victory and defeat. Take the challenge, climb into the cockpit and allow Dawn Patrol to transport you back to the time when the death defying Aces were Masters of the Skies...

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Simulation

Metaltech: EarthSiege

Blast into the MetalTech era with EarthSiege, the best in virtual robotic simulation. The year is 2341. Earth is being invaded by sentient Cybrids, dead set on destroying you to control the planet. Now, in EarthSiege, you and your squadron have control from cockpits inside the Herculans (HERCS). Customize your HERCS from the home base arsenal, or from the remains of destroyed enemy Cybrids to lead your squadron in what will be the most challenging battle of your life.

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Simulation

NASCAR Racing

Ever put your foot down on 700 horsepower? Or enter a corner at 200 MPH, bumper-to-bumper with the car ahead of you? If you have ever wanted to drive a NASCAR stock car, then you're in for the experience of a lifetime with NASCAR Racing. Compete against top NASCAR drivers on nine authentic NASCAR tracks. Each track is painstakingly modeled using official blueprints and actual race footage. Customize your car set-up for each track in the garage. As engines blow and fenders crumple, keep your cool and work it like the pros. So true-to-life, it's officially licensed by NASCAR.

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Simulation

SimCity

Design and Build the City of Your Dreams Fight crime, unemployment and pollution. Control budgets, transit and population. Create industry, shopping centers, parks, stadiums, seaports and airports. Pre-built cities include: Tokyo, San Francisco, Bern, Hamburg, Rio De Janeiro, Detroit and Boston. Confront disasters, floods, earthquakes, fires, tornadoes, meltdowns and monsters. Real-time graphics and demographic mapping keep you constantly informed. SimCity includes maps of famous cities on disk, open to your design. It's up to you to save the population, or engineer it's destruction. SimCity is Alive! SimCity is a model that works, but no toy train set ever looked this good! Lay roads and traffic moves. Supply electricity and smokestacks churns. A SYSTEM SIMULATION FROM MAXIS.

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Simulation

Star Wars: TIE Fighter

for TIE Fighter Group Alpha

Your flight will be responsible for eliminating any opposition at the Rebel repair yard near Remitik. In the absence of any active defense you will assist in the destruction of the repair yard. This is to prepare for an ambush of any ships escaping the attack on Hoth. As Rebel ships enter the area you are to engage and destroy them. Take no prisoners! Good Hunting!

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Simulation

Star Wars: X-Wing

It is the Dawn of The Rebellion The old Republic is gone. The Senate has been abolished. The Jedi Knights have been exterminated. Now the Emperor seeks to crush the last remaining opposition. Against the overwhelming might of the Empire stands a small but growing Rebel Alliance. The scattered resistance groups are uniting, every starcraft marshaled and every being recruited. What is needed most now are starfighter pilots. Will you join their struggle to end this tyranny? Will you become a hero of the Rebellion?

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Simulation

Theme Hospital

Don't lose your patients in Theme Hospital, the chaotic business game.

Theme Hospital is the latest brain-child of the team that brought you Theme Park. It combines the same crazy humor and fast-paced gameplay of its predecessor, but features hi-res SVGA graphics and much more complex and realistic AI

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Simulation

Theme Park

Where Big Business Meets Big Fun!

Think you can design and build the greatest amusement park in the world? You select the site, you layout the rides. In fact, you control every aspect of running a profitable amusement park; from hiring employees, to developing new rides, to maintaining an adequate supply of soft drinks. Any mistakes, and the bustling hordes of funseekers will let you know. Oh, and that Merry-Go-Round in flames is a clue too.

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Simulation

Wing Commander

"Wingleader One! Wingleader One! Bogies all around! Can't shake 'em!"
"Hold on, Hunter, I'm on my way!..."

You're a starfighter pilot, the best of the best, but nothing in your training prepared you for action this hot. Deepspace dogfights against Kilrathi aces are deadly, and the future of humanity is on the line each time you fly!
Wing Commander puts you in the middle of the most intense starship action you've ever experienced outside of a movie theater. But in Wing Commander, you're the star!

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Simulation

Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi

Ten years ago, you were the hero of the Vega sector - the starfighter pilot who singlehandedly turned the tide of a major Kilrathi invasion. Then something went wrong. A court martial and transfer left you behind, while your friends fought the battle on the front lines. Now you're back - prepared to put your life on the line once again. Wing Commander II features five different fighters and all-new guns, missiles, tailguns, turrets and tractor beams. You'll thrill to amazing 3-D rendered graphics, digitized speech, instant replays, a new musical score and gripping storyline.

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Simulation

Wings of Glory

Its not only angels that have wings. When you're duelling at dawn and the enemy's close enough to smell, it takes an unshakeable nerve to bring your canvas crate back home. With no radar to guide you radio communication or missiles, one slip and you'll be trading your flying helmet for a halo. But then, no guts, no Wings of Glory. 

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Sports

Sports

Front Page Sports: Baseball '94

The first Baseball game developed under Dynamix's Front Page Sports brand name.

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Strategy

Strategy

Battle Bugs

The Alluring odor of last week's pizza lies heavy in the air. Antennae strain and agony etches lines of pain into the faces of the cockroaches. With monumental effort, these warriors raise the flag above the carnage in the pepperoni.

This is Battle Bugs. A game of military strategy where insect troops rage across tabletops and storm junk food targets. Standing in their way are legions of enemy bugs, armed to the teeth. You - and your battle smarts - guide your troops to glory. Will your armada of spiders cross the cola lake in time to save the flag? Will the suicide run of a kamikaze mosquito take out the praying mantis? At what cost? AT WHAT PRICE VICTORY?

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Strategy

Battle Isle 2200

Titan Net is back! After years of conflict and ever newly emerging hope, the inconceivable seems to be about to come true.

Titan Net is regathering its strength and preparing a devastating blow against the Drullian civilization. Armies gather, iron phalanxes collide against one another, the great battle can no longer be averted - and this time the victory will be final...

Accept the challenge of BATTLE ISLE 2200 and battle against the terror of the robot empire of Titan Net and against the treachery against the Drullian folk from within its innermost circles.

BATTLE ISLE 2200 offers up to 400 units displayed simultaneously (55 new and different tanks, ships and aircraft) with all units in two different kinds of 3-D presentation (Raytracing and vector graphic), a stunning attack mode performed in extremely rapid vector graphic and several thousand landscape modules. Buildings, streets and railroads can be built on the maps.

There is also a weather simulation. A complete background story with animated sequences leads you through the story. BATTLE ISLE 2200 can be played by up to 7 players.

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Strategy

Castles

With CASTLES you can now design the layout of your own medieval dream castle. You'll need to pick a good site that is easily defensible from attack and then decide where to put towers, walls and doors. What kind of gatehouse should you build? How high should the battlements be? How hard should you make the peasants work and how much should they be taxed? Dare you get involved in quarrels between the church and state? Should you respond to pleas for help from neighboring barons, leaving your own walls exposed to siege?

As lord or lady of the realm you'll be able to make life and death decisions over your fiefdom. Burden overtaxed peasants with tyrannical demands. Then, defend your castle in bloody battles against the angry, overtaxed peasants! Cheat workers of their hard-earned wages. Engage in brutal treachery and make scores of enemies, then sit in a cold, damp castle and wonder why no one likes you. All the neat things that went into making the medieval ages a swell time are in this package!

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Strategy

Castles II: Siege & Conquest

Immerse yourself in all of the glory and honor of being a medieval Baron struggling for the throne. Forge diplomatic alliances with neighboring power hungry barons while you use your administrative skills to build and empire of trade and wealth. Defend your otherwise helpless people with well-trained armies and might castles. Succeed and you will be made the King of France! Over 30 minutes of BBC documentary footage show you how and why castles were planned, constructed, sieged and attacked prior to the age of gunpowder. Using this knowledge, you can create your own original castle designs to play against your computer opponents. Or, you can choose from 10 historical castles for your own personal fortress.

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Strategy

Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty

Behold the planet Arrakis, known as Dune - land of sand and home of the spice melange. The spice controls the empire - whoever controls Dune controls the spice. The emperor has proposed a challenge, the house that produces the most spice will control Dune. There are no territories And no rules of engagement. Vast armies have arrived. Now three houses fight for control of Dune - the noble Artreides, the insidious Ordos and the evil Harkonen. Only one house will prevail. Your battle for Arrakis begins now Dune II: The Battle for Arrakis is a strategy-based resource management simulation with over one megabyte of digitized sound effects and speech. Dune II comes from Westwood Studios, the team behind Eye of the Beholder I and II and Fables and Fiends: The Legend of Kyrandia.

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Strategy

Dungeon Keeper

In Dungeon Keeper, you have control of a series of evil underground domains, and you must defeat enemy keepers and destroy the forces of goodness that try to breach your walls. It's your job to deal with your forces as you see fit. Give them too much leeway, and they'll demand more gold and become lazy. Treat them too harshly, and they might turn against you. It's the ultimate in management conundrums. Amass an army and build rooms in which to house, train, recruit, and improve your legions. It's a race against time, though, as your foe is somewhere out there in the darkness, doing exactly the same. And when the time comes, the battle will shake the very earth.

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Strategy

Flight Commander 2

A shrill whistle fulfills your cockpit. At the same moment you realize that an enemy radar has understood you. Lightning fast pull your F-14 Tomcat in a tight corner. The enemy missile hits your rocket over and chasing into the void ... FLIGHT COMMANDER 2 - . A fun action-strategy game that aerial combat as realistically simulates like no other you carry your squadrons of the air combat over Korea and Vietnam to the Gulf War or face Your own battles together. For your bets you can select from the first jet aircraft to ultra-modern stealth fighters. For this game, you do not need a joystick - but your mind !!!

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Strategy

Jagged Alliance

It's been a long day. Three of your best mercenaries are in the infirmary with shotgun wounds, and the medic is threatening to quit if the casualties continue. The workers are demanding more money, and an informer tells you that one of your mercenaries is about to snap. Still, you won three sectors away from the heavily armed enemy, and the medicinal sap you sold brought in a nice chunk of change. That's just an ordinary day at the office in Jagged Alliance, Sirtech's award-winning blend of strategy, tactics, and role-playing.
In Jagged Alliance, you control a group of mercenaries hired by scientists to wrest control of a tropical island away from Lucas Santino. Santino wants the rare plants on the island for his own nefarious purposes, and it's your job to see he doesn't get them. Arm your mercs with guns, explosives, and high-tech gear, and send them into the jungle to win back the island, sector-by-sector.
Jagged Alliance allows you to plan every move in your campaign, from how much you pay your workers to where you place the explosives to blow open an enemy stronghold. Its turn-based combat will keep you on the edge of your seat as you explore dense jungles, booby-trapped buildings, and snake-infested lagoons. Jagged Alliance is far more than just another tactical combat game. Your men aren't just faceless grunts. Each of your mercenaries has a distinctive personality, skills, and voice. Mercenaries improve as they gain experience--unless they are wounded, or freak out under the strain! Jagged Alliance is a mix of role-playing and strategy unlike any other game.

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Strategy

Lords of the Realm

Leap into our medieval tapestry and the grandeur of a unique strategy epic. The English throne lies empty in 1268 A.D. You and 5 lords are locked in a struggle for the crown. Reap benefits of successful feudal governing, castle-building, castle-sieging, and land battles to conquer your rivals and claim the kingdom.

Keep your serfs fed and happy. Assign them to farming, herding, building, military and other tasks. Design your own castles or build them using actual historical blueprints. Then lay siege to your neighbors' castles and fight out land battles in tactical detail.

No other medieval strategy game delivers this much in all areas of game play! Exquisite 256 color graphics and extensive animations combine with period music to offer an authentic atmosphere unprecedented in strategy gaming.

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Strategy

Master of Magic

The Voodoo Priestess has called upon undead warriors. The Chaos Master is summoning a doom drake. Cities are being consumed by the plague. What are you going to do? Play your role in this clash between wizards, command your troops and conquer other countries, destroy all who stand in your way or be the first who casts the legendary Spell of Mastery! This is an epic adventure you cannot miss!

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Strategy

Master of Orion

BUILD AN EMPIRE TO SPAN THE GALAXY

Napoleon's vast empire stretched from Madrid to Moscow.

The empire of Alexander the Great blanketed Persia, Egypt, and western India.

But compared to your empire, theirs are cosmic dust. Because, in Master Of Orion, you'll create an empire that will stretch across the entire galaxy!

Starting with a single planet, you'll develop resources and design ships for your alien population to colonize nearby stars. As you obtain new technology and equip your ships with more ordnance, you'll build a powerful fleet of space ships from small shuttles to gargantuan, planet-smashing dreadnoughts.

With your fleet at your command, you'll combat ruthless enemy armadas with an awesome array of weapons. Pursue trade and negotiation with alien races. Send spies to steal technology and sabotage enemy facilities. And compete with your enemies as you struggle to inhabit or exploit distant planets. Planets for which you dictate productivity, defense, and even population capacity.

Use your technology wisely, keep a close eye on the growth of your empire, and there's no telling how much of the universe you'll conquer as Master Of Orion!

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Strategy

Perfect General II

THE PERFECT GENERAL II is an unbeatable strategic and tactical experience with stunning graphics, intuitive interface and the sharpest artificial intelligence ever.
THE PERFECT GENERAL II provides you with a superior challenge and brilliance that is unsurpassed in the computer gaming world. Feel the power as you command missions in the most exciting eras of world conflict. Airpower controls the sky, Rockets hit their mark, and tanks rumble across barren terrain as you lead your armies to victory on any one of the thrilling fields of battle.
5 levels of difficulty from novice to expert take you through historically and technically accurate encounters with the enemy. Modem and null-modem play capabilities let you choose your competitor. Master the intensity of nations at war. We proudly present to you the invincible sequel to the Perfect General... THE PERFECT GENERAL II

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Strategy

Settlers II: Gold Edition, The

This is a demo version of The Settlers II Gold Edition. There are 2 parts to this demo; the Map Editor and The Settlers II Gold Edition game.
The Map Editor demo features all of the elements found in the full version, however, you will not be able to save any of the worlds you create using the demo version. We have also restricted the use of it to 15 minutes at a time.

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Strategy

Settlers, The

Did you ever hear about ""The Settlers""? Well, as a reader of games-magazines you should have heard about this game. It has gained loads of prizes and overwhelming ratings all over Europe in the Amiga version and now we can announce the PC-version! This is the opportunity for you take a first brief look at the PC-version of ""The Settlers""...

Please be aware, that this is only a demonstration of the final game. A lot of functions aren't included, yet, for example the S-VGA graphics mode and that the game will run only one hour before returning to the main-screen again.

Also known as: Serf City: Life is Feudal

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Strategy

X-COM: Terror from the Deep

X-Com Agents are once again called upon to defend the Earth from alien invasion.

A FOLLOW-UP GAME TO THE AWARD-WINNING X-COM:UFO DEFENSE also known as UFO: ENEMY UNKNOWN in Europe, XCOM: TERROR FROM THE DEEP will give gamers a chance to experience alien terror from a new dimension-the depths of the earth's oceans-in X-COM: TERROR FROM THE DEEP.

Awakened by the cosmic emissions of their brothers, the vast chambers of innumerable species begin their re-animation cycle. X-Com must face a new terror, an army of aliens that are already here, but in an environment more deadly than deep space. The aliens of the depths are well prepared to take on man in all the oceans, even bringing the war onto the land. Enter into combat in a strange and alien world, use new technology to enable the war to be taken to the enemies. Arm your troops for an encounter the likes of which man has only dreamed of in his worst nightmares....

A vast sleeping enemy has awoken. When the colonization vessel T'leth crash landed on Earth some sixty five million years ago the emergency systems placed the aliens in suspended animation. A distress call was sent but never received by the alien's homeworld. Over the eons the computers have awoken small groups of aliens to attempt a colonisation, but the strategies and devices have been imperfect. They have also been sinking ships over the centuries, to plunder their cargoes and recover gold - the base metal in the hyper-alloy Zrbite.

X-Com: Terror From the Deep utilizes the familiar UFO control system, multiple menus and tactical icon bar. Terror however expands and refines all aspects of the system - the new UFOpedia is more structured and incorporates a clear and more concise database. The tactical section utilises multiple colour palettes and animations to conjure the atmosphere of the deeps but still retains the familiar turn-based combat system. The new audio system utilized in X-Com: Terror From the Deep creates a true other world ambience and alien atmosphere. Featuring twice as many tactical sites and 10 times the level of animation, Terror From the Deep expands the UFO engine into a believable aquatic reality.

The alien strategy comes in two distinct parts. The first is to set up various bases in strategic locations around the globe that manage to control the majority of the seas. The second, and most dangerous, part of their plan is to recover the necessary artefacts that will allow the alien races to energise the core of T'leth and awaken the Great Dreamer, the ultimate alien whose darkness will engulf the globe.

As the leader of X-Com, you will have to counter these aliens with new technology: weapons for aquatic warfare, submarines, and floating bases around the world. As you encounter alien vessels as they race through the seas, recover advanced alien technology and battle strange sea dwelling creatures.

The span of the alien strategy is based around a series of deep sea bases from which they launch attacks and recover artefacts. These range from small complexes, through large complexes, ancient cities, strange unnatural formations, to the immense colonisation ship, T'leth, the ultimate goal. X-Com will be faced with reprisals and its bases will be attacked by the aquatic aliens during the course of the game.

X-Com: Terror From the Deep also features several new effects some of which include: water effects (giving colouration of objects), multi-level tactical maps featuring exciting depth effects, new alien life forms with new technologies and weaponry, new missions - surface missions, on board ships, in ports and on islands, classical cities, coral constructions, sunken ship wrecks, upwardly spiralling bubble effects from breathing apparatus, gas powered weapons leaving wakes as they tear through the water, alien bases have entrances (rather than jumping directly into the base. Find the entrance to enter the alien lair.) and a new alien encyclopaedia full of new watery denizens and mutation technology.

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Strategy

X-COM: UFO Defense

Now that aliens have invaded the Earth X-COM: Enemy Unknown presents the player with 2 distinct challenges.

In the Geoscape section, strategic skills are stretched to the limit: finite resources have to be allocated to establish bases across the globe, and the world's governments have to be kept happy.

In the Battlescape section, you fight the aliens in the air and every so often will get the chance to deploy troops and vehicles against a crash-landed alien craft in an attempt to salvage alien artifacts that can be used to enhance your weapons systems.

A fine mix of strategy and turn-by-turn wargaming, enhanced by animated transition sequences.

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