The game portrays extreme violence with little prejudice. It is among the most violent computer games produced in an era before game publishers and developers imposed game ratings to provide parental guidance.
The music in Dreamweb (by Matthew Seldon) is highly regarded, helping to bring about the atmosphere which made the game admired by many at the time, which even included a bonus audio track in the CD version.
The original game came packed with a booklet named Diary of a Mad man, written by Stephen Marley which has a far more layered and atmospheric 'prequel' story than the one in the game itself. The diary also supplies more background info on the main character (and served as a copy-protection method).