Doom II: Hell on Earth

Doom II: Hell on Earth is the first person shooter sequel to Doom on MS DOS. This review will assume you either know about the first Doom or have seen my previous review on that game. The events here pick up where the first game left off. You’re finally back home after fighting your way through Hell, only to find that the demons have taken over Earth. It’s up to you to save humanity, seal the door to Hell, and stop these monsters from ever coming back. Continue reading “Doom II: Hell on Earth”

Doom

Doom is a first person shooter developed by Id Software for MS DOS. It’s one of the most popular and important first person shooters out there. I doubt you’ve never heard of it. It has been ported tons of times, played on many devices, and still seems to stand the test of time. It wasn’t the first first person shooter, but it’s definitely one of the first ones to come to mind when you think of the genre. So what is it about this game that makes it so damn appealing? Continue reading “Doom”

Jet Force Gemini

Jet Force Gemini is a blending of first person shooting and 3D platforming elements in a game by Rareware for the Nintendo 64. The Jet Force gets attacked by giant bug soldiers and are forced to abandon their base ship via their smaller, personal ships. You take control of Juno (a guy) and head out in search of your friends Vela (a girl) and Lupus (a dog). On your journey, you learn that the insects that infested your ship are minions of Mizar, a larger, more evil bug that has been causing all kinds of trouble this side of the galaxy. He has even enslaved the Tribals, a bearlike race, to do his work for profit. Can you and your friends save the Tribals and stop Mizar? Continue reading “Jet Force Gemini”

Duke Nukem 64

Duke Nukem 64 is the Nintendo 64 port of the PC game Duke Nukem 3D, a classic first person shooter. If you don’t know already, Duke Nukem 3D is one of the big name pioneers of the first person shooter genre, alongside titles like Doom and Wolfenstein 3D. The story of the game takes place immediately after the events of Duke Nukem II, although you don’t need to know anything about the two previous platformer adventures to keep up. On his way back to Earth, aliens shoot down Duke’s spaceship. Continue reading “Duke Nukem 64”