Added to the lair: 2/13/18

Genre: Action Adventure / 3rd person

Developer: Ritual Entertainment

Year: 2000

Platform: Windows

Emulator: None

Wikipedia: Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K. 2

Heavy Metal F.A.K.K. 2

Sacrifice the body, not the heart.

Heavy Metal F.A.K.K. 2 is actually quite good, despite being based on a not-so-good movie (I love the original Heavy Metal, but Heavy Metal 2000... ehhh... ). It's made with the Quake III engine, which was pretty popular at the time, and hasn't necessarily aged particularly well in terms of model complexity, but it's very colorful, has lots of great explosions, particle effects, etc. and has some great looking locations. It also still plays very well; minus some of the platforming which is a little clunky but, thankfully, forgiving.

It has a really neat dual-wielding feature where you have the ability to choose the specific weapon to be used in each hand, and then use the left mouse button to attack with the left hand and the right mouse button to attack with the right hand. Running around in a skimpy outfit murdering aliens with a pistol in one hand and a fire-sword in the other is a great time. There are some platforming and puzzle elements, but nothing revolutionary. Overall though, it's a genuinely fun little action adventure romp that I think is, sadly, often overlooked.