Username:
Password:
Forum
OpenID
Remember

DesktopRSSTwitterFacebook

Games - Reviewed by: Underdogs (11 result(s))

More...

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

Apps
Disk Images

Latest Game

zed_010.png

Random Games

lol12.png
dogsofwar03.png
bmp_000.png

RSS Twitter Facebook

Ambush at Sorinor

amb_000.png
Mindcraft 1993
Genre: Strategy
Rating: 3.5/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

Ambush at Sorinor is an improved sequel to Siege with a lot of needed improvements such as campaign mode and better unit variety. Athough it's just a string of all missions played in consecutive order, the campaign mode is interesting and actually tells a coherent fantasy story.


Another World

aworld01.png
Interplay 1990
Genre: Action
Rating: 5/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

An energy experiment has gone wrong and a scientist now finds himself in another world, an unknown and dangerous place where he quickly ends as a captive of an advanced alien culture. With the help of an alien captive now he must find the way out to freedom.


Bermuda Syndrome

bersyn01.png
Century Interactive / BMG 1996
Genre: Adventure, Action
Rating: 3.5/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

Vinyl record sleeves and game boxes have something in common, in the sense that a particularly good design can prompt you to buy the record/game without trying it first. That's how I ended up with The Virgin Prunes' If I die, I die, which is absolutely god-awful. And Bermuda Syndrome, which is great fun.


Castle Adventure

castadv01.png
Kevin Bales 1985
Genre: RPG, Adventure
Rating: 3/6
Licence: Freeware
System: PC

If this review had a title, it would be titled: "How to look for nice parts of a game".

The game in question is an adventure with very basic ASCII-graphics. It's been written by a single person, and uses a very basic parsing system. It won't understand many inputs. Always use two words, and keep trying until you get there. The story is a fantasy cliché, you're trapped in an evil castle and must escape, using a variety of keys, weapons and other objects to do so. You'll be fighting evil monsters, etc. Nothing new there. Sometimes it does remind you just a bit of a so-called "action RPG", but without the stats. This is due to the rather large amount of monsters that need slaying. Also, the text commands that can be inserted are rather unintuitive sometimes, so a bigger explanation might have been nice.


Dogs of War

dogsofwar01.png
Software Engineering 1997
Genre: Strategy
Rating: 4/6
Licence: Shareware
System: PC

Axis & Allies - a popular board game set in the Second World War. Well, sort of a Second World War at least, with some changes to the actual historical situation of 1942 for the sake of game balance. Dogs of War is an unofficial version of Axis & Allies without major changes from the board game.


Hammer of the Gods

hamgam_000.png
Holistic Design / New World Computing 1995
Genre: Strategy
Rating: 4/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

[Wandrell] After remaking Merchant Prince, a company called Holistic Design thought "why can't we reuse all this work into actually creating a new game". One where middle ages Vikings would take the place of renaissance Venecia.


Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos

lol01.png
Westwood 1993
Genre: RPG
Rating: 4.5/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

You are sent to get a magical stone, but then problems happen as usual. And you end with no kingdom backing you, and no good guy’s army, just the mean people’s one. What does it means? Oh, you know it well: you have just become the last hope for getting rid of the evil witch and her magical ring.


The Lost Vikings

viking01.png
Interplay 1993
Genre: Strategy, Action
Rating: 4.5/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

As I write this review/manual I assume you know nothing at all about the game. That's because anyone who has ever played The Lost Vikings will never forget it and won't need a manual or a review to get started again.


The Manager

bmp_000.png
Software 2000 1992
Genre: Sport, Strategy
Rating: 5/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

The Manager is an excellent soccer simulation game that is unfortunately much less popular than Championship Manager, current champion of the genre. While Bundesliga Manager, the game's German league equivalent, sells very well in Europe and is being continually updated, this England league counterpart was discontinued years ago.


Z

zed_000.png
Bitmap Brothers 1996
Genre: Strategy
Rating: 5.3/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

Is it just a cheap "Command&Conquer" clone or a game with new ideas? Both is right because 'Z' is obviously a part of the past wave of real-time strategy games but it is also far better than similar games.



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