User Reviews

A simple, conceptually derivative, yet brilliantly presented gem. J. P. Gray (111) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.3
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.1
Overall User Score (9 votes) 4.1

Critic Reviews

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Beyond software, producers of best-selling Psytron have done it again. This is a superb game and a must for all 48K Spectrum owners.
Crash! (Aug, 1984)
Beyond have produced a game of immense complexity that transcends the simple word-matching of the mainstream adventure and in many respects more resembles a strategy war game. Many features of the game are new or are developed to an elaborate degree setting new high standards in Spectrum software.
TeleMatch (Nov, 1984)
Wobei hier anzumerken wäre, daß “The Lords Of Midnight“ ein “Winterspiel“ ist. Und noch etwas: Programmautor Mike Singleton merkt im Vorwort des Begleitbuches an, daß es drei Möglichkeiten gibt, das Land “Mitternacht“ zu erleben. Sei es als Fantasy/Adventure-Spiel, als rein strategisches Spiel oder sei es, daß man ‘nur‘ die vielfältigen grafischen und inhaltlichen Facetten dieses Programms sehen will. Letzteres allein schon lohnt die Anschaffung. Eine wirklich phantastische und phantasievolle Art der Unterhaltung, die zudem der Kreativität des Spielers keine Grenzen setzt.
One of the most involving and atmospheric fantasy wargames you could hope to play, and unusual in it's use of "landscaping" - a method of presenting a view of the terrain in all directions, giving the player 32000 possible panoramic displays.
Sinclair User (Sep, 1984)
If you love fantasy and wish to immerse yourself in a genuine tale of epic adventure, Lords of Midnight will provide the authentic taste of Tolkien or Donaldson as any game yet produced.
Micro 7 (Oct, 1984)
Une nouvelle technique appelée Landscaping permet aux programmeurs de Beyond de créer cette nouvelle forme de jeu.
Your Computer (Sep, 1984)
The Lords of Midnight is a graphics adventure loosely based on Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. Saying this is rather like saying a Porche 924 is a motor car based on the Model T Ford. This program is simply in a different league from graphics adventures that have gone before.