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The Black Sanctum

Black Sanctum, The - Cover art

Encounter the forces of black magic as you roam around an old 18th century monastery. If you like suspense, you’ll love searching out and destroying the evil in this classic tale.


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Posted by Nico2021 on Mar 21, 2021
Of all the early andventures this one and Calixto Island from same developer are the most accessible. No red herrings, very easy mazes and they are short and fun to play. With a little effort they can be completed without a guide. I recommend those two games...

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Adventure Games by Stephen O’Dea and Bob Withers

Game Information

Platform PC, Retro
Perspective First-Person
Control Text parser
Gameplay Text adventure
Genre Horror
Theme Supernatural
Graphic Style Stylized art
Presentation Illustrated text
Action (Compulsory) -
Red Flags -
Media 5.25" floppies

The Black Sanctum by Stephen O’Dea and Bob Withers - Adventure Game

The Black Sanctum is an adventure game, released in 1981 by Stephen O’Dea and Bob Withers. The Black Sanctum has a Stylized art style and uses a Text parser control scheme. Adventure Gamers have not yet published a review of The Black Sanctum, meanwhile the community rating for The Black Sanctum is Good.
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