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The 7th Guest

MobyRank MobyScore
iPad
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4.5
DOS
73
3.7
iPhone
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3.9

User Reviews

A CD-ROM Classic DOS ETJB (447)
Technologically groundbreaking, but mentally frustrating. DOS Trixter (8736)
Creepingly eerie... and worth a look... DOS Chris Martin (1098)
Are you serious? DOS Joakim Kihlman (270)
One bat! Hahahahahaha! DOS Ashley Pomeroy (233)
Mr Stauf and company. DOS Scott Monster (922)
One of the most memorable experiences of my life. DOS Tomer Gabel (4388)
One of the first Interactive games Windows Nick Johnson (18)
First good puzzle game! Windows jeremy lindquist (3)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
CD-i 6 4.3
DOS 102 3.7
iPad 3 4.5
iPhone 3 3.9
Linux Awaiting 1 votes...
Macintosh 6 4.1
Windows 26 3.7
Combined MobyScore 146 3.7


The Press Says

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100
DOSAdventure Advocate
Αν σήμερα τα παιχνίδια είναι εντυπωσιακά από πλευράς εικόνας, τότε απλά το «The 7th guest» υπήρξε το εντυπωσιακότερο όλων εκείνη την εποχή, μιας και είχε υπέροχα prerendered γραφικά, και εξαιρετικά δουλεμένα FMVs που συνδυάζονταν για να δημιουργήσουν μια εξαιρετικά επιβλητική και δυσοίωνη ατμόσφαιρα. Τα χρώματα, ο φωτισμός, οι πίνακες (ένα και ένα για την απόδοση της αιωρούμενης απειλής που αποπνέει ο χώρος) και η ροή της κίνησης είχαν δουλευτεί ως την τελευταία λεπτομέρεια. Το παιχνίδι αυτό πέραν του εμπορικού σκοπού του έκρυβε πολύ μεράκι μέσα του.
100
CD-iGamePro (US)
This gorgeous game marks a new standard in digitized, computer-rendered games. If only other CD-base game systems could live up to 7th Guest, then every gamer would be able to experience the joy of a well-conceived, beautifully created game. For now, CD-i owners lucked out.
94
CD-iInterface
Vaskamansäja? Man kan egentligen inte göra annat än hålla tyst och stillsamt gråta inom sig av lycka. Briljant räcker inte. Ultraschysst räcker inte. Megasuperhäftigtgigacool räcker nästan, men inte riktigt. Om ni tänker er ordet "BRA" skrivet med åttiofem meter höga bokstäver av rosa frigolit kantat med lagerkransar, så kanske ni får en svag aning om hur det ligger till. Jag kan inte rå för att jag har våta drömmar om "The 7th Guest" kombinerat med en 250-tums TV och samma ljudanläggningar som Guns 'n' Roses använder. Jag kan inte det. Heders. Dessutom är det en välgjord story. Man skulle i det här läget kunna säga att det är ett ganska bra spel. Och så är det.
93
CD-ineXGam
7th Guest zeigt beeindruckend die Stärken des CD-is. Bombenstimmung, super Soundtrack und eine Grafikkulisse die anno 1994 absolut einzigartig auf Konsolen war, wenn auch nur vorberechnet - dank DVC Karte auch in voller PAL Auflösung und bei 16,7 Mio. Farben. Wer auf Grafikadventures steht und auch eine schöne und spannende Story zu schätzen weiß, kommt an 7th Guest nicht vorbei. Wenn es auch nicht viele gute Spiele auf dem CD-i gibt, so ist 7th Guest neben Burn Cycle sicher ein Kaufgrund für Philips gescheiterte Multimedia-Schleuder.
90
DOSGénération 4
The Seventh Guest est donc le plus beau jeu jamais vu sur ordinateur à ce jour, et vaudrait déjà le détour rien que pour sa réalisation. Mais c'est en plus un jeu passionnant, qui fonctionne très bien, et fera passer de longues heures devant leur micro à ceux qui comprennent quand même bien l'anglais.
90
DOSAll Game Guide
The 7th Guest was definitely before its time and it shows. It's a game that will go down in computer game history (it already has) as being one of the most innovative and groundbreaking games of all time. The story, acting and script are well done, the puzzles are fabulous and the atmosphere is dark and immersive. This is a classic and any computer owner who enjoys mysteries would be making a terrible mistake not to own a copy of it.
90
MacintoshAll Game Guide
You may get frustrated by some of the puzzles, but this game will keep you coming back for more.
80
WindowsJust Games Retro
I would hesitate to call 7th an adventure game. I would consider an adventure game to be one whose primary purpose is unraveling a story. 7th is really a collection of mini-games loosely tied together by a rapier-thin plot and not-so-captivating mystery. The developers could just as easily have included a “quick mode” where solving one puzzle immediately takes you to the next, and you would have missed nothing but some attractive rooms and a couple of ghosts. I say this to warn you against picking up 7th and expecting a typical adventure. Think of it more as a well-made and reasonably entertaining CG interactive riddle book and decide accordingly.
80
DOSTechtite
However, its graphics were top notch, music by "The Fat Man" was some of his best, and puzzles were unique, to say the least; one different puzzle for every room of the mansion. The ending was confusing, though acceptable. The game was even upgraded to a version more compatible with modern Windows 95/98 machines; thanks!
80
DOSPelit
Vaikka seikkailupelifanaatikot voivatkin pettyä pelin tyylistä, minusta The 7th Guestin idea on virkistävän omaperäinen. Jos käyttöliittymä olisi parempi ja puzzlejen ratkaisu nopeampaa, olisi peli huippulaatua.
80
CD-iThe CD-i Collective
The only complaint you may have against it, as with most games of this genre, is the lack of replay. While many of the puzzles do offer multiple ways to solve them, the story never changes. But, the story is so involving, you may find yourself just jumping right back in again right after solving it.
80
MacintoshTap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks
All in all, if Shivers is like a Tim Burton film, I'd have to say The 7th Guest is the Roger Corman of adventure games, mostly from the creepy, second-tier acting and costumes, like Fall of the House of Usher, a three-star Corman effort that is still relegated to American International release versus a major studio.
80
MacintoshHigh Score
Det här är en mycket lyckad kombination av en bra spelidé och överbra grafik. Trots buggarna (oförlåtligt men överkomligt) är The 7th Guest högst spelbart och rekommenderas varmt.
80
CD-iElectronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Wow! If you've never heard of 7th Guest before, you're in for a shock. The graphics are simply mind-blowing with beautifully rendered scenes of the Stauff mansion. While simply walking around and playing puzzles at various points seems boring, just fire this puppy up and you'll be hooked. The music adds a creepy side to the game so I wouldn't suggest playing with the lights off. A great game with no real replay value.
80
DOSJust Games Retro
Anyone who entered into a software store around 1993 has probably heard of, or vaguely remembers, The 7th Guest. Its hype and sales roughly equal those of Myst, and probably would have remained just as legendary, if it hadn't turned into something of a one-hit-wonder. Otherwise, 7th (I refuse to call it by its cutesy-ass marketing name T7G - "heeeey guys, lets go play some teee-seven-geee!") and Myst stand together as the leaders of 1990s Nu-adventure - each of the two setting up a unique gameplay mechanic to replace aging text-based systems and take advantage of new graphical capabilities.
80
WindowsTap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks
All in all, if Shivers is like a Tim Burton film, I'd have to say The 7th Guest is the Roger Corman of adventure games, mostly from the creepy, second-tier acting and costumes, like Fall of the House of Usher, a three-star Corman effort that is still relegated to American International release versus a major studio.
77
DOSAdventure Lantern
The 7th Guest is a game that should be almost exclusively played for its puzzles. The game has very noticeable problems with its storyline and its atmosphere. However, if you like solving puzzles, it can still be a great deal of fun to play. It is a distinct experience that remains surprisingly playable to this day. The 7th Guest is significant for its structure and intense focus on puzzles. It will not be the best game in your collection and it certainly does not have the plot depth you will enjoy in many other adventure games. However, if you missed this game when it was originally released and if you like adventure games that feature lots of puzzles, The 7th Guest is definitely worth a look.
75
iPadSlide to Play
The 7th Guest is a terrific trip down memory lane. It’s also a totally decent puzzle game, even if you might need to consult a walkthrough occasionally.
75
WindowsMystery Manor
This was a fun game to play for perhaps 6-10 hours. With little story or exploration, it is only marginally in the genre of adventure games. It is a great game for the puzzles, and if you like cheesy “B” grade horror flicks, you’ll love the melodrama.
75
DOSJust Adventure
Play this game if you're in the mood for good puzzles and good cheesy fun. This genre-defining game is well worth a look if you missed it the first time around.
73
DOSPC Games (Germany)
Die Techniker haben ganze Arbeit geleistet - das muß auch ein Kritiker eingestehen. Trotzdem bleibt zu überlegen, was den Reiz eines Computerspiels eigentlich ausmacht: War da außer der Grafik und dem Sound - also der technischen Verpackung - nicht noch irgend etwas anderes? Was konnte eine ganze Generation vor gut zehn Jahren wochenlang an einen Homecomputer fesseln, in dem komplette Spiele mit weniger Speicherplatz auskommen mußten, als heutzutage ein einziges Bild einer 3D-Sequenz? Für meine Begriffe sollte eine tolle technische Präsentation dazu dienen, eine interessante Spielidee zu unterstreichen. Bei “The 7th Guest“ drängt sich der Eindruck auf, hier wäre zuerst die “Verpackung“ entstanden und im Nachhinein der Inhalt. Wenn die Zukunft der Computerspiele wirklich so aussehen sollte - 22 lasche Rätsel in einem Gigabyte Glanzpapier - dann wird es wohl doch wieder Zeit, meinen alten C64 vom Dachboden zu holen.
70
iPhoneRPGFan
Bad ports are always disappointing, but puzzle lovers can still find enjoyment in this one.
70
CD-iPower Unlimited
Horror-thriller met schitterende computergraphics, full-motion videobeelden en gesproken woord / muziek in hifi-stereo. Het verhaal is behoorlijkeng en de puzzels razend moeilijk. De nadruk ligt dan ook meer op denkwerk dan op actie.
70
CD-iJoystick (French)
Le plus beau jeu actuellement sur CD-I/FMV. A éviter uniquement si le mot "casse-tête" vous donne la nausée.
70
DOSPower Play
Wer seine Freunde von den Vorteilen eines PCs als Spielemaschine überzeugen möchte, sollte vor versammelter Mannschaft mal ein Stündchen als The 7th Guest durch Virgins Multimedia-Gruselhaus stapfen. Die nötige Hardware unterm Tisch (siehe Kasten) beeindrucken die Super-VGA-Bilder nebst digitalen Edelsound auch den härtesten Spielefeind. Allerdings täuscht die edle High-Tech-Verpackung auf Dauer nicht über ein paar Probleme hinweg, mit denen der exzessive Gruselkrieger zu kämpfen hat.
65
iPhoneMultiplayer.it
Tralasciando tutto il discorso sull'aspetto tecnico e grafico del gioco che soffre purtroppo moltissimo per i suoi 17 anni di vecchiaia e pur volendo rimanere focalizzati sugli enigmi incontriamo non poche negatività. I puzzle hanno sicuramente una buona varietà ma rimangono numericamente pochi e afflitti da uno spettro di difficoltà molto ampio ma senza alcun tipo di continuità. E come se questo non bastasse, gran parte del tempo impiegato a risolverli viene invece perso nel tentativo di capire come funzionino. In conclusione ci sentiamo di consigliare il gioco solo a chi l'ha adorato in passato o ama così tanto puzzle ed enigmi che non ha paura di farsi scoraggiare dai difetti elencati nella recensione.
62
DOSAdventure's Planet
The 7th Guest va dunque considerato per ciò che è: un antesignano nel genere dei cosiddetti film interattivi. Per il resto lo potreste tranquillamente considerare alla stregua di una Settimana Enigmistica, con un po' più di atmosfera. Personalmente ve lo consiglio per cultura personale e per trascorrere qualche ora in compagnia di abbordabilissimi rompicapo.
62
DOSPC Player (Germany)
Sensation oder Scharlatanerie? Ich neige fast zur zweiten Meinung, denn 700 MByte Verpackung für 22 Denksportaufgaben ist einfach nur dreist.
60
iPhoneApp Spy
The 7th Guest is almost exclusively destined for iOS devices of fans of the original release and while the challenge is certainly worthy of modern audiences, the way in which the narrative is presented is not.
60
DOSDatormagazin
Grafiken är underbart vacker och ljudet är jättebra. Själva spelet är dock medelmåttigt.
60
DOSAdventure Gamers
Technology comes and goes; graphics once dazzling will fade, and then all a game has to rest on is its story and the intrigue of its challenges. Take a look around our forum sometime and see how many people list games like Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Father or the older Tex Murphy games amoung their favourites, and you will realize that people love those games despite their now inferior graphics, because they have great stories and challenging puzzles. That is why The 7th Guest was almost a great game.
60
WindowsAdventure Gamers
The 7th Guest is as famous and significant a game as Myst—well, almost. Released a year before Myst in 1993, it had the same kind of luminous graphics wound around a familiar point & click format. It tantalized users with a siren song of perspicuous graphics and open exploration. Gamers flocked to game stores clamoring for it. However, that is where the similarities between the two games end. Now some years later, Myst has proved a durable survivor of the adventure game exodus, still holding a great deal of its original appeal, while The 7th Guest has slowly faded into obscurity.
40
WindowsRetroguiden
Idag kan det rekommenderas till fans av casual-spel som går igång på pussel. De som förväntar sig ett äventyrsspel med en tydlig och central handling göre sig icke besvär.
40
DOSAdventure Classic Gaming
The 7th Guest has written itself into the history book as the “killer app” that hails the introduction of CD-ROM technology. It is a graphical adventure extravaganza but fails to deliver a succinct story and original puzzle play. Who wants to be The 7th Guest?
25
CD-iThe Video Game Critic
Much like the early Alone in the Dark games, the developers failed to understand that bright, clean, colorful rooms just aren't very scary. Even the "surprise" animated clips that are supposed to be intense fall flat. 7th Guest is a novel concept, but despite its good looks, there's not much of a game here.