At first blush, Silent Debuggers might look to be a decent early entry in the first-person shooter genre. But looks can be deceiving.

The story here is absolute rubbish; it's something to do with aliens attacking scientists on a space station, and it's up to you to save them. Maybe it's deeper than that, but I wouldn't know due to the horribly translated subtitles in the cutscenes.

The gameplay is even worse. The version of Duke Nukem 3D was a better pseudo-FPS than this -- and that's saying a lot. Not only are the controls clunky, which gets to be irritating with the strict time limit the game imposes upon the player, but you also have extremely limited ammo.

This means pretty much all you'll be doing is wandering around in circles, happening upon the occasional alien, and then running to find more ammo if you do manage to finish it off.

Oh, and you do get to put up with your sidekick, Leon, who ostensibly is there to help you, but instead just drops pearls of wisdom like "you must defeat all of the aliens to survive". Well, no shit, Sherlock. Maybe you should have told me to never waste my time with this crud in the first place.

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