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1. Dune 2000
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2. Blade Runner
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3. Nox
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4. Dune 2000

1. Dune 2000
by Electronic Arts

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Asin: B00004S3AG
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Electronic Arts
Sales Rank: 1446
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Dune 2000 is a real-time strategy game that requires gallant leadership, cunning tactics, and formidable military prowess to win the Emperor's challenge by being the first to harvest the most spice and take control of Dune. Three houses have arrived to claim the prize: the honorable House Atreides, the insidious House Ordos, and the vicious House Harkonnen. Whichever house you choose to lead, remember that the balance between power and efficiency will lead you to victory. Wage successful strikes to interrupt your opponents' spice production while protecting your own. But beware, the untamed desert holds challenges beyond that of your enemies. Giant sand worms can devour your army with little warning, greedy merchants of CHOAM will plan to interrupt your spice production, and the backstabbing Emperor may provide aid to a house that is not yours. ... Read more

Reviews (13)

2-0 out of 5 stars Looks good, but...
The game looks good and has some nice control features, but it is exactly the same game as Dune 2 in content.

5-0 out of 5 stars Dune: The Ultimate Stratiegic Battle Game
Dune truly is an awesome game.Choose from three houses and battle for control of the spice on the planet Arrakis, or Dune. You get to choose what kind of vehicles and tanks to produce in conquering the entire planet.The graphics are good, but it was probably intended more for the idea of the game, (Which is flawless).Sure made me power hungry.In general, it is a most stunning battle game.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not bad, not great.
My wife bought this for 12 bucks. Its worth the price for the game even though its a few years old.

Over all its not bad. The added video scenes of John Rys Davies is a nice touch.

5-0 out of 5 stars I love these games
I've owned all of the games EA has made like this, including Tiberian Sun, Command and Conquer, and the new Red Alert 2.Everytime they come out with a new version of any of them I have to get my hands on it.It's just so addictive.I'll spend hour after hour playing and replaying it.The only thing I wish EA would have done was to have more missions.If you had the time you could beat it in just a couple of days.I find myself getting frustrated with most games when I have a hard time trying to beat them, then I just give up and never play it again.But, I can't seem to do that with these.I just keep trying untill I finish the level that is giving me so many problems.I wish that they had a training function like the first Dune game.This game is a whole different build than that game.In the first dune you went around looking for caves that would have Fremen in them that would help you.Some you would make military, and some you would have create farms so you could get more men as the cave grew in population (it's been a long time, I may have forgotten some of it).Also, they had a space port where you could buy weapons.Now, that would make for a more exciting game for the whole EA family of these games. More, I can't wait till the next Dune comes out in 2001.

4-0 out of 5 stars GREAT GAME BUT......
This game is AWESOME.Once you get it you can't stop playing it, at least for a couple of days or weeks.This game is A LOT like Red Alert, just better graphics, a different story line, and the tanks look a little different.I would get this game if you love Red Alert or your just bored.I got it cuzz I love Red Alert.But anyways you'll probally get bored of this game in a couple of weeks (Even on Multiplayer) because not that many people play it and its all the same thing over and over again.Thats my opinion so you can try the game yourself and tell me what ya think of it! ... Read more


2. Blade Runner
by Electronic Arts
list price: $19.99
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Asin: B00002EPYE
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Electronic Arts
Sales Rank: 3315
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Games with ties to movies usually stink, but few adventure games can even begin to approach Blade Runner in terms of gameplay, production level, and respect for source material. You play the part of Blade Runner Ray McCoy, traveling throughout the Los Angeles of 2019 to gather clues and question suspects as you try to follow the threads of a series of interwoven crimes.

Blade Runner is unusual in the amount of freedom it gives players. Theoretically it is your job as a Blade Runner to eliminate any Replicants you encounter in the course of your investigations. (For those of you unfamiliar with the movie, Replicants are synthetic humans banned from Earth due to their unpredictable nature). You can choose to sympathize with their cause, however, and all the choices you make in the game have a dynamic impact on the way things will turn out in one of the multiple endings.

Blade Runner has some of the most impressive and dramatic visuals ever to grace a computer monitor. The title's low resolution is more than compensated for by the myriad animations on each screen, the stunning detail present in every image, and the atmospheric lighting effects. Still shots do not do this game justice.

The game is also notable for its high-quality sounds and music. It is rare to find a game with voice acting that doesn't elicit chuckles, but the hours of voice recordings in Blade Runner are almost universally superb. The diverse characters speak in a variety of accents that rarely sound hokey, and the overall quality of sounds does much to make players feel like they are actively participating in a movie.

No game is without some problems, and Blade Runner has its share. Puzzles sometimes devolve into hunt-the-pixel searches where you try for minutes to find the exact spot to put the mouse cursor so you can pick up an object. Some of the time-based events, like trying to outrun a bomb explosion, are just plain frustrating. However, if you can live with the pixel hunts and have the discipline to save often, prepare to enjoy one of the best adventure games ever produced. Just be aware that the R-rated language and violence make for a game that is strictly for adults. --T. Byrl Baker

Pros:

  • Stunning attention to detail in both graphics and audio
  • Outstanding voice acting--especially for a computer game
  • Captures the atmosphere and style of the movie with aplomb
Cons:
  • Puzzles are sometimes more cheap than challenging
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Reviews (27)

4-0 out of 5 stars Average game that's incredibly immersive.
There are two things to think about when talking about this game. One is the game mechanics themselves and one is the execution of the look and feel of the game. On the former the game lacks, but as far as the way the game looks and sounds you will be hard pressed to find a computer game that puts you this deeply into a franchise. Blade Runner is this kind of game.

Westwood Studios decided to take a stab at the Blade Runner franchise and make a game so true to the movie that you would be hard pressed to tell the difference. I think they succeeded in this. They do it in three ways: Plot or story structure, visuals and sound. All of which holds onto an important credo: be true to the source material.

The plot itself puts you in the Blade Runner world as a Rep Detec (a Blade Runner) on the hunt for a group fugitive replicants. Apparently this is all happening at the exact same time as the movie events as well (kinda like two different cases going on in the department). The mood and manner of the story is well done and they brought in a wealth of talent to do with voice acting, including a few from the original movie (Sean Young, Brion James, William Sanderson and more). Add some really nice cut scenes and you get a pretty theatrical experience. One "scene" where you walk out of your apartment balcony so see the city streets and skyline is almost worth playing the game alone.

The visuals are stunning for when the game was made. Actually they still are. The backgrounds are pre-rendered with some interaction here and there. While that sounds like it makes a rather static game it does mean when you walk into a familar Blade Runner movie location you REALLY feel it. Down to the little details the background visuals really inspire.

While the visuals are great I think what really makes the difference in this game is the sound. I think this game takes full advantage of having 32 channels of audio, and if it doesn't it sure does sound like it. Every location you go to is filled with environmental sounds. This more than anything else sucks you into the setting. Add to that the occasional cues from the Vangelis soundtrack (which mixes in perfectly by the way), PLUS the incredible voice acting, and the audio experience in breathtaking. Even with two speakers it's incredible. Add some surround sound and you will get lost in the game.

Okay that's all the good stuff about the game, but I did say the actual game play was merely average. I meant that. The game is incredibly static. While you can travel all over the place and see the beautiful sites and sounds (which is a good thing if you think about it) the game will not progress until you take a specific action or interview a specific person. You play a detective in the game, but since the game is so linear you really don't get a chance to stretch your detecting skills much.

Also while the backgrounds and static images or animations are incredible Westwood made a compromise and decided to reduce the resolution of the items that are more dynamic so more people with "average" systems at the time could enjoy the game. The end result is you are a very pixelated character and the characters you interact with are just as pixellated. While shading is not too bad on your pixelled self any time you compare with the backgrounds the difference is painfully obvious.

So the game had pixelled characters and VERY linear gameplay. That's not the reason to get it. The reason to buy Blade Runner is to get yourself immersed in the Blade Runner universe. This, more than anything else, is what the accomplishes in spades.

5-0 out of 5 stars Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?
Bladerunner is one of the few adventure games that has survived through the 'new era' of 3d gaming.
Althought following a story similar to that in the film/book, the character 'Roy McCoy' is new to the game.
This classic game allow gamers to be immersed into the world of bladerunner, and actually hunt replicants for themselves. However there may be a few hard choices on the way.
Play this and you may be able to answer the question, "Do androids dream of electric sheep?".

4-0 out of 5 stars I like it
Looking at the cover of this game I would have assumed it to be more bang-bang and low on plot. I was pleasently surprised. You take on the role of the main character, flying, running and interacting with the environment at a speed that you desire. It doesn't have the graphic beauty of say Myst, but it is dark, futuristic and sexy non the less (some scenes are a little adult). It's easy to get addicted to this game, and look forward to whats around the corner. Solving this game is not super difficult I would rate it's difficulty as low to medium. It does the movie justice and is alot of fun.

5-0 out of 5 stars Repeat after me....WOW!!!
I borrowed this game from a friend, and was quickly impressed. At first I was expecting much, from what he told me, it was only a few minutes distraction, but after fifteen minutes of playing, I became immersed in the world of Roy McCoy, Blade Runner.

The thing I love most about this game is that it's practically never teh same game twice. I got captured by some baddies, but my friend said that never happened to him. Actions you take determine the future of the game. In reality, it's like those books where you pick what decision you take and turn to a page.

The sound and music is awesome! You become caught up in Los Angeles, 2019. The characters are pretty cool, not perfect, but cool. I played the game twice, and each play is so different, that not even they stay the same.

If you love Blade Runner, get this game. You WILL NOT, repeat WILL NOT be disappointed.

5-0 out of 5 stars Closer to the book than the film was!!
More than anything, I am amazed at this game's respect for its source material. Ridley Scott's universe is recreated, expanded on and given new life by the good people at Westwood. The voiceovers by Ray McCoy are better than the voiceovers in the 1982 version of the film! The graphics are a sheer joy to watch; just walking around in the cyberpunkish streets is marvellous. The weather changes from rainy and dark to, well, dry and dark (it's always dark, because of the radiation.)
Furthermore, this game pays many homages to Philip K Dick's original book, "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?". It is amazing to hear PKD's original Voigt-Kampff questions recorded specially for the game; the use of pet animals to promote humanity is used; and the creepy bit from the novel where Deckard cannot tell if he has been dreaming since Chapter 1 is included here, for a real Phildickian reality shift halfway through.
Unfortunately, the game is very far from being a "great" game if one goes beyond graphics and storyline.
First, the puzzles are VERY simplistic. A point and click is very limited; not much brainteasing goes into playing this game.
Second, some parts are far more unpolished than others. The second half of the game seems suspiciously rushed; the graphics, sophistication and plot begin to wear down (a bit like aPhilip K Dick novel, really...).
Third, the game is very very easy. The touted "Real Time" nature of the game is embarrassingly badly used; basically not used to advantage at all. It degenerates into a shooting match with giant rodents as McCoy goes out into the Kipple.
Overall, the game will probably strongly appeal to fans of the movie, or fans of movies in general. I like the storyline, acting and graphics a lot; they make the game worth purchasing as an interactive "sequel" to the film.
To nonfans of Blade Runner, the profusion of guest appearances will be puzzling; the puzzles will be hilariously simple; and the game generally will fail to please.
However, one proviso: when I originally played the game, I was a non-Bladerunner fan; I knew nothing of the film. This game turned me into a great fan of the film, and also a fan of Philip K Dick. So maybe non-fans would still get something out of this delicious piece of fanfiction eyecandy. ... Read more


3. Nox
by Electronic Arts

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Asin: B00002EPYC
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Electronic Arts
Sales Rank: 7235
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Though cast in the action/RPG game-play style of Diablo, Nox breaks its mold and offers up more than a few pleasant surprises. The third-person isometric perspective offers a refreshing dose of humor, served up by a slick interface and starring very distinct character classes. Much more than a clone, Nox takes the best the genre had and--for the most part--makes it better.

Nox's story of a harmless auto mechanic who gets accidentally sucked into a fantasy world immediately sets this game apart from its dark and dour brethren. Nox is funny, and it's refreshing to play an RPG that tries to put a smile on your face.

Game play, dungeons, puzzles, and even the story are slightly altered, depending on Jack's class, giving three separate single-player experiences, all leading to the same final showdown with Hecubah. The quests are typical RPG fare--find this, kill that, rescue these guys--spiced up with puzzles relating to the class's abilities or environment.

The Nox team's energies went toward creating a game that's fast, fun, and easy to play. It worked. No knock-off, it won't be long before we start seeing games influenced by the innovative designs of Nox. --Mike Fehlauer

Pros:

  • Very distinct, fun character classes
  • Innovative action/RPG multiplayer game modes
  • Slick interface
  • Refreshing humor
Cons:
  • No female characters
  • Unrealistic inventory system
  • Uninspired magic items
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Reviews (28)

4-0 out of 5 stars Loads of fun
By now Nox is considered a pretty old game I'm sure, and it's long been discontinued by Westwood. Sadly, it will probably never see a sequel, as this game is much deserving. It was years ago that I played it, I couldn't stop talking about it at the time, and while it's not the most original game around, I haven't since found a CRPG to match it for shear playability and fun. Let this review be an ode to the late nights I spent immersed in its gameworld.

The three playable character types: Warrior, Wizard, and Conjurer, are suitably unique and for each the game plays out differently, with different environments and quests, all eventually leading up to the same objective (why, destroying the evil sorceress, of course). Also, the fighting strategies you employ will differ quite a bit for each character. This offers some replay value as you'll want to replay the game as different characters to experience everything.

The environments and monsters are aplenty and diverse enough to keep things fresh. There's a great accompanying music soundtrack that helps create a nice mood moving from place to place.

Nox shines in an area that, far too often, mars my ability to enjoy many otherwise compelling RPGs: its fighting system. Combat in Nox is fast, furious, and immersive; helped by its intuitive gameplay controls. Movement works by holding down the right mouse button and moving the cursor in the direction you want to move--closer to the character to walk and father ahead to run--and the left button swings your weapon; this in addition to a combination of hotkeys on the keybord for accessing your spell attacks, monster summons, or special abilities. Unlike in the similarly styled Diablo (I/II) (which this game undoubtedly takes a lot of inspiration from) where you'll often stand in one place and watch your character hack away without visible effect, Nox is very involved; you've got to keep moving as taking hits can really hurt, you're even able to use your sheild (if you can wield one) to block attacks from your front. It's basically an action game with mouse control. A nicely designed system that was excecuted very well here and one I would like to see more PC games implement.

My biggest dissapointment with Nox is its lack of cooperative multiplayer. Its multiplayer component is a 2-38 player deathmatch, which I had a lot of fun with, but it would be nicer to adventure together with friends. The developers later released a cooperative multiplayer add-on for free on their website but I never played it so I don't know how it matched up to the single player experience.

Before playing Nox, I was more of a multiplayer exclusive guy and wouldn't usually find myself sitting down to traverse the lonely world of single player games. Nox really surprised me; it's just plain fun and addictive. I wouldn't hesitate to suggest it to casual players and people who don't normally like RPGs, because of its fast-paced, action-oriented gameplay and short learning curve.

5-0 out of 5 stars cool game
this is one of the neatest games I've played.OK there are no chick characters and you can only customize you char so much, BUT it's so funny.The sound effects, and the visual is just great.It's not very realistic looking and it's a little faster than what I was used to, but it's definitely way too much fun (extremely time consuming, as every time I play, I end up at my computer for hours!)

5-0 out of 5 stars Best interface I'v played.Sleeper surprise.
The interface is super well done.Made enjoying the game easy.It was for me a real surprise how well it was done.It did not recieve all the hype many games get yet it is as good as any other I played (i.e. Diablo, ...) and unique in many ways.As in all RPGs there is a spot or two where the play gets a bit teadious but this game had much less of this than others.Each of the three character types requires a truely different style of play.One aggressive (hack and slash with weapons and armor emphasis), one moderate (magic bent with spells and charms emphasis), and one defensive (summoner idiom with "let your friends do the killing while you try and stay out of the way" emphasis).Each requires different actions and thinking strategy, and each is just as fun as the others, just different; which means there is good replayability even if you don't go online for a fight.This game is growing harder to get these days so if you have an interest act now.

Hail Flavius

2-0 out of 5 stars don't expect much
Electronic Arts simply isn't known for putting out good games of this type. Their money seems to be on sports games. Anyway, I got Nox at the bargain bin price. The game is solo action pseudo-rpg. Buy this game if you want to help Amazon out.

5-0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Game
This game was excellent and fun to play.The game from Westwood has you choose from being a wizard, conjurer, or warrior, and fight off Hecubvah and her evil necromancers.
The game has good graphics and it keeps you busy playing it.You can play the solo and defeat Hecubah or you can go online and play with other people. ... Read more


4. Dune 2000
list price: $19.99
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Asin: B00002R1XC
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Sales Rank: 6755
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Remake of the famous real-time strategy game set in the Dune universe
  • 16-bit high color graphics, special effects, music and cinematics that bring you into the world of Dune
  • Over 40 missions--updated and revised from the originals
  • Challenge your friends in head-to-head Internet combat, or battle over Local Area Network
  • For 1 or more players

Reviews (13)

4-0 out of 5 stars Not the best but still fun.
You get to control people in a 3D enviroment. There is only one camera veiw though, which sux. Other then that the game is cool especially the computer intelligence.

4-0 out of 5 stars dune is not pointless
every one i know say this game is crap but i think it is quite good because you dont offen get to command armys that are bigger than the base you origionally built!!! strategy games are my favorite types, like the command and conquer series which were ace and still are. You also have the opportunity to steal buildings and nick their technology.
i also enjoy battering the ai twats and putting their troops in a kind of death camp. oh yeah that reminds me i have tip to get rid of harvesters here it is:
(you need to be ordos team for this)
1) build a mcv and build it in a desolate area
2) build a repair pad next to it
3) buildset of conrete (the largest set)
4) then build missile turrets all the way round but leave one gap for an harvester to enter.
5) get a deviator and steal a ai harvester quickly get a carryall to send it to the repair pad near your 'death camp'
6) when it has arrived send it in to the middle of the turrets and close the gap with a wall so when it turns back it cant escape.
7) when it has been destroyed delete the wall and repeat the sequence over and over till they have no cash to buy with
Then launch a massive assault on their base

remember to keep the deviator safe from the enemy.

4-0 out of 5 stars If you liked Dune, You'll love Dune 2000
I fell in love with Dune for the ol' Sega.So when I saw Dune 2000 hidden in the back of some discount games I was browsing through, I impulse purchased.Dune 2000 ups the original, as to be expected. (It's not 16-bit anymore!) Better graphics, although not what one would expect, more scenerios, and some pretty neat video segways (even that proffesor from Sliders as the Atredies mentat!) are plusses.The menus can be daunting at first or when in a rush, however.I've spent many a late night plotting the downfall of each of the three houses.If you enjoyed Dune II, buy Dune 2000.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Dune 2000 is a very challanging game. I would recamend it to anyone who likes a challange.

4-0 out of 5 stars Solid and Fun
The Dune chronicles come alive on video?Well.... not really, but the game is solid and fun. This game is very similar to Command and Conquer with some improvements. As with C&C there is a story line to follow between missions which has some relavence to the books and worms will eat you troops. ... Read more


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