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The X-Files Game

MobyRank MobyScore
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 Dockside Warehouse
The X-Files Game Windows Boat dock
The X-Files Game Windows Craig Willmore
The X-Files Game PlayStation Catching on some clues. Wrong answer can easily mean end game.

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 (75521)
A great live-action FMV game. Windows Simon SŠkafar (69)
More fun than watching an episode. PlayStation コナン (91038)
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

Science Fiction Weekly Windows Aug 26, 2002 A 100
Entertainment Weekly Windows Jun 19, 1998 B+ 83
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jul, 1998 81 out of 100 81
Power Play Windows Jul, 1998 79 out of 100 79
Power Unlimited Windows Sep, 1998 7.1 out of 10 71
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jul, 1998 69 out of 100 69
PC Joker Windows Aug, 1998 51 out of 100 51
Attack Games Windows Nov, 1998 5 out of 10 50
All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 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

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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