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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 PlayStation Sometimes, when you're not asking questions, you can indicate in which mood do you want to answer something.
The X-Files Game Windows Craig Willmore's office
The X-Files Game PlayStation What you see of Mulder and Scully will mostly be in the intro until very late in the game when you actually get a chance to talk to them.

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 (75626)
A great live-action FMV game. Windows Simon SĀŠkafar (69)
More fun than watching an episode. PlayStation MAT (70528)
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

Just Games Retro Windows Oct 07, 2007 91 out of 100 91
Pelit Windows Aug, 1998 90 out of 100 90
PC Player (Denmark) Windows 1998 8 out of 10 80
MacNN Macintosh Sep 06, 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Jun 16, 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Spel för Alla PlayStation Dec, 1999 7 out of 10 70
Gaming Entertainment Monthly Windows 1998 61 out of 100 61
Power Unlimited PlayStation Sep, 1999 5.3 out of 10 53
WomenGamers.com Windows Jul 02, 1999 5 out of 10 50
Cincinnati Enquirer Windows 1999 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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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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