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When a terraforming team on an unexplored planet sends some disturbing messages back to Earth and then stops responding altogether, a space-adventurer is sent to find out what happened.

The gameplay is a side-on 8-dimensionally scrolling action-adventure set on a planet. The player must find a way to the lower depths of the planet to rescue the terraforming team and defeat the evil Triax!


Exile Commodore 64 Title screen
Exile Commodore 64 Entering Phoebus
Exile Commodore 64 Inside the Pericles
Exile Commodore 64 The planet's friendly imps

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There are no reviews for the Commodore 64 release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Critic Reviews

Commodore Format Jul, 1991 97 out of 100 97
Commodore Force Jan, 1994 94 out of 100 94
Zzap! Jul, 1991 91 out of 100 91
64'er Oct, 1991 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jan, 1992 9 out of 12 75
Datormagazin Aug 29, 1991 73 out of 100 73


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1001 Video Games

Exile appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Version differences

Original BBC Micro version of the game was ported to Acorn Electron, C64, Amiga, Amiga CD32 and Atari ST, all offering the same epic world but with some alterations.
  • The Electron version saw Finn's space suit change colour to yellow instead of magenta and Triax is cyan rather than green while other graphical changes were down to Electron's less power hardware.
  • Commodore 64 version was ported by original creators but 16-bit version was ordered to be done by outside programmers. However all other improvements but the code itself were also made by original creators.
  • Amiga and Atari ST versions had graphics redone but improvements in this department had its own problems despite the superior technology and it was the reason why Amiga 500 version was just a straight port with enhanced visuals. The Atari ST version was faster than its Amiga counterpart.
  • Amiga 1200 version had a revamped look and extra areas. The CD32 edition was based on the Amiga 1200 version with the graphics 50% zoomed in to fit a console environment which threw up some scrolling problems.


  • Amiga Power
    • 1991 - Best Game
  • Commodore Force
    • December 1993 (Issue 13) – #58 “Readers' Top 100”
  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Arcade Adventure
  • Retro Gamer
    • September 2004 (Issue #8) – #78 Best Game Of All Time (Readers' Vote)

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Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (487) added Exile (Commodore 64) on Jun 19, 2003
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