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Prisoner of Ice

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
76
3.5
Windows
71
3.4
Macintosh
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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 Ryan gives a Prisoner a taste of his electrifying personality
Prisoner of Ice Windows Hey what's that?
Prisoner of Ice DOS A Stuka ambushes an Allied submarine
Prisoner of Ice DOS And in the confusion something escapes...

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 (66286)
Decent mid-90s adventure game, but not without faults... Windows Apogee IV (2336)
Nazis, Norweigans with speech-problems and general weirdness. DOS Joakim Kihlman (270)
Decent story, but doesn't quite cut it as an adventure game. DOS Alan Chan (3655)

The Press Says

Coming Soon Magazine DOS Oct 31, 1995 94 out of 100 94
High Score DOS Nov, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Adventure Corner Windows Mar 04, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventure Corner DOS Mar 04, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play DOS Jun, 1995 79 out of 100 79
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
Game Revolution Macintosh Jun 05, 2004 B- 67
Quandary DOS Dec, 1995 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Mac Gamer Macintosh 1995 48 out of 100 48

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Question about "Prisoner of Ice" game play 3 BostonGeorge (226)
Feb 25, 2009
Is there really Windows edition of a game? 11 Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (588)
Jul 20, 2007

Trivia

This 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.

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Contributed to by B.L. Stryker (20697), Kabushi (116470), Alan Chan (3655) and Scaryfun (11495)