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Game #169
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Captive    View all Top Dogs in this genre
RPG   First-person

Rating: 8.57 (214 votes)

Captive box cover

Captive screenshot
A big hit on the Amiga and Atari ST that went unnoticed on the PC, Captive is one of the best sci-fi RPGs ever, on par with Karl Buiter's Hard Nova in epic scope and refined gameplay but with a more cumbersome interface. As an innocent unfairly sentenced to 250 years in cryosleep, you must escape, recruit crew members, and (naturally) save the world. Lots of novel features, e.g. scientific gadgets that you can equip (similar to chips in Circuit's Edge), and the ability to allocate experience points among attributes make this a great RPG. The fact that it is designed by Anthony Crowther, designer of many Commodore 64 classics, should also entice traditional RPG lovers to check this out :) Recommended!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Anthony Crowther
Developer: Mindscape
Publisher: Mindscape
Year: 1992
Software Copyright: FTL Software
Theme: Science Fiction
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: Captive Fan Page
If you like this game, try: Planet's Edge, Sundog: Frozen Legacy, Hard Nova

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