5 Days a Stranger Reviews (Windows)

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User Score
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User Reviews

5 Hours a Fun Terrence Bosky (5472) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
An AGS freeware adventure game BETTER than "todays" commercial adventure games! Indra is stressed (20710) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
The Tale of DeFoe Manor vicrabb (7299) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Adventure Horror At Its Best! Classic Nigel (150) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Trilby. Rocks. Christina Nordlander (26) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
Amateurish at its best Czar Husk Qi (39) 2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars
In the spirit of classic adventure games and survival horror games Ravenhoe (15) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.4
Overall User Score (52 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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Just Adventure (May 09, 2007)
In 5 days a stranger, arguably the best of the series, you are the well-known burglar Trilby, who just happened to break in to DeFoe’s manor. Soon he realizes that he can’t anymore leave the house for some reason, and he is locked for 5 days with other three people.
Freegame.cz (Sep 26, 2004)
Tak a to je vlastně vše, co 5 Days A Stranger nabízí. Příběh je rozhodně velkým kladem a to ostatní taky není k zahození. Máte-li rádi kvalitní adventury, nevadí-li vám horrory a nepohrdnete-li slabší vizuální podobou, hra se vám bohatě odmění.
Abandonia Reloaded (Mar 26, 2005)
Gameplay is fun and the puzzles can be somewhat difficult. This game was made with an adventure game scripting system called AGS. Definitely a game worth playing.
The DOS Spirit (Dec 21, 2010)
Hendelsesforløpet i 5 Days A Stranger går, ikke overraskende nok, over fem dager sammenvevd med drømme-episoder mellom hver dag. De blir mer og mer sær etterhvert som spillet progresserer, og er ment både for å skremme og gi nye synsvinkler på mysteriet. Ingen vet egentlig hva som foregår, det er ikke mulig å flykte og alle er mistenkte når mordene hopper inn vinduet. Dette er et type spill som du bare må spille litt til for å se hva som skjer, mye på samme måte som «Fahrenheit» («Indigo Propechy») og drivet tar seg betraktelig opp proporsjonalt med hvor mye du spiller. Utvikleren bruker virkemidler som omvendt psykologi og konspirasjonsteorier for å sette hovedrollene mot hverandre og det fungerer utmerket.
GameHippo.com (Aug 07, 2004)
But these problems don't hamper the quality of 5 Days A Stranger too much. It hasn't the lastability of some of the best freeware adventures, but it beats many of them in terms of atmosphere. It's far from perfect, but with such small download size you shouldn't miss it.
Retrogaming.it (Aug 01, 2009)
Sostanza e non apparenza: è questo il motto di 5 Days a Stranger. Un titolo capace di riportare indietro negli anni, agli albori delle avventure grafiche, che si lascia apprezzare non per il flavour nostalgico, ma per la solida ossatura di storia e gameplay, il cui appeal supera di gran lunga quello di molti prodotti similari venduti a prezzo pieno.
Adventure Lantern (Oct, 2006)
5 Days a Stranger was released in 2003 as an independent freeware game by renowned indy developer Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw and managed to gather several independent gaming awards, mostly for its story and gameplay. It has since spawned two sequels, with a third one scheduled for a 2007 release. With that in mind, let us take a look at the original game to see whether or not it is worthy of the following it has created since its release.
AGS Ezine (Jul 22, 2007)
This is one game worth playing. Despite the few drawbacks it has (like sound, GUI), it is a really enjoyable title, which can take away a few hours of your free time.
Immoral Gamers (Apr 04, 2009)
...I had fun with 5 Days a Stranger. Not the kind of fun I’ve had burning ants with a magnifying glass, that’s hard to match, but more fun than most adventure games I’ve paid money for in the last ten years. I liked Trilby and wanted to see more of him and his nifty grappling umbrella. I wished the story could’ve lasted longer. Not a good sign, when someone designs a game on his days off and the three hours it took me to finish it are more entertaining than nearly everything the genre has offered in recent memory.