Reviews for Apogee Throwback Pack

84

Oldschool run-and-gun fun

RiVenoX | Aug. 5, 2013 | See all RiVenoX's reviews »

I hadn't played this game in probably about 15 years, and even then it was the shareware version. It was a blast to go back to the game. There aren't any improvments in the game engine itself, no resolution increases, so enemies that are far away are hard to see, and the default controls are unintuitive in this day and age. After a quick reconfigure, I had a lot of fun running through it. The games themselves run in dosbox, and run very smoothly.

91

Fabulous nostalgia

madhair60 | July 3, 2013 | See all madhair60's reviews »

This set is worth buying just for the original Rise of the Triad, a ludicrous mess of insanity that simply never gets old, even after all these years. Pick from a selection of characters, each with their own unique traits, and blast the living hell out of some monks! You'll never have played an FPS like it.

Also included are the Blake Stone games, which are weaker but still interesting for their additions to the Wolfenstein formula (such as a much-needed automap), but like I said, this is worth the price just for ROTT and its included expansion.

81

Get It

hellinperson | July 3, 2013 | See all hellinperson's reviews »

Apogee Throwback Pack is a collection of four awesome games: Rise Of The Triad and Extreme Rise of the Triad, which is an addon that has many extra goodies, such as some harder levels, map editors, a random level generator and many other things. Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold and its sequel, the not-as-known Blake Stone: Planet Strike. These are really good and underrated games. These games are in their original form, and if you want, you could use, for example, WinROTTGL to enhance ROTT. The collection as, a whole, could be better, but it is good enough.