Username:
Password:
Forum
OpenID
Remember

DesktopRSSTwitterFacebook

Games - Company: Origin (20 result(s))

More...

All Games
Random Game
Advanced Search
Refine Search
System
Genre
Theme
Year
Letter
Rating
Reviewer
Licence

Apps
Disk Images

Latest Game

mdreams05.png

Random Games

ultima04.png
savage04.png
cdshock_005.png

RSS Twitter Facebook

Autoduel

autoduel01.png
Micromagic / Origin 1988
Genre: RPG
Rating: 4/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

Autoduel is one of the few classic games that don't deserve as much attention as it is getting. It may sound ironic that I review a game just because I don't consider it worth a review, but it isn't so. Autoduel is a very original piece of work, which is seriously flawed by inferior graphics, awkward interface and an extremely steep learning curve. Autoduel is simply the result of applying arcade principles to a pen-and-paper roleplaying game.


Crusader: No Regret

regret01.png
Origin 1996
Genre: Action
Rating: 5/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

Surprisingly shortly after the the release of Crusader: No Remorse, this sequel came out. However, once one actually plays the game, the surprise is gone. No Regret looks the same, plays the same and feels the same as its predecessor. This review will just cover the few differences, for general information about the gameplay, please refer to the review of the first game.


Crusader: No Remorse

crusader01.png
Origin 1995
Genre: Action
Rating: 5/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

In the late 22nd century, the world has fallen into a dark age. Huge worldwide corporations are ruling with an iron fist. Personal freedom has been more or less abolished, order is kept by heavily armed military units roaming the streets. The protagonist is a member of an elite unit called 'Silencers'. After botching the assignment to kill a few unarmed civilians, they are ambushed a combat robot belonging to their own forces. Everybody but the protagonist is killed. Opening his eyes to the horrors of this regime, he joins the resistence.


Martian Dreams

mdreams01.png
Origin 1991
Genre: RPG
Rating: 4/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

In the Victorian age many celebrities that range from Marie Curie to Lenin have ended stranded on Mars. Now a second expedition, with a few more celebrities along the Avatar and professor Spector, is sent in a rescue mission.


Privateer

priv01.png
Origin 1993
Genre: Simulation, Action
Rating: 5/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

Right. What can I write about such an immensely popular game which hasn't already been said. Obviously not much. Also, what should I describe it for - everybody already knows it! Then again, maybe not really everybody. So, a brief introduction.


Shadow Caster

shadow_caster01.png
Raven Software / Origin 1993
Genre: RPG, Action
Rating: 4/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

On a stormy night, your grandfather reveals to you you're actually from a race of shapeshifters from another dimension and that you've got a higher purpose in the fate of the world. Before he can explain the details, a stone Gargoyle located at the outside of the building comes alive and kidnaps him. You're on your own.


Space Rogue

srogue01.png
Gryphon Software / Origin 1989
Genre: Simulation, RPG
Rating: 5/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

Space Rogue is an odd mix of a space shooter, adventure and role-playing. While many people tend to call this an RPG game, the fact is that it's got very little to do with the basics of role-playing - character development. More important than this ongoing debate, however, is the fact that Space Rogue is one of the first games that used vector graphics, took advantage of the superiority of IBM computers and offered countless hours of fun. The game is timeless; even today it will suck you right in.


System Shock

cdshock_000.png
Looking Glass/Origin 1995
Genre: RPG, Adventure, Action
Rating: 6/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

In the future everybody knows how cyberpunk works, and that's the reason the TriOptimum megacorporation makes that shady deal with a nameless hacker, offering him top-rate wetware just for removing the moral limitations from one of the biggest AIs in existence, SHODAN. What could go wrong?


The Savage Empire

savage01.png
Origin 1990
Genre: RPG
Rating: 5/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

On earth, an experiment with the moonstone the Avatar got on his last adventure goes awry and carries him, along a professor and a reporter, to the lost Valley of Eodon, where dinosaurs and humans live together.


Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness

ultima01.png
Origin 1986
Genre: RPG
Rating: 5/6
Licence: Commercial
System: C64, PC (DOS)

For me (and, I guess, not only for me), the Ultima games are the ultimate experience in RPGs. Featuring a great depht in gameplay, and a fantastic blend of story and unfolding things, Ultima games (and especially Ultima V and VII) are true master-pieces of computer gaming.



Partners: Abandoned PlacesAbandonware RingFree Games BlogGlenn's GuidesThe House of Games
Just Games RetroMacintosh GardenA Force For GoodRobot Ring