A DEEP SPACE ADVENTURE BY SEAN CLARK IN COLLABORATION WITH FILMMAKER STEVEN SPIELBERG An asteroid the size of a small moon is on a crash course toward Earth, and only NASA veteran Boston Low has the expertise to stop it. Along for the ride are award-winning journalist Maggie Robbins and internationally renowned geologist Ludger Brink.
User reviews: Very Positive (266 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 1, 1995

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A DEEP SPACE ADVENTURE BY SEAN CLARK IN COLLABORATION WITH FILMMAKER STEVEN SPIELBERG
An asteroid the size of a small moon is on a crash course toward Earth, and only NASA veteran Boston Low has the expertise to stop it. Along for the ride are award-winning journalist Maggie Robbins and internationally renowned geologist Ludger Brink.
Once the wayward asteroid is nuked into a safe orbit, the trio conducts a routine examination of the rocky surface.
What they uncover is anything but routine.
Low, Brink and Robbins unwittingly trigger a mechanism that transforms the asteroid into a crystal-like spacecraft. The team is hurtled across the galaxy to a planet so desolate, Brink is moved to name it Cocytus, after the 9th circle of Hell in Dante’s inferno. The bleak landscape was obviously once home to a highly evolved civilization, with remnants of sophisticated architecture, advanced technology and an intricate network of underground tunnels.
But no Cocytans.
Who were the original inhabitants of this once rich empire-turned-wasteland? What are those apparitions that mysteriously appear from time to time? Why have Low, Robbins, and Brink been brought to this place? And how can Low keep his team from unraveling in the face of such uncertainty? To return to Earth, they must dig for answers, both on the planet’s surface and deep within themselves.
From the combined talents of LucasArts and legendary Steven Spielberg comes an epic adventure that plunges headlong into the very core of the unknown. And takes you with it.
  • Nearly 200 locations and hundreds of puzzles
  • Robert Patrick of T2 as the voice of Boston Low
  • Special effects contributed by Industrial Light & Magic
  • Dialogue contributed by award-winning sci-fi writer Orson Scott Card
  • Alluring Wagnerian musical score sets the epic tone

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP or Vista
    • Processor: Any 2002 era PC or better
    • Memory: 32 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 MB - PCI Graphics Card
    • DirectX®: Required for sound
    • Hard Drive: 650 MB
    • Sound: 16-bit sound card
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X version 10.5 (or newer)
    • Processor: Intel Processor
    • CPU Speed: 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB free disk space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X version 10.5 (or newer)
    • Processor: Intel Dual Core Processor
    • CPU Speed: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB free disk space
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
A really hard one with its puzzles, but worth the atmosphere.

Unlike the other Lucas Arts games The Dig takes a deeper look in science fiction. Discovering and exploring a lost civilization, pondering on humanity's existence, its condition - that's all that this game is about.

I found that the story has a few darker turns, but occasionally it has that cheesiness that in some of the cut scenes. I felt that a couple were overplayed and were not appropriate if one was really in this situation. They have a certain Lucas silliness honestly.

I recommend to get this game if you liked Myst. This being its unnoticed brother with a tendency for, like Myst a couple of not perfect puzzles.
The game is slow and at times sluggish - you can't skip dialogue lines and some animations take too long.
A great ambient soundtrack though makes the ride worth it. Its one of these nice commentaries on what lies there in the stars and the limits of a human being.

A big thank you to The Vintage Feeling for being a really nice person and gifting a copy of the game to me.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
36.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
A little slow paced compared to other Lucas Arts games. It's still fun though and has an intresting story, although you will probably need a walkthru to finish this game. I know I did.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
The story in the game is brilliant. A lot of memorable moments. Graphics is very low resolution, but the feel of the game has stood up against time. If you never played this but enjoy the Lucas Arts point-n-click classics, buy this! I would rate it the most epic Lucas Arts adventure ever.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
Pre-Release Review
Ah! Guano in my eye! Great game, great immersive story - definitely one of the great point-and-click adventures of the era.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
A masterpiece coming straight from the golden era of 90s!
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