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Beneath a Steel Sky

DOS - 1994

Also available on: Amiga

Alt names
Beyond The Abyss, Beneath a Steel Sky: Remastered, BASS
Year
1994
Platform
DOS
Released in
United States
Genre
Adventure
Theme
Cyberpunk / Dark Sci-Fi, Hacking, Puzzle-Solving
Publisher
Virgin Interactive Entertainment, Inc.
Developer
Revolution Software Ltd.
Perspective
3rd-Person
Dosbox support
Fully supported on 0.70
4.74 / 5 - 38 votes

Description of Beneath a Steel Sky

Revolution followed up on the heels of underrated fantasy adventure Lure of The Temptress with this excellent cyberpunk adventure that to this day ranks among the best cyberpunk games ever made.

Beneath a Steel Sky begins with a simple premise that gradually unfolds to include a lot of subtle threads and interesting plot twists: you play Robert Foster, a down-trodden citizen of the oppressive futuristic city that any fan of Orwell's 1984 will immediately recognize. In a quest to find your long-lost father, you will encounter many colorful characters and solve many gadget-oriented puzzles. Revolution's "virtual theatre" engine introduced in Lure of The Temptress has been significantly improved this time around-- characters follow their own agenda, and the solutions to many puzzles require astute observation and timing skills to disrupt their routine. One of the game's best features is Joey, your talkative droid sidekick whose wry remarks and wacky sarcasm will bring a smile to any Infocom fan who misses Floyd the robot in Planetfall, and help lighten the game's "dark" atmosphere. Puzzles are generally logical if a bit on the easy side, with the exception of very clever puzzles in the game's cyberspace world. The game is replete with well-written dialogues and excellent artwork by the famed British comic book artist Dave Gibbons (whose work is one of the best introduction sequences seen in a computer game). A must-play for all cyberpunk fans and everyone else.

Note: In July 2003, Revolution not only released both the CD-ROM version and the floppy version into the public domain - they also gave the ScummVM team the source code to run with their wonderful interpreter. Thanks to both ScummVM team and Revolution for this incredible news :)

Review By HOTUD

Comments and reviews

bastwren 2017-03-26 -1 point

Bioshock, much?

n/a 2016-03-08 0 point

shame the in-browser game cannot be played as it requires a mouse.

Mefistofilez 2015-05-11 0 point DOS version

There's no sounds in dialogues, someone can help?

Wistysboy 2015-04-23 0 point DOS version

For those having trouble running this on Win7/8 try downloading SCUMMVM (google it) this runs most old point n click adventure games like Monkey Island etc. It also runs Beneath a Steel Sky fine....

Steelboy 2015-04-14 1 point DOS version

how can i run this and other games in windows 8?

F3 2015-01-05 0 point DOS version

Good game... Although puzzles are REALLY hard for someone who's new to adventure games.
I love the little "pet robot" that follows you around!
"BE VIGILANT!"

MITSUBI 2014-09-03 1 point DOS version

great game , btw CD version is totaly freeware , on scummVM site http://scummvm.org/games/

Larry 2014-05-11 0 point DOS version

Good game.

Some of the puzzles in the beginning of the game are hard. In a few of the early places, you have no clue what to do next... And in one of those early places it is really difficult to see in the image the element that you must activate. However the rest of the game is really good, with lots of humour.

Don't hesitate to use a walkthrough.

L3d 2014-01-09 0 point DOS version

my great days of gaming and stargazing once emerge again ,oh sweet bio-rythmic divercity ..

MC the Arnadian 2013-05-28 0 point DOS version

My favorite setting of any adventure game I've ever played

Mike 2013-03-31 0 point DOS version

Great game, hours of fun game play, mostly challenging into making hilarious impossible connections, and you just have to love the ever complaining little robot who thinks he's the world... yet still grudgingly obeys your commands.

This one, stays epic.

Jim 2012-02-15 0 point DOS version

For or reason or another, I never clocked this game. Now I can! Awesome!

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