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DOS - 1983

Also available on: Commodore 64

Year 1983
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Role-Playing (RPG)
Theme Dungeon Crawler, Fantasy
Publisher Human Engineered Software
Developer Bear Systems
Perspectives 1st-Person, Top-Down
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.61
4.25 / 5 - 12 votes

Description of Oubliette

Oubliette is a great fantasy RPG that dates back to 1983. The game is entirely text, but it does a great job in showing what's going on around you.

First, you have to create a few characters. You can create many, many characters (in fact it's almost necessary) to survive in the dungeons of LIGNE. You have a choice of 8 character types, and they are: the Dwarf, Elf, Gnoll, Hobbit, Human, Kobold, Ogre and Orc.

Once your type is chosen your stats are rolled, and depending on your stats you could have special "occupations" like a thief or mage. If you do that, then you can choose from a variety of different schools and groups to teach you the ways of whatever you've chosen. Be careful though, as there might be a good chance your character fails or even dies during apprenticeship!

The dungeon portion (which is similar to Rogue-style games) is well thought out. It uses ASCII graphics to display the walls and the word Party to display where your party is, which is well done, and the dungeons are nice and confusing. There are also a good variety of weapons to use against your enemies.

However, the game is very difficult and can find many people dead on the first try (The game has told me that I've got into the game 6 times and lost 16 characters) but the great variety of the game will have RPG fans coming back for more! I wasn't even really interested in the genre, and now I'm hooked! Two thumbs up!

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

zorkman 2015-08-15 3 points

Very deep RPG game for its time, with some features, many brought over from the original mainframe game it is based on. The problem is it is too hard initially to get anywhere, & you usually find your party decimated in the first battle. If they had improved this, it would be a very good game for this period.

Leo 2014-12-22 1 point DOS version

This copy won't work on my DOSbox. I googled for other copies and have the same problem. I slowed the computer down but it still does not recognize any key strokes to start the game. I would love to play this one again!

BuddyBoy 2014-08-16 2 points DOS version

Liberal Crime Squad 4 Lyf!!!!

MadameLady 2013-08-26 1 point DOS version

Guilty as charged

Flapjack3 2013-04-20 5 points DOS version

Who else came here becuase of Liberal Crime Squad.

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