Publishers Broderbund
Developers Broderbund
Release date 1985
Genre Educational, Strategy
Game rating
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Game Description

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? is an educational video game released by Broderbund in 1985. It is the first product in the Carmen Sandiego franchise. The game was distributed with The World Almanac and Book of Facts, published by Pharos Books. An enhanced version of the game was released in 1989, which did not have the almanac copy protection but disk based copy protection. A deluxe version was released in 1992, and featured additional animation and a reworked interface from the original version. Some of the bonus features include: “digitized photos from National Geographic, over 3200 clues, music from the Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings, 20 villains, 60 countries, and 16 maps”. CD-ROM versions for MS-DOS and Macintosh were released in 1992, and a Windows version was released in 1994.

Download Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?

We might have the game available for more than one platform. Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? is currently available on these platforms:

DOS (1985)

Where_in_the_World_Is_Carmen_Sandiego_DOS_Files_EN.zip (126.2KB)

How to play on Windows

  1. Download the DOS emulator, DOSBox, and put a shortcut for DOSBox onto your desktop.
  2. Download and Extract Where_in_the_World_Is_Carmen_Sandiego_DOS_Files_EN.zip
  3. Open the “Game Files” folder and drag the file called “CARMEN.EXE” on top of the DOSBox icon and the game should now launch in DOSBox.
  4. Enjoy the game!

Mac (1985)

Where_in_the_World_Is_Carmen_Sandiego_Mac_ROM_EN.zip (33.7MB)

Commodore 64 (1986)

Where_in_the_World_Is_Carmen_Sandiego_C64_ROM_EN.zip (92.6KB)

Amstrad CPC (1990)

Where_in_the_World_Is_Carmen_Sandiego_Amstrad-CPC_ROM_EN.zip (260.9KB)

Additional files, patches and fixes

Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? Mac/Apple IIGD/Amiga Manual (English)

Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? Mac Extras

Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? Screenshots

DOS