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Description

Mission Critical is a first-person graphic adventure. It is 2134, and the human race has been at war for 50 years since the Alliance declared independence from the stifling rule of the UN and its anti-technology policies. The Alliance is losing the war to the UN's greater numbers, but recently, Alliance scientists discovered an alien artifact on the planet Persephone.

You are onboard the USS Lexington on its top-secret mission to investigate the artifact, and hopefully change the course of the war to the Alliance's favor. But the UN's spies are everywhere, and before the introductory movie is over, the Lexington has been ambushed and Captain Dayna has been forced to sacrifice almost the entire crew of the Lexington to destroy the attacking cruiser Dharma, leaving only you behind, unconscious.

When you awaken, you discover yourself alone on a damaged ship. You'll have to patch the holes, prevent reactor overload, and bring the ship's computer back on-line before you can attempt to successfully complete the Lexington's original mission.

Until the Lexington's condition is stabilized, there's a real-time clock ticking away (you get several hours). There are lots of inventory-based puzzles to be solved. You'll also have to defend the Lexington from UN attacks in a simple 3D real-time strategy game (which has an adjustable difficulty level if you have trouble).

Eventually, you'll be able to land on Persephone, investigate the artifact, and use its power to save mankind.

Screenshots

Mission Critical DOS Drone Loadout for Combat
Mission Critical DOS The Black Tower
Mission Critical DOS Medical Bay
Mission Critical DOS Piloting the Lander by remote control...

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User Reviews

Best Sci-Fi Adventure DOS James P. Wong (2451)
Kinda sterile atmosphere, but rewarding DOS Kaliban (87)

Critic Reviews

High Score DOS Feb, 1996 5 out of 5 100
Coming Soon Magazine DOS Nov 30, 1995 92 out of 100 92
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS May, 1996 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Pelit DOS Jan, 1996 89 out of 100 89
GameSpot DOS May 01, 1996 8.6 out of 10 86
Computer Games Magazine DOS 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Quandary DOS Nov, 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
World Village (Gamer's Zone) DOS 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play DOS Jan, 1996 71 out of 100 71
Joystick (French) DOS Jan, 1996 68 out of 100 68

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Trivia

The modules needed to repair the parabolic dish, are named EC2001 and EC2010. They are a reference to Arthur C. Clarke's Space Odyssey series.

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