Welcome to the Amiga Games Database. It's purpose is to provide Amiga games players with an informed but subjective opinion on a wide range of games. A vast amount of Amiga titles have been written, some of them more than a decade ago. We've all come across some awful software in our time, but for many of us, there's a surprising quantity of undiscovered classic Amiga games out there. The AGDB is here to help you identify them. It is not here to help you find pirated games so please don't ask. If you have any queries about Amiga games please click on the question link.
AGDB News update May 2021
After many months of homelessness the AGDB has kindly been taken in by the English Amiga Board (abime.net). Many thanks to RCK and CodyJarret for kindly bringing this about, and DrBong, Wepl and jotd for their advice and support.
It was the mid nineties when Demon Internet first gave it's users some 5 megabytes(?) of webspace, soon expanded to 10, and born of the enthusiasm in the Newgroup comp.sys.amiga.games Dennis Smith and I started to write the first reviews for the AGDB.
Sadly Demon was eventually acquired by Vodafone on April 1st 2013 (!) and when they later explained to their customers that the email addresses they'd been paying for (since 1994 in my case) were actually a courtesy measure that they were removing, I felt it was time to leave, thus losing my webspace. If you do know anybody from Vodafone's management from that time though, please send them my best.
Anyway...... thanks to the aforementioned, the AGDB is again accessible, please enjoy it.
all the best,
AGDB (old) News
I am still hopeful of including screenshots with the reviews, but when I have sorted out the system for this, I'm going to need some help! Currently I'm in the process of getting advice from a knowledgable friend on how to produce efficient and high quality screenshots. When I have got up to speed with this I should be able to make some progress.
Please keep the reviews coming, there are still many games that are not
reviewed and plenty that deserve a futher review.... am I the only person
that played Carrier Command, and how about Heimdall?
AGDB Help Request:
As ever new reviews are required, so please try and contribute one if you possibly can. Any reviews (apart from those on the Overkill list) are welcome. Two games I would really like reviewed are Shuttle (The highly detailed Space simulation from 3D specialists Vektor Grafiks) and Debut, a truly weird game, apparently written by a pair of hippies called Tym and Phyd with a taste for Pink Floyd. The game combined an arcade adventure where you found and dismantled nuclear reactors with a planet simulation requiring you to fine-tune the planet's ecosystem in an attempt to save it. Can you help?
Quote of the month:
"One thing that isn't made at all clear is how the game is structured: Exodus 3010 is a linear sequence of encounters. The Starlight is pre-programmed to travel from A to Z and you're gonna bump into every letter along the way."
mecha-neko on Exodus 3010
If you'd like to contribute a game review yourself, and I need all the help I can get, you might like to see the Submissions page, or just send your review to me. In an effort to reduce the huge amounts of spam I receive, I have "broken" my e-mail address by adding numbers to it. For the correct address, just remove them: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can review any Amiga game you like, commercial or PD but please avoid the games on the Overkill list, which have already got three reviews each. If you're really stuck for ideas you might want to look at the Suggestions list.
You've got a choice of routes to the AGDB:
and, as special guest star, my show report of the Bath Amiga Show (13-12-03) (presented by the South West Amiga Group)
The Amiga Games Database was conceived by Angus Manwaring and Dennis Smith, with contributions from the Amiga community, to whom it is dedicated; past, present and future.
Thanks are also due to:
Malcolm Pryor for the Logo Design David Braben for use of the Eagle Fighter in the logo Sean Caszatt for permission to adapt the Amiga Entertainment reviews Bert Jahn for WHDLoad Jean-François Fabre for JST The Patchers for the patches Jason Compton for the Amiga Report reviews
The AGDB is from the Amiga community - to the Amiga community, if you want to download, save, or print any of the reviews for your own reference, that's what it's for. However, you may not use AGDB reviews on your web site, or publish them in any manner. (See also the Submissions page). Linking to this page is fine.
Some very useful Amiga websites on the Links page.