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Game #1644
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Future Wars   (a.k.a. Les Voyages du Temps)  View all Top Dogs in this genre
Adventure   Traditional third-person

Rating: 8.53 (175 votes)

Future Wars box cover

Future Wars screenshot
What an unlikely hero! You are a window cleaner. A common, humble window cleaner. Yet you discover, more due to your accursed curiosity than by mistake, a time machine in your chief's back office. Strange? Absolutely. Your adventure in the past and the future is about to begin. The quest? Four words: Evil aliens. Beautiful girl. Any questions?

Future Wars, Delphine Software's debut, is a fun adventure controlled via a home-made point-and-click interface. A right click brings up the verb menu. After choosing one of the six commands, you point the mouse over the desired target and execute with a left click -- straight and simple. Small objects are depicted with enlarged drawings -- once you've found them. Pixel hunting is a very frequent sport in Future Wars, making the game extremely frustrating as you must move the mouse slowly across the screen, looking for 1x1-pixel objects you may have missed. Lazy players are punished with puzzle dead-ends. Fortunately, the plot is inventive enough to keep the players glued to the screen and forgive the game's quirks. Overall, a worthy first release that boded well for the company that would later be famous for excellent action/adventure games.

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Paul Cuisset & Eric Chahi
Developer: Delphine Software
Publisher: Interplay
Year: 1990
Software Copyright: Delphine Software
Theme: Science Fiction, Grand Adventure
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: Innocent Until Caught, James Bond: The Stealth Affair, Cruise for a Corpse

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