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Description

The game is based on the novel UBIK by Philip K. Dick. The player controls the main character from the book, called Joe Chip. He is working for a company called Runciter Associates in Los Angeles (in the year 2019), and his job is to protect companies against industrial spying from other companies. With genetic engineering and the development of replicants both sides have PSI-powers at hand to reach their targets.

In the game you lead, train and equip a squad of selected individuals (with various abilities, be it several kinds of weapon skills or PSI) through 3D-realtime rendered maps, where you sometimes can interact with your environment or even talk to some individuals. Connecting those missions are many rendered cinematic cutscenes.

Screenshots

UBIK Windows Ella Runciter makes an appearance in the opening FMV; if you've read the novel you know who she is.
UBIK Windows Golems. Combat cyborgs developed by the Israelis and the first notable foe you'll encounter.
UBIK Windows The FMV intro ends with the game title screen.
UBIK Windows Pick the difficulty setting and you're on your way.

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Alternate Titles

  • "諜報特勤組" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "Юбик" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Mega Score Apr, 1998 92 out of 100 92
PC Jeux Jan, 1998 92 out of 100 92
Power Play Feb, 1998 88 out of 100 88
PC Action Feb 18, 1998 85 out of 100 85
Gamesmania.de 1998 85 out of 100 85
Svenska PC Gamer Apr, 1998 85 out of 100 85
PC Joker Feb, 1998 83 out of 100 83
NUKE Computer Gaming 2000 7.9 out of 10 79
PC Games (Germany) Mar 04, 1998 77 out of 100 77
GameStar (Germany) Mar, 1998 66 out of 100 66

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Trivia

Some people might already have noticed the similarities between UBIK's setting and story and Blade Runner. This is no coincidence because both games base on novels by Philip K. Dick.
Zzap (47) added UBIK (Windows) on Jul 26, 2000
Other platforms contributed by POMAH (46087)