User review spotlight: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (DOS)


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Jack Lorski, a journalist, and his girlfriend Karen Gijman have gone missing while investigating a serial killer. The only clue to their whereabouts is a CD-ROM made by somebody calling themselves the PHOENIX. Can you de-code the CD and find Jack and Karen before it's too late?

The game is a series of challenging puzzle games that must be completed to progress through the clues and reveal the rest of the story. Some of the games stand alone, some require internet access to research the solutions, and a few of the puzzles require e-mail help from other game characters.


Missing Windows Lots of creepy visuals.
Missing Windows Jack and Karen
Missing Windows Assemble the film in sequence
Missing Windows The old film that started Jack's investigation.

Alternate Titles

  • "谜踪" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Missing: Since January" -- Alternate title
  • "In Memoriam" -- European title

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User Reviews

The Great Work Windows Terrence Bosky (5234)
Yawn. Let them go missing. I'll play something else. Windows null-geodesic (235)

The Press Says

PC Zone Benelux Windows Dec, 2003 85 out of 100 85 Windows Jan 03, 2004 17 out of 20 85
Adventure Gamers Windows Jun 29, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN Windows Jun 13, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Just Adventure Windows Jul 12, 2004 B 75
Adventure Lantern Windows Dec, 2006 75 out of 100 75
PC Action Windows Jan 14, 2004 74 out of 100 74
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Dec, 2003 69 out of 100 69
GameSpy Windows Jul 05, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Worth Playing Windows Jul 15, 2004 5.5 out of 10 55


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    • March 2005 (Issue #249) – Adventure Game of the Year

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