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Essays 31 October 2023, 08:43

author: Darius Matusiak

Heroes 3 and Online Frags - 10 Best Games of 1999

There may have been fewer games in 1999 starting cult series popular for decades to come, but there was certainly no shortage of timeless hits. Here's our subjective retro list of the top 10 games of 1999.

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver

  1. Release date: August 16
  2. Developer: Crystal Dynamics
  3. Genre: TPP action adventure game
  4. Platforms: PC Windows, PlayStation, Dreamcast

Soul Reaver was the second installment of the series - Legacy of Kain. In the sequel, we played as one of Kain's generals - Raziel. The protagonist falls out of favor with the envious chief, loses his powerful wings, and is cast into the abyss of the lake of the dead for eternal damnation. After hundreds of years, the god Elder releases Raziel to carry out his revenge on the ungrateful leader and his subordinates. And so begins a remarkably dark story in a quite interesting universe.

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver received very favorable reviews. Critics praised the dark, Gothic atmosphere and impressive graphics - especially considering the standards of that time. The major advantage of the game was its challenging environmental puzzles, and the absence of a map made it a title primarily for hardcore gamers. Soul Reaver also delighted with the cutscenes and great voice acting. Some, on the other hand, noticed flaws such as repetitive gameplay, problematic camera, or elements forcing to guess "what the developers had in mind." Even then, many wrote about the game that it seemed "unfinished despite so many years of work."

  1. Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver in our encyclopedia

Darius Matusiak

Darius Matusiak

Graduate of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Journalism. He started writing about games in 2013 on his blog on gameplay.pl, from where he quickly moved to the Reviews and Editorials department of Gamepressure. Sometimes he also writes about movies and technology. A gamer since the heyday of Amiga. Always a fan of races, realistic simulators and military shooters, as well as games with an engaging plot or exceptional artistic style. In his free time, he teaches how to fly in modern combat fighter simulators on his own page called Szkola Latania. A huge fan of arranging his workstation in the "minimal desk setup" style, hardware novelties and cats.


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