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Description

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.

Screenshots

Prisoner of Ice DOS The final choice is between two slightly different, though equally brief, endings, which are titled "The survivor of Time" and "The one who never was".
Prisoner of Ice DOS Strangely enough, his is the happiest ending.
Prisoner of Ice DOS John Parker is reunited with the sorceror Narackamous (and undoubtedly thinking 'didn't I kill you already?')
Prisoner of Ice DOS It seems that somehow a creature survived and has followed you back to Britain

Promo Images

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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 (160095) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Nazis, Norweigans with speech-problems and general weirdness. Joakim Kihlman (275) 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 (3620) unrated

Critic Reviews

Joystick (French) Jun, 1995 86 out of 100 86
Play Time Jun, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Adventure Corner Mar 04, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Hemma Feb, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
High Score Nov, 1995 4 out of 5 80
PC Joker Jun, 1995 80 out of 100 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
Quandary Dec, 1995 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Question about "Prisoner of Ice" game play 3 BostonGeorge (703)
Feb 25, 2009
Is there really Windows edition of a game? 11 Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (589)
Jul 20, 2007

Trivia

When Ryan arrives at the Buenos Aires library, he meets a blind man named Jorge who is the curator. Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) was director of the Buenos Aires public library for some years (although not close to the year 1937, when the game takes place) and began to lose his eyesight in his last years until finally he was completely blind. According to H.P. Lovecraft's writings, the Buenos Aires Library is one of the few places holding a copy of the Necronomicon.

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Alan Chan (3620) added Prisoner of Ice (DOS) on Nov 04, 1999
Other platforms contributed by B.L. Stryker (20920), Sciere (466396), Kabushi (186673) and Scaryfun (15889)