Digital Review

Burn: Cycle

When it comes to interactive games, all thrillers are cyberpunk. If you can grasp this simple equation, then you will enjoy the heck out of Burn: Cycle, in which you portray a computer hacker whose brain has been infected with a deadly two-hour virus (meaning, of course, that you've got only two hours to unravel the mystery). Burn: Cycle's trippy computerized overlays, pulsing digitized scenery, and especially its realistic first-person shooting sequences make it play like a particularly feverish episode of TekWar — and believe it or not, I mean that as a compliment. A-

Originally posted Dec 09, 1994 Published in issue #252 Dec 09, 1994 Order article reprints
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