William Shatner's TekWar (DOS)

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You're an ex-cop who was sentenced to cryo sleep. When you awake you are recruited by the Cosmos Detective Agency as a hitman. Why? Cause there's a dangerous new drug on the streets of New LA: Tek! Take out the seven Tek Lords and their minions in 7 missions, but spare those innocent civilians.

TekWar is a 1st person shooter based on the TekWar novels of William Shatner. TekWar is situated in the near future and uses the famous Build Engine.


William Shatner's TekWar DOS You can travel by subway.
William Shatner's TekWar DOS That's gotta hurt!
William Shatner's TekWar DOS Looking out over the city from a window on the first floor
William Shatner's TekWar DOS Found a bazooka, a health power-up and some ammo in a park

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William Shatner's TekWar Screenshot The full size image was not preserved by the Wayback Machine

Alternate Titles

  • "Tek War" -- Informal spelling

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Another one of those BAD merchandising games. Roedie (5253) 0.75 Stars0.75 Stars0.75 Stars0.75 Stars0.75 Stars
I strongly suggest you play this title for yourself before you pass judgement. J9 (2) unrated
One of the WORST licensed games I've ever seen in my entire life (and I thought there was worse...) Satoshi Kunsai (2093) 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars
Bill Shatner is a marketing machine, he'd sell his soul for a buck sultan12 (6) unrated

Critic Reviews

PC Multimedia & Entertainment Jan 23, 1996 88 out of 100 88
High Score Apr, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Joystick (French) Jan, 1996 75 out of 100 75
PC Gamer Feb, 1996 74 out of 100 74
Computer Games Magazine May 26, 1996 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Power Play Dec, 1995 66 out of 100 66
PC Player (Germany) Jan, 1996 61 out of 100 61
Entertainment Weekly Nov 03, 1995 C+ 58
Score Nov, 1995 5 out of 10 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jan, 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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Though the game was a tie-in for the television series the only actor crossover is William Shatner, playing his character Walter Bascom. All the other actors aren't present and the Tek Lords themselves are represented by entirely different actors. There is even a small snippet taken from the television show added to the game. A scene where Walter Bascom describes the drug Tek and some of its effects was used in one of the episodes that ran early in the series.
Andrew Hartnett (2292) added William Shatner's TekWar (DOS) on Sep 16, 2000