King of Demons, Super Nintendo

This 1995, Japan-only release is a game that begins fairly un-remarkably, but quickly opens up to become one of the most interesting and visually exciting action platform games on the SNES.

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Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City, Nintendo DS

This third game in the Atlus Etrian Odyssey series is a serious contender for the best RPG of all time. It is just so beautiful and so detailed and so well constructed that I haven’t got anything negative to say about it. Other than it is rock hard!

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Typhoon Thompson, Amiga

Dan Gorlin‘s Typhoon Thompson in Search For the Sea Child is a smart little title to play in an emulator now, although you do have to get the controls right to enjoy it properly. It’s a mouse and keyboard game but can be gotten to work with a joypad, if you’re persistent.

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System Shock 2, PC

The above is a screenshot I took when I wrote the world first review for PC Zone magazine, way back in 1999. I like it because it’s simple, atmospheric, and quintessentially System Shock 2.

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World Class Leaderboard, Commodore 64

World Class Leaderboard on the Commodore 64 is one of my favourite games of all time, but I’m not really much of a golf fan. This goes some way to demonstrating just how GOOD this game is.

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Swords and Sorcery, ZX Spectrum

Swords and Sorcery by PSS is an early RPG that was way ahead of its time (it having been first released in 1985), and also surprisingly tense and feature-packed, considering that it fit in to only 48K of memory.

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We Love Katamari, PlayStation 2

Namco‘s We Love Katamari on the PlayStation 2 is one of the most imaginative games ever made!

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