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Mission Critical is a first-person graphic adventure. It is 2134, and the human race has been at war for 50 years since the Alliance declared independence from the stifling rule of the UN and its anti-technology policies. The Alliance is losing the war to the UN's greater numbers, but recently, Alliance scientists discovered an alien artifact on the planet Persephone.

You are onboard the USS Lexington on its top-secret mission to investigate the artifact, and hopefully change the course of the war to the Alliance's favor. But the UN's spies are everywhere, and before the introductory movie is over, the Lexington has been ambushed and Captain Dayna has been forced to sacrifice almost the entire crew of the Lexington to destroy the attacking cruiser Dharma, leaving only you behind, unconscious.

When you awaken, you discover yourself alone on a damaged ship. You'll have to patch the holes, prevent reactor overload, and bring the ship's computer back on-line before you can attempt to successfully complete the Lexington's original mission.

Until the Lexington's condition is stabilized, there's a real-time clock ticking away (you get several hours). There are lots of inventory-based puzzles to be solved. You'll also have to defend the Lexington from UN attacks in a simple 3D real-time strategy game (which has an adjustable difficulty level if you have trouble).

Eventually, you'll be able to land on Persephone, investigate the artifact, and use its power to save mankind.

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Mission Critical DOS The Black Tower
Mission Critical DOS The AI Prepares a Demonstration of the Nature of Time
Mission Critical DOS The Hype training missions allow you to get the hang of the combat interface
Mission Critical DOS Space combat (from the intro)

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User Reviews

Best Sci-Fi Adventure James P. Wong (2399) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
Kinda sterile atmosphere, but rewarding Kaliban (75) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars

Critic Reviews

Aventura y Cía Aug 22, 2002 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Adventure Classic Gaming Aug 06, 2008 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Coming Soon Magazine Nov 30, 1995 92 out of 100 92
Score Dec, 1995 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot May 01, 1996 8.6 out of 10 86
PC Games (Germany) Dec, 1995 83 out of 100 83
Techtite 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Revolution Jun 05, 2004 B 75
Just Games Retro Sep 12, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Joystick (French) Jan, 1996 68 out of 100 68

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Trivia

The modules needed to repair the parabolic dish, are named EC2001 and EC2010. They are a reference to Arthur C. Clarke's Space Odyssey series.

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andyhat (1905) added Mission Critical (DOS) on Jun 15, 2000