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H.E.R.O., ZX Spectrum

The ZX Spectrum version of John Van Ryzin‘s classic rescue game, H.E.R.O., looks pretty basic when compared to other versions, but plays just as well as all the others.

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Worms, Amiga CD32

Worms: The Director’s Cut on the CD32 is a beautifully smooth and playable conversion of the Amiga original, with the same highly compelling and ultra-competitive ‘versus’ gameplay.

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Broforce, PC

Broforce is a satirical, side-scrolling run and gun shooter, with superb pixel graphics, and I can’t recommend it highly enough!

It’s a ‘modern retro’ game, in that: it’s a modern game (it came out in 2015), trying to look retro, and it works fantastically well. Broforce is so much fun to play…

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Perfect Dark, Nintendo 64

The spiritual successor to Goldeneye, Perfect Dark is a brilliant, 3D, first-person shooter developed by Rare and published by Nintendo in 2000.

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Captive, Amiga

Captive is a classic Tony Crowther game, published by Mindscape in 1990. It is a futuristic, first-person RPG/action game in the style of Dungeon Master.

At first I didn’t really much like the game – I thought the graphics were dated and garish and the controls finicky – BUT… after a bit more reading/research I managed to get a foothold in the game and I really started to enjoy it.

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Fallout 4, PC

The fourth Fallout was released by Bethesda in 2015, some seven years after Fallout 3, and five years after Fallout: New Vegas. In fact: I would call this the fifth Fallout game, because Fallout: New Vegas was more than just game number 3.5, in my humble opinion – it was the best game in the entire series. But anyway… What do I know?

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H.E.R.O., ColecoVision

The ColecoVision version of the classic rescue game, H.E.R.O., looks quite similar to the Commodore 64 version, in that: the graphics are a little rough around the edges.

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Blood, PC

Monolith‘s 1997 shooter – Blood – is a first-person satire of every horror movie you ever saw, and also a few that you probably didn’t.

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Cannon Fodder, Atari ST

Sensible Software‘s classic Cannon Fodder is still the same great overhead war game on the Atari ST as it was on the original platform – the Amiga. Although it has to be said that it’s not quite as good as the Amiga version…

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Far Cry 2, PC

Far Cry 2 first came out in 2008 and is a first-person shoot ’em up set in a war-torn, ficticious African country. It was developed by Ubisoft Montreal.

The game mixes open world exploration with brutal violence, best-in-class combat, and also showcases many exciting action game concepts – such as great vehicle use and a large arsenal of weapons to choose from.

The action takes place across deserts, jungles and savanna regions – all of them crawling with enemies. In fact: as beautiful as the landscape is: you hardly get a moment to admire it because, more often than not, someone is buzzing around your ankles with a machine gun.

Just like in the original Far Cry, the AI of the opponents in the single-player game of Far Cry 2 is set to high. Far Cry 2 is not a game you play to waltz through on ‘easy’. No – you have to approach things carefully if you’re going to survive. You play it for the tactical challenge.

Although Far Cry 2 may be too brutal for some tastes, I have to say that I had a great time playing it when it first came out. As single-player shooters go it is absorbing, varied and very challenging. Some might even argue that Far Cry 2 is the best game in the series.

It’s been ten years since Far Cry 2 was first released, and it’s still available to buy via the usual outlets, and I would say that it is still well worth a play now. Even if it does require that horrible UPlay thing that Ubisoft forces on you…

More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far_Cry_2
Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/19900/Far_Cry_2/
GOG.com: https://www.gog.com/game/far_cry_2