Ancient Domains of Mystery, or ADOM, is a roguelike game where the player's aim is to stop the forces of Chaos that invade the world of Ancardia. ADOM presents an initial choice of one (male or female) player character from ten races and twenty character classes. The game features a more-or-less static overworld and randomized dungeons.
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Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, DOS
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|Mac OS X:||zip 1.7 MB|
|Windows:||zip 836 KB|
|Linux:||gz 973 KB|
|DOS:||zip 1.1 MB|
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It’s huge, varied, deep and complex. All while remaining fairly easy to learn for anyone familiar with the basic concept of RL. No crazy button combinations just to open a door.
As usual, it’s set in a fantasy world and you can pick a character from several available classes and races. What sets it apart (besides its sheer size) is that it gives you an open world with a simple driving plot, clearly defined setting (a bit Warhammer-esque – with Chaos corrupting everything and shit), and lots of freedom.
Besides progressing the main dungeon, you can explore many hidden locales or pursue obscure plot points which can lead to different endings or simply give you some advantage.
Speaking of endings – there’s lots of freedom here as well. You can be good or evil, you can simply progress through the dungeon and close the gate to the Chaos realm. Or you can dare to enter it and kill the Chaos god. Or you can become one yourself. All depending of your knowledge of the game and time you’re willing to invest into it.
Of course most of the time you’ll end up dead or corrupted by Chaos to a point where you’re a gibbering pile of pudding. But such is the way of the roguelike and ultimately it’s still a very satisfying experience.
It’s a deep game, that can be enjoyed more than once, and which reveals more of its secrets each time you play it. If you enjoy RLs and haven’t played it – shame on you.