Robert Foster is an innocent outsider stranded in a vast city where oppressed civilians live and work in soaring tower blocks... while the corrupt, covetous and rich lie underground, shielded from all pollution. Alone, save for a robot circuit board, Foster must fight for survival... and discover the sinister truth behind his abduction...
Paranoid population. Psychotic criminals. Power hungry corporation. Big Brother government. Haves and have nots.
In the not so impossible future. In the melting pot of Union City. All man's social problems are coming to a boil. Under the claustrophobic lid of a steel sky.
From the pit of the industrial level to the belly of commercial sector, to the spheres where the rich and powerful play. It's Man against Man. Man against Machine. Man against Time. In an urban hell only you can liberate... Maybe.
Featuring Revolution's Software innovative Virtual Theatre system, Beneath a Steel Sky is a gripping science fiction point and click adventure game in the cyberpunk genre. Over 100 locations designed and art directed by award-winning comic book author Dave Gibbons (Watchmen fame). His comic book, inspired by the game itself, is included to complete the content.
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: TEEN with Suggestive Themes, Animated Violence.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), 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.
Posted on 2008-12-18 14:09:36 by TheJoe:
Beneath a Steel Sky is a true story, it's a lot more like reading a book than playing a game and that's something I look for in all games.
BASS throws you into this Dystopian world as Revolution's most fantastic character, Robert Foster.
Be prepared for intrigue, mystery and scandal as you uncover the deep, dark secrets of this dreamworld of a city - where the poor live in theread more skies, and the rich on the ground, away from the pollution, corruption and crime.
While being a perfectly linear and predictable game, Beneath a Steel Sky is really all about the story - and it's a very deep story with an unexpected end.
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Posted on 2008-12-18 19:42:02 by Aliasalpha:
I've had this since it's initial release on the Amiga and have been playing it on & off since. Hell I just installed scummvm on my PDA so I can play this, now I can have it on my laptop too (Thanks GOGgers)!
It's an excellent adventure game with a solid story, mostly logical puzzles, beautiful graphics (for the era), top dialogue that's generally serious but with sprinklings of excellent humour.
In short, worth every cent...
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Posted on 2009-01-13 03:08:36 by Jangaroo123:
I heard about this game a while back, but never got around to checking it out. Oddly enough, I was browsing through GOG and noticed that they had the game available. Having downloaded it and beaten it, I can say that this game is AMAZING. Notice the caps there. AMAZING. It plays like many of the other point and click adventure games I'm sure many of you have played, such as Samread more and Max and Monkey Island. With a great story, good dialogue, and enough nostalgia to make an old foggy weep, I recommend this game with much gusto. It's also free for you cheap skates.
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