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      06.06.2001 03:49
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      this is a totally unique game, I have never played on a game quite like it, although I have 60 games for my playstation and computer and the X-Files is one of about three games i have that don't involve constant action and split second decisions like Red alert or Tomb Raider but the game still succeeds in keeping your mind engaged. The story begins with a video clip of Mulder and Scully investigating a warehouse and then, in typical X-Files style events, their is suddenly a series of bright lights and then Mulder and Scully vanish, and it's up to you to find them. you play the part of FBI agent Craig Wilmore and you have to head up the investigation into Mulder and Scullys dissapearance, at your disposal you have your full aray of FBI gadgets including: Badge - This is your identification it helps you access areas of the game and you should also show it to civilians before asking them anything Gun - Yes you are issued with a gun, and NO ! you can't go around shooting people, if you do you will end up being arrested. Handcuffs - As with the gun you will be arrested if you start using these on people for no reason. Evidence KIt - whenever you find evidence you can collect it and store it with your handy evidence kit. Lock pick - For picking locks........there isn't really much else I can say about this tool. Digital camera - You can take photos with these and then review them later on your PC (not a real PC, the one Craig ilmore has in the game) Flashlight - used in areas where it's pretty dark. Binoculars - Well it's pretty obvious what binoculars do, they are used for seeing things like the number plates of cars that are driving away from you. Night Vision Goggles - Used for Nocturnal surveillance Mobile Phone - This game is so in depth and realistic that you even have a mobile phone for investigating phone numbers that you find during t
      he game. PDA - (personal digital assistant) this is used for moving from area to area within the game, it stores maps of all the different locations. The PDA also holds notes and can recieve e-mails. All of these details help to make the game so realistic there are also some more resources that you have access to but the following resourcescannot be carried around with you: FBI evidence lab - once you collect evidence you can turn it in to the research lab and they will analyse it for you and you can carry on with the game whilst they are researching your clues. FBI headquarters - you can return to your main office to check your PC, by entering phone numbers or car number plates and your FBI PC will tell you who it belongs to, there are also two other agents at your office who you can speak with. These may seem like a lot of resources, but there are no tricks in this game, you are given the full resources of an FBI agent and even with these you will be surprised just how difficult the game can be. X-Files is definetly the most realistic game i have ever played, whenever you speak to another character you are given a wide choice of what you wish to say and they have an even wider array of responses. Another really good point is that no part of the game is animated, the whole game is made up of video clips, and i don't mean animated FMVs I mean actual videos like the ones people make on video recorders. Th game keeps your mind engaged with the excellent plotlines that expand just a tiny bit more with every clue you uncover and it really does make you think when you are trying to piece together evidence. I definetely recommend X-Files to everyone, it is an absolutely unique game and a refreshing break from the games where you are constantly blasting everything to bits with rapid fire weapons in an animated game with an unrealistic storyline.

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        10.04.2001 22:59

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        What better way to translate a TV series to game than allowing the player to be one of the main characters’ colleagues? Just the novelty of being an FBI agent alongside the X Files fanatics is enough to sate the appetite of RPG players alone. The nice thing about this game is that if you get bored, you can just wander around and look at complete rubbish around the rooms if you want to. If you want to go rifling through someone’s drawers or take a peek at Skinner’s trophy cabinet, you can. In fact, it’s positively encouraged. There are nice interfaces too eg. PDA and PC to access e-mail, maps etc. Mobile phones to call people. You even get to solve your own X File. What more could you ask for. There’s always that problem of not being an X Files fan, in which case, why are you reading this?

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        08.12.2000 19:47
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        This is very entertaining but I wouldn't classify it a game. It is more like an extended X-Files episode as there is interactivity but it is more monotonous then entertaining. Also the graphics aren't that good unless you are watching the movies, although the sound is always excellent. The best thing about this though is that the movies in the game are just as entertaining as an episode and include David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as Mulder and Scully. As such I would only recommend it to people who enjoy an episode but not people who are buying it as a game.

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          07.12.2000 01:33
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          I am a bit of an X-files fanatic, and when this game came out I just had to have it and heres what I think of it. You are FBI Angent Craig Willmore in the game, investigating the dissaperence of 2 FBI agents (Fox Mulder and Dane Scully). Your mission is to find the agents by various ways. There are a total of 7 disks to complete, and the game took me a good few months to complete!. You are armed with a gun (which u get to use), also handcuffs, lockpick, camera, mobile phone and also get go use other strange devices. The great thing about the game is you get a help button, that if you are really stuck guides you to the areas you need to cover next. In the game the actual characters from the series like Fox Mulder and Dana Scully and Skinner, you get to interact with all the characters and interview witnesses, visit sites and even take a few trips to the morgue. What turns out to be just searching for missing agents, has quite a good twist to the game because when you find the agents, the game is far from over!. Im not going to give the game away, you have to find out for yourself all I will say is don't trust no-one!. I would recommed this game to any-one who is into the X-files as the game is more understandable, great all-round game, especially when you get to use your gun and other equipment. THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE!

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