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Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller (DOS)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.2
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5 point score based on user ratings.

Description

In the near future, human beings have discovered that hell actually exists. The governing organization on the Earth, known as the Hand of God, controls the ways to hell. Demons can travel to our dimensions, while criminals are sent to hell instead of being locked in jails.

You take the roles of Gideon Eshanti and Rachel Braque, a couple who is working for the government. One night government agents arrive at their house and try to assassinate them. After a narrow escape, the two find themselves in hell. Now they have to figure out how to return to our world, and to find out why their employers wanted to kill them...

Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller is an adventure game with simple point-and-click interface. You advance in the game by talking to people and manipulating objects to solve puzzles. The game utilizes pre-rendered backgrounds and FMV sequences as cut-scenes.

Screenshots

Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller DOS Character selection
Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller DOS Developer's logo
Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller DOS talking
Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller DOS school

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User Reviews

Good, but not really that daring ETJB (418) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars
Weird but kind of fun. Scott Monster (919) 3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars

The Press Says

PC Gamer Mar, 1995 92 out of 100 92
Entertainment Weekly Jan 20, 1995 A- 91
Coming Soon Magazine Feb, 1995 89 out of 100 89
PC Games (Germany) Feb, 1995 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Feb, 1995 74 out of 100 74
MikroBitti Feb, 1995 70 out of 100 70
PC Player (Germany) Jan, 1995 49 out of 100 49
Quandary Feb, 1995 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
High Score Mar, 1995 2 out of 5 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Mar, 1995 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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Trivia

Novel

A novelization of the game was published through the Proteus imprint of Prima Publishing. It was written by Chet Williamson and first printed in August of 1995.

References

  • During the course of the game, you find out that the password for one of the computers you need to use is "Bloodnet". Bloodnet is the title of a game developed by the same team (John Antinori & Laura Kampo).
  • Adam Schonbrun is the name of a key character in the plot of this game. In Bloodnet, Schonbrun is a model of cybergenetic arm.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #12 Worst Game of All Time
Information also contributed by Pseudo_Intellectual
treppie (8) added Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller (DOS) on Jun 28, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Riamus (8121)