Tag Archive: Review

Retro Rated – Blood

Few games have titles that are as to-the-point as Monolith Studios’ Blood. This ultra-visceral shooter from 1998 was built within the same game engine as the legendary Duke Nukem 3D, which was known for its action-packed gameplay, high level of…
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THE MONSTER CLOSET – MUTANT YEAR ZERO REVIEW

Based on the pen-and-paper RPG of the same name and developed by a team that includes Hitman and Payday veterans, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a turn-based strategy game that borrows a few mechanics to differentiate itself from…
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Retro Review – Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Sega CD) – Worst Game Ever?

Full-motion video (FMV) was all the rage during the nineties. While games like Command & Conquer fed players lore and objectives with campy video sequences that were compressed and fitted onto CDs, some games were almost-entirely made up of live-action…
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DUSK Review

There was a time when every first-person shooter tried to be the next Halo or Call of Duty, favouring heavy plots and linear levels. Health would regenerate magically, and you could only carry two weapons at a time. In short,…
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John Dick (Serious Sam) Interview – The Cyber Den

Serious Sam is a throwback shooter with big guns, ludicrous amounts of enemies, and a seriously-awesome protagonist named Sam “Serious” Stone. With his trademark shades, sharp tongue and minigun, he’s ready to save the world and look damn-cool doing it. “Yeah,…
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Postal Dude Interview (Rick Hunter and Corey Cruise) – The Cyber Den

Whether he’s firebombing a marching band, using a cat as a gun silencer, or robbing armed-and-dangerous child movie stars, the eponymous Postal Dude of the Postal series always stands on top of whatever bizarre events occur in his life while…
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Retro Rated – Duke!ZONE II (Duke Nukem 3D)

Patty Bouvier of The Simpsons once said, “The easiest way to be popular is to leech off the popularity of others.” When iconic shooters from decades ago had their map-making tools officially released to the public, a plethora of no-name…
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THE MONSTER CLOSET – THE MOOSEMAN REVIEW

Any time we are lucky enough to get review codes, they are always requested with the intention of becoming the subject of a podcast episode. Anyone who has listened to The Monster Closet will be well aware that we can…
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Retro Rated: Wipeout 2097 (PlayStation)

Hovercraft, headbanging-music and explosive weaponry – welcome to the future of racing, ladies and gentlemen! British studio Psygnosis released Wipeout in 1995 to an unexpected gaming audience, and the title was all about speeding through race tracks as catchy electronica…
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