Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss

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Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss

DOS - 1992

Also released on: FM Towns

Alt names ウルティマ アンダーワールド, Ultima Underworld 1
Year 1992
Platform DOS
Released in United Kingdom, United States
Genre Role-Playing (RPG)
Theme Action RPG, Fantasy
Publisher ORIGIN Systems, Inc.
Developer Blue Sky Productions
Perspective 1st-Person
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.73
4.45 / 5 - 125 votes

Description of Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss

Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss (aka ウルティマ アンダーワールド, Ultima Underworld 1), a really nice role-playing (rpg) game sold in 1992 for DOS, is available and ready to be played again! Also available on FM Towns, time to play a fantasy and action rpg video game title.

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Comments and reviews

IsofNoConcern 2021-06-28 0 point

Has just been delisted on GOG.com.
No word yet if and when it's going to return, maybe under new ownership?

Cecil Charles 2021-04-13 0 point

My favorite game from childhood, tied only by Fallout 2.

The dwarf fixing my armor and telling me it's "Right as Rain" was one of those early moments in life where I learned about idioms.

And the fact that you couldn't see much past a few feet ahead always made this game scary, especially when the venomous spiders were about.

Like any good story or horror, this game (and early games like it) had to rely on what you couldn't see (and thus your imagination) to fill the world with wonder... and UUW one did it perfectly.

rexifelis 2019-08-25 1 point

yes, have to agree the lizard language part was FUN!

Gonor 2019-01-14 2 points

Why is it not free anymore?!!!

No worries I have offline copy's and zips from you.

BWyuh 2018-07-12 0 point

Ana amazing game of which I have both original CD's. One thing I thought was pretty cool in this game is figuring out the lizard language. 2 hug friggin thumbs up!

MrrANDONOM 2018-01-12 -2 points

tHANk YOU!! bw

chuffatrain man 2017-10-20 0 point

brill game old one always the best.

gonor_gt 2017-08-31 1 point

the BEST game ever is totally amazing have played it 4 times

Younger Senior 2017-07-09 1 point

Still one of my most favourite games of all time. It arrived in the shops at a time that i was unemployed and i (never having played any pc game before except Pong on my tv) played it day and night and it even played a mayor role in my dreams...

andreossx 2017-03-16 0 point


SuperHappyFunTime 2016-01-31 1 point

I liked this game years ago when I played it in REAL DOS on my 486 comp.
but in dosbox kindof laggy! I even changed my CONF file as I saw suggested
in another post for a dos game ( cpu CYCLES changed from AUTO to MAX)
and this makes a difference but game still has a slight lag to it.
would enjoy it more if it was smoother in terms of gameplay.
have yourself a superhappyfuntime day everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Daleman 2015-10-03 3 points

This is one of my favorite games of all time. One of the few RPGs that I ever played start to finish. I still remember when I confronted the Goblin the first time on the bridge and he kicked my arse and knocked me into the water. At the time, I thought, this is awesome. For the year, this was the best first person RPG ever made.

Athanasius 2015-04-19 5 points DOS version

For me a real revelation - and I've played it in 2012 for the first time! UUW 1 has so many features and possibilities, it's relatively "open world" but holds everything together by a storyline that's not so much in dialogues and texts but in the gameworld itself. This game doesn't need any bonds to Ultima, as it stands on its own. You'll feel the thrill of surviving in a mostly hostile underground world, where your food spoils over time and your fighting skills need a lot of practice. You'll even have to learn a simple, but fascinating language. UUW is simply on of the best games of all time for me, and it's way better than the praised second part. Highly recommended!

JAY DEE 2015-03-27 0 point DOS version

i use d-fend now as its easier,thanks ekil i'll try that

Ekil 2015-02-06 1 point DOS version

About mouse, I suppose you play in Dosbox it's better to set the sensitivity parameter to 200 or higher.
this solve the problem for me.


JAY DEE 2014-10-28 -1 point DOS version

my mouse is quite laggy in this game,which makes it hard to select conversation choices.anyone else getting this?

Diligence 2014-05-21 -2 points DOS version

Somebody should make a new updated version of Planescape: Torment that is in 3d that would be awesome.

Classic Games 2014-05-04 0 point DOS version

Abel descargate un programa que se llama dosbox game launcher muy facil de usar y configurar, suerte

abel 2013-11-29 0 point DOS version

tengo una duda una vez descargado como lo instalo?? ayudenme

angrygoblin 2013-08-13 2 points DOS version


Newie 2013-04-21 0 point DOS version


TheDarkLordSatan 2013-02-14 0 point DOS version


leftist 2013-02-09 -1 point DOS version

I remember when this game first came out. I was an amiga phreak and was glad to see this come out in dos as did LOL and EOTB and Dungeon Masters etc...We played this stuff at work in the Computer Room :). We were the original IT CREWS :D

ando 2013-01-21 -1 point DOS version

i have the game file downloaded and sitting on my desktop so my question is can i run it with a program like DOSbox or do i need something special

BigBadGorg 2012-11-25 0 point DOS version

i find myself hard pressed to descide which of the two underworld titles was better. this for its inventive game play or the second to its convoluted story.

Mateo 2012-07-26 0 point DOS version


R 2012-01-22 0 point DOS version


nikel 2012-01-15 0 point DOS version


Paradigm 2011-03-06 -1 point DOS version

A worthy addition to the Ultima series, this is a 3D, first person perspective game similar to Doom.

Banished to the Sygian Abyss for a crime he did not commit, the Avatar (your character) must work to survive in a vast underworld complex filled with monsters and various civilizations made of an original group of colonists who are, like you, trapped within the Abyss. You must barter for resources, maintain alliances, solve puzzles and keep accurate records to solve the game.

The spell system is the only real major weakness of this addition to the series. You cast spells by preparing rune codes that appear on your panel. You may have only one spell prepared at any given time for easy casting, and its not realistically possible to switch during battle. Also, its worth noting that the only player statistic of any real value is the Strength attribute as it affects how much you can carry. The other two have virtually no noticeable influence on the game.

Dungy 2011-01-16 0 point DOS version

For more information on the Ultima series, check out http://codex.ultimaaiera.com/wiki/Main_Page

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Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss was also released on the following systems:

FM Towns

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