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Descent

Action game were you fly a space ship into robotic infested mines to save any survivors and to destroy the main reactor. When the reactor is explodes it will destroy the whole mine so you need to race to the exit. The game uses its 3D environment to the maximum. Tunnels go in all directions and robots can attack from any of them so it s important to have a good situational awareness. The ships is armed with primary (lasers) and secondary (missiles) weapons and they are upgraded as the game progress. Co-operative play is great fun and I played the whole game with four players in co-operative.

Dishonored

Take the role of Corvo, the Empress's legendary bodyguard that have been framed for her murder. Seeking revenge on those who conspired against him Corvo start to work for the Loyalists, a resistance group that try the put the Empress daughter back on the throne. The game is split up into ten missions and each mission have a goal and there are many ways to reach it. The ways to solve any problems is often a choice between stealth or action. With stealth you sneak in and knock people out and hide the bodies. If you chose the action way you stab them in the neck and drop the still bleeding body in front of their friends. Besides your sword you have a gun, a crossbow and also magical abilities. You gain more powers as the game progress. The graphical style in the game is also great. Whatever. Play it. Now.

Doom

Mother of all First person shooters (ok, wolfenstien was first but it was boring). In this game you are stuck on one of the moons on Mars guarding the geeks that work there and then a experiment goes wrong (like they always do) and the portal to hell opens up and demons attack and rip your friends apart. You need to slay the hordes of hell and stop them. Fun both in single and multiplayer, co-operative rules . Coolest weapon must have been the plasma gun and the chainsaw, I like the idea that they had any use of a chainsaw in space :)

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

In this game we get a chance to play Tommy Vercetti, a low level bad guy that fails a simple drug deal in Vice City and need to get the cash and dope back before his boss gets to angry. It s a slow raise to power as you drive around the town and do small crimes to get more cash and power to finally take on the big bosses in town and put yourself on top. Great 80 s music and style in this game and you simply drive around and enjoy the town on your motorcycle. Steal cars, motorcycles, boats, helicopters and listen to good music while you do it.

Left 4 Dead 2

Four new survivors need to survive the zombie onslaught and this time it is possible to use melee weapons to kill of the undead. Chainsaw is a favorite like always in every zombie zombie apocalypse :).

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Be a Jedi, swing a lightsaber and choose between good and evil. This game has one of the best stories ever and the dialogue with the characters in the game is great. You play a republic soldier that wakes up after a huge battle with a memory loss and you find out that you have really strong Jedi powers and you travel to the Jedi enclave to start your training. The republic is at war with the dark Jedi Revan and Malak that both turned against the republic after fighting in the Mandalorian War. You are free to choose you path to the light or dark side as you travel the galaxy with your companions in search for clues to what turned Revan and Malak to the dark side and the reasons for you strong connection to the force. Many fun dialogues with you companions and and best of them all is the not so friendly assassination droid HK-47.

System Shock 2

Role-playing game that continue the story from System Shock. This time you wake up aboard the space ship Von Braun and find that everyone is dead and there are some problems with the computer system. Shodan is back and her goal includes earth gone and you dead :).

Thief: The Dark Project

King of the sneak games. You play as Garret, a master thief in a dark steam punk world. You goal is to get rich by sneaking into and stealing as much loot as you can from peoples houses. This is best done by staying in the shadows, making as little sound as possible and disabling the guards and hiding their bodies. There are often many paths to use to reach a area in the game and one needs to spend some time watching the movements of guards before moving forward. One also have tools like lock picks and water arrows to snuff out torches. The story is told between the missions in movies and in books and texts found in the game. The order of the hammer and pagans battle each other and both try to use Garret as a pawn in their game and the mystical keepers act in the shadows and try to use anyone. Thief is one of the best sneak game, to bad they used the stealth technology in the advertising of the game also. Best levels was The Sword and Assassins levels. There are also a Thief Gold version that add three extra levels to the game.

Ultima Underworld

Great role playing game in the ultima world. A bit old now but still one of the best when you get used to the sprites. You are accused of kidnapping and imprisoned in the underworld. There you have to and prove that you are in fact a very nice guy. The game is a bit hard to get a hold of this days but if you would like to play it you can look at www.ttlg.com.

Ultima Underworld 2

This game takes place between Ultima 7: The Black Gate and Ultima 7: Serpent Isle. You are in Britannia in Lord British castle when the whole castle is imprisoned by a dome of blackrock created by the Guardian. While searching for a way out you find a gateway to other world below the caste and you travel to them to find something to destroy the dome over the castle.

Ultima VII: The Black Gate

You return to Britannia two centuries after the the events in Ultima 6 and a someone that goes by the name The Guardian now try to get the power over the land. There are also a religious order that go by the name The Fellowship that seems to gain more and more power and they seem to be connected to the Guardian. The major plot takes you all over the world when you search for Elizabeth and Abraham, two of the founders of The Fellowship. The game world is very nice and you are free to walk around as you wish and solve sub quest and explore.

X-Com: Ufo Defense

Fun game were you fight aliens that try to take over earth. The story is that aliens starts attacking earth and a covert force (Xcom) is formed to combat the alien threat. You goal is to manage XCom, find and hunt down UFOs and steal their technology and use it to create new and better weapons. Then you need to find the enemy bases on earth and destroy them all. All while keeping every country in the world happy and make sure that your own bases are safe from the aliens.

The game is turned based and made up of two major areas, one strategic when you mange your bases and hunt search for UFOs and one tactical when you attack a downed ufo or base. Research is very important as you get better weapons to battle the aliens and the most fun of all the weapons is the blaster launcher. When you get it there will be more Phone home from those extraterrestrial bastards.