The "Can't remember the name of this game" Thread v3.0

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#4701  Edited By nonstopiggypop

@yanamip: There's lots of scenes in your description that remind me of an adventure game called Spaceship Warlock. It's older than what you described; it's from the early 90s. It's first-person, you write things out to get information and early portions of the game take place on a luxury cruise starship. The pacing doesn't match up but maybe it might help you out.

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#4703  Edited By mordi

What's the name of this game?

I played a demo that came with an old PC magazine somewhere around 1995-1999. It had to be either Windows 95 or Windows 98. It was a decathlon or triathlon type of sports-game where you could play as either people or various creatures, such as a kangaroo or a yeti, I think. One event was a boxing ring. Another was climbing up the side of a building. The graphics were 2D. It might have been prerendered 3D of some sort. That's all I remember.

Does anyone know?

Edit: After years of searching, I find it after posting here. It was this game:
Gooch Grundy's X-Decathlon
https://www.old-games.com/download/4666/gooch-grundy-s-x-decathlon

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i played this game when i was a kid with the first computer in the house running win xp ( born in 98) and really struggling to find it online for about 2 years.

platfrom shooter 3d person kindof space/hover/allien smthing like that

you spawn in the middle of a giant square map and progress thgough levels every time same map diferent collours and enemies. the level ended when you killed all enemies ( or the boss ? ) and if i recall this corectrly you were elevated when the mission ended in order to land in the next level's map in the middle of the map i guess

you controlled a small space/hover smthing which fired bullets straight from its gun where you were looking really fast . i remember that you could gather some things like coins on powerups but iam not sure
i believe you could controll the thing with mouse and also with keyboard
the space/hover thing was not very grippy and you could go around the square map in high speeds
i remember awesome sounds from firing and hiting the grail in the end of the map

camera above your ship always in center and had some aspects of 3d elements but again im really not sure . i do not rememeber the main menu or any upgrade menu at all but again i might be wrong.
there is a chance that i got the game from a magazine like PC Magazine or smthing like that but i was too young to remember and beat the game . really want to get back in that game and finish it if there is an end

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#4705  Edited By whitegreyblack

@thevamp25: Memory of a Broken Dimension. If I recall correctly the game has never fully released. I remember watching it for a long time and eventually giving up on hopes for it to ever release.

edit: Just checked, and its Steam page still says "Coming Soon" so I guess now that I'm reminded of it I'll toss it on my wishlist!

edit 2: Looks like you can at least play "something" of the game from Itch.io https://xra.itch.io/memory-of-a-broken-dimension

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@nonstopiggypop; no, unfortunately. The game I was thinking of had better graphics, double jumping, running on ceilings, sawblades, the first area was a forest/field type area, the main character looked a bit like the Doodle Jump character, and it reminded me a lot of Super Meat Boy

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These should be a slam dunk for someone with a better memory for out of date iPad or mobile games.

Trying to remember the name of a card battler pre-Hearthstone. If I remember right, it was indie, it had a theme similar to Magic but was definitely not magic, and I want to say it had bronze, silver, and gold packs of cards, maybe?

Also looking to track down the name of an iPad game that had the player splicing together two people in a sci-fi isometric viewpoint to form new jobs and buildings in a sci-fi city builder type game. Thanks much!

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Hi guys!

I'm trying to identify a game in my collection. I've been PC gaming since the early 90s so there is a lot to search through and try as I might I have not found it yet.

The details that might help are these:-

My memory is that the game was built around the Unreal engine, but at my age (early 80s) memory isn't always something that can be relied on.

The game starts in an underground area, somewhat similar to Unreal, but I have Unreal and digging through Unreal videos on UTube that seems to be played totally underground, so I'm sure it isn't that.

One of the weapons is great fun. It is a gun that fires shells that can be used in two ways.

You can fire direct at an enemy creature and if your aim is true, blow it to smithereens. The other use is fun.

If you detect a creature around the corner of a corridor, you can fire at the far wall, just missing the corner and the shell bounces round the corner without exploding and either hits the creature or explodes after a short time delay. Either way you are rewarded with a load of creature parts appearing from around the corner, showering blood.

The detail that probably best identifies the game is that after a while you leave the underground area and find youself on a narrow path built in to the side of mountainous cliffs.

The cliffs are to your left and to the right is a stunning view of island areas floating in the sky. As I recall, they play no part in the game, but simply provide the amazing view.

Eventually you get to the end of the path and reach the final area where I seem to remember stables and other buildings.

I would be most grateful if somebody is able to identify this game for me.

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First, I apologize for my poor English.

I want to find a game I played when I was a kid.

The play screen is a third-person top view. You have to avoid monsters because you're bare-handed at first. If you get a hammer, you can kill the mob. Uniquely, the hammer is thrown without swinging, and it flies straight and the hammer comes out infinitely once you eat it.

Zombies, Nessie, and Mummy come out as monsters and giant zombie comes out as a boss.

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@x19 Is this thread even alive??

Anyways, I'll start off with my 'lost game description' : (To anyone who can help, please......)

It should be a 2000s horror 1st person, that me and my friends back in 1st grade were too scared to play, so we just watched as a 6th grader played it in my computer. It starts off rainy, in some sort of a 'nursery (it had glass ceilings, like a greenhouse for plants). We see a shattered glass ceiling, rain pouring down from it, and a few nurses dead on the ground. The whole atmosphere is dark and gloomy btw. I don't quite remember the later stages of the game, but I do remember bits and pieces. I remember fighting creatures with a shotgun, there's a boss battle, sometime in the game, we enter a wooden cabin, where we see a mirror (don't remember its significance.

I know this is too vague, but that's all i got. it was a demo version i guess, so after the 1st boss fight, the game was over. All the posts here are 9 years old, so please, if anyone still uses this thread, do help me out. PEACE.

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Ok so I just found this thread while searching EXHAUSTIVELY to find the name of this game that at this point may be something I just made up in my head because I haven't found anything yet. I played this game somewhere around 3-6 years old I think so it was probably educational, but I don't remember. Though I was that young in the early 2000's, I have a feeling it might be a little older because I think I remember it being kind of pixel-y or early computer game looking. Here's the other stuff I remember:

The game was based on the lives of these little alien creatures. Not sure if they were aliens, bugs, microorganisms, or just nameless "critters", but I'm pretty sure it revolved around the kind of hidden, evolved life of these creatures, I'll elaborate on that in a second. The creatures, and everything else, I remember being super bright and plain colored (not a bunch of shading, looked kinda 2D)

The only specific scenes I remember were the loading menu where there was a little tv or screen of some sort on the right side I think? And then I remember a sort of cafeteria, dining area sort of scene with a bunch of the creatures together on this futuristic looking ship(?). I remember like little gadgets and computers and stuff, somewhat science-y, somewhat alien/space-y, somewhat insect-y. Maybe keywords for searching would be like kooky, critterz, idk a lot of games back then had normal words that just ended with a z and I feel like this game could have a name like that.

I'm sorry this is so vague but I was definitely a toddler playing this so I have little distinct memory, but I've literally tried so many times in the past decade to try and find this game again. Anything helps!

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I've been trying to find this game for a while now. It was a 2d fixed camera platform game. I can't really remember the main objective of the game but I remember there were different kinds of enemies and it was based around levels and worlds. Each world had a different theme, the first one was a standard grass world and the second was underwater. Every world had many levels and the last level would have a boss fight which let you move on to the next world. The game was probably released between 2006-2010 but it could be a few years earlier or later. I remember receiving a DVD of the game for Windows 7. I've not been able to find it on any video game lists so I'm guessing it was quite obscure or I could just be really bad at looking.

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Hello everyone, I have a question and need your help, you see, I have this game on the back of my head and I can't remember the name of it, it was my first horror game I have ever played. So, I remember the game, or rather, a cutscene from the middle of the game:

You were a hunter wearing a long, black, trench coat, armed with a shotgun, you were in this subway car, you are following this mummified monster who is standing on his legs, on top of the first subway car. You go from subway car to another, shooting monsters down, ranging from female succbui types to buff monsters, once you reach the first subway car, the monster derails it and makes it crash. Later on, you get up inside the crashed subway car and notice that you are in a small subway station that is empty, so you climb up the stairs and continue your search, I played this game around year 2006 and the graphics were really impressive for the time, it was a 3d horror game, if anyone can help me find out the game, I will appreciate it!! Cheers!

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Hi.

I arrived looking for a video game that I don't remember for PC, I hope you can help me.

The game is of a bald soldier in two dimensions.

You point with the mouse and move with the keyboard.

I had it (demo) thanks to a magazine CD.

When he jumps, he turns like "CONTRA", It's set like in the jungle.

Departed for the year 1999 or 2000 I don't know what more data they can give, but I loved it and I could never finish it.

Thanks for your support.

I remember that the main character at the intro of the game in cinematic was driving a trailer

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I have been thinking about a game from my childhood for my Famicom. It’s in Japanese so I can’t remember what that game is but I do remember that it’s like a 4 player arena fighting with the main character being the Tecnos mascot. As I can remember, each character had a special ability. I remember characters can do a jump kick and they are in uniforms (probably). If anyone can figure out my vague descriptions it would be highly appreciated.

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I’ve been trying to think of a game for years now and I feel this is an absolute long shot.

I think I got this game free in a newspaper or similar sometime in the very early 2000s, no later than 2003. You travelled round a board game type thing, and it was very sepia toned, and the game was about different wines. I think you ran your vineyard and when you passed the level you’d move on throughout the board. It had a specific clinking bottle sound when you did something. My sister notes this was the first time she learnt about a Riesling! It was quite educational about wines.

Again real long shot but does anyone remember this? My google searches bring up far newer games. It can’t have been very popular but I just would love to see it again!!!

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@hyperftw:

Here is a shot in the dark.

The Darkness (Xbox 360 2007).
Horror game with trench coat and loads of subway stuff. Looked good and was on UE3 (with the texture streaming problem and everything).

But I don't remember the scene you are talking about (but haven't played it since it came out) and can't find it in searches either.

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I'm looking for a game which was out in the 90s I believe, it was a PC cd rom. Art/painting game a bit like Disney magic artist but the aspect I remember is there was a coral sponge tool you could use to fade colour or wash colour away or something and I can't seem to find that one any drawing game on the net? anyone got an ideas?

Thank you

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I can't remember the game name but just remember the ending scene of the game. It was 90's pc, dox game. I think it was puzzle or adventure game. It had different choices and different endings.

In the ending scene it shows the ship was going off while the music was also playing like. ( tinuuu ninuuuu ninuuu ninuu....)

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So I’m stuck on this game I used to play on my pc as a kid in the late 90s id say 98/99. You had the option of choosing either a blue car with 2 guns on the hood or a black old muscle car with a gun as well on it. I am not sure if it was a demo or not but you could get out of the car and you were a black guy with a pistol but no idea what the objective was lol any help would be appreciated.

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@revel: Hey thanks for the guess but this isn’t it, it was a 3rd person view of the car and idk if I had a demo or something but you can only pick a blue sports car or a black old school muscle car the type where is was just the motor upfront. Thank you for trying though

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Hey so could anyone help me out?

There was a game i played on pc during the late 2000s, maybe 2010 at latest. it was a disc game i put into the family computer. i was a toddler at the time, so most likely aimed towards kids. i think it was a collection of multiple mini games. one was a garden growing mini game with an angry guy watching you play. another was about getting ready for someone’s birthday. i remember the home screen having either blue or purple little people and there being a water wheel. idk how much that could help but if anyone thinks of anything!