Zork Nemesis: The Forbidden Lands (DOS)

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In the last days of the Great Underground Empire, four of the Empire's greatest Alchemists disappeared into the Forbidden Lands on the day of the Solar Eclipse, supposedly searching for the secret of the Quintessena, the Eternal Life. An imperial spy, Bivotar, was dispatched to locate them. He never returned. Now, the task has fallen onto you.

You soon discover that the Alchemists are dead, slain by a horrible demon known only as the Nemesis. You manage to get on the Nemesis' nerves, and soon find yourself allied with the spirits of the dead Alchemists, attempting to finish their work before the Nemesis can finish you. But all is not as it seems, and as you unravel the secrets of the past through old letters and ghostly flashbacks, you begin to realize the full horror of the events which transpired under the Eclipse all those years ago.

Zork Nemesis: The Forbidden Lands is a graphical first person adventure game in the style of Myst, mixing logic puzzles with live-action FMV sequences which advance the story. The player views each location from a first-person perspective, and can rotate the camera 180 degrees to get a full view of your surroundings.

Like other Zork installments, the game contains humorous elements, but in general its story and atmosphere are darker, including images and themes such as decapitated heads and human sacrifice.

Screenshots

Zork Nemesis: The Forbidden Lands DOS This modern-looking table has a lot of stuff on it... try to find what is really important
Zork Nemesis: The Forbidden Lands DOS The temple library. These little things on the floor are non-interactive. But you should still pay close attention to the detailed graphics - you never know what might contain a clue
Zork Nemesis: The Forbidden Lands DOS The main hall of the temple
Zork Nemesis: The Forbidden Lands DOS Completed the Conservatory; time to move to this desert planet...

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Alternate Titles

  • "Zork Nemesis - Les Territoires Interdits" -- French title
  • "Zork Nemesis: Das Verbotene Land" -- German title

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Critic Reviews

GameBoomers 2004 A 100
PC Player (Brazil) Jul, 1996 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Just Adventure 1996 A 100
Just Adventure Oct 22, 2002 A- 91
Online Gaming Review (OGR) Jun 14, 1996 9 out of 10 90
PC Joker Apr, 1996 86 out of 100 86
Gamesmania.de 1996 80 out of 100 80
High Score Jul, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 12, 2013 16 out of 20 80
GameSpot May 03, 1996 7.9 out of 10 79

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Alan Chan (3620) added Zork Nemesis: The Forbidden Lands (DOS) on Dec 11, 1999
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