|The sinister World Government building looms heavy over the
desolate streets of New York. Rumours spread like wildfire, warning of genetic
experimentation within its heavily secured walls. As Tenka, member of the militant
resistance group Twisted Freak, it's up to you to infiltrate the World Government
buildings and uncover the secrets that lie within. Using a totally 3D real-time
environment Tenka features all the atmospheric lighting effects that the format has
to offer and stretches those capabilities to the limit. Dozens of polygon-generated
enemies to take on, a huge armoury to choose from ranging from automatic weapons and
lasers to mini rocket launchers and homing missiles. It's a decent FPS game from
Psygnosis that was more successful on the Playstation than PC. You are Joseph B.
Tenka from Extrevius 328, a corporate conglomerate manufacturing plant for deadly
warriors, known only as Bionoids. Tenka has been listed for transformation into a
Bionoid, which is a half man - half droid, and that prospect does not please you at
all. So you don a warfare suit and go off on a one-man quest to destroy corporate
plans. The story is explained by some rather nice FMV cut scenes throughout the game.
The gameplay will be familiar to anyone who has played DOOM and countless clones.
Set over 20 stages, each level in the game is mission-based, and your mission is
given in a nice briefing accompanied by a graphical display of your objectives. The
game includes the usual array of high-tech weapons and a variety of Bionoids and
other creatures to kill. Level design is average, but the creepy atmosphere is evoked
pretty well through sound cues and surprise attacks. All in all, it's an enjoyable
and atmospheric shooter that starts out like a DOOM clone, but makes you feel like
an episode from Aliens.