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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.


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
The Moment of Silence Windows A bridge to the space station
The Moment of Silence Windows At your neighbor's apartment
The Moment of Silence Windows Hm, a video cable... this may come in handy for an old VCR if I manage to find such an outdated device these days

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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 (75356) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Has good moments... but overall not very satisfying Unicorn Lynx (174079) 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

PC Games (Germany) Oct 13, 2004 81 out of 100 81 PC Gaming Feb 06, 2005 8 out of 10 80
PC Action Oct 19, 2004 80 out of 100 80 Dec 10, 2004 16 out of 20 80 Oct 08, 2004 79 out of 100 79
IGN Mar 04, 2005 6.9 out of 10 69
Gameguru Mania May 26, 2005 68 out of 100 68
GameSpot Nov 19, 2005 6.4 out of 10 64
Playback Jan, 2006 6.25 out of 10 62
GameSpy Mar 16, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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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 (75356) added The Moment of Silence (Windows) on Dec 01, 2004