Abuse

The protagonist of the game, Nick Vrenna, has been unjustly incarcerated in a prison where the staff are performing unethical medical experiments upon the inmates. A prison riot occurs and an experiment goes horribly wrong. The people inside the prison - except for Nick, who seems to be immune - get infected with a substance called Abuse that transforms them into monsters. Nick takes a laser gun and goes on to single-handily destroy all mutants, stop the substance from spreading further, and escape from the prison complex.
Abuse resembles a side-scrolling platform game. The game is marked for its unusual control scheme: The keyboard is used to move Nick, while the mouse is used for aiming the weapons. The basic gameplay consists of fighting various enemies (mostly the various forms of mutants, who prefer to attack in huge swarms) and solving some simple puzzles, most involving switches.

Source: www.wikipedia.com
Developed by:
Crack dot Com
Crack dot Com, released the brilliant cult classic Abuse but, due to bad financial decisions, went bankrupt.
Multiplayer:
No Multiplayer
Platform:
Dosbox
Rated:
7 x
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Reviews

Review by Dustin Halstead

Abuse was an extremely impressive game when it was released in 1996 and it's unique features (mouse-based aiming and lighting effects) set it apart from most side-scrolling/platform games of the day. It's fun, frantic gun-play and action take center stage, while any storyline is nearly nonexistent (especially when compared to Super Metroid -- released two years earlier). Sales and popularity of Abuse were definitely not bad, but could have certainly increased had it been marketed as a Predator-Versus-Alien game; which, in all rights, is exactly what it is. In addition, players were craving 3D games far more than platformers during this time, and it's release during the same year as blockbuster games, like Duke Nukem 3D and Quake, severely hampered it's success. Nevertheless, Abuse still holds up surprisingly well, especially with it's innovative aiming mechanics that similar games have yet to incorporate.

Review by Awesomeadam76

I like this side stroller almost as much as Metroid. One of only the downfalls of Abuse is that it doesn't really have a story in the game.I really like the mouse controlls, and it is a long game.

3/5 overall

1/5 story
5/5 fighting
3/5 puzzles

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  5/19/2013 7:28:00 AM - laurentiu Super joc
  4/8/2013 9:12:00 AM - raja rajendiran very nice game
  2/15/2013 8:25:00 PM - Zohan88 No priblem
  7/13/2012 6:56:00 PM - Fazloon Nice,but better work
  5/18/2012 6:38:00 PM - neurocron one of best arcade action games....good sci-fi atmosphere, good action beetween huge waves of aliens
  4/3/2012 3:53:00 PM - RAJ to good game
  2/7/2012 8:28:00 PM - Varna, Bulgaria Seems like a VERY good game! But a bit complicated and not relaxing at all, and I am rather looking for easier games. But having said that IF I HAD THAT GAME 15 YEARS AGO THIS WOULD'VE BEEN FUCKING AMAZING
  4/27/2011 4:23:00 PM - jirook cool
 
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