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The X-Files Game

Critic Score User Score
Macintosh
68
5.0
PlayStation
66
3.7
Windows
69
3.8
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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 Arriving at King County Crime Lab
The X-Files Game Windows Arriving at Dockside Warehouse
The X-Files Game Windows James Wong
The X-Files Game PlayStation Something fishy's going on, as you're entering the storage without a warrant.

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. Windows Jeanne (75508)
A great live-action FMV game. Windows Simon SĀŠkafar (69)
More fun than watching an episode. PlayStation MAT (93503)
A very good adventure game Windows James1 (240)
Atmospheric to say the least! The game just pulls you in! PlayStation Gary Mee (1)

Critic Reviews

Just Games Retro Windows Oct 07, 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Entertainment Weekly Windows Jun 19, 1998 B+ 83
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jul, 1998 81 out of 100 81
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Nov, 1999 75 out of 100 75
PC Games (Germany) Windows Aug 05, 1998 73 out of 100 73
PC Action Windows Jul, 1998 71 out of 100 71
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jul, 1998 69 out of 100 69
Mega Fun PlayStation Sep, 1999 60 out of 100 60
Cincinnati Enquirer Macintosh 1999 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Svenska PC Gamer Windows Sep, 1998 45 out of 100 45

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Trivia

In the game, the US Army has a denied operations base in Alaska, which is used for detaining and experimenting upon aliens, while using the presence of the Aurora Borealis to camouflage the flights of alien space vessels. The supposed longitude and latitude coordinates of the secret base are displayed on the screen on two occasions.

The base is obviously located on land, since you can see the outside and can walk around the inside, and after all, the troops that attack you are not floating in water wearing diving equipment. However, it is interesting that in reality, the specified coordinates are underwater, off of Dall Island in Alaska. In a recent census, Dall Island had a population of twenty people.

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)
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