a Steel Sky
|| (DOS) (Jewel Case) (BENSTEELPJ)
On other systems you can use
ScummVM to run this.
4 stars from Computer Gaming
B+ from Just Adventure
Big Brother government.
Haves and have nots.
In the not so impossible future.
In the melting pot of
All man's social problems are coming to a boil.
claustrophobic lid of a steel sky.
From the pit of the industrial
To the belly of the commercial sector.
To the spheres where the
rich and powerful play.
It's Man against Man.
Man against Machine.
In an urban hell only you can liberate.
This action adventure features:
Virtual Theatre environment generates a sophisticated world where every action
you take has repercussions and each character you meet exists outside its
Over 100 locations designed and art directed by award
winning comic book author Dave Gibbons [of The Watchmen fame].
IBM PC or 100% compatible with 386 processor or better, DOS
3.3 or better with MSCDEX, 2 Megs of RAM (of which 550 k free base memory), 256
color VGA graphics, CD-ROM drive with consistent transfer rate of 150 kps.
Supports: AdLib, Roland and Sound Blaster.
Computer Gaming World, November
"There is lots of animation, the music is catchy, and the
voice-overs turn out to be really enjoyable. The game is extremely funny,
dabbling from time to time in outright farce, risque puns, and dead-on
"Probably because it comes from
the U.K., where people are less uptight about such things, Steel Sky will
strike American audiences as a daring game in a lot of ways: it skirts the
margins of acceptable content, flirts with nudity, startles you with occasional
snatches of dialogue that would get bleeped off a network broadcast, and
generally has hints of having been intended for the pleasure of players well
"What makes Steel Sky so enjoyable is less its technical
sophistication than its writing. The game not only builds suspense well with
its basic get-out-of-the-city-before-it's-too-late plotline, but also cuts the
tension with abundant comic relief and conjures up the texture of a good pulp
novel through well-timed revelations about your character's true identity."
Just Adventure by
"[You] find yourself, once again, unwittingly, the only
person qualified to save the world and humankind. Can you do it? Of course you
can. You are an adventurer, after all!"
"This game was developed by
Revolution Software, Famous for Graphics, and even though the pixels are big,
the care taken in the drawings is very evident. The graphic designer for
Beneath a Steel Sky is comic book author Dave Gibbons (The Watchmen). The
opening and closing cut scenes are in comic book style, but the rest of the
game brought to mind the Broken Sword games in the quality and style of the
graphics. Like those, this is one good-looking game, despite its relatively
"...I have an old 486/33 with DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.1 for
just such situations, and I loaded this baby up... I had a lot of fun playing
Beneath a Steel Sky, and it was sure nice not to deal with the usual
installation issues and patches galore. These days, it seems that half the game
is to get the game up and running--not this time."
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