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Isle of the Dead

DOS - 1993

Year
Platform
DOS
Released in
United States
Genre
Action, Adventure
Theme
FPS, Horror, Puzzle-Solving, Shooter, Survival Horror, Zombies
Publisher
Merit Software
Developer
Rainmaker Software, Inc.
Perspective
1st-Person
Dosbox support
Supported on 0.73
3.83 / 5 - 17 votes

Description of Isle of the Dead

In 1993, Merit Software publishes Isle of the Dead, a horror, puzzle-solving, shooter, survival horror, zombies, fps game for the DOS system. Offering action, adventure genre, it is now an abandonware.

Comments and reviews

Deadpan Flook 2016-10-23 1 point

Just about to review this for my blog (Google my name if you want to see it)

I actually think it's okay as a B-movie type game!

It maybe helped that I knew to explore the plane first, and to use the machete to travel right round the other side of the island to pick up the shotgun behind the other side of the plane, but I found the shooting on a par with Wolfenstein and the puzzles I've encountered so far pretty easy (using the phrase book to understand people for instance).

Sure, bits of it are in bad taste (like the suicide when you quit) but I think that was kind of the point!

But if you take it as a low budget pre-Doom Wolfenstein rip-off, then it comes out looking not too bad actually! I wouldn't have liked to have paid full price, but I can't believe people are still so harsh on the game when you can download it for free.

Far from the worst game ever, and wouldn't even be in my top 100 worst games list...but then mind you, I have played a lot of bad games! ;)

WLC 2016-06-29 0 point

Funnily enough this game could be decent if it had some shooting enemies. This game just failed so much on quite basic design which is sad.

Retro80sMan 2016-02-04 2 points

brutalmoose brought me here

Ace Callahan 2015-07-14 3 points DOS version

You are all not very bright or like to talk about things you no nothing about as if you do. "Yabeen Sees" at least saw the innovations we made and contributed the gaming world. IOD came out in 1993 before Spear of Destiny, let alone Doom. Rainmaker Software, Inc was inspired by ID Software's Wolfenstein in 1993 to form the company. We produced Isle of the Dead and published it that same year. We had no idea how they got such incredibly high FPS on the 386 66mz boxes out at that time. The render engine we came up with is faster than theirs when up close to something but theirs was much better at farther distances.
President of Rainmaker Software, Inc.
Bruce J Mack

"Marky Mark" Markus 2015-05-25 -1 point DOS version

What the hell is this crap!?

Justin 2014-07-19 -1 point DOS version

This game is terrible. Don't play it.

P Smith 2014-06-12 -1 point DOS version

If IOTD is a FPS, then it is the ET of FPS games. The controls are unresponsive, it's repetitive, you have to redo entire sections if you make a mistake or forget something, etc.

Playing IOTD is an act of masochism.

bangbro 2014-03-25 -4 points DOS version

low quality copy of doom

Donald Westinghouse 2013-07-22 1 point DOS version

NOTHING like Doom. Not a Doom clone at all. Anyone who says it is a clone is a fucking idiot that never even played the game.

I ? things 2013-05-14 0 point DOS version

How do you set up? I have used dosbox and my dinosaur computer and it does not work...

,,|,,-_-,,|,, 2013-04-22 -5 points DOS version

Like anyone care what you fucking have to say....FAGGOTS

Yabeen Sees 2013-02-27 1 point DOS version

Carlsgro, you have no idea what you're talking about. Yes, it is a first-person shooter, and likely wouldn't be around if not for Doom, but did Doom have an inventory system? Dialogue? Examining the environment? If it's an anything -clone, I'd call it a Pathways into Darkness clone.

In short, stfu noob.

Carlsgro 2013-01-08 -3 points DOS version

doom clone

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