Questions tagged [video-games]

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Video game where you are a part of a group of astronauts stuck on some other planet and you need to build a house and discover stuff

The title pretty much says it all. I once saw the game being played on an indie game YouTube channel, which I'm pretty sure was Pravus. It was 3D and singleplayer. You view the game from a third-...
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Recent Lovecraftian video game where the objective was to investigate a town or manor or lighthouse and solve a mystery

One or two years ago, I came across a modern video game trailer which I now can't remember. The trailer was for a future game that had not yet been released. It was a detective/mystery game in the ...
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Tandy CoCo 2 text adventure game where you have to evade zombies

This is one of those things where the details are on the tip of my tongue. On our Tandy Color Computer 2, somewhere in the late 1980s to the early 1990s, one of the games was a text adventure where ...
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PS2 game (probably budget title) where you start off on a beach, open a cave up with cannons, and then wind up fighting skeletons and worms

I think I played this about 15-17 years ago, when I first got my own PS2. I'd proudly bought some games for what seemed like quite the bargain, only to find out that there was a good reason that they ...
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2000s starship co-op game with ships like red and blue fighter jets and a human-face ship boss on a desert planet and in space

I need help trying to remember an old starship computer game. I wish I could remember how the title screen looked, but it was a co-op game. Player 1 was controlled by mouse, and it was a red fighter ...
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What caused King Shark to turn on his teammates with the Green Lantern ring in "Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League"?

In the video game Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, there is a scene where King Shark temporarily becomes a Green Lantern and manages to use his Green Lantern ring to create a huge shark-shaped ...
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Is there any explanation of what the one- and two-headed monster statues at the entrances to Kraid's and Ridley's hideouts represent?

In the Metroid games taking place on Zebes, the entrances to the "hideouts" of the minibosses Kraid and Ridley are often decorated with monstrous heads—a single-headed, blue monster at Kraid'...
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Manga/manwhua where a boy and his uncle are transported into the video game they both play

So I remember part of the beginning plot. A brother and sister live with their abusive uncle. The boy plays a game that is not pay-to-win and is in first place. His uncle also plays the game and ...
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Is there an in-universe reason as to why people are not surprised to have their pizza delivered by Spider-Man?

In the Spider-Man 2 (2004) video game, there is a good part of it dedicated to Peter Parker working as a pizza delivery guy for Mr. Aziz, just like in the movie from 2004; apparently, it takes nearly ...
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Children's game about a hotel for fantasy creatures

I remember an old computer game that seemed to be geared towards children. It was about managing a hotel that would be visited by fantasy creatures. The goal is to ensure that all of the guests are ...
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2010's flash game, either on Discovery/History Channel website

This game was similar to a tower-defense game. The towers however, were in a fixed position and could be controlled by the player/computer/neutral depending on whose resources were occupying the area ...
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1990s/2000s PC strategy game in which you build a village, discover new lands, and fight knights

I'm looking for a game that I used to play in the early 2000s. It was a strategy game like Medieval: Total War. I remember that I needed to build a village and start procreating. I remember also a ...
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What is this 90s shareware turn-based strategy vehicle tactics game?

I'm trying to dig up a game I played as a child. Things I remember: The game used conventional Windows UI and buttons, a bit like Castle of the Winds. I would have played the game on Windows 98 or 95....
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Early 2000s sf game with kangaroo-like enemies

Late 1990s or early 2000s (not later than 2005) PC game (could be console as well, I played on PC). Set in a Sci-fi setting. Shooter. If I remember correctly 1st person. I only remember what I think ...
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How exactly does the T-Virus turn people into zombies?

We all know that the T-Virus in Resident Evil (the one in the video games, not the movies) turns people into zombies, but how exactly does the zombification process work? The sources I find all seem ...
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In Final Fantasy XVI, who was responsible for this event, Clive or the ifrit?

From TV Tropes: During the attack something unprecedented occurs: a monstrous entity emerges from within the castle walls, Ifrit, a second Eikon of Fire; something which should be impossible to exist....
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What does the phrase "Oh, he died an energetic you need more TV!" mean in this Ape Escape 3 cutscene?

On 5:48 in the above cutscene of Ape Escape 3, a character says: Oh, he died an energetic you need more TV! I don't understand. What does this phrase mean?
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Fantasy kids' game for Nintendo DS in which the occupants of a duck or chicken town are sucked into a book and you have to play minigames to save them

This game was out on Nintendo DS; I played it like seven years ago. You live in a duck (or chicken?) town and this magician guy brings a book out to read a story to you and your friends, but the book ...
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What could be this 1990s MS-DOS (or maybe Windows) 3D FPS (Doom WAD maybe?) with floating gray spiky polyhedra that I think was set in cyberspace?

Wondering if you folks could work your magic to help me identify a 90s first-person shooter based on this list of my not-so great memories of it: Timeframe, region, and technology: I played this ...
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Why did they change the Worker of Secrets' voice actor in the "Infinity Blade" series?

Infinity Blade II was released on December 1, 2011. The character of Worker of Secrets was originally voiced by Simon Templeman but in the sequel this character is voiced by a different actor, John ...
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An early 2000s PC game in which you had to kill Smurfs and Care Bears

This was some kind of weird PC game which was very typical from the early 2000s. From what little I remember, the game started out in a level in which you shot Gargamel dead, after which he blew off ...
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What is happening to Mario when he captures a creature in Super Mario Odyssey?

In the Super Mario Odyssey video game, early on in the play time Mario is able to "capture" a frog with his new companion Cappy. This game mechanic works on various creatures throughout the ...
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Sci-fi first-person shooter set in the future: father dies saving kid, kid is saved by a captain, final mission is to kill the president

I can't remember the name of this game, but it had to be between 2015–2017. The game was like an adventure sci-fi first-person shooter in a future world. The story was about a father who saved his kid ...
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Why would the Emperor Mindflayer suddenly choose to become a slave?

In Act 3 of Baldur's Gate 3, if you decide to free Orpheus the Emperor Mindflayer claims that "you leave me no option but to join the Netherbrain". This seems extremely strange considering ...
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Shareware computer game where you play a starfighter pilot

For those who were born after the mid 90's, shareware games were games that the first chapter you got for free or real cheap and, if your curiosity was piqued, you bought the rest later. In this game ...
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A top-down video game from early 2000s or earlier, in which you can absorb defeated foes with a straw to replenish your health

This is some kind of video game I barely saw being played on a computer between 1998 and 2004 (although it could have been released earlier). The game featured a kind of top-down view, but not like ...
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NES video game similar to Wizards & Warriors [duplicate]

Some time in the second half of the 1980s, I remember playing a video game on the Nintendo Entertainment System, and for many years I had thought the game was Wizards & Warriors II. There had ...
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Who are the actors of the video game “Chess Wars: A Medieval Fantasy?”

For those of you who don’t know, “Chess Wars: A Medieval Fantasy” is a 1996 computer chess game similar to “Battle Chess.” One big difference is that “Chess Wars” has full-motion video sequences that ...
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How to make any sense of religion and dead gods in Baldur's Gate 3?

In the previous games of Baldur's Gate, the central main story is that the god Bhaal is dead and his powers are scattered among his semi-mortal children. This is central to the lore of those games. ...
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Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales; Explanation for bio-electrical energy system's chemical formula and link to NuForm [closed]

This is a screenshot from Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales on PS4. The chemical formula is captioned as "Bio-Electrical energy system; * chemicals that interact w/ nuform" and was found on ...
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Short story about MMORPG sweatshops

I read this short story in a Czech translation before the year 2010. It was included in a collection aimed at "younger readers", but sci-fi and fantasy collections in Czech and Slovak ...
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Old online fantasy board-game

I'm not sure if this site is the right place to ask. I am looking to find an old video game I was playing as a teenager, about 20 years ago. It was an online-only board game, similar to chess, but ...
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who was used as a model for the likeness of Marion Bosworth in Call of duty Black ops 2?

I know that the character is voiced by Cira Larkin, but I do not think that they used her likeness
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Game where you play as the Nutcracker and swat fairies

I remember playing, or at least spectating, a PC game in the mid-to-late 2000s set in the fantasy world of The Nutcracker. In it, you would play as the eponymous Nutcracker and swat/kill various ...
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How many nozzles do Spider-Man's web shooters have in Marvel Spider-Man PS4?

How many nozzles do Spider-Man's web shooters have in Marvel Spider-Man PS4?
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1990–2000 space shooter game with a mouse-controlled fighter and "stargates"

I am desperately seeking a space shooter game that I played when I was young (between 1990 and 2000). The game takes place in space. You have some kind of fighter that you control with the mouse. You ...
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Who are the video game dogs in this GIF by animator Paul Robertson?

Who are all the dogs in the GIF below by Paul Robertson (an animator involved in various video games and animated shows)? I believe they are all from various video games, but please correct me if I am ...
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German first-person pre-rendered 3D adventure puzzle game with a boy protagonist investigating an abandoned city that I played in 2003–2008

These are actually two games (possibly more) in a series of adventure games. I remember one more than the other, so I'll be talking about that one first. I played both games sometime between 2003 and ...
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Flash game based on the 2004 TV series Lost about staying alive on the island

I'm looking for a flash game which I played on the Internet some time between 2004 and 2010, based on the events of the 2004 TV series Lost. The idea was that we are one of the survivors of the plane ...
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Video game based around the Turing test where optional information says that you never interacted with any humans to begin with

A friend and I are looking for a video game based around the Turing test, where you can find or discover an audiolog or text or something (not sure) that reveals that the whole time there were no ...
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In what game do you play as a knight inside a ghost castle and you're supposed to save a girl

You're a knight fighting ghosts (white) in a ghost castle and you need to save a girl I think her hair is white and she is white too (kinda pale I think) It's probably in ps1 or ps2.
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Trying to identify early SNES fantasy game with a shape-changing blob boss

I remember playing (actually, mostly watching a friend play) a video game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, pretty soon after the SNES was released in America. My friend who owned it was ...
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Help me identify 90s or early 2000s japanese 2D turn based PC game with RPG elements that has mech fighting

Between 1999 and 2007 I got multiple CDs with multiple games for my birthday. One of those games was "Mortimer and the Riddles of the Medallion," which came out in 1996. But I am interested ...
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Ps2 survival game I need the name!

Im trying to remember the name of this ps2 game I used to play as a kid it was a 2 player game and it had a fat white character and a skinny black character and we worked together killing skeletons in ...
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Who is Mario trying to rescue in Donkey Kong?

I've been watching playthroughs of the more primitive Donkey Kong games on YouTube and it occurred to me, if these games predate Super Mario Bros., the Mushroom Kingdom and Princess Peach, then who is ...
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1990s Hentai game involving characters based on traditional European fairy tales

I played this in early high school, around 1994-1998, on a Windows PC, and recently, I keep having it pop up in my memories, so I'm hoping putting a name to it will put my brain to rest. The ...
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What is the significance of Ruby Rhod appearing on the menu screen of "The Fifth Element" video game?

In The Fifth Element (1998 PS1 video game), why is Ruby Rhod on the menu screen? Why does he run away and where is he going? What even is the place where Ruby Rhod shows up? Video of Ruby Rhod (...
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Video game where you play a miniature female demon with regular handgun (but large compared to her)

A few years back (around 2015-2017, I think), I ran into a game on Steam that sounded interesting, but not enough for me to spring for the full price. The gameplay shown in the video had a miniature ...
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Does this entity really exist?

I recently finished the game Night in the Woods, and I am very confused whether actually exists or not. TV Tropes is surprisingly firm in their interpretation that this entity does not exist and ...
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I am looking for the name of a 1990's Windows turn-based strategy game in space

I'm looking for an old game. It probably ran on Windows 95 but maybe on Windows 3.11. As far as I can remember, it wasn't a DOS game. It might have been a free game from a magazine. I remember the ...
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