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The X-Files Game (Windows)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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Description

As an extension of one of the most long-running television series of all time, The X-Files, play through the eyes of Special Agent Craig Willmore, a new FBI field investigator brought in to locate missing agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully whose last location was the Everett, Washington, area. In this "movie quality" video production, characters are played by the actors and actresses from the show, including Gillian Anderson (Scully) and David Duchovny (Mulder).

As the game begins, you are given a briefing of your mission. Gather up all state-of-the-art spy tools (night vision goggles, a digital camera, PDA, lock picks, evidence kit, a standard issue revolver, handcuffs and badge) and then head out to follow their trail. As you explore the various locations, take photographs, pick up pieces of evidence and talk with people. Use your Newton PDA to access the navigational map, to make notes and send/receive e-mail. Trace telephone numbers, run background checks and license plate ids and even post an All Points Bulletin on missing persons using the computer network at your home or office. By using photo viewer software, download field photographs to the computer where they can be enlarged and studied more closely for clues.

Features include emotion icons for interjecting different tones during conversations (mean, humorous or technical) which effect the answer given. An in-game hint system, Artificial Intelligence, can be set on or off. In addition, there are multiple endings as a direct result of actions you take.

Screenshots

The X-Files Game Windows Official FBI document
The X-Files Game Windows You have found a bullet
The X-Files Game Windows Title screen (from intro)
The X-Files Game Windows Craig Willmore's office

Alternate Titles

  • "The X-Files: Le Jeu" -- French Title
  • "The X Files" -- PSX title
  • "Salaiset Kansiot" -- Finnish title

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User Reviews

This game could have been an episode of the real television show. Jeanne (75624) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
A great live-action FMV game. Simon SĀŠkafar (69) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
A very good adventure game James1 (240) unrated

The Press Says

Science Fiction Weekly Aug 26, 2002 A 100
Pelit Aug, 1998 90 out of 100 90
Entertainment Weekly Jun 19, 1998 B+ 83
PC Player (Denmark) 1998 8 out of 10 80
PC Action Jul, 1998 71 out of 100 71
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jun 16, 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Gaming Entertainment Monthly 1998 61 out of 100 61
Quandary Sep, 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Cincinnati Enquirer 1999 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Svenska PC Gamer Sep, 1998 45 out of 100 45

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Trivia

This game is referenced in the Eiffel 65 song, "My Console".

Related Web Sites

  • Crapshoot (A humorous review on PC Gamer)
  • Hints for The X-Files Game (The hints on this site may help you solve the game)
  • The X-Files Game (Hyperbole's information site about the game)
  • The X-Files In-Jokes List (This site gives information on how the game relates to episodes and characters on the show. It includes a list of Easter Eggs and other interesting tidbits.)
  • The X-Files Wiki (An entry about the video game adaption on the editable reference site, The X-Files Wiki, which has information not only about the game itself but about the fictional framework in which it takes place.)
  • Wikipedia (Information on The X-Files Game at Wikipedia)
Brian Hirt (10017) added The X-Files Game (Windows) on Mar 01, 1999
Other platforms contributed by Adam Baratz (1352) and Terok Nor (18325)