Prisoner of Ice

Critic Score User Score
SEGA Saturn
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3.2
Linux
...
...
Windows
71
3.4
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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 The rather eerie title screen
Prisoner of Ice Windows The main deck of S. S. Victoria.
Prisoner of Ice DOS Ryan, I am your Father...'s mother's uncle's niece's son's best friend
Prisoner of Ice DOS It seems that somehow a creature survived and has followed you back to Britain

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 (99719)
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

Coming Soon Magazine DOS Oct 31, 1995 94 out of 100 94
Joystick (French) DOS Jun, 1995 86 out of 100 86
Adventure Corner DOS Mar 04, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventure Corner Windows Mar 04, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks DOS May, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play DOS Jun, 1995 79 out of 100 79
The DOS Spirit DOS Sep 03, 2010 4.5 out of 6 75
Jeuxvideo.com DOS May 05, 2011 14 out of 20 70
Adventure Classic Gaming DOS Apr 22, 2010 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Mac Gamer Macintosh 1995 48 out of 100 48

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Question about "Prisoner of Ice" game play 3 BostonGeorge (420)
Feb 25, 2009
Is there really Windows edition of a game? 11 Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (584)
Jul 20, 2007

Trivia

This game is the sequel to Shadow of the Comet, although the continuity won't be apparent until the last 1/4 of the game. Two major characters from the first game show up about that time, and there's even a brief cameo by Lord Boleskine himself.

Prisoner of Ice is loosely based on the H.P. Lovecraft short story "Mountains of Madness" where an American expedition to the Antartic uncovers horrible creatures entombed in slabs of ice as well as a massive lost city beneath the Antartic snow. The game takes place several years after the story during WW II with Nazis having established a secret research base over the site of the lost city.

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