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Ultima I is a remake of the classic RPG Ultima from 1981. You must travel to another world and save the land Sosaria from the evil wizard Mondain. The game features tile based top-down overworld graphics and first person perspective pseudo-3D dungeons.

The original Ultima was re-programmed using assembly language, with updated graphics, minor changes in towns' and people's names, and some different puzzles.


Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS In earth orbit; you can dock at the base and switch to the other ships.
Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness PC-98 Dungeon. Fighting an armored dude
Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS I swear I didn't yell, "YOU SHALL NOT PASS!" at my computer...
Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness MSX Entering the town of Paws

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Alternate Titles

  • "Ultima I: The Beginning..." -- floppy disk title

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User Reviews

A great start to a great series. DOS Terry Callahan (63)
A grand start to a series that has entertained millions. DOS jeff leyda (1728)
A Confusing Journey Through Space and Time DOS vedder (25616)
This game creaks with age but is still fun enough for a couple of hours. DOS Pix (1207)
Playing it 28 years after release - a wonderful experience. DOS Bruce Wayne (3)

Critic Reviews DOS May 29, 2008 9 out of 10 90
GamesVault DOS Jul 10, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Commodore User Commodore 64 Oct, 1987 7 out of 10 70
Your Commodore Commodore 64 Oct, 1987 7 out of 10 70
Zzap! (Italy) Commodore 64 Feb, 1989 52 out of 100 52
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Commodore 64 1992 45 out of 100 45
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1992 44 out of 100 44


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1001 Video Games

Ultima I appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


Origin, like they did with many of the Ultima games, included a "trinket" in the box. In this case the trinket consisted of a small cloth bag with five metal coins.

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