One Must Fall 2097 Reviews (DOS)

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Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
User Score
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User Reviews

Who said fighting games in computers sucked? Depth Lord (1003) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
Best fighter for the PC (which doesn't mean a lot but....) Zovni (10667) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
I hate fighting games.... Except this one... Chris Martin (1208) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Crushes the competition! Robyrt (54) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Fighting Masterpiece Aaron Savadge (5) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
The greatest beat 'em up to date! Heikki Sairanen (114) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
One Must Play This Game MadCat (61) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
The best fighting game for the PC. Kalirion (666) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
One of the greatest fighting games of all time is now freeware! IJan (2001) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Play it. Now. Tomer Gabel (4678) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Overall User Score (122 votes) 3.9


Critic Reviews

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90
GameHippo.com (Oct 30, 1997)
One Must Fall 2097 (OMF) was released 1995. On February 10, 1999 we learned that OMF by Diversions Entertainment and published by Epic Mega Games became a freeware (was $39). So, here you download the registered CD version of OMF - and it's totally legal! In short, OMF is a 2D fighting game with blazing graphics and sounds. It consists of 10 Fighters, 5 Arenas, and 4 Tournaments.
90
High Voltage Online (Oct 08, 2006)
The game had so much to offer it was staggering. More options than any other fighting game I’ve ever seen, allowing you to customize most aspects to your liking. The tournament system was incredibly fun and innovative, adding a sense of advancement and meaning to the matches. And on top of that it had an extremely tight and responsive control system, good character balance, fairly impressive computer AI, and extremely fun gameplay. With it only taking up about 15 megabytes, it’s the game that’s stayed on my hard drive the longest, and I still keep coming back to play it again every once in a while these days, because it really is just that good.
87
Score (Jan, 1995)
Hudby jsem se nemohl nabažit a tvrdohlavě jsem solil výkon repráků na mozkodlab nedbaje stížností z vedlejších pokojů. Zvuky jsou rovněž parádní přehlídkou řinčení a skřípání kovu, zasyčení plamene či různé exploze se také sem tam najdou Grafika není nic extra, ale dá se snést, speciálně design některých robotů je obzvláště povedený. Karatisti, kung-fuáři, tae-kwon-disti, nudisti, judisti i jeho-visti, zastrčte hvězdici za klobouk, šavli do trenek a začněte OMF shánět. Nebudete litovat. A kde je Rise of the Robots? Phe!
84
PC Gamer (Feb, 1995)
Excellent moves and variety; just the thing for bloodless carnage. Repetitive commentary following each bout; the graphics aren't particularly exciting. Grab your gamepad and buy yourself some Band-aids because your thumbs are gonna get sore!
83
The DOS Spirit (May 17, 2010)
Enten du trenger, eller har lyst å dele ut litt digital juling passer OMF: 2097 plakaten godt. Det er lettbeint underholdning med metallisk klang det er lett å like og lære, men vanskelig å mestre. Den kunstige intelligensen er dog ikke helt an par hele tiden, som f.eks den til tider manglende evnen til å blokke, men på de høyere vanskelighetsgradene får du uansett testet tastaturferdighetene dine. Dette er DOS og kamp på noe av sitt bedre, så vi slenger med vår «Golden DOS Spirit»-utmerkelse i premiepotten.
75
PC Fun (Nov, 1994)
L'atmosphère se dégageant de One must Fall est largement inspirée des manga japonais et les graphismes s'en ressentent. Pour conserver cette homogénéité, il faut prendre soin de l'ambiance sonore. Ainsi, bras et jambes d'acier s'entrechoquent dans un éclat métallique, la foudre s'abat au loin dans un bruit assourdissant et une voix "Off" convaincante annonce le début du round. En outre une musique "techno" intensifie l'action, surexcitant le joueur. Quant à l'animation, elle est fluide: j'ai rarement rencontré un jeu aussi rapide sur PC. Certes, il est vrai qu'il faut disposer d'un 486-DX2 66 pour en profiter pleinement, mais un panneau de configuration permet de régler le niveau de détail à tout moment, par simple pression de la touche "ESC". Tout est parfait ou presque, on regrettera cependant les dimensions trop réduites du "ring". A deux One Must Fall est très prenant... dommage, que l'on ne puisse pas y jouer par l'intermédiaire d'un modem !
72
PC Joker (Dec, 1994)
Bei der Spielbarkeit unterliegt der futuristische „Umfaller“ dann aber seinen Vollpreis-Kollegen, was in erster Linie an der gewöhnungsbedürftigen Steuerung liegt, die unter den gleichen Problemen zu leiden hat wie „Rise of the Robots“ - nur in höherem Maße. Die Optik wiederum erinnert an „Ultimate Body Blows“, denn auch hier turnen mittelmäßig animierte Figuren vor (fünf) bunten Kulissen. In Sachen Sound ist gehobener Standard zu vermelden, alles in allem ist der Abstand zur Konkurrenz also geringer, als man das bei einem solchen Game vermuten würde. Fazit: One Must Fall 2097 ist sein allemal wert, zumal sich die hiesigen Roboter in der kaum abgespeckten Shareware-Variante nahezu gratis für einen Testkampf zur Verfügung stellen.
71
Wenngleich die Grafik beim direkten Konkurrenten Rise of the Robots deutlich besser ist, spricht mich One must fall wesentlich mehr an. Mit flotten Techno-Sounds, zehn verschiedenen Robotern, knackigen Gegnern und dem stetig ansteigenden Schwierigkeitsgrad macht es einfach Spaß.
63
GamersHell.com (Oct 20, 2000)
Some years ago when I was reading through this norwegian computer magazine which existed back then; Tekno being it's name, there was a short review of One Must Fall 2097, and the bottom line from their point of view was that it stunk. A couple of years later I was walking through my local video shop and I saw the game on the discount shelf, paying little attention to it by the way, because of the lousy picture I had gotten from it. A couple of weeks back I found it again, and as you might've guessed, I decided to review it!