|You're a private detective who finds a lot of
monsters under an old factory. The makers digitised real weapons (and your hand)
and by looking at the textures you can see that they were inspired by real-
life, not by drawings. Still the graphics don't reach the level set by Doom and
are pixelated. There are some puzzles which are not very interesting.
Although the levels remind people of System Shock, Hidden Below never
reaches the quality of that game or Doom. It features VGA graphics which
incorporate varying sized rooms and diagonally-angled walls. It is reputed to be
the first PC first-person shooter in which you can look up and down. Sound is
16-bit and includes digitised speech. There are 20 big levels with changing
textures, 40 different opponents with individual AI, auto-mapping to activate,
and last but not least 14 different weapon systems. Rendered cut scenes aiming
to use the full potential of the CD-ROM technology are included. Unusually for
the FPS genre, a score is kept and high scores are recorded.