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Descent 1+2

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whythecynic says: The first of the 6DOF titles in this mix, Descent takes you through hellishly claustrophobic mines at a breakneck pace, never letting your trigger finger rest. Nerve-wracking tunnel fights.

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Descent: Freespace Battle Pack

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whythecynic says: Freespace, on the other hand, takes place in open space, where every move you make must be calculated, since there is no terrain to take advantage of. Majestic space battles.

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Magic Carpet™ 2: The Netherworlds

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whythecynic says: Certainly the one that doesn't seem to belong, Magic Carpet takes place in a beautiful fantasy setting, and has a mana system unique to it. Spells range from basic to ground-shattering, literally. Epic, fantastical battles.

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Deus Ex™ GOTY Edition

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whythecynic says: A FPS with a deep, compelling story, and RPG elements that shape and enhance the shooting. You choose your story, from beginning to end. Deus Ex needs no more commendation from me. Dark, deep, thrilling.

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MDK 2

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whythecynic says: MDK 2, on the other hand, is simply a blast to play. Funny, varied, and sometimes even intellectual. The three characters each provide lots of entertainment, though some levels can get frustrating. Not-too-serious explodey fun.

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System Shock™ 2

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whythecynic says: In the same vein as Deus Ex, but memorable in its own right. Equal parts horror and sci-fi. This game will make you fear shadows and sounds; you are always the hunted. Terrifying,

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Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dar...

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whythecynic says: Riddick opens up the Stealth FPS collection with an incredible story, voice acting, and gameplay. Asymmetric warfare as the hunter in the shadows, to simply brawling with a bunch of louts. This game defined sci-fi stealth FPS.

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Thief™ Gold

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whythecynic says: Thief has a much more measured pace, with you having to plan each arrow and every move. Each level is a joy to explore and sneak through. The thinking gamer's stealth game.

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Baldur's Gate 2 Complete

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whythecynic says: The CRPG collection. None need any more glorification by me. All three are worth replaying just to see how things would turn out otherwise. The Baldur's Gate series is one of the best in the category, and defined the genre.

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Planescape: Torment

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whythecynic says: Perhaps the one with the deepest story, that makes you feel for each character. Tragic, terrible, with a touch of hope of redemption.

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Prince of Persia®: The Sands of Time

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whythecynic says: The game that started the platformer renaissance. This Prince of Persia title mixed beautiful graphics with joyous 3D free-running, and a great story to boot. Only gripe is that combat can get annoying.

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Rogue Legacy

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whythecynic says: Rogue Legacy will suck you in and never let you go until you defeat the boss. The greatest motivation to play the game comes from yourself, and mastery comes at a price, but with great satisfaction. Slick, responsive 2D platforming.

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Cossacks Anthology

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whythecynic says: The first of the economic strategy games, Cossacks mixes strategic resource management with large-scale tactical combat. Grand old medieval battles.

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Settlers® 2: Gold Edition, The

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whythecynic says: Settlers, on the other hand, is all about the economy- getting to know how things work, and how things are best set up. Combat seems almost like an afterthought. Always a joy to watch a settlement grow.

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Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri™ Planeta...

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whythecynic says: The sci-fi titan of the economic titles, and the only turn-based one. Alpha Centauri is perhaps the most famous of the three. A deep, deep story (rare for a replayable strategy game), unique factions, and engrossing gameplay.

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FTL: Advanced Edition

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whythecynic says: FTL kicks off the turn-based collection with a good dose of tactical sci-fi combat. Each encounter is a balance of tradeoffs, a careful consideration of the needs of the moment and the demands of the future. Surprisingly deep gameplay.

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Heroes of Might and Magic® 3: Complete

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whythecynic says: Heroes III might not be unique, but it did what it did very well- a turn-based mix of tactical combat, and strategic conquest.

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King's Bounty: The Legend

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whythecynic says: The King's Bounty series plays like the combat section of Heroes III. Nevertheless, still a very fun game, and worth a shot.

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DEFCON

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whythecynic says: The RTS genre probably has the most variety; DEFCON kicks it off with abstract, strategic management of finite assets. Being only vaguely aware of the human consequences of your actions is unsettlingly terrifying.

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Dungeon Keeper™ 2

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whythecynic says: Another unique RTS, where you manage dungeons, produce minions, and eventually defeat goodly ne'er-do-wells. Humorous and engaging in its own right.

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RollerCoaster Tycoon: Deluxe

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whythecynic says: The fun one in the pack, Rollercoaster Tycoon combines a middling economic model with an incredibly entertaining building system. It's the design part that really makes this game.

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Total Annihilation: Commander Pack

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whythecynic says: The game that defined epic megabattles. Total Annihilation (in later patches) lets you command thousands of units at once, fling artillery and nuclear missiles across the map, combined with a powerful and flexible economic system. A must-play.

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Raptor: Call of the Shadows 2010 Edition

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whythecynic says: One of the greatest casual SHMUPs, when Raptor came out, it didn't break any ground, but it was an incredibly polished game. A truly entertaining game.

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Tyrian 2000

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whythecynic says: Tyrian, on the other hand, is odd, quirky, and infinitely deeper. It takes longer to master, and is full of secrets, but for the dedicated SHMUP fan, Tyrian is the best you'll get on GOG.

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Zork Anthology, The

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whythecynic says: If you want to start on the text-based game genre, look no further than Zork!

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Torchlight

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whythecynic says: Torchlight didn't break any ground, but it did what Diablo II did, and very well at that. Every gameplay element was balanced to make an enjoyable slog through many, many dungeon floors. In my opinion, better than DIII AND Torchlight II.

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Worms 2

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whythecynic says: The only Scorched Earth-type games on GOG. Worms II was so much fun- crisp graphics, quirky sounds, and incredibly satisfying gameplay. What really made it was the editor, allowing you to play with stupendous amounts of explosives.

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Miasmata

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whythecynic says: One of the more unique survival-type games. Simple to learn, hard to master.

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Robinson's Requiem Collection

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whythecynic says: On the same hand, Robinson's Requiem is hard to learn and nearly impossible to master.

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