Abandonware DOS title


Sanitarium is an old Windows horror point & click adventure game developed by DreamForge Intertainment in 1998 from an original idea by Michael Nicholson. Sanitarium can be enjoyed in single player mode.
Sanitarium screenshot
Rating: 3.9
(30 votes)
NOT abandonware (why?)


"In conclusion, Sanitarium is a must have game for all the adventure games fans, particularly those with a strong stomach for the bizarre. This game does not belong to typical survivor horror genre. There is no explicit violence and the gameplay is not merely a "splatter", except for a few disturbing imageries such as a circus on an island surrounded by floating corpses or an experiment chamber with walls covered in blood and eviscerated bodies. The horror that comes from this game as envisioned by designer Mike Nicholson is more shifty. It is psychological horror that reaches into your inner mind and twists it with its powerful storytelling. Sanitarium may have been the perfect masterpiece if not for its outdated graphics, long load times, and awkward interface. Nonetheless, it is an amazing and unforgettable adventure that guarantees you at least 20 hours of addictive gaming." - Adventure Classic Gaming

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In 2013, a programmer from the Sanitarium development team announced a project on Kickstarter called Shades of Sanity that was touted as the spiritual successor to Sanitarium. The project failed to attain funding. In 2015, a Kickstarter funded adventure game called Stasis was released by a South African independent studio The Brotherhood. It has been compared to Sanitarium

On October 29, 2015, DotEmu released an iOS port of Sanitarium with touchscreen controls, dynamic hint system, achievements and automatic save system.

players: single player

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