Still Life

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Critic Score User Score
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 Inside the art gallery.
Still Life Xbox Victoria's grandfather on a case, way before she was born.
Still Life Windows Cutscene: Gustav is attacked by a dog. On the close-up, the collar and chain on the dog disappear.
Still Life Xbox Police garage

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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 (93582)

Critic Reviews

Playback Windows Jan, 2006 9 out of 10 90
UHS (Universal Hint System) Windows May 18, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gameguru Mania Windows May 30, 2005 84 out of 100 84
Game Vortex Xbox 2005 78 out of 100 78
Gamesmania.de Windows Jun 03, 2005 76 out of 100 76
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Apr 12, 2005 15 out of 20 75
Mygamer.com Xbox Aug 08, 2005 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Xbox Jun 03, 2005 6.7 out of 10 67
MAN!AC Xbox Jul 01, 2005 67 out of 100 67
Cheat Code Central Xbox Aug, 2005 3 out of 5 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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