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Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness

MobyRank MobyScore
Apple II
...
3.9
DOS
...
3.6
MSX
...
4.4

The game ratings for each category and platform are displayed below. The score for a particular platform is the average of all categories. Games must have 1 votes before they are given a MobyScore.

Breakdown by Rating Category

AI
How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be
3.6
Gameplay
How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)
4.0
Graphics
The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines
3.7
Personal Slant
How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes
4.0
Sound / Music
The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition
3.4
Story / Presentation
The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed
4.0
Overall MobyScore (64 votes)3.8

Breakdown by Platform

Platform Votes Total
Apple II 8 3.9
      AI 3.9
      Gameplay 3.9
      Graphics 3.9
      Personal Slant 3.9
      Sound / Music 3.9
      Story / Presentation 4.1
Commodore 64 9 3.4
      AI 3.2
      Gameplay 3.6
      Graphics 3.2
      Personal Slant 3.7
      Sound / Music 3.2
      Story / Presentation 3.8
DOS 30 3.6
      AI 3.2
      Gameplay 4.1
      Graphics 3.5
      Personal Slant 4.0
      Sound / Music 2.9
      Story / Presentation 3.7
MSX 6 4.4
      AI 4.3
      Gameplay 4.3
      Graphics 4.3
      Personal Slant 4.5
      Sound / Music 4.3
      Story / Presentation 4.3
PC-88 5 4.3
      AI 4.2
      Gameplay 4.2
      Graphics 4.2
      Personal Slant 4.2
      Sound / Music 4.2
      Story / Presentation 4.6
PC-98 5 4.3
      AI 4.2
      Gameplay 4.2
      Graphics 4.2
      Personal Slant 4.2
      Sound / Music 4.2
      Story / Presentation 4.6
Sharp X1 1 4.0
      AI 4.0
      Gameplay 4.0
      Graphics 4.0
      Personal Slant 4.0
      Sound / Music 4.0
      Story / Presentation 4.0


User Reviews

A great start to a great series. DOS Terry Callahan (67)
A grand start to a series that has entertained millions. DOS jeff leyda (1582)
A Confusing Journey Through Space and Time DOS vedder (20147)
This game creaks with age but is still fun enough for a couple of hours. DOS Pix (1162)
Playing it 28 years after release - a wonderful experience. DOS Bruce Wayne (3)