Phantasmagoria (1995)

About This Game

The game was made when interactive movie games were at the peak of their popularity, with the release of such popular computer games as Wing Commander III and Under a Killing Moon. In this single-player game, the player controls protagonist Adrienne Delaney, who is always on the screen.

The player can click certain areas of the screen to control her movements or make her explore specific places and objects. The camera angles and rooms change depending on where the player moves Adrienne. The game includes only four mouse commands: look (which changes to “talk to” when selecting a person), pick up item, use item, and walk.


The mouse cursor is always an arrow, unlike in most earlier Sierra On-Line games, in which the cursor could be changed to represent different functions (like walk, hand, and eye) by right-clicking. The cursor turns red when it passes over an area where the user can click to perform an action.

Once the action has been completed, the cursor will not turn red again.Objects in the game can be picked up by clicking on them or interacting with them in a film sequence, after which the item automatically goes into the inventory. If an object is small enough that it can be easily missed, a pulsing glow occasionally surrounds it to draw attention to it.


  • A thrilling storyline designed by a professional writer – Roberta Williams
  • One of the first games utilizing full-motion video technology so well
  • See for yourself what caused so much controversy around this game!

Game Details

Genre Adventure – TPP – Horror
Works on Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10)
Languages Audio only: English
Released July 31, 1995
Size 1.8 GB
Company Sierra / Activision

System Requirements

Minimum system requirements – Windows:

Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 256MB RAM (512 recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard.


Phantasmagoria (1995)

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