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John Saul's Blackstone Chronicles: An Adventure in Terror (Windows)

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Description

It is just a few days before the town of Blackstone's landmark mental hospital is opened as a Museum of Psychiatric History. The restoration efforts of the Blackstone Historical Society have reawakened the evil that dwells within the old building. As Oliver Metcalf, the son of the hospital's last superintendent, you have been trapped inside the walls of the Blackstone Asylum. You are compelled to explore its haunted halls, discovering its secrets and solving its mysteries. Yet your only clues to the Asylum's past are locked in the minds of its ghostly inhabitants.

The hospital witnessed many deaths in its short, but bloody history. Now you must find your son before the madness claims another victim...

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John Saul's Blackstone Chronicles: An Adventure in Terror Windows Your Father, the Only Thing Darker than the Asylum Itself
John Saul's Blackstone Chronicles: An Adventure in Terror Windows Asylum, a View to Front Door
John Saul's Blackstone Chronicles: An Adventure in Terror Windows Typical Dialog Screen
John Saul's Blackstone Chronicles: An Adventure in Terror Windows Info Box on the Right-Ahead

Alternate Titles

  • "John Sauls Blackstone Chroniken: Ein Abenteuer des Schreckens" -- German title
  • "John Saul's Blackstone Chronicles: Het gesticht des doods" -- Dutch title

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The Press Says

Just Adventure 1998 A 100
Mystery Manor Aug 07, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Power Unlimited Apr, 1999 8.5 out of 10 85
Just Adventure 1998 B+ 83
Quandary Jan, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1998 70 out of 100 70
Computer Games Magazine Nov 25, 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 1998 58 out of 100 58
Power Play Dec, 1998 58 out of 100 58

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Trivia

Extras

Some editions of this game came with a free trade paperback of all six Blackstone Chronicle stories (a $14.95 value).

Inspiration

This game is based upon six small novels written by John Saul.

References

On the patient records computer (after starting a new game, up the stairs and left), there is a record for John Saul.

Information also contributed by ClydeFrog and Itay Shahar

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コナン (77429) added John Saul's Blackstone Chronicles: An Adventure in Terror (Windows) on Mar 28, 2000