The X-Files video game is a point-and-click graphical adventure where the player takes on the role of field agent Craig Willmore. Mulder and Scully are missing and Willmore has been sent by Assistant Director Skinner to find them. The story is not that good. It only has a few minutes of good suspense. The length of the game is about 3-6 hours. If you are a fan of the tv show, then you will like the "cameos" in the game.
You will meet up with X, AD Skinner, Mulder, Scully, The Lone Gunmen and even the cigarette smoking man. There is not enough of Scully and Mulder in this game.
The X-Files plays the same as most of adventure games. You must move the cursor around the screen with the directional pad and the graphic of the cursor will change when you are able to perform an action. You can navigate, check details, and talk with people. You can also use various items that you find and collect throughout the game. Some of the action sequences will require you to shoot people or to perform tasks within a certain amount of time.
The game is fills up half of the screen. The clips are pretty clean and run at a good frame rate. The video clips that are full screen aren't as clean, but still look fine and run smoothly. The game is dark and gives a certain reality to the game.
7 out of 10
The game uses a lot of the actors from the TV series, so the scenes are good. The sound has background noises and pretty good music throughout parts of the game.
The X-Files is a four disc game, so you need to rent this game for at least 3-4 days in order to beat the game. It is worth buying it on sale, but not for full-price.
7 out of 10
Overall score 6 out of 10