Beneath a Steel Sky: Remastered
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“Whether you're an established fan of puzzle adventures or just a newcomer to the genre, Beneath a Steel Sky is an absolute delight.” 9/10, Neon Kelly, Videogamer.com
“Setting a new benchmark for adventure titles on the iPhone… This is a story rich and layered throughout, gifting iPhone gamers with a trip back in time that feels like a grand step forward.” 4/4 (must have), Keith Andrew, slide to Play (Game of the month)
Cult classic, 'Beneath a Steel Sky', widely considered to be one of the best adventure games ever written, comes to iPhone and iPod touch. Set in a dystopian future, with an ironic twist, this remastered version has many special new features, such as:
• Touch based interface
• Stunning new animated movies from Dave Gibbons, co-creator of 'Watchmen'
• Context-sensitive hint system
• Remastered audio track featuring re-sampled voices and higher quality music
When orphaned Robert Foster is seized at gunpoint from the peaceful village he calls home and flown a thousand miles to a city he’s never seen, he can only ask himself: why me? Escaping from his abductors into the dark metropolis, he vows to avenge the murder of the only family he’s ever known.
Play 10+ hours of intense narrative puzzle-solving, meeting an array of dazzling characters, to ultimately uncover a terrible truth. 'Beneath a Steel Sky: Remastered' - the updated classic adventure, exclusively for iPhone and iPod touch.
English speech with Spanish, French, Swedish, Portuguese, German, Italian, and English subtitles.
This software is covered under the terms of the GNU General Public License Version 2. For the full text of this license please visit our website.
What's New in Version 1.3
Restored iOS compatibility back to iPad 3.2 and iPhone/iPod touch to 3.1.3
Great game, but...
Don't get me wrong. I love this game. It's one of the best adventure games I've ever played. If you're even remotely interested in the genre, by all means get this game. It's well worth the $2.99 they're asking for. The puzzles are clever, the story is great, and the humor had me laughing really hard. The control is excellent, but it takes a while to get used to. It hits the perfect balance between King's Quest and Monkey Island. The former where it's so easy to lock yourself out and die, and the latter where you can do neither. In Steel Sky, you can die, but you will never reach a point where you can't complete it. Thank you! I really want to give it five stars, but there are a few problems that hold it back.
On a few occasions, I have touched somewhere on the screen at the wrong time, and it has locked up my game. Basically, whenever you perform an action, the icons disappear momentarily. If you perform the wrong action at a specific time, the icons will stay gone. I fund myself waiting for my iPod to close the application, forcing me to *gasp!* do something productive. If the next version fixes this, I would be so happy. I hate productivity.
Pretty good adventure game
I'm probably one of the few people who never played the original 'back in the day,' so this game was a completely new experience for me, in every respect. The art is top-notch, but the voice actors could use a little more training. Also, it could just be my perception of the game, but it seemed a bit short to me. The controls are about as good as an adventure game's controls can be on a touchscreen and you get used to them in short order.
The difficulty seems to be just about right for an adventure game. It seemed more difficult to me than a game should be, but that's probably just my advanced age talking. Regardless, the built-in hint system is great, offering up only the hints you need most of the time instead of always just hitting you over the head with the correct course of action.
In all, a great adventure game that I would recommend to any fan of the genre!
Not as good as I thought it would be...
Interesting plot I suppose, but some of the puzzles didn't make the most sense. I definitely wouldn't have gotten far without the hint system. Many parts of the game just seemed a bit too abstract. It was a very long game which was nice, although it dragged at times with all the going back and forth. It was also annoying that I couldn't view hints in certain rooms. I completed the game because the plot was bizarre and I wanted to see how it would end, but it definitely wasn't one of my favorites.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Aug 28, 2010
- Version: 1.3
- Size: 141 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Revolution Software Limited
- © Revolution Software Ltd
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.