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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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It Came From The Desert Amiga screenshot
It Came From The Desert Amiga screenshot
It Came From The Desert Amiga screenshot
It Came From The Desert Amiga screenshot
It Came From The Desert Amiga screenshot
It Came From The Desert Amiga screenshot
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Download It Came From The Desert - Amiga Version

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

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