Quantcast
Forsaken (Nintendo 64) - Overview
×

America - Front

America - Back

Review Scores

Ratings

 

Alternative Names

Forsaken

Developer

Iguana Entertainment

Genre

Shooter

Other Versions

PS, PC

Release Dates

04/30/98 Acclaim Entertainment
(Add Date)
05/01/98 Acclaim Entertainment

Community Stats

Owners: 38
Tracked: 1
Wishlist: 1
Now Playing: 0

Summary

Remember Descent? You know, the crazy zero-g first-person shooter that put you in the cockpit of a small ship and forced you to reenact the end of Return of the Jedi over and over again? Forsaken is, at its core, a Descent clone. But stunning graphics, a dazzling array of weapons, and above-average level design make the whole thing seem fresh.

The game's simple scenario is set on a postapocalyptic Earth. Most of the planet is in ruins, complete with loads of goodies, ripe for the taking. You play a scavenger on a hoverbike, and you'll traverse military installations, nuclear reactors, refineries, temples, and more in search of gold and crystals. This may sound like a cakewalk, but Earth's automated defense systems are still intact, littering your path with all kinds of annoying drone ships, tanks, and turrets. The single-player levels in this version of the game are different from the levels in the PC and PlayStation versions. Some of them require you to simply destroy every enemy on the level, while others pit you against huge boss ships.

The weaponry in Forsaken is unique. Each weapon has three levels of power, depending on how many power pods you've found. The Suss gun is a spread-fire weapon that quickly shoots a mess of projectiles in your enemy's direction. The Trojax is a charged weapon that gains power (and sucks ammunition) when you hold down the fire button. Transpulse shots can bounce off walls, making them good for surprise attacks in multiplayer games. The Beam Laser simply emits two monstrous beams of death. It requires pinpoint accuracy, but it does insane amounts of damage. Secondary weapons include the Scatter missile, which causes the victim to drop all of his weaponry. The Multiple-Fire Rocket Launcher quickly spits out tons of small missiles. The Solaris homes in on its target. The Gravgon missile creates a vacuum at its point of impact, sucking enemies into its gravitational field and holding them in place for you to take out at will. The Titan is the most devastating weapon in the entire game and will frequently take you out as well if you aren't careful. There are also three different types of mines that will help you keep enemies off your tail and a nitro boost that will allow you to escape from sticky situations.

The control in Forsaken 64 is very well done. The game moves quite fast, but once you've grasped the control scheme, you'll easily be able to keep up with the action. The multiplayer in Forsaken 64 is pretty well done. Even on a four-player split screen, you can still make out what's going on, although long-range rocket shots get pretty hard to make. You can replace any missing players with computer-controlled deathmatchers, so you can just take on three CPU opponents instead of actually having to deal with humans.

Between the various multiplayer options and the great single-player mode, Forsaken 64 comes out a real winner. Save for Rare's Goldeneye 007, it easily defeats the other first-person shooters currently available for the N64.

Latest Screenshots

Latest Updates

Game Banner Added to Database SaviorX 20th Jan 2010
Game Information Updated oliist 02nd Dec 2009
Release Date Added to Database oliist 14th Jan 2009
Release Date Added to Database oliist 14th Jan 2009
Boxart Added oliist 14th Jan 2009
Boxart Added oliist 14th Jan 2009
Boxart Added oliist 14th Jan 2009
Boxart Added oliist 14th Jan 2009
Game Information Updated oliist 14th Jan 2009
Game Information Updated oliist 14th Jan 2009

Sales History

Total Sales
0.00m
Japan
0.23m
NA
0.06m
Europe
0.00m
Others
0.29m
Total

Opinion (6)

goldeneye0065r posted 30/12/2011, 05:00
no spurge it has single player missions to
Message | Report
spurgeonryan posted 04/10/2009, 01:26
Was this just multiplayer I bought it like a year ago but still I never played it more than a half an hour.
Message | Report
Faxanadu posted 26/03/2008, 05:36
Yeah, really good game. Also quite challenging as far as I recall.
Message | Report
The Ghost of RubangB posted 29/02/2008, 09:03
I loved the shit out of this game. Somebody even stole it from me, and I bought it again. The N64 version is actually titled Forsaken 64, but it was just Forsaken on its other systems.
Message | Report
stof posted 06/02/2008, 06:28
I really wanted to like this game. But I just didn't like the gameplay. It was one part disorienting and 2 parts... 2 parts something I can't put my finger on. And despite lots of effects, the graphics weren't very good.
Message | Report
rukusa posted 17/12/2007, 05:27
there was a version for the PS I think. Futuristic hoover bike racer if I remember right.
Message | Report
View all