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Description

Dr. Joan Aiken had discovered a way to inject a special serum into the human brain, which will grant this human powerful psychic abilities, known as "talents". Since only little babies were able to absorb the serum properly, it was injected to twin brothers, Cain and Abel, in a scientific project called "Children of Tomorrow".

When they grew up, the children took different paths. Cain joined a special law enforcement group, while Abel walked away and stepped into the world of crime. Years later, a radical organization known as Eye of Ra emerges, with the only goal to sabotage Children of Tomorrow project - according to them for ethical reasons. Cain's first mission is to infiltrate their headquarters and deal with their leader.

Sanity is an action game with puzzle-solving elements. There is also a role-playing element present in card-collecting and upgrading the talents. The game is heavy on combat, which is mostly ranged, involving Cain either shooting or using the psychic powers. The talents are classified into groups, such as Fire, Sun, Illusion, Science, Demonology, etc. In each group, there are many talents Cain can learn, which range from offensive and supporting combat spells to abilities needed to solve puzzles (such as levitating, pushing heavy objects, etc.). The game has fully 3D graphics with top-down perspective, similarly to Metal Gear Solid.

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Sanity: Aiken's Artifact Windows Cain confronts his evil brother Abel, the world's most powerful psionic who believes psionics should rule over humans (shades of Magneto, anyone?)
Sanity: Aiken's Artifact Windows Chatting with Aiken's Artifact AKA Ted the Head, the most hilarious character in the game.
Sanity: Aiken's Artifact Windows In a level reminescent of Resident Evil, the undead take over the city and its up to Cain and the DNPC to stop the zombie madness.
Sanity: Aiken's Artifact Windows Your controller Frost will periodically call with information.  You can also call her for a reminder of what you are trying to do.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Aiken's Artifact" -- European title

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Critic Reviews

Game Vortex 2000 100 out of 100 100
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Sep 19, 2000 85 out of 100 85
IGN Sep 25, 2000 8.3 out of 10 83
Gameplay (Benelux) Sep 28, 2000 78 out of 100 78
PC Player (Germany) Nov, 2000 78 out of 100 78
Yiya Oct 22, 2001 B 75
FiringSquad Sep 04, 2000 74 out of 100 74
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2000 62 out of 100 62
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2000 5.25 out of 10 52
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 2000 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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jeff reitman (55) added Sanity: Aiken's Artifact (Windows) on Oct 07, 2000