Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar

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Official overview

Prepare yourself for a grand adventure! Ultima™ IV, sixteen times larger than Ultima™ III, is a milestone in computer gaming. Lord British has produced a game to challenge not only your physical and mental skills, but the true fabric of your character.

The evil triad of Mondain, Minax, and the hellspawn Exodus have been vanquished and peace reigns throughout the land of Britannia. Evil yet abounds, but in isolated pockets and in the hearts of men. A new age awaits the coming of one who can conquer evil on all frontiers through mastery of both magic and the use of force. Daemons, dragons, and long-dead wizards still plague the countryside and must be destroyed. The seeker on the path of the Avatar will face hostile groups composed of mixed enemy types and will survive such encounters only by strategic use of weapons and terrain. Earthly victories over seemingly impossible odds lead to the final conflict, where the ultimate challenge - the self - awaits.

Release information


Patches and modifications

Unofficial patches

  • Fenyx4 patch - fixes the bug in Dungeon Hythloth described below.

Known issues

  • The Dungeon Hythloth has bug in which one room in level 6 is broken as it lacks a trigger for the exit wall. This is not a game breaking bug as there is nothing in Hythloth needed to complete the game since it's stone is elsewhere in the game world.

Official compatibility


Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.


OS X 10.6.8 or later. Processor: Intel Core Duo 2GHz+ Memory: 1GB of RAM Graphics: 64MB of video memory Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.

GOG trivia

  • Like Wing Commander 1+2 and Ultima 1+2+3, GOG's installer comes with an outdated version of DOSBox and requires the user to install the latest version.