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Blade Runner (Windows)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.1
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? MasterMegid (897) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
Westwood dreams of electric sheep Zovni (9360) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
Human or replicant? Damn if I know... אולג 小奥 (168701) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars
A Good Game, but could have been SO much better... Michael Palomino (152) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars
A member of my personal "Hall of Fame" Jeanne (75627) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Whether or not you saw the movie, it doesn't matter *Katakis* (37801) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
A great looking game with an absolutely clue-less storyline. Les Nessman (263) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars
Do Adventure Gamers Dream of Electric Sheep? ETJB (447) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
I loved it 6 years ago. I love it now. Terrence Bosky (5235) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
Another game that didn't live up to its potential. William Shawn McDonie (1152) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.2
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.2
Overall MobyScore (141 votes) 4.1


The Press Says

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100
Puntaeclicca.it
Dire che questo gioco è bello, è sminuirlo: è spettacolare, coinvolgente, permette veramente al giocatore di immedesimarsi e soprattutto ha una grande interattività per la quale abbiamo la netta sensazione di essere noi stessi a guidare gli eventi e a decidere sul nostro destino. Un gioco che non dovrebbe mancare in nessuna collezione di avventure grafiche.
100
Just Adventure
Overall I found Blade Runner to be one of the most enjoyable games that I've ever played. It had mystery, suspense, ambiance, attitude, and the ability to keep me entertained for hours on end. Every now and again I still get a hankering to play again to see a different ending. Blade Runner is a game which was truly made to withstand the tests of time. If you ever find yourself in a position of decision making involving Blade Runner, my only advice is to buy it and play it, because you are sure to love it.
100
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
I'm not a huge fan of Ridley Scott's film, and I figured Blade Runner would end up like most film-based computer games -- a product that had been so inflated by hype and false promises it would burst under the pressure, leaving gamers with a flimsy skin of a game. I'm sorry I prejudged it the way I did. The truth is, Blade Runner is a killer adventure game, one that transcends its movie license by offering an original storyline, solid interface, and enough thrills to keep any gamer engaged into the wee hours. If you're looking to buy an adventure game, this is the one.
98
Electric Games
Blade Runner is as close to perfect as a game gets. Pixelation in the graphic detail of the animated characters at close range is easily my biggest complaint about this game. Every detail has been painstakingly worked out to recreate the Blade Runner world as closely as possible. This is not only one of the best adventure games I've played, it's one of the best GAMES I've played. Bottom Line: Blade Runner contains a level of detail never before seen in a computer game. The Los Angeles of 2019 featured in the Blade Runner film is brought to the PC as closely as it possibly could have been done. Everything about the game hits right on target. Dynamic character creation at the beginning of a new game allows for replayability not often seen in an adventure game. Pixelation of characters at close range is the only down side to one of the best, most ambitious games ever produced.
95
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Dit spel is werkelijk een pareltje dat door geen enkele adventure fanaat mag worden gemist.
94
Svenska PC Gamer
Förhoppningsvis gör inte avsaknaden av uppmärksamhet att det här suveräna spelet går spårlöst förbi: det är djärvt, nyskapande, inspirerande och briljant utformat. Det gör filmen rättvisa.
93
RPGFan
Executed with the utmost quality, Blade Runner never fails to entertain and the plot twists are light-years ahead of what's seen in most RPG's. There's only one small problem. Thanks to the game's nine or so endings (all of which are almost completely different) the plot branches off a lot, and sometimes important questions don't seem to be answered. But that can be easily overlooked due to the sheer quality of the writing.
92
PC Games (Germany)
Zugegeben, ich war auch anfangs skeptisch, ob sich Westwood mit seinen Behauptungen nicht ein wenig weit aus dem Fenster gelehnt hat. Letztlich können die Jungs aus Las Vegas aber mit einem lachenden Auge auf die kritischen Stimmen zurückblicken, denn Blade Runner wird den hohen Erwartungen mehr als gerecht. Das brillante Spielsystem, das mehr einen packenden Thriller als ein klassiches Adventure inszeniert, kann auf Anhieb begeistern und bietet ausreichend Faszination, um immer wieder ein Spiel zu starten. Mit Abstrichen bei der Darstellung der Personen ist die Grafik geradezu sensationell – vor allem die zahlreichen Effekte tragen sehr viel zur einzigartigen Atmosphäre bei. Blade Runner könnte eine neue Adventure-Generation einläuten.
92
Privat Computer PC
Trods voldsomme grafikkrav må Blade Runner siges at være et glimrende spil, der havner direkte på listen over alle tiders bedste adventure-spil.
91
Power Play
„Blade Runner“ ist einfach eine Wucht! Schon der an den Film angelehnte Vorspann schafft eine unglaubliche Atmosphäre, die im eigentlichen Spiel aufrechterhalten wird. Des weiteren ist die grafische Opulenz dieses Titels überwältigend. Nicht nur die Handlungsschauplätze des Films werden detailgetreu präsentiert, auch die stimmungsvollen Videosequenzen können begeistern und zeichnen sich durch eine hervorragende Animation der Figuren aus. Im tatsächlichen Spiel sind die Charaktere selbst zwar nicht mehr so schön anzusehen wie in Cut Scenes, doch das läßt sich locker verschmerzen. Auch bei der Synchronisation und der musikalischen Untermalung hat man sich Mühe gegeben, so daß „Blade Runner“ unterm Strich ein hinsichtlich der Präsentation überragendes Produkt ist. Lediglich die Spieltiefe wird vielleicht dem einen oder anderen Hardcore-Abenteuer ein wenig dünn erscheinen. Da ich aber nicht zu dieser Fraktion gehöre, ist „Blade Runner“ für mich die perfekte Unterhaltung.
91
Game Revolution
Blade Runner -- an absolutely amazing movie. With visuals so strong and moral questions so deep, its no wonder it's a classic. Based on the book "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Blade Runner was the epitome of science-fiction bliss. The film, 15 years old now, had amazing effects for its time, and had one of the greatest soundtracks to boot. Filled with voigt-kampff tests and rogue replicants, the game is true to its predecessor. It's amazing how similar it is, considering the amount of time that has passed since the film's initial release.
90
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
It is this element of action and timing – not any puzzles – that makes BLADE RUNNER truly challenging. For this reason, and for the incredible re-creation of the mood and atmosphere of the 1982 film, newcomers and experienced adventurers alike will find the game a compelling and unique experience.
90
All Game Guide
The computer generated setting of Blade Runner is simply one of the best to appear on computer desktops. The opening sequences are almost frame-for-frame identical to the film, yet they have been totally recreated. You don't need special 3D accelerators to play and the interaction with many characters from the film (whose voices have been supplied by the original actors) really makes for an outstanding and enjoyable adventure.
90
Jeuxvideo.com
Rares sont les jeux qui adaptent aussi bien une licence cinématographique. Blade Runner réussit à plonger le joueur dans cet univers futuriste et glauque, et invite même à y retourner, une fois le jeu terminé. Un grand nom du jeu d’aventure, disponible désormais en abandonware ! Aucune raison de passer à côté de ce chef-d’œuvre.
90
Gamezilla
There is no doubt that Blade Runner has some of the highest production values of any game out there, but is it worth spending your hard-earned Chinyen on? If you're a big fan of the BR movie, I'm surprised you don't have this game already, for it's the only thing that has so far captured the feel of the movie. If you're a casual adventure gamer, there is a lot here for you to love. For those hard-core ("I've beaten everything from Monkey Island to Gabriel Knight 2!") gamers to truly enjoy this product, you'll need to change your concept of an adventure game slightly, go in with the idea of being immersed, and play through it two or three times at least. With a couple of changes, Blade Runner could have ranked with the five best adventure games of all time, but for what Westwood accomplished I give the game a 90.
90
PC Action
Die in der Großaufnahme pixeligen Figuren lassen sich verschmerzen, denn mit einer anderen Technologie wären die vielen, für die insgesamte Stimmung wichtigeren optischen Effekte nicht zu realisieren gewesen. Das Thema "mehrmaliges Durchspielen" ist so eine Sache. Natürlich verändert sich bei Blade Runner nicht der ganze Storyverlauf. Die Hauptcharaktere und Indizienbeweise bleiben immer gleich, aber ich bin in unterschiedlichen Spielen immer wieder auf neue Locations gestoßen, und alleine die Aussicht, endlich alle famosen Zwischensequenzen zu sehen, hält einen auf Trab. Und mal Hand aufs Herz, welches andere Adventure kann das schon von sich behaupten?
90
Adventure Gamers
There are far too few examples of excellent games based on movies. Despite the huge back catalogue of films at developers' disposal, we still find ourselves drowning in a sea of uninspired action titles, based on low-brow Hollywood blockbusters. But despite this unfortunate situation the game industry finds itself in, a few instances of a developer really utilising a license to the full do exist. Hence, I present exhibit A: Blade Runner.
89
PC Jeux
Un mélange réussi d'aventure et d'action dans un univers correctement reconstitué.
88
PC Zone
Having said that, I still like the game enough to want to play it to completion, which is why I'm highly recommending it. The option to work on several cases at a time is a nice touch and makes Blade Runner less linear than other games of this type and the scenery graphics are stunning in places. If you're looking for an interactive Blade Runner story, here it is. It's not quite a classic but there's enough here to keep even hardened adventurers happy for a couple of weeks.
85
Gamesmania
Trotz allem Gemecker, die Lichteffekte und Kameraschwenks sind einfach schön. Schade, daß soviel Atmosphärepotential durch das Fehlen von stimmigen Hintergrundmusiken verschenkt wurde. Sicher, ich könnte jetzt mit dem Meßschieber kommen und Kleinigkeiten bemängeln (vor dem Schlafengehen wird immer der gleiche Spruch losgelassen, Personen grüßen nicht selbständig, in einem Raum brennt immer und ewig eine Zigarette usw.) - wäre Blade Runner nicht so entschuldigend spannend, würde ich das tun. Allein das "Inventar" mit seinen vielen kleinen Animationen (wähle ich ein Savegame aus, ploppt links oben eine Kugel auf und zeigt mir ein Bild des abgespeicherten Ortes, bewege ich die Maus weg, schnappt sie wieder zu) ist herzallerliebst - Detailverliebtheit unter Computerspieldesignern ist etwas schönes. Ein letztes Mal: beim nächsten Spiel mit der Voxel-Plus-Technologie möchte ich mehr Musik!
82
GameStar (Germany)
Kurzum: In Sachen Präsentation und Atmosphäre ist Blade Runner ein echtes Highlight. Grafikfetischisten und Filmfans können bedenkenlos zugreifen und später sagen: »I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe«.
80
Cincinnati Enquirer
Blade Runner is a stunning video game. A true ‘‘real-time adventure’’ that will have you hooked in a matter of minutes. All you need to do is turn off the lights and start the game to let the graphics, sounds and gameplay immerse you into the dark, dreary world of Los Angeles, 2019.
80
Adventure Classic Gaming
Still, beyond a few nitpicking faults, Blade Runner ultimately delivers a fantastic, atmospheric gaming experience that compliments the film experience perfectly.
80
Techtite
Could've been the best adventure game of '97!
80
PC Player (Germany)
Auch wenn das Beschränken der Handlungsfähigkeit von McCoy auf einen Mausklick zuerst nach einer übertriebenen Simplifizierung wirkt, sorgt es im Endeffekt dafür, dass ich zügig und mit vielen Erfolgserlebnissen durch die schöne Kulisse rausche. Allerdings hatte ich Blade Runner schon nach knapp zehn Stunden durchgespielt. Meine Begeisterung, McCoy noch einmal durch das Geschehen zu bugsieren, hält sich, gelinde gesagt, in Grenzen. Dazu sind die Veränderungen der Hintergrundgeschichte einfach zu geringfügig.
80
Aventura y Cía
Nadie puede que negar que Philip K. Dick fue y todavía es uno de los escritores punteros en lo que se refiere a la ciencia ficción. Prolífico como pocos, su muy extensa obra ha inspirado un buen numero de adaptaciones, desde Desafío Total, a Minority Report pasando por las desconocidas y nada desdeñables Impostor o Asesinos Cibernéticos. Y digo inspirado porque la prosa de Dick no se limita al mero futurismo de naves estelares y rayos láser, sino que abarca una amplia amalgama de conflictos éticos y materiales, a los que que como buen visionario supo anticiparse.
70
Just Games Retro
It's important to relay the monumental expections that Westwood set up for this game. Billed as "the first real-time 3D adventure," it is mostly none of those. The Last Express was the first real-time adventure. Events occurred around you, and in separate locations throughout the game world, regardless of your actions. Blade Runner follows a much more standard and linear path, nothing at all like what was promised. Acts occur in very specific orders, events don't occur until you "trigger" them, and plot changes happen whether it makes sense for them to or not (if I've been killing every Replicant I've come across, why does the LAPD suddenly suspect me of being a Rep-sympathizer, and put out a warrant for my arrest?) It is also not really 3D, using excellent, but pre-rendered, 2D backgrounds, some clever use of video transitions, and a system of "voxels" for the characters, which are essentially big cubic pixels. If you've read the hype, prepare to be disappointed.
70
Quandary
Though some aspects of Blade Runner aren't all that sophisticated, it is worth considering for fans of 'hard-edged' crime/science fiction. It's a 'tough' game in the sense that it's dark and threatening, but it isn't incredibly difficult. It has appeal both for players who are comfortable with a gun in their hand and for those who are not, though it is disappointing that your gun and ammunition are essentially the only inventory 'tools' that you can use.
60
GameSpot
The designers have managed to invoke the mood of the film, re-creating a neon-lit Los Angeles constantly bombarded by rain. The perennial Blade Runner images are here, including the winking woman in the Coca-Cola billboard and vehicles flying over the flaming smokestacks of the industrial outskirts. Unfortunately, most of what's interesting about the game is exactly what was interesting about the film, and not much was done to extend the concepts or explore them any further. Fans of the film will undoubtedly overlook the game's flaws and enjoy living the life of the Blade Runner, even if it only lasts a few hours. But those who are awaiting the next generation of adventure games are advised to keep waiting.