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The year is 2083, and the world is no longer the way it was before. Huge cities, surrounded by a heavy fog, populated by assassins, robots, and mutants - this is the future of mankind. After a prolonged cold war, the might on the Earth became concentrated in the hands of seven mega-corporations. Those corporations are fighting each other, and no means are dirty enough for them. They hire hackers to destroy security systems of hostile corporations: thieves to steal valuable documents; mercenaries to kill those who stand in their way.

You are cast into this world and are able to choose one of the four available characters to play. The four characters are: a mercenary, a yakuza fighter, a female hacker, and a female user of psionic technique. Each character has his/her own background story, and while playing the game as one of the characters, you encounter others as NPCs.

Restricted Area is an action RPG. The game is heavy on combat, in which you can equip various weapons (melee weapons, different types of guns, such as for example plasma rifles, etc.) and fight using physical attacks or psionic "spells". You can also develop your characters' skills of various kinds, and make decisions during conversations that will influence the course of the game.


Restricted Area Windows Unfair? Yes! Useful? YES!
Restricted Area Windows I guess it's some kind of rat.
Restricted Area Windows Sentry guns
Restricted Area Windows Strange beasts

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Alternate Titles

  • "限制区" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Запретная Зона" -- Russian spelling

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Critic Reviews

Game industry News (GiN) 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Shooterplanet Oct 30, 2004 79 out of 100 79 Oct 07, 2004 77 out of 100 77
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 2004 75 out of 100 75
Just Games Retro Jun 30, 2011 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Daily Game Jul 10, 2005 7 out of 10 70
GameZone Jun 29, 2005 6.1 out of 10 61
Withingames Oct 28, 2004 3 out of 5 60
Game Revolution Jun 22, 2005 C- 42
GameSpy Jul 22, 2005 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20


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German promotion

The original German version was promoted as featuring the actors who normally provided the German dubbed voices of Arnold Schwarzenegger (Johnson), Alicia Silverstone (Jessica), Angelina Jolie (Victoria) and Jet Li (Kenji).

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Unicorn Lynx (174076) added Restricted Area (Windows) on Nov 06, 2004