Tag Archives: Mysterious

Portal, PC

Portal is a legendary first-person puzzle/gravity game developed and published by Valve in 2007.

I say “gravity game” because Portal combines basic physics (acceleration, velocity, gravity, and inertia), with the ability to open up entry and exit portals, to create a game so beautifully simple-yet-complex that it is almost beyond belief…

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Legend of Grimrock II, PC

A brilliant sequel to the tile-based RPG of 2012, Legend of Grimrock II is more of the same atmospheric adventuring from developer Almost Human, but with 2014‘s new content and ideas.

Grimrock 2 begins after a shipwreck; on a beach, with rocky, exterior locations, which is a surprising and refreshing way to start a game like this. You can even walk in the shallow water, which is nice, and on the very first level the shallow water holds an important secret. Don’t miss it.

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Ecstatica, PC [Part 2]

Here’s a second, completely different set of grabs of Andrew Spencer‘s classic Ecstatica. The game is so good that it deserves more attention…

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Ecstatica, PC

Andrew Spencer Studios1994 release, Ecstatica, is a masterpiece of survival horror.

Ecstatica is as unforgiving as it is surprising. Turning the wrong corner will often result in death – at least until you can gain a foothold in the game.

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Shadowrun, Megadrive/Genesis

I can’t write about the other Shadowrun games without mentioning the Sega Megadrive/Genesis game, first released by Sega in 1994.

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Shadowrun, Super Nintendo

This classic Super Nintendo action adventure was developed in Australia in 1993 by Beam Software. It was published by Laser Beam in the UK, and Data East everywhere else.

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Shadowrun: Dragonfall, PC

Shadowrun: Dragonfall is a 2014 indie release from Harebrained Schemes, set in the Shadowrun universe.

The developers tried to continue the success of the Shadowrun console games of the early ’90s, and in many respects succeeded.

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Scarabaeus, Commodore 64

This obscure Commodore 64 classic is one of THE scariest – and most confusing – games of all time. Both in one!

In Scarabaeus you have to explore an ancient Egyptian tomb, chasing ghosts, avoiding zombies and spiders, and eventually making your way to the Pharaoh’s tomb in the centre of the third level.

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Limbo, PC

Dark and disturbing, Playdead’s Limbo is a small boy’s journey into a world filled with deadly traps and killer monsters.

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