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SPQR: The Empire's Darkest Hour

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SPQR is a point-and-click Myst-style game set in Ancient Rome. Journal entries, newspaper articles, and various puzzles must be dealt with as the player unravels a conspiracy which threatens the Empire.


SPQR: The Empire's Darkest Hour Windows Levers
SPQR: The Empire's Darkest Hour Windows View from the Capitolium
SPQR: The Empire's Darkest Hour Windows Inventor's desk
SPQR: The Empire's Darkest Hour Windows Roman helmet

Alternate Titles

  • "SPQR: L'heure la plus sombre de l'empire" -- French title

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Utterly lonely game. Windows 3.x Terrence Bosky (5234)

The Press Says

PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows 3.x Apr, 1997 78 out of 100 78
Mac Ledge Macintosh Feb 01, 1997 7.5 out of 10 75
PC För Alla Windows 3.x Mar, 1997 7 out of 10 70
Game Revolution Windows 3.x Jun 05, 2004 B- 67
PC Player (Germany) Windows 3.x Feb, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot Windows 3.x Jan 14, 1997 5.6 out of 10 56
Privat Computer PC Windows 3.x 1997 46 out of 100 46
Power Play Windows Feb, 1997 46 out of 100 46
Quandary Windows 3.x Oct, 2000 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
PC Games (Germany) Windows 3.x Mar, 1997 19 out of 100 19


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Based on a highly successful online game at Claims to be an accurate representation of Rome. SPQR stands for "Senatus Populusque Romanus."

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Contributed to by Terrence Bosky (5234) and Macs Black (77784)