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Witty, atmospheric and emotional General Error (4364) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars
A surprisingly uninspiring adventure zorkman (197) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Not impressed. Foopy (12) unrated
The best IF game I every played, and the only one I solved by myself. David Ledgard (65) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars
One of the best Infocom games, set in a comic sci-fi environment Frecklefoot (203) unrated
Milestone of Character Development Tony Van (2855) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.1
Text Parser How sophisticated the text parser is, how appropriate its responses are, etc. 3.7
Overall User Score (30 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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Computer Games (Feb, 1984)
As a lowly Ensign 7th Class onboard a Stellar Patrol ship, all you have to do is scrub the deck - until disaster strikes and you're marooned on an uncharted planet.
SPAG (Sep 20, 2002)
Overall, Planetfall is easily one of the best adventure games I've ever played because of the balanced and logical puzzles throughout the game, the humorous writing, and the amusing characters.
Planetfall is a work of interactive fiction penned by the infamous Infocom Implementor Steve Meretzky. You may have cursed his name once or twice if you have ever played Sorcerer or the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (for which you should also be given a medal if you have completed either game without hints). Planetfall is Meretzky’s first solo effort at writing for Infocom. As a pure text adventure, this game is interactive fiction in its original and truest sense of the form. The only graphics in this game comes from your mind, making it a title to be avoided at all costs if playing games from companies such as Sierra On-Line has already corrupted your imagination.