Editable Codex

US box

Ultima Collection box (Japanese)

The Ultima Collection is a compilation of games that contains all the main Ultima games released up to the point of its release; that is, Ultima I to Ultima VIII. The collection does not include Savage Empire, Martian Dreams, Ultima Underworld, and Ultima Underworld II. It was released on February 17th, 1998.

The Ultima Collection was the last official release of any of these games by Electronic Arts or Origin, which has made this highly sought after by enthusiasts and collectors.

The Ultima Collection was later included in the Ultima Complete Japanese compilation, and in the Dragon Edition of Ultima IX.

A companion guide, Prima's Official Guide to Ultima Collection, was published at the same time that this compilation.

Included with the game[]

Together with the game in a CD came the following things:

  • An install guide
  • The "Ultima Atlas", which consists of black-and-white photocopies of the maps of the games.

CD contents[]

The CD included in the release contained the following materials:

Japanese Version[]

The Japanese edition came out with a vastly different game box (pictured), and included an simple manual,instead of original manuals and maps which created for Japanese version. Also, it had a special edition with the covers of all the games as game cards. It included Japanese version of Ultima I to VI and VIII which traslated into Japanese,and I to V are re-programmed from scratch with new graphics.The exception of Ultima VII which was never translated to Japanese.Akalabeth isn't included this package.