Codex Gamicus
Obitus Cover.jpg
Developer(s) Scenario Developments
Publisher(s) Psygnosis, Bullet-Proof Software
Designer Designer Missing
status Status Missing
Release date 1991
Genre Role-playing game
Mode(s) Single-player
Age rating(s)
Platform(s) Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Super NES
Arcade system Arcade System Missing
Media ROM Cartridge, 3½-inch floppy disk
Input Keyboard
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough
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In-game screenshot

Obitus is a computer game by Psygnosis, released in early 1991 for Amiga, Atari ST and DOS systems. It was also ported for the Super NES, by Bullet-Proof Software.

The player takes on the role of medieval history lecturer Wil Mason, whose car breaks down while he drives through Snowdonia in a storm. He seeks refuge in a deserted tower, only to wake up in a strange world.

Obitus is essentially a computer role-playing game, but with some arcade-style action as well. It combines several graphics styles and perspectives.

Reviewer David Upchurch gave the Amiga version a score of 830 (out of a possible 1000), praising the graphics and gameplay, but noting that it may not appeal to hard-core RPG enthusiasts.


  • Upchurch, David (March 1991). Obitus (review of Amiga version). ACE, p. 52.