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Anachronox (Windows)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.1
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5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

www.anachronox.com (Official website):
    Anachronox ("uh-NAK-ruh-nox") is a 3rd person, 3D role-playing game (RPG) using the heavily-modified Quake 2 engine (32-bit graphics, particle system, spline-based camera scriptor, APE programming language). The player controls up to three characters at a time, from an eventual cast of seven, exploring the galaxy. Gameplay is exploration and interaction of the environment, melee with various galactic foes, and discovery of unique weapons and items that aid you on your quest. You can choose different characters to play and different ways to do things, leading you to different events and areas in the game. Each character has different Battle Skills with unique effects, and World Skills they can use to access places and info the other characters can't. For instance, one character can talk to computers, another can "Yammer" people, annoying them so much by blathering on that they provide the info you need!

    Exciting features include the third-person camera; real 3D battle sequences in context; 2D and 3D mini-games; lipsynched dialogue and facial expressions (mesh-deformation) during in-engine cinematics; multi-source blended directional vertex model lighting; procedural models; procedural textures (interform, etc); environment mapping; specular highlighting; various multitexture effects (shaders, etc); robust, powerful particle system (editor shipped in box); epic storyline with a rollercoaster of emotion; and tons of amazing weapons effects.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (110958) on May 24, 2011.

Back of Box (German Version) - Premier Collection Release:

    ANACHRONOX

    WILLKOMMEN AUF ANACHRONOX... EINEM KÜNSTLICHEN PLANETEN IM ZENTRUM DES UNIVERSUMS - VERKOMMEN ZUR HEIMAT VON TAGELÖHNERN, DIEBEN UND MENSCHLICHEM ABSCHAUM.

    WIR BEGLEITEN SYLVERSTER "SLY" BOOTS, UND EINE GRUPPE VON 6 WEITEREN UNFREIWILLIGEN HELDEN, AUF IHRER SUCHE WER ODER WAS DAS UNIVERSUM ZU ZERSTÖRNEN DROHT, SIE SIND DIE EINZIGEN, DIE GLAUBEN, DES ES GESCHEHEN WIRD, UND DIE EINZIGEN, DIE ETWAS DAGEGEN TUN KÖNNEN...
    BESUCHEN SIE ENTFERNTE GALAXIEN, ERFORSCHEN SIE BIZARRE PLANETEN UND REISEN SIE DURCH ÜBER HUNDERT LEVEL. KÄMPFEN SIE AUF IHRER SUCHE NACH DER WAHRHEIT IN RUNDENBASIERTEN ECHTZEITKÄMPFEN GEGEN ÜBER 90 VERSCHIEDENE GEGNER. GENIESSEN SIE DAS DETAILLIERTESTE INTERAKTIVE ROLLENSPIEL, DAS JE FÜR DEN PC GESCHAFFEN WURDE!

    SPIEL UND HANDBUCH SIND ENDLISCHSPRACHIGE ORIGINALVERSIONEN


    Contributed by jaXen (20225) on Aug 15, 2010.

Back of the Case - Windows (France):

    Bienvenue sur Anachronox, mégalopole perdue au centre de l'univers, où règnent décadence, vol et escroquerie.

    Rejoignez Sylvester "Sly" Boots et ses six acolytes, tous en quête de réponses à la question la plus dangereuse de tous les temps : qui aspire à la destruction de l'univers ?

    Dans cette aventure passionnante et originale, vous traverserez les galaxies et explorerez d'innombrables planètes à travers plus de 100 niveaux de jeu. Lors de combats combinant tour par tour et temps réel, vous utiliserez une large panoplie d'armes et de nombreux pouvoirs magiques contre plus de 90 ennemis. Découvrez maintenant cette formidable épopée aux multiples dénouements qui réunit enfin l'aventure et le jeu de rôles sur PC !

    Contributed by Alaedrain (3261) on Jan 12, 2010.

Atari Australia Press Quotes - Windows:
    "Anachronox is the missing link between PC and console gaming."

    “…has the potential to break new ground." Edge Magazine

    “…cinematic camera angles, complex scripting, and sheer imaginative depth…” PC Gamer, July 2001

    Contributed by Xoleras (66236) on May 16, 2004.

Atari Australia website - Windows:
    DESCRIPTION:
    A breathtaking 3D sci-fi role-playing game. Using a highly advanced and modified version of the Quake II engine. Immerse yourself in the most detailed, interactive, thrilling epic ever made, as you interact with mischievous personalities, make critical decisions and explore vastly unique environments and planets. Experience an epic storyline loaded with strong characters, powerful dialogue, outrageous humour, endless surprises and a wild ride around the galaxy!

    GAME FEATURES:
  • Constant, seamless cinematic experience with Hollywood script-writing and direction
  • Variety of experience: environment interaction, character interaction, battles, puzzles, mini-games
  • Unique characters that have different battle skills, who learn new skills as they progress.
  • Replay value: can't see all of game one play through
  • Grows in complexity as you play, so user not overwhelmed with information, plus keeps track of your game for you
  • Featuring the Anachronox Programing Environment (APE), allowing you to create your own campaigns.
  • 7 playable characters
  • 45 different enemies, 27 weapons, 28 battle skill attacks
  • 101 areas of play.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66236) on May 16, 2004.

Jewel Case (North American?):
    Welcome to ANACHRONOX. Explore worlds. Fight battles. LIVE THROUGH AN EPIC ADVENTURE.

    Join Sylvester "Sly" Boots and Stiletto Anyway as the trek across six bizarre planets investigating a galaxy-crushing mystery!

    It's your turn. PICK YOUR POISON.

    - Craft your team from a cast of seven characters. Unravel evil galactic schemes, solve devious puzzles and fight wicked monsters.

    - Immerse yourself in amazing turn-based real-time battles. Assemble alien weapons and master challenging mini-games.

    - All this, plus mind-blowing cinematics and a heavy dose of gut-busting humor.

    Contributed by xofdre (70) on Jul 09, 2003.

Jewel Case:
    Welcome to Anachronox... An abandoned alien city planet at the center of the universe, now home to low lives, thieves and scoundrels.

    Here we join Sylvester 'Sly' Boots and the cast of 6 other unlikely heroes on their quest to discover WHO or WHAT is trying to destroy the universe. They are the only ones that can do something about it...

    Travel galaxies, explore bizarre planets and journey through more than 100 levels. In your quest to find the truth, fight over 90 enemies in exciting turn-based real-time battles. Revel in the most detailed, interactive RPG to hit the PC!

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Mar 24, 2002.