Posts Tagged ‘Tyrian 2000’

Have You Played… Tyrian 2000?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

You probably have. For years, Tyrian 2000 was as close as the PC got to a truly great vertical shooter, in a field of… well, basically three. Tyrian was great. Apogee’s Major Styker pretty much sucked. Raptor: Call Of The Shadows was initially pretty, but a bit of a bore. Was Tyrian great compared to the greatest shooters on other platformers? No. But compared to the competition in the 90s, it was an arcade revelation.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tyrian 2000 Free On Good Old Games

Ho ho ho! Tis’ the season to be jesus christ it’s the 14th already and I haven’t started my Christmas shopping. Doomed.

Anyway, Good Old Games are having a dirty great Holiday sale and perhaps as a means of driving further interest they’ve (1) Added scrolling shooter Tyrian 2000 to their catalogue, and (2) Made it available for free. You can get it here. Tyrian 2000 was only an update of the original Tyrian which went freeware in 2004 (EDIT: Apparently Tyrian 2000 is also freeware!), so this isn’t exactly the world’s most generous offer, but it’s still a pleasant surprise. Want to see what you’re in for? Well! Have a gander at the following archive footage.
Read the rest of this entry »