This game is the fourth in the Ultima franchisee of RPG. Ultima IV won numerous applauds for its shift in gameplay compared to the existing Ultima series and with a much better concrete story-line. Initially released 1985 for the Apple II, the developers worked and made the game available on more than 12 platfroms later on. Developed and Published by Origin Systems, the game was ranked at No.2 by Computer Gaming World in 1996 on their Best Games of all time list. Even the games designer, Richard Garriott considers this to be his personal favorite among the Ultima franchisee.