Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller

Critic Score User Score
Windows
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3DO
58
3.8
DOS
67
3.3

Description

In the near future, human beings have discovered that hell actually exists. The governing organization on the Earth, known as the Hand of God, controls the ways to hell. Demons can travel to our dimensions, while criminals are sent to hell instead of being locked in jails.

You take the roles of Gideon Eshanti and Rachel Braque, a couple who is working for the government. One night government agents arrive at their house and try to assassinate them. After a narrow escape, the two find themselves in hell. Now they have to figure out how to return to our world, and to find out why their employers wanted to kill them...

Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller is an adventure game with simple point-and-click interface. You advance in the game by talking to people and manipulating objects to solve puzzles. The game utilizes pre-rendered backgrounds and FMV sequences as cut-scenes.

Screenshots

Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller 3DO Looking for a lead at a back alley club.
Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller DOS Menu at the top of the screen
Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller 3DO His imp minion won't summon him without a code word.
Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller 3DO Gideon and Rachel have been set up on a false human-on-demon porno charge.  By why?

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User Reviews

Dystopian Damnation, Sort Of 3DO ETJB (447)
Good, but not really that daring DOS ETJB (447)
Weird but kind of fun. DOS Scott Monster (922)

Critic Reviews

PC Gamer DOS Mar, 1995 92 out of 100 92
Coming Soon Magazine DOS Feb, 1995 89 out of 100 89
PC Joker DOS Jan, 1995 81 out of 100 81
GamePro (US) 3DO Aug, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Feb, 1995 74 out of 100 74
Power Play DOS Feb, 1995 74 out of 100 74
MikroBitti DOS Feb, 1995 70 out of 100 70
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jan, 1995 49 out of 100 49
Quandary DOS Feb, 1995 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Defunct Games 3DO Jan 14, 2006 20 out of 100 20

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Trivia

Novel

A novelization of the game was published through the Proteus imprint of Prima Publishing. It was written by Chet Williamson and first printed in August of 1995.

References

  • During the course of the game, you find out that the password for one of the computers you need to use is "Bloodnet". Bloodnet is the title of a game developed by the same team (John Antinori & Laura Kampo).
  • Adam Schonbrun is the name of a key character in the plot of this game. In Bloodnet, Schonbrun is a model of cybergenetic arm.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #12 Worst Game of All Time
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