|Ultima VII: The Black Gate|
|Rating(s)||"Voluntarily rated MP-13 (For Mature Players)"|
|Expansion pack(s)||Ultima VII: Forge of Virtue|
|Preceded by||Ultima VI: The False Prophet|
|Followed by||Ultima VII Part Two: Serpent Isle|
After being taunted by a mysterious being who calls himself The Guardian, a moongate appears. The Avatar arrives back in Britannia once more, and is immediately confronted with a grisly murder. As he investigates he discovers this is more than just a simple murder. The world is changed from his last visit: magic is failing and unpredictable, the moongates are malfunctioning, and in fact the whole land is in danger of falling prey to The Guardian.
The game was quickly followed by the Forge of Virtue expansion disk which added the Isle of Fire, and the following year the pseudo-sequel Ultima VII Part Two: Serpent Isle was released. In 1994 a totally different version called Ultima: The Black Gate was released for the Super Nintendo, replacing murders with kidnapping and utterly redesigning the world map, among other changes. In 2006 this version was released for the PlayStation Portable as part of EA Replay.
Table of Contents
Age of Darkness: I: The First Age of Darkness · II: The Revenge of the Enchantress · III: Exodus
Age of Enlightment: IV: Quest of the Avatar · V: Warriors of Destiny (NES) · VI: The False Prophet
Age of Armageddon: VII: The Black Gate (Forge of Virtue) · VII Part Two: Serpent Isle (The Silver Seed) · VIII: Pagan · IX: Ascension