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Publisher : Electronic Arts
Developer: Origin
Type of Game: Third Person Isometric Adventure/Role Playing Game
System Requirements: Minimum system
386/20 MHz or higher, MS-DOS, 2 megs RAM, 25 megs hard drive space for The Black Gate and Forge of Virtue, 30 Megs for Serpent Isle and The Silver Seed, VGA Graphics, 256-colors, mouse, keyboard.

Recommended Config:

Microsoft or 100% compatible mouse; 66+ MHz; sound board


Roland MT-32, Sound Blaster, Ad Lib, Sound Blaster Pro or 100% compatible sound board.


Sound Blaster or 100% compatible digitised sound board (Hear THE Guardian Speak!)

Up to 587,000 KB of conventional memory would be required for full music and sound effects


If you haven't played Ultima VII until now, then DON'T buy it unless you have tried Ultima I-VI. This is because present players like to play 3D style games like Revenant, Planescape or Diablo. You'll be disappointed with Ultima VII because it uses a 2D graphics engine, but you can interact with virtually every item in the game.

Origin sells the Ultima VII: Complete Edition which includes Ultima VII: Black Gate with Forge of Virtue and Serpent Isle with Silver Seed add-on. However, it is far better than Ultima VII in terms of graphics, storyline and gameplay. In case you don't know, Ultima VII was released before 1996, so think how the game would be. To get a better idea, view the screenshots for Black Gate and Serpent Isle.

Read a review of Ultima VII: Serpent Isle or Ultima VII: The Silver Seed add-on. Make sure you know Richard Garriot (also known as Lord British), the developer of most of the Ultima Games :

Richard Garriot in a Lord British fashion (right)

Serpent Isle has a built-in frame limiter that makes it possible for fast computers to run this game in the normal speed. However, under modern OS's, and especially PCI sound cards, getting this game to run can be a headache if you don't use the new utility a fan developed to run the game under Win9x..

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