User review spotlight: Carmageddon (DOS). Released in 1997.

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands (DOS)

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands Screenshots

DOS version

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS Title screen

Title screen

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS Main menu

Main menu

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS Character creation. A good selection of classes and races

Character creation. A good selection of classes and races

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS The intro is short, but goes straight to the point...

The intro is short, but goes straight to the point...

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS This is where you start the game. I let my half-giant be the leader. The atmosphere of the game world is rather heavy and intentionally bleak

This is where you start the game. I let my half-giant be the leader. The atmosphere of the game world is rather heavy and intentionally bleak

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS You start with a few easy battles against arena monsters - you are a gladiator, after all...

You start with a few easy battles against arena monsters - you are a gladiator, after all...

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS An early dialogue with your "master" in the slave pens. There are quite a few topics and choices!

An early dialogue with your "master" in the slave pens. There are quite a few topics and choices!

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS The slave pens is the first large location you'll explore. It's rather grim...

The slave pens is the first large location you'll explore. It's rather grim...

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS Main in-game menu with basic character info. I opened my cleric's level 3 spells - impressive array!..

Main in-game menu with basic character info. I opened my cleric's level 3 spells - impressive array!..

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS Character attribute and inventory screen. It's all very intuitive. This is my female human thief character...

Character attribute and inventory screen. It's all very intuitive. This is my female human thief character...

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS ...and this is... well... one of the game's several races, and certainly the most unique one! Can you determine the gender??..

...and this is... well... one of the game's several races, and certainly the most unique one! Can you determine the gender??..

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS When you level up you can choose which spells you want to learn for your mages, clerics, and psionic users

When you level up you can choose which spells you want to learn for your mages, clerics, and psionic users

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS You've escaped into a somewhat more civilized area early in the game

You've escaped into a somewhat more civilized area early in the game

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS The area maps are very helpful!

The area maps are very helpful!

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS This sewer area is more than just a dungeon - it has a settlement, several quests, and a couple of nice secrets!

This sewer area is more than just a dungeon - it has a settlement, several quests, and a couple of nice secrets!

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS A heated battle in a temple is almost over. Look at all those bodies...

A heated battle in a temple is almost over. Look at all those bodies...

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS Fighting what looks like a giant red frog while carefully treading the stones...

Fighting what looks like a giant red frog while carefully treading the stones...

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS This lovely area has the most vegetation in the game

This lovely area has the most vegetation in the game

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS Many of the game's connecting areas look like that - there is quite a bit of desert, but always with some interesting things to discover and people to find

Many of the game's connecting areas look like that - there is quite a bit of desert, but always with some interesting things to discover and people to find

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS Take a look at this area map! Impressive, isn't it?..

Take a look at this area map! Impressive, isn't it?..

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS Fighting a giant scorpion on the crossroads

Fighting a giant scorpion on the crossroads

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS One of the game's several villages - and this house is considered large. The game world is not very urban

One of the game's several villages - and this house is considered large. The game world is not very urban

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS Village market - a strange statue, a well, and a fruit seller

Village market - a strange statue, a well, and a fruit seller

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS Fighting wyverns and bandits at once! This green icon is spell placement - for monster summoning, in this case

Fighting wyverns and bandits at once! This green icon is spell placement - for monster summoning, in this case

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS Conversations and choices in the caravan trader area

Conversations and choices in the caravan trader area

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS Lovely area with a beautiful hand-drawn look. I made my strange creature the leader of the party

Lovely area with a beautiful hand-drawn look. I made my strange creature the leader of the party

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS A stony area with skeletons - my cleric casts protective "pillows" on my warrior

A stony area with skeletons - my cleric casts protective "pillows" on my warrior

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS You can make the whole party visible outside of combat, too. Here, you see how you can move that gray chest anywhere - I tried putting it on the table...

You can make the whole party visible outside of combat, too. Here, you see how you can move that gray chest anywhere - I tried putting it on the table...

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS Fighting colorful spiders in a cave dungeon

Fighting colorful spiders in a cave dungeon

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS Now you face the giant spider - and look, you don't have to fight! The game is very flexible and allows you to make choices at every corner

Now you face the giant spider - and look, you don't have to fight! The game is very flexible and allows you to make choices at every corner

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS A heated battle in a castle. Choosing how to end a turn

A heated battle in a castle. Choosing how to end a turn

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS Whoa, look at all this treasure!..

Whoa, look at all this treasure!..

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS Note the NPC routines and nice animations in one of the villages

Note the NPC routines and nice animations in one of the villages

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS You can choose to attack innocent villagers. You've cast your spell and summoned a shadow - look to the right...

You can choose to attack innocent villagers. You've cast your spell and summoned a shadow - look to the right...

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS An impressive red area with a mysterious obelisk...

An impressive red area with a mysterious obelisk...

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS A few caves look alike, but you can be sure to meet unique enemies! And look what I've cast just now - the famed stinking cloud!

A few caves look alike, but you can be sure to meet unique enemies! And look what I've cast just now - the famed stinking cloud!

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS A beautifully decorated entrance to a vast underground area

A beautifully decorated entrance to a vast underground area

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS This is a monster village! Monsters are working and generally live their lives

This is a monster village! Monsters are working and generally live their lives

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS A very tough battle against powerful monsters - don't attempt it too early...

A very tough battle against powerful monsters - don't attempt it too early...

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands DOS ...because even with a fairly strong party, I got killed due to negligence. Hence - the expressive Game Over screen...

...because even with a fairly strong party, I got killed due to negligence. Hence - the expressive Game Over screen...