There are no reviews for the Commodore 64 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.
||How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes
|Story / Presentation
||The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed
||How sophisticated the text parser is, how appropriate its responses are, etc.
|Overall MobyScore (4 votes)
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ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Border Zone, like all Infocom's games, is faultlessly executed as far as the parsing and programming is concerned, but it didn't grip me as much as their other releases. I would have preferred a single scenario with more locations and more puzzles. As it is, the fragmentation of the plot (although original) seems to detract from the atmosphere, a failing not adequately compensated for by the added excitement of 'real time'.
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
The whole package nowhere near approaches the complexity of one single adventure three times the size of one chapter. In fact, it could just as easily have been a three-parter on cassette. Not enough to get your teeth into and settle down comfortably with in the sense that we have come to expect from Infocom adventures.