Retro game download service GoG.com have seemingly reached into our brains and pulled out some of our finest gaming memories with this week's new additions.
Thief: Deadly Shadows may have reduced the level sizes of its predecessors, but it more than makes up for it with its cold, perpetually haunted atmosphere and that level . You know the one I mean. We hope the Thief 4 team at Square Enix are furiously taking notes while they poo their pants.
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell introduced the world to the modern equivalent of Thief's Garret: Sam Fisher, aka the techno-taffer. Fisher has a similar love of hiding in shadows and talking in a gruff, manly voice, but he also has an array of technology at his disposal.
Like Thief: Deadly Shadows and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, Anomaly: Warzone Earth has a man in it. How unusual! It's a tower defence game in which your wee man has to guide a convoy (why do convoys always need guiding?) through the alien-infested streets of Japan and Baghdad. Tom really enjoyed it in his review .
Finally, Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver also has words in its title, just like all the other games. How unusual! It was - from what I remember - one of the first games to properly stream its levels, GTA-style, resulting in no or minimal loading times. Graphically it may be looking a tad long in the tooth, but its fantasy world is still well-drawn and inviting.