The Nomad Soul
From page 83 of Classic Rock Magazine February 2000
PC Compatible (Eidos, £29.99) ***** Bearing in mind what usually happens when he forays out of the recording studio, the thought of a computer game centred around David Bowie doesn't bode very well. Thankfully,'The Nomad Soul' is a sprawling epic of a game, a heady mixture of'Tomb Raider7Tekken' and 'Quake' that manages to escape the collaboration relatively unscathed.
Muddled up somehow in the daft plot involving soul-eating demons and reincarnation is our Dave. Initially, youl encounter him as the appallingly dressed frontman of The Dreamers a combo playing tracks from his 'hours..? album in bars around town along with Reeves Gabrels on guitar. Persevere though and Bowie is revealed as Boz a cyber-god leader of the demonfighting resistance movement and ham actor extraordinaire. Lavish graphics, a lengthy challenge and an immersive, city environment make 'The Nomad Soul' worthy of a look on its own merits.
However, if it takes the thought of conversing with a virtual-being to swing it for you then you're already beyond help. Daniel Silver