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Midnight Nowhere (Windows)

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Description

In Midnight Nowhere, you play a man suffering from amnesia who wakes up in the morgue. Half-naked, dead bodies and blood are everywhere. Something is very wrong, but he hasn't a clue what happened, where he is or even who he is. The city of Black Lake, Russia, is in a state of panic because no one has any idea who or what is behind the horrific slaughters - now numbering in the hundreds. Is it a serial killer? ... or is it something even more evil?

You play this point-and-click, mouse-driven game in 3rd-person perspective. Features include animated characters, a mix of 2D and 3D graphical backgrounds and a mood-enhancing soundtrack. To advance the story, find and use inventory objects, read different types of documents, solve various types of puzzles, and talk to numerous characters.

Falling solidly under the Horror category, the subject matter is not for the faint of heart. The strong language and adult sexual themes are in keeping with today's "R-rated" films.

Screenshots

Midnight Nowhere Windows Is playing going to your head? (A bit of sloppy graphics here.)
Midnight Nowhere Windows The only time you get to see your character up close. A good-looking fellow!
Midnight Nowhere Windows Using several computers is part of the gameplay too.
Midnight Nowhere Windows Solving this old guy's crossword is the only way to finish the game.

Alternate Titles

  • "午夜夺命" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Чёрный Оазис" -- Russian spelling
  • "Chornyj Oasis" -- Russian title
  • "Black Oasis" -- Working title

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User Reviews

A bit sick .. Unconventional story, clunky interface Jeanne (75620) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars

The Press Says

IGN Mar 16, 2004 7.8 out of 10 78
Playback Feb, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Adventure Gamers Feb 08, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Playback 2006 6 out of 10 60
Jolt (UK) Apr 06, 2004 5.8 out of 10 58
Jeuxvideo.com Jan 18, 2005 10 out of 20 50
Withingames Feb 22, 2004 2 out of 5 40
Gamers Europe Apr 19, 2004 3 out of 10 30
Just Adventure Feb 10, 2004 D- 16
GameBoomers 2004 D- 16

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Trivia

Although the title Black Oasis never officially made it out of Russia, it still remains the official original Russian title (Chornyj Oasis). The title Midnight Nowhere is unknown in Russia.

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Jeanne (75620) added Midnight Nowhere (Windows) on Apr 16, 2004