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3 Cards to Dead Time (Windows)

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4.0
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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.0
Overall MobyScore (1 vote) 4.0


The Press Says

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80
GameZebo
If the acting doesn't bother you, then 3 Cards to Dead Time is simply a must-have. It's one of the smartest, most unusual takes on the hidden object game that you're ever likely to play, and its difficulty settings ensure that you'll be challenged no matter what your skill level. If you're turned off by the occult, however, be aware that this game is drenched in it.
73
Adventures United
Auch „Three Cards to Dead Time“ tendiert wieder eindeutig zum Casual Game, das mit Adventureelementen versehen wurde. Im Mittelpunkt steht die spannende und atmosphärische Story, die durch das Lösen von diversen Aufgaben nach und nach in knapp 100 kleinen Videoclips erzählt wird. Die Auflösung und Qualität dieser Videoclips hat sich im Vergleich zum ersten Teil deutlich gesteigert und auch die grafische Gestaltung der etwa 20 zu durchsuchenden Locations wirkt stimmiger. Musikalisch bietet das Spiel wieder ansprechende Musikstücke, welche die Atmosphäre und Story gut unterstützen. Die Englischen Sprachausgaben sind von einwandfreier Qualität und optional kann man sich diesmal auch Untertitel einblenden lassen. Insgesamt bietet das Spiel bei einer Spieldauer von etwa 5-7 Stunden trotz spannender Story ein nach wie vor eher eintöniges Spielvergnügen, weil der Spieler aufgrund fehlender Interaktionsmöglichkeiten nicht wirklich in das Spielgeschehen eintauchen kann.
70
Adventure Gamers
All in all, while 3 Cards to Dead Time is another good entry in this new series, it lacks the polish of the first title when it comes to both art direction and gameplay integration. It goes without saying that if you didn't like the casual feel of 3 Cards to Midnight, you won't find anything here to appease your tastes, but even fans of the first game may be slightly put off by the sometimes menial nature of the puzzles and the poor integration of story and game mechanics. Nevertheless, fans of casual games will find an intriguing little title that will test their grey cells more than their keen eyes, all the while entertaining them with a captivating horror romp where every choice matters, and this is a thing that almost no other adventure of today – traditional, casual, or anything in between – can say.
60
Adventure Classic Gaming
The gameplay is simple and intuitive enough on its own to make it rewarding to play, particularly if you invite a fellow gamer (as I have done) to join in on the pixel hunts to help make associations between the objects in ways that you yourself may not see at first, making the experience even more enjoyable.
42
Just Adventure
I really didn't like this game. This is no Tex Murphy game. I didn't think things gelled and with the ordinary acting and poorly-integrated puzzles, I found it confusing and boring to play. However, I have seen reviews that completely disagreed with this one, especially if they'd played the first game beforehand. From my experience, though, I give it a C-. I recommend you download the demo from the website before purchasing.