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Another game in Infogrames' line of H. P. Lovecraft inspired games started by Alone In the Dark, Prisoner of Ice puts you in the role of Lt. Ryan, an American agent stationed aboard the submarine H.M.S. Victoria on a rescue mission to the Antarctic. The Victoria picks up two mysterious crates during the course of the rescue. Before you know it the Captain is eaten alive by the cargo, a horrific monster with whom you are trapped aboard the submarine. And that's just the start of your problems.

Prisoner of Ice features a very simplified version of the classic adventure game interface, where you can left click with the cursor to operate an object or right click to look at it. The program won't let you do anything with these objects, other than the few appropriate actions needed to advance the game.


Prisoner of Ice Windows "Alis, it's too late for me. Be strong." Oops, wrong game...
Prisoner of Ice Windows We've been hit.
Prisoner of Ice Windows Game intro.
Prisoner of Ice Windows Run for your lives!

Promo Images

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Prisoner of Ice Screenshot
Prisoner of Ice Screenshot
Prisoner of Ice Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Gevangen in het ijs" -- Dutch title
  • "Call of Cthulhu: Prisoner of Ice" -- International title

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User Reviews

Decent mid-90s adventure game, but not without faults... Apogee IV (2331) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars

Critic Reviews

Adventure Corner Mar 04, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Just Adventure Apr 26, 2007 B 75
Adventure Gamers Jul 21, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Zero 1995 17.25 out of 25 69
All Game Guide 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


Topic # Posts Last Post
Question about "Prisoner of Ice" game play 3 BostonGeorge (682)
Feb 25, 2009
Is there really Windows edition of a game? 11 Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (580)
Jul 20, 2007


When Ryan arrives at the Buenos Aires library, he meets a blind man named Jorge who is the curator. Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) was director of the Buenos Aires public library for some years (although not close to the year 1937, when the game takes place) and began to lose his eyesight in his last years until finally he was completely blind. According to H.P. Lovecraft's writings, the Buenos Aires Library is one of the few places holding a copy of the Necronomicon.

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B.L. Stryker (20882) added Prisoner of Ice (Windows) on Jul 05, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (384651), Kabushi (162983), Alan Chan (3476) and Scaryfun (13739)