Welcome to Retro Freak Reviews, where we’ll take a analytical look at past PC-only games of the 80s and 90s.
There are thousands of blogs and vlogs that review console games, but not many that review old PC games. So, I take upon myself to review all these games from my childhood.
However, there are some guidelines to my reviews:
First: I’ll only review games that were either released only for computers or that were released also for consoles approximately at the same time.
Second: Since I primarily had PC computers, I’ll only review DOS and Windows games, but I’ll mention other versions if I played them.
Third: I won’t review arcade or console ports, but I might mention them. Also I won’t review fan-made games and remakes, although I might mention the latter.
Fourth: I’ll compare the original games to its remakes and/or remastered versions if I played them.
Fifth: I’ll see if the game in question has aged well and still holds up to today standards.
Sixth: All the videos come directly from my Youtube page, unless I post videos from somebody else, which in that case all copyright and credits will be given.
Seventh: All comments and criticism will be welcome, except for hate speech and likewise. In other words, don’t be an asshole.
Eight: All sharing of posted reviews is not only permitted, but encouraged. However, don’t share my reviews and claim authorship. Come on, give all credit where is due, even mine.
Ninth: Don’t ask me where to obtain the games I review. If the game is freeware, I’ll add a link to it. If the game is abandonware, go search for it, it won’t be hard to find. If the game is still being sold, I’ll post a link to Steam or GOG.com, if not, then the game isn’t being sold digitally and therefore you’re on your own. I don’t and won’t endorse piracy!
Tenth: Most of the games featured are played in my PC using either Dosbox or ScummVM. Don’t ask how to setup them up. Information isn’t hard to find. However I can recommend D-fend Reloaded, it’s great!
Eleventh: I’ll try to avoid spoilers as much as possible in order for players to experience the games for themselves if they choose to. However if spoilers are inevitable in order to properly review the games, then a spoiler alert will be issued. That’s also why the videos in the reviews aren’t of full gameplay or playthroughs.