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 An old subway train
The Moment of Silence Windows There are all kinds of people to run into in the park at night
The Moment of Silence Windows When time runs you by and government rewrites the history, old guy's stories can be the only well of trustworthy informations
The Moment of Silence Windows Sneaking about on the oil rig

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 (75500) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Has good moments... but overall not very satisfying Cor 13 (173892) 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

Adventure Lantern Mar, 2006 93 out of 100 93
Adventurearchiv Oct 04, 2004 90 out of 100 90
GamesFire Oct 15, 2004 84 out of 100 84
JeuxVideoPC.com Dec 10, 2004 16 out of 20 80
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 2004 80 out of 100 80
Adventure Gamers Nov 11, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ActionTrip Mar 16, 2005 78 out of 100 78
Thunderbolt Games Mar 14, 2005 7 out of 10 70
games xtreme Apr 18, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Worth Playing Mar 31, 2005 5.5 out of 10 55

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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 (75500) added The Moment of Silence (Windows) on Dec 01, 2004