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  • genre rpg / action / sci-fi
  • download size 1.2 GB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 345 user ratings.
  • release date October 31, 1999
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8)
  • languages English
  • developer / publisher Quantic Dream / Square Enix
  • game modes single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • avatar
  • 42 concept arts
  • manual
  • wallpaper
  • The Making of Omikron: The Nomad Soul

What's cool about it:

  • Experience "virtual reincarnation", the ability to move directly into the body of the last character you touch before dying.
  • Adventuring at a whole new level, Omikron combines puzzle solving, action, shooting, combat and role-playing elements in a deep and engrossing storyline.
  • Complete freedom to explore a vast city in real-time 3D with hundreds of fully-animated inhabitants and vehicles.


Responding to the desperate pleas of a mysterious character from another dimension, your soul must enter the dark and futuristic city of Omikron. This is but the beginning of an epic adventure through an increasingly strange and dazzling parallel world. You must solve the ultimate mystery: why are you in Omikron and how can you get out? Think, fight, and interact with awe-inspiring environments to defeat the menacing demons that are trying to stop you. Experience the life in an alternate reality with everything it has to offer--including the secret musical performances by The Dreamers, a band of rebels led by the Omikronian incarnation of David Bowie.

Omikron: The Nomad Soul is a futuristic 3d-action adventure like no other. Combining a deep game plot with adventure, exploration, action, combat and role-playing elements, the Omikron experience will captivate you from the moment you enter the strange and wonderful world beyond our own. Only using all of your combined skills will bring you deliverance from this exotic dimension.

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card with 1 GB of RAM or more, compatible with DirectX 9.0c, 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard. 


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This game doens't know what it wants to be, and that's perfectly fine

Posted on 2013-03-14 07:30:14 bybabby's avatarbabby:

First person shooter? Adventure? Action? RPG? Fighter? Who knows, and who cares. This game was made with 100% pure love of video games and it shows.
It comes from the tail end of an era when game makers tried, and often failed. A lot of current games are fearful of stepping outside of players' comfort zones, but not Omikron, no, not this game. They tried, and I'll admitread more in a few places they failed. But the successes far outnumber the failures. It's not perfect, but close enough to warrant the highest marks as one of my favorite games of all time.
The world has its own stylings and flair. It's unique, beautiful, and memorable. The music, the characters, and the sound effects are perfect, conveying a feeling of being in another world flawlessly.
I truly lose my real-world surroundings playing this. It's not just an interesting story and an enjoyable game to play; it's another world to visit and live in.

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A wonderful world

Posted on 2013-03-14 07:33:28 byKingDumpalot's avatarKingDumpalot:

The nomad soul was the first game by the studio that brought you Heavy Rain. It cast you as the titular "nomad soul" which could transfer between characters.
Featuring third person adventure, first person shooter and side scrolling beat-em-up sections, if anything this game was too ambitious and can feel a bit awkward at times, but the game more than makes up for it by introducingread more an amazing amount of freedom for a game released in the late 90s. Paired with a compelling story and a great soundtrack (by David Bowie no less!) you can forgive the parts where the game doesn't quite reach it's high goals.
If you like unique games, get this. There's nothing quite like it.

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Such an unforgettable experience!

Posted on 2013-03-14 08:00:37 byzuhutay's avatarzuhutay:

This is one of the most ambitious games ever created, and in many respects it was impressive for 1999! I thought it would inspire many developers but years after its relese, it somehow remains unique and unrivalled. Even amongst other Quantic Dream productions, this is the masterpiece. Of course, the game has some flaws. Gameplay elements borrowed from other genres, shooting andread more fighting scenes are rather awkward and boring, for example. Hopefully, they are rare and short. Some aspects of the storytelling like the "it's not a game" can sound ridiculous. The major flaw of the game was its unstability on modern systems, and Gog has corrected it. The ambiance is awesome, the universe to discover is incredible. Playing this game is as exotic and relaxing as travelling abroad. I give it 5 stars without hesitating. A game to (re-)discover, please do not miss it!

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