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Ultima IV from the perspective of a kid back in 1985 snuf (7155) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be -
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition -
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.3
Overall User Score (34 votes) 4.1

Critic Reviews

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I think the price will put off a lot of possible buyers; however, in saying that, if you only buy one game this year, make it this one.
Computer Gamer (Apr, 1986)
Quite simply Ultima IV is the best role playing game I have seen for any computer. In terms of sheer size and playability, it is tremendous value for money. If you have a disk drive, go and buy a copy immediately. If you don't have a disk drive, go and sell something else and buy one. Then buy a copy of this amazing game.
Zzap! (May, 1986)
Ultima IV is a great challenge and it will take many months to complete.
Wie gewohnt führt die Reise durch eine kräftig gewachsene Abenteuerwelt: Ultima IV hat ungefähr den sechzehnfachen Umfang des Vorgängers! Da ist viel Platz für aberwitzige Details: Fesselballons transportieren den angehenden Avatar zu abgelegenen Örtlichkeiten, Geisterstädte und Piratenschiffe sind direkt schon banale Alltäglichkeiten. Spätestens ab her hat sich Ultima zur Simulation einer mittelalterlichen Fantasywelt gemausert, deren Bewohner keine anonymen Sprites mehr sind.
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This is an absorbing game with plenty of depth, that should please those who enjoy quest type adventures, and dedicated purists who are partial to straying occasionally from the orthodox text graphics adventure format.
Commodore User (Jun, 1986)
Overall though, Ultima IV is very playable, and has many secrets in store, waiting to be discovered! If the format appeals to you, then you won't be disappointed - it is the best of its genre I have come across.
Happy Computer (Jun, 1985)
„Ultima IV“ ist etwa 16mal so groß wie Ultima II und bietet dem Spieler wesentlich mehr Stoff zum Denken. Andere Figuren, die auf dem Bildschirm agieren, haben sogar ihre eigene Persönlichkeit bekommen.