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Ultima I is a remake of the classic RPG Ultima from 1981. You must travel to another world and save the land Sosaria from the evil wizard Mondain. The game features tile based top-down overworld graphics and first person perspective pseudo-3D dungeons.

The original Ultima was re-programmed using assembly language, with updated graphics, minor changes in towns' and people's names, and some different puzzles.


Ultima I DOS Given the plot twist in Ultima VI in regard to Daemons, Origin's first representation of them here is interesting.
Ultima I Apple IIgs The Title Screen
Ultima I PC-88 Guys, stop hurting me!..
Ultima I PC-88 Attacked by an evil-looking sorcerer

Promo Images

Ultima I Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness" -- PC-88 / PC-98 title
  • "Ultima I: The Beginning..." -- Media title

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User Reviews

A great start to a great series. DOS Salim Farhat (63)
A grand start to a series that has entertained millions. DOS jeff leyda (1800)
A Confusing Journey Through Space and Time DOS vedder (50937)
This game creaks with age but is still fun enough for a couple of hours. DOS Pix (1224)
Playing it 28 years after release - a wonderful experience. DOS Bruce Wayne (3)

Critic Reviews DOS May 29, 2008 9 out of 10 90
GamesVault DOS Jul 10, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Commodore User Commodore 64 Oct, 1987 7 out of 10 70
Your Commodore Commodore 64 Oct, 1987 7 out of 10 70
Retro Archives Apple II Jul 09, 2017 13 out of 20 65
Zzap! (Italy) Commodore 64 Feb, 1989 52 out of 100 52
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Commodore 64 1992 45 out of 100 45
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1992 44 out of 100 44


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Apple IIgs Version. 4 Edwin Drost (3173)
Feb 11, 2017
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Jan 30, 2017
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Health 2 Rwolf (18317)
Jan 28, 2013


1001 Video Games

Ultima I appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


Origin, like they did with many of the Ultima games, included a "trinket" in the box. In this case the trinket consisted of a small cloth bag with five metal coins.

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