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Moments in Gaming: Cooldown

Stir up trouble, then escape it: that’s the heart of Need for Speed: Most Wanted. It’s not enough merely to lose the cops as soon as possible – you have to get them to escalate the pursuit, calling in backup, then the feds, then big 4x4s that veer across the carriageway and try to smash […]

World Cup Viva

Viva Football was not a good game. Initially remembered in these parts as a clumsy but ambitious outsider in the 90s football race, our late 00s evaluation indicated that the intervening years had not been kind. One imagines it’s even less enjoyable to play now, with the hideous sight of players’ bulky knees even more […]

Moments In Gaming: Brazil vs Italy

After the top down heyday of the 16-bit football games, fans waited to see what developments the glorious CD revolution would bring. Glimpses came from two different versions of FIFA International Soccer: the fab-whizzo all-new 3DO game, and the DOS port of the original, the CD version of which featured audio commentary from the late […]

Moments in Gaming: Firestorm

In the strategy game UFO: Enemy Unknown, the world is under attack from mysterious extra-terrestrials. They appear without warning, then vanish into the shadows. They raid cities, abduct people for experimentation, build hidden bases and even infiltrate national governments. Their campaign is a prelude to invasion of this planet, and brutal subjugation of the human […]

Review: PGA Tour Golf 486

Hi there. We’re looking at golf today, with Electronic Arts’ PGA Tour Golf 486.

back to Na Pali

At the time of posting this, you still have 32 hours to pick up a free copy of Unreal at GoG.com. I actually already have a digital copy, which I grabbed on Steam a decade ago. Must have been one of the first games I ever bought there, in fact. I claimed the gog offer […]

Gaming’s slower cars: a brief history, part 4

Hi there. This is our fourth and final part of our look back at the pleasures, or otherwise, of driving a slow car in racing games. It takes us up to the end of the 00s or so, roughly in line with the newer games eligible for coverage at FFG. I’m sure there are plenty […]

Gaming’s slower cars: a brief history, part 3

Hello. You can forget your Ferraris and Porsches (Ferrarae? Porsche-e?) – we’re celebrating the Volvos, Nissans and Mazdas of the racing game world with our look back at some of the slower cars on offer over the years. Sometimes they’re simply more fun to drive than your Mr-Smug-Show-Off-Lamborghini and sometimes they, er, aren’t.   Ford […]

Gaming’s slower cars: a brief history, part 2

Hi there. We’re moving into part two of our look back at gaming’s less impressive automobiles. Here’s part one, in case you missed it.   Proton Wira – Network Q RAC Rally Championship (Europress, 1996) Without stepping into review territory, it’s hard to credit that this game was once considered ‘da bomb’, if you forgive […]

Moments in Gaming: How appropriate, you fight like a cow

Let’s consider a conundrum facing point and click adventure games about pirates. We might expect it to feature some sort of combat. Pirates led a fairly violent life after all. I mean “boarding ships and taking stuff” was pretty much their job description. Even if you don’t go down that route, because your pirate hero […]