The truth is out there and now it's on your PC. X-FILES: The Game gives you the chance to help your favorite agents in this interactive adventure title. Agents Mulder and Scully are missing and it is your job as Agent Willmore to find them. You must visit with many of the characters from the show, such as Assistant Director Skinner, X, and even the Lone Gunmen as you try to unravel the mystery of your comrades' disappearance. The gameplay consists of point-and-click exploration as well as scenes that require shooting or other actions that must be performed within a time limit. The story fits right into the X-FILES continuity, with references to many of the conspiracies and mysteries straight from the show. There are hours of dialogue and full-motion video to help tell the story and immerse you in the game. Each scene lives up to the high standards of the show, with awesome acting and production values; even some of the sets from the show are used! X-FILES: The Game is sure to please fans of the show or adventure game aficionados alike.
The general interface of The X-Files is the same as most graphical adventure games. You move the cursor around the screen with the directional pad or analog stick and the graphic of the cursor will change when you are able to perform an action. The basic actions that you can perform include navigating, checking details, executing actions, and conversing with people. You can also use various items that you find and collect throughout the game. There are also a few action sequences which require you to shoot people or to execute tasks within a time limit.
One of the cool control features of the game is the ability to automatically jump to hot spots and navigation points by either holding down the R2, L1, or R1 buttons. This makes it much easier to move around the screen since the digital pad tends to move the cursor around too slowly and the analog control is a bit unsteady.