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The X-Files Game

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
68
5.0
PlayStation
68
3.6
Windows
70
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 Craig Willmore
The X-Files Game PlayStation Exploring the offices. Note how the entire game is in wide-screen format.
The X-Files Game PlayStation A typical dialogue screen, talking to your comrade.
The X-Files Game Windows Inside Dockside Warehouse

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 (75620)
A great live-action FMV game. Windows Simon SĀŠkafar (69)
More fun than watching an episode. PlayStation MAT (72509)
A very good adventure game Windows James1 (240)
Atmospheric to say the least! The game just pulls you in! PlayStation Gary Mee (1)

The Press Says

About This Particular Macintosh Macintosh Aug, 1998 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Entertainment Weekly Windows Jun 19, 1998 B+ 83
Adventure Gamers Windows Mar 19, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Mac Gamer Macintosh 1998 80 out of 100 80
Spel för Alla PlayStation Dec, 1999 7 out of 10 70
Just Adventure Windows Jul 24, 2002 B- 67
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Sep, 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Unlimited PlayStation Sep, 1999 5.3 out of 10 53
GameSpot Windows Jun 19, 1998 5.1 out of 10 51
All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Trivia

This was the first game ever to be entered into the MobyGames database.

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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