Still Life

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Macintosh
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Windows
82
4.0
Xbox
71
3.8
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Description

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.


Screenshots

Still Life Windows Her father's house.
Still Life Windows A strange fellow
Still Life Xbox Title screen
Still Life Xbox What a good samaritan, bringing her colleagues a coffee.

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User Reviews

A great horror/drama!! Windows Twilightseer (252)
Nice adventure/horror game... but leaves many things unsolved Windows Christian Munive (6)
Good story, OK game. Xbox Parf (7315)
Good but not great Windows piltdown_man (93775)

Critic Reviews

Adventures - Kompakt Windows Dec, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Adventure Gamers Windows May 03, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gameguru Mania Windows May 30, 2005 84 out of 100 84
PC Action Windows Jun 15, 2005 82 out of 100 82
GamePlasma Windows Apr 29, 2005 8.2 out of 10 82
Game Captain Windows May 19, 2005 79 out of 100 79
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Apr 12, 2005 15 out of 20 75
Gamers' Temple, The Xbox Jul, 2005 73 out of 100 73
GameSpot Xbox Jun 03, 2005 6.7 out of 10 67
GameSpy Windows May 23, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

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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