Descent is a 3D sci-fi first-person shooter notable for the six-axis movement, developed by Parallax Software and released by Interplay in 1995.
Descent is a 3D sci-fi first-person shooter notable for the "six-axis" movement, developed by Parallax Software and released by Interplay in 1995. Initially released to MS-DOS, the game was ported to Mac OS and Playstation.
The game is set out in the Solar System. You play a mercenary called the "Material Defender," who has been hired to destroy mining robots who have been infected with a virus. The "Material Defender" works for the Post-Terran Mining Corporation. It's your job to rescue captives and destroy the infected mines. The game is notable for giving you 720 degrees of movement in which to do so. To finish each level, you must destroy the mine's reactor. After you've done so, you have only 45 seconds to find the escape hatch and leave the mine before it explodes – with you in it.
Decent is a game that was years ahead of its time. The game pushed computers of the time to their limit and still looks good today. This groundbreaking game is definitely worth a play for fans of first-person shooters.
The game was released on Steam and GOG, although it is no longer sold due to a publishing dispute. In 1998 the developers released the source code of Descent publicly.
Don't forget to check Descent II if you liked Descent.
Review by: Tasha
Published: 25 January 2017 2:27 pm
I know this is a late reply, but for anyone who runs into the same issue of the Dosbox crashing after pressing any key to start: Make sure you drag and drop the Descent app into your Applications Folder! After I dragged and dropped it the game ran fine.
Love the ports they are amazin takes me back but for some reason on the mac descent 1 & 2 open dosbox the close almost straight after have you seen this before ?
thanks for all your time and effort keeping these alive!
my first best game :)