X-Files Game, The

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The X-Files Game
Developer(s) HyperBole Studios
Publisher(s) Fox Interactive
Producer(s) Halle Eavelyn
Phil Peters
Paul Provenzano
Designer(s) Greg Roach
Engine VirtualCinema
Platform(s) PC, PlayStation
Release date(s) PC
  • NA May 31, 1998
  • EU 1998
  • EU September, 1999
  • NA September 30, 1999
Genre(s) Interactive movie, Point-and-click adventure
Mode(s) Single player
Distribution PC CD-ROM (7), Playstation CD-ROM (4)

The X-Files Game is an interactive movie point-and-click adventure game for the PC and PlayStation and is based on the television series The X-Files. The series inspired a second game, The X-Files: Resist or Serve.

The game takes place somewhere within the timeline of the third season of The X-Files series. The story follows a young Seattle-based FBI agent named Craig Willmore (played by Jordan Lee Williams) who is assigned by Assistant Director Walter Skinner to investigate the disappearance of agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, who were last seen in the Everett, Washington area. Agent Willmore must use his state-of-the-art spy tools: night vision goggles, a digital camera, PDA (an Apple Newton), lock picks, evidence kit, a standard issue handgun, handcuffs and badge, to follow their trail. Along the way, he is partnered with a Seattle Police Department detective named Mary Astadourian (played by Paige Witte) and a minor subplot involves a relationship developing between the two.