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Print advertisement - PC Player 06/1998:
    10/10 PLAY PLAYSTATION 4/98
    10/10 FUN GENERATION 5/98
    90% PC GAMES 5/98
    90% MEGA FUN 5/98
    1,4 PLAYSTATION MAGAZIN 5/98

    "WOW - WAS FÜR EIN SPEKTAKEL!"
    (PC GAMES 4/98)

    "NERVENZERREISSENDE SPANNUNG."
    (GAMESTAR 4/98) PETER STEINLECHNER

    "GRAFISCH UND TECHNISCH FLITZT FORSAKEN AN DIE GENRE-SPITZE."
    (GAMESTAR 4/98) PETER STEINLECHNER

    "MIT FORSAKEN PRÄSENTIERT ACCLAIM EINE DER AUSGEREIFTESTEN 3D-ENGINES."
    (PC GAMES 1/98) FLORIAN STANGL

    FORSAKEN

    FÜR PC, PLAYSTATION, N64

    HOCHSPANNUNG LADEN

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (237754) on Apr 28, 2010.

Reset magazine 7/1998:

    FORSAKEN

    SPEŁNI TWOJE MARZENIA!

    Forsaken NIE wymaga karty z akceleratorem 3D

    Działa lepiej z procesorem Pentium II firmy Intel

    Contributed by JudgeDeadd (25872) on Jun 29, 2009.

Back of Box - N64 (UK):

    The Ultimate 360° Death Match

    An experiment gone wrong ripped away the earth's atmosphere. Bathed in the searching radiation of the sun, the planet has been condemned. You are among the FORSAKEN™ few who invade the now abandoned settlements to collect what little fortune was left behind.

    (Image captions)
    • ADVANCED PARTICLE TECHNOLOGY
      Rolling boulders, Falling ceilings, Sucking Turbine Fans, Giant piercing spikes. And more.
    • 25 OBLITERATING WEAPONS
      Heat-seeking camera-mounted missiles. Flame-spewing, petro-gel rifles. Subversive bouncing mines. And more.
    • FURIOUS MULTI-PLAYER COMBAT
      With 4-player split screen
    • 360° OF ABSOLUTE CONTROL
      In any direction ... for the ultimate 3D deathmatch.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4671) on Jun 01, 2007.

www.nintendo.com – Nintendo 64:
    A terrific multiplayer mode, smooth control and dazzling explosions highlight Acclaim's apocalyptic action Pak.

    Forsaken 64 is set in the far future, when Earth has been ripped apart by an uncontrollable fusion reaction. Although the planet's fragmented remains have been forsaken by all intelligent beings, a treasure trove of loot in the form of energy sources and weaponry lures all manner of bottom-feeding intergalactic scum seeking a piece of the action. Oblivious to the swarms of mutant creatures and automated defense-systems that guard the remains, these scavengers seek wealth and power at great hazard.

    The fun begins when you mount gravity-defying bike-like vehicles called pioncycles and become one of these interalactic rogues searching for hi-tech booty scattered throughout underground complexes of twisting tunnels that link cavernous chambers. Overall, the feeling and atmosphere of the game are quite similar to the PC game Descent. However, the environment seemed less disorienting because the thoughtful developers at Iguana UK have added some gravity-like effects that will gently orient your bike to the floor if you turn upside-down.

    Forsaken 64's atmospheric surroundings swarm with enemy vehicles. You have access to a wide variety of weapons and power-ups. Your first person view on the action includes a heads-up-display that gives you data on your energy and weapons status.

    The game comes with an arsenal of 14 weapons, including sundry mines, missile launchers and energy weapons. No mere eye candy, the advanced graphics are tightly integrated with game play. For example, the real-time light-sourcing for energy weapons projectiles allows you to actually detect enemies hiding around corners by looking for their shadows as an energy bolt passes them.

    Forsaken 64 feature 22 forbidding single-player missions and eight multiplayer arenas. Some of the single-player missions will require solving puzzles and accomplishing complex tasks. Advanced AI will allow your foes to use the different terrain features to their best advantage in eliminating you. The multiplayer arenas are twisting labyrinths of giant chambers and tunnels that will offer hours of friend fragging fun.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (65810) on Aug 16, 2005.

Back of PC Box:
    An experiment gone wrong caused an uncontrollable fusion reaction to rip through the Earth, leaving nothing more than a lifeless husk. Devoid of atmosphere and bathed in the searing radiation of the sun, the planet has been condemned. You are the Forsaken few who invade the now abandoned settlements to collect what little fortune was left behind.

    "Forsaken is going to leave the mighty Quake 2 for dead" - 95% Ultimate PC

    "The 3D engine powering this game is a clear light years ahead of anything you have ever seen before" - Ultimate PC

    "Forsaken looks set to be one of the best looking titles on any platform" - Edge

    Contributed by Martin Smith (66827) on Jun 30, 2004.

Back of Box - N64:
    The Ultimate 360 Death Match

    BREATHTAKING REALTIME GRAPHICS
    "Incredible colored lighting and huge explosion effects."
    ELECTRONIC GAMING MONTHLY

    25 OBLITERATING WEAPONS
    "The weapons are simply awesome... One of the best looking and playing multiplayer games of the year."
    ULTRA GAME PLAYERS

    FURIOUS MULTI-PLAYER COMBAT
    "A four-person multiplayer game that ranks amongst the very best... One of the best-looking games on the N64."
    N64.com

    PRECISE CONTROL IN ANY DIRECTION
    "A stunning 360 shooter"
    GAMEFAN

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69258) on Mar 22, 2003.

From uk.playstation.com:
    The Terran System, once proud birth place of humanity, now lies forsaken, utterly abandoned and up for grabs. In the year 2113 humanity destroyed itself when it sought to harness the power of matter itself.

    Tragically, their first experiment created an uncontrollable fusion reaction, which ripped apart the planet, sending an irresistible shock wave through the entire Terran System. When it was over, the Earth was devastated.

    Months later, the solar system was declared "Condemned". Now, every bounty hunter, mercenary, space pirate, and free-booting scum of the galaxy has the unwritten right to raid the system and take anything that the Theocracy didn't want. The worst cut-throats known have converged on this blackened corner of the universe to engage in a desperate game of interstellar cat-and-mouse. Astride roaring anti-gravity pioncycles with deadly arsenals, they will battle to the death against each other and the dead world's ruthless robotic sentinels. For the one who emerges victorious, the lost glories of a dead civilization await. For the rest, only agonizing death.

    Forsaken means fast and furious gameplay through action-packed levels, journeying into the merciless void of space, exploring the underwater perils of a dead ocean, penetrating deep into subterranean, maze-like complexes whilst battling your way through a horde of space nasties.

    There is a wide variety to the gameplay from one level to the next. One minute you're solving complex puzzles, the next you're engaging in a furious dogfight against impossible odds. Danger lurks in every corner of this futuristic corner of the galaxy; but if you can handle yourself, and you're very lucky, you might get out un-atomised.




    Contributed by Grant McLellan (622) on Sep 12, 2001.