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The odds are definitely stacked against your character, Robert Foster, from the beginning of Virgin's comic/drama Beneath a Steel Sky.
At the age of six on your first trip out of the City, the helicopter you're in crashes, killing your mother. You are adopted by a group of Outsiders (aptly named because they have no access to the City in this futuristic postapocalyptic tale) who raise you for twenty years in a location known as the Gap.
Life is good until another group of bad guys from the City, known only as Security, rip your world apart by killing your adoptive family and transporting you by helicopter (what else?) back to the City. Once again the helicopter crashes and you survive, escaping from your captors to the top floor of the Security HQ building, with only the circuitboard of your trusty robot, Joey for help.
From this point, your task is to survive life in the City which is covered by a huge steel dome (thus, the title), defeat the evil forces of Security (one of two vast corporations vying for industrial supremacy) and discover who you really are.
Beneath a Steel Sky is a graphic adventure, plot-intensive, that contains subtle British humor as well as satirical references. ~ Michael L. House, All Game Guide