||(Win95/98) (Jewel Case w/Manual)
No box - packaged in ziplock bag with
Shiny Entertainment / Interplay
- Animated blood and gore, strong language
and suggestive themes
Rid the World of Sinners
Bob is a working-class angel ordered by God himself
to go and clean up the putrid, disgusting, sleazy, and infested world of the
future. He has been given the power of POSSESSION so that he can sneak up on
any person, animal or genetically engineered being and leap right into their
With your help, Bob can then use their bodies, their
weapons, or even their bare hands to strangle, cripple, impale, and incinerate
the cities of sinners sent to stop you from finding Satan himself.
Hiding in their souls, Bob can use these sinner's bodies
against their will as ARMOR (to take pain for him), or he can use them for
CAMOUFLAGE (to hide inside them) and pretend to be just another twisted citizen
in the Messiah world...
The RULES are up to you... Enjoy the freedom.
- RT-DAT technology will generate the most detailed
characters and worlds your personal machine can handle. You will actually get
to see your machine being used at 100% of it's capacity.
- Playing Messiah uses every part of your PC to it's
fullest potential including the CD-ROM and hard drive, ensuring they are all
pushed to their maximum output during gameplay.
- Two and half years in the making. The Messiah engine has
unlimited sound, unlimited graphics, unlimited level size and unlimited
- It feels like no other game you have played before.
- POSSESS and control over 40 different characters. From
giant Armored Behemoths to tiny Rats, all they need is a living soul and to
turn their back to you, and they're all yours.
- Characters are real, you can hurt them or help them. They
will run when scared, and attack in groups. They will use the world against you
to track you down.
- Prostitutes, Cops, Behemoths, Priests, Bouncers, Bondage
Dancers, Pimps, Gigolos, Sewer People, Vagrants, Welders, Nuclear Technicians,
Riot Police, Bar Tenders, Medics, you play as them all.
- Over 10 unique and devastating weapons including flame
throwers, pump action shot guns, machine guns, bazookas, rocket propelled
harpoon guns, buzzsaws, ice guns, and mines.
- Incredibly accurate weapons and realistic damage to
characters and targets.
- Dead bodies stay around until you join them.
As Messiah, you rid the world of sinners by
possessing the bodies of prostitutes, criminals and other assorted scum. In the
apocalypse no one just lies down and dies. Injured enemies cling to life trying
to escape by crawling away in agony. Later levels allow you to use the
genetically engineered bodies.
How does a pudgy Messiah with only a
diaper for defense gain access through a locked security door?
Possess a host... Hmm, the worker can't
leave the area either.
But he can lower a 5 ton tank on a nearby worker and
cause a big commotion.
Then he can possess the medic sent in to aid the
crushed worker, who does have security access.
Windows 95/98: DirectX 7 required (installer
included), Pentium II 233 (PII 300 recommended), 8MB (16MB recommended) Direct
X certified 3D accelerator card (supports most major D3D or Glide compatible),
64MB RAM (128MB recommended), 4x CD-ROM or faster, DirectX certified sound
card, Microsoft compatible mouse, 600 MB hard drive space.
News, by Chris Roberts
"I have to admit, I am not going to stop
playing Half-life for Messiah, but that's mainly because Messiah does not have
a multiplayer option. Beyond that, I rate it as an impressive step into the
next generation of FSPs. The graphics are well thought out, and the characters
appear to actually move around whether you are near them or not. The only
serious negatives are the lack of a multiplayer aspect and the religious
undertones of the game, if that sort of thing bothers you."
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