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DescriptionIn the far future, a fanatical group of religious extremists known as the Mondites have begun a campaign of galactic conquest. They believe in the evolution of man through machine by cybernetic implants. You are one of the unlucky victims: a prisoner in a Mondite complex on a distant moon, with no memory of your former life. Your body has been turned into a hideous cybernetic nightmare by the evil Dr. Mastaba. It is up to you to explore the complex (abandoned and on the verge of nuclear meltdown), discover the secrets of the Mondites and the mysterious remnants of alien civilization they've discovered, and get out alive from this moon.
BioForge is an action game with puzzle-solving, technologically similar to Alone in the Dark, featuring polygonal (and textured) characters over pre-rendered backgrounds. The adventure elements involve the hero collecting items and figuring out puzzles in order to get to new places and discover the secrets of the complex. The action elements involve combat against foes robotic and alive, both with melee weaponry and with guns, though some enemies require trickery rather than force to defeat.
Numerous journals, documents and diaries are found throughout the game; these are all recorded and can be re-read at any time.
- "Interactive Movie 1" -- Working title
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|High Score||Jun, 1995||5 out of 5||100|
|All Game Guide||May, 1995||90|
|PC Team||May, 1995||90 out of 100||90|
|PC Joker||Apr, 1995||82 out of 100||82|
|CD Player||1996||8 out of 10||80|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Jun, 1995||80|
|PC Player (Germany)||Apr, 1995||78 out of 100||78|
|PC Games (Germany)||Apr, 1995||77 out of 100||77|
|Just Games Retro||Sep 03, 2004||70|
|Archaic.fr||Jul 21, 2021||Unscored||Unscored|
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1001 Video GamesBioForge appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
BioForge PlusOrigin started work on a special edition of BioForge, entitled BioForge Plus. This new version of the game had extra sections, continuing on from where the original version left off. This is the description from the Origin catalog:
The work of research archaeologists has been interrupted by the machinations of the scheming scientist who plans to use the advanced alien technology for his own ends. Only your advanced skills give you hope of survival.Unfortunately, BioForge didn't sell as well as EA wanted, so BioForge Plus was cancelled.
As the moon, Daedalus, explodes, you discover the Black Raven - a ship sent by the Ministry of Security to spy on the Mondite base. It's going to be that kind of day - it's a good thing you're still angry. The adventure is far from over.
- Automatic Tracker - shows locations of most enemy lifeforms
- Better Energy Source
- More Powerful Weapons
- Improved Combat
- New, Superior Ship
- Gauntlet Feature
IdentityThe game's manual came with a dossier of several registered "patients" and the player is offered a chance near the end of the game to access the main medical computer to find out who they actually are. It is said that this depends on how the game was played.
- GameStar (Germany)
- Issue 12/1999 - #100 in the "100 Most Important PC Games of the Nineties" ranking
- Power Play
- Issue 02/1996 – Best Action-Adventure in 1995
Alan Chan (3618) added BioForge (DOS) on Dec 11, 1999
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (789518)
Credits (79 people)
Chris Douglas, Denis R. Loubet, Richard Mather, Gary McElhaney, Sean Murphy, Matt Sheffield, Paul Steed, Raven SoftwareProgramming: