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Also known as:
  • Inferno (working title)
  • Descent 1 (informal title)
Category: 3D Shooting
Year: 1994
More details: MobyGames
Part of group:
DOSBox: Supported (show details)
Rating: ****+

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File File type File size Shareware
2,810 kB
(2.74 MB) FAQ
26 kB
(0.02 MB) FAQ
33 kB
(0.03 MB)

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Descent + Descent


1. Unpack the contents of into a temporary folder DOSBox will recognize.
2. Start DOSBox and run install.exe.

For basic instructions on how to set up and use DOSBox, please refer to this guide.

The shareware version includes the first seven levels of the full game.


  • Title screen (image by MrFlibble)
  • The mines' interior has s distinct futuristic space station feel (image by MrFlibble)
  • Entrance hall of the Lunar Outpost Alpha (image by MrFlibble)
  • A lava pool with a red key, guarded by a robot (image by MrFlibble)
  • Fully 3D wireframe map of the level (image by MrFlibble)
  • The Material Defender's ship escapes from the destoyed mine (image by MrFlibble)
  • The Material Defender's sarcastic thoughts during PTMC breifing (image by MrFlibble)
  • Enemy robot specs shown during the briefing (image by MrFlibble)
  • Main menu (image by MrFlibble)

Description (by Eric Savage)

Imagine cruising around in a spacecraft in a world with zero gravity ... it comes as no surprise that you're not sure where your feet are after a few hours of play. The action and graphics are smooth and you maneuvre through tunnels and caverns, blasting away enemies using the special weapons you pick up. Easy to learn and tough to master, especially in the multiplayer mode with equally able human enemies. It's a great 360 degree gaming experience, worth a try.

Cheats (by

Type gabbagabbahey to enable cheat mode, then type any of the following codes to cheat:

ahimsa: Disable enemy fire
astral: Pass through doors (not walls)
bigred: "Super WowieZowie" weapons
bruin: Gain an extra life
buggin: Turbo (high speed) mode
farmerjoe: Warp to another level
flash: Show the path to the exit
guile: Toggle cloaking
honestbob: Gives you all weapons
lunacy: Fast robots (less shooting)
mitzi: Gives you all keys
poboys: Destroy the reactor
porgys: "Mega WowieZowie" weapons
racerx: Toggle God mode
scourger: "WowieZowie" weapons
twilight: Full shields



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