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The game ratings for each category and platform are displayed below. The score for a particular platform is the average of all categories. Games must have 5 votes before they are given a MobyScore.

Breakdown by Rating Category

AI
How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be
3.3
Gameplay
How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)
4.2
Graphics
The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines
3.9
Personal Slant
How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes
4.1
Sound / Music
The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition
3.2
Story / Presentation
The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed
4.2
Overall User Score (257 votes)4.1

Breakdown by Platform

Platform Votes Total
Amiga 17 4.0
      AI 2.0
      Gameplay 4.1
      Graphics 3.8
      Personal Slant 4.0
      Sound / Music 2.0
      Story / Presentation 4.1
Apple II 23 4.1
      AI 3.8
      Gameplay 4.2
      Graphics 4.0
      Personal Slant 4.2
      Sound / Music 3.6
      Story / Presentation 4.2
Atari 8-bit 13 4.0
      AI 2.0
      Gameplay 4.1
      Graphics 4.0
      Personal Slant 4.1
      Sound / Music 2.0
      Story / Presentation 4.1
Atari ST 23 4.1
      AI 0.0
      Gameplay 4.2
      Graphics 4.0
      Personal Slant 4.1
      Sound / Music 0.0
      Story / Presentation 4.2
Commodore 64 34 4.1
      AI 0.0
      Gameplay 4.2
      Graphics 3.8
      Personal Slant 4.2
      Sound / Music 0.0
      Story / Presentation 4.3
DOS 72 4.0
      AI 3.7
      Gameplay 4.1
      Graphics 3.6
      Personal Slant 4.1
      Sound / Music 3.7
      Story / Presentation 4.2
FM-7 Awaiting 5 votes...
FM Towns 6 4.5
      AI 0.0
      Gameplay 4.6
      Graphics 4.6
      Personal Slant 4.3
      Sound / Music 0.0
      Story / Presentation 4.6
iPad Awaiting 5 votes...
iPhone Awaiting 5 votes...
Macintosh Awaiting 5 votes...
MSX 16 4.0
      AI 0.0
      Gameplay 4.1
      Graphics 3.9
      Personal Slant 3.9
      Sound / Music 0.0
      Story / Presentation 4.1
NES 15 4.1
      AI 4.0
      Gameplay 4.0
      Graphics 4.0
      Personal Slant 4.0
      Sound / Music 3.0
      Story / Presentation 4.3
PC-88 7 4.5
      AI 0.0
      Gameplay 4.5
      Graphics 4.5
      Personal Slant 4.3
      Sound / Music 0.0
      Story / Presentation 4.7
PC-98 7 4.5
      AI 0.0
      Gameplay 4.5
      Graphics 4.5
      Personal Slant 4.3
      Sound / Music 0.0
      Story / Presentation 4.7
Sharp X1 Awaiting 5 votes...
Sharp X68000 Awaiting 5 votes...
SEGA Master System 16 3.8
      AI 2.0
      Gameplay 3.8
      Graphics 3.8
      Personal Slant 3.8
      Sound / Music 2.5
      Story / Presentation 3.9
Windows 8 4.6
      AI 0.0
      Gameplay 4.6
      Graphics 4.6
      Personal Slant 4.4
      Sound / Music 0.0
      Story / Presentation 4.7


User Reviews

This game should be taught in schools DOS Unicorn Lynx (181697)
Ultima IV from the perspective of a kid back in 1985 Commodore 64 snuf (7155)
An all time classic. Still as playable as it ever was DOS Pix (1220)
A revolutionary game that has aged well DOS WWWWolf (453)
The best console adaptation of an Ultima game. NES Nancy "Infested" Kerrigan (39)
A bit religious, but some good ideas DOS Andrew Fisher (668)
Morality in a video game? Are gamers ready for something like that? DOS Don Lee (8)
THE role-playing game. If you haven't played this, you aren't an RPG-er. DOS Mirrorshades2k (282)
Best RPG plot there was, there is, and there ever will be (maybe). DOS Yeah Right (57)
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar DOS TheNightWalker (16)