Blade Runner 1997 Game Playable Again on PC
Back in 1997, the video game industry was a much different entity. The PlayStation and Nintendo 64 were going strong, with Sega getting ready to launch the Dreamcast the next year. PC gaming was going strong as well with first entries in landmark series like Fallout, Age of Empires, Dungeon Keeper, and The Curse of Monkey Island. While all these titles have received remasters or new editions that allow you to still play them, there’s one major title from ’97 that folks haven’t been able to play on modern machines. That game is the point and click adventure adaption of Blade Runner.
The game was famous for having multiple endings and changing which NPCs would be Replicants every time the player started a new game. Its legacy is a big deal and a new generation of gamers have been dying to play it, now they may have their chance.
The team from ScummVM has reverse-engineered the Blade Runner engine and made the game compatible so it may be played through legal means. ScummVM previously brought support to much sought after retro games like Beneath a Steel Sky, Broken Sword, and various other LucasArts games. The inclusion of Blade Runner is exciting and is highly recommended to any PC gamers who enjoy a good story and critical thinking when it comes to choice and branching narrative. The game is not available digitally so you’ll have to pick up a CD-ROM of the game on eBay or a used game store.
Are you going to try and play the classic Blade Runner game? Would you like to see a remaster or sequel one day? Or maybe a new completely different Blade Runner game? Let us know in the comments below! Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Like us on Facebook, and check out all the latest news from Don’t Feed The Gamers:
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Colin is a freelance writer for DFTG with previous bylines at other media outlets such as Twinfinite.