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Prisoner of Ice

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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 Look, we've got something on radar.
Prisoner of Ice DOS Ryan, I am your Father...'s mother's uncle's niece's son's best friend
Prisoner of Ice DOS Strangely enough, his is the happiest ending.
Prisoner of Ice DOS A poor Mayan peasant is sent back in time as a Great Old One snack

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 (93503)
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 (3479)

Critic Reviews

Coming Soon Magazine DOS Oct 31, 1995 94 out of 100 94
Joystick (French) DOS Jun, 1995 86 out of 100 86
PC Games (Germany) DOS Jun, 1995 85 out of 100 85
High Score DOS Nov, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Power Play DOS Jun, 1995 79 out of 100 79
The DOS Spirit DOS Sep 03, 2010 4.5 out of 6 75
Adventure Gamers Windows Jul 21, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Revolution Macintosh Jun 05, 2004 B- 67
Adventure Classic Gaming DOS Apr 22, 2010 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Mac Ledge Macintosh Oct 15, 1996 4.8 out of 10 48

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 (584)
Jul 20, 2007

Trivia

When Ryan arrives at the Buenos Aires library, he meets a blind man named Jorge who is the curator. Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) was director of the Buenos Aires public library for some years (although not close to the year 1937, when the game takes place) and began to lose his eyesight in his last years until finally he was completely blind. According to H.P. Lovecraft's writings, the Buenos Aires Library is one of the few places holding a copy of the Necronomicon.

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Contributed to by B.L. Stryker (20700), Kabushi (132970), Alan Chan (3479) and Scaryfun (12431)