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'Four Horsemen of Apocalypse' (PC/CONSOLE) Info & Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2002 @ 4:08 a.m. PST

In a timeless battle for the fate of the Earth and all humanity, the player assumes the role of the archangel Abaddon (name meaning “Destroyer”). Set in a dark contemporary environment, the fallen angel faces possessed zealots, demons and four giant, eternal forces of the Apocalypse: Pestilence, War, Famine, and Death. During this epic struggle, Abaddon must find and protect the three humans known as the Chosen. By strategically using and combining the powers of the Chosen, the archangel prepares for the ultimate battle against the Horsemen. Hand-to-hand, sword, and projectile combat combine with fantastic abilities to create a surreal, cinematic experience. Check out some screens, art, sketches and story ...


“And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat upon him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death and with the beasts of the earth. And so, the Four Horsemen were unleashed as foretold, and their names are Famine, Pestilence, War and Death.”

“I am the line that separates life from death, war from peace and good from evil. I am known as Abaddon. And though I walk through the shadow of death I shall fear no evil...”

“…because evil fears me.”

Abaddon stands between humanity and the destruction promised by the Horsemen’s coming.

He does not stand alone – for three mortals are born with the power to aid the archangel – and they are known as the “Chosen.” Unlike the Horsemen, the Chosen are unaware of their innate abilities and must be persuaded by Abaddon to defend mankind. Only if they can be found and brought together will Abaddon have a chance to defeat the Horsemen and banish them back to Hell.

The race is on: Abaddon must find the Chosen and act as their guardian against the Horsemen’s deadly power. Victory will fall to the Horsemen if they can kill any of the Chosen before their abilities are awakened and combined. If this comes to pass the world will perish in the fires of the Armageddon.

Key Features

  • Incredible gore and destruction effects including dismemberment of body parts, realistic exit wounds, dynamic holes in objects and people, morph animations, melting, and blood splatters
  • Diverse weaponry including swords for melee combat, automatic weapons and projectiles for ranged combat and magic (slow time) that combine into spectacular cinematic violence
  • Mature content with adult themes, brief nudity and extreme violence
  • Incredible deaths (finishing moves) and Hollywood-style combat choreographed and performed by the SmashCut Action Team (“The Matrix,” “Fight Club,” “The Crow”)
  • 18+ levels of photo-realistic play that sweeps players through gothic environments, the post-apocalypse of World War III, and the depths of Hell itself


Abaddon – An archangel and drifter welcome in neither Heaven nor Hell, Abaddon straddles the line between good and evil. When the Horsemen are released, he will stop at nothing to find the Chosen and save mankind from destruction.

Jesse Horner - Jesse is a prostitute and the first of the Chosen. Although only 18 years old, she's street-smart and tough. But her heart of gold will not only help defeat the horsemen, it will also redeem her soul.

Jimmy Ray Flint – Truck driver, serial killer, Chosen. Son of a preacher, Jimmy received God’s calling at the age of 22. He has killed more than 19 men, women and children that he claims were all demons sent from Hell to ring in the Apocalypse. Only Abaddon knows that he’s right.

Senator Anderson Scott – His lust for power starts the Horsemen on their journey. After the Horsemen are unleashed, he realizes that he is also one of the Chosen. Can the corrupt politician put aside his greed and halt the wheels of destruction? Only through Anderson’s assistance can Abaddon and the other Chosen defeat the Horsemen.

Simon Bisley (Character Designer)

Simon Bisley, world famous comic book artist, started his career when he signed up with 2000 AD, a British comic book company, where he was assigned “ABC Warriors” and “Sláine.” Following his success in the U.K., Simon was soon discovered by American comic book publisher DC Comics, and began his award winning work on “Lobo,” “Batman” and “Judge Dredd.” He has collaborated on several comic book projects, often as a cover artist, for highly successful titles such as “Melting Pot,” “Death Dealer,” “Aliens,” “Bad Boy,” “Bodycount,” “F.A.K.K. 2” and “Jaguar God.” Simon has also provided character design to Hollywood by working with Stan Winston for “Galaxy Quest” and the “Time Machine” remake as well as designing the “Heavy Metal 2000” movie and numerous “Heavy Metal” magazine covers.

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