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/). Use to either identify the media on a [story-identification] question or disambiguate works where the tag covers the game and its form in other media.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2 votes
1 answer
100 views

RPG where one of the party members has his powers enabled by making dolls, transport might be via fairy flatulence

I was reading the TV Tropes entry for Madden into Misanthropy, which mentioned that Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen had a pedophilic doll-maker as a character, which suddenly catapulted my brain into a ...
  • 195k
-1 votes
0 answers
105 views

What language is Star Trek Fleet Command coded in? [closed]

I tried to Google it but that didn't help. I just want to know. Thanks.
12 votes
1 answer
947 views

How long are the events of Half-Life 2 in-universe?

So I know the time it takes to play Half-Life 2 (15 hours), but it seems like the entirety of Half-Life 2 + Episode 1 and Episode 2 is only a week long. Gordon arrives, meets up with his old Black ...
  • 223
34 votes
1 answer
7k views

Which legend is the "Legend of Zelda"?

Which legend is actually "the" legend of Zelda? Is each game its own legend? Is the never ending battle between good (Link) and evil (Ganondorf) the legend of Zelda? I think there are ...
  • 22.2k
4 votes
0 answers
64 views

Science fiction game involving a family of aliens on a trip who are separated by an evil guy in a spaceship

I remember being obsessed with this game from 2017-2019. It was a puzzle game that I played in school but I don't think I was allowed to, and it was supposed to be for kids but it was actually really ...
6 votes
1 answer
794 views

Who are these villains named 'Control' in Captain America and the Avengers?

At one point in the final level of the arcade game, Captain America and the Avengers (1991), the player/s encounter two "boss" villains -- either robot or cyborg characters -- both named '...
  • 22k
5 votes
1 answer
405 views

Video game series where you set traps in a mansion

Tip of my tongue, certain I saw this within the last year. It's a video game, I think on the Playstation consoles (maybe PS2?), likely originally Japanese, which had multiple sequels (some of which ...
  • 195k
11 votes
0 answers
155 views

Looking for a specific post-apo game cutscene/trailer

I am looking for a specific sci-fi videogame-related cutscene or trailer. As I recall it, the video features "realistic" graphics for its time (between late 2000s and 2016), mostly greyish, ...
  • 463
5 votes
1 answer
199 views

Did the Spider-man arcade game give Submariner abilities he doesn't have in the comics?

In the Spider-Man arcade game made and released in the early 90's, players have the option of playing a character called Prince Namor, also known as Submariner (basically either Marvel's counter to DC'...
  • 22k
6 votes
1 answer
132 views

Steam Game (I think with a mobile version) where you play a neophyte hero who has to balance training and work against missions and a time limit

I think the last time I played this was 2-3 years ago, on my old computer, but I think I got it closer to 8 years ago, in some sort of software bundle, involving being a new superhero working their ...
  • 195k
2 votes
1 answer
88 views

Who is dressed as a cadet in Final Fantasy VIII?

The train goes back to Timber. Meanwhile, an G-Army officer is lecturing.] Galbadian Soldier: "A guy dressed as a cadet... Gathering information?" Galbadian Soldier 2: "He was asking ...
3 votes
0 answers
90 views

Video game with sentient boomerang-wielding androids

I'm looking for a 90s video game (either on the Game Boy Color or the Game Boy Advance) where you played as a robot equipped with a boomerang or a boomerang-like weapon. The weapon could be upgraded ...
  • 611
12 votes
2 answers
1k views

1990s squad superhero game that may have been advertised in Videogames and Computer Entertainment, never released, mentioned "superhero curse"

I used to have a subscription to the Video Games & Computer Entertainment magazine (later retitled VideoGames - The Ultimate Gaming Magazine). It might have also been Computer Games Magazine. I ...
  • 195k
3 votes
1 answer
80 views

Identify a Sonic game which featured Silver in a dystopian future

I remember playing a Sonic game in which Silver was there, but in a dystopian future. Here are the details I can recall: Almost all Sonic characters were there including Silver. Time travel was part ...
-2 votes
2 answers
320 views

Why is the ESRB rating of God of War "Mature 17+“?

The ESRB rating of God of War (PlayStation 2) is "Mature 17+“. When I first played it, I was 17 but ended up seeing Oracle’s boobs. Here’s the video (NSFW). Why isn’t its rating "Adults Only ...
3 votes
1 answer
135 views

FPS Videogame, maybe Russian, where you are a soldier in a theocracy, and wear golden armor

This is bugging me, because I'm pretty sure I had it installed on my old computer. It was an FPS, I think originating from Russia. The setting was sci-fi, with a touch of religious mysticism. The ...
  • 195k
5 votes
0 answers
80 views

90s Cyberpunk TV Series or Video Game ID: Hooks for surviving subway passage

I recall, as a kid in the late 90s, seeing a clip on TV showcasing either a live action TV series, or a video game with full-motion video elements, involving a gritty cyberpunk setting. The scene took ...
  • 7,911
31 votes
1 answer
8k views

How did GLaDOS open portals in the beginning?

If you look at the beginning of the original Portal game, GLaDOS opened portals for us. While the portals were opened on plain white surfaces, how could GLaDOS do it ...
20 votes
2 answers
4k views

Spaceship chess game identification

I faintly remember the game, I played it as a kid in the early 00s. The game involved a chessboard where at first you could play chess as you normally would. When a piece would take another piece ...
  • 311
2 votes
1 answer
120 views

Third-person action fantasy videogame about afterlife factions in a war?

I played this game around 2010 or so, at my brother's Windows PC. It looked like PS2-era 3D graphics, but I don't know if it was in any other platforms. Decidedly western in style. The story was a war ...
5 votes
1 answer
240 views

90s PC game: point and click diagonal layout

I remember playing a game where I believe you play as a troll. (I might be wrong about the troll, I just remember the playable character was ugly looking.) Potions were involved. I remember ...
  • 113
-2 votes
3 answers
424 views

Can anybody identify these Marvel characters?

I think they are mostly Marvel characters, but I don't know. Could anybody please name them? A: B: C: D: E: F: G: H: I: J: K: L: M: N: O: P: Q: R: S:
  • 157
6 votes
0 answers
113 views

A 2000 ish Chinese show about a kid's house who gets struck by lighting due to playing games late at night and gets transported in the game

I remember watching about it about a long time ago. The beginning was a kid playing some kind of game on his computer. His parents came to his room and told him to turn it off and go to sleep. He then ...
  • 61
6 votes
1 answer
434 views

If the Minecraft world is truly infinite, how can the sun and moon revolve around it?

Minecraft is often portrayed as a truly infinite world where the only limitation is your creativity. But, we see day-night cycles as well as the sun and moon cycle (this gif properly shows that). How ...
6 votes
0 answers
198 views

Looking for a puzzle game for young children

I am trying to find a game again I played as a young child. I played it roughly in 1992-1994 in Germany on Windows 3.1 from a floppy disk. I was around 4 years old. Here is what I still remember: It ...
  • 423
3 votes
0 answers
134 views

90s PC space game where the enemies resembled Imperial probe droids

I have been trying to find a 90s pc space game. All I can remember is that your spaceship was in the middle of the screen and enemies that looked like Imperial probe droids. (But they were not and it ...
5 votes
1 answer
98 views

PC game involving time-traveling fighters, maybe with digitized sprites like Mortal Kombat, included a Roman centurion I think

I remember seeing the demo for this on BBS systems somewhere around 1994-2000. I have somewhat foggy memories where I think I remember seeing demo images, and trying to download the demo, only to find ...
  • 195k
4 votes
0 answers
113 views

Old game - platformer, dinosaurs, woman protagonist

Definitely a PC side scrolling platformer with a female main character. I think she fights dinosaurs but I could be wrong, maybe there are some lizards or big birds. From the way I remember graphics ...
  • 141
15 votes
7 answers
2k views

Mid to late 1990s point-and-click adventure game, protagonist is transformed into a frog/toad

I'm trying to find a 3d computer game in 3rd person view that I played as a kid on someone's computer a long time ago. I think it was on Windows 95 (could be older). I probably played it around 1999. ...
  • 159
3 votes
0 answers
50 views

Web-based fantasy action game reminiscent of Times of Lore

I was reminded today of a Web-based video game that I think I played about fifteen years ago. It was not that long or that fancy, but I rather enjoyed it. Given the time frame and what I remember ...
  • 87.8k
2 votes
1 answer
157 views

Can you use the Animus to access memories of another person you are not descended from?

From what I recall, Animus works in the following way. X has an ancestor, Y. X and Y share genetic material. X can access Y's memory through the Animus simulation. In Assassin's Creed Valhalla, near ...
  • 121
9 votes
1 answer
2k views

Video game- two women out to rescue a guy

I saw an ad for this in a magazine, I think in the early 90's. It wasn't for Nintendo or gameboy systems but it predated Playstation or X-Box so possibly it was a Sega or Turbo Grfx 16 title. It ...
  • 22k
7 votes
1 answer
316 views

Game about a squire who progresses to a knight while fighting a dragon and enemy soldiers in an over-world

I can't remember the name of a single player CD-ROM game I played on PC 10+ years ago, when I was a child. The main protagonist started as a squire then progressed to a knight. There was an over world ...
9 votes
1 answer
2k views

Sega Genesis game where you coached a monster that fought in tournament battles. After fights, you could blend your monster with the opponent

One of my friends rented this, probably in later elementary school to early high school (late 1980s to mid 1990s). There was a tournament with monsters fighting. I don't remember if it was brackets or ...
  • 195k
1 vote
1 answer
638 views

What is the in-universe name of the drum style in Star Wars: Eclipse?

What is the style of drumming called in Star Wars: Eclipse, as seen in the official Eclipse trailer? Looking for canon in-universe details; although any real life inspiration would also be ...
-1 votes
1 answer
64 views

Resident Evil 2 intro inverted scene?

It’s a picture from the Resident Evil 2 remake intro movie. The camera is inverted, correct? There’s an “exit” sign, and what are those things the blue sets are pointing? Is it inside a building?
8 votes
1 answer
742 views

Game featuring teenagers that turn into animals

I remember I had this demo game about a group of teenagers (maybe 4 or 5) and they could transform themselves into animals. I only played the demo version, so I don't know about others scenarios ...
  • 333
14 votes
1 answer
2k views

Game featuring a superhero duck in red and blue with a gun

I remember that I used to play a PC game with my cousin when we were kids (late 90s / early 2000s), and we were trying to find it again, but no success because we can't remember its name. Here are ...
  • 333
4 votes
1 answer
336 views

Is Boo really a miniature giant space hamster?

The sidekick of the Barbarian, Minsc, who famously “goes for the eyes!” Boo Click to enlarge Boo is described in the game text thusly: Boo is a fuzzy little hamster. While Minsc believes Boo is a ...
8 votes
2 answers
527 views

What is Kool-Aid Man?

Besides being an anthropomorphic nearly full pitcher of cherry kool-aid, has there ever been any detailed description of how this pitcher of cherry kool-aid came to be so large, given appendages and ...
11 votes
3 answers
2k views

NES Game Identification: Top down, green/jungle on cover and maybe title screen

I remember that I think the sticker on the cartridge and possibly the title screen or even world select had a kind of jungle underbrush look to it almost exactly like the cartridge/title screen for ...
-1 votes
1 answer
104 views

What are those lights in Kojima productions logo?

Could you explain what are those lights passing on 10s mark?
-1 votes
1 answer
93 views

Deathloop voice confusion

Voice 1: Who? Who are you? Voice 2: Who- who am I? My name. MY NAME? Sonuva- FUCK! WHat the fuck's my name? At the 1:30 mark, who is telling this to who? Is this only the voice of the player or is ...
3 votes
0 answers
135 views

Please help me identify this Android party-based turn-based dungeon-crawler

I have played an Android game some time in the past, on one of the phones I previously used that no longer works now, and I want to play this game again. If I remember correctly, I played this game in ...
user avatar
-2 votes
2 answers
152 views

Why does Marle say "Must be my imagination"?

I'm trying to understand why Marle says "Must be my imagination" Upon approaching Marle. Tifa: Hey, Marle. We took care of the filters, so we're gonna head back to the bar now. Marle: Take ...
3 votes
1 answer
289 views

Video game where the player can research a cure for zombies

I played this game a long time ago on Armor Games back when flash player was still supported. In this game, the player plays as a group of survivors in a zombie apocalypse that are slowly taking back ...
  • 3,717
5 votes
1 answer
182 views

Sidescrolling puzzle video game on Steam where you can be dismembered and bring yourself back to normal, required to solve puzzles

Tip of my tongue thing, but somewhere in 2020, I ran into a Steam game where you played a girl on an island (at a camp?) who I think is looking for her missing friend. I downloaded the demo to try it ...
  • 195k
5 votes
1 answer
334 views

Does Star Wars have an official text adventure game?

I was looking up official Star Trek text adventure games, and was surprised to find Star Trek, Star Trek: The Promethean Prophecy and Star Trek: First Contact. Do any official Star Wars text adventure ...
user avatar
7 votes
1 answer
156 views

How did Conduits end up imprisoned after Infamous 2?

Infamous: Second Son takes place seven years after the events of Infamous 2, and during those years the United States formed a Department of Unified Protection (DUP) in order to imprison Conduits (who ...
  • 68k
18 votes
2 answers
2k views

Story on a sleeper ship in the form of a text-based game

More than 5 years ago I played an indie game set on a sleeper ship. I remember a lot about the game mechanics and the story, yet I can't recall the name and so I can't find it anywhere. I played it ...
  • 11.6k

1
2 3 4 5
9