The X-Files Game

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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.


The X-Files Game Windows Mulder and Special Agent Willmore
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The X-Files Game Windows Agent Astadourian and a corpse

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 (75487)
More fun than watching an episode. PlayStation MAT (102215)
A great live-action FMV game. Windows Simon SĀŠkafar (69)
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

Entertainment Weekly Windows Jun 19, 1998 B+ 83
Mac Addict Macintosh Sep, 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventure Gamers Windows Mar 19, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Przygodoskop Windows May 17, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Aventura y Cía Windows Jun 14, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jul, 1998 69 out of 100 69
Quandary Windows Sep, 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Attack Games Windows Nov, 1998 5 out of 10 50
Svenska PC Gamer Windows Sep, 1998 45 out of 100 45


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The Playstation version comes on 4 CD's and has degraded graphics compared to the PC version.

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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