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Lord British reigns over the world of Britannia, but evil lurks within. It's time for some epic RPG experience.

You are the Avatar, the hero of heroes, and once again you must save Brittania. This Ultima Underworld pack includes Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss and Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds, both by Origin Systems. Save the princess and escape from the Stygian Abyss and then save everyone in the Labyrinth of Worlds. Each of these games gives you an epic challenge and an immersive adventure to embark upon. Play the first true 3D dungeon crawler that defined the genre and was so innovative that some of its features didn’t show up regularly in other titles for a decade or longer. Experience the freedom of an Underworld filled with hidden areas to explore and dozens of NPCs to interact with.
Post edited June 02, 2011 by Galimatias
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oasis789: Here's hoping my dosbox can handle it :)
But you don't need an external DOsbox program!
Every DOS game released by GoG has an adapted Dosbox included in the setup, installed automatically along with the game (at least that's what I understood). Be certain it will work on your computer. You're sure to enjoy Ultima Underworld!
Post edited June 04, 2011 by Merchito
Insta-bought!

Never (shamefully) played any of the Ultima games before. Should I wait for the others before playing these? Will it spoil anything if I play these first?
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deadfolk: Insta-bought!

Never (shamefully) played any of the Ultima games before. Should I wait for the others before playing these? Will it spoil anything if I play these first?
I haven't played any of them either. EA released Ultima IV for free at Ultima Forever, so you could start with that instead. That's what I'm thinking of doing.
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Hillsy_: Yeah, I remember playing Ultima IV on the old Atari 800 too. Searching for mandrake root and deadly nightshade at midnight. :) and the moongates.. Must have played it for over 2 years. Never finished it. I hope they too get all the Ultima's here too.
I played U4 for years on my parents C64 and never got anywhere, but it was fun. Then I bought Ultima Collection (1-8) collection in a bargin bin, and 4 didn't take much time at all. It's quite repetitive, but it was fun. I wanted to do them all in order, finished 1-4, got stuck on 5 and haven't really played recently.
While all of the Ultima games are worth playing, (even Akalabeth, "Ultima Zero"), they are all stand-alone games. The only reason to play them in order is if you wish your knowledge of Ultima history to unfold along with the story arcs.

Ultima 1-3 follow the first story arc.

Ultima 4-6 follow the second story arc.

Ultima 7-9 follow the third and final story arc.

The UU games are more stand-alone than the others because their connection to the "main storyline" is pretty tenuous. UU takes place after Ultima 6, and UU2 happens between the two parts of Ultima 7.

The graphics in UU are more "advanced" than they are in the other Ultima's (except for 9), but you could easily just go ahead and get UU right now and just think of it as a game separate from the "regular" Ultima games.


-Khalaq
Post edited June 05, 2011 by Khalaq
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Hillsy_: Yeah, I remember playing Ultima IV on the old Atari 800 too. Searching for mandrake root and deadly nightshade at midnight. :) and the moongates.. Must have played it for over 2 years. Never finished it. I hope they too get all the Ultima's here too.
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TheCycoONE: I played U4 for years on my parents C64 and never got anywhere, but it was fun. Then I bought Ultima Collection (1-8) collection in a bargin bin, and 4 didn't take much time at all. It's quite repetitive, but it was fun. I wanted to do them all in order, finished 1-4, got stuck on 5 and haven't really played recently.
I played Ultima 4, 5, 6 and 7. I think I got stuck on 5 too, Warriors of Destiny?? Do you remember the cloth maps?? They took such care of gamers back in those days. Beautiful illustrations, manuals, reference cards, keyboard layouts etc.. Out of curiousity does anyone know which is considered the best in the Ultima series (1-9)?
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TheCycoONE: I played U4 for years on my parents C64 and never got anywhere, but it was fun. Then I bought Ultima Collection (1-8) collection in a bargin bin, and 4 didn't take much time at all. It's quite repetitive, but it was fun. I wanted to do them all in order, finished 1-4, got stuck on 5 and haven't really played recently.
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Hillsy_: I played Ultima 4, 5, 6 and 7. I think I got stuck on 5 too, Warriors of Destiny?? Do you remember the cloth maps?? They took such care of gamers back in those days. Beautiful illustrations, manuals, reference cards, keyboard layouts etc.. Out of curiousity does anyone know which is considered the best in the Ultima series (1-9)?
Ultima 7.
I think the general consensus was that Ultima 5 was the best one, however I personally think Ultima 7: the Black gate, and its VERY good "expansion/sequel" Ultima 7: Serpent Isle were the absolute best. Serpent Isle is everything an old school RP'er could ever want.
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Hillsy_: I played Ultima 4, 5, 6 and 7. I think I got stuck on 5 too, Warriors of Destiny?? Do you remember the cloth maps?? They took such care of gamers back in those days. Beautiful illustrations, manuals, reference cards, keyboard layouts etc.. Out of curiousity does anyone know which is considered the best in the Ultima series (1-9)?
You will hear arguments for 5, 6 and 7. I will stick with 5, and all the rest of them are wrong.
Nice one GOG
I would also love to see the whole Ultima series released ,I only ever played Pagan
I spent way too much time on Ultima V on my C64. Had fun just wandering around, hardly understood any english at the time, so it was quite a foreign experience. I learnt the runes though. I just had fun wandering around marvelling at how big a world there was to explore, how much there was to do (I might've stolen a horse), and buying a ship? WOW you can do anything in this game.
Then I got caught up in lord blackthorne (or what his name was)'s town and put in the stocks unable to get anywhere. And thanks to the wonders of autosave (on a C64 nontheless) I was stuck there. No way to get anywhere, could only restart the game.
Problem there was that I inserted the wrong disk apparently when making the new game save, and henceforth my combat disk was corrupted and I would have a 10% chance when entering combat of actually having anything playable.
Really sad too, cause by then I'd figured out enough english to realise that if I booted the thing in Commodore 128 mode and let it boot the floppy automatically, it'd use the extra 64kb of ram and play the soundtrack of the game in the background :-(
Still have the box, the cloth map, the manual, reference card and so on, but sadly I lost the codex of ultimate wisdom medallion. I guess it disappeared when I made the unwise choice to just insert the combat disk instead of a new savedisk.
Speaking of Ultima V, has anyone tried the Lazarus Project (U5 TC for Dungeon Keeper)?

If so, is it faithful/worth playing?

EDIT: yes, Dungeon Seige... I realized shortly after I posted
Post edited June 12, 2011 by TheCycoONE
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TheCycoONE: Speaking of Ultima V, has anyone tried the Lazarus Project (U5 TC for Dungeon Keeper)?

If so, is it faithful/worth playing?
I think that's Dungeon SIEGE. ;)
I think it's worth checking it out. I know a bunch of people who bought DS for the sole reason of playing Lazarus.
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GamerKB: I really hope this means that we will see the Ultima collection (1-8) on here at some point. Though I have owned most of them at one point, the only one I can currently locate in my collection at this time is a CD of Ultima7 & Serpents Is. I would love a chance to purchase and play these games again.

Though I had UU1 back when it came out and considered it a great game, I was never as big on the UU series as I was on the original games. Ultima 4 for the Atari 800 was the first well rounded complex CRPG that I ever played. Before then all my CRPG experiences were dungeon crawls like Temple of Asphai and other rogeulikes.
Back in the day I bought that Ultima Complete CD and loaded up the U1 and never tried another. Wish I would have tried U8 or Underworld, that would have been great. *sigh* Memories...