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Jack the Ripper (Windows)

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Description

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 Options Menu
Jack the Ripper Windows Working the "Map Puzzle".  Your objective is to match up the two maps on the light table.
Jack the Ripper Windows At the Pinkerten Agency, get help from several professionals - like this gruff-looking, but very nice, forensics guy.
Jack the Ripper Windows Main Menu

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 (5236) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
Jack Is Back! Jeanne (75617) 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
IGN Feb 11, 2004 7.8 out of 10 78
GameBoomers 2004 B 75
Worth Playing Mar 09, 2004 6.4 out of 10 64
UHS (Universal Hint System) Apr 09, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpy Mar 10, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameZone Feb 10, 2004 5.8 out of 10 58
ActionTrip Feb 06, 2004 57 out of 100 57
Computer Gaming World (CGW) May, 2004 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Mar, 2004 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

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 (75617) added Jack the Ripper (Windows) on Jan 31, 2004