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Fallout (1997)

Fallout

Interplay Productions, Inc.

A devastating atomic war wiped out almost the entire population of the Earth. The civilization as we know it has been destroyed. The Earth has become a huge radioactive area. Only the most courageous ones dare to dwell on the surface, forming communities and building new cities. Many people live in Vaults, huge underground dwellings. You play the role of an inhabitant of Vault 13. Recently, the water purification controller chip was broken. Without clean water, the people of the Vault cannot survive. You are sent to retrieve a chip from another Vault. And you venture outside, to face a dangerous world and to find your place in it.

Ecco the Dolphin (1995)

Ecco the Dolphin

SEGA Corporation

Travel through time along with Ecco the dolphin, in the only game that could call itself a “dolphin simulator”. Indeed, you can do pretty much everything a typical dolphin does, including eating fish, surfacing in order to breathe, using your biological sonar and of course, jumping out of the water to amaze your friends.

Dune 2000 (1998)

Dune 2000

Westwood Studios, Inc.

Dune 2000 is a remake of the classic Dune II updated for Windows. In this Real-Time Strategy game, you can play one of the three houses, the evil Harkonnen, the greed filled Ordos or the noble Atreides. Each has different sets of units and tactics while maintaining an overall balance.

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.

Dark Reign: The Future of War (1997)

Dark Reign: The Future of War

Activision, Inc.

Dark Reign narrowly beat Total Annihilation as the first RTS to incorporate 3D movement and positioning. This increases the strategic advantage of hills and mountains. Each mission puts you in the role of commander of either the Imperial army or the Freedom fighters in a campaign to undermine and eventually destroy the opposing force. This game has many unusual features for the RTS genre. AI patterns you to simply give a unit the order “Search and Destroy” and it would drive off towards the enemy’s last known location, in search for something to kill. There is also “explore” mode which let your units do all the map exploring for you. A mission/campaign editor is also provided.

Croc: Legend of the Gobbos (1997)

Croc: Legend of the Gobbos

Fox Interactive, Inc.

All is not well in Croc’s world. His friends, the Gobbos, have been captured by the evil Baron Dante. It is your mission in this 3D platformer to search through 42 different levels to save all of your friends before it’s too late.

Croc 2 (2000)

Croc 2

Fox Interactive, Inc.

Croc is on a quest to find his parents. However, Baron Dante has kidnapped the Gobbos kings. Croc then turns his attention to rescue all of the Gobbos kings.

Carmen Sandiego’s Great Chase Through Time (1999)

Carmen Sandiego’s Great Chase Through Time

The Learning Company, Inc.

Carmen Sandiego and her gang of time crooks have stolen ACME’s only Chronoskimmer, and she’s using it to go back in time and pilfer goods from history. Luckily, the time portals remain open once she has used them. But, it’s up to you to track her down and return the items she has stolen so that history can go on as it should.

Carmageddon II: Carpocalypse Now (1998)

Carmageddon II: Carpocalypse Now

SCi Games Ltd.

In case you need to be told, this game sends the politically-correct-o-meter flying towards absolute zero, perhaps only beaten by Duke Nukem 3D. The framework is a futuristic race inspired by Deathrace 2000 and The Cars That Ate Paris: The contestants, in sport cars, monster trucks, and other motorized abominations, are placed on a track, a real populated area. Getting to the finish line first is secondary, and in fact seldom happens; the real winner is the one to trash everyone else, running over pedestrians on the way for extra profit.

Carmageddon 3: TDR 2000 (2000)

Carmageddon 3: TDR 2000 (2000)

Xicat Interactive, Inc.

There are three modes of play: ‘Free Play’, which consists of 30 races across 9 different environments; ‘Campaign’, which consists of 30 races across 9 different environments and 25, challenging and individual missions, ‘Multiplayer’, which features 5 different Death-Match arenas with 7 different network games. The last mode represents the core of the game. Animated props such as working cranes, lifts and bridges produce a gaming environment which seems to be alive. For the first time you can customise your car. The people in the maps are interactin with their environment, like crossing streets or waiting in front of theatres. The cops are also back again, so watch out!