Ultima 7 - The Black Gate

It has been two centuries since the Avatar last appeared in our good kingdom. Some have written that at last it is possible to interpret the tales of the Avatar as they should be, with the proper historical perspective. Some argue that as time moves on, the truth of what actually occurred will fade even further away and that we have a responsibility to preserve the legends as we now know them. However, most agree when it comes to a number of basic theories.
While there are those who maintain that the stories of the Avatar are only myths, practically all credible scholars say that at least some elements of the Avatar’s tales are historical fact. In reality, one need look no further than the Isle of the Avatar to see very persuasive evidence that the Avatar did indeed exist - at least as a person if not as a spiritual being!
It is most likely that there has been more than one Avatar. All of the writings insist that the Avatar who negotiated the peace between Britannia and the gargoyles is the one and same person who first appeared to vanquish the sorcerer Mondain those many years ago. While saying it is most unlikely, historians do not firmly deny the possibility of there having been only on Avatar. After all, our good sovereign monarch, wise Lord British, has himself displayed an amazing longevity!
Whatever interpretation of history proves to be most accurate, it seems undeniable that the Avatar will not return to our fair kingdom. By all indications the age of magic is coming to an end. With the decline on reliability of mages, and with the kingdom turning away from the magical arts, it is doubtful that extreme danger - that which would require an Avatar’s aid to defeat it - will ever return to Britannia. And thankfully so.
Upon us is the age of The Fellowship, in which one does not simply wait in anticipation for a heroic savior when a crisis occurs. In this less spectacular but more practical day, we are left to solve our problems with our own minds and our own will.
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Origin Systems Inc
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  10/24/2013 4:02:00 AM - brejea my mom said it was pretty neat i might try it one day
  2/18/2013 10:53:00 PM - cadleo What is the product # for this game or a link to free play?
  1/3/2013 2:55:00 AM - Clint anyone have a working copy of the lost vale addon for ultima8, let me know my number is 647-405-0337 thanks.
  12/17/2012 3:39:00 AM - nakion It's awesome!
  11/30/2012 4:10:00 AM - Redstar I bought this game and only played about an hour of it. it was too demanding of my system..and lol like 20 years later i want to download a working copy so i can finally play it. i have waited so long! :)
  7/22/2012 7:44:00 PM - Zeurel Go buy this on GoG. This is fantastic masterpiece that deserves your support.
  6/27/2012 9:16:00 PM - Alison I've been playing this game since I was 13 years old and I'm almost 30. All-time favorite PC game, hands down. Running on Exult. <3 (F2 should bring up the cheat menu!)
  6/11/2012 7:24:00 PM - Nathan This is seriously the greatest role-playing game of all time. It makes me sad the games like Skyrim are praised so heavily while offering half of what the Ultima series used to. Not that the game is a bad one by any means but the Ultima series deserves far more recognition than it currently receives.
  5/26/2012 7:21:00 AM - Adam Best game ever
  5/15/2012 12:41:00 PM - I also want to know how to activate cheet menu. And, is there a way to play this FROM your computer?
  4/22/2012 5:47:00 AM - sketch funny
  2/15/2012 4:53:00 PM - thanx
  2/10/2012 6:28:00 PM - guest better than pagan
  2/7/2012 12:21:00 PM - guest how do i activate cheat mode?????
  11/9/2011 7:09:00 PM - Matt Best Game Ever.
  10/6/2011 2:48:00 PM - HK Still runs on the exult engine, if you want to give it a shot!
  7/21/2011 7:54:00 PM - Cacktaw There is no doubt in my mind that this series was the best ever for DOS.
  4/12/2011 10:22:00 PM - BuckROP What a game i haven't been able to make any of my computers run this properly in years. Again what a game. Not great graphics or combat/magic system but the story and open world is umatched best story i've played in a game ever.. Thank you freegameempire and thank you agin Lord British.
  3/13/2011 11:49:00 PM - CrashOptimistic Been meaning to play this again. Now there's no excuse.
  3/12/2011 2:23:00 PM - convicticus I bought this game 3 times.. Had like 4 cloth maps and even a couple of the Ahnk charms that came wih some editions!! Best game ever! I think I learned to read playing this game! lol.. After I discovered the seret warp int the first town trinsic I have probably started 20 games and honestly it kinda took away from the game some being able to get everything in the game in like 5 minutes.. lol.. But I love the site!! I encorage anyone to donate!!
  2/9/2011 5:28:00 AM - oldskool Oh, how I loved to find this website... you guys should be recommended for every game award there is for bringing back such great games... brings back a lot of memories of me wasting time robbing people and killing the ones who fought back!!! GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  11/1/2010 10:56:00 PM - wuzzballs EPIX MAN! PURE EPIX!
  10/24/2010 6:00:00 PM - KillahKentae I could kiss you guys for getting this game up and running! Ive been looking all over for it and previously owned 3 different copies of it and still had a hard time running it and saving my game. Great website you have now I get to play the best ultima ever, which in my opinion was pretty revolutionary with the amount of free roaming and freewill to do as you which. I cant wait to rob the mint! Thanks guys!
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The automatic game launcher applet has been removed because of vast unsolvable false positives antiviruses warnings. Unfortunatelly we are not able to support the automatic launcher applet any more. To keep providing the best experience for our users, we have updated our download packages to be runnable with a single click. Only thing you need to do is download the zip archive, unzip to your game directory and run the game with included "Play NOW.exe" file. For more information see Download Notice
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