Albion

Developed by German software developer Blue Byte, the national success of the game prompted an English version to be released in Europe. The game was released in 1996.
 PC

Overview

Albion is an RPG/adventure hybrid. The game mostly takes place from a fixed bird's eye perspective, though will occasionally switch to a first-person panoramic view whenever the player enters a town or a dungeon. In addition to these modes, combat plays out on a grid in a turn-based fashion.

The game has a deep and complex storyline and features many pages of in-game lore to be discovered and enjoyed. After crash landing on a alien jungle planet while studying the surface for its suitability for terraforming, Tom Driscoll (a pilot and the game's protagonist) and Rainer Hofstedt (a physicist and xenobiologist) find themselves at awe at just how advanced the planet's wildlife is and wonder how they will be able to complete their mission and return to their mothership, the Toronto. Along the way they befriend and help an intelligent alien species called the Iskai. They also discover that the other intelligent race on the planet are humans like them, prompting a journey of discovery on how humanity reached a planet many light years away from home.

The game features very detailed graphics and critically appraised soundtrack. Beside the adventure element, the game's characters have skills, attributes, and inventories.

System Requirements (PC)

Minimum

  • OS : Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
  • Processor : 1.8 GHz processor
  • Memory : 512 MB RAM (1 GB RAM Recommended)
  • Graphics : 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX7(Compatible with DirectX9 Recommended)
  • Hard Drive : 2 GB HDD, 87 MB available space

Availability

Albion can be purchased at GOG.

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