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Ultima IV from the perspective of a kid back in 1985 snuf (8918) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 2.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.1
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.7
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 4.2
Overall User Score (24 votes) 4.0

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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Retro Archives (Jun 03, 2019)
Sans surprise, Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar offre sur Commodore 64 une prestation très semblable à celle offerte sur Apple II. Si les couleurs sont un peu plus cohérentes tant que l’on n’entre pas dans un donjon, le titre doit hélas composer avec des temps de chargement à rallonge qui réserveront l’expérience à des joueurs particulièrement patients.
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.