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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.

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Sanity: Aiken's Artifact Windows Gaining a talent gives Cain a power surge.
Sanity: Aiken's Artifact Windows You'll have to remember previous story elements when you're forced to compete on the lethal game show "Trivia Insanity".
Sanity: Aiken's Artifact Windows Cain battles Joan Aiken's Brain Circuit which is powered by Priscilla Divine's disembodied brain.
Sanity: Aiken's Artifact Windows You'll have to face your brother Abel in combat several times before he's gone for good.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Aiken's Artifact" -- European title

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Critic Reviews

GameZone Nov 03, 2000 8.4 out of 10 84
IGN Sep 25, 2000 8.3 out of 10 83
GameSpy Sep, 2000 83 out of 100 83
Gameplay (Benelux) Sep 28, 2000 78 out of 100 78
Yiya Oct 22, 2001 B 75
FiringSquad Sep 04, 2000 74 out of 100 74
Gamigo Jan 26, 2001 6.7 out of 10 67
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2000 62 out of 100 62
Svenska PC Games Jan, 2001 6 out of 10 60
Just Adventure 2000 C 50

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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