I Have no Mouth, And I Must Scream is a classic point-and-click adventure game originally released in 1995 on PC. Based on a short story of the same title by Harlan Ellison, one of the most-acclaimed American science-fiction writers, I Have no Mouth, And I Must Scream immerses the player in a frightening post-apocalyptic atmosphere 109 years after a supercomputer named AM has wiped out humanity. Created during the War, AM hates all humans and has decided to make the last five survivors pay for what they’ve done. These survivors are now immortal, so AM can torture them forever for its own sadistic pleasure.
In the game, you’ll guide each character through their own “hell”-- reviewing their past and confronting their fears and weaknesses, all whilst clinging to the hope of someday being free.
I Have no Mouth, And I Must Scream integrates many appealing features, including:
• Change between "touch" mode and "classic" mode at any time
• Changeable graphics – player can choose between different filters
• Different soundtracks – “midi”, “adlib”, and more
• Several languages available: English, German, French, Spanish, and Italian (subtitles only)
• Play as multiple characters – you choose the order
• Alternate endings
• Well-crafted puzzles
• Inspired by Harlan Ellison’s short story, who also voices the supercomputer!
• No ads, no in-app purchases, no hidden costs. Enjoy all content!
A great story with an interesting, original plot that’s disturbing and thought-provoking in equal measure, I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream is an essential title for any adventure game fan -- and now you can enjoy this cult classic on smartphone and tablet with this specially-adapted version!
This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.
Minor Bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
An Overlooked Classic Ported to iOS
A wonderfully made game made from one of the most horrific stories ever to embrace the world of literature. Harlan Ellison’s “I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream” puts players in the shoes of five different people stuck within the depths of the Earth, tortured by the AI, AM (Allied Mastercomputer.) Each character’s scenario explores their past along with their flaws. The puzzles are difficult (as per any other standard 90s point and click game) and the game explores many themes including grief, psychology, anxiety, eternal damnation, and many others.
The game includes new graphics options that removes the jagged edges from the pixelated sprites, includes a tap control mode along with a classic cursor mode, and two soundtracks that feature the original midi-based ost, along with the remastered ost (missing a couple of tracks.)
The game runs wonderfully on my phone, though the controls are a bit tedious as first. The “positive” theme is also missing from the remastered ost for some odd reason. Otherwise, it’s a great game and I definitely suggest buying it, whether it be on iOS or on your PC.
I originally posted about this game being riddled with bugs and dead-ends, but after taking to the Sierra Online mantra of saving often, it remedied many of the original issues I had uncovered. The game itself has been remastered in a way that looks good and plays decently for a touch device. However, I did have an issue where switching to only subtitles stuck and would not allow me turn back on voices (it required a complete uninstall to remedy, which was greatly frustrating). Other than this, I change my original suggestion of using the GOG version to instead play this game like the old adventure games where you have >at least< 2 different save slots in use (I ran into an issue where I had a saved stuck character, which was quite useless). Regardless of bugs, I am glad this game was ported and available for iOS as it brings an intriguing adventure game to the platform.
Fun old school game with an intriguing story and atmosphere. Some challenging puzzles with an in game hint system (seems like you’re mildly penalized for using it). Biggest issue I’ve found is some game breaking bugs in 1 of the scenarios (I think you can actually start over by drinking some punch but still could use a fix.) also make sure to keep multiple saves and save when your character isn’t doing anything to minimize risk of a bad save. Overall, very recommended retro adventure, just with caveats
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- 893.5 MB
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 7.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- © 2016 Night Dive Studios © 2016 DotEmu SAS, All rights reserved
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