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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 Main title.
Ancient Domains of Mystery DOS Entering a food shop -- important!
Ancient Domains of Mystery DOS Hmm... where may these stairs lead?
Ancient Domains of Mystery Windows Game start - The overland map. Walking a short way down reveals a small village. Oooh, 2D graphics!

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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 DOS Apr 08, 2005 3.7 out of 5 74
Abandonia Reloaded Windows Apr 08, 2005 3.7 out of 5 74


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ADOM - Downloadable version 5 Rola (7763)
Apr 20, 2014


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