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Dune (1992)

Dune

Virgin Games, Inc.

Based on the legendary Frank Herbert novel of the same name and visually inspired by the 1984 David Lynch movie, Dune is a strategy-adventure hybrid where the player takes the role of young Paul Atreides, the son of Duke Leto. The Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV has given the Atreides House the rights to manage the extraction of the most precious substance in the entire universe – the Melange, commonly known as Spice in the desolate desert planet Arrakis (Dune), the only place in the universe capable of producing the substance. While everything indicates the offer is a trap orchestrated by their enemies the Harkonnen, the Atreides family agrees on moving, as he who controls the spice, controls the universe.

Duke Nukem II (1993)

Duke Nukem II

Apogee Software, Ltd.

Duke Nukem II is a platform game, featuring the famous, muscled hero Duke Nukem. While giving an interview on TV he is captured by the evil Rigelatins, who intend to use his brain for conquering Earth. Duke easily escapes his prison cell.

Duke Nukem 3D (1996)

Duke Nukem 3D

GT Interactive Software Corp.

Aliens have landed in futuristic Los Angeles and it’s up to the Duke to bring the pain and show them the door. After the initial entries of side-scrolling platform games, Duke Nukem 3D introduced a first-person perspective to the series and turned the game in a full-fledged shooter with 2.5D graphics.

Duke Nukem (1991)

Duke Nukem

Apogee Software, Ltd.

Duke Nukem is an arcade platform game featuring huge four-way, dual-scrolling playfields with realistic graphics, and animation.

Duke is an amazing hero, who does flips and clings to ceilings. Help him save the world on his first action-packed adventure.

Drowned God (1996)

Drowned God

Inscape

The story behind Drowned God takes place under the notion that the human race was genetically engineered by god-like aliens that guided humankind through history by nudging civilization forward with certain artifacts of power. Four of those artifacts (The Ark of the Covenant, The Philosopher’s Stone, The Rod of Osiris, and the Holy Grail) are now lost and they are the key to unlocking a series of mysteries that somehow tie up practically every conspiracy theory from the Knights Templar to the Illuminati.

Drakkhen (1990)

Drakkhen

Infogrames Europe SA

Drakkhen is an role-playing game with several ingenious features for its time. The eye-catcher is a mix of fast 3D landscapes and 2D interiors. Your party travels overland on a flat terrain made up of vectors, on which 2D objects are zoomed. You’ll encounter monsters and fight them in real-time combat, and discover the palaces of the dragon lords. Indoors, you’ve got to find your way through the maze of chambers, solving puzzles and defeating the minions of the Drakkhen. Your party members are depicted in four status windows on the left side of the screen, thus allowing to see their current status and equipment at once.

Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones (1991)

Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones

Storm, Tradewest, Inc.

The final game in the trilogy.

Billy and Jimmy Lee are returning from martial arts training when their paths cross a fortune teller. She tells them of a great evil in Egypt, their strongest adversary yet, and how the Rosetta Stones can aid them.

Double Dragon II: The Revenge (1989)

Double Dragon II: The Revenge

Virgin Games, Inc.

The lovely Marian was rescued from the clutches of the Black Warriors gang by Billy & Jimmy Lee in the first Double Dragon game, but now the gang has killed her in retaliation of their early defeat. The Dragons must now embark on a mission to avenge her death and defeat the Black Warriors for the second and final time.

Double Dragon (1988)

Double Dragon

Arcadia Systems, Inc.

Set in a post-apocalyptic New York, Double Dragon is the story of Billy and Jimmy Lee, twin brothers trained in the fighting style of Sou-Setsu-Ken. Together, they manage a small martial arts training school, teaching their students in self-defense. One day, Billy’s girlfriend, Marian, is kidnapped off the street by the “Black Warriors”, a savage street gang led by a man named Willy. The Black Warriors demand the Lee brothers disclose their martial arts secrets in exchange for Marian’s freedom. The Lee brothers set out on a rescue mission to crush the Black Warriors and save Marian.

DOOM II: Hell on Earth (1994)

DOOM II: Hell on Earth

id Software, Inc.

In this sequel to the original Doom, you play the same hero – the last remaining space marine. After having single-handedly saved Mars from demonic threat, you return to Earth, only to find out that the demons have already invaded it, killed all its inhabitants or turned them into demons. It’s your task to kill all the demons and to save the Earth.