That's a question PC Gamer asked themselves over the course of the last week, re-imagining 2012 blockbusters like Mass Effect 3, Far Cry 3 and Assassin's Creed III as primitive text-based adventure games.

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The results are sometimes funny, sometimes cutting, and quite often both.

You can read through four of them below.

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The Text Adventures That Never Were: Far Cry 3 [PC Gamer]
The Text Adventures That Never Were: Assassin's Creed III [PC Gamer]
The Text Adventures That Never Were: Mass Effect 3 [PC Gamer]
The Text Adventures That Never Were: Hotline Miami [PC Gamer]