You might not have played any of the games released by Bullfrog Productions, a game development company founded by Les Edgar and Peter Molyneux, but you’ve more than likely played many games influenced by their work. Before the blow-up over Godus Molyneux earned a bit of reputation as someone who oversold his games, like Fable and Black and White, and exaggerated what players could do in them (exaggeration, in this industry of bullshots and E3 demoes!? Say it ain’t so, bub). Part of the reason that people were willing to believe in those pitches is because of just how damn good Bullfrog’s oeuvre is, a string of classics and flawed gems that ended unceremoniously with a PS2 port of Quake III. But let’s not talk about what a bummer that is. Instead, let’s take a few minutes and look back at the best of Bullfrog’s incredible games, nearly all of which can be found on GOG.com if you’re interested in seeing what the heck I’m jawing about here.
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