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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 Your living room has quite a view
The Moment of Silence Windows Inside the Nuclear Café, the cover name for Alien Attack Club
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 A bridge to the space station

Promo Images

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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 (76593) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Has good moments... but overall not very satisfying Unicorn Lynx (181363) 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 Corner Oct 03, 2004 85 out of 100 85
JustPressPlay Mar 08, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Adventurespiele Jun 05, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventure Gamers Nov 11, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
UHS (Universal Hint System) Jan 09, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Oct 07, 2004 78 out of 100 78
Armchair Empire, The Mar 11, 2005 7.8 out of 10 78
Just Adventure Dec 17, 2004 B 75
GameZone Mar 21, 2005 7.4 out of 10 74
IGN Mar 04, 2005 6.9 out of 10 69


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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 (76593) added The Moment of Silence (Windows) on Dec 01, 2004