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Old 21-10-2023, 08:37 PM   #1
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Default Isometric, real time, single player, alien-like monster shooter, 1990-2005

When did you play the game?
- I guess between 1990-2005. I am not sure.

What computer did it run on?
- i386 or i486 PC or some similar build. Also not sure.

What operating system did the computer run?
- Sadly also not sure. Windows 98 or Windows XP or DOS.

What were the graphics like?
- Probably around 256 color. 2D objects, characters with 2D background.
- Can’t recall any videos or cut scenes.

What was the music like?
- I can’t recall.

Were there speech?
- I can’t recall.

What was the gameplay like?
- Single player, Real time, Alien-like monster shooter.

Which perspective were you given there?
- Isometric, Top-down, Third Person.

So it was an isometric top-down third person single player alien-like monster shooter with some sci-fi or industrial setting. I pretty sure it was not a turn based game. I think the camera was centered on the player and moved along with it. I remember I could… I think somehow acquire and equip better equipment and weaponry during the game so maybe has some RPG elements, there were some alien eggs or cocoons too, flamethrower maybe…

I cannot recall any sound, music, speech or video cut scenes. Probably it was just some demo. It is possible even that it was a port from a different platform but I don’t think so. Maybe a flash game… I don’t know. Heck, I can’t even recall the language of the game.

But I know which games it was not.:
It wasn’t Fallout, X-COM, Alien Shooter, Postal, Alien Breed 92

Any clues?

Thank you guys for the help in advance.
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Old 22-10-2023, 04:40 PM   #2
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Well, you said it's not XCOM but maybe XCOM: Apocalypse (aka XCOM3)? It has both turn based and real time modes.


Or maybe Incubation?
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Old 23-10-2023, 11:12 AM   #3
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Well, you said it's not XCOM but maybe XCOM: Apocalypse (aka XCOM3)? It has both turn based and real time modes.


Or maybe Incubation?
Neither of above, sadly.
It was Isometric 2D. No 3D elements. And it was only one controlled humanoid character. No multiple characters or teams, at least in this demo I played, I guess.

Graphically the most similar games I found are for example Antraxx, Alien Shooter but greyer, less colorful and more claustrophobic. Like Diablo. As I remember had dark/unlit areas until you closed-in, or some FOW.

Ou, and it wasn’t Diablo, Antraxx or Spellcross either.
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Old 23-10-2023, 03:21 PM   #4
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Also it wasn’t Alien Earth (1998) or Crusader: No Remorse (1995)… but Crusader: No Remorse looks/feels a little similar to it… but with monsters… and different play style/control.
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Old 23-10-2023, 04:04 PM   #5
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I FOUND IT!

It is the Cybermercs: The Soldiers of the 22nd Century (1998)
A sci-fi Diablo clone, a pretty underrated one as I see.

Sadly, it seems to be an abandonware.

Anyway, thanks for the help.
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