Prisoner of Ice is an H.P. Lovecraft inspired graphic adventure game developed and published by Infogrames in 1995 for DOS and Mac. It is primarily based on the novel At the Mounta...
Prisoner of Ice is an H.P. Lovecraft inspired graphic adventure game developed and published by Infogrames in 1995 for DOS and Mac.
It is primarily based on the novel At the Mountains of Madness. It is actually the intended follow-up to the game Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet. Infogrames is the studio that created Alone in the Dark, also inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.
The game is set just before the beginning of World War II and you play as a U.S. Intelligence officer. You are currently stationed on a submarine that is in the arctic to rescue a Norwegian from a hidden german base. Since you can’t go to a secret base and not loot, you and your team have also taken 2 crates from the nazis. You soon find that this was a terrible idea as the stolen cargo contains a monster that eats the captain. Now trapped aboard the sub with this creature, you must find a way to survive. In true adventure game style, you need to solve a few puzzles on your quest to survive. You need to be quick as some of the puzzles have a time limit. Should you take too long on certain puzzles, it’s game over.
Prisoner of Ice has a dark and eerie feeling to it and definitely gets you in the mood. The game was praised for its storyline and graphics, though critics complained about the voice acting. The game is a lot of fun, but it does not run particularly long. Though the length is a good thing or a bad thing is relative. This title is great for less experienced adventure gamers as they won’t get so stuck they can’t play it. However, it is also a good title for seasoned adventure gamers who need a break from their usual. Either way, this game is definitely worth checking out.
Review by: Tasha
Published: 11 March 2017 8:02 pm
DOS version 1.1 - Language: English - Size: 171.30 Mb
DOS version 1.1b - Language: English - Size: 177.43 Mb
Oh damn, then it must be me! My game crashes just before that moment... the captain gets snatched, and then I think the game gives you control of the character as if you're about to step through the door -- and then it crashes right there. Thanks for checking and replying back!
At what exact moment does it crash? I just had a try and it continued until I foolishly opened the door and got slained, right after the captain was snatched.
Oh the memories! :)
Using dosbox, this game crashes just after the intro, where the alien tentacles snatch the captain as he opens the door. Wondering if anyone else has this issue because I tried downloading off another rom site and got the same issue. Thanks for the upload all the same, GN!!
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