SPQR: The Empire's Darkest Hour

Critic Score User Score
Macintosh
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Windows
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1.7
Windows 3.x
53
1.6
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Description

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.

Screenshots

SPQR: The Empire's Darkest Hour Windows Statue
SPQR: The Empire's Darkest Hour Windows Small statues
SPQR: The Empire's Darkest Hour Windows Some objects inside one of the baths
SPQR: The Empire's Darkest Hour Windows Levers

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Utterly lonely game. Windows 3.x Terrence Bosky (5227)

Critic Reviews

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
PC Player (Germany) Windows 3.x Feb, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Games Magazine Windows 3.x 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot Windows 3.x Jan 14, 1997 5.6 out of 10 56
Power Play Windows Feb, 1997 46 out of 100 46
Quandary Windows 3.x Oct, 2000 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Game.EXE Windows 3.x Mar, 1997 30 out of 100 30
PC Games (Germany) Windows 3.x Mar, 1997 19 out of 100 19

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Trivia

Inspiration

The game claims to be an accurate representation of Rome. It was based on a highly successful online game.

Title

SPQR is an acronym from a Latin phrase, Senatus Populusque Romanus ("The Senate and People of Rome").

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Contributed to by Terrence Bosky (5227) and Macs Black (77770)