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Grand Theft Auto 2 (1999)

Grand Theft Auto 2

Rockstar Games, Inc.

Lie, cheat, and steal your way through three districts of a huge city in the follow-up to Grand Theft Auto. Earn the respect of 7 different gangs as you demolish the town in your attempt to make lots of cash. The game takes place at an undisclosed time in the near future. Unlike the first game which featured three different cities, Grand Theft Auto 2 only features a single town, but it’s divided in three districts which are unlocked one at a time: downtown, residential and industrial. Like in the original the player goes around answering phones to initiate various missions. The game uses an overhead camera in a 3D landscape and allows the player to freely explore the city and steal any vehicle the player sets his or her eyes on. To unlock new districts the player must reach a certain score which is done by committing crimes and finishing missions.

System Shock 2 (1999)

System Shock 2

Electronic Arts, Inc.

System Shock 2 is an FPS/RPG hybrid, set on the Von Braun, the first faster-than-light speed space vessel. After choosing a set of initial skills, you are thrust into the plot as you awaken from cryogenic sleep with no memory of recent events. Something has gone horribly wrong on the Von Braun and you must fend for yourself with only one mysterious contact to guide you.

Rune: Halls of Valhalla (2001)

Rune: Halls of Valhalla

Gathering of Developers

Rune: Halls of Valhalla is a multiplayer-only expansion to the computer game Rune. It features many new characters to choose from, thirty three new maps, and most prominently: two completely new game modes.

Rune (2000)


Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

Rune is a 3D action game in which the player takes the role of Ragnar the Viking, mightiest warrior of a byegone age.

There is a full single player game as well as a multiplayer component, in case players tire of the AI.

Age of Empires: Gold Edition (1999)

Age of Empires: Gold Edition

Microsoft Corporation

The Gold Edition of Age of Empires is a box set which includes the original game and the expansion that was released later in its life, Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome.

Deus Ex: GOTY Edition (2001)

Deus Ex: GOTY Edition (2001)

Eidos Interactive, Inc.

In this new edition of the acclaimed PC title Deus Ex, you get the full original game with a brand new multiplayer and head-to-head deathmatch modes as well as a new editing software kit which allows you to create your own levels (single and multiplayer types) and edit existing levels from the original. All this and a full CD soundtrack featuring 30 remixed songs from the game.

Medieval Warriors (1991)

Medieval Warriors

Merit Software

In Medieval Warriors, you control either the Blue team or the Red team, each with twelve warriors. There are four maps, or battlefield terrains, where the battles take place, and each of them presents different obstacles and challenges. For instance, in “Frontier Outpost,” teams are placed in separate forts divided by a forest and a pond; in “Castle Keep,” however, it is just a maze of rooms and hallways.

Math Rescue (1992)

Math Rescue

Apogee Software, Ltd.

The world suddenly realizes that there are no numbers. There are no numbers on calculator, your mom has locked herself in the bathroom and won’t come out because her paycheck is blank, and the Dow Jones isn’t up or down… it’s gone! In desperation you try to call your friend, but the numbers on the phone are gone, and you can’t remember your friends number. Rushing outside, you find a creature that resembles a giant nose with eyes, one of the “Gruzzles”, grabbing numbers off your house and tossing them into a robot garbage truck. In fear, you point a quivering finger. Suddenly, a giant butterfly appears and dumps a giant bucket of slime on the nose. After finding out how to get past the Gruzzles, you grab a trash can lid for protection as you follow the Gruzzles to get the planet’s numbers back.

Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle (1993)

Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle

Erbe Software, S.A.

Purple Tentacle, one of the crazy Dr. Fred’s creations, drinks contaminated water from Dr. Fred’s Sludge-o-matic. He mutates into an insane genius and grows arms, and now he’s plotting to take over the world. In an effort to stop him, Dr. Fred sends three friends, Bernard, Hoagie and Laverne back in time to yesterday, in order for them to turn off the Sludge-o-matic and stop the sludge from spilling into the river, thus preventing the whole incident. Naturally, the cheap doctor uses a fake diamond over a real one in his time machine, which blows up sending Hoagie 200 years into the past and Laverne 200 years into the future.

Major Stryker (1993)

Major Stryker

Apogee Software, Ltd.

Major Stryker is a 2D vertical scrolling shooter game written for DOS, by Apogee Software (now 3D Realms). The game was originally distributed as shareware. It consists of three episodes, with only the first episode distributed as shareware, and the rest available commercially.

There are three difficulty levels, each of which has drastically different levels of powerups, enemies, and enemy fire. The only named characters are the titular hero and Fleet Admiral Yoshira, a very attractive, often flirtatious woman who briefs the character between levels, and seems to be in love with him as well.