User Reviews

Witty, atmospheric and emotional DOS General Error (4130)
A surprisingly uninspiring adventure DOS zorkman (180)
Not impressed. DOS Foopy (12)
The best IF game I every played, and the only one I solved by myself. DOS David Ledgard (63)
One of the best Infocom games, set in a comic sci-fi environment DOS Frecklefoot (191)
Milestone of Character Development DOS Tony Van (2665)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 7 3.7
Amstrad CPC 5 4.2
Amstrad PCW Awaiting 5 votes...
Apple II 8 3.7
Atari 8-bit Awaiting 5 votes...
Atari ST 7 3.8
Commodore 16, Plus/4 Awaiting 5 votes...
Commodore 64 10 3.8
Commodore 128 Awaiting 5 votes...
DOS 30 3.9
Macintosh 6 4.3
PC Booter 10 3.3
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Combined User Score 83 3.8


Critic Reviews

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100
DOSComputer Games (Feb, 1984)
As a lowly Ensign 7th Class onboard a Stellar Patrol ship, all you have to do is scrub the deck - until disaster strikes and you're marooned on an uncharted planet.
100
PC BooterComputer Games (Feb, 1984)
As a lowly Ensign 7th Class onboard a Stellar Patrol ship, all you have to do is scrub the deck - until disaster strikes and you're marooned on an uncharted planet.
100
Commodore 64Computer Games (Feb, 1984)
As a lowly Ensign 7th Class onboard a Stellar Patrol ship, all you have to do is scrub the deck - until disaster strikes and you're marooned on an uncharted planet.
100
Apple IIComputer Games (Feb, 1984)
As a lowly Ensign 7th Class onboard a Stellar Patrol ship, all you have to do is scrub the deck - until disaster strikes and you're marooned on an uncharted planet.
100
Atari 8-bitComputer Games (Feb, 1984)
As a lowly Ensign 7th Class onboard a Stellar Patrol ship, all you have to do is scrub the deck - until disaster strikes and you're marooned on an uncharted planet.
85
AmigaCU Amiga (May, 1991)
[Budget re-release] Planetfall is an absorbing, brain racking game. Much of the game's strengths lie in trying to puzzle out the correct commands in order to find clues. Its addictive qualities will probably make you wake up in the early hours of the morning, thinking of the perfect command to solve the riddle of the entire universe!
82
AmigaAmiga Action (Jan, 1991)
[Budget re-release] You join the Stellar Patrol to go boldly where no man had gone before, but so far the broom closet is as far as you managed to get. That was until until our ship exploded, marooning you on a deserted planet.
80
MacintoshAll Game Guide (1998)
Though the game is serious, like most Infocom games, it has occasional humorous touches that put it head and shoulders above more current games. Not one to be missed.
75
AmigaAmiga Format (Nov, 1992)
[Compilation re-release] A great game, not too difficult for hardened adventurers, although it does help to think laterally sometimes.
73
DOSSPAG (Sep 20, 2002)
Overall, Planetfall is easily one of the best adventure games I've ever played because of the balanced and logical puzzles throughout the game, the humorous writing, and the amusing characters.
65
Atari STTilt (May, 1987)
Le scénario de cette aventure uniquement textuelle est bien construit et le dialogue facile augmente l'agrément du jeu.
60
DOSAdventure Classic Gaming (Aug 21, 2001)
Planetfall is a work of interactive fiction penned by the infamous Infocom Implementor Steve Meretzky. You may have cursed his name once or twice if you have ever played Sorcerer or the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (for which you should also be given a medal if you have completed either game without hints). Planetfall is Meretzky’s first solo effort at writing for Infocom. As a pure text adventure, this game is interactive fiction in its original and truest sense of the form. The only graphics in this game comes from your mind, making it a title to be avoided at all costs if playing games from companies such as Sierra On-Line has already corrupted your imagination.