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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 Save game screen
Outcry Windows Mechanical Flower
Outcry Windows The desert
Outcry Windows Elevator in the Harp Tower

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

BestGamer.ru Jul 09, 2008 8.6 out of 10 86
Game Vortex Sep 22, 2008 75 out of 100 75
Imperium Gier Mar 02, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Absolute Games (AG.ru) May 29, 2008 67 out of 100 67
GameZone Sep 22, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65
Game Over Online Oct 30, 2008 64 out of 100 64
Digital Chumps Sep 25, 2008 5.6 out of 10 56
Game Captain Apr 01, 2009 51 out of 100 51
Armchair Empire, The Jan 11, 2009 5 out of 10 50
Adventure Classic Gaming Oct 04, 2009 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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Jeanne (75591) added Outcry (Windows) on Oct 03, 2008