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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 PC-88 City of Britain
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 PC-98 Attacked by a bandit. Dungeon entrance behind a mountain range...
Ultima I Commodore 64 You are dead

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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 (68)
A grand start to a series that has entertained millions. DOS jeff leyda (1819)
A Confusing Journey Through Space and Time DOS vedder (57153)
This game creaks with age but is still fun enough for a couple of hours. DOS Pix (1234)
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
Your Commodore Commodore 64 Oct, 1987 7 out of 10 70
Commodore User Commodore 64 Oct, 1987 7 out of 10 70
Retro Archives MSX Jul 09, 2017 13.5 out of 20 68
Retro Archives DOS Jul 09, 2017 13.5 out of 20 68
Retro Archives Commodore 64 Jul 09, 2017 13.5 out of 20 68
Retro Archives Apple II Jul 09, 2017 13 out of 20 65
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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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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