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Outcry (Windows)

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Description

Outcry is a point and click adventure game which delves into the surreal, philosophical themes and the paranormal.

The main character is a writer whose brother sends him a very confusing letter with an invitation to come see him. This is quite strange in itself since they haven't seen each other in many years. Curious, he heads out wondering what it is his brother wants to see him about. Upon reaching his destination, his brother isn't there and he discovers notes and diary pages about an unusual machine. This machine, according to his brother's documents, has the ability to separate the mind and body to transcend one's consciousness through a type of time warp.

Played in first person, you take the role of the unnamed writer as he tries to understand what was left behind and how to find his brother. There are many unusual puzzles to solve that range in difficulty. Some are mechanical, one is musical, and some require the proper objects to solve. Soft background music plays throughout, there are sound effects, and the environment can be panned 360 degrees.

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Outcry Windows Elevator in the Harp Tower
Outcry Windows How do I cross the walkway?
Outcry Windows Contraptions in your brother's living room
Outcry Windows Main menu

Alternate Titles

  • "Sublustrum" -- Russian title
  • "Outcry: The Dawn" -- UK tag-lined title
  • "Outcry: Die Dämmerung" -- German title

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Adventurespiele Mar 20, 2009 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameBoomers Sep, 2008 A- 91
UHS (Universal Hint System) Dec 15, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Vortex Sep 22, 2008 75 out of 100 75
GameZone Sep 22, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65
Game Over Online Oct 30, 2008 64 out of 100 64
Adventure Gamers Sep 18, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Oct 25, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Digital Chumps Sep 25, 2008 5.6 out of 10 56
Armchair Empire, The Jan 11, 2009 5 out of 10 50

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Jeanne (75617) added Outcry (Windows) on Oct 03, 2008