Questions tagged [video-games]

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Looking for a Sega Master System game called “Dragon” [closed]

I see a Master System game called Dragon in a video with even gameplay, but when I search I always find Dragon Crystal or Double Dragon in the results but not this game. Looks even like the video is ...
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Game with inherited space station

I am trying to remember the name of a PC game where you are the child of an asteroid miner. The father dies in some sort of tragic accident (maybe) and you inherit his mining rig. I think you are then ...
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Shareware fantasy RPG from around 1993

Around 1993 or 1994, I remember getting a copy (probably downloaded, but it's possible that it might have been on physical media) of a shareware fantasy CPRG. I don't remember that much about it. I ...
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Video game where you are an insane person who has vivid hallucinations of parallel universes with giant insects [closed]

That's all I know! From somebody else's description. I'd like to know what it is. Any ideas?
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3D PC game where you could build a vehicle to collect containers (and parts) that would allow you to access more difficult areas

About 2010 (maybe earlier) I played a 3D PC game where you needed to navigate around a series of interconnected indoor areas with a range of platforms (at a wide variety of heights), long spindly ...
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Tandy CoCo 2 game that replicated the Death Star trench run, maybe also landspeeders on the Endor moon?

I was trying to provide the name of this game when someone I know on a message board asked about the best Star Wars games (admittedly, I was trying to make a point about nostalgia filters), and I ...
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PC game about a boy that uses a magic book while exploring different planets

I played this game when I was a kid so I probably misremember some of the details. What I do remember is that this boy wakes up and gets this enchanted book as a gift or something and throughout the ...
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3d puzzle game involving a young child and their large (imaginary?) friend

I think I got this as part of a software bundle several years ago, although I'm uncertain as to how many years, probably over five. It was a puzzle game with 3d graphics. Cartoonish colors, if not ...
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DOS Go/Othello/Reversi clone with creatures/monsters like Snowmen instead of stones

A DOS game, or maybe Windows 3.1 / early Win95, released somewhere in the early to mid 90s. It was a form of Go, Othello, or Reversi. Isometric graphics with sprites (in color), not a top-down board ...
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Crude 3d game that starts with you viewing souls, represented as stars in space, ends with man in a cage

I'm pretty sure I played this over ten years ago, on a Windows system, first person perspective. At the beginning of the game, you're in what looks like outer space. You can pick from what look like ...
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Strategy Game - 90s Cyberpunk City Gang Control

I played this game sometime in the mid to late 90s. It was a turn based game of area control of a cyberpunk city, depicted in a low-res, grayscale 2d image. The city was segmented into squares (I ...
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Strategy game — one faction is 'Trailer Trash'

I saw an advertisement for this a long time ago — probably around the mid-late '90s. It showed the picture of a worn-down trailer with a stereotypical "white trash" man sitting on a lawn ...
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2000s-2010s RPG Maker zombie survival game (not combat-oriented)

I downloaded this three-part zombie RPG somewhere in 2015 or 2016. No idea how old it could have been. It was in 2D, probably made with RPG Maker, and I think I downloaded it on itch.io, so likely an ...
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Can you identify this game from 1991 or before?

Can you identify this game? This is a scanned picture from Top Secret games magazine from 1991. It was used as an illustration for the game "Purple Saturn Day," but nothing in this game ...
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In the Goblet of Fire video game, was Stanley Townsend’s character actually Barty Crouch Jr? [closed]

In the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire video game, Alastor Moody was voiced by Stanley Townsend and Barty Crouch Jr was voiced by Sam Hazeldine. However, the Harry Potter Wiki lists Alastor Moody’...
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Fantasy RPG for the Gamecube with an escaped genie

I don't remember much- Something about a genie escaped from captivity to cause some catastrophe and the hero (player)'s goal was to undo it. I'm fairly certain it was made for the Gamecube, and the ...
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PC game: humorous point-and-click from late 90's about an alien who crash lands on a farm

I'm trying to identify a computer game I played once as a kid on someone's computer a long time ago. Here are the relevant memories: This was the late 90's or very early 2000's. The game was of the ...
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What was Spyro and Cynder's relationship originally?

Jared Pullen confirmed Spyro and Cynder weren't originally supposed to be a couple they were made a canon couple due to popularity. But what was Cynder supposed to be if not a love interest? Some ...
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RPG with a rune that left a “brand” on you at the cost of HP damage

This is a bit of a longshot, as I only remember a fragment on it. It was an RPG that I played in the 90s, probably on either an IBM PC or an NES. The action was top-down with multiple characters in ...
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Does anybody remember a Facebook game about a floating island and goblins?

I used to play this game around 2014-15 on Facebook but I neither remember the name nor its main goal. What I do remember is that you appeared on a floating island where a big goblin is standing doing ...
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In Metal Gear Solid 2, why is “privacy guaranteed”?

Otacon: Everything’s going okay? Snake: The stealth camo’s busted. Landing impact. Otacon: We must have overused it. Sorry, but you’re going to have to deal with it. You’re not in the military ...
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Video Game where you control a woman (an acrobat?) in early 1900s Europe who can interact with shadows

I suspect that I'm just shy from finding this. I saw a review of the game on YouTube a few years ago, which lauded it for its innovative mechanics, but I think commented that it was a bit too short, ...
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What is the game on the Shrek DVD that allows you to rescue Fiona?

A while back, I asked a question on the Shrek Headscratchers page on TV Tropes and someone answered beginning with the following sentence: A game on the DVD only allows you to rescue Fiona. What is ...
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In Rayman 2: The Great Escape, why doesn't the Fourth Mask of Polokus have a Guardian?

When I say the Fourth Mask of Polokus does not have a guardian, I mean the non-PlayStation 2 versions (in Rayman Revolution, there is a guardian: Grolem 13) (Rayman Revolution on the PS2 is ...
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What does this Metal Gear Solid boot-screen depict?

This boot screen is seen at the start of the Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection: PS Vita edition. I can't make out what the picture is supposed to be.
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Video game melding FPS with miniature golf in a tale of either ghosts or zombies

Several years ago (I honestly don't remember when, although it must have been at least 5 years ago, probably more), I received a Desura key for a game. It was a meld of minigolf and an FPS with the ...
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Identification: Real time strategy game for PC between 2003 to 2012, has magic and wyrms

Somewhere between 2003 and 2012 I have played a demo of a real time strategy game. I would like to find it again. Here's what I know (every point is sketchy, except last one): It was 3d with free ...
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Who is this red coated magician in “Marvel Super Heroes in War of the Gems”?

There is a point in the SNES game Marvel Super Heroes In War of the Gems where you arrive at a volcano, and the only way to proceed forward is to fly over the magma field. At that point in the game, ...
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Computer Game - Opens with meeting a famous person and chasing a robber who vanishes using magic

I played this PC game almost 16-19 years ago at my grandma's house, so I hope my memory is not too terrible, but here goes: PLOT I made it like 10 minutes into the game until I got stuck, so I do not ...
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Windows PC Game with pseudo-3D action in a maze with two mechs trying to kill each other

I played this somewhere in the early 90s, I think, downloaded off of a Bulletin Board System and played via a direct connection over the phone lines the twice I actually got to play. It might have ...
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Adventure game based on Japanese mythology including when you die, you're stuck in (Buddhist? Shinto?) hell and have to escape to continue

I played this probably around two decades ago on a Windows PC, I think while I was in my Freshman year of college around 1998-1999. I remember it as a point-and-click adventure game with 2D art that ...
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1999ish console game involving male and female protagonists fighting demons in a city

I'm pretty sure this was on the Playstation, either that or the Nintendo 64. I remember watching someone playing a bit of it my freshman year of college. Fairly primitive graphics by today's standards,...
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Canonicity of “Ringworld: Revenge of the Patriarch” and “Return to Ringworld”

Ringworld: Revenge of the Patriarch and Return to Ringworld are two adventure games set in Known Space, published by Tsunami Media in 1993 and 1994 respectively. Broadly, they concern events some 20 ...
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How Did the ONI Control the Children?

In the Halo universe, we know that: How did the ONI control them and keep them in line when first abducted? At that age the kids would royally freak out when realizing where they were later, no ...
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VR PvP game with space-like physics

I played a VR game 1-2 years ago, and want to figure out which one it was because it was an interesting game. I played it at a 'VR game lobby', I guess you could call it. I didn't own the VR set, I ...
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How Were The Flood on Earth Contained

In Halo 3: How did the UNSC clean up or contain the contamination? Given its past record, even on advanced Forerunner worlds the parasitic organism wasn’t easily contained or extinguished without the ...
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1990s Video Game (I think on the Sega Genesis) where you controlled a gun-sight which you used to kill monsters, primarily by blowing their limbs off

I never actually played the game, but I remember Video Games and Computer Entertainment noting it as a notorious gory game at the time. In middle school (around 1992ish), I remember a friend of mine ...
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Early 2000s pc game identification: Killing alien in a town

I'm looking for a game which I played in the early 2000s. I only remember few things about the gameplay. It's a first person shooter, 3D, PC game where you have to kill aliens (not an alien game or a ...
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1990's videogame with video cutscene of killer bees attacking village

This may not be enough to go off, but I have been searching for a video game I played a demo of in the 90's. My only memory is a cut-scene, I think to introduce the game, of (I think) killer bees ...
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Arcade game: forward-scrolling “3d” space shooter flying in corridors

I'm trying to remember an arcade game I remember seeing in the early to mid 1980s. It was a space shooting game, in which you control a space ship, which you control up and down and side to side, but ...
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Spooky computer game from late 90s/2000 where you fight skeleton pirates at the end

This game has been haunting me for years now. I can't find it anywhere. I've googled so many things and details but I can't find a single clue. so this is my last hope... I played this game on my ...
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Mystery game from 2000s set on an island with a bell

I played the game on PC, but probably not on release. It was definitely before 2010. The game started with the main character "dying" in a car crash. The character wakes up on an island with ...
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90's PC game, similar to “Another World” but in 3D, dark, purple, locked inside a prison

Back in late 1990s, after Internet but before CD-sized games being pirated over the Internet, I had a PC game which has been on my mind for a long time. It had a very graphically interesting opening ...
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Earlyish ‘90s PC Space War / Battle Game

This was a PC game I remember from the earlyish '90s (1992–1993 or somewhere around then). I remember some specific pieces but not the overall gameplay. It was a game where you built up your army (or ...
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Playstation video game where you play Blood Angels

I saw this back when movie/video game rentals were still a thing. I think this was a first person shooter but never played it so I can't be sure- according to the game's description a massive ...
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Early 2000s sci-fi game which begins with a castle being attacked and forcing the player underground; it had jet packs and futuristic weapons

I don’t remember a whole lot about the game but I do remember that it was most likely an early 2000s game from my childhood. It was a futuristic shooter with fairly good graphics for the time. I ...
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Game identification: flying shooter on PC from early 2000s

I got this game a long time ago on a promo CD along with some piece of PC hardware. Probably a video card. I read later on the internet that it was a commercial flop because it was in development too ...
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Video game with a black female police officer who starts out fighting gangs, but then fights “Men in Black” with sci-fi weapons, and eventually demons

I played this at least 15 years ago on a Windows PC, installed from CDs. The protagonist is a black woman who is a police officer in a large city. I remember some of the early bits were tutorials for ...
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Are Yoshis citizens of the Mushroom Kingdom?

Things can be confusing for a bizarre fictional world in which animals can be first-class citizens. Whenever I've encountered Yoshis (I don't know whether I interact with the same Yoshi everywhere or ...
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What is Herobrine wearing in the Rainimator series 'Fracture'? [closed]

I am making a new animation for which I need to design Minecraft's Herobrine as a real human, so I wanted to know: what is he wearing on his face (the grey coloured thing) in the Rainimator series &...

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