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Prisoner of Ice

Critic Score User Score
Macintosh
...
...
PlayStation
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3.2
DOS
76
3.5
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Description

Another game in Infogrames' line of H. P. Lovecraft inspired games started by Alone In the Dark, Prisoner of Ice puts you in the role of Lt. Ryan, an American agent stationed aboard the submarine H.M.S. Victoria on a rescue mission to the Antarctic. The Victoria picks up two mysterious crates during the course of the rescue. Before you know it the Captain is eaten alive by the cargo, a horrific monster with whom you are trapped aboard the submarine. And that's just the start of your problems.

Prisoner of Ice features a very simplified version of the classic adventure game interface, where you can left click with the cursor to operate an object or right click to look at it. The program won't let you do anything with these objects, other than the few appropriate actions needed to advance the game.

Screenshots

Prisoner of Ice DOS Ryan rudely interrupts Narackamous and Dietrich's Great Old One summoning ceremony
Prisoner of Ice Windows Game intro.
Prisoner of Ice Windows The main deck of S. S. Victoria.
Prisoner of Ice DOS Narackamous doesn't seem to like you

Alternate Titles

  • "Gevangen in het ijs" -- Dutch title
  • "Call of Cthulhu: Prisoner of Ice" -- International title

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User Reviews

Do you wanna be a prisoner forever!? Set yourelf free!! DOS MAT (93503)
Decent mid-90s adventure game, but not without faults... Windows Apogee IV (2334)
Nazis, Norweigans with speech-problems and general weirdness. DOS Joakim Kihlman (269)
Decent story, but doesn't quite cut it as an adventure game. DOS Alan Chan (3479)

Critic Reviews

PC Games (Germany) DOS Jun, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Macintosh May, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventure Corner Windows Mar 04, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play DOS Jun, 1995 79 out of 100 79
Just Adventure Windows Apr 26, 2007 B 75
The DOS Spirit DOS Sep 03, 2010 4.5 out of 6 75
Game Zero Windows 1995 17.25 out of 25 69
Quandary DOS Dec, 1995 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
All Game Guide Windows 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Adventure Classic Gaming DOS Apr 22, 2010 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Question about "Prisoner of Ice" game play 3 BostonGeorge (309)
Feb 25, 2009
Is there really Windows edition of a game? 11 Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (584)
Jul 20, 2007

Trivia

When Ryan arrives at the Buenos Aires library, he meets a blind man named Jorge who is the curator. Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) was director of the Buenos Aires public library for some years (although not close to the year 1937, when the game takes place) and began to lose his eyesight in his last years until finally he was completely blind. According to H.P. Lovecraft's writings, the Buenos Aires Library is one of the few places holding a copy of the Necronomicon.

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Contributed to by B.L. Stryker (20700), Kabushi (132970), Alan Chan (3479) and Scaryfun (12431)