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It Came From The Desert

Available Platform: Amiga

It Came from the Desert is an action-adventure game by Cinemaware, inspired by 1950s B movies, initially released for the Amiga in 1989 and later ported to MS-DOS.

Year1989
GenreAdventure
Rating4.5

86/100 based on 9 Editorial reviews. Add your vote

PublisherCinemaware
DeveloperCinemaware
OS supportedWin7 64 bit, Win8 64bit, Windows 10, MacOS 10.6+
Updated25 April 2022

Game Review

It Came from the Desert is an action-adventure game by Cinemaware, inspired by 1950s "B" movies, initially released for the Amiga in 1989 and later ported to MS-DOS.

With Defender of the Crown, it's one of the most popular Cinemaware titles.

The player assumes the role of Dr. Greg Bradley, who comes to a remote town in Nevada in 1951 to study a recent site of a meteor crash. He discovers that the meteor created a new kind of giant ants that he will have to stop. The plot is nonlinear, and the game flows in real-time; the player will have to understand "when to be where" to stop the ants.

It Came From The Desert is considered one of the best Amiga games of all time. A film version of the game will be released in 2016.

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Download It Came From The Desert - Amiga Version

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Amiga version 2.1 - Language: English - Size: 8.12 Mb

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Amiga version 2.0 - Language: English - Size: 9.36 Mb

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Amiga version 2.1 - Language: Italian - Size: 8.13 Mb

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Amiga version 2.1 - Language: Spanish - Size: 8.11 Mb

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Latest Comments

  • markegiani - 2020-07-30 - Reply

    This game was WAY AHEAD it's time. Beautiful graphics, awesome music and original story makes this game one of the best on Amiga ! Tough as nails ...

  • Daniel Eyre - 2020-05-22 - Reply

    I played the first couple of the game's days last night and saved a state of a good position. But I'm trying to pick up where I left off and it keeps crashing

  • Dr.Bundy - 2019-07-13 - Reply

    I clicked right CTRL and it worked.
    But the controlling is bad here: mouse and gamepad are not working, only arrow keys and right ctrl are working, but this game desires a mouse.

  • Riquez - 2018-07-17 - Reply

    It just occurred to me; If you are using an Apple wireless keyboard (like me) there is no right-alt. But if you download "Karabiner-Elements" you can re-map your right-CMD to be right-ALT & see if that works.

  • Mike Kohary - 2018-07-17 - Reply

    I have this same issue, not sure what I need to press to progress through this screen and I've tried everything that seems to make sense. Any help here? Thanks!