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Paradise Cracked (Windows)

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Description

Paradise Cracked is a mixture of a cyberpunk RPG and X-COM-esque tactical combat. All movement, attacks, and such is done in a turn-based interface, but the game also features dialogue with NPCs, quests and exploration.

The background setting portrays the world as an overpopulated, massively polluted remnant of what it once was. At some point, scientists invented a supercomputer they christened BigBrain, which now regulates and controls everything, turning the world into a "paradise". People started hanging around cyberspace more and more, trying to escape from the real world - but on the other hand, this results in a total lack of technological or evolutionary progress for mankind - who needs new inventions if everyone can have whatever they want in cyberspace?

The player controls a hacker which stumbles into some odd data in a high-security zone of the all-encompassing cyberspace and is started off with the police raiding his apartment moments later...

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Paradise Cracked Windows Gritty cyberpunkish menu?  Check.
Paradise Cracked Windows Wait for next turn
Paradise Cracked Windows Almost immediately, you find yourself in the middle of a gang fight.
Paradise Cracked Windows Gritty flashing intro cinematic?  Check.

Alternate Titles

  • "Код доступа: Рай" -- Russian spelling
  • "КДР" -- Informal Russian spelling

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User Reviews

A very ambitious game, but sadly just not playable weregamer (157) 1.86 Stars1.86 Stars1.86 Stars1.86 Stars1.86 Stars

The Press Says

GamersHell.com Nov 20, 2003 6.7 out of 10 67
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Oct 19, 2002 65 out of 99 66
Loadedinc. Aug 12, 2003 6.5 out of 10 65
PC Games (Germany) Feb 16, 2003 62 out of 100 62
PC Action Jan 31, 2003 57 out of 100 57
Gamesmania Feb 04, 2003 54 out of 100 54
games xtreme Jun 15, 2004 5 out of 10 50
GameSpy Jul 23, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
GameStar (Germany) Jan, 2003 35 out of 100 35
Just Adventure Sep 04, 2003 D 25

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theoutrider (492) added Paradise Cracked (Windows) on Mar 06, 2004