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Game #830
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Planet's Edge    View all Top Dogs in this genre
RPG   Isometric

Rating: 9.11 (252 votes)

Planet's Edge box cover

Planet's Edge screenshot
One of the longest and most overlooked RPGs ever, Planet's Edge is a solid offering from the makers of Might & Magic . Despite the lack of pedigree and fame that the series in question enjoys, Planet's Edge is an excellent RPG in its own right that features a sprawling world to explore, an epic plot (best summarized with the question "Dude, Where's my Earth?"), and suitably cool weapons. Although it lacks the detailed statistics of other classic RPGs, it is definitely one of the best in the sci-fi subgenre.

Note: There is a nasty bug that will prevent you from finishing the game without knowing the secret workaround. The bug prevents you from orbiting the first planet in each system. To get around this, just use the keyboard command "O" instead of the mouse. This will make your ship orbit whatever planet is selected in the nav console – even the first one. Big thanks to Arveduin for reminding me of this... now go finish the game already ;)

Reviewed by: Underdogs

Designer: Neal Hallford
Developer: New World Computing
Publisher: New World Computing
Year: 1993
Software Copyright: New World Computing
Theme: Science Fiction, Epic
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: Designer's Website, History of Planet's Edge (archived)
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If you like this game, try: Hired Guns, Whale's Voyage, Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday

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