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Quarantine

2 years ago

Feature: Panned-emic

Premature Evaluation: Quarantine

Every week we send Brendan into the no-go zones of early access to take pus-filled samples of half-made games. This time, the infectious disease management of Quarantine [official site]. Beijing, Chengdu, and Dehli are all quarantined. Michael Clayborn, my crack medical operative who has served me faithfully, has died in the industrial Siberian wastes of Irkutsk. The entirety of South America has been sealed off…

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Quarantine looks a lot like board game Pandemic

A cursory glance at the newly announced Quarantine [official site] could easily lead you to say something like “oh, it looks like Plague Inc but from the human's side”. But you are not thinking hard enough, cursory glancer. As board game aficionados will tell you, Quarantine looks a lot more like a single-player version of the much-loved Pandemic.

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3 years ago

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Have You Played… Quarantine II: Road Warrior?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. I've gushed before about Quarantine, an open-world murdertaxi game where you drove odd passengers around a prison city, stacked up on weapons to take down fellow road-users, flung golfish into lakes, and brought down a megacorp. But have you played its 1995 sequel,…

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4 years ago

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Have You Played… Quarantine?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. An open-world taxi game set in a hyperviolent dystopian futurecity, 1994's Quarantine is hugely exciting in my foggy memory. It felt more like a place than any game I'd played. I remember weird fares with weird lives, cars at a drive-in theater watching…

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