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Exile: Escape From the Pit v2.0 for Windows

  • "Exile offers an easygoing point-and-click interface; pleasant, if unambitious, graphics; ... literate prose; and a vast scope." - PC Games, Nov. 1996
  • "From the top of its head to the tip of its toes, the game shows a lot of class." - Computer Games Strategy Plus, Dec. 1996
  • "Exile is a game that Ultima aficionados should put at the top of their download list." - Computer Player


Exile: Escape From the Pit is the first game in the Exile trilogy, which takes place in the strange subterranean world of Exile. Exile is populated by the misfits and malcontents of the surface world, people who were forever banished to the underworld for being too strange, or too antisocial, or having too many incorrect opinions.
This is the fate you have just suffered, and it is up to you what to do from here. Will you try to escape the strange prison of Exile, will you try to gain power and save your fellow exiles from the monsters that threaten them, or will you try to gain revenge on the Empire that cast you below? It's up to you!

To download the full version of Exile, click on Download Exile below. The file is about 1.7 MB. Once you have it, run EXILE20.EXE to decompress it. The file INSTALL.EXE will appear. Run it to install Exile.

This game might not be compatible with some certain recent versions of the Windows operating system. For more details, consult our Compatibility Guide.

This game is now free to play.

Text IconDescription of Exile Text iconExile FAQ

 Troubleshooting FAQ for all our exile games.

The complete Exile: Escape from the Pit Hint Book is available for free here on our site.

Note for Windows XP (and later) Users -"16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem" Error

Some people have had a problem with our older games not running on Windows XP. Trying to run the game gives an error similar to this one:

16-bit MS-DOS Subsystem path to the program that you are trying to start or install C:\Windows\System32\config.nt The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.

This problem is caused by several files in your operating system being damaged. (This damage can be caused by, among other things, a Trojan horse.) More information about the problem can be found here.

We current have working versions of the damaged files available here. Download them, uncompress them, and copy them into the Windows\System32 folder.

Alternately, you can learn more about this problem and how to repair it using your Windows system disks from Microsoft.

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