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Review: TOCA Touring Car Championship / Race Driver: GRID

Hi there. We have another anniversary double-bill for you today. First, there’s a retrospective look at TOCA Touring Car Championship, released in 1997 and first covered here in 2004. Followed by a review of the comparatively modern Race Driver: GRID from 2008. We try not to over-promise here, but there are tentative-to-firm plans for more […]

Vault of Regret: Formula One

The Vault of Regret is a very large place, which houses dusty old game CDs and boxes, untouched digital libraries, and the metaphysical concepts of remorse and embarrassment. Here we write about all the games we should have played but haven’t, or that we have played but didn’t enjoy, among other things. Declaring an interest […]

Review: Sin / Sin Episodes: Emergence

Hello! This site is now as old as we were when we started it. While we go have a lie down and think about that for a while, here’s the first bit of 20th anniversary content for you. The idea is we head back to revisit some of the games covered in our oldest write-ups, […]

Review: The F.A. Premier League STARS 2001

Hello there. It’s another delve into the murky world of football games past in today’s review. A close relation of an item consigned to the Vault of Regret, this time we’re giving the 2001 follow-up the full treatment: it’s The F.A. Premier League STARS 2001. This review also means there is movement, intrigue and drama […]

Inside The Big Cardboard Box: Random Compilations

Inside The Big Cardboard Box is where we delve into the history of the largely defunct world of boxed PC games, with a particular emphasis on all the ones I used to own, but later gave away or sold. Today, we move away from budget labels, and onto another method of saving money, with the […]

Inside The Big Cardboard Box: EA Classics

Inside The Big Cardboard Box is where we delve into the history of the largely defunct world of boxed PC games, with a particular emphasis on all the ones I used to own, but later gave away or sold. On one occasion, during a particularly thorough clear out, around 40 or so went at once, […]

I hate you, Terror missions

Terror from the Deep is a very similar game to its predecessor, UFO: Enemy Unknown (aka X-Com in the US). Once again, you’re leading a small, elite but beleaguered military organisation against a greatly superior alien foe. The game is based around the same mix of global strategy, and squad-level turn based combat. Managing your […]

Review: Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers

Hi everyone. Today we’re adding to our list of Sierra adventure reviews, with a look at Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers. This will most likely be my last post before Christmas. I imagine that, due to covid restrictions, some of you won’t be able to celebrate in the way you had […]

Review: Iron Assault

Hello there. Looking at the last few review posts, I’ve obviously given up on trying to find another way to say “I hope you’re doing ok” – so, I hope you’re doing ok. Today we make a rare visit to the Simulation section of the site for some big robot action, in Iron Assault.

Inside The Big Cardboard Box: The White Label

In a recent(ish) Vault of Regret post, I wrote about the time when I had a bulk clear-out of old games, shifting most of them as a job lot inside a massive cardboard box. Despite spending more time than is healthy on trying to find details of that eBay listing and what exactly was in […]