Originally released in 2003, Postal 2 has some interesting ideas but buries them under stinking mounds of tasteless humor, failed satire and mediocre shooting mechanics that make it barely worth booting up.
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Rebel Studio's Blade of Darkness is filled to the brim with bloody medieval mayhem that sets the player to hacking, slashing their way through hordes of warriors and monsters on their way challenge an ancient evil and save the world.
A late in the game RPG on a console that barely had any, Aidyn Chronicles was originally released in 2001 and follows the quest of a young squire to defeat evil while curing himself of a deadly poison.
Released in 1993, Wing Commander: Privateer drops players into the shoes of a freelancing spacer trying to fly, fight and trade their way through a harsh universe full of hostile forces and violent aliens that you befriend or blow out of the sky.
Lords of the Realm is an early-90s strategy game that pits the player against rival lords vying for the throne of England. You'll raise armies, fight battles and conquer counties, but only if your pesky peasants let you.
A gem from the NES era, Faxanadu has its flaws but overcomes them with a solid sidescrolling core and platforming fun that makes it well worth its occasional agitations.
Richer in ambition than success, Advent Rising was released in 2005 and pits the player against a vicious alien race in an (unfinished) quest to unlock humanity's potential.
Mike Singleton's The Lords of Midnight takes more than a few cues from The Lord of the Rings but uses them to craft a unique strategy experience as deep and epic as anything seen in the War of the Ring.
X-Men and X-Men 2: Clone Wars take Marvel's mutants and transform their world into a pair of Genesis sidescrolling adventures filled with all the comic content you could ever want. Whether or not they're actually good, of course, is a different question.
Released in 1995, Crusader: No Remorse pits the player against the tyranny of the World Economic Consortium in a series of challenging missions fighting through robots, traps and soldiers in isometric, futuristic environments.
Originally released in 1994, Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon uses live action FMV and 3D environments to create a goofy point-and-click adventure grounded in future noir sensibilities.
Originally released in 1993, Strike Commander combines the arcade action of Wing Commander with elements of simulation and drops players into a near future world of mercenaries and high speed fighter combat.
Originally released in 2004, Nexus: The Jupiter Incident drops players into the commander's chair and tasks them with guiding their fleets to victory in an interstellar conflict involving alien races, sentient machines and, of course, big, flashy explosions.
Originally released in 2001, Stronghold HD is a real-time strategy game that employs a medieval setting, siege warfare and some substantial smatterings of city simulation to craft a fun, if frequently imperfect RTS experience.
One of the most revered 4x strategy games ever made, we look at it now to see if it's still the classic you remember or if it'd be better left in the nearest black hole.