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Did you know...

...that although Home of the Underdogs closed its doors long ago, we have archived the database in order to preserve the massive reference?
So what is this site? To put it in the most simple way imaginable: It's a site about digital games. Not about the latest gaming news, but about the games themselves, and - as you've already surmised from the site's name - specializing in what's usually considered 'classic' these days. Of course, definitions of 'classic' differ widely. However, if you browse around a little, you'll find us covering pretty much everything (with varying intensity) from the earliest home systems (late 1970s) to the end of the last millenium.

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2018-06-17

Whoa! Thought the record of more than 1 game review at a time is beaten? Not so fast. Our new undisputed champ everyfan has sent in the whole of 6 reviews, 3 of which are also new games on TGOD, hence 90 points instead of expected 60. Surprised? The new games thus are: 1830: Railroads & Robber Barons, The Elder Scrolls: Arena and The Terminator. Reviews for existing games are: Civilization, Railroad Tycoon and The Last Express. Perfectly done, enjoy our disk image archive and welcome to TGOD!
Moebius

2018-06-09

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When I'm in the mood for a certain type of game, my thirst is often not quenched by one game alone. So after last week's dive into a text/character-based open-ended world exploration game, here is yet another one. Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead clearly wins in direct comparison. So you're in for a treat – I would actually go as far as calling it one of the best new games of the last five years! At least if you like ultra-complex role-playing.
Mr Creosote

2018-06-02

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You all remember Robur the Conqueror, The Difference Engine and Steamboy, don't you? If they indeed do ring a bell, Steam Sky may be for you. Though it could be argued that this game may actually be the polar opposite of Steamboy's style over substance approach. In case you're not familiar with any of the mentioned works, but you're open to modern-day "retro" styled games, you should try it out anyway. It's a game of huge potential. Not everything may be worked out perfectly yet, but you would miss something if you remained ignorant.
Mr Creosote

2018-05-29

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A small treat from TheBattleCat, which is obviously a Super Mario-go-ducky kind of remake. Originally entitled in dutch as Charlie de Eend it later became known as Charlie the Duck, which is how the former translates, in fact. TheBattleCat does admit it is a children's game, but he also believes it is more challenging than it looks. Anyone cares to validate that?

2018-05-26

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Hm, Myth Drannor is already in the title of Eye of the Beholder III. I launched the game voluntarily. So do I want to enter or run away? Side information: to even get here, I already had to play for many hours, fighting my way through a long-ish maze among other challenges. So, again, are you really sure you want to ask me that, game? It says a lot about this product as a whole, however. A huge, scary prologue before what should be the game proper even begins.

2018-05-24

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LostInSpace has been on an adventurous trip lately. Back in our world of today, he us now ready to report and tell us about what he learned about the Shard of Inovar. It was a journey which may have taken him 30 years. A true epic!? Or is it just that LostInSpace is not so a proficient magic user? Could have been related to the uncommon technical approach to handling player actions as well. In any case, he seems to have enjoyed it.

2018-05-21

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Our adventure addict and dedicated Sierra fan beranmuden is back with a brand new review on Police Quest II: The Vengeance! As usual, a very detailed and comprehensive work. Perhaps, nailing the rest of Sierra games is, indeed, only a matter of time for this enthusiast. Oh, and NEC PC-9801 anime-like port? Wow, that's wicked!

2018-05-19

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My childhood wasn't just computer games. I also loved playing board games! Sitting around the living room table with the whole family, but of course only after long discussions what to play. Setting the board up was already part of the fun, admiring the tangible, small objects. Some games, I think, we never really played to the end. That wasn't even the goal. It depended on the game. Scotland Yard was indeed one which we did follow through to the end each time. Even if Mister X always won. Every single time. But wait… although the name and even the typeface matches, this isn't the same game, is it? Still, I know it, we had this one sitting in our cupboard, too!

2018-05-12

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Warm up the TV? When he is already wearing pyjamas and she'll slip into a red bit of nothing? Is this one of these "spot the error" sort of challenges? If so, it's neither a very hard, nor a particularly funny one. In any case, the guy on the right takes it literally and has to pay for his naivety: his Altered Destiny dictates he has to spend the evening stumbling through mazes and meeting weird aliens instead of cuddling with his girlfriend. Serves him right, he should have known TV is bad for his health!

2018-05-05

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Welcome to the forest. A fabled land where nobody ever laughs. Since, you know, animals are all quite serious in their nature and talk in very roundabout, stilted ways. Because, you know, that's how it is. The humans may have given the animals the ability to talk and walk upright, but they didn't give them a sense of humor. Which seems to be a big deal in Inherit the Earth.

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