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Dr. Joan Aiken had discovered a way to inject a special serum into the human brain, which will grant this human powerful psychic abilities, known as "talents". Since only little babies were able to absorb the serum properly, it was injected to twin brothers, Cain and Abel, in a scientific project called "Children of Tomorrow".

When they grew up, the children took different paths. Cain joined a special law enforcement group, while Abel walked away and stepped into the world of crime. Years later, a radical organization known as Eye of Ra emerges, with the only goal to sabotage Children of Tomorrow project - according to them for ethical reasons. Cain's first mission is to infiltrate their headquarters and deal with their leader.

Sanity is an action game with puzzle-solving elements. There is also a role-playing element present in card-collecting and upgrading the talents. The game is heavy on combat, which is mostly ranged, involving Cain either shooting or using the psychic powers. The talents are classified into groups, such as Fire, Sun, Illusion, Science, Demonology, etc. In each group, there are many talents Cain can learn, which range from offensive and supporting combat spells to abilities needed to solve puzzles (such as levitating, pushing heavy objects, etc.). The game has fully 3D graphics with top-down perspective, similarly to Metal Gear Solid.

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Sanity: Aiken's Artifact Windows Using your talents to solve box-pushing puzzles.
Sanity: Aiken's Artifact Windows Taking a cue from Half-Life, in Sanity Cain often finds himself dealing with a mysterious, sinister government agent with a bizarre speech impediment.
Sanity: Aiken's Artifact Windows In the depths of the Meat Factory Cain battles the villainous mastermind Golgotham and his meat-cleaver wielding zombie cows (or Butcher Bulls, if you will)
Sanity: Aiken's Artifact Windows Adrian Starr's showgirls try to murder you with playing cards...

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Alternate Titles

  • "Aiken's Artifact" -- European title

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Critic Reviews

Shooterplanet Aug 22, 2006 87 out of 100 87
PC Gamer (Netherlands) Nov, 2000 84 out of 100 84
ActionTrip Oct 05, 2000 82 out of 100 82
Electric Games Nov 01, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Player (Germany) Nov, 2000 78 out of 100 78
Power Unlimited Nov, 2000 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Oct 11, 2000 74 out of 100 74
GameSpot Sep 22, 2000 6.6 out of 10 66
Svenska PC Games Jan, 2001 6 out of 10 60
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2000 5.25 out of 10 52

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Weird Meat (Meat gets stuck at meatplant) 1 Nadia Smith
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Trivia

All US copies of Sanity: Aiken's Artifact came with a 23" X 17" poster featuring the box cover art on the front and a guide to the 80 psionic power cards on the back. Those who bought the game at Best Buy got an added bonus, a CD Single of the song "Sanity" performed by Ice T's metal band "Body Count".

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jeff reitman (55) added Sanity: Aiken's Artifact (Windows) on Oct 07, 2000