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Harvester looks like it was deliberately crafted after Senator Liebermann’s 1991 hearings about violence in video games. It is intensely bloody,

Xargon: The Mystery of the Blue Builders

With such titles as Tyrian, ZZT, Jill of the Jungle and Jazz Jackrabbit under their belt, Epic Megagames was a major contender in the PC gaming


This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Deathsmiles

As the scrolling shooter, long an arcade mainstay, quietly followed its native venue into obscurity, diehard fans found some solace

Blood II: The Chosen

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Blood

On Halloween of 1998, Monolith released Blood II: The Chosen, the first and only official sequel to the original Blood. Set one


This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Blood

In the mid-nineties, FPS giants like Doom, Duke Nukem 3D, and Quake ruled the roost, causing gamers to sacrifice their social lives and embrace

Monster Bash

For those who grew up gaming with a DOS PC, a lot of people will hold the same reverence for

Top 47,858 Games of All Time Episode 70: Final Fantasy Tactics, Gauntlet Legends

DIRECT DOWNLOAD Join the HG101 gang as they discuss Shakespearian stratagems and the fine art of food-sniping. Patreon bonus for

Happy Halloween 2017 from HG101

Every year we post a series of spooky articles around this time of year. We actually have a whole ton

Mystic Midway: Phantom Express

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Mystic Midway

This time around, the theme is a roller coaster, split into seven stages, each one representing one part of your

Mystic Midway: Rest In Pieces

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Mystic Midway

The CD-i, despite the best efforts of both its marketers and its developers, just wasn’t meant to be a games

Metroid Omoroid – Metroid II’s Commercial Catch Copy

In Japan, video games are often sold with “catch copy”, memorable phrases that are the equivalent to Hollywood movie taglines.


The “boss-rush” fighting game never took off as a genre, but while Monster Maulers and Warzard garnered something of a

Dust: An Elysian Tail

One of the most beautiful elements of the indie scene is that you get games by people who normally wouldn’t

Welcome to the new HG101!

Well, it’s been a long time coming, but HG101 has finally joined the 21st century with modern web design and

Tokyo Xanadu

The first thing to address about Tokyo Xanadu is the title. The game was published in Japan in 2015, thirty