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  • genre Role-playing / Adventure / Fantasy
  • download size 27 MB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 1440 user ratings.
  • release date September 16, 1985
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8) and Mac OS X (10.6.8 or newer)
  • languages English
  • developer / publisher Origin Systems / Electronic Arts
  • game modes Single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • manual
  • map
  • cluebook
  • spellbook
  • interview with Richard Garriott
  • reference card

What's cool about it:

  • Arguably the title responsible for the Ultima™ series' legend and the first RPG to break the “kill the bad guy and save the world” cliché
  • A revolutionary title with a story so deep and complex that that it should be taught in schools
  • Many hours of truly epic adventure in the vast and diverse world of Sosaria


Prepare yourself for a grand adventure! Ultima™ IV, sixteen times larger than Ultima™ III, is a milestone in computer gaming. Lord British has produced a game to challenge not only your physical and mental skills, but the true fabric of your character.

The evil triad of Mondain, Minax, and the hellspawn Exodus have been vanquished and peace reigns throughout the land of Britannia. Evil yet abounds, but in isolated pockets and in the hearts of men. A new age awaits the coming of one who can conquer evil on all frontiers through mastery of both magic and the use of force. Daemons, dragons, and long-dead wizards still plague the countryside and must be destroyed. The seeker on the path of the Avatar will face hostile groups composed of mixed enemy types and will survive such encounters only by strategic use of weapons and terrain. Earthly victories over seemingly impossible odds lead to the final conflict, where the ultimate challenge - the self - awaits.

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 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 Duo 2GHz+ Memory: 1GB of RAM Graphics: 64MB of video memory Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.


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A Gem Heavily Tarnished by Time

Posted on 2011-09-01 20:06:06 byAdmiralFrosty's avatarAdmiralFrosty:

I know it's a sin to review a GOG game less then five starts (even Judge Dredd gets 4.5 on average), but lets be honest here.
Ultima 4 is many things: revolutionary, witty, clever. What it not, however, is very playable today. Later titles like 6 and 7 are far, far more playable. It's not the graphics, its the controls. Its the fact that you'll have to print out the manual andread more constantly pour over it for hours while you stumble along. There's a gem here, but you'll have to work very, very hard to get to it today.
The later titles are still far more playable. Sometimes, our ancient treasures don't age very well...

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Will be remembered as the begining!

Posted on 2011-09-01 07:24:35 byjanishewski's avatarjanishewski:

This is when games became more than button mashing, and more than jumping puzzles. This is when we started to see gaming develop more serious narratives, more player choice, and fully realized worlds. Ultima 4 - 7 part 2 are some of the finest games ever made. Still copied, but not yet surpassed. Even though the look may be dated it is worth your time to play through these gamesread more and see the evolution of computer entertainment with each installment. Ultima 4 may very well be the most important video game ever released. The true game changer.

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The Game that started me on Fantasy Games

Posted on 2011-09-01 08:04:00 byreklan's avatarreklan:

I bought this originally from WHSmith for the Atari ST and never looked back. I remember opening the box, and getting a proper manual (complete with fake leather look), a cloth map, and a metal Ankh ( which I still have 25 years later).. These sort of thing would now be in a Collectors edition , and cost twice as much.
I loved the way you create your Character, by your moralityread more when answering question.. The overall size of the world was breath taking..
The graphics weren't the best at the time, but the gameplay was epic.. something modern games have forgot about..
This will always be in my top 10 games ever... (along with the Bards Tale.. hopefully that will be out soon.)
Give it a go and see the time fly...

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