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Description

Dr. Joan Aiken had discovered a way to inject a special serum into the human brain, which will grant this human powerful psychic abilities, known as "talents". Since only little babies were able to absorb the serum properly, it was injected to twin brothers, Cain and Abel, in a scientific project called "Children of Tomorrow".

When they grew up, the children took different paths. Cain joined a special law enforcement group, while Abel walked away and stepped into the world of crime. Years later, a radical organization known as Eye of Ra emerges, with the only goal to sabotage Children of Tomorrow project - according to them for ethical reasons. Cain's first mission is to infiltrate their headquarters and deal with their leader.

Sanity is an action game with puzzle-solving elements. There is also a role-playing element present in card-collecting and upgrading the talents. The game is heavy on combat, which is mostly ranged, involving Cain either shooting or using the psychic powers. The talents are classified into groups, such as Fire, Sun, Illusion, Science, Demonology, etc. In each group, there are many talents Cain can learn, which range from offensive and supporting combat spells to abilities needed to solve puzzles (such as levitating, pushing heavy objects, etc.). The game has fully 3D graphics with top-down perspective, similarly to Metal Gear Solid.

Screenshots

Sanity: Aiken's Artifact Windows In the depths of the Meat Factory Cain battles the villainous mastermind Golgotham and his meat-cleaver wielding zombie cows (or Butcher Bulls, if you will)
Sanity: Aiken's Artifact Windows Taking a cue from Half-Life, in Sanity Cain often finds himself dealing with a mysterious, sinister government agent with a bizarre speech impediment.
Sanity: Aiken's Artifact Windows When all powers fail... you still have your trusty gun at your side.
Sanity: Aiken's Artifact Windows In a level reminescent of Resident Evil, the undead take over the city and its up to Cain and the DNPC to stop the zombie madness.

Promo Images

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Trailer


Alternate Titles

  • "Aiken's Artifact" -- European title

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Critic Reviews

Game Vortex 2000 100 out of 100 100
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Sep 19, 2000 85 out of 100 85
PC Gamer (Netherlands) Nov, 2000 84 out of 100 84
GameZone Nov 03, 2000 8.4 out of 10 84
ActionTrip Oct 05, 2000 82 out of 100 82
PC Player (Germany) Nov, 2000 78 out of 100 78
PC Joker Nov, 2000 77 out of 100 77
PC Action (Germany) Mar 21, 2001 63 out of 100 63
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2000 62 out of 100 62
Fragland.net Sep 18, 2002 57 out of 100 57

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Weird Meat (Meat gets stuck at meatplant) 1 Nadia Smith
Mar 06, 2009

Trivia

The official Sierra game servers were shut down on 1st November 2008.

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jeff reitman (64) added Sanity: Aiken's Artifact (Windows) on Oct 07, 2000