[minor spoilers ahead]
Dreamweb is a DOS and Amiga point-and-click cyberpunk top-down adventure
game first released for the Amiga in 1992, then later released on CD in 1994,
developed by Creative Reality and published by Empire Interactive Entertainment.
The game features mature themes and a dark plot filled with violence and brief full frontal nudity;
rare for games, especially at the time.
Dreamweb was re-released as freeware in October 2012.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DreamWeb [warning of spoilers]
Review by Kurt Kalata:
DreamWeb, a dark, cyberpunk adventure, just might be the most depressing game ever made.
As a down-on-his-luck ex-bartender named Ryan, it’s your duty to hunt through the bleak
streets of the city and brutally murder seven different people. Ryan knows this because he’s
constantly haunted by visions of the “DreamWeb”, a place inhabited by monks who instruct
him that these seven souls are going to cause an imbalance and doom the world
It’s a little creepy. For all intents and purposes, you are playing as a serial killer.
Overt violence is nothing new in electronic gaming, but never so much as DreamWeb.
For as much controversy as Mortal Kombat and Grand Theft Auto caused, they’re so
cartoonishly silly that they lack any serious impact. Darker games like Manhunt and
Hitman are vaguely justified by their scenarios (“kill or be killed” in the former, paid
work in the latter), but never has a game put you in a character so dramatically
unhinged that they think they’re saving the world, when in reality, they’re
hunting and gunning down people in cold blood.
But are these victims truly innocent? Is the DreamWeb a mere hallucination,
a strange rationalization for Ryan to unleash whatever demon lies within?
Read full review: http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/dreamweb/dreamweb.htm (spoilers ahead)