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Virus: The Game is a game in which the player battles within the computer's directory structure and files. Traverse the directory tree in a 3D environment hunting down 'viruses', with the computer's own sound files being played in the background, while graphic files found on the hard drive are used to texture the walls.


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There are 5 other screenshots from other versions of this game or official promotional screenshots.

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Virus: The Game Screenshot
Virus: The Game Magazine Advertisement
Virus: The Game Screenshot
Virus: The Game Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "וירוס" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Virus" -- European title

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Critic Reviews

PC Jeux Sep, 1997 82 out of 100 82
PC Games (Germany) Nov, 1997 62 out of 100 62
Power Play Nov, 1997 48 out of 100 48
PC Player (Germany) Nov, 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) May, 1998 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Dec 07, 1997 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
GameSpot Dec 23, 1997 2.9 out of 10 29
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 1997 28 out of 100 28
Gamezilla 1998 25 out of 100 25
Computer Games Magazine Jan 16, 1998 0.5 Stars0.5 Stars0.5 Stars0.5 Stars0.5 Stars 10


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As a publicity stunt, Telstar Electronic Studios, the UK publishers of Virus: The Game, sent a mock virus email to thousands of PC users across the globe. When the recipient clicked on the attached file, the contents of their hard drive was displayed. The program then appeared to delete all the user's files and the screen went black. After a few seconds the user got the message, 'Thank God this is only a game,' followed by promotional screens for the Virus: The Game.
Kic'N (4336) added Virus: The Game (Windows) on Feb 08, 2001
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