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Ringworld: Revenge of the Patriarch

aka: Ringworld: La Venganza del Patriarca

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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.

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Average score: 67% (based on 11 ratings)


Average score: 3.2 out of 5 (based on 23 ratings with 1 reviews)

A classic adventure game

The Good
I liked the setting of the game, which made me to know Niven's "Known Space"-Universe. There was even a copy of the novel "Ringworld" within the box. I liked the music of the game, which was one of the last scores that made extensive use of the AdLib's capability to play custom instruments.

The Bad
The game was just to short and easy - I completed it in about five hours. There could have been a better storyline, the events of the game did not always fit together very well.

The Bottom Line
This game has a good SF setting, leading you to one of the more exotic places of contemporary SF.

DOS · by Hadanite Marasek (27) · 2002



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

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Game added by ClydeFrog.

Additional contributors: Jordi Vilalta Prat, Patrick Bregger.

Game added October 28th, 2000. Last modified March 27th, 2023.