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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 FBI Agent Armistead Shanks
The X-Files Game Windows Inside Craig Willmore's apartment
The X-Files Game Windows Conversation with images
The X-Files Game PlayStation A typical dialogue screen, talking to your comrade.

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 (75627)
A great live-action FMV game. Windows Simon SĀŠkafar (69)
More fun than watching an episode. PlayStation MAT (71500)
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
PC Player (Denmark) Windows 1998 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Windows Jul, 1998 79 out of 100 79
NowGamer PlayStation Sep 23, 1999 7.8 out of 10 78
PC Games (Germany) Windows Aug 05, 1998 73 out of 100 73
Aventura y Cía Windows Jun 14, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Just Adventure Windows Jul 24, 2002 B- 67
Cincinnati Enquirer Windows 1999 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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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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