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The Terminator 2029 (1992)

The Terminator 2029

Bethesda Softworks LLC

In Terminator 2029, you play one of Col. John Connor’s Special Operations Group tasked to destroy Skynet. You wear Advanced Combat Armor that has configurable slots for weapons which can be swapped on the fly. The gameplay is first-person but you are restricted to the 4 compass directions (e.g. turning left spins you around 90 degrees). The weapons slot feature is well used as you acquire new weapons and attachments as you progess through the game.

Trial by Magic (1995)

Trial by Magic

Merit Studios (Europe) Limited

Trial by Magic is a Real-Time Role-Playing game made by the developers who later created the Ancient Evil series. It’s a third-person perspective game where you must pick and create a character with whom you must face the trial of the Trialmaster. Once you’ve overcome this trial you’ll be rewarded with unimaginable wealth.

Perfect Assassin (1997)

Perfect Assassin

Grolier Interactive Inc.

In Perfect Assassin, you play an assassin (duh…). This assassin has lost his memory somehow and you have to make sure he gets it back!

NFL Football (1992)

NFL Football

Konami (America), Inc.

NFL Football is an action oriented game based on the popular sport. It is played in real-time so you have to think and act fast. In comparison to other arcade sports simulations, there are relative many coaching options.

It is officially licensed by the NFL and you can choose between about 30 teams. Playing modes are preseason matches, practice and a full season. Because there are only 30 teams a season is not very long.

WarCraft: Orcs & Humans (1994)

WarCraft: Orcs & Humans

Interplay Productions Ltd.

The Kingdom of Azeroth was relatively peaceful and ruled by King Llane. That was until a powerful mage named Medivh commanded forces that opened up a portal in the Swamp of Sorrow, leading to another world. This ushered in the Age of Chaos, as Orcs were summoned to this world and attempted to establish an empire. As the Orcish hordes swarmed from the portal, they met with the Humans of Azeroth and battles ensured. Peaceful co-existence is not an option. Only one race will attain dominance over the land.

Shannara (1995)

Shannara

Legend Entertainment Company

A 2D point and click adventure based on the Shannara fantasy novels by Terry Brooks. Also features some mild RPG Elements, like travelling on a world map with random encounter fights. Your father once slew the evil warlock king Brona but now his angry spirit has returned and it’s up to you to do something about it. (It’s not just a good idea, it’s your destiny!)

The Journeyman Project (1993)

The Journeyman Project

Presto Studios, Inc.

Claiming to be the first ever photorealistic game, The Journeyman Project take us to the far future, to the year 2318. Humanity is on the verge on signing an historic peace treaty with an alien civilisation called the Symbiotry. However, it seems someone is altering history and meddling with the timeline.

Star Control 3 (1996)

Star Control 3

Accolade, Inc.

Since the events in Star Control 2 the Ur-Quan have been pacified and the captain who bravely destroyed the Sa-Matra has had a horrible vision of the future. Suddenly without warning, all Hyperspace travel in the universe has stopped. Top scientists have pinpointed the cause of this disturbance somewhere in unexplored space in an area known as the Kessari Quadrant. Hastily assembling a fleet of ships as and an untested Precusor star drive… a loose alliance of alien races known as The League of Sentient Races sends a task force to the Kessari Quadrant. You are it’s commander.

WarCraft II: Tides of Darkness (1995)

WarCraft II: Tides of Darkness

Blizzard Entertainment Inc.

For the kingdoms of Azeroth the real-time battle between Humans and Orcs continues with Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, the sequel to its highly succesful predecessor…

Star Wars: Dark Forces (1995)

Star Wars: Dark Forces

LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC

Dark Forces is LucasArts’ first attempt to enter the 1st person shooter market. Instead of licensing the Doom engine, the company created its own which has more 3D elements than ID Software’s, with the ability to look up and down, and to jump and crouch.