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Ultima VII: The Black Gate (DOS)

Ultima VII: The Black Gate Screenshots

DOS version

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS Title screen

Title screen

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS Main menu

Main menu

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS Intro: the Guardian boasts some digitized speech and uses it to tell you he is the new ruler of Britannia. Yeah, you wish, you... commie punk!..

Intro: the Guardian boasts some digitized speech and uses it to tell you he is the new ruler of Britannia. Yeah, you wish, you... commie punk!..

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS Intro: the Avatar ventures to Britannia once again...

Intro: the Avatar ventures to Britannia once again...

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS The game opens with a surprisingly graphic, disturbing murder scene

The game opens with a surprisingly graphic, disturbing murder scene

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS Status Screen

Status Screen

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS House exploration in Trinsic

House exploration in Trinsic

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS Rearrange inventory in your bag in any order

Rearrange inventory in your bag in any order

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS Iolo is the first companion to join you. Exploring the city of Trinsic

Iolo is the first companion to join you. Exploring the city of Trinsic

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS Find and read interesting books scattered across Britannia

Find and read interesting books scattered across Britannia

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS Gamblin' at Buccaneer's Den - and now what was his name again? Ah - Sha-mi-no!

Gamblin' at Buccaneer's Den - and now what was his name again? Ah - Sha-mi-no!

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS Exploring a tropical region during the day. In front of us is a Moongate! Also, I just dropped a bunch of stuff on the ground

Exploring a tropical region during the day. In front of us is a Moongate! Also, I just dropped a bunch of stuff on the ground

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS Dark castle with ominous statues...

Dark castle with ominous statues...

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS Come on guys, we are exploring a lovely shore here, and all you can think of is food?..

Come on guys, we are exploring a lovely shore here, and all you can think of is food?..

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS Sewer region with interesting fossils. Fighting some angry crocodiles

Sewer region with interesting fossils. Fighting some angry crocodiles

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS The gargoyles are back and (now) friendly. They have trouble conjugating verbs, however. Displaying a typical dialogue tree

The gargoyles are back and (now) friendly. They have trouble conjugating verbs, however. Displaying a typical dialogue tree

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS Your character screens superimposed over each other

Your character screens superimposed over each other

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS Hehe, of course I recognize you! Why, you are <moby developer="Richard Garriott">Richard Gar...</moby>... err... I mean, Lord British... sir!

Hehe, of course I recognize you! Why, you are Richard Gar...... err... I mean, Lord British... sir!

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS We just went through a farmer's house and slaughtered one of his cows. We get lots of... steaks. Survival of the fittest, eh, Avatar?..

We just went through a farmer's house and slaughtered one of his cows. We get lots of... steaks. Survival of the fittest, eh, Avatar?..

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS The buildings in the game are exquisitely detailed. This here is a hospital. I just put a chair, a book, and some other thing on that bed - to demonstrate the amazing physics

The buildings in the game are exquisitely detailed. This here is a hospital. I just put a chair, a book, and some other thing on that bed - to demonstrate the amazing physics

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS Fighting mutated insects in a desert area

Fighting mutated insects in a desert area

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS Exploring the rural Britannia. Now... what is THIS? How can a spaceship end up in a medieval fantasy world - except when it's a subtly placed product endorsement?..

Exploring the rural Britannia. Now... what is THIS? How can a spaceship end up in a medieval fantasy world - except when it's a subtly placed product endorsement?..

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS You found a secret cave with a unicorn in it! This creature serves as a "virgin detector" of sorts - he'll only talk to you if you are a virgin!..

You found a secret cave with a unicorn in it! This creature serves as a "virgin detector" of sorts - he'll only talk to you if you are a virgin!..

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS ...which is an unlikely case if you have visited those Baths and engaged the "services" (wink, wink) of one of those ladies!..

...which is an unlikely case if you have visited those Baths and engaged the "services" (wink, wink) of one of those ladies!..

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS You can sleep in most beds you find. You order Spark, your youthful companion, to wake you up in eight hours. Right. So you're sleeping while your friends... do what, exactly?..

You can sleep in most beds you find. You order Spark, your youthful companion, to wake you up in eight hours. Right. So you're sleeping while your friends... do what, exactly?..

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS Exploring one of the game's many caves. Found some loot in the corner

Exploring one of the game's many caves. Found some loot in the corner

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS Be careful when exploring unknown lands. This looked like a peaceful tribal village, but ended up being a bandit outpost. They quickly attacked us...

Be careful when exploring unknown lands. This looked like a peaceful tribal village, but ended up being a bandit outpost. They quickly attacked us...

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS You'll meet many people on your journey. They'll sometimes share their personal problems with you and send you on errands - even in the Lycaeum in Moonglow!

You'll meet many people on your journey. They'll sometimes share their personal problems with you and send you on errands - even in the Lycaeum in Moonglow!

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS The game is worth playing just to witness the simulation of a living, breathing world. People do their jobs in real time - just stay there and watch!..

The game is worth playing just to witness the simulation of a living, breathing world. People do their jobs in real time - just stay there and watch!..

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS Skara Brae is the game's "horror chapter". A dark, deserted island with strange vegetation, infested by skeletons and other monsters...

Skara Brae is the game's "horror chapter". A dark, deserted island with strange vegetation, infested by skeletons and other monsters...

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS Rats attack you in a brownish cave. Your friend Iolo is poisoned. You open your spell book

Rats attack you in a brownish cave. Your friend Iolo is poisoned. You open your spell book

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS This is the dungeon of Deceit. You just managed to slay the enemy, but walked right into an arrow trap!..

This is the dungeon of Deceit. You just managed to slay the enemy, but walked right into an arrow trap!..

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS The Shrine of Compassion. Ultima 7 provides your male avatar with a lover, Nastassia the shrine maiden. Female avatars will just have to settle the wenchs and gigolo at the Bucaneer's Den Baths

The Shrine of Compassion. Ultima 7 provides your male avatar with a lover, Nastassia the shrine maiden. Female avatars will just have to settle the wenchs and gigolo at the Bucaneer's Den Baths

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS Batlin initiates the Avatar into the Fellowship in a grand ceremony over the objections of the Avatar's companions

Batlin initiates the Avatar into the Fellowship in a grand ceremony over the objections of the Avatar's companions

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS A big battle against the mage Selwyn and his party of rebels

A big battle against the mage Selwyn and his party of rebels

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS Spektran's Stone Harpy is the game's single most difficult enemy. The darn thing can wipe out an entire level 8 party armed with full magic armor

Spektran's Stone Harpy is the game's single most difficult enemy. The darn thing can wipe out an entire level 8 party armed with full magic armor

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS The Avatar does battle with the Guardian's Ethereal Monster inside the Tetrahedron Generator

The Avatar does battle with the Guardian's Ethereal Monster inside the Tetrahedron Generator

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS The Avatar chats with a hungry, hungry Hydra

The Avatar chats with a hungry, hungry Hydra

Ultima VII: The Black Gate DOS Batlin states his disapproval of you violent methods. And quite rightly so, you've massacred everyone in Britannia! I guess the Avatar thinks he's playing Fallout

Batlin states his disapproval of you violent methods. And quite rightly so, you've massacred everyone in Britannia! I guess the Avatar thinks he's playing Fallout