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Sanity: Aiken's Artifact (Windows)

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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 In the depths of the Meat Factory Cain battles the villainous mastermind Golgotham and his meat-cleaver wielding zombie cows (or Butcher Bulls, if you will)
Sanity: Aiken's Artifact Windows Psionic Push
Sanity: Aiken's Artifact Windows Cain must infiltrate a tour group in order to gain access to Aiken's lab. Hint: waving a gun in the air might not be the most subtle way to go about this.
Sanity: Aiken's Artifact Windows You develop your powers by collecting talent cards in the eight different psychic "totems".

Alternate Titles

  • "Aiken's Artifact" -- European title

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The Press Says

Shooterplanet Aug 22, 2006 87 out of 100 87
IGN Sep 25, 2000 8.3 out of 10 83
GameSpy Sep, 2000 83 out of 100 83
PC Gamer 2000 81 out of 100 81
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Sep 06, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
All Game Guide 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Unlimited Nov, 2000 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Sep 22, 2000 6.6 out of 10 66
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2000 62 out of 100 62
Fragland.net Sep 18, 2002 57 out of 100 57

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Trivia

As they usually do, Monolith has included references to their previous games in Sanity. There's a creepy portrait of Caleb from blood inside Krebspawn's Manor in Chapter 4, and while browsing an antique store in Chapter 2 Cain will come across a mint copy of Monolith's "Claw". Cain will even joke with the owner about how badly "Claw" bombed.

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