How much time do you spend in each single session when you play games?

The Daedalus Encounter (3DO)

58
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
1.9
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.
Not an American user?

Description

The interstellar war is over, leaving you, a casualty, as a disembodied brain inside a life support system. Your buddies rescue you from the lab so that you can go exploring - scavenging the galaxy for wreckage and artifacts left over from the war. In due course you stumble literally into an alien craft. With your own craft disabled, and the alien ship on a collision course, you must explore it to find out what has gone wrong and to make a course correction.

Gameplay consists of conversations with your colleagues (displayed as live action video), animated exploration sequences, as well as puzzle-solving that mostly involves figuring out how to operate alien mechanisms. There is also a maze sequence and sporadic action-based tasks. There is no inventory to speak of, because, being a brain in a box, you have no pockets.

All the action takes place in an in-game window that is your view of the world. It takes up only a small part of the screen and the rest of the screen is taken up with a kind of fleshy 'inside of your head' background that is there to remind you that you are inside a machine. Three difficulty settings, in-game instruction and assistance, as well as a few extras (such as high-resolution pictures) are included.

Screenshots

There are no 3DO screenshots for this game.

There are 11 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

There are no reviews for the 3DO release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.


The Press Says

Video Games & Computer Entertainment Nov, 1995 8 out of 10 80
Game Players Nov, 1995 73 out of 100 73
GamePro (US) Nov, 1995 3.5 out of 5 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Dec, 1995 6.8 out of 10 68
The Video Game Critic Mar 16, 2005 C- 42
GamesCollection Mar 10, 2008 4 out of 10 40
Super Power (Sweden) Feb, 1996 29 out of 100 29

Forums

There are currently no topics for this game.


Trivia

Gag

In the beginning of the game when exploring the ship, you come across a dead alien. On their back is a post-it note saying "Kick Me".

Awards

  • PC Player (Germany)
    • Issue 01/1996 - CD-ROM Babe of the Year 1995 (for actress Tia Carrere)
Information also contributed by piltdown man
Indra is here (19705) added The Daedalus Encounter (3DO) on Mar 04, 2004
Other platforms contributed by TO (12) and Terok Nor (18754)