One of the first PlayStation "gun" games, Project Horned Owl is pretty lame. Granted, point-and-shoot games aren't the deepest genre around, but Owl grows stale after the first stage or so, with wave after wave of the same dull enemies. You blast your way through city streets, underground tunnels, and factories--with an obnoxious onscreen colleague screaming orders the entire time. Thankfully, she can be silenced in the game options.
The dull cinematic cut scenes do little to enhance the faltering action, and the over-all graphics are bland--mostly consisting of gray walls and running yellow robots. No skill is required to down the bosses; you just need to conserve your smart bombs.
This game is a rental for the curious, but those itchy trigger-fingers who crave shooting will have to wait.
- When the screen fills with enemies, go for the running yellow robots first; they fire missiles and machine guns.
- Be careful when using the charged shot--it packs a powerful punch, but drains your ammunition.
Download Project Horned
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP