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  • genre shooter / fpp / fantasy
  • download size 14 MB
    1Mbit
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 97 user ratings.
  • release date January 1, 1991
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8) and Mac OS X (10.6.8 or newer)
  • languages English
  • developer / publisher id Software, Softdisk Publishing / Flat Rock Software
  • game modes single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • avatar
  • music track

What's cool about it:

  • Catacomb Pack includes Catacomb 1 (the Gamer's Edge Sampler disk version), The Catacomb, Catacomb 3D: Descent, Catacomb Abyss 3D, Catacomb Armageddon, and Catacomb Apocalypse.
  • Fast-paced magical combat, subterranean exploration, and hoards of treasure to collect all in a classic DOS-era graphical style!
  • Strange and foreboding levels such as the Garden of Forgotten Souls, Torture Chambers, Courtyard of the Sanctuary of the Dead, and many more too frightening to mention!

Overview:

The Towne Cemetery. The site of many sad departures from this mortal coil has now become your doom as you are trapped in the Catacombs! The Catacombs are inhabited by the fiercest monsters known to man, all in the service of their dark lord and master: Nemesis! You must fight for your life, fight for your soul and delve deep into the heart of the Catacombs and triumph!

Catacombs Pack is a fantastic compilation of the classic fantasy FPS series. Step into the shoes of one Pelton Everhail, the greatest of the living wizards. Discover secret, long-forgotten treasure troves as you blast away the walls with your powerful magicks. Explore twisting mazes filled with deadly traps and even deadlier denizens. Face Nemesis and fight for your life and those that depend on you. Enter the Catacombs, if you dare and witness the true roots of the First Person Shooter genre on the PC!

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.6.8 or later. Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz+, Memory: 1GB of RAM, Graphics: 64MB of video memory, Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.

All user reviews:

User reviews:

Childhood Lost

Posted on 2013-03-14 08:02:28 byBelthezar69's avatarBelthezar69:

I do not even know where to begin singing the nostalgic praises I have for this game. The game itself is simple: unlimited ammunition, hordes of monsters, and secrets to discover on each level. This game is not difficult, but I found myself playing it again and again as a child.

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Great relic, but not for everyone

Posted on 2013-03-16 15:33:56 byDylanGallagher's avatarDylanGallagher:

A neat little series, and definitely interesting to check out as a curiosity, being one of the earliest FPS games. However, despite its historical status and marvelous 3D EGA visuals, I can't say I'd recommend it for anyone other than the extremely nostalgic or the most hardcore retro FPS fans, as the game hasn't really stood the test of time. Predating Wolfenstein 3D, the gameread more was certainly novel in its own era, but with its repetitive game mechanics, it doesn't quite hold up against its successors in the genre.

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At Last, Catacomb Has Come to GOG!

Posted on 2013-03-15 00:20:17 bySolidfact's avatarSolidfact:

What can I say about this game? When compared to other first person shooters, it's very basic and yet tremendously fun. You don't have to worry about too much. Just solve the mazes, blast monsters with unlimited fire bolts, and have a good time. Perhaps it's the nostalgia talking in that my first ever experience with a FPS was Catacombs Abyss. Even so, it's a great simple romp through dungeons and such with a delightful nostalgic feel.

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