Day of the Tentacle (LucasArts, 1993)

Day of the Tentacle (LucasArts, 1993)
I loved Maniac Mansion. I played it on my trusty C64 back in the day, and it was probably my first graphic adventure ever. Well, it simply blew my mind. It was, first of all, a new way to tell a story. A way were you didn't simply lay there,  […]

Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire (Origin, 1990)

Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire (Origin, 1990)
This got your attention, didn't it? You already know that I'm a huge fan of the Ultima saga. No surprise then if I say that I'm also a fan of its spinoffs, the Worlds of Ultima games. We're talking about two games, The Savage Empire and Martian Dreams, both based  […]

Eye of the Beholder (Westwood, 1990)

Eye of the Beholder (Westwood, 1990)
Dungeon crawlers: The most claustrophobic RPG sub-genre you can find. You lead your party through monster-infested, narrow, dump tunnels, looking for a way out (possibly alive). Or maybe you're just treasure-hunting. You don't really need an excuse, do you?. Eye of the beholder was my first contact with dungeon crawlers  […]

Alone in the dark (Infogrames, 1992)

Alone in the dark (Infogrames, 1992)
I am a huge fan of H.P. Lovecraft, so when (back in the day) I read about a new game from Infogrames inspired by his works, I knew I had to play it. No question about it. Alone in the Dark may be considered the forefather of survival horrors.  […]

Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty (Westwood Studios, 1992)

Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty (Westwood Studios, 1992)
If I ever played a gaming milestone, Dune II is it. It almost single-handedly started the real-time strategy genre, taking advantage of the best setting science fiction literature ever created. I'm talking about Frank Herbert's Dune saga, of course. Let me briefly introduce the setting, in case you lived under  […]