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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 DOS John Parker is reunited with the sorceror Narackamous (and undoubtedly thinking 'didn't I kill you already?')
Prisoner of Ice DOS And in the confusion something escapes...
Prisoner of Ice DOS It seems that somehow a creature survived and has followed you back to Britain
Prisoner of Ice Windows Sleeping in service again!?

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 MAT (117182)
Decent mid-90s adventure game, but not without faults... Windows Apogee IV (2333)
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 (3479)

Critic Reviews

Coming Soon Magazine DOS Oct 31, 1995 94 out of 100 94
Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Aug, 1995 88 out of 100 88
PC Games (Germany) DOS Jun, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Power Play DOS Jun, 1995 79 out of 100 79
The DOS Spirit DOS Sep 03, 2010 4.5 out of 6 75
Jeuxvideo.com DOS May 05, 2011 14 out of 20 70
Adventure Gamers Windows Jul 21, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Adventure Gamers DOS Jul 21, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Revolution Macintosh Jun 05, 2004 B- 67
Mac Gamer Macintosh 1995 48 out of 100 48

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Question about "Prisoner of Ice" game play 3 BostonGeorge (427)
Feb 25, 2009
Is there really Windows edition of a game? 11 Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (580)
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 (20758), Sciere (357922), Kabushi (153606), Alan Chan (3479) and Scaryfun (13294)