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Something Different! - Games You May Have Skipped

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Nox™

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: Of the myriad Diablo clones that came in the wake of Blizzard's trailblazing original, Nox is my favourite. Westwood Studios' trademark beautiful presentation mixed with exciting gameplay and a well told, yet campy story. At only $5.99 it's a steal.

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Fragile Allegiance

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: Welcome to the Tetracorp space-mining corporation! Play it your way! Be a peaceful businessman and trade with your friendly alien neighbours or develop missles and fleets of warships to crush the competition. A sadly overlooked strategy masterwork.

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Deus Ex 2: Invisible War

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: Unfairly lambasted just for following up a classic game. The original Deus Ex has aged TERRIBLY, but few are brave enough to admit it... The interface is tighter, the choices you make in-game have more impact and the gameplay is better. Give it a go.

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Soulbringer

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: As a member of GOG.com you are spoiled for choice when it comes to CRPGs. Soulbringer has an interesting graphical style, great music and an engrossing storyline. It is truly charming and you - yes, you - should play it right now.

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Disciples 2 Gold

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: Disciples 2 isn't Age Of Wonders and it certainly isn't Heroes Of Might And Magic, but boy is it good! A beautifully dark graphical style which aged well, excellent soundtrack and that TBS action that you love. Sadly let down by a wonky storyline.

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Heroes of Might and Magic® 4: Complete

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: AND SPEAKING OF HEROES OF MIGHT AND MAGIC, here is the fourth in the series. Unfairly labelled as 'The Black Sheep' of the series, it is actually my favourite. Best music of the series, wonderfully written stories and fantastic gameplay all round.

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Incoming + Incoming Forces

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: Two games of mindless shooty fun for only $5.99. There are a few other games in the GOG.com catalogue that also match this description, but few that are as well polished and playable as the Incoming series.

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Waxworks

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: Waxworks is a deep and difficult graphic adventure/dungeon crawler which is mostly remembered for its gruesome, gory death scenes more than anything else. It is actually a very well made adventure, and those with strong stomachs should give it a go.

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World Rally Fever: Born on the Road

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: Anime graphics (before they were cool) and Team 17's trademark sense of wacky humour collide in this fantastic kart-racer. One of the best available on the PC platform.

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Treasure Adventure Game

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: It's free, it looks amateurish; why should you bother to download this? Well, the game is charming and made with love that shines forth from every pixel. Draws inspiration from classic Metroidvania-style platformers, this one is a winner.

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Capitalism Plus

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: Capitalism Plus is deceptively fun and horribly addictive. Despite being a business simulator, the game is so detailed that you can lose yourself inside its cut-throat world for hours on end.

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Colonization, Sid Meier's

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: You don't have to be an American to appreciate this wonderful game. Taught me more about American history than history class did and was disgustingly addictive fun to experience. Don't miss out on this gem of strategy gaming.

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Cannon Fodder

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: More than just a fun shoot-em-up, Cannon Fodder manages to show all the folly of war for what it is; A senseless waste of life. Possibly the first example of the gaming medium being used to make a genuine artistic statement. See for yourself!

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Robinson's Requiem Collection

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: Robinson's Requiem is so ambitious in its scope, giving the player a massive living world to have to survive in using whatever you can scavenge. You'll be surprised at how much the game actually allows you to do!

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Populous™ 2: Trials of the Olympian...

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: Populous was a great game for its time, but it didn't age well due to a lack of features often reducing it to a 'land-flattening-simulator'. Populous 2 tweaked the formula enough to make it superb.

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Creatures Exodus

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: Often tossed aside as a 'kid's game', the third incarnation of the Creatures series is actually a very complex and rewarding life-simulation. If you enjoy tinkering with things with a great amount of freedom, this is the game for you.

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Feeble Files, The

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: A great story with some memorable puzzle sequences and superb voice acting, this was sadly ignored at its launch and thanks to its unappealing main-character and stupid name, it will continue to be ignored. Fans of adventure games, give this a go.

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Syndicate Wars™

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: Syndicate Wars is my favourite of the two Syndicates. Apparently, I'm in a minority! This one feels more like a cohesive game than its predecessor and the cities that your corporation terrorize feel more alive. Check it out before you judge it.

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Snapshot

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: There are too many "indie" puzzle platform games, right? Just one more wouldn't hurt though and Snapshot is a charming, sadly overlooked adorable puzzle-platformer from indie-devs who deserve your money.

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King of Dragon Pass

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: Impossible to place within the confines of a genre, King Of Dragon Pass has you write the history of a tribe, through trials and tribulations, for better or for worse... RPG? Strategy? Adventure? Who cares, it's addictive and you should play it!

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Children of the Nile Complete

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: A human ant-farm. It looks beautiful, sounds great and is a caring, relaxing play for city-building fans. Gorgeous.

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Cat Lady, The

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: "Maturity" in gaming is a term normally applied to games that feature gratuitous nudity or violence. The Cat Lady bucks the trend by being a touching, visceral, mature story told through beautiful art and excellent voice-acting. Adults! Play this!

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Resonance

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: A point and click adventure, with difficult puzzles and a story that would make a killer movie. Resonance is chock full of character development and shocking plot twists that need to be experienced if you call yourself an adventure fan.

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Richard & Alice

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: A surprising point & click adventure game that doesn't quite reach the heights of emotion that Resonance or The Cat Lady manage, but is still an effective and original story that deserves to be experienced.

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Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: If you don't remember the classic Atari ST classic, Carrier Command... Forget I mentioned it. If you like strategy, action or simulation games Hostile Waters is a game you really should play as soon as possible.

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Zafehouse: Diaries

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: An interesting spin on the much-overused Zombie genre. Using names and photos of yourself, friends and family can add a surprisingly unsettling feel to proceedings as you make your way through the game. A lot of replay-value for your 10 dollars!

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Cultures: Northland + 8th Wonder of t...

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: Fans of The Settlers 2 were quite rightly upset by the series' transformation from a fun city builder, to a mediocre RTS series. Cultures picks up from where Settlers 2 left us, improving the ant-farm and city building appeal in nearly ever way.

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Bioforge

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: An early attempt at creating an interactive cinematic experience within a computer game which succeeds for the most part. A short but compelling game. RIP Origin Systems, may EA burn in the fires of a million suns for what they did to you.

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Anachronox

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: Anachronox is that OTHER Ion Storm game. Not Deus Ex. Not Daikatana. It is arguably a terrible game, but it somehow won me over with its surprisingly deep character design, hilariously self-deprecating humor and the sheer audacity of its design.

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Judge Dredd: Dredd vs Death

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: Stupendously silly, ridiculously cheap thrills. Big, dumb and fun; this game should appeal to more than just fans of 2000AD!

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Blackwell Bundle

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: Dave Gilbert's masterful storytelling and character design will haunt you (hah!) as you enjoy these truly lovely point'n'click adventure games.

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Return to Zork

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: You should probably just go and buy Grand Inquisitor or Nemesis instead of this clunky old FMV game... But it is so cheesy, that fans of kitsch computer games may just get a kick out of it!

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Pandemonium!

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: One of the best platform games of the 32bit era. Tight controls, great music and brilliant level design should keep even the pickiest platformer connoisseur entertained for hours.

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Jack Orlando: A Cinematic Adventure -...

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: A stupendously awful point'n'click adventure game... so bad in fact that it becomes hilarious! Marvel at the terrible voice acting and weird animation! For those with a little too much disposable income...

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Shogo: Mobile Armor Division

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: A tribute to giant-robot-anime in late-90s FPS form! Compared to other similar games of its time like SiN and Half-Life, Shogo is more upbeat, colourful and has a great sense of humour while providing tonnes of great, well-paced action. Lovely.

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Kingpin: Life of Crime

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: A very strange FPS that was majorly ahead of its time. Perhaps, a little TOO far ahead! Playing Kingpin now is like visiting a museum and seeing where ideas we take for granted in modern action games were born. An interesting experience.

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Total Overdose: A Gunslinger's Tale i...

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: While I appreciate the latest GTA game's move towards "realism", I much prefer the direction that Total Overdose took the Sandbox genre: Ridiculous stunts, a combo meter and mechanics that take skill and precision to master. A diamond in the rough.

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Shadowgrounds

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: The dark is always a scary place to be. Even more so when you're surrounded by hundreds of murderous aliens! Shadowgrounds is a nice arcade-style horror game, the kind that people don't seem to make anymore. Deserves more appreciation.

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Ghost Master

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: Take The Sims and throw in a healthy dose of cheesy 1980s horror schlock and you get Ghost Master, an under-appreciated casual strategy game that fans of Dungeon Keeper and Evil Genius should seriously consider purchasing!

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Zork: Grand Inquisitor

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: If you ask an adventure fan about classic text-adventures, they will most likely mention Zork. Well, this isn't text but it is hilarious, engaging and surprisingly well-acted for a FMV game!

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Stonekeep

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: Oh Stonekeep! How I love your cheesy acting and exciting first person dungeon-crawling! Why, oh why does nobody seem to remember you? If you've already beaten Lands Of Lore, why not try Stonekeep? Interplay made it!

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Evoland

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: Short, but sweet and endearing. Evoland takes you on a journey through the evolution of JRPGs but doesn't do quite enough with the concept to warrant multiple play-throughs.

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Deadlock 2: Shrine Wars

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: It's odd that GOG brought both Deadlock titles to the site, as they are essentially the same game. Deadlock 2 has a better interface and a few more features that raise it above its older brother. A fun 4X strategy game that no-one remembers!

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Imperial Glory

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: A decent alternative to Empire: Total War, but don't expect the same game! Imperial Glory is faster paced, stripping away a lot of the empire building in favour of tactical battles. Perfect for the war-gamer on a laptop!

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Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: Take some elements from 3D platformers, stealth games and FPSs and add a pinch of originality and Stranger's Wrath falls out of the oven. Unclassifiable and exquisitely weird.

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S2: Silent Storm Gold Edition

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: If you enjoy the tactical strategy of Jagged Alliance or XCOM, you owe it to yourself to purchase Silent Storm. Deeply satisfying in ways only your lover should know about.

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Sacrifice

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: This is it. The grandaddy of all those MOBAs that all the kids play online nowadays (Pesky kids! Get off my lawn!) From the twisted minds that brought us Earthworm Jim and MDK, this is filled to bursting with originality and is still great today.

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Space Colony HD

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: If you like The Sims, but think it could do with more game mechanics and maybe a sci-fi setting then look into Space Colony HD. Genre? Err.... Social-RTS?

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Sword of the Samurai

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: With that One-More-Turn appeal that a lot of the Microprose strategy greats were famous for back in the day, Sword Of The Samurai is just as addictive now as it was then. Don't let those DOS era graphics fool you, this is deep, absorbing strategy!

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Aqua Kitty: Milk Mine Defender

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: You may be familiar with this Defender-clone if you own a PS-Vita, but this PC version is smoother and has a cool power-up system reminiscent of Gradius that makes it worth a second purchase (or a third if you own it on Xbox too!)

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FlatOut 2

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: This is the perfect racing game for people who aren't that in to racing games. Full of crashes and outrageous stunts, a lovely damage and physics engine, Flatout 2 provides hours of racing fun and crashing laughs for the whole family.

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Geneforge Saga

Barneyhamster85's rating:
250

Barneyhamster85 says: Not enjoyed an RPG since Baldur's Gate? Why not try the Geneforge series. This is thousands of hours of classic CRPG goodness in one DRM-Free package. Beautiful writing and a heart of gold.

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Treat your GOGmix as your child - name it! ;)

Coming up with a cool and descriptive title should be your first priority. Being original is in your best interest - bet you wanna get lots of nice votes, right? Go all crazy if you want, but be sure to keep it civil!

So, what are the ingredients?

Pick a game that belongs in your GOGmix from the list, or find it by typing something in the text field. Relevance is key here - Earthworm Jim doesn't quite fit the "Sexiest heroines of all time" bill now, does it?

Justify your choice... Or not!

OK, so it's not required, but now that you went through the trouble of adding a game, telling everyone why you did it would be a nice finishing touch. After you're done here, add another game, rinse, repeat.