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Still Life

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Two separate murder cases, in two separate lifetimes -- so alike .. so similar in the smallest of details that one could believe they were performed by the same person. Impossible! One of the crimes took place 75 years ago, while the other just happened! Is someone copying an old serial killer .. or is it remotely possible that the same murderer is still alive and committing more crimes?

Victoria McPherson is an FBI agent investigator based in Chicago. While visiting her father and talking about their family, they discuss her grandfather, former P.I. Gustav McPherson (from Post Mortem). Finding Gus' diary in an old attic trunk, she picks it up and begins to read ...

In this point and click mystery adventure, you'll play both Victoria in modern Chicago as well as her grandfather, Gus, in Prague in the 1920s. Meet and talk with over 20 characters, explore Chicago and Prague and solve puzzles while investigating in two time periods.


Still Life Windows This slider puzzle is a bit different
Still Life Windows You can almost feel how cold and damp it is down in the sewers.
Still Life Xbox City map
Still Life Windows The crime scene of the 5th murder.

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User Reviews

Good story, OK game. Xbox Parf (7315)
A great horror/drama!! Windows Twilightseer (252)
Nice adventure/horror game... but leaves many things unsolved Windows Christian Munive (6)
Good but not great Windows piltdown_man (71665)

The Press Says

PC Action Windows Jun 15, 2005 82 out of 100 82
Kombo.com Xbox Jun 13, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Digital Entertainment News (den) Windows Aug 12, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Aventura y Cía Windows Jul 25, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Captain Windows May 19, 2005 79 out of 100 79
TalkXbox Xbox Aug 01, 2005 78 out of 100 78
Gamesmania Windows Jun 03, 2005 76 out of 100 76
GameZone Xbox Jun 15, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jun, 2005 59 out of 100 59
GamersHell.com Xbox Jun, 2005 5 out of 10 50


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According to one of the ex-developers a considerable part of the game has been cut due to financial troubles during the development, which explains the rather abrupt ending. A quote from AdventureGamers forum (warning, may contain mild spoilers):

"There was the entire part in LA 1954 and 2005 and Chicago 1932 and 2005. We played Gus again but in Chicago of the 30s; Gus chasing Mark. This part would introduce LA 54. The LA 54 part would explain the link between the murderers. Look closely at the painting “The Pupil”. In the original script, there were two endings. It was more of a choice really. The player could choose between arresting the killer or putting a clip into him. Now that’s closure. The player decided the fate of the killer. I really liked that idea simply because I thought it could be fun to empower the player with how he or she wanted Vic to end her story."

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