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Beneath a Steel Sky (DOS)

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Written by  :  Icarus Lytton (23)
Written on  :  Apr 13, 2008
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

EX-TER-MIN-ATE! EX-TER-MIN-ATE!

The Good

Everything. Really. This is my all time favorite game for a good reason. It has a brilliant atmosphere, terrific graphics, great humour, beautiful locations, tricky yet not too obscure puzzles and a great plot twist. This is THE game that got me into PC gaming with a punch that would make Mike Tyson blush.

The Bad

Nothing really. Maybe the game was a tad too short but then again, better to keep it short and go for quality than drag it out and lose the plot!

The Bottom Line

Beneath A Steel Sky takes elements from all kinds of movies and books ranging from Star Wars to Blade Runner to Asimov's Robot series. This really is one of the most underrated adventures ever and best of all: it's 100% free.

If you like the idea of a sci-fi thriller with murder mysteries and a great plot twist near the end, this is the game for you. Laced with black humour, great characters and wonderfully drawn backdrops (courtesy of Dave Gibbons) this is really the "crème de la crème" of point 'n click adventures.