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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 The last room with non-digital newspapers and articles
The Moment of Silence Windows The futuristic look of your workplace
The Moment of Silence Windows Escaping the prison is going to be challenging
The Moment of Silence Windows By the pool

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 (75508) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Has good moments... but overall not very satisfying Cor 13 (172994) 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

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
2404.org PC Gaming Feb 06, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Aventura y Cía May 05, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
JeuxVideoPC.com Dec 10, 2004 16 out of 20 80
GameZone Mar 21, 2005 7.4 out of 10 74
Thunderbolt Games Mar 14, 2005 7 out of 10 70
GamePlasma Mar 29, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 19, 2004 14 out of 20 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 (75508) added The Moment of Silence (Windows) on Dec 01, 2004