Chinese Cake Posted October 23, 2022 Share Posted October 23, 2022 In 1996 Tomb Raider released on 3 platforms but I wanted to focus on PC since IBM compatibles and several other brands like Amiga and others have been doing 3D gaming since the 80s, so with such a large collection of 3D games I was curious if some of the old school computer gamers would know the answer to the following question: Tomb Raider is often considered to be the first 3D non-fixed camera 3rd-person action game were you have control of character movement on any computer platform, for humans or humanoid/anthromorphic characters. While Mech Warrior 2 is often considered with it's external camera mode(s?) to be the first 3D 3rd-person action game giving you control of movement for grounded vehicular characters on any computer platform. So my question is, is this actually true? I am curious to know if there were any 3D third-person action games like the two above that existed BEFORE Tomb Raider which would mean before 1996. Before 1995 for Mech Warrior 2 for grounded vehicular action games. I figured there would have to be quite a few given how long 3D games were on computer platforms, i would guess at least 10 years before consoles caught up. The only examples I could find was Hunter which released for the Atari ST I believe in 1991. It has a sizable sandbox world in 3rd person, where you can control the characters movements. I think you can control how far or close the camera is too but someone can correct me if i am remembering that wrong. There is also Fade to Black which is quite infamous, releasing in 1995 on DOS iirc. What are some other examples of 3rd-person action games before 1996 (Human/Human like) 1995 (Vehicular.)? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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