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Runaway: A Twist of Fate

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The third part of the Runaway saga starts with a sudden twist - Brian Basco has lost his memory, is accused of murder, has considered insane and put into an asylum. Some mysterious circumstances there result in the point at which Gina attends Brian's funeral. And the game begins at his very own grave where for the first time in the series we control Gina.

While progressing through the game, its chapters interweave solving the problems and mysteries in the present with flashbacks which uncover what exactly has happened after the ending of Runaway 2 and later led to the situation at hand.

The game has also kept its gameplay style with complex inventory puzzles requiring combining of various items, optional (often only for the sake of humour) actions and responses for them. Also it features some fast location travelling, handy hint system and hotspots highlighting.

The Nintendo DS version has a redesigned interface. Pressing the stylus against the screen will highlight all objects that can be interacted with. In other situations, such as examining objects, the stylus is used in the same way as the mouse. A minor portion of the spoken dialogue is sacrificed.


Runaway: A Twist of Fate Windows A casino?
Runaway: A Twist of Fate Windows Searching the cabin
Runaway: A Twist of Fate Windows Multiple-choice-dialogues - no adventure would be complete without them.
Runaway: A Twist of Fate Windows Behind the cemetery

Alternate Titles

  • "Runaway: Przewrotny los" -- Polish title
  • "Runaway 3: Поворот судьбы" -- Russian spelling
  • "Runaway 3: Osudový zvrat" -- Czech title
  • "Runaway 3: A Twist of Fate" -- GoG title
  • "Runaway 3" -- Informal title

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Adventurespiele Windows Nov 08, 2009 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameBoomers Windows Dec, 2009 A 100
Adventurearchiv Windows Dec 25, 2009 91 out of 100 91
Gamezone (Germany) Windows Nov 26, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Adventure-Treff Windows Nov 16, 2009 90 out of 100 90
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Dec 29, 2009 86 out of 100 86
Impulse Gamer Windows Feb, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
Meristation Windows Mar 24, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
Jeuxvideo.com Nintendo DS Apr 29, 2010 16 out of 20 80
Cubed3 Nintendo DS Aug 20, 2010 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70


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Crimson Cow's initial release contained 300 copies of the game with a different cover, which were distributed randomly to the stores. This so called 'Gina Forever' Edition featured Brian's "Gina Forever" tattoo art on the front cover, which can be seen on the inside cover of the regular version too.

The lucky ones who were able fetch such a copy, could participate in a lottery. The winner's price was shopping weekend New York City for two persons including a budget of 250 USD. All participants had to send in the sales slip and their copy of the manual as proof. Both would be send back, the manual with autograph signatures by Péndulo Studios.

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