The Moment of Silence (Windows)

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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 It is not wise to answer to provocations of a couple of thugs... but who said I was wise
The Moment of Silence Windows In front of a Nuclear Cafe
The Moment of Silence Windows A bridge to the space station
The Moment of Silence Windows Inside the Nuclear Café, the cover name for Alien Attack Club

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 (75483) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Has good moments... but overall not very satisfying Cor 13 (174162) 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

Just Adventure Apr 08, 2005 A- 91
Adventurearchiv Oct 04, 2004 90 out of 100 90
neXGam 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
Adventure Corner Oct 03, 2004 85 out of 100 85
JustPressPlay Mar 08, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
GamesFire Oct 15, 2004 84 out of 100 84
Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2004 80 out of 100 80
Armchair Empire, The Mar 11, 2005 7.8 out of 10 78
Fragland.net Mar 28, 2005 70.5 out of 100 70
Thunderbolt Games Mar 14, 2005 7 out of 10 70

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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 (75483) added The Moment of Silence (Windows) on Dec 01, 2004