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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 When you find a new talent, the "card" is added to your abilities.
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 The levitate talent is used to cross chasms and other obstacles.
Sanity: Aiken's Artifact Windows Using your talents to solve box-pushing puzzles.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Aiken's Artifact" -- European title

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Critic Reviews

Absolute Games (AG.ru) Sep 19, 2000 85 out of 100 85
GameZone Nov 03, 2000 8.4 out of 10 84
PC Gamer 2000 81 out of 100 81
Electric Games Nov 01, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Techtite 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Sep 06, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Oct 11, 2000 74 out of 100 74
Gamigo Jan 26, 2001 6.7 out of 10 67
Fragland.net Sep 18, 2002 57 out of 100 57
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