Duke Nukem 3D is a first-person shooter computer game developed by 3D Realms and published by Apogee Software. It was released on January 29, 1996 for the PC. It is a sequel to the platform games Duke Nukem and Duke Nukem II published by Apogee. An expansion pack, Plutonium Pak, was released in November 1996. Duke Nukem 3D features the adventures of the titular macho Duke Nukem, who fights back an alien invasion on Earth. Reception of Duke Nukem 3D has been largely positive.
Hexen: Beyond Heretic, released as simply Hexen for some ports, is a first-person shooter video game developed by Raven Software, published by id Software, and distributed by GT Interactive beginning on March 16, 1996. It is the sequel to 1994's Heretic, and the second game in the Serpent Riders series. The word Hexen is German for "witches". The game received mostly very positive reviews in computer gaming magazines.
SimCity is a city-building simulation game, first released in 1989 and designed by Will Wright. SimCity was Maxis' first product, which has since been ported into various personal computers and game consoles, and spawned several sequels including SimCity 2000 in 1993, SimCity 3000 in 1999, SimCity 4 in 2003, SimCity DS, and SimCity Societies in 2007. The original SimCity was later renamed SimCity Classic.
SimCity 2000 (SC2K) is a simulation/city building computer game and the second installment in the SimCity series. SimCity 2000 was first released by Maxis in 1993 for computers running the Apple Macintosh Operating System. It was later released on the Amiga in 1994 and re-released on DOS & Microsoft Windows. In 2004, SimCity 2000 was re-developed & re-released with improved graphics for Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista in late 2007.
Tyrian is a computer game developed by Eclipse Productions (later named World Tree Games) and published in 1995 by Epic MegaGames. The game was officially released as freeware in 2004, and the graphics have been made available under an open license in April 2007. Tyrian was programmed by Jason Emery, illustrated by Daniel Cook, and its music composed by Alexander Brandon and Andras Molnar.
Chex Quest is a child-friendly non-violent first-person shooter video game, created by Digital Café. It is a total conversion of the more violent video game Doom (specifically the Ultimate Doom version of the game). Chex Quest, notable for being the first video game ever to be included in cereal boxes as a prize, was found in boxes of Chex cereal in 1996.
Command & Conquer, abbreviated to C&C and also known as "Tiberian Dawn", is a 1995 real-time strategy computer game developed by Westwood Studios for MS-DOS and published by Virgin Interactive. It was the first of twelve games to date to be released under the Command & Conquer label, including a prequel and five sequels.
Chex Quest 2 was released in 1997, after the release of the cereal box promotional game Chex Quest, and was available exclusively from the official Chex Quest website. Free downloads of this game are still be found on various Chex Quest fansites to this day.
Caverns of Xaskazien is a computer game, originally written in 1995 for the MS-DOS system by Jeff Sinasac, but updated since 2004 to run on Windows systems. It is a rogue-like RPG in which the player is tasked with descending to the 30th level of a dungeon to defeat the arch-daemon Xaskazien.