Well executed, original, atmospheric; a touch of genius
There are few adventure games of the era when Beneath a Steel Sky came out that can be said to have the same attention to detail, interesting story that manages to create an attachment between player and game characters and to be so mature in theme, but not a second not playable, not a fun adventure. It's got all these and more, Beneath a Steel Sky and it does it's job within the same confines as all the other early days adventures. The themes, dark and mature, such as psychosis and mental distress do a good job of accentuating the story; the future is a dystopia and truth isn't always what it seems to be; it's a hard job getting to live a life under the totalitarian regime that governs this game's world, and as you'll find out, it's all out there, definitely worth exploring. So, more so that the game is free on GOG, you should try it; it's not exceptional graphically, or rather, it's type of old school excellence might no longer be viewed as such by those that have gotten their fair share of HD gaming, but once you let the story envelop you, with it's 1984 (Orwell's novel) in the future vibe, you'll soon find out that you're onto something truly special. For a somewhat good alternative, download Broken Sword, which definitely is just as playable and fun, even if the atmosphere is less darkly.