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1. Blizzard Entertainment DVD Collection
by Vivendi Universal
list price: $19.99
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Asin: B00006SG4T
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Vivendi Universal
Sales Rank: 6611
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Best RPG ever!!!
This game is sooooo fun.It also keeps you playing over and over again.I also like that none of the creatures your character has to kill are human.I love to build characters starting from the ground up and make them special according to how you pass out skills and stat points.

3-0 out of 5 stars A good collection, but technically disappointing
The biggest problem with this collection is its variable technical standards. While the cinematics presented here arguably look and sound better than the versions that come as part of the individual games (the WARCRAFT 3 and DIABLO 2 cinematics are presented here with optional Dolby 5.1 surround sound), they fall short of what is expected of the DVD standard.

DIABLO 2 and STARCRAFT are presented in non-anamorphic widescreen with a somewhat low bit rate. Both look quite blurry, although the contrast and color levels are quite good. However, their aspect ratio (which worked out at around 2.20:1 in the game versions) is not presented correctly. The image is stretched, resembling something like 1.85:1. I also felt that they were quite jerky, especially DIABLO 2.

WARCRAFT 3 is theoretically superior, with an anamorphic transfer. However, the image is marred by an odd "blocky" effect that look like the resolution was converted very poorly. While perhaps not noticeable on a small TV, it was clearly visible to me on my 48" widescreen. The positive side is that the colors are nice and deep, and there is none of the jerkiness that the other two titles exhibit.

The extras are mostly very good, with interesting audio commentaries. The WARCRAFT 3 commentaries are a little dry, but they do impart some interesting facts.

4-0 out of 5 stars Awesome CGI shorts on less than stellar DVDs
These CGI short films are collected from Blizzard games of the past few years - Starcraft, Diablo 2, and Warcraft 3.Great games in their own right, fans were amazed that the cinematics reached Hollywood-level quality.Early work in Starcraft was somewhat crude, but Blizzard's latest efforts are the best in the industry, showing subtle lighting effects and beautiful art design.No feature films, not Shrek or Monsters Inc or Final Fantasy, can match the wonderful mix of realism and exagerated fantasy in Blizzard's work.I strongly recommend this box set for any Sci-Fi, Fantasy, or gaming fan.

The DVDs are seperated, 1 for each game, and they come with standard extras - audio commentary for each film, concept artwork, storyboards, trailers and commercials, and even a Warcraft trivia game.I delve into each individual DVD below, but....

Sadly, this box set is less than perfect.Blizzard could have - should have - combined everything onto 1 DVD, there is so little material here.Instead, you get the same 3 DVDs already available for each of these games: the Starcraft DVD and the 2 DVDs from the collectors' editions of Diablo 2 and Warcraft 3.If you own these things already, you'll discover nothing new here.

Blizzard's greatest crime was to forget the cinematics for the Diablo 2 expansion, Lord of Destruction.You won't find it in this collection.The story for each game is hard to follow for anyone who hasn't played the games (although the audio commentary sometimes helps).Also, the enhanced resolution for these movies isn't that much of an improvement - Diablo 2 and Warcraft 3 films look virtually the same, and Starcraft movie improve TOO much, such that their faults from old-age show through.

STARCRAFT:This DVD is the oldest, and the crudest, the simplest.However, it is interesting to watch Blizzard's artists grow, and the films are still entertaining, especially a Marine investigation on a science vessel that turns into a 5 minute remake of Aliens.The films from the Starcraft Expansion are considerably improved, more complex, more atmospheric. The story involves 3 races in a galactic war, with a huge cast of characters and events.The human Terrans are at war with each other when the organic Zerg horde attacks, while the mysterious Protoss wait in the shadows.The commentary will help you figure out the plot, and is entertaining in itself.

DIABLO 2: This is easily the best DVD of the 3, because the Diablo movies are the most compelling, most visually striking, and they tell a complete story, which runs parallel to the players' quest in the game.It follows the tragic failure of the Wanderer, a hero who once defeated Diablo, Lord of Terror, only to become possessed and later consumed by the demon.The films show incredible battles, one between Diablo and beautiful archangel Tyreal, and another in a burning inn, with skeletons and other nightmares leaping straight from the flames.

The game ended in a cliffhanger, and Blizzard choose not to include the films from the later expansion which resolved this.However, the teaser trailers for Diablo 2 are the best "new" material in the box set, because they show things you won't find in the game.There is also some early Blizzard CGI work, from Diablo 1 and Warcraft 2.Watch this, THEN watch Starcraft, and you'll understand why we were so excited when SC first came out.

WARCRAFT 3:While WC3 is the newest and technically the best of the DVDs, I feel that the artistic direction was somehow a step backwards for this game.The WC3 films are bright and very, very beautiful, but somehow they don't stand as "tall" as Diablo 2.

Warcraft 3, like Starcraft, has multiple races at war with each other.The human kingdoms are fighting each other when the Undead Scourge attack suddenly, all while the mysterious Night Elves wait in the shadows (sound familiar?).The orcs travel on a journey of racial freedom, and eventually join forces with the Elves and Humans to drive back a demonic invasion from another dimension, the Burning Legion.

Most of the films are very good, but those that feature the lord of the Burning Legion are boring, especially the climax of the story and the game, which was a major letdown.The audio commentary is also boring, getting lost in obscure technical details and not telling enough of the story to follow along.A Warcraft trivia game is a nice extra, though.

There, I hope I gave enough information... =)

5-0 out of 5 stars This is GRRRRREAT
Mine worked GREAT!Don't you know you could have gotten a dud or something?Or maybe your dvd player was just messed up.Anyway, all three of them worked perfectly for me, with PERFECT tranfers from the game cinematics. ... Read more

2. Red Baron 3-D
by Vivendi Universal

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Asin: B00001LCDF
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Vivendi Universal
Sales Rank: 4927
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Despite the Red Baron, the Sopwith Camel, zeppelins, and otherfamous reminders of the oft romanticized aerial battles of World War I,the conflict has been grossly underrepresented in the gaming world.That's a shame, because when a game as fun as Red Baron 3-Dcomes along it only leaves us wanting more. This upgraded version ofRed Baron 2 is vastly better than the game that preceded it,from the improved 3-D graphics (if you have a 3-D accelerator thatsupports the Glide API) to the new flight models.

Flight simulator fans used to screaming around the sky at mach 2 willbe in for a bit of a shock. Few of the planes exceed 150 mph, and mostof your time will be spent at double-digit speeds. However, the slowspeeds do not make for a boring game. Thanks to a handy timecompression feature, climbing to a reasonable altitude doesn't take toolong, and the inherent instability of these crates means activehandling is required at all times.

Many of the 22 flyable planes in the game are extremely fragile. Youcan actually hear the wing spars creak and groan as you pull tightturns, often followed by a sickening "snap!" when novices are at thecontrols. Players can fly a variety of single scenarios or participatein complete campaigns, but the real fun of Red Baron 3-D is theonline play. No matter how good you are at the single-player game, anexperienced human player will pull off moves that make your head spin.Fortunately this is one of those games where practicing is actuallyfun, and the game's low price (and free multiplayer component) onlyadds to the appeal. --T. Byrl Baker


  • Much improved flight model
  • Graphics look great (if you have a Glide-compatible 3-D videoaccelerator)
  • Online multiplayer battles are a blast
  • Players without a Glide-compatible video card will have to make dowith older graphics
  • Fragility of aircraft and lack of radar and advanced weapons makethe game difficult for beginners
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5-0 out of 5 stars Best All Around WW1 Combat Flight Sim
Yes it is true! Dispite being released way back in, what was it, 1998? Red Baron 3D remains among the top of tier of combat flight sims.

If you are looking for this classic sim the bad news is that all origional published copies are sold out. The good news is that used copies are not hard to find. Shop around and try to get the actual Red Baron 3D game and not the upgradable Red Baron 2. Also, try and find a copy that includes the Red Baron 3D manual. This manual is chock full of everything you need to know about every aspect of the sim. There is a large section devoted to the pilots and aircraft of the period covered in the sim and lots of period photos. It resembles a paperback novel more than manuals found with PC games these days.

Other good news is that although the game/sim is old it has been lovingly modded and kept up to date by a large community of artists and programers. The game in its current state of modification hardly resembles the game as it was origionally shipped.

The Campaign in RB3D remains to this day the standard to which all others are held. Really, there is nothing else in the world of 3D flight sims that can compare to it. It is the key reason why so many have been flying and modding this sim over the years. Very little about the campaign is scripted. Once you take off from your aerodome how events unfold from then on depends largely on the decisions you make while in the air. While flying a mission there is a real sense of a war going on all around you. Looking off into the distance dogfights and ground fire that have nothing to do with your mission can be seen unfolding. I have seen planes little more than spects in the distance spinning out of control towards theearth shot down out of the sky, trailing smoke.

The game was programed to run on the now extinct 3dfx Voodoocards and Glide graphics. The game can be run in Direct Draw with modern video cards but it looks [...]. In order to run the game in Glide with a Nvidia or ATI card a Glide wrapper or simulator is used. The latest is called dgVoodoo and works great!

Anyway, I wanted to write up this review because the sim is still in use and message boards with enthuiastic modders and simmers from all over the world are currently active and they are a great place to getstarted and ask Qs about anything having to do withRed Baron 3D or any of its many mods and patches.

Here is a good place to start if you are ready to take the plunge!

5-0 out of 5 stars Huge five stars for this awsome game!
A huge five stars: Still my favorite game after five years and three upgrades, Red Baron 3D continues to be addictive in 2004. Unfortunately, the company that made the game is defunct, but there is a huge online community keeping the game alive with lots of awesome upgrades and options.I hope some rich guy, or perhaps a savvy game company resurrects this awesome game someday. I'm a huge fan of combat flight simulators, so I routinely buy all the new games. Nothing comes close to Red Baron for the sheer joy of dog fighting, the thrill of the hunt, and the fear of flaming death. The campaigns are virtually unlimited in their variety. The missions vary from routine to absolutely terrifying, requiring you to `bug out' or die plummeting in a flaming wreck. Even at the height of your skill, the lifespan of your pilots can be very short, or perhaps you will survive the war captured in a POW camp, maimed in a hospital, or victorious with a chest full of medals. A player has to be cunning and skilled to play this game and survive, but with some training, a bit of practice and some luck, you can become a canvas falcon and rule the skies as the Ace of Aces!

5-0 out of 5 stars Red Baron 3D, More Than Just a Flight Simulator
Red Baron 3D is not your ordinary flight simulator program.Red Baron 3D is a highly interactive WWI flight simulation where you can immerse yourself in honorable combat in the skies above France.Red Baron 3D can be played in a wide variety of ways.You can choose your aircraft and fly against any one of many enemy aircraft flown by an AI pilot in whats called the "Fly Now" mode.You can create a pilot and fly from the beginning of WWI, flying realistic computer generated missions in the "Campain Mode".As your pilot gains experience and as the War progresses, your pilot will advance in rank and responsibility. In "Single Mission" mode, you can fly your choice of a number of missions that will test your skills as a WWI fighter ace.You can even generate your own missions to fly, such asbomber escort or intercept, offensive patrols, even balloon busting.You can also play via the internet and pit your skills against other players in real time from all over the world.To play via the internet, you will need to download and install an official Sierra patch called RB3D1078.EXE.This patch will allow you to see and play in the many game servers devoted to Red Baron 3D since WON.NET no longer supports internet play.There are numerous Web Sites devoted to Red Baron 3D where you can get information on how to play the game.

Commanding Officer JGS4 Jasta79b, Red Baron 3D On-line squadron

2-0 out of 5 stars Red Baron 3-D
I purchased this game via after playing Red Baron-2. Installed it and had nothing but problems. My system met the requirements to run it but the Campaign portion of the game refused to work. I contacted Sold Out for tech assistance but they were unable to solve the problem. They requested I return the game so they could check it for flaws. I plan to return the game to them(at my cost)and see what they come up with.
I was able to play Red Baron-2,by Sierra, and really liked it. This version is less than I expected and unless the flaws can be addressed, I wont purchase another game via Sold Out.

5-0 out of 5 stars 3-D not much improvement to an already great game.
Red Baron is easily the most challenging game i've ever played. It continues to confound me after years of play. I've never been able to get the online version to work, but that's OK because the "campaign" level is great. You must master the controls and be able to look off into one direction, while flying in another. You will build your pilot up while fighting in the Great War. If you see a red Fokker triplane come after you and you're flying for the French or British, get outta there! ... Read more

3. Police Quest Collection 2
by Vivendi Universal

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Asin: B00001N2MI
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Vivendi Universal
Sales Rank: 5126
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Best
This is the best game i ever played in my life

5-0 out of 5 stars Where in Europe can I order this?
I'm a big fan of all the Police Quests series, and I'd love to have it. On this site, it can only be shipped within the US. Since I live in the Netherlands (Europe), I'm most unfortunate (what this is concerned) Has anybody got tips for me, where I can buy it in Europe??

5-0 out of 5 stars All the cop action you can handle
From where it all began until Swat came out, this is the ultimate collection.Police Quest 1 (vga and svga) I liked the old version since the day i played it, it was much more fun, but both are great. Plice Quest 2 (vga) lots of fun, this was the first time i played it. Police Quest 3,4 (svga) both were great, 3 was better then 4, and 4 was... to put it nicely weird Swat. simply put fun for everyone who ever wanted to be part of the team. if you have or haven't played any of these games, get this you will enjoy it for hours on end.

5-0 out of 5 stars Help Please Read!
In the pack that has PQ1,234&5 is the remade version of PQ1 in it? E-mail me at, THANKYOU IF YOU HELP!

5-0 out of 5 stars need help
I am in need for the hints manual for the first version of Police Quest. Please help me. ... Read more

4. No One Lives Forever: Game of the Year Edition
by Vivendi Universal
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Asin: B00005QX48
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Vivendi Universal
Sales Rank: 3771
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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No One Lives Forever is an outstanding action-adventure gamethatcombines the campy 1960s-style spy-spoof story lines of the Austin Powers movies with thebest single-player gameplay we've experienced since Half-Life. Clever, funny, andstylish aren't words normally associated with first-person shooters, butNOLF is anything but normal.

Assuming the role of sexy UNITY operative Cate Archer, you must complete 15enormous and distinct missions to keep the world safe from H.A.R.M., anefariousorganization rife with colorful arch-villains. In true Hollywood style, thegameis laced with cutscenes that set the stage for your missions and advance theplot by showing H.A.R.M. higher-ups boasting about their evil plans. Thedialogue in both the cutscenes and the in-game action sequences is witty andgenuinely funny, and the voice acting is excellent. We found ourselves hidingindark corners just so we could eavesdrop on the bad guys.

The comic antics end abruptly when enemies catch wind of your presence.Whetherthey stumble across a body you carelessly left in your wake, hear you creepingabout, respond to a tripped alarm, or simply see you, these foes are allbusiness. They will stalk you, duck behind cover, and call for reinforcements.All the action is straight from a spy movie: shoot a guy on a balcony, andhe'lltumble over the rail and fall to the ground. Fire a gun underwater, and you'llsee the spiral trail of the bullet.

Most missions can be approached in a variety of ways, and althoughfull-frontalassaults are possible, stealthy progression is usually better for your health.Being a superspy, you'll have plenty of gadgets to help you along the way,froma lock-pick barrette to a robotic poodle capable of turning even the mostferocious attack dog into man's best friend. Players who like to send a moredirect message will enjoy playing with the game's full assortment of firearms,including Bond-worthy silencer pistols and briefcase rocket launchers.

The quality of AI and inventiveness of the single-player missions arefortunatebecause the multiplayer component doesn't compare to Unreal Tournament or Counter-Strike. Regardless,No One Lives Forever should be on the short list of any fan offirst-person shooters looking for an unbeatable solo experience. --T. ByrlBaker


  • Multiple approaches to nearly every level add to the replay value
  • Loads of atmosphere
  • Contains some of the most unorthodox and enjoyable missions we've everplayed
  • Amazing detail
  • Smart and funny
  • Not the prettiest 3-D engine on the market
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5-0 out of 5 stars Simply Awesome
This remains my favorite game ever, even if other games had better graphics even when it came out.

Not only do you play an interesting character and you have a great story, the enemy aren't complete idiots. Best of all, the game makes you laugh. I can't count the times, I stopped to listen to a side conversation and was laughing to hard to avoid getting shot.

Valve updated the graphics for Half-Life; I wish Sierra would do the same for No One Lives Forever.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
I'm a newbie in software games and this my first game and I must say its awesome! The game is funny it made me laughing in stitches and yet so exciting and fun I played like I was in the role itself! I'm glad I got the Original retail box version bcoz as a newbie, it gave a better description. I was quite slow but eventually I got the hang of it. I didn't regret trying out this game.

5-0 out of 5 stars NoOne Lives Forever. But youll play it till the day you die!
I decided to buy this game after hearing some good reviews for it, and seeing as how I could get it for 15 bucks as a game of the year edition.I played this game nonstop for about 5 days till I finally beat it.This game would only have been a 3 - 4 without its humor though... humor, not a challenge for killing the oafs of HARM makes this game great.Thats not to say that using a silenced parabellum and sneaking into an area giving large unsuspecting quantities of HARM agents head shots isnt a blast.I believe that this game wouldnt be near as fun if you just played it like Quake or Doom, getting your baddest weapon out and mowing down hoards of them. I think that my goals of maybe getting detected once made the game much more enjoyable.

Buy this game while it lasts, the Game of the Year Edition truly is worth it, the extra level was a blast and among the most humorous of levels.

5-0 out of 5 stars Hey, these good old games are hard to find!
Not everyone can afford to upgrade the computer annually. I have to search on 2 criteria, One; is it worth the time and money? Two; will it run decently on a sub-gig system?
I loved this game. I can't think of a better 20 hours for the money. If your the "run right in and waste em all" type, it plays ok, not fantastic, but ok. After you've played it through once, it actually is more interesting to go back through and try the stealth angle. Some of the conversations that you pick up when your sneaking around are knee-slappers. If you had a conscience it might even be difficult to waste the thugs after you hear about the college money being spent on an Edsel, or the guy who's redecorating his apartment and his mother's dog has a flatulence problem. :)
I would say that it definitely deserved the Game of the Year award. Unfortunately I cannot rate the multi-player aspect of the game. I don't have the ability to play against other users.
In short, for an under-achieving system, on a budget, this game is a lot of entertainment for the dollar, and it's replayable.

3-0 out of 5 stars it's not bad ...... but is it worth your time?
its not bad for [$$], but its not the best game ever made by far.First person shooters are basically all similar in feel.You point and click and shoot the enemy that jumps in front of you.Or you can stand back and snipe the unsuspecting target from 100 meters away.Nowadays, virtually every fps has a machine gun, and sniper gun, and despite the packaging the core gameplay remains similar.WHat makes the great fps is the "angle"Where is it based?Whats the storyline?Does it actually make my heart pump, or makes me curious enough to finish the level?I'm not saying NOLF is a bad game.It is very fun, and i like the doses of humor sprinkled throghout.But because it really lacks a distinctive angle, NOLF is not a "great" fps.IMHO, some great fps games I've come across or played were System Shock 2 (for its eeary atmosphere and chilling exctiment), Alien v Predator (good graphics for its time and scary as [heck]), and the Rainbow Six series (because of their realism)I'm also playing NOLF 2, and its a definite improvement over its predecessor.Before declaring this as the best action game of 2000, or ever (as some would argue), please try out the other fps games I put down here.You will definitely notice the difference. ... Read more

5. After Dark Games
by Vivendi Universal

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Asin: B00001N2OU
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Vivendi Universal
Sales Rank: 1246
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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After Dark Games is a collection of 11 fun, challenging, and addicting games for the entire family. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars After Dark Games
This is an awsome game!!All the games in After Dark Games are great, I can play for hours and I love them.

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect to play when you get home from work or school
The hilarity of the After Dark screen-saver has always been one of my best sources of stress relief over the past few years, and the After Dark Games provide even more interactive entertainment.With cute graphics, groovy music, and lots of madcap humor--not to mention the fact that they install *really* easily and they only take up a tiny amount of hard drive space--these 11 games are the perfect way to take a quick break from your work when Minesweeper gets too tiresome.They're not made to drive you away from your friends and family, however, so if you're looking for deep, immersive gameplay, you'll be better off playing an RPG.

A few of these games are simply classics with an After Dark twist: "Solitaire" is the classic card game, "Mowin' Maniac" is a whimsical and often maddeningly difficult version of "Pac-Man" that takes place in someone's backyard, and "Moo-Shu Tiles" is just like the game "Shanghai", only with a few scathing twists (layouts include the shape of a piece of roadkill, and the winning fortunes affront players with statements like "You look like something the cat refused to bring in from the rain.")The only one of these remakes I don't really like is "Foggy Boxes"--a version of the famous "dots and boxes" game--and that's just because I win almost every time even in the Hard mode.

The puzzle games, which are my favorites, include "Bad Dog 911", "Fish Shtick", "Zapper", and "Roof Rats"."Zapper" has the best graphics and sound of all the games, and it consists of a bunch of very interesting (but admittedly useless) true/false trivia questions in a race against the clock.You get bonus points and extra time for three correct answers in a row, and then the Zapper jackpot increases.It's not really all that difficult (my highest score ever was 9750 and the jackpot starts at just 50 points)."Roof Rats" is much more difficult, and it's a game where you have to rescue tenants from the top of a large building by detonating adjacent rooms of the same color.I have managed to beat the "Hard" mode in this game only 5% of the time.

"Fish Shtick" and "Bad Dog 911" are both games in which you have to unscramble words in a limited time period.They're both very fun, but they each have two little problems with them: first, words are taken from unabridged dictionaries, so they may seem obscure to people who've never taken courses in molecular biology before.(For example, "otceyo" can be unscrambled as "coyote" or "oocyte".)And second, the clock continues to tick while you pause the game, so you are not allowed to look for a dictionary or other cheating device at any time during gameplay.

The last three games are arcade-style, and they're the most original games of the bunch."Hula Girl" is a platform game that scrolls from top to bottom, in which Hula Girl jumps down platforms, picks up desserts and extra hoops, and tries to avoid things that make her "yuckometer" go up."Toaster Run" features the famous flying toaster, and you control his flight as he flies through a dangerous house in order to get into the nursery and put "Baby Guy" into his crib.And in "Rodger Dodger", you take control of a little purple spheroid and pilot him around, picking up the green things and avoiding the red things.These three games are also very fun, but they're overall a little less difficult than the others.

These 11 games are all different in gameplay, so they should satisfy any gamer who just wants a little distraction--whether it's using reflexes dodging killer red pyramids, or using the old noodle and trying to solve words.The only real complaint I have with this package, as a matter of fact, is that it doesn't feature some of my favorite parts of the orignial screen-saver; I was disappointed to see that there was no game involving "Daredevil Dan", or a version of "Rat Race", or the all-time classic trivia game "You Bet Your Head".These were, in my opinion, the funniest forms of entertainment that the original After Dark screen-saver had to offer.But what we have in the package still works as a funny and thoroughly engaging little diversion that never fails to delight."After Dark Games" is extremely easy to get into and undoubtedly difficult to put down, and I highly recommend it for anyone who hates being an easily-bored person (come on, you know who you are....).

5-0 out of 5 stars It's a lot of fun
After dark game is enjoyable, and my kids love it. but I do think they should have added spades to it. But and all It's a lot of fun.

5-0 out of 5 stars after dark games the best games ever
i really enjoy this group of games,there is something for everyone. im hooked on this and so is my whole familythanks

1-0 out of 5 stars Roof Rats
I played the demo on my laptop.Now I would like to purchase it but cannot find it anywhere.Is it available?

Ora ... Read more

6. Best Seller Series: NASCAR 4
by Vivendi Universal
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Asin: B00008OD8P
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Vivendi Universal
Sales Rank: 7494
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7. Starsiege
by Vivendi Universal
list price: $19.99
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Asin: B00001IVU8
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Vivendi Universal
Sales Rank: 3947
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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"A whole new universe of 3-D combat sim," Starsiege is sure to become a classic. Its fine attention to detail, ease of use, and stunning graphics pull the player into the game. The year is 2829, and Cybrid drones have scrutinized human behavior and are ready to descend on earth. Choose your character as either a human warrior or a Cybrid death machine. Hunt your prey across vast landscapes, through fortified bases, and war-ravaged cities in 3-D worlds. Record single and multiplayer games for later playback. A printed 184-page manual and a 152-page full-color Compendium of the Starsiege Universe are included. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Can't wait for the next one.
This is a very fun game with a good group of people playing it. I only wish that I had more time to play it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best game ever.
Starsiege is hands-down the best game to come out on the market. I myself am a vetern of this action-packed fast-paced game. I lead my own squad, the Starsiege Mafia, and I've seen all there is to see. A person's first impression is to look at the graphics, yet why dare comparing graphics against gameplay? The controls are a bit harsh to the "newbie" but he becomes familiar with time. The sad truth is, people don't want to play because it takes over a week, and maybe even a year, just to adjust yourself properly to the game. And others are just so lazy, they don't want to endure the hardships of teamwork, which, sadly, I have witnessed personally within the game. And also, take Izzy's advice, he's the ultimate modder. What makes this game so great is the fact that it does take teamwork, effort, time, and sometimes, for us mappers, imagination. A lot do not like the idea of, how did gamespot put it.."Man-made maps", but that's the fun of it!! The ideas in your brain come out in these maps! Overall, get this game, and, amazon, start charging more for it. It deserves much more credit than what you give.

5-0 out of 5 stars Just friggin awesome
seriously, probably the most enveloped i have ever been in a game.This Game owns all MW's even MW4

5-0 out of 5 stars If you really loved this game...
I've already written a review for this, but if you've loved this game then support the total conversion mod for Tribes: Vengeance at www.starsiege2845.comIt's amazing what these guys are doing!

5-0 out of 5 stars Starsiege: The Greatest Online Game
This game is awesome, i remember when i got this game. I got it from my friend. That Summer and the next i spent all my time on this game. My parents had to steal the cd from me so i would play it. It's that good. If you get board with the same maps and stuff this game lets you change them so your never bored. The online gaming is awesome, the best ever. I'D SAY YOU MUST BUY THIS GAME IF YOU LIKE ONLINE GAMING!

~ThE OnE~ ... Read more

8. Descent 3 (Linux)
by Loki Entertainment Software
list price: $24.99
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Asin: B00004W4A4
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Loki Entertainment Software
Sales Rank: 8305
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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The original three-dimensional shooter is back, featuring Fusion dual-engine technology that seamlessly meshes the close-combat action found inside the battledrone-infested mines with epic open-sky combat action! This time, you'll be armed to the teeth with 20 devastating weapons at your disposal, which is a good thing considering you'll be facing an army of over 30 unique types of Assault Bots that will not, by any means, hesitate to take advantage of their sheer numbers and swarm you with massive amounts of mechanical force. Pilot your spacecraft by yourself, or put your money where your mouth is and take flight online. Either way, this game will turn your world inside out. ... Read more

Reviews (4)

1-0 out of 5 stars Segfaults
I bought this game a few years ago. I've never been able to get it to run even after downloading and installing all of the patches. Its been money down the toilet.
I'm also not able to return the game because of stupid software return policies.

I wish I could rate it with negative stars

4-0 out of 5 stars very consisent and good game.
Iv'e never played descent 2 or 1, so I have only played this one, when I ran it on my pentium mmx 2, 128megabytes of ram, Ndvidia tnt with the latest drivers, directx6, and aureal3dvortex audio driver, it ran slow, but with a fair frame rate. yet, the graphics, music, AI, sounds, were incredible, but the cinematics looked a little like low quality, but still the game supports eax, a3d, for audio, opengl, direct3d for display and drivers, although i ran a3d and direct3d on it, it looked very exeptable, very nice. and sounded very exceptable,verynice.
but the gameplay was a real question, I got lost after a while, the gameplay to me is just OKAY. the only reason why this game earned 4stars because of the graphics, music, sound, support of display and audio drivers, and that I had the correct directx driver to run it. then I uninstalled it because I never really played it that much, 3years later, when I got my state of the art dell pentium4, windowsxphome edition, geforce2family with tv video out, 256 megabytes of rdram, sbwavedevice, and the C hard drive 40.gbs, it ran so incredible and so much better, I installed it, with opengl support, eax audio incredible support, and using directx8.1, it ran so incredible, like,60fps, and eax realstic extreme audio. besides the point, if you have never seen of played descent1 or 2, I'm not sure if you should play it, but if you do, I reccomend it!

4-0 out of 5 stars Decent 3
I thought that Decent 3 was the greatest.First of all the graphics areexeptional.Second, the addition of above ground levels make the game bothmore exciting and challenging.Finally, The increased arsnal gives thegame it's four star rating.I feel sorry for those who dont allready havethis game because they dont know what a real computer game is.

5-0 out of 5 stars Descent3 Rocks!
This is one of the coolest games I've played in a long time.Basically, you're a pilot and you have to fly through varios enviorments trying tofind keys, kill robots, etc...I may sound like just another mindlesspoint and shoot game, but unlike the Descent 1, and Descent 2, we now havea storyline complete with cutscenes.Every level is connected directlywith the plot.Each is increacingly more and more difficult, but thisisn't accomplished by adding more and more robots.Usually it's in theform of a more complex level, with puzzles that are harder and harder tocrack.The graphics are awsome, and everything is incredably detailed. Robots have advanced AI that varies from robot to robot.Some of theweaker robots, if they can, will escape the situation (you trying to blastthem to shmitheriens) to go in search of more robots, and will come backwith 3-5!Of corse some will come in fists swinging and try to knock theliving daylights out of you and your ship.All in all an amazing game. Descent 3 supports EAX and A3D sound API's, so if your sound card supportseither of these then you are in for a treat!I only have on realdisapointment with this game, and that is the people in the cutscenes looklike they were made of play-dough.Other than that I really can't find anymajor flaws in Descent 3.

The linux version is just a straight port ofthe PC version, so they are in fact, the same game.


P.S.Youwill need a decent computer to run it though.I would reccomend a Pentium266 with 64 MB RAM, SVGA 4MB (voodoo 2 or three should be fine as long asit's Direct 3D compatible, I ran mine on a GeForce2! :) ... Read more

9. SWAT 3 Game of The Year Edition
by Vivendi Universal

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Asin: B00005QX2X
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Vivendi Universal
Sales Rank: 5379
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Very Intriguing....
From start to end, this game has non-stop, heart-racing, adrenaline-pumping action, through the downtown high rises and the suburbs of Los Angeles.

This game is very real, and that's why I mention that it's basically nerve-racking and somewhat horrifying if you don't know where and when your "tango" will kill you out of nowhere.I have had some very memorable moments on the 50th floor of the LA City Hall mission, midnight, where the office room was pitch black with the dim lights in the background.Tangos just erupt with gunfire and scare the daylights out of ya, that's how real this tactical game is, especially when they scream and laugh with a devilish tone, really.

The weapons are totally realistic with that Swat force type sound to it.You know, I was ordering myself to order my enemy to get down to the ground, very loudly, and had to kill my enemy with the AK47 while my team brought him down!What I'm saying is that this type of action just doesn't occur in any other games I've played!

I absolutely love the missions/levels.This one level, an underground sewer storm drain mission, where you had to disarm 6 bombs or so, it was pitch black, but I could see well with my flashlight.With my team members behind me, they caught an enemy down the tunnel with full force, yelling, and bone-crushing resistance!What a scene though!

You shouldn't be worried about graphics--they have been fine for me for the last three years or so, and I have had graphics cards down to 16 BIT, 64 MB memory, and it still worked very satisfyingly.

Planning is a cinch, provided you hit the right commands at the right time (keyboard-wise), while PLAYING.The developers of this game make those commands worthwhile, I tell you.Recently, on a mission where I was to detain a suspect that was part of a domestic crime, I ordered two of the five of my team members to each throw a flashbang and a frag grenade. What a scene!Total action, enemies eliminated in the bathroom with the use of these nifty commands.You can also direct your team members to other locations, ask them for a lightstick, all kinds of stuff.

Nothing is more intensifying and chilling as SWAT 3.I've played a lot of Rainbow Six games.But this game is much more than that.In Swat 3, planning is very realistic with the specific orders it provides, graphics are excellent and show eye-candy on the details, gameplay is so real, sound is terrifyingly real but is so very REAL!!!--like I said before, ADRENALINE-PUMPING!!

3-0 out of 5 stars Investigations needed
This game would be better if it were like the old police quest. IN the old police quest you could drive around and investigate the crime. the only problem with the old version was that it was not in first person point of view.

5-0 out of 5 stars System Requirement
I've played SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle for a long time on my friend computer. I want my own game and my computer system is a Windows XP. I would like to know if you have the SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle game for Windows XP. If you do, please send me some information on how I can purchase that game for my computer. I really like that game and I want to play it on my own computer.
Thank you

5-0 out of 5 stars tactical fps,Love IT
This game is quite fun, once you grasp the idea of the mechanics of the game. The game is all about teamplay/teamwork. You command a small group of tactical officers, and take down terrorist groups in multiple levels of maps. What I love most about this game is the command system: you issue your orders to your team on the spot, with the number pad, telling your team to open the door for you, and mirror for suspects(etc...) adds instant realism to the game. It's a Police S.W.A.T Simulation. And I love every minute that I play it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fun and entertaining
Before playing this game I'd never played a game beyond a Teen rating and never had an interest to, generally turned off by violent games, but this one was certainly surprisingly interesting.

In the game you play a SWAT leader (except in different modes) and you have to capture or take down the criminals across the city, and sometimes save airplanes.

The game is violent, but is entertaining and will offer hours of gameplay. It's the first, and best action-shooter I've ever played and highly recommend it. ... Read more

10. Swat 3: Elite Edition
by Vivendi Universal

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Asin: B00004Y2MS
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Vivendi Universal
Sales Rank: 5984
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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When SWAT 3 was first released it faced two major criticisms,namely a short mission list and a lack of multiplayer options. Both of these have been addressed by the SWAT 3: Elite Edition, which sports a totalof21 missions and full multiplayer support for up to five players in deathmatchorcooperative games. Add to this a well-organized mod interface for facilitatingfurther enhancements to the game as they are developed and a fully fledgedscenario editor and you can no longer criticize this game for a lack oflongevity.

With these issues resolved, you are left with the most impressive portrayal oftactical squad action in the first-person shooter genre to date. Set in thenearfuture in Los Angeles, you are placed at the head of a five-man armed responseteam of the LAPD. A conference on world peace plays the backdrop to justifyallthe crazies coming out of the woodwork. This provides you with a stream oflinear missions ranging from hostage situations to disarming missiles, all setin real-life locations.

While the likes of Quake 3 and Unreal Tournament offer"all-guns- blazing" action, subtlety is the order of the day in SWAT 3. A single bullet can put you down. With no health pack round the corner to come to yourrescue, you need to employ guile and teamwork to survive. Unlike similargames,such as Rainbow Six, the teamwork isn't planned prior to the missions;rather it is managed on the fly with a number-driven tiered command system foryour two-man teams. It works beautifully for the most part, and with ascaleableAI, you can ensure both your compatriots and the suspects put up a convincingdisplay. This, combined with superb audio that blends information and suspensethrough radio chatter, well-modeled graphics, and tense gameplay, makesSWAT3: Elite Edition a worthy addition to any gamer's collection. --JasonWeston ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Probably the best tactical shooter OF ALL TIME!!!
When you get down to it, the rainbow six games are overrated. SWAT teams handle much more than international terrorism, a fact which SWAT 3 protrays vividly. The AI is incredible and really makes for a good sim. Buy this game. It's a good price.

5-0 out of 5 stars IAm porud to say that I own it!!!!

This is probly the best coumputer action game I have played in years!!!!!, The Elite Editon offers more levals to
but the game is hard without the cheat codes so I suggst goig to IGN.comand finding the codes
This game isth closet a lot of us will get to being on the LAPD SWAT TEAM.

5-0 out of 5 stars IAm porud to say that I own it!
I brought SWAT 3 off the shelif at Wal-Mart becuase it looked intresting and Iam glad I did

This is probly the best coumputer action game I have played in years!, The Elite Editon offers more levals to
but the game is hard without the cheat codes so I suggst goig to IGN.comand finding the codes
This game isth closet a lot of us will get to being on the LAPD SWAT TEAM.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good gameplay, runs on almost all systems, etc.
SWAT 3 has great gameplay, combined with good controls and a realistic AI. Also worth noting is that the AI enemies are placed in random locations throughout the maps, allowing for more interesting replays of missions (the bad guys aren't always in the same spot!).

Another thing that's worth noting is that the game will run on almost any system (Celeron processor? No problem!). I've personally observed it running at fast rates on fairly old computers that have Celeron processors.

The only downside to the game is its infamous last mission. The last mission tries to force the player to move quickly through the map (due to a timer), in a failed attempt to delay the time that it takes for someone to complete the game. This only results in the last mission not encouraging the player traits that are so heavily encouraged in previous missions: patience and strategy.

Over all, though, it's a great game. I highly recommend that you buy it.

I am a US Marine and have been trained in CQB by DEA, Navy Seals, Delta Force, and alot more other organizations. This is the closest you will ever get besides being in a stack and doing the real thing. The weapons are not some made up [junk] they are what we really use. The terms are the same and the way they move, along with how they perfrom. If you want the best game ever made BUY THIS ONE!
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11. Half-Life
by Vivendi Universal

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Asin: B00000DMAE
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Vivendi Universal
Sales Rank: 2306
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Many action games begin with a catastrophic event, but none matchesthe intensity of the opening level of Half-Life, a first-personshooter published by Sierra Studios. Utilizing a heavily modifiedQuake 2 engine, the game follows a day in the life of Gordon Freeman, amild-mannered scientist who inadvertently opens a portal to an aliendimension.

As Gordon, you'll battle a variety of hostile alien creatures and some not-so-friendly government soldiers while you attempt to escape from theunderground--and heavily ravaged--testing facility. Featuring both an engaging,atmospheric single-player experience and frenetic multiplayer action(supporting both local network and Internet play), Half-Life is currently one ofthe best games of it type.

What makes Half-Life special is its combination of crisp 3-D graphics (supporting many 3-D hardware accelerators), creepy ambient sound effects, andnail-biting action, which creates an immersive, movie-like experience. In momentsreminiscent of the movie Aliens, creatures leap from behind desks,drop down out of air vents, and pounce from dark corners--nowhere is safe, andyou'll often feel overwhelmed and outgunned. Speaking of weapons,Half-Life features an imaginative offensive and defensive arsenal,from a simple crowbar to the explosive heat-seeking rocket launcher andcrafty crossbow. If you're looking for an action-packed, story-oriented gamethat continues to impress after many hours, check out Sierra's Half-Life. --Doug Radcliffe ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Dark and Brilliant Thrill Ride
Gordon Freeman is a scientist assigned to the secretive, subterranean bowels of a desert research facility. An experiment in particle physics goes awry, space is ruptured, and through the breach comes all manner of alien nasties.

The plot sounds cliche, but that's only because so many games have since imitated (or tried to) what Half-Life pioneered. The game is a FPS of great quality and unusually effective storytelling (it demonstrates a classic show-don't-tell technique) and weaves an unsettling atmosphere that is tough to shake. As Freeman tries to escape from his labyrinthine workplace to the promise of upper ground, a spectacular pace is set as he confronts nightmarish enemies... not all of which are alien.

If you don't have Half-Life as part of your gaming collection, here's why you should:

1. A paranoid, oppresive claustrophobia is built quickly and skillfully. There are no cut-scenes to break the spell. Once you begin playing, you're locked inside an unfolding nightmare. Few games (and fewer films) have ever managed to craft such a relentless atmosphere.

2. The AI is chillingly realistic. This is all the more impressive when you realize this isn't a new game. Enemies demonstrate intelligence, tactical planning, and behave as few video game creations do.

3. As mentioned above, Half-Life pulls a challenging story-telling stunt. As Gordon Freeman, you never get all the answers. No book with The Solution falls into your lap, and no omniscient character fills in all the blanks. Instead, the plot unfolds with nuance and implication... allowing a player to draw his/her own conclusions. This could easily have backfired. Instead, it works.

4. The alien creatures are masterfully depicted. Two of them are so disturbingly realistic that I can completely believe somewhere in the universe they actually exist: the "ceiling barnacles", and some creepy things that emit an ear-splitting sonic attack while convulsing their malformed bodies.

Enough said. Half-Life is an own-it experience.

1-0 out of 5 stars not compatible with Windows XP
Ihate to say this? but this game is not compatible with Windows XP OS, so owners of newest Dell computers have to install compatible OS.

5-0 out of 5 stars An old game still worth buying...
Made in 98, but still better quality, play, and design than most games on the market in '05.Good storyline, great AI and graphics, not-overly aggressive system requirments, tons of add-ons available.Incredible single player mode, good weapon selection, and arguably one of the best FPS online games of all time.If you like HALO, you will like Halflife.Very similar, but no limit on how many weapons you can carry, and the levels aren't as repetative.(My biggest complaint about Halo, though it's obvious why, many of the levels and hallways are exact copies of one you've seen dozens of times a feeling of being lost, and even fed up at times.) Halo does have the edge as far as cars and what not though. I also recommend Halflife 2, the sequel to what I'm talkin about here...INSANE graphics and gameplay.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best
You know, you shouldn't even have to read the reviews.If you see that this game has 4 1/2 stars, even though it was made way back in 98, you should know that its good.But good doesn't describe this game.Its better than great, excellent, or even outstanding.I'm going to have to say that this game is groundbreaking.Before this game, shooters were shooters.This game is a shooter that just happens to have a Final Fantasy quality storyline as well.And don't think that you'll be sitting around all day watching cinemas.No, the entire story is delivered to you in real time via other characters talking.*Note*This is not one game you want to play with the sound off!I'll now break the game up into 5 major categories, Graphics, Sound, Story, Gameplay, and overall fun.

Graphics are a biggy in a gamers life.Now adays with HL2 and Doom 3 out, were getting spoiled, and expect graphics like that when about 4% of all the nations PC's are capable of it.Half Life's graphics are very good, but you can easily see why it was made in 1998.The close up images are extremely pixelated, and blocky.But the overall movement is smooth, and if your rig can handle it, the cranked up Graphics are the best eyecandy available for games made in that time period.18/20

Sound is also a major factor in this game.Creepy sounds coming from unseen creatures, characters talking and giving away the great story, and finally fantastic weaponry sound effects.20/20

Story is one of the big plusses in this game, and rightfully so.Fantastic is all I will say.Fantastic story.Fantastic story telling.Fantastic Pace.Nuf said.20/20

Gameplay is big in this game as well.The controls are phenomanal(sp.), the menu is easily accesable, and switching through weapons is a breeze.Only problem is that there are alot of buttons to get used to.Still, if your commited, this category is also a winner.18/20

Finally, this is overall a very fun game.Stressed out?Tired from work?Then pop in Half Life and sit back.Blowing away monsters is a very good stress reliever.Add to that that the gory effects are great(blood splatters, organs and bones flying all over the place) if you are not turned off by blood.But if you are, why the hell are you playing an M game with a guy holding a gun on the front cover?!20/20

Final score 96/100 which means this game is a rare gem that you should indulge upon immedietly.I can't wait for our new computer to arrive so I can get Half Life 2!Oh yeah.I forgot to tell you it has an absolute kick @$$ online mode!

5-0 out of 5 stars The best.....nuff' said
Half Life Revolutionized PC gaming.It is one of the greatest IF not The best pc game ever made.It has bin said that from almost every Pc Mag or Game mag.I was a few to own this masterpiece when it first hit stores and all I can say

This game really changed about the FPS gaming.It just made me think different about FPS.It truly is a masterpiece.I won't spoil this games amazing story of the g man's adventure.I wont even say how good this game is you just have to play it for your self.

The graphics for that time was amazing and so will the upcoming HALF LIFE 2 BABY!nuff said

The gameplay.......You're a moron if You acctually think I'm gonna go into that since we already no how incredible the game is....Nuff' said

The story is what makes this game...a's not just any's history in the making..well for games atleast...

I'm just gonna make this short and sweet for you...


Of course this deserves a

5 out of 5 stars!!!!!!!

Amazing...Just amazing...Nuff said get the game before HL2 comes out..

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12. Robot Wars
by Sierra
list price: $9.99
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Asin: B00006FXJD
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Sierra
Sales Rank: 6325
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5
Robot Wars is a phenomenal game. First i will tell you about the arenas. the original one is in london and is the one they use in the tv show. It has a floor fliper, pit, spikes flame throwers and a pit. The Volcano arena is in Tanzania and doesnt have any thing except a nuke that is ready to blast off. The militairy base is in russia and has a big pit. It also has a bunch of landmines and it is funny when sir killalot drives on one. The Rooftop arena is on a japanese skyscraper. It has a skylight which brakes or you could just push a robot of the side. The scrapyard arena is in Brazil. it has a crusher. The steel factory is in New York. It has a lava pit and a botomles hole. My favorite arena is the oil rig. It is in The north sea. It has a giant drill flame throwers and a gap in the fence

The robots include the winner of series 2 panic attack, the winner of series 3 and 4 chaos 2, the winner of series 5 razer, behemoth, firestorm, pussycat, terrorhurtz, mortis, thor, hypnodisc and diotior. Or you can make your own with a lot of diffrent shapes, wheels, batterys, weapons, armor and extras.

5-0 out of 5 stars Cheat

4-0 out of 5 stars GREAT GAME
I am a huge robot wars fan, and I got this game for my birthday, and its great its got some of the great Robot Wars competitor robots Firestorm, Behemoth, The two time Uk champion Chaos 2, Panik attack, And the World champion Razer there are a few inacurate things the damage is a little unrealistic the whole armour can be ripped away the voice overs a little off (He's not Jonethon Pierce.) but its a great game, and you can build your own robot. If you like Robot Wars you will want this game even if you don't like robot wars or you don't know what it is buy it.

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best games ever made!
Yes yes, i agree. Damage is unrealistic ect... ect... But all this
unrealism gives fun at 100%. Think about it. For example Max Payne.
No one can go in bullettime. Blame it, it's unrealistic. But you like it. So think about this game and dont blame it unless you did.

P.S I dont blame Max payne, i love the game. ... Read more

13. Aliens Versus Predator 2 Expansion: Primal Hunt
by Vivendi Universal
list price: $9.99
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Asin: B000067O1K
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Vivendi Universal
Sales Rank: 4843
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Aliens Versus Predator 2: Primal Hunt Expansion Pack combines creatures, weaponry, and settings from Aliens Versus Predator 2 with three all-new interlocking, character driven stories of a corporate mercenary Predator and hybrid PredAlien. This time the PredAlien and Predator stories begin to unfold 500 years before the events of Aliens Versus Predator 2. With new weapons and challenges, the three enemies battle over a mysterious artifact with the power to keep the savage Aliens at bay, and as legend has it, even control their minds. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Addictive? Not half!
This is, quite simply, the most addictive game available on the PC. The Multiplayer format is particularly intense and a heck of a lot of fun.

Fans of both the Alien and Predator movies should appreciate this game more than most. The single player missions in particular capture the essence of the films; when playing as human do not turn off the lights and remember it's just a game is my advice.

A few minor tweaks have improved upon AvP2, and gameplay overall is better. Graphics are still fairly average, and this often makes people smirk at the apparent poor quality. However, I would say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder; the game may not have as slick graphics as titles such as Halo or Half Life 2 but it means that you don't have to have a top of the range PC to run it! But as I said, the game is generally better; one thing's for sure, and that's that the multiplayer gaming is AWESOME:

This is the addictive aspect of the game; playing online is so enjoyable that you can get lost in the action. I won't go into detail about the different types of match or characters but suffice it to say that there's enough to cater for most FPS fans whatever their flavour:

Like stealth? Be a predator and suck in your stomach as people walk close enough by you to use your claws. Like to get stuck in? Nothing better than surpising your prey from the shadows and ripping them apart as an alien. Want a mean arsenal? Corporates or Marines both carry enough fire power to make a small hole in the moon if they felt the need.

Newcomers, or Noobs (got to learn the lingo when you get online), might find the veterans intimidating with their frags going up and up but it's easy enough to soon become a killer yourself, join a clan, and start lecturing the noobs yourself after 2 weeks :)

I haven't yet played a game that can scare you, whip you into a frenzy, or make you laugh (insert evil laughter here) as well as Alien versus Predator 2: Primal Hunt expansion pack.

Buy it. Join the collective. You won't be dissapointed.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great first person shooter
While the graphics and animation of this game are not the leading edge, it is still a fun and challenging game. A perfect buy for the Alien or Predator fan.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great expansion pack
AvP2: Primal Hunt is a great expansion pack for AvP2. If you've liked the game, you'll like what this pack has to offer.
I sort of regret it doesn't offer more missions for each species, if I remember right I think there's only 3 per each, which means 9 new levels total in this pack.
If you've played AvP2 then pick up this expansion pack as well, it will fill in some gaps and tie some lose ends in the story.

5-0 out of 5 stars A very good expansion pack to an amazing game!
Alien vs Predator 2 is my favourite computer game of all time and I feel that this expansion pack helps to complete the game.

Let's face it, there is no way that you could top the 1 player in Avp 2, it is just the best first person shooter game I ever played and the thought that it could get any better is mind boggling. The 1 player missions in this version are shorter because there are only 9 of them, however keep in mind that this is just an expansion, not a stand alone game so I wasn't really expecting more, some people may have set their expectations a little high (just like a movie sequel). However this is still a very good fps game and I think the makers were trying to make something slightly different from the first AvP 2 so things don't get too repetative. The fact is that most people don't want you to mess with a good thing. This expansion packs storyplot ties in with AvP2's storyplot, its sort of a prequil.

-I like Dunya's missions because you get to use the sentry guns and the turret gun for the first time, and you also can use duel pistols-like in the first AvP where you could use duel pistols, but AvP2 dropped that for some reason. Most of Dunya's missions still keep some of the creepy atmosphere as in AvP 2 so I would rate the Corporate mercinery's missions as a success.
-The Acient Predator's missions are also good, you get to hunt some wild animals at the beginning and then get frozen and wake up in a strange time. The energy flachette is an okay weapon, its about the only rapid firing weapon the predator has, however I never use it anyway. What I really love is when we get implanted by the face hugger, great story twist if you ask me, and where you die, the predalien picks up.
-I found the predaliens missions to be rather disappointing, because out of the three missions you get, 2 are used up as a facehugger and a chest burster, even AvP 2 only used one mission for your life cycle. However the remaining mission for the predalien is pretty good and I'm glad the makers let you head bite now, I never really understood why they took away the predaliens inner mouth in the first place, why would the predalien burst without an inner mouth? The drone from a human has one, the runner from a quadroped has one, there is no reaon to take it out.....Well Primal Hunt didn't actually put it in, but you can still head bite which is important because you get barely any health from slashing the corpses, and if you look closely, the predalien's headbite still doesn't give you very much health.

Now the improvements in multiplayer are where the game really shines! AvP2:Primal Hunt included the things that AvP2 left out, There are new levels, including the dropzone which allows humans to use sentry guns and turret guns, and a few more new levels with sentry guns (and the marines and corporates can use duel pistols). You also can use the new acient predator in multiplayer which you couldn't use before. I like the new predator cloak too, because unlike the oringinal AvP2, your oponents can't highlight your name while your cloaked, whick may not sound like a very big deal, but it makes a huge difference when you are stalking a human because humans basically shoot at watever name they highlight. As the predator you are still practically impossible to see by a human if you DON'T MOVE and I am seen much more frequntly by people in the original AvP2 when I'm stalking them then I am in Primal Hunt, and you can stay cloaked for longer. I'm kind of confused as to the reason why the health bar and energy bars are red now, its not as pretty to look at but whatever. You can also use the energy flachette (no big deal) but, of course lets not forget the best thing about being a pred in multiplayer now...You can slef destruct! This isn't really a good or effective weapon...but, let's face can't not self destruct! I feel like a real pred when I blow myself up rather then give my opponents the kill! Improvements on the aliens are of course the fact that the predalien can headbite, some people don't like this but it is necissary when your the predalien, its tough enough to survive in muliplayer as it is, let alone without the ability to gain health, and the game kept it as fair as possible seeing as you don't get much health in the first place, if your down to minimal helth, you need to bite like 5 heads to get back to full health, and the predalien is also the slowest of the aliens. Another alien improvement is that facehuggers and chestbursters can open vents now, and when your character is stunned, you can move just a little so your not completely helpless. Oh, and I also noticed that your name doesn't have a number in front of it anymore, which is small but I dont understand why we had numbers in front of our names in the first place. There are less servers on all the time on this version, there's less choices, however I feel less overwelmed and its easier to find your friends that you make online

So in conclusion, if you really enjoyed Aliens vs Predator 2 and you like its multiplayer, I encourage you to get the expansion pack Aliens vs Predator 2: Primal Hunt, its not very expensive and its deffinelty worth it, and if you've never played AvP2, get the gold version if you like the alien and predator movies or just shooting games for that matter.I'm going to go play some multiplayer on Primal Hunt now, my servers are usually re-enactments of the alien or predator movies, or of Alien vs Predator. I pride myself on being the first server to host movie remakes (unfortunetly many servers are copying me now) and my re-enactments are always very accurate to the movie, more accurate then any other server. If your ever playing on the multiplayer look me up, my name is G () Z M O <RAT>.

4-0 out of 5 stars AvP2 primal hunt
I am a major fan of AvP2, it is a amazingly good game, i agree compltly with these other people going on about the game having no real plot, the motion tracker blimbing, the dark corridors, the screams! the hive, the only good thing about this game i found was that there was sentrys aviable on "some" maps I am really angry that they did not put them in ally, or qurantine
also i good thing to make this game a sucsuss is that there ned to be better maps bigger ones with bases and stuff like that, so hunmans can use there vicles, MP isfun but its just a big blood bath, people want CooP ness or atleast a battlefield forstperson stratgy like reneagde
but this is an amzing game dont let that through you off, the preds claoking has been made more easy to see gives newbes a better chance but hey they still die lol

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14. Enclave
by Vivendi Universal
list price: $9.99
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Asin: B000068V9B
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Vivendi Universal
Sales Rank: 4247
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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  • Choose to play through the Path of Light or the Way of Darkness from the beginning.
  • 12 playable characters with unique weapons, abilities, and equipment.
  • Huge arsenal of magical and conventional weapons.
  • Hordes of fearsome creatures to vanquish.
  • 25 levels of play in interactive indoor and outdoor environments

Reviews (11)

2-0 out of 5 stars If you are into frustration...this is your game!
The only thing worse than a boring PC game is one that you cannot win.In their over-exuberance to create a masterpiece of graphic design the developers of this gothic horror forgot something.When you frustrate your audience to tears they take your game and throw it against a wall.Save your money folks.By level 8 (if you make it that far) this bad boy will end up fragments in your trash can!

1-0 out of 5 stars Poorly Done Game
Had so many graphics glitches that I couldn't even play it...scenes would load w/ no map at all.I have a laptop w/ an ATI Radeon 7200 series card driver and DirectX 9.When the maps did load properly, the game play was exceedingly easy and no challenge at all.I wish I could get my $30 back, but the package was already opened and I don't have a shrink wrap machine.

1-0 out of 5 stars Lousy Conrol ruins game
There is a fun plot to Enclave. Unfortunately the controller settings are unnatural and the "camera angle" switches enough to make you sick. It is impossible to see what's going on from a steady view. It tries to simultaneously be a 3rd person game and a 1st person game. Any movement can cause the view to spin or squirrel around. It is entirely inexcusable. That this sort of problem was allowed to persist into the finished version of the game shows a disdain for serious gamers.
On another note, the enemies are stupid, slow and too easy to kill.

4-0 out of 5 stars Welcome to Advanced Dungeons and Destruction!
This may be the best NON-RPG full-action fantasy game I've ever played.The game focuses on applying quick and dirty fighting tactics against a host of the most realistic orcs and beasts you'll ever meet on a PC screen.
The basic bad-guys are very creepy and real, but to the game's discredit, enemies never attempt to evade, and bodies disappear.

You eventually get access to several (12+?) different characters, each very different. You learn the abilities of each while running like hell through a very realistic mediaeval world.Lighting, graphics, and sound are incredible!So darn
convincing, you'll be glad you bought this game.Not too much strategy here, a litttle... but most importantly, you will HACK, SLASH, and SORCERY your way to victory.I'm playing on the HARD difficulty setting, but if you're impatient, play EASY difficulty setting, and advance the levels quickly!I've only advanced to the third level so far (after 2 hours), the levels are short and intense.

This game is a cross between Tomb Raider and Gauntlet, more real than Die By The Sword.
There seem to be very few Dungeon related hack-n-slash games like this on the market. I think I need to acquire them all.

I've heard some hard-core gamers say that Enclave bored them.So, if you want an innovative, ground-breaking, mind-expanding, platform-strategy game, this is not it.

Do you like heavy-metal music, fantasy, and action games?Do you complain about too many controls and buttons on game-controllers these days? Then you'll love Enclave.

4-0 out of 5 stars Enclave
Enclave is fun to play. The gameplay is straightforward as the story featuring a balance magic and battle system. Don't expect too much from it and you'll not be disappointed. If completing a particular level is troublesome switching between characters proved quite handy. Bad A.I. is another frustrating feature of this game. The game is pretty easy to beat when there is a single enemy to beat but when there are multiple enemies to fight the game is ridiculously tough. Some baddies can't even jump across ledges and most of the times fell into the gap. And I never saw any enemy change his tactics from offensive to defensive even if his health is literally down to nothing. There are little flaws like at one time an Orc seemed to be suspended in mid air while jumping from a ledge. Another major flaw is that the blood doesn't seem to fall on the ground; instead it disappears in mid air. But, these glitches do not affect the overall performance of the game. ... Read more

15. SWAT Career Pack
by Vivendi Universal
list price: $29.99
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Asin: B00004KD5Z
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Vivendi Universal
Sales Rank: 9346
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Experience what it's like to be a cop with these six police-action games. Saluting the officers who put their lives on the line, the Police Quest series captures their encounters in these stimulating simulations. This definitive collection spans more than 13 years and includes Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel, PQ2: The Vengeance, PQ3: The Kindred, PQ4: Daryl F. Gates' Open Season, SWAT, SWAT 2, plus a SWAT 3 demo. ... Read more

Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars i want police quest career pack.i live in italy florence,adr
i want police quest career pack.i live in italy florence,adress via della scala, name is george astrinakis..thank you very much

4-0 out of 5 stars GET IT!
This game rocks! It has great game play and if you like this kind of first person stuff then youll like this game. Graphics arent the best but no to bad but the gmaeplay is pretty fun. Swat 2 and Swat 3 demo were my favs. Ifyou dont like this then get rainbow six Rogue spear. ... Read more

16. Starsiege Tribes (Jewel Case)
by Vivendi Universal

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Asin: B00001IVGE
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Vivendi Universal
Sales Rank: 5621
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Revolutionizing the online first-person shooter genre with a seamless indoor/outdoor game engine, Starsiege Tribes backs up its snazzy technology with sophisticated online-only gameplay. Tribes is the perfect game for action fans looking for something more cerebral than Quake but less complicated than Rogue Spear.

Players are able to customize their high-tech warrior to suit individual play styles: snipers will go with light armor, extra battery pack, and a laser rifle; fans of less-subtle tactics will grab heavy armor, a mortar, plasma gun, and shield pack to create a walking tank. This level of customization adds an unusual amount of depth for a game in the first-person shooter genre, and it's fun to mix up gear choices in order to react to battlefield conditions.

And oh, what a beautiful battlefield it is. Players begin the game within their home base, but once free of those crowded halls, a limitless vista greets the eyes. Rolling hills, snow-covered peaks, and eerie moonscapes provide a stunning backdrop to the action as players zoom around with jetpacks. Outposts, towers, and weapon emplacements provide strategic objectives and sniping platforms; hovercraft and personnel carriers allow quick transport and airborne assaults.

Blasting your way across the world of Tribes is fun, but it's not the only gameplay option. Less action-oriented gamers can assume the role of Commander and issue orders to teammates. The Commander is especially useful during matches that require intricate teamwork, such as capture the flag, capture and hold, and defend and destroy. --Mike Fehlauer


  • Can pick weapons and equipment to suit mood and play style
  • Visually impressive game engine
  • Jetpacks
  • Poor tutorial
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Reviews (49)

5-0 out of 5 stars apex of gaming
Tribes is the best game ever made on the face of the earth. This is THAT game. Miss the golden age of gaming? Tribes came out at the same time as Half-Life, and many people overlooked the game that could have brung it about a second time. It's a bit too late now, unfortunately. The community is pretty much gone. Unfortunately, many of the people that play it now are rather childish and 'elitist', which may detract from the experience unless you have a group you can play it with. Approach this game at your own risk. It's the best.

Starsiege Tribes is (by a Hiroshima) the best game on our planet. There is so much, I repeat, SO MUCH to do in the tribes universe. One problem with the game that is a problem but once you play you'll forget: NO single player. The multiplayer is SO good that this game should be called BUBBA and Halo and all those other[...] games should be renamed BUBBA'S[...]. For $10 or less, you cannot beat this. Get it. Absorb it. Die a happy gamer. You will not regret it my friends.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Game Ever
Tribes is the best game of all time, of any genre, in any human culture in the history of the Earth.

If Tribes had a downside, it would be that the player, when in the Tribes universe, no longer is affected by the normal rules of Time that we all know and are normally governed by. The side effects of this include Agelessness (and the consequences thereof) and, after prolonged exposure, inability to percieve time correctly when not in the Tribes universe (sped up/slowed down perception of time, as well as, in extreme cases, 'slippage', the inability to maintain a fixed path through the flow of time). Also Tribes simulates a mild euphoria that tends to keep the Tribes player in the Tribes universe indefinitely. If properly supervised, the Tribes player can be brought back out of the Tribes universe at regular intervals, but it must be a slow transition to avoid permanent damage.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing Game
Vehicles. Vast outdoor environments. Focus on teamplay. Online support for at least 32 players. Base equipment and trinkets. Jetpacks offering full freedom of movement. Mixing and matching gear to create your own roles. Never the same game twice. Even today these features make Tribes stand out in a crowd of other FPS games, but several years ago when the original Tribes was released, it was downright revolutionary. Whether you bought the box, downloaded the demo, or "borrowed" it from a buddy, chances are you've tried Tribes. If not, then you've still experienced its influence in any number of other games that have since embraced its successful combination of features

Best of all? Its free on FilePlanet!

4-0 out of 5 stars Great game, but why pay for it?
You already know that Tribes is a great game from the other reviews, but did you know you can now get it for free?

With the upcoming release of "Tribes: Vengeance", Vivendi Studios has made Starsiege: Tribes available for free to the public, downloadable off of don't bother paying tewnty bucks for the jewel case, when you can have the full version of the game within hours for free, instead of within days for upwards of thirty dollars. ... Read more

17. Half-Life:Adrenaline Pack
by Vivendi Universal

Asin: B00003O9KY
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Vivendi Universal
Sales Rank: 8037
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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With Half-Life, 1998's Game of the Year; Team Fortress Classic, the incredibly popular multiplayer-only game; and Opposing Force, the most impressive expansion pack we've ever seen, Half-Life: Adrenaline Pack is a complete collection sure to alter any gamer's body chemistry.

Half-Life quietly debuted in late 1998, and the gaming community was forever changed. Instantly soaring to bestseller status, the groundbreaking title eventually earned over 50 Game of the Year awards. The combination of an intriguing, well-paced plot, smooth graphics, cunning enemy AI (artificial intelligence), brilliant level design, and revolutionary in-game scripted events make Half-Life an unforgettable gaming experience. You play as Gordon Freeman, a mild-mannered scientist assigned to handle hazardous materials in the government-funded Black Mesa Research Facility. Something goes wrong--horribly wrong--with one of the more exotic experiments, and Gordon must try to escape. Along the way, he has to try to rescue his fellow scientists, master the use of conventional and not-so-conventional weapons, avoid or kill bizarre alien monstrosities, and learn the true nature of the research at Black Mesa.

Team Fortress Classic is a multiplayer-only action game that uses the Half-Life game engine and interface. Ease of use and pulse-pounding game play have made TFC one of the most popular action games on the Net. Finding and connecting to games is a quick and painless process; once connected, any gamer will quickly feel at home. Players choose a character class from such World War II movie favorites as Scout, Pyro, Soldier, Engineer, Medic, Spy, Sniper, or Heavy Weapons Guy. The class determines your health, armor, speed, available weapons, and special ability. Special abilities range from the Medic's ability to heal comrades and poison foes to the Spy's ability to assume the guise of any other class.

It's the teamwork that makes TFC so much fun. Each player is a member of a team and must work with the other team members to accomplish the goals, of capturing the flag, base defense, or planning to kill the enemy VIP. An effective team includes a good mix of character classes and a leader of the team's efforts. The person in charge might assign a sniper to cover a large expanse of open ground or tell a team to take out an enemy bunker. The maps included with TFC emphasize team-based play, and the surprisingly productive Half-Life/TFC player community constantly produces new maps and modifications.

Opposing Force returns the player to the Black Mesa facility, but tells the tale from the perspective of Col. Adrian Shephard, one of the soldiers sent to clean up the scientists and their reality-altering mess. Just as in Half-Life, things quickly go badly for Colonel Shephard and his men. Ambushed by aliens, scattered and confused, Adrian must fight his way through the ruins of the facility in an attempt to reach a helicopter extraction point. Gameplay is similar to that of Half-Life: Adrian must collect weapons; get over, around, or through collapsed passages; fight aliens; and contend with the mysterious--and murderous--Black Ops agents.

All three games in Half-Life: Adrenaline Pack could easily stand alone on their own merits; being able to get them all in one package is a real treat. Half-Life will draw you in, Team Fortress Classic will keep you in multiplayer heaven for months, and Opposing Force will remind you just what makes the Half-Life game world so good. --Mike Fehlauer ... Read more

Reviews (21)

5-0 out of 5 stars Adrenaline Pack
I think that this is probably the best pack out of all of them.Who care about Counter Strike.If you buy a pack that includes CS you are paying extra money for a game that you can download for free on the internet!

Any way.Half Life has a great story.You are Gordon Freeman, a scientist for the Black Mesa research facility.Then.It all goes wrong.Aliens are everywhere. If thats not enough, there are government grunt troopers coming in also.You think they are here to save you.They are not.

Now for Opposing Force.You are the grunt.You have crash landed at the black mesa facility after you chopper was shot down by an unknown .....craft.What the hell is going on?You must find your way past alien life forms so you can get out of this hell hole.At the same time your mission is to find Gordon Freeman.

There are so many mods for this game its unbeleivable.This game is a MUST BUY.If you don't own it, well......I dont know what to say.Multiplayer rocks, single player rocks, everything rocks.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Pack in the World!!
These games are great... great graphics, sound, and effects. I started to buy them separately... dumb thing to do this package is less expensive than buying them separately!!!!!!!!!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars No wonder it was game of the year!
This will keep you glued to the computer screen.There's just something about this game that keeps your interest.Perhaps it's the feeling that you run threw one, continueous world.The fact that there is actually a storyline that you can fallow threw until the end.The "what will happen next" feeling really keeps you going in this game.Unlike it's other shoot-em-up counterparts (Quake, for instance), this will keep your interest because you aren't playing levels, your playing a world.

5-0 out of 5 stars You'll never stop playing this game
You wanna know how good this game is? I'll tell you. This game came out in 1998, which is eons ago in the gaming world, and I'm still playing it daily. I play Unreal Tournament and Rogue Spear fairly often, but given the choice, I'd pick this one (and its Team Fortress mod) in a heartbeat over the others. The single-player experience is cinematic, scary, intense and addictive. From the get go, you are immersed in the world of the game and you never want it to end. Although of course the game does end, it's not much of a problem because that's when you can just get online and play Team Fortress with others over the internet. The mod is such addictive fun that you'll have to be dragged kicking and screaming from it for food and sleep. It's THAT good....entertainment that keeps you coming back for such an extended length of time.

5-0 out of 5 stars This Game Rocks The House Down
When i bought this game I wasn't expecting it to be that great. I bought it cause of a friend who told me it would be good. When I played it it was awesome. The graphics were great. It was blood 'o' rama. (if you like that sort of thing , which i do) When you start out you are a player looking to save the world from villans who came from a test lab experiment. It is great but can be freaky (makes you jump) sometimes (when you play in the dark with headphones on fairly loud. I recommend playing like that.).But over all i gave this 5 stars because of the intense playing and the great graphics!!! ... Read more

18. SIERRA ON LINE- Ground Control ( Windows )
by Sierra

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Asin: B00004KD64
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Sierra
Sales Rank: 5992
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Ground Control ignites the stagnant real-time strategygenre with magnificent 3-D visuals, dazzling special effects, andenthralling gameplay. The game eschews typical real-timestrategy conventions by forgoing resource collection completely.Instead, you're provided with a handful of troops--which you cancustom-select before eachsingle-player mission ormultiplayer game--and dropped on maps filled with rolling terrain and tightchokepoints.

Strategic unit placement takes priority over the size of an attackingforce. Placing units on elevations improves accuracy; concealing unitsin shadows make them harder to hit; and flanking heavily armored unitsis vital, since armor is usually weaker in the rear than in thefront.

Dozens of units are available, including different models of armoredpersonnel carriers, infantry, tanks, artillery, and aircraft. Mostfeature special weapons, such as mortars or grenade launchers, designedto take out specific units or structures. Despite the impressive visualand sound effects, Ground Control's arsenal of units tends toblend together, lacking distinction and personality. This is a minorgripe, though, against a game with such impressive visuals andgameplay.

Ground Control's intuitive control system complements its flashy3-D engine. Players can rotate and tilt the camera at any angle, from abird's-eye viewpoint far above the action to a trooper's-eye view inthe middle of a firefight. Important battle commands, such as unitformations and aggression levels, are seamlessly presented onscreen andare easily available for use.

Robust multiplayer features enable players to test their tactics overthe Internet or local area network against human opponents. Gamers canparticipate in deathmatch, free-for-all, and team play as well asunique games such as flagzones (gain control of particular territories)and--a first for the strategy genre--"drop-in" games where players canenter and leave active games at any time.

Massive Entertainment has created an impressive package. GroundControl's excellent single-player missions, accessible multiplayermodes, and topnotch gameplay make it one of the best strategy games ofthe year. --Doug Radcliffe


  • Engaging spin on the real-time strategy genre
  • Breathtaking 3-D accelerated visuals; both terrain and units arecrisp and detailed
  • Intuitive camera system and control interface
  • Eschews resource gathering, a staple of real-time strategy, andemphasizes action and tactics
  • Excellent multiplayer support
  • The heavily mechanized units lack personality
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  • Choose and arm your troops, arrange battles, and fight to win --- and uncover the strange and terrifying secret
  • In this game, The Order Of The New Dawn have laid claim to a bare planetoid. Their rivals, the Crayven Corporation, want to know why
  • Start out playing for the side of the Crayven Corp., running espionage missions to find out what secrets the planet holds
  • With incredible graphics, intense real-time strategy, and over 30 single-player missions, you'll be amazed at this game
  • Play with up to 8 people, or play against them in a deathmatch

Reviews (56)

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazaon
I no this isnt the place but i cant help it. I ordered this game 4 weeks ago, at first they said they lost it in mail, and ten their out of stock. I order it agin last week and it still sint here, but the demo rocks!

1-0 out of 5 stars F- for Amazon service
I waited 8 weeks for amazon to ship this title, the whole time the web site said 2-3 days - it was never in stock at all. Multiple phone calls multiple email and they still have not updated the web page. amazon gets lowest marks possible.

But good game...

5-0 out of 5 stars Underrated, But Awesome
One of the most underrated PC games there is, Ground Control is the fast-paced strategy game that takes out the focus on managing an economy and defending a base and puts emphasis on organized, squad-based warfare.WarCraft III emulates this game, but fails to do so in many respects.GC had WC3's graphics nearly 3 years before it did, boasted a much better camera control system and combat which outweighs anything in any other strategy game I've ever seen.In reality, comparing GC to most other strategy games is to compare apples with oranges, putting GC in a genre of its own.For the gamer who enjoys non-stop, visually impressive strategy with a unique game dynamic of its own, Ground Control is a must-have.

5-0 out of 5 stars Ground Control: Awesome
I loved the demo. I just had to get the real game, so I ordered it off of AMAZON for "a good price". I was amazed. Alright, so it's the end of the third world war and their are two sides, the Crayven corporation and the Religious order of the "new dawn" (sounds like something out od Delta Force Landwarrior) You start by playing the Crayven people. You step into the shoes, or should I say boots of Major Sarah Parker. You get to read a biography about her in the manual. The Crayvens have "Terradynes" (basically a tank with treads) and "Aerodynes" (planes.) The new dawn people have "Hoverdynes" or hover tanks and Aerodynes. The briefings on my part are not so good however. Even if I have a 1.7 gig computer and 256 mb of RAM, the talking doesn't work. For example, I was listening to a briefing and when Parker spoke I heard "At all costs?, At all costs?, At all costs?, the lines seem to repeat themselves! Anyway, that's just a precaution, the rest of the game rocks. There is no resource gathering or building. You command customizable squads and everything is 3-d. You can zoom and rotate around your units. For 9 bucks, it's a great game! Buy it on AMAZON today!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great action and strategy
This game is a great game that does NOT burden the player with the boring and typical resource collecting and technology trees of other games.In each scenario you have a certain number of units at a certain strength; you have some ability to repair damage, but once your men die, they are gone for the scenario, and in campaigns, have to be replaced by less experienced (effective) new units.This game was easy to learn, but hard to get really good at, which is another good point about it. ... Read more

19. Swat 3: Close Quarters Battle
by Sierra
list price: $39.99
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Asin: B00002CF99
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Sierra
Sales Rank: 7392
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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In this third incarnation of Sierra Studios' SWAT series, the designers have borrowed ideas from Red Storm's amazing Rainbow Six and Rogue Spear and molded SWAT 3 into a first-person, squad-based tactical game that combines tense action with crafty strategy.

SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle boasts gorgeous 3-D graphics (a 3-D accelerator card is supported but not required), with lifelike characters and amazingly detailed real-world locations, such as the Los Angeles Convention Center and the LAX airport control tower.

Players assume command of a five-man L.A.P.D. SWAT team across 16 diverse missions. As Element Leader, you control nearly all aspects of the mission, which can include rescuing hostages to ambushing criminal suspects. Most mission decisions rely on split-second thinking. Should you order the suspect to drop his weapon or are you in imminent danger from the other suspect hiding in the room? SWAT 3's high-pressure environment creates an engaging and satisfying experience.

If you're looking for the chance to control an elite police force (thankfully, the computer-controlled artificial intelligence of both team members and suspects is topnotch), check out Sierra Studios' SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle. --Doug Radcliffe ... Read more

Reviews (40)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!
Though this game came out in 2000,it is still very fun to play.
The graphics is excellent,the sound effects also.

Basically,you are a S.W.A.T. team leader,and your objectives
may be anywhere from arresting suspects,rescuing hostages,finding dangerous bombs and weapons,and more.

The most enjoyable part of SWAT3,is the ability to tell you 5-manteam what to do,like "cover you","pick locks","clear bang and search" etc...

The ability to play over LAN in a real-person team effort,with AI team players,to solve mission is a big bonus.

4-0 out of 5 stars Sweeet Functionality
I have to say that this game would be one of the best PC games out there. Now, it is rated Mature, but it could stand a little more Juicing to live up to its rating. For instance, If you shoot a perp, its not to life like. You can however enable the NC17 option, but that really makes it Phoney looking. The blood doesn't look life like at all. It just kinda splatters around the dead perp. But, on the other hand, body movement, gunfire, grafX and game play are pretty intense. You find yourself cursing it out and playing it again and again. This one Rates high on my "Must have" list for all you gamers.

5-0 out of 5 stars "We have an element!"
This game took a long time to master because it is very hard. Unlike most games, this game does not give the player any way to recharge health or save games in the middle of a level. It has no way to get extra lives, either. The only unrealistic thing in this game is that when the red or blue team goes around a corner, they turn there back to the opening they are walking into instead of leaving their backs to the walls like all police do. I would also like to point out that of course the briefings aren't one hundred percent accurate. In real life, before going into a building, the police don't know exactly how many people are in the building. Also, of course there are many buttons that do different things. Without all these buttons, the player couldn't pick up guns or tell the backup groups what to do. This is a great game, but I wouldn't recommend it for kids under fourteen. My neighbor, who was under fourteen, started shooting his back up because he thought it was funny. Anyway, this is a very realistic and fun game!

5-0 out of 5 stars Sierra your the best
ive got this game 3 years ago and a still like it! heres the gameplay 1.guns are exccelnt but could have been more2. your team mates are very smart {sometimes}3. AI is very smart are the best ave seen 4. theres 20 levels or more 5. controls are easy 6.theres a traning factliy thats pretty cool 7. you get to arrest hostages cilivans and terrisossts {if they give up} and the rest is perfect this is must gamers game buy it now!

5-0 out of 5 stars the best game ever
this is the best game ever it is so realistic is like you are there with the entry team it really is a must have there are also some really good cheats ... Read more

20. Half-Life Platinum Collection
by Vivendi Universal

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Asin: B00004ZBO5
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Vivendi Universal
Sales Rank: 5965
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan Product Description

Half-Life: Platinum Collection contains all the great action that earned Half-Life Game of the Year honors from over 50 publications and had Imagine Media's PC Gamer magazine calling it the "Best PC Game Ever" (November 1999). This package contains the core Half-Life game as well as both Half-Life expansion packs and the two most popular Half-Life mods: Team Fortress Classic and Counter-Strike.

In Half-Life, you play as Gordon Freeman, a research associate at the Black Mesa Federal Research Facility. An experiment blows up in your face, and suddenly aliens and a military death squad surround you. Half-Life: Opposing Force takes place during the events of Half-Life, but casts you as a lieutenant of one of the commando squads sent to kill Freeman. Half-Life: Blue Shift also takes place during the same time as Opposing Force and Half-Life, but this time you play through the Black Mesa disaster as a lowly security guard. Team Fortress Classic is an online action game featuring a wide array of WWII-themed character classes for a team warfare bonanza. Counter-Strike brings the action of Team Fortress Classic into the modern age: it's an online war of terrorists versus counterterrorists in modern team-based combat. All five award-winning programs are included in this one box. ... Read more

Reviews (65)

5-0 out of 5 stars GREATEST GAME OF ALL TIME
Couldnt get over the fact of the characters adaptation to the environment... its crazy. loved ever minute, second, hour and week i played... riveting. recomend to everyone

5-0 out of 5 stars Dont buy this, it isn't a complete set
This compilation of 4 great Half-Life based games is a somewhat bastardized version of the superior title which was released under the same name a while later.If you buy this version, you are not getting the entire collection. The new version contains yet another expansion to Half-Life that is worth playing.

The original Platinum Collections contain:
1. Half-Life (The original, which started it all, a great game.)
2. Half-Life:Opposing force (1st official expansion to Half-Life)
3. Team Fortress Classic (A mediocre multiplayer mod from Sierra)
4. Counter-Strike (The ultimate multiplayer game. This alone is worth the entire price, although you can get it for free if you own Half-Life, which you will if you buy this collection.)

The new version contains an expansion to the original called Blue Shift.In this expansion you play as a security guard in the Black Mesa compound (the same area as the original). It is just as fun as the original, but shorter.

You can usually find the newer pack (it is grey, not platinum or silver, and says 5 games in one on the front) at any large chain retail stores such as Target, Wal-Mart,or K-Mart. Hope this review can be of some help.

5-0 out of 5 stars If you still don't own Half-Life...
And you own a PC, shame on you!

Alright, here's what you need to do. Look up "Half-Life: Platinum Collection" and put it in your shopping basket. Check out. Here's what you get.

Half-Life: The original and although somewhat dated graphically, it is still a cracking good FPS. The game is just fun to play from soup to nuts and loaded with atmosphere. The levels are more innovative than anything before or since.

Half-Life: Opposing Force This game got a 93% courtesy of PC Gamer and that is absolutely remarkable considering this is basically just a Half-Life mod, although a bloody creative one! You'll love the boot-camp sequence and hey, R. Lee Ermey is in it! What more do you need?

And you also get...

Counter-Strike: Still the most popular online FPS.


Team Fortress: Classic


Dude, buy the package.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not Worth Buying
HL is an awesome game with many modifications out there.The CDis not worth the price they charge.Counter-strike, Team Fortress, and Opposing Forces all come with the HL game of the year edition CD.Well, TFC and OPF at least hehe.CS is free to d/l off the web any way.The game is great, go buy hl:goty and d/l the updates so u can play tfc, opf, cs, dod, or whatever you like for free off the internet lol.If you're dumb you'd buy this to tell you the truth

3-0 out of 5 stars Not the full Half-Life collection
Although it includes Opposing Force, Counter-Strike and Team Fortress Classic, it is filled mainly with things that you can download from the internet with the exception of Opposing Force. Team Fortress comes with the Half-Life patch, and the version of Counter-Strike that comes with the pack is the retail (buggy) version. I am running on a 512k ADSL connection and so the only 2 things in the pack I needed was Half-Life and Opposing Force...

Sierra has an newer version of the Platinum Edition but it is not reflected here on

It includes Half-Life, Team Fortress Classic, Opposing Force, Counter-Strike and Blue Shift. It is somewhat similar to the Generations Edition. ... Read more

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