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Prisoner of Ice

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
76
3.5
PlayStation
...
3.2
Windows
71
3.4
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Description

Another game in Infogrames' line of H. P. Lovecraft inspired games started by Alone In the Dark, Prisoner of Ice puts you in the role of Lt. Ryan, an American agent stationed aboard the submarine H.M.S. Victoria on a rescue mission to the Antarctic. The Victoria picks up two mysterious crates during the course of the rescue. Before you know it the Captain is eaten alive by the cargo, a horrific monster with whom you are trapped aboard the submarine. And that's just the start of your problems.

Prisoner of Ice features a very simplified version of the classic adventure game interface, where you can left click with the cursor to operate an object or right click to look at it. The program won't let you do anything with these objects, other than the few appropriate actions needed to advance the game.

Screenshots

Prisoner of Ice Windows Intro cutscene. And the first thing you see is... a crate!
Prisoner of Ice DOS menu screen
Prisoner of Ice Windows A Stuka approaches...
Prisoner of Ice Windows Main menu.

Alternate Titles

  • "Gevangen in het ijs" -- Dutch title
  • "Call of Cthulhu: Prisoner of Ice" -- International title

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User Reviews

Do you wanna be a prisoner forever!? Set yourelf free!! DOS コナン (85225)
Decent mid-90s adventure game, but not without faults... Windows Apogee IV (2334)
Nazis, Norweigans with speech-problems and general weirdness. DOS Joakim Kihlman (269)
Decent story, but doesn't quite cut it as an adventure game. DOS Alan Chan (3503)

The Press Says

PC Games (Germany) DOS Jun, 1995 85 out of 100 85
High Score DOS Nov, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks DOS May, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play DOS Jun, 1995 79 out of 100 79
Just Adventure Windows Apr 26, 2007 B 75
The DOS Spirit DOS Sep 03, 2010 4.5 out of 6 75
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jun, 1995 74 out of 100 74
Adventure Gamers DOS Jul 21, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Adventure Gamers Windows Jul 21, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
All Game Guide Windows 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Question about "Prisoner of Ice" game play 3 BostonGeorge (309)
Feb 25, 2009
Is there really Windows edition of a game? 11 Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (590)
Jul 20, 2007

Trivia

As you use the computer terminal in the future, you see a cut-scene which is narrated by a "Howard Phillips Parker." This character not only bares the same name as Howard Phillips Lovecraft, the author responsible for the Cthulhu stories, but also looks conspicuously like him.

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Contributed to by B.L. Stryker (20700), Kabushi (129885), Alan Chan (3503) and Scaryfun (12409)