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In Ancient Domains of Mystery, the player character is an adventurer who has traveled to a remote mountain range to save Ancardia, the world of the game, from the forces of Chaos. The player can either continue on with this quest or join on with Chaos, depending on the choices that the player makes in the game. Becoming corrupted by the forces of chaos causes mutations which have positive or negative effects.

The game features a wide range of character races and classes, a point-based skill system, many subplots, and a detailed world which allows to grow herbs and repair/upgrade weapons with smithing.


Ancient Domains of Mystery Windows Accepting a quest from a local druid.
Ancient Domains of Mystery DOS Creating a new character...
Ancient Domains of Mystery DOS The main menu
Ancient Domains of Mystery DOS The online manual -- available everywhere in the game

Alternate Titles

  • "Ancient Dungeons of Mystery" -- Working title
  • "ADOM" -- Official abbreviation

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User Reviews

ADOM is one of the best of the rogue-like games. DOS Droog (460)

Critic Reviews DOS Dec 03, 2002 9 out of 10 90 Windows Dec 03, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Abandonia Reloaded Windows Apr 08, 2005 3.7 out of 5 74
Abandonia Reloaded DOS Apr 08, 2005 3.7 out of 5 74


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ADOM - Downloadable version 5 Rola (7766)
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