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Description

The year is 2044, and the world has become a globalized, industrialized place where online communication often replaces other forms of socializing and where each citizen can be easily found with tracking devices. Peter Wright is an employee in a New York advertising agency whose family was killed in a terrorist attack. One night he witnesses his neighbor being taken away by a SWAT team. The neighbor's wife asks Peter to find out what happened to her husband, and Peter begins to realize that the authorities are following an unknown agenda he must reveal at all costs.

The Moment of Silence is a traditional puzzle-solving adventure game. The player navigates the protagonist through pre-rendered locations with frequently changing, fixed camera angles. Most of the puzzles either involve gathering information by talking to characters and exploring dialogue trees, or manipulating inventory items and using them on objects in the scenery.

Screenshots

The Moment of Silence Windows Arriving at the Great Central Plaza
The Moment of Silence Windows When cops are on the lookout for you, sewers are the safe road
The Moment of Silence Windows A SWAT team of a sort breaks in at your neighbor's just at the bad point in your life
The Moment of Silence Windows Peter is a man of optimism and high hopes, but doesn't mind to say a critic or two on occasion

Alternate Titles

  • "寂静时刻" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Момент Истины" -- Russian spelling
  • "MoS" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Inadequate path finding tarnishes an otherwise good game Jeanne (75402) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Has good moments... but overall not very satisfying Oleg Roschin (174057) 2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars
For a newer adventure game, AMAZING! matt cohen (12) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars

Critic Reviews

Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Dec 29, 2004 5 out of 5 100
eXp.de - Extreme Players Oct 04, 2004 8.7 out of 10 87
GameElite.se Dec 07, 2004 8 out of 10 80
2404.org PC Gaming Feb 06, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2004 80 out of 100 80
Fragland.net Mar 28, 2005 70.5 out of 100 70
Thunderbolt Games Mar 14, 2005 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy Mar 16, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
games xtreme Apr 18, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Joystick (French) Dec, 2004 3 out of 10 30

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Trivia

The game was obviously influenced by George Orwell's famous novel "1984". Beside the similarity in stories, there are also direct references. One of them is the password for Oswald's computer (this is not a spoiler, since you don't have to remember this password and it is used automatically in a cut scene): the password is "doublethink", one of the cardinal aspects of the future "Ingsoc" society as depicted in Orwell's book.

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Jeanne (75402) added The Moment of Silence (Windows) on Dec 01, 2004