DescriptionIn the far future, gladiator-style blood sports were revived. The hero of the game gets informed of them through an associate, whom he believes to be dead. In order to get to the bottom of the mystery, he has to become a player in those cruel battles, where only the most ruthless survive. Everyone fights to death, because the loser's fate is worse than just death - the meat of defeated contestants is used in fast-food burgers...
XS is a first-person shooter that consists entirely of these gladiatorial arena battles, in a certain way simulating deathmatch competitions in a single-player frame. The player has to fight through a number of rounds of free-for-all combat, being able to choose two weapons before a match begins. Otherwise, the game follows standard FPS rules, with strafing, jumping, occasional platform-hopping, etc.
- "XS: The Game that stalks back!" -- Tag-lined title
- "XS: Shield Up, Fight Back" -- European tag-lined title
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|All Game Guide||1998||80|
|PC Player (Denmark)||1996||78 out of 100||78|
|PC Games (Germany)||Feb, 1997||66 out of 100||66|
|PC Player (Germany)||Mar, 1997||60|
|High Score||Jan, 1997||3 out of 5||60|
|PC Joker||Feb, 1997||57 out of 100||57|
|GameSpot||Feb 18, 1997||4.9 out of 10||49|
|Computer Games Magazine||1997||40|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Jul, 1997||40|
|Gamezilla||Aug 17, 2000||30 out of 100||30|
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TriviaBanned in Germany since 28.06.97
Related Web Sites
- XS - SHIELDS UP - FIGHT BACK - SCI (official game page at the SCi Games website from 1996, archived by the Wayback Machine)