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Alter Ego (Windows)

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Set in town of Plymouth, South England, in 1894, the events of this adventure game introduce two main playable characters. One of them is Timothy Moor, a young ordinary thief who came to town as a black passenger on a ship and was brought into the town in handcuffs. Another is Detective Bristol, an English gentleman, the personification of law and hard-edged justice.

Timothy's only dream is to reach America, where he wants to start a new life, while Detective Bristol wants to build a successful career. Both of them are unfamiliar with each other and they will meet at some point to solve the mysterious case about multiple murders.

The local noble, William Lewis, known as "White Beast", was buried, but his corpse disappears. He was probably a maniac who killed people, but he was never accused, and community became scared. Detective Bristol investigates this case, while Timothy Moor wants to leave the town performing some steal jobs. The number of dead people is increased with investigation, and everything becomes rather mysterious than clear...

The gameplay is similar to the Black Mirror series. Player controls the character in 3rd person perspective view, selects with mouse the active spots to look at or interact with, talks to the characters, and moves between locations.

There are 9 chapters in the game. Player controls Timothy Moor in most of them, while several chapters are dedicated to Detective Bristol. Characters speak and sound their thoughts, which are sometimes very opposite to the speech.


Alter Ego Windows Map of Plymouth
Alter Ego Windows Bristol examines broken door of Lewis` crypt
Alter Ego Windows First victim is found
Alter Ego Windows Title and Main Menu (in Russian)

Alternate Titles

  • "Alter Ego: Dark Adventure" -- German tag-lined title

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Critic Reviews

Adventures United May 01, 2010 74 out of 100 74
PC Games (Germany) May 14, 2010 71 out of 100 71
GameStar (Germany) Mar 26, 2010 70 out of 100 70
GameLand Apr 22, 2010 7 out of 10 70
4Players.de Mar 26, 2010 66 out of 100 66
BestGamer.ru Mar 03, 2010 6.2 out of 10 62
Girl Gamers UK Jun 06, 2011 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
Playground.ru Mar 23, 2010 5.2 out of 10 52
Thunderbolt Games Aug 19, 2010 4 out of 10 40
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Aug 09, 2010 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20


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POMAH (36361) added Alter Ego (Windows) on Apr 26, 2010