DescriptionAnother 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.
- "Gevangen in het ijs" -- Dutch title
- "Call of Cthulhu: Prisoner of Ice" -- International title
Part of the Following Groups
- Gameplay feature: Multiple endings
- Games made into comics
- Inspiration: Author - H. P. Lovecraft
- Inspiration: Literature
- Setting: Interwar
|Gameplay (Benelux)||DOS||Aug, 1995||88 out of 100||88|
|Play Time||DOS||Jun, 1995||85 out of 100||85|
|PC Joker||DOS||Jun, 1995||80 out of 100||80|
|High Score||DOS||Nov, 1995||4 out of 5||80|
|Power Play||DOS||Jun, 1995||79 out of 100||79|
|PC Multimedia & Entertainment||DOS||Jan 25, 1996||76 out of 100||76|
|The DOS Spirit||DOS||Sep 03, 2010||4.5 out of 6||75|
|Game Zero||Windows||1995||17.25 out of 25||69|
|All Game Guide||Windows||1998||60|
|Mac Gamer||Macintosh||1995||48 out of 100||48|
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|Question about "Prisoner of Ice" game play||3||BostonGeorge (427)
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|Is there really Windows edition of a game?||11||Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (580)
Jul 20, 2007
TriviaThis game is the sequel to Shadow of the Comet, although the continuity won't be apparent until the last 1/4 of the game. Two major characters from the first game show up about that time, and there's even a brief cameo by Lord Boleskine himself.
Prisoner of Ice is loosely based on the H.P. Lovecraft short story "Mountains of Madness" where an American expedition to the Antartic uncovers horrible creatures entombed in slabs of ice as well as a massive lost city beneath the Antartic snow. The game takes place several years after the story during WW II with Nazis having established a secret research base over the site of the lost city.
Related Web Sites
- Hints for Prisoner of Ice (If you are stuck in POI, these hints will get you going again.)