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Jack the Ripper (Windows)

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The real murders by the renowned killer, Jack the Ripper, took place in London in the year 1888. As everyone knows, the cases have never been solved. What would happen if Jack left London and started his killing thirteen years later ... in New York City?

Similar to other Jack the Ripper stories, the main character is a reporter. You play James "Jimmy" Palmer, a newspaper man in New York, who is assigned to get the scoop on some strange and grotesque murders. Guide Jimmy around the dank and dirty "Low Side" of New York in the year 1901 - twelve years after Jack the Ripper's last known killing in London. Visit crime scenes, interview people who knew the victims in a brothel, a cabaret nightclub and alleyways. Get help from different types of people from various walks of life - bookies, prostitutes, street bums as well as the police, investigative agency professionals and Jimmy's co-workers.

This first person adventure game is completely mouse controlled and features an in-game map for navigating between locations, 360° views, 3D graphics, and ambient background effects. Exploration, interaction with other characters, solving various types of puzzles, and finding/using inventory objects are all part of the gameplay.

Screenshots

Jack the Ripper Windows Navigation Map - dragging notes from your inventory to the pushpins on the map make new locations available
Jack the Ripper Windows Your first visit to the Police Station
Jack the Ripper Windows Outside a cabaret. This shot is typical of the streets shown in the game.
Jack the Ripper Windows Abigail is the singer in the Low Side Red Chapel nightclub. It is hinted that she and Jimmy are forming a relationship of some sort, but nothing really develops inside the game.

Alternate Titles

  • "开膛手杰克" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Jack lo Squartatore" -- Italian title
  • "Jack L'éventreur: New-York 1901" -- French title
  • "Jack el Destripador" -- Spanish title

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User Reviews

The Game That Wasn't There Terrence Bosky (5234) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
Jack Is Back! Jeanne (75603) 2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars
A short but very nice game. John Doe (3) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars

The Press Says

GamersHell.com Jan 31, 2004 8.2 out of 10 82
Adventurearchiv Feb 15, 2004 82 out of 100 82
IGN Feb 11, 2004 7.8 out of 10 78
Worth Playing Mar 09, 2004 6.4 out of 10 64
GameSpy Mar 10, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Quandary Mar, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot Jan 30, 2004 5.2 out of 10 52
Aventura y Cía May 12, 2004 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Mar, 2004 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Adventure Gamers Feb 18, 2004 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30

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References

The autopsy report for the second Low Side victim is written by Dr. Ralph Llewen. Dr. Rees Ralph Llewellyn examined the first commonly accepted Ripper victim, Mary Ann "Polly" Nichols, and determined that the killer was left-handed.

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Jeanne (75603) added Jack the Ripper (Windows) on Jan 31, 2004