The Lost Treasures of Infocom

Moby ID: 708
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Average score: 82% (based on 10 ratings)

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Average score: 3.7 out of 5 (based on 13 ratings with 2 reviews)

Great games, awful packaging

The Good
The Infocom games themselves, of course, are fantastic -- some of the best games ever from the best IF company in history (the entire Zork and Enchanter series, Planetfall, Suspended, and of course The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy). If you don't like any of these games, then you just don't like IF.

The Bad
Sadly enough, Activision bought up the Infocom name very cheaply, and this is an obvious weak attempt to make some quick cash with no effort. The manuals and maps are horrible photocopies bound together in one book, and the supplementary package contents that Infocom was so famous for are either totally omitted or merely drawn (e.g. HHGTTG: one page with ILLUSTRATIONS of the destruction orders, a bag of pocket fluff, a don't panic button and Joo Janta sunglasses). Also, a few games just seem to be thrown in to fill out the package -- Ballyhoo, Moonmist, and The Lurking Horror (in particular) just don't seem to be up to Infocom's normal standards (and were, in fact, published in the last couple of years before the company went bankrupt).

The Bottom Line
A must-have for any true Infocom fan or IF junkie. Also a great way to stretch out the life of an old computer system -- these games don't need sound or graphics cards.

DOS · by Skeet (4) · 2001

A very worthwhile package.

The Good
The first 20 classics from Infocom, all nicely packaged. Comes with full instructions for each game, as well as the InvisiClues and full maps. The installation process is nice, as it lets you install only the games you want; and all the games can be run from one main menu.

The Bad
The box is pretty heavy (all those manuals, maps, clues, and stuff) and it's very hard to find anymore. I'm glad I'm an impulsive shopper and picked it up the first time I saw it!

The Bottom Line
The games haven't changed, but it's nice to get them all together. The maps and clues are nice, too (but awfully tempting).

DOS · by Mirrorshades2k (274) · 2000

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The game came with a manual reprinting all the games' manuals, a hint book reprinting all of the games' Invisiclues, and reprints of all of the Invisiclue maps.

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Game added by Tony Van.

Amiga added by Martin Smith. Macintosh added by Terok Nor. Apple IIgs added by Игги Друге.

Additional contributors: Patrick Bregger.

Game added January 9, 2000. Last modified March 8, 2024.