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Sanity: Aiken's Artifact (Windows)

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Description

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 Your first psionic boss battle, against telephone psychic/redneck revolutionary Priscilla Divine.
Sanity: Aiken's Artifact Windows Solving platformer puzzles as Bobby.
Sanity: Aiken's Artifact Windows Using your talents to solve box-pushing puzzles.
Sanity: Aiken's Artifact Windows Playing as Bobby the kid in a psionic battle against Abel.

Alternate Titles

  • "Aiken's Artifact" -- European title

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The Press Says

IGN Sep 25, 2000 8.3 out of 10 83
PC Gamer 2000 81 out of 100 81
Electric Games Nov 01, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
All Game Guide 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Oct, 2000 78 out of 100 78
FiringSquad Sep 04, 2000 74 out of 100 74
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2000 62 out of 100 62
Svenska PC Games Jan, 2001 6 out of 10 60
Fragland.net Sep 18, 2002 57 out of 100 57
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2000 5.25 out of 10 52

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The official Sierra game servers were shut down on 1st November 2008.

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