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MDK (Windows)

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Written by  :  cosmo ruski (39)
Written on  :  Oct 13, 2011
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

Like a beautiful painting, but with explosions

The Good

- action packed gameplay - intuitive controls

The Bad

trouble running on modern pcs

The Bottom Line

A masterpiece by David Perry! MDK has it all – action, music & humor.

Back in 1997 the software based graphics engine was one hell of a ride! It was fast, had brilliant visuals and a very far visibility - not using any 3D acceleration. The gameplay is a stunning ride through an action packed surreal alien world. The whole game has an unique art style, architecture and creativity that I rarely have seen in other videogames. From mirror labyrinths to abstract paintings, the levels are as crazy as they can get. The music is composed by Tommy Tallarico, with orchestra combined with techno - which perfectly fits to the visuals of the game. The controls and movement are fluid and you can fight a huge number of enemies without getting lost.

The overall experience is a unique and brilliant trip - this game is on my list of the best games of all time.