Burntime (DOS)

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Deserts cover the globe, cities are destroyed, the end of every civilization is near. The few survivors search for drinking water and food. They eat all they can find.

Like a Role-Playing-Game, you travel through the world and meet many computer-played characters. You want to rule the world. But there are other 3 characters with the same aim.

You spend the most game time looking at the map, which takes up several screens. The position of the 4 characters, their occupied conquests, the cities, and the health condition of your character are shown on the map.

The different settlements you can occupy are old factories, camping-grounds or ruins of old mega-cities. The five great cities are opened for all competitors and can’t be occupied. In these cities you cannot fight against your enemies.

Sometimes you meet a human for changing news, items or take them in your party. There are different classes of computer-characters: fighters, engineers or doctors for example. Every character of your party can carry up to 6 items (food, weapons). These items are produced by the settlements you control.


Burntime DOS In a village
Burntime DOS Resident trader in Heaven's Gate (cutscene)
Burntime DOS The main game map - here, you'll travel
Burntime DOS Conversation with a stranger - he still has dreams of better times

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PC Joker Aug, 1993 86 out of 100 86
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 86 out of 100 86
Play Time Oct, 1993 85 out of 100 85
PC Games (Germany) Sep, 1993 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Nov, 1993 9 out of 12 75
PC Player (Germany) Apr, 1994 73 out of 100 73
Power Play Sep, 1993 69 out of 100 69
The DOS Spirit Sep 03, 2007 4 out of 6 67


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  • The official Burntime forum (The official Burntime forum page answers every question. Most part is in German but there is also an English section.)
Rantanplan (1685) added Burntime (DOS) on Apr 08, 2002
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