Liforce Tenka is also called Codename Tenka. Distinctive Software Incorporated developed this first person shooter for release by Psygnosis in the late nineties. It features a first person perspective in a post apocalyptic environment. It was created for both Windows and Playstation, with both games being nearly identical.
In the distant future…the year 2096…the Earth has become a war-torn wasteland. Pollution has left the land virtually uninhabitable, and the remaining living colonists have but one dream. They hope to evacuate the dying planet and start a new on Extrevius 328, an off world colony that is rumoured to be the long awaited Promised Land.
The colony is actually a large corporate conglomerate that specializes in the production of Bionoids, half man and half android deadly warriors.
The user plays Joseph B. Tenka, on deck to become a Bionoid and completely enthralled by the prospect. He is determined to find a way to thwart the plans of the conglomerate on Extrevius 328, save himself, and give hope to Earth’s children. Joseph puts on a warfare suit and goes out onto the colony looking for ways to wreak havoc on the corporation.
Lifeforce Tenka plays like many other DOOM clones. It is a first person shooter that features twenty stages. The game is mission based, and features excellent mission briefings and graphic displays prior to launching each mission. There is the
usual array of high tech weapons that can be used to obliterate the many nicely done three dimensional bad guys. The coolest addition to the arsenal is a laser sight, which is both unusual as well as useful. All of the enemies are very unusual looking, like some sort of mutated space creatures, and it won’t bother the user in the least to shoot them. The game has an overall creepy, dead feel to it.
Overall, the game flows very well and features graphics that can easily be considered Lifeforce Tenka’s strongpoint. All of the renderings are wonderfully done, and the game play is smooth and fluent. Lifeforce Tenka is one of the most challenging first person shooters available, which will be a great draw for fans of the genre looking for something a little bit more substantial. It is a great game and would be a good download for fans of the first person shooter or science fiction plays in general.