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Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller (3DO)

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Description

In the near future, human beings have discovered that hell actually exists. The governing organization on the Earth, known as the Hand of God, controls the ways to hell. Demons can travel to our dimensions, while criminals are sent to hell instead of being locked in jails.

You take the roles of Gideon Eshanti and Rachel Braque, a couple who is working for the government. One night government agents arrive at their house and try to assassinate them. After a narrow escape, the two find themselves in hell. Now they have to figure out how to return to our world, and to find out why their employers wanted to kill them...

Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller is an adventure game with simple point-and-click interface. You advance in the game by talking to people and manipulating objects to solve puzzles. The game utilizes pre-rendered backgrounds and FMV sequences as cut-scenes.

Screenshots

Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller 3DO Looking for a lead at a back alley club.
Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller 3DO Rachael from the intro cinema.
Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller 3DO Dialogue takes place through looping FMV cutscenes
Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller 3DO This little imp squashes the 3DO logo

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User Reviews

Dystopian Damnation, Sort Of ETJB (447) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars

The Press Says

GamePro (US) Aug, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Aug, 1995 7.1 out of 10 71
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Aug, 1995 7 out of 10 70
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Apr 21, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Game Players Aug, 1995 34 out of 100 34
Defunct Games Jan 14, 2006 20 out of 100 20

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Trivia

Novel

A novelization of the game was published through the Proteus imprint of Prima Publishing. It was written by Chet Williamson and first printed in August of 1995.

References

  • During the course of the game, you find out that the password for one of the computers you need to use is "Bloodnet". Bloodnet is the title of a game developed by the same team (John Antinori & Laura Kampo).
  • Adam Schonbrun is the name of a key character in the plot of this game. In Bloodnet, Schonbrun is a model of cybergenetic arm.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #12 Worst Game of All Time
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Riamus (8121) added Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller (3DO) on Mar 02, 2004
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