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Azrael's Tear (DOS)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Azrael's Tear DOS Mindscape logo
Azrael's Tear DOS Title Screen
Azrael's Tear DOS Hmmm... this guy looks like trouble
Azrael's Tear DOS The sauna can provide steam for various uses...

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

The Press Says

Just Adventure 2000 A 100
Coming Soon Magazine Sep 15, 1996 92 out of 100 92
Pelit Aug, 1997 86 out of 100 86
PC Player (Germany) Oct, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Oct, 1996 77 out of 100 77
PC Games (Germany) Oct, 1996 75 out of 100 75
High Score Oct, 1996 3 out of 5 60
Power Play Oct, 1996 58 out of 100 58
GameSpot Nov 05, 1996 5.6 out of 10 56
PC Xtreme Oct, 1996 50 out of 100 50

Forums

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

Trivia

The title music for this game was composed by Ray Shulman and the scene music was composed by Kerry Minnear, both from the revered 70’s progressive rock band Gentle Giant.

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