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Ken's Labyrinth (DOS)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.
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Ken's Labyrinth is a first-person 3D shooter. The protagonist has to escape from an underground labyrinth populated by monsters while trying to rescue his dog Sparky. The game plays similarly to Wolfenstein 3D and involves the protagonist traversing colorful maze-like areas, shooting monsters on the way with exotic weapons such as a bubble-gum gun. The game's stand-out feature are interactive elements: there are vending and slot machines in the stages which the player can interact with, as well as breakable walls.


Ken's Labyrinth DOS Kill a spider.
Ken's Labyrinth DOS The object of all desire, the gold key!
Ken's Labyrinth DOS Introduction
Ken's Labyrinth DOS Story screen.

Alternate Titles

  • "Walken" -- Development title
  • "LAB3D/SDL" -- Windows and Linux title

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User Reviews

The first Wolfenstein 3D clone! Maw (849) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars
A true classic. PimPamPet (89) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars
A classic. Doug Brozek (8) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
Rather engine-demo than a game. Sir Gofermajster (481) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars
Great Game!!! Andrew Fimiani (4) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars
This is a GAME?? I thought it was a homework project from BASIC 101!! Satoshi Kunsai (1817) 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars
A Classic? I don't think so. Attila (496) unrated
Amazingly bad. Tomer Gabel (4416) 1.25 Stars1.25 Stars1.25 Stars1.25 Stars1.25 Stars

The Press Says

Shooterplanet Jun 19, 2006 78 out of 100 78 Nov 17, 2001 5 out of 10 50


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Believe it or not, there are actually three different Ken games. The first was called Walken (a composition of "Walk" and "Ken" --Editor). It's a precursor to Ken's Labyrinth. The second was called Ken's Labyrinth, and had nothing to do with Epic Megagames". It was actually released by Ken Silverman and his friend Andrew Cotter under the name of Advanced Systems. The third and final was a redone version of the Advanced Systems Ken released by Epic MegaGames.

Related Web Sites

  • Download Ken's Labyrinth (Free, legal download of Ken's Labyrinth -- look for $KEN.ZIP)
  • Ken's "Ken's Labyrinth" Page (Ken Silverman has a section on his personal site devoted to this game. Besides downloading the full registered version, you can also download BUILD versions of the levels, early versions of the program, and source code, including an early version written for QuickBasic 4.5.)
  • LAB3D/SDL (LAB3D/SDL is a port of Ken's Labyrinth (using OpenGL and the SDL library) which runs on Windows, Linux and most other modern systems.)
Trixter (8743) added Ken's Labyrinth (DOS) on Nov 06, 1999
Other platforms contributed by Alsy (15222)