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Description

In the near future, human beings have discovered that hell actually exists. The governing organization on the Earth, known as the Hand of God, controls the ways to hell. Demons can travel to our dimensions, while criminals are sent to hell instead of being locked in jails.

You take the roles of Gideon Eshanti and Rachel Braque, a couple who is working for the government. One night government agents arrive at their house and try to assassinate them. After a narrow escape, the two find themselves in hell. Now they have to figure out how to return to our world, and to find out why their employers wanted to kill them...

Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller is an adventure game with simple point-and-click interface. You advance in the game by talking to people and manipulating objects to solve puzzles. The game utilizes pre-rendered backgrounds and FMV sequences as cut-scenes.

Screenshots

Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller DOS talking
Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller DOS Inventory
Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller 3DO Looking for a lead at a back alley club.
Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller 3DO Dialogue takes place through looping FMV cutscenes

Promo Images

Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller Magazine Advertisement

Trailer


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User Reviews

Dystopian Damnation, Sort Of 3DO ETJB (450)
Good, but not really that daring DOS ETJB (450)
Weird but kind of fun. DOS Scott Monster (1009)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) DOS Apr, 1995 82 out of 100 82
Video Games 3DO Jul, 1995 74 out of 100 74
Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Feb, 1995 74 out of 100 74
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) 3DO Aug, 1995 28.5 out of 40 71
Video Games & Computer Entertainment 3DO Aug, 1995 7 out of 10 70
3DO Magazine (UK) 3DO Aug, 1995 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jan, 1995 49 out of 100 49
Quandary DOS Feb, 1995 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Mar, 1995 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20
Reset DOS Oct, 1998 Unscored Unscored

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Trivia

Novel

A novelization of the game was published through the Proteus imprint of Prima Publishing. It was written by Chet Williamson and first printed in August of 1995.

Voice acting

At the time of its release the game was notable for its voice acting. To quote Wikipedia:

" Dennis Hopper, Grace Jones, Stephanie Seymour, and Geoffrey Holder are among the actors in the game. Seymour and Holder appear in live action footage, while the rest of the cast, including Hopper and Jones, lend their voices to computer animated representations.

References

  • During the course of the game, you find out that the password for one of the computers you need to use is "Bloodnet". Bloodnet is the title of a game developed by the same team (John Antinori & Laura Kampo).
  • Adam Schonbrun is the name of a key character in the plot of this game. In Bloodnet, Schonbrun is a model of cybergenetic arm.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #12 Worst Game of All Time
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