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Tom King

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Tired of the repercussions caused by neglect and irresponsibility, Tom is presently trying to invent some sort of time machine (after multiple failings with both phone booths and DeLoreans) to allow unlimited hours of gaming in only five “real world” minutes.


Tom’s first computer was a Commodore 64 with which he spent hours pouring over text adventures from Infocom, or graphic adventures such as ‘Farenheit 451’ and ‘Amazon’, watching in mounting excitement as the 1541 drive painted the screen.

Although he thoroughly enjoys the adrenaline rush from an adventurous FPS (NOLF anyone?) and enjoys jumping around with puzzly platformer’s, (but steadily refuses to trudge through stat-heavy RPG’s), Tom’s all-time favorites are pure adventure games.

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Articles by Tom King:

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Intrigue at Oakhaven Plantation review

The stage has changed residence, but the creator of Mystery Manor is at it again in her second commercial adventure.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Nov 28, 2006

Barrow Hill review

Shadow Tor digs up some genuine chills in its haunting debut adventure.

Review score - 4 Read the review » May 21, 2006

Crime Stories review

Martin Mystère leaves Dorian Gray behind, reaching North American shores with a new name.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Mar 28, 2006

Scratches review

Scratches has plenty to satisfy your itch for an atmospheric horror adventure.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Mar 8, 2006

Myst V: End of Ages review

The book finally closes on the renowned series. Click this last link for our impressions.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Oct 31, 2005

Martin Mystère: Operation Dorian Gray review

The world-renowned comic book hero gets his chance to shine on PC, but lacks a little polish.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Aug 23, 2005

Martin Mystère archived preview

The world-renowned comic book character comes to life in his own adventure, and Tom shares his early impressions.

Midnight Nowhere review

Find out if the creators of Jazz & Faust have upped the ante with this edgy, atmospheric thriller.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Feb 8, 2004

Bioscopia review

Edutainment can be fun! And here's the best of Tivola's recent science adventures.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Feb 1, 2004

Children’s adventures

A look at the oft-ignored genre of children's adventures.

Read more Dec 28, 2003

Journey to the Center of the Earth review

Find out if a new spin on a classic novel is worth the journey in our review of Frogwares' latest adventure.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Nov 10, 2003

Schizm: Mysterious Journey review

As the sequel looms, Tom reviews this vastly beautiful (and vastly difficult) adventure.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Oct 19, 2003

Great Journey archived preview

Here's a first look at what may be the next great children's adventure game.

Law & Order II review

The sequel brings more of the same great story, along with some smart improvements.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Oct 6, 2003

SpongeBob SquarePants review

Review score - 3 Read the review » May 6, 2003

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