User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Apple II 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.


Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.5
Text Parser How sophisticated the text parser is, how appropriate its responses are, etc. 3.3
Overall User Score (15 votes) 3.4


Critic Reviews

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90
Retrogaming.it (May, 2008)
I meriti di questo software furono molteplici: dimostrò l’efficacia dei computer nella narrazione di racconti interattivi, migliorò la diffusione e la reputazione delle avventure testuali e fece la fortuna della sua casa produttrice Infocom che ci avrebbe regalato, in futuro, altre perle di fantasia.
 
Zork is vast and intricate. I counted over 100 interconnecting rooms in Zork I alone. This means that map making is imperative. Examine everything. Remember that, especially in mazes, there are ten different directions (eight compass directions, plus up and down). Also, don't hesitate to reexplore old paths. Occasionally, new passages open up as you solve mysteries, or as events outside your control (like earthquakes) occur. Finally, even though Zork is a singleplayer adventure, don't go there alone if you can help it. It is definitely an adventure to be shared and enjoyed.
 
ZORK is a program that is worth the money for anyone even mildly interested in adventure games. Those that like puzzles will have their fill, I'm sure. Master adventurers will even take a while on this one.