Back to the 80s: how to play Space Invaders on your PC
November 4, 2015 – 06:20 | Comments Off on Back to the 80s: how to play Space Invaders on your PC
Back to the 80s: how to play Space Invaders on your PC

It’s been around for almost 40 years, yet the arcade classic Space Invaders is still hugely popular, the inspiration behind an array of new games on every possible platform.
This isn’t always a good thing. Many …

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 now free on Origin
September 16, 2015 – 05:28 | Comments Off on Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 now free on Origin
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 now free on Origin

Classic RTS game Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 is currently available for free via Electronic Arts “On the house” scheme.
You get the full package, both campaigns – Red Alert 2 and Yuri’s Revenge – …

LaunchBox 5 brings home theater-style game management
August 13, 2015 – 07:46 | Comments Off on LaunchBox 5 brings home theater-style game management
LaunchBox 5 brings home theater-style game management

Portable game manager LaunchBox has been updated to version 5.0 with Big Box Mode, a home theater-style view which allows you to browse your massive game database in all its full-screen glory (there’s a video …

IObit Game Assistant 3 adds game “Boost”
May 22, 2015 – 10:27 | Comments Off on IObit Game Assistant 3 adds game “Boost”
IObit Game Assistant 3 adds game “Boost”

IObit has launched IObit Game Assistant 3, a major update for its simple game launcher/ monitor/ manager.
The program automatically recognises more than 4,000 games, and its launcher can now – at last – organise them …

Lakka is a DIY retro games console emulator
May 11, 2015 – 08:17 | Comments Off on Lakka is a DIY retro games console emulator
Lakka is a DIY retro games console emulator

If you’re a retro gaming fan then installing something like MAME gives you access to a host of classic arcade games on your PC.
You don’t need a modern PC to run some 25-year-old game, of …

Space Combat is a fun TIE FIGHTER-style space game
April 8, 2015 – 10:38 | Comments Off on Space Combat is a fun TIE FIGHTER-style space game
Space Combat is a fun TIE FIGHTER-style space game

Hobbyist programmers have been producing their own games since the very first computers appeared, but the professional products are now so hugely impressive that it’s almost impossible for a single developer to compete.
Still, if you …

X-Bomber is a fast, fun 2D space shooter
March 23, 2015 – 05:27 | Comments Off on X-Bomber is a fast, fun 2D space shooter
X-Bomber is a fast, fun 2D space shooter

Vertical-scrolling 2D space shooters have been entertaining gamers for more than 30 years, so it’s no surprise that some people see them as very dated. But the genre has some a long way since the …

Play Maths Scrabble with Scrabble3D
January 15, 2015 – 11:11 | Comments Off on Play Maths Scrabble with Scrabble3D
Play Maths Scrabble with Scrabble3D

Scrabble is a classic word game, every bit as engrossing today as when it first appeared back in 1938.
That’s our view, anyway. But if you’re tired of the regular game, would like to mix it …

Open General and OpenPanzer are classic turn-based strategy games
October 15, 2014 – 11:23 | Comments Off on Open General and OpenPanzer are classic turn-based strategy games
Open General and OpenPanzer are classic turn-based strategy games

If you’re a fan of turn-based strategy games – or just very old – you might remember Panzer General 2, the 1997 classic which tested your tactics across a range of brutal World War II …

OpenClonk 5.0 adds Worlds League, new scenarios, music, more
October 6, 2014 – 09:39 | Comments Off on OpenClonk 5.0 adds Worlds League, new scenarios, music, more
OpenClonk 5.0 adds Worlds League, new scenarios, music, more

OpenClock.org has announced the release of OpenClonk 5, a major new version of its open source Worms/ Settlers/ Minecraft/ Terraria- like action game.
The new release adds two missions targeted at new players, two more “which …

Patients beware: Surgeon Simulator out now on Android
August 14, 2014 – 13:39 | Comments Off on Patients beware: Surgeon Simulator out now on Android
Patients beware: Surgeon Simulator out now on Android

Wannabe medical students everywhere, it’s time to rejoice: popular PC game Surgeon Simulator is finally out on Android.
As usual, you get to save the lives of your grateful patients on a daily basis. Or butcher …