You play Craig Willmore, a not-quite-rookie agent in the FBI’s Seattle Field Office. One day (April 2, 1996) an odd, snide bald man shows up and asks for Craig’s help. Assistant Director Skinner (Mitch Pileggi) is hot on the trail of two missing agents, Dana Scully and Fox Mulder. Seems Scully and Mulder were last heard of three days before, when they checked into a Seattle-area motel to investigate a case shrouded, naturally enough, in mystery.
The X-Files game uses a new multi-platform engine called VirtualCinema, which is supposed to make you feel as if you’re inhabiting an X-Files episode. And while not perfect, as far as FMV games go, it’s definitely a step forward. Anyone who has suffered through live-action games featuring painful acting, cheap sets, lousy lighting, and endlessly repeating loops of film will appreciate the brisk pacing, multiple plot-lines, and attractive environments here.