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The events of this game take place in the historical China, in the Forbidden City - the Emperor's palaces located in Beijing.

The year is 1775. A murder has been just committed. The Emperor Qianlong wants you to find the assassin. During your investigation, you'll meet typical Chinese characters of the epoch, and uncover a net of intrigues.

This is one of Cryo's educational games, similar to Egypt. The world of ancient China is reconstructed with historical accuracy.


China: The Forbidden City Windows Meeting Emperor Qianlong in his palace
China: The Forbidden City Windows Main game screen (Dutch version)

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Alternate Titles

  • "Kina: Mysteriet I Den Förbjudna Staden" -- Swedish title
  • "Chine: Intrigue dans la cité interdite" -- French title
  • "China: Verrat in der verbotenen Stadt" -- German title
  • "China: Intrigue in The Forbidden City" -- Re-release title
  • "China: Intriges in de verboden stad" -- Dutch title
  • "China: Crimen en la Ciudad Prohibida" -- Spanish title

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User Reviews

Secrets of Imperial House Windows vicrabb (6936)

Critic Reviews

Just Adventure Windows 1999 A- 91
Bravo Screenfun Windows Mar, 1999 2 out of 6 80
PC Joker Windows Jun, 1999 72 out of 100 72 PlayStation Oct 15, 1999 14 out of 20 70
Meristation PlayStation Jul 25, 1998 7 out of 10 70
PC Games (Germany) Windows Apr, 1999 51 out of 100 51
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jul, 1999 43 out of 100 43
Quandary Windows Jun, 2000 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Mega Fun PlayStation Dec, 1999 40 out of 100 40
PC Player (Germany) Windows Jun, 1999 38 out of 100 38


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