||(Win95/Win98) (Retail) (FORSAKENPR)
Probe Entertainment / Acclaim
ESRB Rating: Mature (17+) Animated Blood and Gore / Animated
89% from PC
The Ultimate 360°
An experiment gone wrong caused an uncontrollable fusion
reaction to rip through the earth leaving nothing more than a lifeless husk.
Devoid of atmosphere and bathed in the searing radiation of the sun, the planet
has been condemned. You are among the Forsaken few who invade the abandoned
settlements to collect what little fortune was left behind.
A 3D Acceleration card is not
required to play Forsaken
- Breathtaking real-time lighting
- 360° of fluid fighting motion
- Vicious multi-player dogfighting
- Precise control in any direction
- 15 of the Universe's most cursed scavengers
Advanced Particle Technology: Falling
ceilings crush you. Needle tipped spikes spring from the wall. Webbed lightning
forces a burning escape. Turbine fans suck you in... your only hope to save
yourself is to blast the moving blades.
Enemies Programmed for Subversive
Behavior: Anticipating your every move and reacting differently to every
kind of weapon.
25 BF Weapons: Flame-spewing
petro-gel rifles, heat seeking camera-mounted missiles, gravity distorting
warheads, floating missile platforms, subversive mines and more.
Furious Multi-Player Combat: Play
with up to 12 players over network, Internet, modem or serial connection.
Windows 95: Pentium 166 without acceleration (or
Pentium 133 with most Direct3D compatible 3D accelerator cards), 16 MB RAM (32
MB recommended), DirectX compatible sound card, 4x CD-ROM drive.
Forsaken supports most 3D cards. For a list of all supported
3D accelerator card, visit: www.forsaken.com
PC Gamer, August
"...here I am, now hopelessly sucked into this
incredible shooter. You know how sometimes a game causes you to rationalize not
sleeping or eating for days on end? 'Nuff said.
"The background story is pure silliness (and
doesn't even attempt to explain why the box is adorned with a naked tattooed
woman), yet once you've taken your first spin, you'll hardly care about any of
that. You take the role of a high-tech space looter complete with an armed
hover bike, and your mission to find gold bars in the claustrophobic innards of
an Earth long since condemned..."
"The 3D menu interface is slick and pretty,
hinting at the graphical richness to come in actual play, and it offers a good
level of customizability over most aspects of the game...."
"Descent players will immediately feel a
powerful sense of deja vu. Your bike is a free floating craft unaffected by
gravity, most of your enemies are robotic, your surroundings are twisting,
maze-like tunnels, and your weapons are quite different from the usual
assortment of rifles and rocket launchers found in so many other shooters.
Control is responsive - the extent of which depends on the bike you choose -
and after a few minutes of floating around, it will begin to feel totally
natural. An auto-leveling option helpfully keeps you right-side up making it
easier to not get lost, but you can turn it off for total 360-degree freedom of
"Forsaken scores its highest mark in the
playability department; the gameplay is totally addictive. The action is fast
and furious, and the single-player missions are varied just enough to keep the
game interesting without detracting from the mayhem..."
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