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2400 A.D.

2400 A.D.

MS-DOS - Released - December 1, 1987

Metropolis was founded in 2213 A.D. by the United Stellar Council as the capital city of the planet XK-120, a mining planet and center of learning throughout the galaxy. That was the past. In 2315 A.D., Metropolis is invaded by the Tzorg. The new conquerer leave the planet but install a Robot Patrol System to keep the locals in check. Now the only resistance against the Tzorg occupation is a small group of resistance fighters of the Underground network. In the year 2400 A.D. the final hope to overthrow Tzorg rule over the city is to infiltrate the Tzorg Authority Complex through a recently...

2400 A.D.

2400 A.D.

Apple II - Released - 1987

Metropolis was founded in 2213 A.D. by the United Stellar Council as the capital city of the planet XK-120, a mining planet and center of learning throughout the galaxy. That was the past. In 2315 A.D., Metropolis is invaded by the Tzorg. The new conquerer leave the planet but install a Robot Patrol System to keep the locals in check. Now the only resistance against the Tzorg occupation is a small group of resistance fighters of the Underground network. In the year 2400 A.D. the final hope to overthrow Tzorg rule over the city is to infiltrate the Tzorg Authority Complex through a recently...

Autoduel

Autoduel

MS-DOS - Released - 1985

Autoduel is a hybrid game based on Steve Jackson Games board game Car Wars. It incorporates elements of role-playing, driving and action-based combat. The game is set in a futuristic version of USA, where gangs and vigilantes rule the wilderness, and people's only protection are armored cars with mounted weaponry. The player is cast in the role of an average person who must at first earn enough money to buy an own car, and then perform courier missions throughout the country. The game's progression is fairly open-ended: the player is free to visit different cities, explore highways,...

Autoduel

Autoduel

Atari 800 - 1985

Autoduel is a 1985 role-playing video game published by Origin Systems for the Atari 400 and 800, Commodore 64, Apple II, Apple Macintosh, and MS-DOS. It was released in 1987 for the Atari ST and in 1988 for the Amiga. It is based on the Steve Jackson Games series Car Wars. The game is set in a hypothetical future in the Northeast U.S., where cars are a primary means of protection and defense, and the highways are dangerous stretches of land ruled by gangs and vigilantes with armed vehicles. Autoduel is no longer available for commercial sale. However, since the copyright term is still...

AutoDuel

AutoDuel

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

AutoDuel is a hybrid game based on Steve Jackson Games board game Car Wars. It incorporates elements of role-playing, driving and action-based combat. The game is set in a futuristic version of USA, where gangs and vigilantes rule the wilderness, and people's only protection are armored cars with mounted weaponry. The player is cast in the role of an average person who must at first earn enough money to buy an own car, and then perform courier missions throughout the country. The game's progression is fairly open-ended: the player is free to visit different cities, explore highways,...

AutoDuel

AutoDuel

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1988

Autoduel is a hybrid game based on Steve Jackson Games board game Car Wars. It incorporates elements of role-playing, driving and action-based combat. The game is set in a futuristic version of USA, where gangs and vigilantes rule the wilderness, and people's only protection are armored cars with mounted weaponry. The player is cast in the role of an average person who must at first earn enough money to buy an own car, and then perform courier missions throughout the country. The game's progression is fairly open-ended: the player is free to visit different cities, explore highways,...

Bad Blood

Bad Blood

Commodore 64 - Released - 1991

A nuclear war has turned the world into a wasteland. The pure-blooded humans have retreated in large cities while mutants live in small villages on the plains where they make a living by hunting the many monsters. Now one of the human leaders, Lord Dominix, wants to start a war to wipe out all the "bad-blooded" mutants. Your village chief has assigned you with the task of preventing this war. Bad Blood is a top-down action game with light role-playing elements. You can not create your own character but have to pick one of the three predefined ones: Varrigg (a strong green mutant who fights...

Bad Blood

Bad Blood

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

A nuclear war has turned the world into a wasteland. The pure-blooded humans have retreated in large cities while mutants live in small villages on the plains where they make a living by hunting the many monsters. Now one of the human leaders, Lord Dominix, wants to start a war to wipe out all the "bad-blooded" mutants. Your village chief has assigned you with the task of preventing this war. Bad Blood is a top-down action game with light role-playing elements. You can not create your own character but have to pick one of the three predefined ones: Varrigg (a strong green mutant who fights...

BioForge

BioForge

MS-DOS - Released - 1995

You don't know where you are, or who is in control, even the most essential concepts of identity have been stripped from your mind. Only the realization that something is not as it should be makes you take control of your destiny to rise, seek answers and fend for yourself in an insane and nebulous reality. Make your way through different indoor and outdoor environments, and get swept into a breath-taking drama upon which the fate of the universe depends. When you break free of your security cell, you enter a laboratory set on the ruins of an ancient and long-dead alien civilization. Fighting...

Crusader: No Remorse

Crusader: No Remorse

Sega Saturn - Released - December 20, 1996

You are a silencer, the elite of the elite soldiers of World Economic Consortium. You are used to orders of hunting down the Resistance, a ragtag band of rebels committing sabotage and other acts of terrorism against the WEC, but slowly, you realized the WEC is not quite what it appears to be... then one day you and two other Silencers, your best buddies, were ambushed by a WEC mech patrol when it was supposed to be a routine mission. You alone survived. It is clear that the Silencer is being silenced... and the only place to turn is the Resistance... Crusader: No Remorse is the first in...

Kabul Spy

Kabul Spy

Apple II - Released - August 19, 1981

Kabul Spy is a color graphic adventure game where the player must type VERB NOUN commands. The game has a save/restore feature that allows you to return to your game. The player gains points by solving puzzles, to a maximum of 700 points. The player can lose points through various non-fatal mistakes including shooting innocents. When the player makes a fatal mistake, they receive a score which shows how much of the game they have completed. You are a Western agent, whose goal is to rescue Professor Paul Eisenstadt from Afghanistan, where he is being held hostage by the KGB. You start in an...

Knights of Legend

Knights of Legend

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

Knights of Legend is set in the fantasy land of Ashtalarea. The evil Pildar has captured the ruler of the land, known as the Duke, and a warrior named Seggallion, who has fought and defeated Pildar in the past. The player controls a party of adventurers whose quest is to rescue the prisoners, and eventually vanquish Pildar. The player can create a party of adventurers, choosing between the traditional races of humans, dwarves, and elves, as well as a new race called Keldar, who possesses the power of flight. The game world is explored from top-down perspective. Turn-based combat takes place...

Knights of Legend

Knights of Legend

Commodore 64 - October 1, 1989

Knights of Legend is set in the fantasy land of Ashtalarea. The evil Pildar has captured the ruler of the land, known as the Duke, and a warrior named Seggallion, who has fought and defeated Pildar in the past. The player controls a party of adventurers whose quest is to rescue the prisoners, and eventually vanquish Pildar. The player can create a party of adventurers, choosing between the traditional races of humans, dwarves, and elves, as well as a new race called Keldar, who possesses the power of flight. The game world is explored from top-down perspective. Turn-based combat takes place...

Moebius: The Orb of Celestial Harmony

Moebius: The Orb of Celestial Harmony

MS-DOS - Released - 1987

Khantun is traditionally a peaceful land, with no army or wars. Former leader Kaimen has turned to using his powers for evil, and the land has not withstood his aggression. The Holy Ones have been kidnapped, the land instead ruled by an evil group of monks. It is down to the player to vanquish Kaimen and restore the path of righteousness. The game combines top-viewed role playing elements with combat action. The player explores the lands, but when encountering unfriendly people the player must fight, using swords or martial arts moves, as well as long-range missiles and magical powers.

Ogre

Ogre

MS-DOS - Released - 1986

Ogre is a 2D turn-based strategy game, and a direct computer conversion of Steve Jackson's board game of supertanks going against conventional infantry with howitzers. It plays exactly like the board game - on a hex-based board one player controls ordinary military units (soldiers, tanks etc.), and defends against the second player, who controls a supertank named "Ogre" - Ogre is very powerful, and can easily destroy normal weaponry and ground forces.

Ogre

Ogre

Commodore Amiga - 1986

Ogre is a 2D turn-based strategy game, and a direct computer conversion of Steve Jackson's board game of supertanks going against conventional infantry with howitzers. It plays exactly like the board game - on a hex-based board one player controls ordinary military units (soldiers, tanks etc.), and defends against the second player, who controls a supertank named "Ogre" - Ogre is very powerful, and can easily destroy normal weaponry and ground forces.

Omega

Omega

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

Omega casts the player into the role of a cyber-tank designer and programmer. The goal is to design a powerful tank capable of defeating opponents within the frames of a limited budget. A successful completion of this task grants the player character a higher security clearance and a large budget. Combat plays little to no role in the game; the gameplay is dedicated to designing the tanks themselves. The player programs tanks by using a built-in text editor. It is possible to assign different artificial intelligence script commands that control various aspects of the tank, as well as...

Omega

Omega

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

Omega casts the player into the role of a cyber-tank designer and programmer. The goal is to design a powerful tank capable of defeating opponents within the frames of a limited budget. A successful completion of this task grants the player character a higher security clearance and a large budget. Combat plays little to no role in the game; the gameplay is dedicated to designing the tanks themselves. The player programs tanks by using a built-in text editor. It is possible to assign different artificial intelligence script commands that control various aspects of the tank, as well as...

ShadowCaster

ShadowCaster

MS-DOS - Released - 1993

Living in a peaceful land with a man he called grandfather, Kirt has always thought he was just an ordinary human. One day, following a storm, the old man told Kirt that he was the last of The People - an ancient race that possessed the ability to shapeshift into magical creatures. Kurt's parents and the rest of The People were slaughtered by followers of the outcast god Malkor - former renegade shapeshifters who got corrupted by his promises of power. Now, Malkor's minions are after Kirt, and he must recall the techniques of his race to defeat evil. ShadowCaster is a 3D first-person...

ShadowCaster (Demo Version)

MS-DOS - Released - October 1, 1993

The demo version of ShadowCaster includes a short scenario that is not part of the retail version release. The player controls the protagonist Kirt, who at the start of the demo receives a cryptic objective to "restore the crown of [an obelisk's] brother-in-flames to establish [his] heritage". This involves travelling from one obelisk to another at the end of the demo in a mostly linear fashion through several differently themed areas (open, underwater, underground), showcasing a few of the game's monsters, traps and other mechanics. Three morphing forms are available that should help the...

Space Rogue

Space Rogue

Commodore Amiga - 1990

Space Rogue is a hybrid game that combines space flight and combat simulation with trading and RPG elements such as interaction with characters and a quest-based structure with a main plot line. Space flight takes place in two different modes: Cruise Flight, which is ideal for travelling quickly, and Newtonian Flight, which works best for combat and precision flying. There are also three different camera views for the 3D exploration and combat. Each planetary system has a variety of destinations and obstacles to travel through via a top-down navigational map. Traveling to an outpost, a space...

Space Rogue

Space Rogue

Commodore 64

Space Rogue is a hybrid game that combines space flight and combat simulation with trading and RPG elements such as interaction with characters and a quest-based structure with a main plot line. Space flight takes place in two different modes: Cruise Flight, which is ideal for travelling quickly, and Newtonian Flight, which works best for combat and precision flying. There are also three different camera views for the 3D exploration and combat. Each planetary system has a variety of destinations and obstacles to travel through via a top-down navigational map. Traveling to an outpost, a space...

Space Rogue

Space Rogue

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

The Princess Blue was a trading vessel. While cruising through space, it happened upon a derelict ship floating in space. Only one crew member was allowed to investigate the abandoned ship. Suddenly, Manchi raiders appeared on the viewscreen. The Manchi managed to ambush and destroy the Princess Blue. The only surviving crew member from the Princess Blue swears revenge and is determined to do everything in his power to defeat the Manchi. Space Rogue is a hybrid game that combines space flight and combat simulation with trading and RPG elements such as interaction with characters and a...

Strike Commander (CD-ROM Edition)

Strike Commander (CD-ROM Edition)

MS-DOS - Released - December 1, 1993

The CD-ROM release of Strike Commander includes the following: - Strike Commander - Strike Commander: Tactical Operations - An additional opening cinematic and menu to choose between these two products - Digitized speech for every character, a feature which expands on what was available in the Strike Commander Speech Pack Following the collapse of Soviet Union, USA began to dominate the politics of the Commonwealth of Independent Nations. Islamic countries started a global jihad against the Western world, and as a result, petroleum has become an even more rare and valuable resource. In...

System Shock

System Shock

MS-DOS - Released - 1994

The year is 2072. A hacker from a Saturn colony breaks into computer system of TriOptimum Corporation and gets arrested. He is taken to the Citadel Station, where he's offered a full pardon as well as grant him a valuable neural implant, if he agrees to hack into SHODAN, the AI that controls the station. The hacker removes the AI's ethical constraints and undergoes the promised implant surgery, after which he is put into a six-month healing coma. System Shock is a first-person shooter with puzzle-solving and light role-playing elements. The gameplay incorporates gradual exploration of the...

Tangled Tales

Tangled Tales

Commodore 64 - Released - 1990

You're a wizard's apprentice whose Master has taken access to your spells. To get them back, you need to complete three quests. Create your character by assigning points to Strength, Intelligence, Speed and Charisma, before setting off. This role-playing title is specifically aimed at younger people and non-hardcore roleplaying gamers. The screen display is split into a text window, a graphical window and a movement window. A comical mish-mash of characters ranging from knights to surfers await, each with their own part in solving your quests. You must learn new spells and fight when...

Tangled Tales

Tangled Tales

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

You're a wizard's apprentice whose Master has taken access to your spells. To get them back, you need to complete three quests. Create your character by assigning points to Strength, Intelligence, Speed and Charisma, before setting off. This role-playing title is specifically aimed at younger people and non-hardcore roleplaying gamers. The screen display is split into a text window, a graphical window and a movement window. A comical mish-mash of characters ranging from knights to surfers await, each with their own part in solving your quests. You must learn new spells and fight when...

Times of Lore

Times of Lore

MS-DOS - Released - 1988

The Kingdom of Albereth was under attack of barbarian forces. King Valwyn drove the barbarians away, but was wounded in battles. Searching for a place where he could rest and restore his strength, he left the city - but never returned. Now, a new hero must rise and defend his homeland. Times of Lore is an action game with light role-playing elements, which follows the adventures of a young warrior (strong barbarian, armored knight, or quick valkyrie) to assist a weakened kingdom from various threats, and to recover special Artifacts that once made the kingdom strong. Gameplay consists of...

Times of Lore

Times of Lore

Commodore Amiga - 1989

Times of Lore is an action game with light role-playing elements, which follows the adventures of a young warrior (strong barbarian, armored knight, or quick valkyrie) to assist a weakened kingdom from various threats, and to recover special Artifacts that once made the kingdom strong.

Times of Lore

Times of Lore

Commodore 64 - Released - January 1, 1988

The Kingdom of Albereth was under attack of barbarian forces. King Valwyn drove the barbarians away, but was wounded in battles. Searching for a place where he could rest and restore his strength, he left the city - but never returned. Now, a new hero must rise and defend his homeland. Times of Lore is an action game with light role-playing elements, which follows the adventures of a young warrior (strong barbarian, armored knight, or quick valkyrie) to assist a weakened kingdom from various threats, and to recover special Artifacts that once made the kingdom strong. Gameplay consists of...

Transland

MS-DOS - Released - 1996

Not being a kid any more and with a desire to explore the galaxy you pop down to the spaceship sale and get yourself a bargain. After take off something goes wrong and your ship explodes, you crash land safely in your combo escape pod/scooter unit on a strange world. The goal of the game is to restore the communications hub. Transland is a short 3D action game with light role-playing elements. It is played from a first-person perspective and it is reminiscent of Shadowcaster. The player gets to explore the environment freely and there are four worlds to discover. Starting in Waterville...

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness

MS-DOS - Released - 1987

In the realm of Sosaria, a land divided by a thousand years of agony brought about by the malevolent sorcerer Mondain, a lone hero capable of turning back the tides of darkness has finally emerged. That hero is you. Your mission, a slight variation on the standard kill-the-evil-wizard theme, is to assemble a time machine, go back in time before the evil wizard developed unstoppable power and, then, of course, eliminate him. Ultima I is a remake of the classic RPG Ultima from 1981. The game features tile based top-down overworld graphics and first person perspective pseudo-3D dungeons. The...

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

In the realm of Sosaria, a land divided by a thousand years of agony brought about by the malevolent sorcerer Mondain, a lone hero capable of turning back the tides of darkness has finally emerged. That hero is you. Your mission, a slight variation on the standard kill-the-evil-wizard theme, is to assemble a time machine, go back in time before the evil wizard developed unstoppable power and, then, of course, eliminate him. Ultima I is a remake of the classic RPG Ultima from 1981. You must travel to another world and save the land Sosaria from the evil wizard Mondain. The game features...

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness

Apple II - Released - 1986

Ultima I is a remake of the classic RPG Ultima from 1981. You must travel to another world and save the land Sosaria from the evil wizard Mondain. The game features tile based top-down overworld graphics and first person perspective pseudo-3D dungeons. The original Ultima was re-programmed using assembly language, with updated graphics, minor changes in towns' and people's names, and some different puzzles.

Ultima III: Exodus

Ultima III: Exodus

MS-DOS - Released - 1985

After the defeat of the evil wizard Mondain and his mistress Minax in the previous two Ultimas, peace has returned to the land of Sorsaria. Times passes and eventually geological disruptions and a resurgence of the monster populace occur, and it is soon learned that Mondain and Minax had conceived a child named Exodus before their death. Now that child has become an adult with the power to avenge the death of his parents. Obviously, it falls upon the hero from Earth to find and stop him. The third title in the Ultima series was the first to feature a party of adventurers instead of a single...

Ultima III: Exodus

Ultima III: Exodus

Commodore 64 - Released - August 23, 1983

After the defeat of the evil wizard Mondain and his mistress Minax in the previous two Ultimas, peace has returned to the land of Sorsaria. Times passes and eventually geological disruptions and a resurgence of the monster populace occur, and it is soon learned that Mondain and Minax had conceived a child named Exodus before their death. Now that child has become an adult with the power to avenge the death of his parents. Obviously, it falls upon the hero from Earth to find and stop him. The third title in the Ultima series was the first to feature a party of adventurers instead of a single...

Ultima III: Exodus

Ultima III: Exodus

Apple II - Released - 1983

Ultima III: Exodus is the third game in the Ultima series. Exodus is also the name of the game's principal antagonist. Released in 1983, it was the first Ultima game published by Origin Systems. Originally developed for the Apple II, Exodus was eventually ported to 13 other platforms, including a NES/Famicom remake. Exodus featured revolutionary graphics for its time, as one of the first computer RPGs to display animated characters. Also, Exodus differs from previous games in that players now direct the actions of a party of four characters rather than just one. During regular play the...

Ultima IV: Quest of The Avatar

Ultima IV: Quest of The Avatar

Apple II - Released - 1985

Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar, first released in 1985 for the Apple II, is the fourth in the series of Ultima role-playing video games. It is the first in the "Age of Enlightenment" trilogy, shifting the series from the hack and slash, dungeon crawl gameplay of its "Age of Darkness" predecessors towards an ethically-nuanced, story-driven approach. In 1996 Computer Gaming World named Ultima IV as #2 on its Best Games of All Time list on the PC. Designer Richard Garriott considers this game to be among his favorites from the Ultima series. Ultima IV is among the few computer role-playing...

Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar

Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar

Commodore 64 - Released - September 16, 1985

Following the defeat of the evil triad in the previous three Ultima games, the world of Sosaria changed beyond recognition: continents rose and sank, and new cities were built, heralding the advent of a different civilization. Unified by the reign of the benevolent monarch Lord British, the new world was renamed Britannia. Lord British wished to base people's well-being on the ethical principles of Truth, Love, and Courage, proclaiming the Eight Virtues (Honesty, Compassion, Valor, Justice, Sacrifice, Honor, Spirituality, and Humility) as the ideal everyone should strive for. The person who...

Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar

Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar

MS-DOS - Released - 1987

Following the defeat of the evil triad in the previous three Ultima games, the world of Sosaria changed beyond recognition: continents rose and sank, and new cities were built, heralding the advent of a different civilization. Unified by the reign of the benevolent monarch Lord British, the new world was renamed Britannia. Lord British wished to base people's well-being on the ethical principles of Truth, Love, and Courage, proclaiming the Eight Virtues (Honesty, Compassion, Valor, Justice, Sacrifice, Honor, Spirituality, and Humility) as the ideal everyone should strive for. The person who...

Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds

Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds

MS-DOS - Released - January 11, 1993

Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds takes place one year after the events of Ultima VII: The Black Gate. To celebrate the defeat of the Guardian, Lord British invites the Avatar and his companions to his castle. However, in the night of the feast the Guardian attacks again, encasing the castle in a giant gem of blackrock. Deep in the sewers of the castle, another blackrock gem is found, created as an aftereffect of the attack. This gem is a teleporter to other worlds controlled by the Guardian. Now the Avatar must travel to these worlds in order to free the castle from the Guardian's...

Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss

Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss

MS-DOS - Released - March 1, 1992

After having brought peace to Britannia during his previous journey there, the Avatar returns to our world. However, he is haunted by ghostly dreams that warn him of a great danger in Britannia. The Avatar decides to travel there once again. Upon his arrival, he witnesses the kidnapping of Baron Almric's daughter. Found guilty of the crime, the Avatar is thrown into the Great Stygian Abyss with the choice of either finding the girl or rotting in the dungeon. On his journey he will have to get along with the many inhabitants of the dungeon, who are survivors of a failed colony, and eventually...

Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny

Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny

Apple II - Released - 1988

Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny (1988) is the fifth entry in the role-playing video game series Ultima. After having mastered the eight Virtues, attaining Avatarhood and retrieving the Codex of Ultimate Wisdom in the previous game, the Avatar is summoned back to Britannia by his old comrades Iolo and Shamino using a magic coin, which was included as a trinket in the game's box. Upon arrival he is greeted by Shamino but they immediately come under attack from the three powerful beings known as the Shadowlords. Warriors of Destiny featured much more polished writing (earlier games were...

Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny

Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

The Avatar, the embodiment of the Eight Virtues and the hero of Britannia, is called back to deal with a grave threat. Lord British, the country's benevolent monarch, has disappeared, and a man named Blackthorn has usurped his throne. The tyrant rules the land by enforcing the virtues upon the will of the people, corrupting their meaning in the process. His fundamentalist visions led him to create a police state, where failure to adhere to the virtues is punishable by death. Behind Blackthorn are the three Shadowlords, anti-thesis to the three principles of Truth, Love, and Courage. The Avatar...

Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny

Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny

Commodore 128 - Released - June 15, 1988

Enter the realm of Britannia: a world rich in history, adventure, and intrigue. Lord British, the benevolent ruler of Britannia, has been lost on an expedition to explore the vast reaches of a newly discovered underworld. Panic erupts in Britannia when the sole survivor of the expedition returns with dread tales of their fate. To restore peace, the trusted but ambitious subject, Blackthorne seizes control of Britannia. His fanatical devotion to order ultimately transforms him into a self-righteous tyrant. Now, Britannia's destiny depends on your ability to discover the fate of Lord British...

Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny

Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny

MS-DOS - Released - October 5, 1988

The Avatar, the embodiment of the Eight Virtues and the hero of Britannia, is called back to deal with a grave threat. Lord British, the country's benevolent monarch, has disappeared, and a man named Blackthorn has usurped his throne. The tyrant rules the land by enforcing the virtues upon the will of the people, corrupting their meaning in the process. His fundamentalist visions led him to create a police state, where failure to adhere to the virtues is punishable by death. Behind Blackthorn are the three Shadowlords, anti-thesis to the three principles of Truth, Love, and Courage. The Avatar...

Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny

Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny

Commodore Amiga - 1989

The Avatar, the embodiment of the Eight Virtues and the hero of Britannia, is called back to deal with a grave threat. Lord British, the country's benevolent monarch, has disappeared, and a man named Blackthorn has usurped his throne. The tyrant rules the land by enforcing the virtues upon the will of the people, corrupting their meaning in the process. His fundamentalist visions led him to create a police state, where failure to adhere to the virtues is punishable by death. Behind Blackthorn are the three Shadowlords, anti-thesis to the three principles of Truth, Love, and Courage. The Avatar...

Ultima VI: The False Prophet

Ultima VI: The False Prophet

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

Several years after having restored Lord British to his rightful position as the monarch of Britannia, the Avatar is captured by demon-like creatures and placed on a sacrificial altar. His friends Iolo, Shamino and Dupre appear just in time to save him. In the Britannia castle, the Avatar learns that his abductors were gargoyles, a race of enigmatic creatures who have recently invaded Britannia and occupied the shrines of Virtue. As the Avatar embarks on a quest to liberate Britannia, he begins to gain insight into the gargoyles' true motives, and realizes that it is his duty to achieve peace...

Ultima VI: The False Prophet

Ultima VI: The False Prophet

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1992

The final entry in the age of enlightenment trilogy, Ultima VI has you playing as the Avatar who must deal with the unexpected ramifications of his actions from the previous games all the while stopping an invasion of gargoyles from taking over Britannia. However not everything is quite as it seems and what results is an epic fantasy adventure.

Ultima VI: The False Prophet

Ultima VI: The False Prophet

Commodore 64 - Released - 1991

Ultima VI: The False Prophet, released by Origin Systems in 1990, is the sixth part of the role-playing video game series of Ultima. It was the last in the "Age of Enlightenment" trilogy. Several years after having restored Lord British to his rightful position as the monarch of Britannia, the Avatar is captured by demon-like creatures and placed on a sacrificial altar. His friends Iolo, Shamino, and Dupre appear just in time to save him. In the Britannia castle, the Avatar learns that his abductors were gargoyles, a race of enigmatic creatures who have recently invaded Britannia and...

Ultima VII Part Two: Serpent Isle

Ultima VII Part Two: Serpent Isle

MS-DOS - March 25, 1993

The events of the game take place eighteen months after those described in Ultima VII: The Black Gate. Batlin, the leader of the Fellowship has disappeared, as well as Iolo's wife Gwenno. A map is found that points to the Serpent Isle where the Guardian is still planning to destroy Britannia. Lord British sends the Avatar and his companions to this new land. Once there, the Avatar discovers that a great imbalance is upon the isle and it is up to him to fix it. To do so, he must learn the philosophies of the original inhabitants of this land, who worshipped giant serpents symbolizing the...

Ultima VII Part Two: The Silver Seed

Ultima VII Part Two: The Silver Seed

MS-DOS - DLC - 1993

The Silver Seed expansion adds the Silver Seed story arc to the game, in which the party visits a subterranean keep in the ancient civilization of Serpent Isle (centuries in the past, during the war between the two sects of Ophidians). The Avatar is given an amulet by the Xenkan Monks when he or she first visits Monk Isle (either by death or by physically going there), and after using this amulet at one of the Serpent Gates, the subquest begins. Powerful magic items, including a keyring, a ring of unlimited reagents, a magic axe and an enchanted belt can be found in this area and in nearby...

Ultima VII: Part Two - Serpent Isle + The Silver Seed

Ultima VII: Part Two - Serpent Isle + The Silver Seed

MS-DOS - Released - 1993

This re-release contains the original game "Ultima VII: Part Two - Serpent Isle", along with the expansion, "The Silver Seed." This game takes place 18 months after Ultima VII: The Black Gate. Batlin, the leader of the Fellowship has disappeared, as well as Iolo's wife Gwenno. A map is found that points to the Serpent Isle where the Guardian is still planning to destroy Britannia. Lord British sends you, the Avatar, and your companions to this new land. Once there, you discover that a great imbalance is upon the isle and it is up to you to fix it. To do so, you must learn the philosophies...

Ultima VII: The Black Gate + Forge of Virtue

Ultima VII: The Black Gate + Forge of Virtue

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

This re-release contains the original game of Ultima VII: The Black Gate, along with the expansion "Forge of Virtue." You are the Avatar, returning to Britannia after 200 years of absence. Strange ritual murders are committed in the land while an organization known as The Fellowship is gathering a huge following. And there is this being known as The Guardian whose mockery follows you on your travels. Your old companions will join you on your quest through Britannia as you slowly discover the secret behind the Fellowship and the Guardian. Ultima VII features completely revamped graphics...

Ultima VIII: Pagan

Ultima VIII: Pagan

MS-DOS - Released - March 15, 1994

Ultima VIII: Pagan begins where Ultima VII: Part Two - Serpent Isle ended. The Guardian banishes the Avatar to the land of Pagan, a world under his control. Stranded in this unknown land, without his companions to help him, the Avatar's goal is to find a way back to Britannia. He has to confront four Titans in this world who are embodiments of the four elements, as well as master different styles of magic and fight many opponents on his way. The gameplay is significantly more action-oriented in this installment than in the previous Ultima games. The Avatar is able to jump and climb, and...

Ultima Worlds of Adventure 2: Martian Dreams

Ultima Worlds of Adventure 2: Martian Dreams

MS-DOS - Released - 1991

Following the events depicted in The Savage Empire, the Avatar and his friend Dr. Spector receive a book that contains the knowledge of time traveling. They are taken to the year 1893, witnessing Percival Lowell prepare a space cannon not unlike the one described in Jules Verne's works, with the intention of sending humans to Mars. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, the cannon is fired during the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, with several famous people of the time on board. The Avatar and his companions follow, only to be transferred into the mysterious and dangerous world of...

Windwalker

Windwalker

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

The sequel to Moebius, Windwalker combines role-playing with side-view beat 'em up gameplay. You are accompanied by Moebius on a quest to master the martial arts. Hostile persons including thieves, guards and assassins will be encountered; you fight them in real time using moves such as cartwheels and flying kicks. This can be played either as a continuous battle, or with short breaks to catch your composure. The role-playing elements eschew the Ultima-style plan view in favor of a pseudo-3D system. Deism and Shamanism are just some of the included magic disciplines. Magical vehicles...

Windwalker: A Tale From Moebius

Windwalker: A Tale From Moebius

Commodore 64 - Released - 1989

The sequel to Moebius, Windwalker combines role-playing with side-view beat 'em up gameplay. You are accompanied by Moebius on a quest to master the martial arts. Hostile persons including thieves, guards and assassins will be encountered; you fight them in real time using moves such as cartwheels and flying kicks. This can be played either as a continuous battle, or with short breaks to catch your composure. The role-playing elements eschew the Ultima-style plan view in favor of a pseudo-3D system. Deism and Shamanism are just some of the included magic disciplines. Magical vehicles...

Wing Commander

Wing Commander

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1992

Wing Commander is a space combat simulator interspersed with shipboard dialogs. Onboard the ship, you can save/load game, visit the bar to get the latest gossip, or go on to the next mission briefing, and the 3D space combat part. The 3D space combat has you sitting in the cockpit, where you control the craft like roll, turn, up/down, afterburner, as well as fire guns and launch missiles. There are four different crafts on the Confed side, each with different flight characteristics and armament. You will have a wingman on each mission, and you should keep the wingman alive as the wingman...

Wing Commander

Wing Commander

MS-DOS - Released - September 26, 1990

"Wingleader One! Wingleader One! Bogies all around! Can't shake 'em!" "Hold on, Hunter, I'm on my way!..." You're a starfighter pilot, the best of the best, but nothing in your training prepared you for action this hot. Deepspace dogfights against Kilrathi aces are deadly, and the future of humanity is on the line each time you fly! Wing Commander puts you in the middle of the most intense starship action you've ever experienced outside of a movie theater. But in Wing Commander, you're the star! Experience ORIGIN's amazing new-state-of-the-art computer graphics and sound...

Wing Commander

Wing Commander

Sega CD - January 1, 1994

Wing Commander is a space combat simulator interspersed with shipboard dialogs. Onboard the ship, you can save/load game, visit the bar to get the latest gossip, or go on to the next mission briefing, and the 3D space combat part. The 3D space combat has you sitting in the cockpit, where you control the craft like roll, turn, up/down, afterburner, as well as fire guns and launch missiles. There are four different crafts on the Confed side, each with different flight characteristics and armament. You will have a wingman on each mission, and you should keep the wingman alive as the wingman...

Wing Commander & Wing Commander II -- Twin Pack

Wing Commander & Wing Commander II -- Twin Pack

MS-DOS - January 1, 1994

This digitally distributed game collection includes: Wing Commander (game) Wing Commander: The Secret Missions (add-on) Wing Commander: The Secret Missions 2 - Crusade (add-on) Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi (game) Wing Commander II: Special Operations 1 (add-on) Wing Commander II: Special Operations 2 (add-on) The initial GoG release included only the first two base games, the inclusion of add-on missions was made over a year later.

Wing Commander Academy

Wing Commander Academy

MS-DOS - Released - August 27, 1993

A Stand-Alone Game — No previous Wing Commander experience necessary. As a student at the TCSN Academy, you custom-design and fly unique combat, rescue, and search and retrieval missions from the CyberSchool's holographic simulator. In the Wing Commander tradition, the game features a dynamic musical score, improved bit-mapped graphics, and a dazzling array of customizing options. But Wing Commander Academy is not another cinematic extravaganza — it's an intense dogfighting marathon. - Custom-design a variety of missions that match your skill level as you place fighters, capital ships,...

Wing Commander Armada

Wing Commander Armada

MS-DOS - Released - September 22, 1994

The life of a seasoned starfighter pilot isn't all glory and adventure. After years of following orders and losing ships and friends, you are now the sole commander, responsible for heading up a momentous strike against your enemy's homeland - either the Empire of Kilrath or the heart of the Confederation. This war requires real strategy, not just hotshot piloting, and you have to determine where to fight, how to fight, and what ships will get the job done. In Wing Commander Armada, you have the freedom to build your own universe, your own missions, and your own campaign. Key...

Wing Commander II: Deluxe Edition

Wing Commander II: Deluxe Edition

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

This is a compilation of the entire Wing Commander II saga on a single CD. The compilation includes: Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi - Special Operations 1 Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi - Special Operations 2 Wing Commander II: Speech Accessory Pack Your carrier, the Tiger's Claw, is destroyed by Kilrathi stealth fighters. You are blamed for the loss of the ship. After being demoted you are transferred to a space station far off the front lines where you are supposed to spend the rest of your career. However, ten...

Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi

Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi

MS-DOS - Released - September 4, 1991

Ten years ago, you were the Hero of Vega Sector, idol of millions - the starfighter pilot who single-handedly turned the tide of a major Kilrathi invasion. Then something went wrong. You were disgraced, court-martialed and transferred to a backwater outpost. For years, your lightning-quick reflexes and instinctive dogfighting tactics went to waste while the Kilrathi killed your closest friends on the front lines. But Mankind still needs a hero, now more than ever before. And you're still the best pilot in the Galaxy. You've got just one chance to prove yourself, just one chance to...

Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi: Special Operations 1

Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi: Special Operations 1

MS-DOS - DLC - December 14, 1991

This time the fur really flies... If you thought you could snatch a few Zs after that victory at K'Tithrak Mang, you'd better look for another line of work! The cats are restless and rebellion is brewing throughout Kilrathi slave worlds. As a show of force, the Emperor plans a brutal assault on the rebel populations. Millions of lives are in jeopardy until you and the Special Operations team can blunt the attack. ...and cat-scratch fever isn't your only concern! After a mutiny aboard the TCS Gettysburg, its crew has turned to pirating the trade lanes and preying on Confederation...

Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi: Special Operations 2

Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi: Special Operations 2

MS-DOS - DLC - June 5, 1992

Morale is at an all-time low... The Confederation's electronic grapevine is running amok with rumors that vital intelligence has been withheld by the High Command. Luckily, Special Operations has its own sources of information, and they say the waiting game just won't cut it any longer. Someone has to lead the way, and you're getting the call! Of course it's a suicide mission — it's Special Operations! Launch into 20 new missions with all the stirring dogfights, compelling plot lines and startling graphics you expect from the Wing Commander series! Fly the Morningstar,...

Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger

Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger

MS-DOS - Released - December 8, 1994

The First True Interactive Movie for your Home PC Professionally scripted and filmed in Hollywood, ORIGIN's multi-million dollar production combines the entertainment of film-making with the interactivity of computer gaming. The result is a spectacular spaceflight adventure. Adrenaline, romance, humor, danger — Wing Commander III has all this and more. This sequel completes the turbulent chronicles of the Terran-Kilrathi war. The final showdown takes place on one of the homeworlds — Earth or Kilrah. But only you can write the ending ... - Ensemble cast features Mark Hamill, John...

Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger

Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger

3DO Interactive Multiplayer - January 1, 1995

The war against the Kilrathi is going badly for the Confederation. Its flagship, the Concordia, has been destroyed, battles are lost on all fronts. War hero Colonel Christopher Blair is transferred to the old carrier Victory. Take the role of Blair and ensure the success of the Confederation's last-ditch attempt for victory: the destruction of the Kilrathi homeworld. Wing Commander III has the usual mix of space battles and cinematic storytelling. Changes from the first two games include SVGA graphics, the use of texture-mapped polygons instead of bitmaps for spaceflight sequences and real...

Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger

Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger

Sony Playstation - January 1, 1996

The protagonist of the previous two games was officially assigned a name in WCIII, Colonel Christopher Blair (Mark Hamill). The opening cutscene, the first FMV cutscene in the Wing Commander series, depicts a saddening scene: Thrakhath nar Kiranka (John Rhys-Davies), Crown Prince of the hostile Kilrathi Empire, presiding over the execution by disintegration of a group of Terran Confederation prisoners of war. One, however, is left alive: Blair's lover Colonel Jeannette "Angel" Devereaux (Yolanda Jilot), due to her status among the Kilrathi as a respected warrior, who is executed by Prince...

Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom

Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom

Sony Playstation - May 14, 1997

Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom takes place after the end of a war between the Kilrathi and Terrans. You play the part of Colonel Blair, who is in the Confederation. Another war is on the verge of beginning, this time between the Confederatio and the Border Worlds. WC4 puts you in control of a variety of spaceships armed with your choice of weapons. You can fly in arcade flight mode or customize the controls for simulation mode. Other settings allow you to turn on subtitles, choose from three difficulty levels and make your ship invulnerable.

Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom

Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom

MS-DOS - Released - February 4, 1996

Believe it - the BEST interactive movie has just gotten BETTER! The Kilrathi war may be over, but back home nothing is the same. There's trouble in the Border Worlds. Civil War seems imminent. You have to decide how to save the Confederation — or if it should be saved at all! The latest epic adventure in the Wing Commander saga applies improved cinematic techniques and photo-realistic graphics to a story of intrigue, betrayal and death. Never before has Hollywood been so completely under your control. - Ensemble cast of favorites, including Mark Hamill, Malcolm McDowell, John...

Wing Commander Privateer (CD-ROM)

Wing Commander Privateer (CD-ROM)

MS-DOS - Released - 1994

The CD-ROM version of Wing Commander: Privateer is similar to the original but actually features the following products: Wing Commander: Privateer Wing Commander: Privateer - Righteous Fire Digitized speech for every character, a feature which expands on what was available in the Wing Commander: Privateer - Speech Pack On the fringe of Human space, near the Kilrathi border, the industrial machine is running full-tilt to feed the war effort, and there is a lot of shipping - but also a lot of pirates, Retros (religious fanatics who want to destroy technology), military, militia, merchants,...

Wing Commander: Privateer

Wing Commander: Privateer

MS-DOS - Released - September 22, 1993

2669, Gemini Sector, Troy System. The Terran frontier between the Kilrathi Empire and the unknown. Privateer takes you to the seamy side of the Wing Commander universe. In the far reaches of space, you live by no man’s rules but your own. The fringes are populated by a volatile mix of pirates, miners, mercs, cutthroats, and Kilrathi, all struggling to make a life for themselves. In this open-ended game you can choose from many paths. You start with a rusted scout ship and a handful of credits in your pocket. It isn't much, but the universe is there for you to explore in search for...

Wing Commander: Privateer - Righteous Fire

Wing Commander: Privateer - Righteous Fire

MS-DOS - DLC - February 24, 1994

Welcome Back to the Edge of the Unknown. So you think you’re a hotshot pilot. A clever entrepreneur. A notorious pirate. You’ve destroyed the Steltek Drone, secured the alien artifact and outfought and outsmarted everyone in your way. Now, You’re taking a well-deserved break on one of Gemini’s pleasure worlds. But relaxation will soon be the last thing on your mind… In Righteous Fire, you’re once again transported to the seamy side of the universe, where you discover a fiendish plot that threatens the order and prosperity of Gemini Sector. Whether you’re a merchant, pirate or mercenary,...

Wing Commander: The Secret Missions

Wing Commander: The Secret Missions

MS-DOS - DLC - December 4, 1990

It's 2654 and mankind needs a hero... Wing Commander: The Secret Missions is another thrilling chapter in the continuing saga o the TCS Tiger's Claw. A human colony has been obliterated by the Kilrathi, Now they challenge the defenders of humanity to a deadly game of hide and seek. You must cross into enemy space in pursuit of the Kilrathi strike fleet, only to face their latest secret weapon...a weapon capable of destroying an entire world. - Play an all-new, 16-mission campaign offering unparalled intensity, new missions and goals, and higher levers of excitement than ever before. -...

Wing Commander: The Secret Missions 2: Crusade

Wing Commander: The Secret Missions 2: Crusade

MS-DOS - DLC - April 6, 1991

The Secret Missions 2: Crusade, another exciting chapter in the saga of the Tiger's Claw! In this campaign, a huge Kilrathi fleet maneuvers toward a planet of peaceful primitive natives. After a Kilrathi renegade defects with the crew of a small destroyer, you'll fly one of their fighter ships in undercover missions. In these new secret missions, you must discover the truth behind the Kilrathi "holy war" before the Warriors of Kilrah can destroy you and the Tiger's Claw! - 16 new missions! Fight new Kilrathi opponents in a campaign that will challenge your piloting and tactical skills to...

Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire

Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

The Avatar, the Earth-born hero of the magical realm of Britannia, has discovered a mysterious black moonstone there. He returns to our world and asks his friend, the natural museum curator Dr. Rafkin, to analyze it. A reporter named Jimmy Malone is eager to cover the story and joins the two. However, the experiments triggers a gigantic explosion, and the group is teleported to a seemingly otherwordly place known as the Valley of Eodon, where native tribes with Mesoamerican and African characteristics co-exist with Neanderthals, dinosaurs, as well as sentient reptile and insect species. The...

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