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SPQR: The Empire's Darkest Hour

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Macintosh
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Windows
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2.0
Windows 3.x
53
1.7
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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 Compass
SPQR: The Empire's Darkest Hour Windows Roman streets
SPQR: The Empire's Darkest Hour Windows Spring machine
SPQR: The Empire's Darkest Hour Windows Rome fly-by animation

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 (5236)

The Press Says

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 Feb, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
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
Privat Computer PC Windows 3.x 1997 46 out of 100 46
PC Games (Germany) Windows 3.x Mar, 1997 19 out of 100 19

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Trivia

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

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Contributed to by Terrence Bosky (5236) and Macs Black (77794)