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GOGs of my childhood.

GOGmix by Flaose's avatarFlaose 11votes

Alone in the Dark

Flaose's rating:
250

Flaose says: I recall playing the one-room demo of the original Alone in the Dark for hours at a time. It would be a while before I would play the devious, danger-ridden full game, but when I did I was treated to an excellent primordial survivor horror game.

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Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition

Flaose's rating:
250

Flaose says: Dark and beautiful, I remember being captivated as my friend's brother played it on the Super Nintendo, years later I would take the journey myself.

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Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold

Flaose's rating:
250

Flaose says: Engrossing and colorful, full of catchy music, Blake Stone was one of my favorite shooters growing up. Watching enemies get their arms torn off by my gunfire, searching for that last pile of gold hidden behind a wall, I loved every minute of it.

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Blood: One Unit Whole Blood

Flaose's rating:
250

Flaose says: Extremely violent and gory yet full of satire, Blood is one of those shooters that gave me the warm and fuzzies while playing (though that could just be the blood and hair from the exploding enemies). Hilarious and fun, I recommend it.

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Cannon Fodder

Flaose's rating:
250

Flaose says: Starting off as a simple arcade-style shooter but quickly adding strategic and puzzle elements, Cannon Fodder is game that committed me to multiple replays, trying to keep the titular soldiers alive so that I could upgrade instead of bury them.

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Castles 1+2

Flaose's rating:
250

Flaose says: Castles was the first strategy game that I ever owned, and I would spend hours designing and building my fortress, fighting the evil Celts, and getting excommunicated from the Church. Few games were as rewarding as Castles.

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Descent 1+2

Flaose's rating:
250

Flaose says: I loved this game. Made famous for inducing motion-sickness in players, the Descent series is a fantastic shooting experience featuring six-degrees of freedom and secret-loaded mines to explore and destroy! Sometimes repetitive but totally unique.

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Duke Nukem 3D Atomic Edition

Flaose's rating:
250

Flaose says: Duke Nukem was persona non grata in my home while growing up; he was crude, misogynistic, and hyper-violent. Regardless, his first 3D outing set a new standard for both environmental interactivity and attitude. Oh, and it's a lot of fun.

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Earthworm Jim 1+2: The Whole Can 'O W...

Flaose's rating:
250

Flaose says: I received the first Earthworm Jim as a Christmas gift years ago, but the awesome platforming action, cartoon wit, and tight controls of it and its sequel still hold up all these years later.

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Heroes of Might and Magic® 2: Gold

Flaose's rating:
250

Flaose says: The only turn-based strategy series that I ever got into, Heroes of Might and Magic 2 was definitely the game to which I devoted the most time. Beautiful graphics and music, and addictive turn-based gameplay that allows you to move at your own pace.

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Incredible Machine Mega Pack, The

Flaose's rating:
250

Flaose says: An absolutely fantastic puzzle game series, I remember the first one being a classroom treat. Finding different ways to complete the Rube Goldberg machine puzzles is addiction that never gets old.

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Might and Magic® 6-pack Limited Edition

Flaose's rating:
250

Flaose says: Very few RPGs have affected me as much as those from the Might and Magic series; completing Might and Magic 2 as a child was one of my most rewarding experiences. Venture on the nacelles and see what the Ancients have in store for you.

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Myst Masterpiece Edition

Flaose's rating:
250

Flaose says: Love it or hate it, Myst was groundbreaking for its time, and it drew me in like no other point-and-click adventure. I used to have pages of notes to help me solve the obtuse puzzles and I didn't stop until I unraveled the mystery of the island.

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Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee

Flaose's rating:
250

Flaose says: A fantastic, unique side-scroller, that drew me from the introductory cutscene. At times brutally punishing, the desire to save Abe and his kin kept me going as I worked my way through the varied locales and solved the devious environmental puzzles.

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Raptor: Call of the Shadows 2010 Edition

Flaose's rating:
250

Flaose says: Though it certainly has its flaws, Raptor has always been my favorite shoot 'em up. The music, the graphics, the style, and the wanton destruction all combined to create this, one of the most cherished titles of my childhood.

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Return to Zork

Flaose's rating:
250

Flaose says: An old-school (read: brutally punishing) adventure game that I also got for Christmas one year, I found myself captivated by its story and puzzles, but often forced into unwinnable situations. Interesting, but incredibly difficult and unforgiving.

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Rise of the Triad: Dark War

Flaose's rating:
250

Flaose says: Another game that I originally watched my friend's brother play, Rise of the Triad's tongue-in-cheek humor, clever level design, ludicrous gibs, and Easter-eggs galore have made it my absolute favorite first-person shooter.

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System Shock™ 2

Flaose's rating:
250

Flaose says: I love this game so much that one day, when suffering from severe stomach pains, I played it instead of going to the hospital. Good thing I smartened up and eventually went, I had appendicitis! SS2 is so good it literally nearly killed me!

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Terminal Velocity

Flaose's rating:
250

Flaose says: An excellent (though dated) arcade shooter. Destructible terrain! Fight above and below! This was always a lot of fun.

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Thief™ Gold

Flaose's rating:
250

Flaose says: The first "sneaker" I ever played, the steampunk setting and fantastic gameplay drew me in like few others had, the thrill of sneaking by a guard remains undiminished. It's certainly not perfect, but after about five minutes you can no longer

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Thief™ 2: The Metal Age

Flaose's rating:
250

Flaose says: A sequel that improves on its predecessor in every possible way, a fantastic story, great levels, and even better gameplay makes this one easy to recommend.

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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six®

Flaose's rating:
250

Flaose says: A fantastic first-person shooter/strategy hybrid, Rainbow Six was a game that I couldn't put down. Similar to Cannon Fodder, you're rewarded for keeping your team safe and I'd replay missions until I'd perfected them; it also made me love MP5s.

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Unreal Gold

Flaose's rating:
250

Flaose says: It's hard for newer gamers to understand why Unreal was so incredible. Leaving a stark, sterile, ship for a lush, open, living world was so mind-blowing that I still get shivers thinking about it.

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