Zork Nemesis: The Forbidden Lands (Windows)

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In the last days of the Great Underground Empire, four of the Empire's greatest Alchemists disappeared into the Forbidden Lands on the day of the Solar Eclipse, supposedly searching for the secret of the Quintessena, the Eternal Life. An imperial spy, Bivotar, was dispatched to locate them. He never returned. Now, the task has fallen onto you.

You soon discover that the Alchemists are dead, slain by a horrible demon known only as the Nemesis. You manage to get on the Nemesis' nerves, and soon find yourself allied with the spirits of the dead Alchemists, attempting to finish their work before the Nemesis can finish you. But all is not as it seems, and as you unravel the secrets of the past through old letters and ghostly flashbacks, you begin to realize the full horror of the events which transpired under the Eclipse all those years ago.

Zork Nemesis: The Forbidden Lands is a graphical first person adventure game in the style of Myst, mixing logic puzzles with live-action FMV sequences which advance the story. The player views each location from a first-person perspective, and can rotate the camera 180 degrees to get a full view of your surroundings.

Like other Zork installments, the game contains humorous elements, but in general its story and atmosphere are darker, including images and themes such as decapitated heads and human sacrifice.

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Zork Nemesis: The Forbidden Lands Windows You may even find some pieces of art!
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Alternate Titles

  • "Zork Nemesis - Les Territoires Interdits" -- French title
  • "Zork Nemesis: Das Verbotene Land" -- German title

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User Reviews

Superb story and atmosphere, somewhat weaker puzzles. Bizboz (6) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars
More like Myst than Myst. Scott Monster (1016) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars
The best puzzle adventure I've played. Rodney Mayton (19) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameBoomers Jan 05, 2004 A 100
Coming Soon Magazine Jun 14, 1996 96 out of 100 96
Gamezilla Aug 17, 2000 95 out of 100 95
Electric Games 1996 94 out of 100 94
Online Gaming Review (OGR) Jun 14, 1996 9 out of 10 90
PC Action Apr, 1996 88 out of 100 88
Quandary May, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 12, 2013 16 out of 20 80
Adventure Classic Gaming Feb 05, 2006 4 out of 5 80
GameSpot May 03, 1996 7.9 out of 10 79

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Trivia

Father Malveaux may seem familiar to you. He's played by William Morgan Sheppard, who's made many appearances on various TV shows. His filmography can be found at "http://us.imdb.com/Name?Sheppard,+William+Morgan"

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Alan Chan (3620) added Zork Nemesis: The Forbidden Lands (Windows) on Dec 11, 1999
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