The X-Files

The story follows a young Seattle-based FBI agent named Craig Willmore (played by Jordan Lee Williams) who is assigned by Assistant Director Walter Skinner to investigate the disappearance of agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, who were last seen in the Everett, Washington area. Agent Willmore must use his state-of-the-art spy tool to follow their trail. Along the way, he is partnered with a Seattle Police Department detective named Mary Astadourian (played by Paige Witte).
The game’s plotline involves aliens taking over the bodies of humans and contains many references to the show’s extraterrestrial mythology.
Several of the actors from the TV series reprise their roles in the game, including David Duchovny (Mulder), Gillian Anderson (Scully), Mitch Pileggi (Skinner), Steven Williams (X) and – very briefly and depending upon the outcome of the game, William B. Davis (The Smoking Man). The game is set and was filmed in Seattle. The TV series actors filmed their relatively brief appearances in the game just before entering production on the feature film. During the course of the game the “present day” date of April 1996 is displayed alongside certain locations, placing this “episode” after the season three episode “Avatar” and before “Wetwired” , which take place March 7 and April 27 respectively.

Personally I thought the game was kind of lackluster. As a X-Files fan, I was looking to play as Mulder, but no we get some knock off character. I get the actual cast was busy with filing the movie, but none the less I was a bit disappointed.
Only two thing about playing this game stands out in my mind: 1) There is a where house that you visit early in the game where you have to pick the lock. My copy of the gae (which I bought used) had a scratch that caused the game to lock up at this point. I was able to work around it by picking the lock on the back door which ment that the affected cutsceen got skipped and 2) at the end of the game I missed picking up a item and got stuck at a point where any attempt to retrieve it got me killed and lost the game. I would have had to restart the entire game to try it a gain and I decided not to. Other then this the storey was a bt flat and didn’t stand out.
Over all the X-Files video games for the Play Station was ‘acceptable’ at best. It could have been so much better but in the end it didn’t live up to my hopes.


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