Questions tagged [video-games]

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In the Alan Wake video game, is Bright Falls based on anywhere real?

I just played the Alan Wake game (more correctly, for the fourth time) and begin to question whether the town of Bright Falls, around which most of the game is set, and all its mystery is based on ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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CoCo 2 Fantasy Computer Game - Real-time, puzzles - Had a sequel

I'm trying to remember a Tandy CoCo 2 fantasy adventure game, from somewhere in the 1980s. It was a largely puzzle-based game. I don't remember any combat in it, just puzzles that you had to solve ...
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What is the timeline of the Diablo series?

As someone new to the Diablo series, I'm a little unsure about its timeline. I have been playing Diablo 2 to prepare for Diablo 3's release. In Diablo 2, they mention the fall of Tristram and Diablo's ...
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What is happening during this flashback scene from The Evil Within?

In Sebastian's flashback he sees Valério scratching his head and and imagining himself... Where does this image in his head come from? Also he disappears then he reappears as a haunted? Can someone ...
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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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Five kids are sucked into video game and must retrieve a vial to save the creator's dying daughter

The book starts with the main character (a boy) living, I think it's like a foster home or boarding school. He doesn't have much money, however he manages to get ahold of a video game. This video game ...
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Star Wars: Battlefront II EA Trailer - Who is the figure in red giving Versio orders?

** WARNING POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD ** Judging by the color and style of his apparel, I am guessing he is perhaps a member (or ex-member) of the Imperial Guard. Possibly the Captain. Because the ...
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Book where two or three kids are stuck in a video game and have to sneak past a giant at one point

So I read a story in middle school about these two or three kids who went into a video game and got stuck there but had to beat it to get out. I can hardly remember anything about the plot but I know ...
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Maze-game with top-down perspective, each level you need to kill monsters and destroy their dens

I remember seeing this game in a net-cafe when I was young and didn't know English so I cannot remember the title. I have tried searching "maze game", "labyrinth game" and still ...
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Sci-fi strategy video game with a trailer involving an FTL drive test

A few years ago, I watched a trailer on IGN for an upcoming (back then) sci-fi video game. I distinctly remember the trailer's story: there was a military testing a new FTL drive on one of their ...
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What is Cortana's solution to the Flood?

In Halo 3, one cinematic states that Cortana has found a solution to the Flood other than the Halo rings. Master Chief wants to go to the Ark to pursue this solution (and is told that stopping the ...
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Looking for a Sega Master System game called "Dragon" [closed]

I saw a Master System game called Dragon in a video called "Top 20 Co-Op Master System Games", but when I searched for it, I only found Dragon Crystal or Double Dragon in the results, but ...
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Why doesn't Sarif discredit Picus?

We're shown that everything Adam sees and hears is, or at least can be recorded various times in the story. Well, Adam saw some pretty incriminating stuff in Picus' secret offices; even if we assume ...
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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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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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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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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 questions... One of my favorite fantasy video games when I was young was The Immortal. Wikipedia describes it as "an isometric action-adventure ...
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How did D&D-specific fantasy elements end up in Capcom's "The King of Dragons"?

This is a question about the fantasy background of a video game. In the 1990s, Capcom produced a large number of side-scrolling beat-em-up video games. Many of these had science fiction or fantasy ...
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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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Do the different branches of the Brotherhood of Steel ever come into contact?

In the intro of Fallout:Brotherhood of Steel it states that there was a disagreement in the brotherhood and that the minority lost and were sent East to investigate. This effectively cut the BOS into ...
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90s space-based shoot-em-up vertical scroller PC game

I'm looking for a space-based vertical scroller PC game that uses 2.5d sprites and was released in the mid-to-late 90s (though I'm still unsure about this) The features of this game include: You are ...
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What does Earthworm Jim's space suit possess?

From the game and cartoon series, we see Earthworm Jim in his ultra-high-tech-indestructible-super-space-cyber-suit (or super suit for short). From the wiki link, it is mentioned that: The suit has ...
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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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Point and click game where there were a handful of ghosts you had to help “release”

So when I was younger, around 8 years ago, I remember playing this point and click hidden object horror Big Fish game, but basically there were a handful of ghosts you had to help "release" (...
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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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If Haytham was a Templar, then why does he have the marking of the Creed on his hand armor?

In the Assassin's Creed 3 video game, Connor's father Haytham Kenway, was a Templar until the end. However, we see that his hand armor bears the mark of the Assassin Brotherhood/Creed. Why would a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are Korok "Seeds" really just Korok poo?

In Breath of the Wild, the Korok seeds say that they smell bad. Info on the reward for finding all 900 below: Are these... are these seeds and stuff really just a bunch of Korok poo? Like, has ...
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What is Winston Zeddemore's doctorate in?

On the Wiki page for Winston Zeddemore it implies he has a Doctorate (which is started studying for sometime after the second film) As previously mentioned, Ernie Hudson reprised his role as Winston ...
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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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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 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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Can Solid Snake See via the Codec?

In Metal Gear Solid, Solid Snake remarks that he didn't expect a designer of world-class technology to be so cute. How could he notice she was cute if the codec directly stimulates the bones of the ...
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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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Where did Arkham Knight get his army?

In the last installment of the Arkham trilogy we find out that the mysterious mercenary leader with an army who calls himself Arkham Knight is no other than That would explain his training, abilities ...

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