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A graphical adventure set in Larry Niven's "Known Space" universe. The centerpiece of the Known Space universe is the Ringworld, an artificially created planet that is actually an immense band orbiting a distant star (Halo borrows this idea for its setting). If you aren't familiar with Niven's series, go out and pick up any one of the dozens of Known Space books and you won't be far from having to track down all of them.

In Revenge of the Patriarch, the player must travel to the Ringworld to uncover information which could prevent the alien Kzinti from starting another war with humanity. It follows the standard point and click formula for adventure games.


Ringworld: Revenge of the Patriarch DOS Quinn and the stunned Explorer
Ringworld: Revenge of the Patriarch DOS Escaping the troops
Ringworld: Revenge of the Patriarch DOS The Sky House
Ringworld: Revenge of the Patriarch DOS The bridge

Promo Images

Ringworld: Revenge of the Patriarch Magazine Advertisement


Alternate Titles

  • "Ringworld: La Venganza del Patriarca" -- Spanish title

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1993 10 out of 12 83
Joystick (French) Sep, 1993 82 out of 100 82
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Aug, 1993 4 out of 5 80
Secret Service / New S Service Sep, 1994 240 out of 300 80
PC Zone May, 1993 80 out of 100 80
Play Time Apr, 1993 77 out of 100 77
PC Joker Mar, 1993 71 out of 100 71
PC Games (Germany) Apr, 1993 65 out of 100 65
PC Player (Germany) Apr, 1993 52 out of 100 52
Power Play Apr, 1993 49 out of 100 49


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Some copies of the game shipped with a free copy of Niven's original Ringworld novel.


  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #14 Worst Game of All Time

ClydeFrog (10533) added Ringworld: Revenge of the Patriarch (DOS) on Oct 25, 2000