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Worse Than It Sounds: Video Games
  • Street Fighter The Movie: One of the greatest games ever made comes full circle.
  • Earthworm Jim: The world's most unlikely hero finds himself gifted with incredible evolutionary powers on an epic adventure through time, space, and darker dimensions beyond reality.
  • ET The Extra Terrestrial: Based on the hit movie, fight enemies with your blaster while assembling wacky devices. Sure to change the industry as we know it.
  • Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing: Racing action the likes of which you've never seen before! Climb behind the wheel of a machine so large and powerful that it can overcome the very limitations of physics at your whim! Not even buildings and trees pose an obstacle! With the control of this juggernaut at your fingertips, how can other racers possibly compete? As a matter of fact, it's become so iconic that its unique victory phrase has become a part of pop culture.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (2006): One of the world's most recognizable video game heroes must do battle with a demon that consumes time and space, which is cleverly experienced from the perspective of the player. The player is capable of things they could never have imagined, such as walking through loops, completely destroying the laws of physics and being thrown into space.
  • Link: The Faces of Evil: A young man, eager for adventure, travels to a far-away island kingdom to save its inhabitants from a sinister demon-king, then defeat the villain in a battle that defies description and seal him away. It's best remembered for its memorable quotes.
  • Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly: The fifth installment in a beloved platformer franchise, this game lets you do what you've always wanted - master all-new breath abilites such as ice and electricity! Encounter old friends and new (and perhaps an old arch-enemy?) in your quest to save the world once more, and be prepared for some truly unexpected surprises along the way!
  • Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon: In a remarkable and revolutionary example of role reversal, a young princess must journey forth to save her father from a treacherous duke and the ancient evil with which he has allied. It's best remembered for its memorable quotes.
  • Hotel Mario: Two heroic men go on an epic quest fighting tooth and nail through impenetrable strongholds to save a beautiful princess from a dragon and his offspring, and the armies they control. It's best remembered for its memorable quotes.
  • Kart Fighter: Said heroic men, princess, dragon and one of the dragon's footsoldiers join along with a dinosaur, a mushroom and an ape. They decide to beat the crap out of each other in epic fashion. With Hadoukens, spinning, Kung Fu, and banana peels, no less. Spiritual predecessor of the wildly popular Super Smash Bros. series.
  • Beat'n Groovy, beatmania (PS2): Two Rhythm Game series that are very popular in Japan finally make their way to North American consoles.
    • Dance Dance Revolution Disney's Rave/Disney Dancing Museum/Disney Channel Edition: A popular Japanese Rhythm Game series and a beloved Western entertainment empire join forces.
    • Rock Revolution: From the company that made the games that Guitar Hero and Rock Band were inspired by (Guitar Freaks, Drum Mania), this new revolutionary rock experience lets you make your own music or choose from dozens of famous hits. Covers count, right?
  • Superman 64: Play as one of the world's most well-known superheroes. Fly through vast cityscapes, pick up and throw around objects several times your weight, and use kick-awesome super powers such as heat vision and freezing breath. (Don't want to take our word for it? You can watch a video review.)
  • Battle Garegga: A Shoot Em Up with interestingly-colored two-dimensional visuals and a Dynamic Difficulty system that adjusts to suit your playing style.
  • Radiant Silvergun: A groundbreaking critically-acclaimed genre-busting game that involves the most realistic portrayal of traffic control.
  • Ikaruga: A thought provoking Shoot Em Up with a deep, engrossing story that plays with the concept of Man's duality and Man's struggle towards Enlightenment. The scoring system in this game encourages dedication and out-of-the-box thinking.
  • La-Mulana: There's a very, very special present for you at the end of the Bonus Level Of Hell.
  • Lester The Unlikely: The most realistic portrayal of the player in a video game ever.
  • Castlevania Judgment: To oppose a villainous threat that seeks to rewrite history in his own image, a powerful entity summons thirteen of the greatest warriors from the centuries of backstory (and decades of game development) that define one of the most popular and long-lasting video game franchises of all time. Character motivations are explored in depth, including those of several classic villains who are playable for the first time in the history of the series. Character designs reimagined by one of the most popular manga artists in recent years.
  • Daikatana: Travel through time on an epic journey to set the past straight by means of an ancient, magical sword, with power that the world has never known. But don't go alone! Take with you two unforgettable allies who you absolutely won't leave without.
  • Desert Bus: The story of one man's journey across the wasteland. Potentially features hundreds of hours of gameplay, each minute of which is every bit as exciting as the first.
  • Hong Kong 97: An epic story of diplomatic machinations which lead to terrible crime; of science serving the evil regime! Only our brave hero, descending from the family of Bruce Lee himself, can save the day, with seemingly certain doom looming above him!
  • Jurassic Park: Trespasser: A breakthrough in first-person shooter engines that, to this day, still has an active fan community, with people making levels for it.
  • Metal Gear: Snake's Revenge: Followed by two fellow agents from the same unit, a special forces soldier must penetrate a terrorist fortress in the jungle. As the story progresses, one of the agents dies and the other betrays him, leaving him to defeat his greatest enemy, resurrected and stronger than ever, alone. With unique 'changes in perspective' designed to add a new variety to the gameplay of the previous game, it can finally be played here in America! The series's original creator described it as 'a faithful sequel'.
    • Mesal Gear Solid: Snake Escape: A young agent, conditioned to think and fight like the legendary soldier Solid Snake, goes to face a group of increasingly bizarre terrorists before they launch their economy-destroying weapon - unaware of the involvement of the shadowy torturer, Ocelot. Solid Snake provides mentoring and support over the Codec, leaving you fully in command of your brand new playable character, never seen in the series before.
    • Snake vs. Monkey: A partner to the above game. Solid Snake returns to a battlefield conquered decades before by his father, against his will. His orders are to kidnap those who live there, armed with nothing but a gun that, when merely held, makes him feel intent on performing his unglamorous and thankless mission. Along his journey he comes face to face with two walking tanks, and his own father's doppelgänger.
  • Shaq Fu: One of your favorite sports stars comes to the video game stage, to face off in an epic showdown against otherworldly opponents, prove that his kung fu is stronger than theirs, and rescue a trapped child.
  • Metal Wolf Chaos:A leader of a country is betrayed by his 2nd in command, who launches a military coup against him. The leader then leads a crack resistance in an battle to take back his country, city by city.
  • Mass Effect 3: The final act of a critically acclaimed trilogy of science fiction roleplaying games, notable having the most discussed ending in the history of the medium.
  • Jagged Alliance 2:A disgraced and exiled monarch hires a veteran commander to hire to take back his country from a brutal dictator who framed the monarch for the murder of his father. The commander leads a crack commando force to take back the country city by city. Along the way the commander struggles with managing the personal conflicts between his men and his rapidly dropping approval rateing in the eyes of the citizens he is attempting to save.
  • I Wanna Be the Guy: A wonderful journey down memory lane with levels and enemies from classic gaming franchises such as Castlevania, Street Fighter, Mega Man, and even Gradius. Sure to challenge players of any skill level and keep them on their toes.
  • Tetris: The Grand Master ACE: A long-awaited console release of a cult-status, hardcore spinoff of the world's most popular puzzle game. Now you can become a "grandmaster" in the comfort of your own bedroom!
    • The Tetris Guideline: A set of standards for falling-block games designed to ensure that they don't deviate into crappiness.
  • Lair: A fantasy combat slight-sim has you controlling a dragon using the latest breakthrough in input technology.
  • Limbo of the Lost: A truly scary surreal adventure horror game where you can visit familiar places from your favorite game!
  • Action 52: A game that tries to push the boundaries of the NES and Genesis by having a plethora of games of different genres and styles contained in one cartridge.
    • Cheetahmen II: The widely-marketed sequel to one of the games in the NES version of the above game. Its first stage music is freaking awesome.
  • Eversion: A game that starts off as a cute, cheerful platformer! Use your Reality Warper powers to solve platformer puzzles! Breathtaking visual effects and some of the best videogame atmospheres around await you!
  • Cho Aniki: The manliest video game franchise of all time.
  • Phalanx: A space shooter with unique box art.
  • Mondo Medicals: You work for a research laboratory, trying to find a cure for cancer. Over the course of the game, however, communications from your director make it apparent that the laboratory has a dark secret.
    • Mondo Agency: You work for a government agency and are tasked to protect the President.
  • Mohawk and Headphone Jack: A platformer late in the SNES life cycle that pushes its graphics hardware to its limit.
  • F.E.A.R.: A military experiment goes wrong and all the researchers are suddenly and violently murdered. A top-secret military unit is sent to investigate, be warned, brave traveler. Not everything is as it seems and some secrets are buried deep. Peer not into the rabbit hole lest you see how far it really goes.
    • F.E.A.R. 2: A beautiful, naked woman helps you get laid.
      • Alternatively: He's a Delta Force operative who can see dead people. She's a Broken Bird poltergeist. When they meet, she falls in love with him but has trouble expressing her true feelings. Will she gather the courage to tell him how she feels and win his heart?
  • Yume Nikki: A moving, if not thought-provoking, tale of a girl's journey into the subconscious mind. Explore the wonderful dreams while trying to get cool "effects," but try to avoid the nightmares! because they're pretty damn creepy.
  • Ffx Runner: Drive a car past a huge city with lots of scenery. Lot's of explosions! From your own car.
  • Go Right: An easy, simple-yet long game where if you finish, you get to see an exlusive clip!
  • Stair Dismount: Using psychic powers, you must help an ex-superhero commit insurance fruad to pay for the numeous damages he has commited to the city.
  • Mario is Missing!: Travel the world and recover the stolen artifacts to stop the villain from flooding the planet. Its main character appeared in one of his most iconic forms.
  • Makai Kingdom: A world ruler makes a simple mistake that leads to the destruction of the entire planet. He can restore the planet by using a magical book that grants wishes, however, a tremendous amount of mana would be required for such a task. And so, he must visit other worlds and use the mana of their rulers to rebuild his own world.
  • Duke Nukem Forever: A hotly-anticipated project that's undergone extensive development for over a decade, with the developers going to great lengths to ensure the perfect gameplay experience.
  • Guitar Freaks and Drummania: Everyone's favorite band simulation games.
  • Don't Shit Your Pants: A gut-wrenching tale of one man's conflicting need to satisfy his own needs while maintaining social norms, in an interactive story with a dozen possible endings!
  • Turok: Evolution: One of the most revolutionary video games is brought back with a mind-blowing prequel; telling the story of how The first Turok came to the world where Time Has No Meaning; forced into a three-way battle between beautifully rendered, unbelievably realistic primeval beasts, human refugees and unimaginably terrifying mutants all while coming to terms with his destiny as the Son of Stone and rose up to battle the most diabolical villain ever to threaten humanity: TOBIAS BRUCKNER!
  • Cross Edge: A heroic young man and his sweet and sincere childhood friend team up with your favourite heroes from different franchises. Abandons the tired old town-dungeon-town-dungeon formula for a new and innovative soul-searching system and features an intricate battle system and ending path.
  • Devil May Cry 2: The thrilling, action-packed sequel to the blockbuster game. Darker and Edgier! An epic, thrilling story! Exciting combat that keeps you on your toes!
    • DmC: Devil May Cry: See one of gaming's most beloved heroes like you never have before! The stakes are higher in this new take on a classic franchise, re-adapted for a modern audience.
  • Backyard Baseball 2007: The kids from the famous series are all grown up, with more pros in the neighborhood, including David Ortiz and Carl Crawford! Features the biggest fan of baseball ever.
  • Pokémon Quartz: A heartwarming game based on one of the most beloved game series of all time to Spin-Off into multiple forms of media. A young girl meets new friends, and with their help must face the consequences of encountering slavery, gang violence, and pedophilia.
  • Dump Jumper: An exciting story of a man taking revenge on the world that scorned him. Features a realistic physics engine simulating an often-neglected fact of nature! This game was made for a contest.
  • Streets of SimCity: A Wide Open Sandbox game created several years before Grand Theft Auto in Full 3D environment! Best of all, you can import cities from a certain popular city management game! Yes, drive around in your SimCity cities blasting things as you go on.
  • Ice Climber: Two heroes who share a strong bond must get past hideous monsters, nearly indestructible barriers, and the harsh elements of nature in order to save their civilization from certain doom. This game's legacy translated into said heroes' appearance in a mega-crossover video game.
  • Phoenix Games: The only European super-budget game publisher.
  • Animal Soccer World: Two rivals sport teams square off in an exciting soccer match. A masterfully-acted, complex tale of rivalry and social introspection filled to the brim with wonderfull musical performances! From Europe's only super-budget publisher!
  • Silver Surfer: Play as a famous comic book character as you try to avoid countless enemies and obstacles. With very unique bosses, deadly walls, and grueling difficulty. It has level designs that you've never seen before in any video game. It's guaranteed to give you endless hours of gameplay.
  • World Heroes: The most revered historical figures from every single period of time come together as the result of a mad genius's time machine to do battle. Watch Jack The Ripper fight Joan of Arc! See Hulk Hogan duke it out with Grigori Rasputin! Witness Erik The Red beat the crap out of Hanzo Hattori! Stare in awe as Bruce Lee pounds a cyborg Adolf Hitler into smithereens! And prepare to do battle with The T-1000 and Souther at the end of the game!
  • Plumbers Don't Wear Ties: Two young adults, trying to please their parents and make something of their lives, fall in love after one saves the other. Saw a resurgence in popularity in 2009 when it was featured on a very popular web show.
  • Rabbids Go Home: A group of outcasts, displaced from their home planet, raid a dystopian society in an effort to return home.
  • Ai To Yuuki To Kashiwamochi: A young girl who dreams of sweets finds the guy of her dreams. Said guy turns out to be very special.
    • Irisu Syndrome: A shy girl who really loves bunnies happens to meet some university students on a camping trip. She decides that she wants to join in on the fun too! The plot is much, much deeper than it seems, and left many players guessing.
  • Xenosaga Episodes 1, 2 & 3: A grand and riveting space opera set in the imperilled far future, told across three sweeping episodes, that mixes technology, action and personal drama with a rich garnishing of theological overtones. The very means of overcoming acute existential crisis will be revealed by the end! Option A: blow it up, of course. Option B: State the offending existential dilemma/paradox with hopeful surety and then blithely ignore its inherent contradictions, deciding instead that it means all is well with life and that the future looks sunny. Combining the two in sequence achieves the best results.
  • LJN Toys: The videogame company that brought many iconic movies and Marvel comic franchises to the Nintendo Entertainment System. The company's logo, when seen on its games, sends an unmistakable message of the quality contained within. It regained attention because a world-famous video game critic has often talked about it.
  • Zero Wing: A classic game for the Sega Mega Drive, well known for its immortal catch phrases. It's so memorable, it has only grown in popularity since its release. Also notable for completely avoiding the pitfalls of Cultural Translation — if anything, the English version is more faithful to the spirit of the work than the Japanese one!
  • I. M. Meen: Trapped in an outwordly prison by an anti-intellectualist magician, two childrens faces unspeakable opposition with only theirs wits and the cooperation of the gatekeeper.
  • Mutant Rampage Body Slam: Three gladiatorial warriors are faced with racism and prejudice as they partake in a street fighting competition. A provoking look at the effects of technology in society, and the possible effects of the Apocalypse on the social structure.
  • Saya no Uta: A man goes on the ultimate acid trip and sees the world in a whole new way.
  • Agarest Senki: A man and his descendants, and a variety of allies and aid him and his descendants in a quest for the freedom of mankind from the control of the dark forces that plague the land with a golden sword in hand. He and three of his descendants, and three girls of each generation and then become the pillar for mankind. Will you prevail or will you fall?
  • Mindjack: A secret agent with the power to control other people's minds shoots his way through a futuristic city full of enemy soldiers, giant robots, and cybernetic gorillas.
  • Touhou: Let yourself get spirited away by the colorful and charismatic denizens of a magical land. Control a shrine maiden, a witch of devastating power and many others on their incredible adventures. The incredible art style and the music will certainly blow you away if the epic and colorful showdowns of spells and skills do not! This series is commonly praised for a plot much more rich and complex than the plot of other games of this kind. To top it off, be a part of an absolutely incredible fanbase!
  • Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse: A game based on an Eisner-award-winning comic series, and the works of H.P. Lovecraft. A heroic but mentally-unstable detective discovers he is the descendent of a powerful psychic, and uses his newfound abilities to wage war against humans attempting to exploit the power of the Elder Gods. But the real enemy is his own mind, and he loses control of his own powers, leading to his powerless best friend being forced to rescue him. He fails. Influenced by a wide variety of genres, ranging from Film Noir to Fifties Science Fiction to the Exploitation Films of the 70s and 80s.
  • Angry Birds: When their offspring are stolen, a group of unlikely heroes launches an attack on the kidnappers. They truly go the extra mile, even putting their own lives on the line.
  • The Demon Rush: An epic and complex journey between worlds in which a small party of awesomely named adventurers face powerful monsters at every turn and must constantly choose whether to run away or steel themselves and fight. Despite being made by one person, the game boasts a highly tactical battle system, a quirky method for leveling up, and impressive graphics and music.
  • Katamari Damacy: You are the loyal servant of a tyrannical god-being prone to galaxy-destroying rampages. Your task is to infiltrate various locations and steal objects by fusing them to an unholy artifact under your psychic command. If you don't steal enough objects, the god-being grows enraged and crushes everything you've collected into powder; if you do steal enough, he becomes pleased and rewards your efforts by engulfing your collection in a horrific nuclear cataclysm. In later levels, you have to collect living creatures, and at least one point you send dozens of human beings to their nuclear doom. The final level requires, of course, the complete destruction of the entire world.
  • Jumper: A tragic tale of a failed experiment trying to find freedom in a world where everybody is out to get him. Sure to wrench the hearts of many players.
  • Bomberman: Act Zero: Trapped in an infinite labyrinth, an artificial man must use explosives to destroy the monsters he faces. Showcases the series in a new light
  • Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness: Our favorite,well garnished, Indiana Jones-like counterpart with her usual sexy British accent is framed for the murder of her old mentor and must clear her name. Enjoy a grand adventure through the streets of Paris or tomb-ish levels of Prague,or feel free to play as a different character for once. Core Dynamics for the first time in years gives Tomb Raider a fresh new look
  • Final Fantasy I: Gather your friends and set out in an expansive world that lets you do most of the main story points in any order. Send your wizards, warriors, and thieves against all manner of fantastic enemies, undertake a quest to learn the world's second language, and even travel through time in order to restore the Crystals to grace.
    • Final Fantasy II: A sizable cast awaits you in this title, all wanting to help your Power Trio on their journey. From a truly Unwinnable situation, be brought back from the brink into a land where language is key and your characters can work towards becoming what class they desire to be. For extra nostalgia, this game introduced the first mascot of the series as well as the concept of Plotline Death. These men and, for the first time, women, will literally go to Hell at your command to free their hometown and destroy The Empire and its evil emperor.
    • Final Fantasy III: Almost a lost entry in a massively popular series, this game gives you unparalleled freedom with classes - switching between battles at will to deal with the local enemies is a great step forward! Take control of four brave young kids as they fly a series of airships through their kingdom and the world below it, doing such heroics as restarting the time of a frozen land, and meeting two sets of their doppelgangers, all along the road to confronting a vision of fear itself. This title stretched the Famicom to its limit in its music, its careful placement of sprites to get around the 4-color limits (the Final Boss has at least six), and some truly touching moments.
    • Final Fantasy VII: The story of a young soldier who is coming to grips with his own identity in a violently changing world. Featuring amazing state of the art cutscenes and a flawless script, sure to excite old and new fans alike. Widely hailed as one of the best Role Playing Games of all time.
  • Chrono Cross: A sequel to one of the most beloved games of the 16-bit generation. Find out what happened after the first game! Enjoy a massive roster of playable characters, each with their own unique abilities! Unravel a complex plot and discover the secrets of the world!
  • Rise of the Robots: An epic chronicling one cyborg's efforts to overthrow a corrupt robot dictatorship, battling against dozens of fierce opponents. With graphics and music unlike any others at the time, the amount of hype ensured that no one would forget this classic.
  • Crash Bandicoot (1996): A test subject escapes from the laboratory he was confined in, only to be forced back to return when his lover is being threatened by the very same madman who conducted experiments on him.
  • Viva Piņata: You take control of a once beautiful garden, trying to restore it to its former glory, while dealing with dealing with a helper who often lies to you, challenging tasks, and incest, implied bisexuality, illness, cannibalism, and fighting among the residents, who are themselves in peril from a former helper of the garden's original owner and his destructive minions, as well as your own cruel urges. Also, said residents are cute little piņatas.
  • Resident Evil 6: Four stories are intertwined in a battle to prevent a worldwide Zombie Apocalypse. One of them has the key to prevent it.
  • Digimon World Dawn Dusk: While two powerful organizations are running a simple tournament, they are attacked, ravaged, and largely depowered by a malevolent entity. Their most competent rookie must step up and restore order to their world by confronting an incarnation of mortality.
  • Katawa Shoujo: An emotional story of boy with a heart problem attends a school of crippled people, learns that one's disabilities don't them make less of a person, leans to cope with his own problems, and finds love.
  • Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels: A sequel to one of the best selling video games of all time, this game has all new features that ups the ante in terms of the challenge and keeps you coming back for more.
  • Bubsy 3D: A sequel that takes a beloved Mascot with Attitude of the 16-bit generation up to the third dimension with groundbreaking graphics, gameplay and controls that offer a new level of challenge, and the character's beautiful voice giving you useful tips to make the challenge less painful.
  • Bad Dudes: In order to save the country from an international crisis, the American government has no choice but to rely on the efforts of shady individuals who are free to act above morality and the law.
  • Silent Hill 2: You get a letter from your terminally ill wife, telling you she's waiting for you at where you last vacationed together.
  • Star Fox Command: A heroic mercenary team and their rivals-turned-halfway-good save the galaxy from a dead evil scientist's creation. Everyone gets lots of Character Development and correspondingly large heads.
  • Hellsinker: A complex tale involving humans-turned-monsters, a Woman in White, psychological warfare, and three very sophisticated scoring systems.
  • DonPachi: The heroic adventures of a new recruit who trains to become the latest Super Soldier which are then later Deconstructed.
  • Metroid: Other M: A girl gets authorized to zig-zag the line between Badass Angster and Badass Decay, leaving the fandom utterly confused in her most talked-about adventure yet.
  • Surgeon Simulator 2013: A medical professional struggles to save lives despite suffering extensive nerve damage in his arms.
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