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Another game in Infogrames' line of H. P. Lovecraft inspired games started by Alone In the Dark, Prisoner of Ice puts you in the role of Lt. Ryan, an American agent stationed aboard the submarine H.M.S. Victoria on a rescue mission to the Antarctic. The Victoria picks up two mysterious crates during the course of the rescue. Before you know it the Captain is eaten alive by the cargo, a horrific monster with whom you are trapped aboard the submarine. And that's just the start of your problems.

Prisoner of Ice features a very simplified version of the classic adventure game interface, where you can left click with the cursor to operate an object or right click to look at it. The program won't let you do anything with these objects, other than the few appropriate actions needed to advance the game.


Prisoner of Ice DOS A poor Mayan peasant is sent back in time as a Great Old One snack
Prisoner of Ice DOS Bjorn Hamsun, the last surviving member of his expedition
Prisoner of Ice DOS Ryan, I am your Father...'s mother's uncle's niece's son's best friend
Prisoner of Ice DOS John Parker is reunited with the sorceror Narackamous (and undoubtedly thinking 'didn't I kill you already?')

Promo Images

Prisoner of Ice Screenshot
Prisoner of Ice Screenshot
Prisoner of Ice Screenshot
Prisoner of Ice Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Gevangen in het ijs" -- Dutch title
  • "Call of Cthulhu: Prisoner of Ice" -- International title

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User Reviews

Do you wanna be a prisoner forever!? Set yourelf free!! MAT (140907) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Nazis, Norweigans with speech-problems and general weirdness. Joakim Kihlman (269) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars
Decent story, but doesn't quite cut it as an adventure game. Alan Chan (3476) unrated

Critic Reviews

Coming Soon Magazine Oct 31, 1995 94 out of 100 94
Joystick (French) Jun, 1995 86 out of 100 86
Play Time Jun, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks May, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventure Corner Mar 04, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play Jun, 1995 79 out of 100 79
PC Multimedia & Entertainment Jan 25, 1996 76 out of 100 76
The DOS Spirit Sep 03, 2010 4.5 out of 6 75
PC Player (Germany) Jun, 1995 74 out of 100 74
Adventure Gamers Jul 21, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


Topic # Posts Last Post
Question about "Prisoner of Ice" game play 3 BostonGeorge (682)
Feb 25, 2009
Is there really Windows edition of a game? 11 Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (580)
Jul 20, 2007


As you use the computer terminal in the future, you see a cut-scene which is narrated by a "Howard Phillips Parker." This character not only bares the same name as Howard Phillips Lovecraft, the author responsible for the Cthulhu stories, but also looks conspicuously like him.

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Alan Chan (3476) added Prisoner of Ice (DOS) on Nov 04, 1999
Other platforms contributed by B.L. Stryker (20881), Sciere (384866), Kabushi (162989) and Scaryfun (13739)