Questions tagged [video-games]

For questions about the plot or backstory of a game with science-fiction/fantasy elements. Questions about playing the game or the mechanics are off-topic here, but may be on topic at Arqade (https://gaming.stackexchange.com/). Game identification questions are also on topic as long as they're specifically about a Science Fiction and Fantasy 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. I remember it as a point-and-click adventure game with 2D art that looked like a mix ...
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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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Web game where a boy invents a device that lets him see tiny creatures made of electricity

I remember being a fan of these promotional animations for a web game which I can't find. The plot was that a boy invents a device for reading electricity but instead it allows him to see tiny ...
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NES game with town building between RPG/Hack-and-slash levels

I'm trying to identify a game I've played as a child, most likely on the NES. The time when I would have played this would likely fall in the 1992 - 1998 range. Sadly, I remember only a small part of ...
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1996-2006 Point and Click Website with Arcimboldo Painting Puzzle

Platform: Web Genre: Puzzle/Point and Click Original Release: Yes Estimated year of release: 1996 to 2006 Audience: All. No nudity nor gore. Puzzles were solvable by kids but difficult. Locale: Text ...
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Old PS2 or O.G. Xbox video game where a sorcerer takes control of armor

PS2 or O.G. Xbox game: Sorcerer has to take control of knight's armor that is on display to use to get across a bridge. The first mission starts off in a battle; you play as knight then though the ...
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What is the 90's PC antigravity/hover racing game called?

I played this game in the early to mid 1990's on a 486 or pentium, with a souped up diamond viper video card. To put this in the sci-fi genre, it involved a space race with fancy antigravity ...
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Were we successful in Styx: Master of Shadows?

In the end of Styx: Master of Shadows we succeed in but it seems we are unsuccessful on many levels It seems like we failed our task, at least when it comes to the Is this what the plot is ...
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PC game where you are a writer/journalist sent to small english village by mysterious caller. game about ghosts and occult

I played a mystery game around 10 years or so ago. I believe you are a writer or journalist who receives a mysterious call to check out a small English village on the ocean. I am quite certain you ...
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What do these sentences in the “The Evil Within” intro mean?

40s: Joseph says: "Some kind of scandal?" I did not get what he means. Also, 47s: Joseph says: "It's a possibility. I believe the records were sealed" What this means exactly? Is he holding a ...
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PC game where you play a blind creature who perceives via echolocation

I was watching a video that commented on the use of sound in horror games, including Perception, a game where you play a blind woman who has to navigate her way around a house using echolocation to ...
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PC Game (DOS?) with crude 3D sphere graphics, ability to play a male or female against creatures in a European town

I remember downloading a copy of this game in the early 2000s and trying to play it, but not getting much of anywhere. It was a 3D graphics game, but with the early method of using shaded spheres (...
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Steam PC game that was a combination of Diablo-style “run around and stab things” and city-building

I think I got a copy of this about 5-6 years ago, although I'm not certain. Much like Diablo, you were running around an open area and fighting monsters, I think primarily with melee weapons. What was ...
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What is the reference that Star Wars Empire at War: Forces of Corruption makes to Talon Karrde?

In the video game Star Wars Empire at War: Forces of Corruption there is a reference to Talon Karrde from the Thrawn Trilogy (according to Wookieepedia). I love the characters Tyber Zahn and Talon ...
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Space-themed MS-DOS game with top-down perspective, crumbling bridge, and ghost-like aliens

I played a sci-fi themed MS-DOS game at a friend's house in the very early 90's that I have been trying to identify. Here are the details about it that I remember: At the beginning of the game you ...
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Are the pipes in the Mario series made by Mario as tunnel entries to infiltrate Bowser's kingdom or are they a normalcy?

Is there any link available to a manual/source concerning the pipes in Mario games? Are they made by Mario as tunnel entries to infiltrate Bowser's kingdom or were they already there and Mario is ...
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90s (or earlier) computer game where a troll turns you into a frog

This was a game I played in school aged 5 or 6 (in year one or two), which would be in 1991. I believe it was on a BBC Acorn, though it might have been some other computer; it seemed old fashioned to ...
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Color Computer 2 fantasy game with maze and a selection of magic and weapons

I have vague memories of a game I played on the Tandy Color Computer 2, probably around 1990 or so. The game was entirely done with line art, and involved navigating a maze that sprawled across the ...
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What is the REAL story behind the presence or absence of the spider level in different versions of The Immortal?

Continuing my series of hard-to-answer video game question... One of my favorite fantasy video games when I was young was The Immortal. Wikipedia describes it as "an isometric action-adventure dark ...
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Early IBM PC sci-fi RPG with a girl in a shower and an optional dragon encounter

I swear I've found this one before, maybe on another site. Somewhere between 1988 and 1992, my brother was allowed to borrow an IBM PC from the school (it was an anti-theft measure). I remember we ...
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Space exploration/RPG PC game where humanity is trapped in a space bubble

I've been trying to find a PC game that I played a demo for back in the early 90s (give or take). It was a space exploration/RPG with sprite graphics and I think a top-down perspective. You fly ...
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Cartoon: 4 kids transform into video game characters to save the world from a hacker and an evil program

There are 4 friends: 2 girls and 2 boys who play video games. A virus program escapes and, with the help of a programmer boy, transforms the world into a video game. But a good program in a white robe ...
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Early-to-mid 2000s PC game about a monster hunter with a strange staff

Some time time ago, probably in the early- to mid-2000s, I played a demo of a video game. It was on PC, in a third-person over-the-shoulder perspective with what was probably pretty good 3D graphics ...
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Tandy CoCo 2 Game involving managing a set of shops in a fantasy world

I have, unfortunately, forgotten a lot of these details, but somewhere in the late 1980s to the early 1990s (we got the computer in mid elementary school, and I'm pretty sure this was before high ...
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90s fantasy strategy PC game - wizards, warriors and bards

I'm looking for a turn-based strategy fantasy game I played in the late 90s on a Windows PC. From what I remember the game is based around managing a (medieval?) village with different classes of ...
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PC Game combining “Match 3” and “Tower Defense”

I think I played this within the last five years. The basic concept was of someone trying to defend their kingdom against oncoming hordes. The method for providing that defense involved doing a "match ...
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Early 00s maybe late 90s show about a boy that was to go into a videogame and meet with purple creature

I remeber watching this show about a kid that was able to get into a video game through a secret portal behind it, inside he would turn animated and had a purple dragon-ish looking friend, I also ...
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Do my eyes deceive me, or is this the basis for the train station in Vigrid (from Bayonetta)?

Today I came across an image of the train station in Antwerp, Belgium. I then looked for a zoomed-out photo. Both very strongly remind me of the one in Vigrid visited by Bayonetta in the game of the ...
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Looking for a SciFi RPG I played in my childhood about a girl who is a hologram who fights aliens

I recall playing a game at a babysitters' when I was a child, on either PlayStation 2 or GameCube. (She had both.) In the game, you started off playing as this girl who was either a machine or a ...
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Arcade Game with network-like enemy

Inspired by Searching for video game like Xevious but with more interesting bosses, I'm resuming my search for a video game I played once or twice sometime around 1990, at an arcade in Salisbury Beach,...

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