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.
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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

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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
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10 de 11 pessoas (91%) acharam esta análise útil
1 pessoa achou esta análise engraçada
6.2 hrs em registo
Publicada: 26 de Dezembro de 2014
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Old-school Lucasarts Adventure games are famous for setting the standard in storyline and puzzles. The Dig was at the epitome of this company's era and it still shines bright. Great graphics for its time and a well voiced cast made this stand out and it still does due its storyline. The puzzles can be very difficult at times, but the challenge is well rewarded with the continuation of its storyline. You are part of a crew that goes to explore a meteor that has approached Earth. As you explore the meteor you find out that it's not a meteor and soon you are sent to the depths of space where you have figure out how to come back to Earth alive.
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6 de 6 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
9.8 hrs em registo
Publicada: 17 Maio
A really hard one with it's 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, it's 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 it's 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. It's 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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6 de 7 pessoas (86%) acharam esta análise útil
10.8 hrs em registo
Publicada: 6 Janeiro
The Dig is my favorite adventure game of all of Lucasarts' classics and that era of gaming in general. The whole thing is worthy of having Spielberg's name associated with it. The voice acting is on point, the story is great from start to finish, the music suits the atmosphere perfectly and the environments are engrossing. What happens to Brink is unforgettable. Every sci-fi buff should play this game. It would never happen but it deserves to have a movie made out of it.
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3 de 3 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
36.8 hrs em registo
Publicada: 4 Março
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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2 de 2 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
10.8 hrs em registo
Publicada: 6 Janeiro
The Dig is a point-and-click adventure game with a fantastic story that would make for a convincing movie. An oldie but a goodie.
The environments are all gorgeous, and the puzzles are often very difficult, but playing this game through all the way is worth it (even if you have to use a guide here and there and everywhere in order to do so).

Additionally try Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis if you wish to play another game which could easily double as a movie.
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1 de 1 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
7.5 hrs em registo
Publicada: 3 Janeiro
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This is one of the best and also one of my favorite adventure game from LucasArts. Great story and challenging puzzles will provide some good time with this game. I remembered about this game when I got it together with other LucasArts games from Adventure Pack - best pack ever for any point-and-click fan! Playing it again after so many years was so much fun!
If you are big fan of classic adventure games, this one is - must play!
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1 de 1 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
5.5 hrs em registo
Publicada: 5 Janeiro
One of the very first games I played way back when. I love Lucasarts pointandclick games and even though the story never changes, I've replayed them over and over again. Storyline is engaging, characters are well done and the soundtrack is fitting and atmospheric. One gripe is a massive plothole at the end, one of the character's apperance changes dramatically and that isn't explained in the game. I have read the book version of this game and it is explained in there though.
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1 de 1 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
0.1 hrs em registo
Publicada: 19 Abril
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 de 1 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
0.6 hrs em registo
Publicada: 1 Abril
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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 de 1 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
13.0 hrs em registo
Publicada: 12 Maio
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It's a good game.I recommend you buy and play it.
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2 de 4 pessoas (50%) acharam esta análise útil
0.5 hrs em registo
Publicada: 18 de Dezembro de 2014
This is an old classic scifi adventure where you get abducted by aliens because they want to teach you what happens if you get addicted to crystals. If you have a crystal addiction, you should play this.
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34 de 35 pessoas (97%) acharam esta análise útil
2.4 hrs em registo
Publicada: 29 de Setembro de 2014
Originally planned as an episode of Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories, then later a movie, It was deemed too expensive to produce at that time. Couple years later you bring together Spielberg, Orson Scott Card, Brian Moriarty (who was behind some of Infocom's greats) and LucasArts and you get The Dig.

Interesting development history aside, i really enjoy this game. I got it when it came out back in '95 and still own the original box and soundtrack. The Dig wasn't your typical lighthearted LucasArts adventure game dealing with survival and death on an alien world. In some cases that made for a challenging game, as a lot of the alien devices required a good bit of finagling to figure out how to solve them. Back then, there wasn't an internet readily available to turn to when you got stumped. The game could get frustrating in that aspect but there was still plenty to like; The serious nature of the setting, Robert Patrick voicing the main character (LucasArts games were getting a lot better in the voice department when they started getting Talkie versions of their games), the alien landscapes and the ambient music by Michael Land.

Yes, i grew up in the golden age of adventure games, so i am going to be a bit bias about these gems that i love. Point n' Click is pretty much ingrained into my being and will always feel second nature to me. Doesn’t mean someone can't stumble upon The Dig, give an almost 20 year old game a spin and still find something really special. These hand drawn graphics still remain pleasing to me heh.
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33 de 38 pessoas (87%) acharam esta análise útil
1.5 hrs em registo
Publicada: 10 de Janeiro de 2014
Criminally overlooked point & click adventure. One of the best ever created.
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21 de 26 pessoas (81%) acharam esta análise útil
76.2 hrs em registo
Publicada: 5 de Novembro de 2014
One of my all time favorite games as a kid. Lucasarts made a fantastic one on this, and even had a novel written along the same story.
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13 de 13 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
2.5 hrs em registo
Publicada: 18 de Junho de 2014
A legendary game, yet one of LucasArts' lesser known pieces due to its somewhat-awkward presentation. The DIG started as an idea by Steven Spielbeg that he soon abandoned with nowhere to take it, handing it over to his friend George Lucas' studio to make something out of it.
What they created was something magical. An odyssey into space and the man's determination to survive and explore.

Playing as the aging astronaut Commander Boston Low, you must traverse a strange and marvellously deadened world beyond our reach, of a planet long abandoned by most of its former inhabitants. Joined by his two crewmates being the severe reporter Maggie Robbins and the cool-minded geologist Ludger Brink, Boston must use his natural survival instincts and quick-witted skills of human engineering to try and formulate a way to escape, explore, and uncover the origins of this mysterious planet, and how they must find their way back home.

While the DIG may not be LucasArts' best work by far, it is certainly not one you should miss if you love their library. The graphics are not the best, being that while the LucasArts style works well for more cartoony games such as Sam & Max or Monkey Island, it's a little more uncertain to do so with actual human characters and as a result they can look rather off during cutscenes. Like "monkeys wearing human masks" off.

Nevertheless the rest of the game shines through with its pure atmosphere. The graphics for its weird alien backgrounds are gorgeous, the sound design is just absolutely at the top of its game more than ever from LucasArts with roaring waves, howling winds, deep resonance within space and the most oddest of creatures wallowing and shrieking from all around you.

The dialogue is rather snarky in about 80% of its places but that only makes it more fun with the likes of Steve Blum and Robert Patrick delivering the most deadpan of deliveries. The puzzles are...infamous to say the least and in truth one or two of them could have been much better designed. I'll give you a hint for free, the head of the skeleton is not meant to be on the top left, but bottom right.

Regardless, I say go ahead if you love LucasArts' work, and try out this gem from the past that, while is a little rough around the edges and is perhaps at the lower end of their library, is nevertheless one worthy of playing if you are a fan of such games.
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13 de 14 pessoas (93%) acharam esta análise útil
1 pessoa achou esta análise engraçada
0.6 hrs em registo
Publicada: 17 de Outubro de 2014
If you're into classic point & click games, particularly Lucas Arts games, then you'll love this one. It's a nice adventure that has a few twists and surprises, a cool alternate ending, and a great movie-like atmosphere, to say the least. The puzzles range from easy to quite difficult (unless of course you watch a YouTube walkthrough of it :p). A very well made game.

Compared to other games in general, I give this an 8/10, but compared to other games of the same genre, I give this a 10/10.
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14 de 17 pessoas (82%) acharam esta análise útil
8.1 hrs em registo
Publicada: 25 de Novembro de 2013
It's a great classic point-and-click adventure game from LucasArts. I've also played Full Throttle and Full Throttle is in my experience a much better game. The problem I had with The Dig is that some puzzles we're way too hard and time consuming. But that's also the beauty of these kind of games. The puzzles can't be too obvious and it should be pretty hard to figure things out. You don't want to just come in to a room and finish everything in it; in the first few seconds. So anyway if you want a nostalgic trip back to a good 90's point-and-click game written by Steven Spielberg, you can't go wrong with The Dig!
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12 de 14 pessoas (86%) acharam esta análise útil
4.2 hrs em registo
Publicada: 26 de Novembro de 2013
I really loved the story in The Dig.. They even added voice acting in it.. It's an old game, but that should'nt stop you from trying it out, its a great point and click adventure with a good story. It deserves to be recommended imo.
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9 de 10 pessoas (90%) acharam esta análise útil
6.3 hrs em registo
Publicada: 4 de Dezembro de 2013
This is such a good game. A total classic point-and-click game with excellent music, graphics (for it's time) and voice acting. The store line is so complex, amazing, and not at all what you would expect. The puzzles are challenging, and yes, there is some "back-and-forth" that is required, (i.e. you will have to go from one side of the game to the other to get an object in order to move on). The back-and-forth though, while mildly annoying is totally worth it, in the context of the puzzles over-all, and the plot which continually makes you question, "what is going on here?"

One of the best made games of the era in my opinion. Play it if you're a lover of classic point-and-click, or if you've never played a classic, PNC, you should take a break from the "moderns" every once in a while, and see what modern games have been built upon :)
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7 de 7 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
23.6 hrs em registo
Publicada: 9 de Abril de 2014
The Dig is one of the best science fiction games ever created, maybe even one of the best science fiction stories ever told. Sure it's a dated game, but in my personal opinion the story is what counts. The puzzles offer some difficult challenges to the player. If you can't figure out a puzzle, by all means, use the internet (It's better than complaining how you spent countless hours because you suck at the game.) The soundtrack was created by Michael Land, and it is definitely one of the best soundtracks I've ever heard.

As for the "Outdated feel" of the game, I wouldn't let that sort of thing bother me since it's full of AMAZING and UNIQUE layouts, backgrounds, characters and creatures. The cast is brilliant. Robert Patrick (T-1000 from T2) lent his voice talent as Boston Lowe. You get some great one-liners any classic and true Lucasarts fan would hold dear to their heart.

This game is amazing. I would love to see it as a film some day.
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