Azrael's Tear (DOS)

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In Azrael's Tear you play a "raptor", a futuristic thief that raids ancient archaeological sites that have as yet been untouched by man for hundreds of years and are full of treasures.

Recently, due to geological disturbances, the supposed home of the Holy Grail is partially unearthed in northern Scotland. You go in to raid it of its treasures and, provided it exists, of the Holy Grail. When you enter, the entrance caves in behind you and you are stuck inside. Ah well, nothing to do but continue on to find what you came for...

The game utilizes a true 3D engine to display your surroundings, as in Quake. It's heavy on puzzles and light on combat. As you move further on into the ruins you'll encounter ghosts of the inhabitants and hints as to what happened to cause the ruins that surround you now.


Azrael's Tear DOS Viewing a close up of an item
Azrael's Tear DOS Entering an abandoned cathedral
Azrael's Tear DOS A priest wrestles with modern technology
Azrael's Tear DOS a view of the temple

Alternate Titles

  • "Azrael's Tear: Search for the Holy Grail" -- UK title
  • "Azrael's Tear: Auf der Suche nach dem Heiligen Gral" -- German title
  • "Azrael's Tear: A la Recherche du Graal" -- French title

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User Reviews

While on the surface it looks badly done, this game has a lot going for it OceansDaughter (106) unrated

Critic Reviews

Just Adventure 2000 A 100
Coming Soon Magazine Sep 15, 1996 92 out of 100 92
Just Adventure Sep 04, 2002 A- 91
PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Pelit Aug, 1997 86 out of 100 86
Computer Games Magazine 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 1997 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Joker Oct, 1996 62 out of 100 62
Power Play Oct, 1996 58 out of 100 58
GameSpot Nov 05, 1996 5.6 out of 10 56


Topic # Posts Last Post
To work smoothly in XP (not too slow or fast) 6 lilalurl (778)
Jul 28, 2013


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wossname (159) added Azrael's Tear (DOS) on Jun 30, 2000