User review spotlight: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (DOS)

Critical Path

Not an American user?


You and a female fellow soldier called Kat are stranded on the roof of a factory on an island in a post-nuclear world. Your pilot is dead and your helicopter needs a small but vital part. You are wounded, so Kat is the only person who can find the missing part, and to do so she has to enter the building that crawls with madmen led by General Minh. From the Control Room where you are hiding you can help her, so you may have a chance to survive.

Critical Path is an interactive movie with action-based sequences, in which the main character Kat has to shoot, fight, set traps etc. It also has puzzle-solving elements as you, as the wounded soldier in the Control Room, have to enter codes and push buttons to help her survive.

Kat starts with nine lives. When she looses a life, the player can continue with one less life or reload an earlier part of the game (automatically saved; the game has no saving slots). When all nine lives are used up, Kat dies and Minh kills you in the Control Room. In this room you will find Minh's notebook with clues and instructions about the workings in the factory and his special traps.


Critical Path Windows 3.x Packaging room
Critical Path Windows 3.x Intro - approaching the factory
Critical Path Windows 3.x A "Blood Orange" has taken your gun
Critical Path Windows 3.x Intro - dying pilot

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Help Kat survive... for about 30 minutes. Windows 3.x Zovni (9351)

The Press Says

PC Games (Germany) Windows 3.x Jan, 1994 85 out of 100 85
MikroBitti Windows 3.x Apr, 1994 79 out of 100 79
Electronic Entertainment Windows 3.x Mar, 1994 7 out of 10 70
PC Player (Germany) Windows 3.x May, 1994 63 out of 100 63
Pelit Windows 3.x Feb, 1994 60 out of 100 60
High Score Windows 3.x Jul, 1994 3 out of 5 60


There are currently no topics for this game.


There is no trivia on file for this game.

Contributed to by TO (12) and Zeppin (8355)