The game: 1998 was a hot time for The X-Files. The movie just came out, the series was still delivering six seasons in, and a “Virtual Cinema” seven-disc point-and-click experience was released in the form of The X-Files Game.
The site: For a company with a name like Hyperbole.com, you’d expect extravagance, but the few frames that pop up alongside the sweet ever-present flashlight gif are just text dumps. The entire credits, a collection of three fan emails, and a batch of X-Facts (did you know if the engine code was printed out on paper and stacked, it’d be 22 inches high?!) are all at your perusal. If you’re searching for postage-stamp-sized videos and screens, you’re sadly out of luck.
The broken link: With few downloads, this 15-year-old site is pretty much functional. However, none of the review links work (I’m nagging the folks at PC Gamer to get theirs up and running again). The biggest shock? The X-Files game developer’s site outlived X-Files.com.