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Art of Murder: Hunt for the Puppeteer (Windows)

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Description

Art of Murder: Hunt for the Puppeteer is the sequel of Art of Murder: FBI Confidential. Once more you play FBI investigator Nicole Bonnet, who has to solve this time a series of brutal murders that have taken place in the USA. The killer seems to have a special trademark: the body is always accompanied by a mysterious doll dressed in 18th century clothing. A seemingly similar death is discovered across the ocean in Paris, France, so Bonnet starts her investigation in Paris. But it will bring her to Spain and Cuba as well, and it will lead to discoveries that date back centuries ago.

Hunt for the Puppeteer is like the original game a 3rd person adventure and identical in game play. The player has to collect evidence in bags, take fingerprints and analyze clues, and solve numerous puzzles (including a slider and timed puzzle). The scrollable inventory is fixed at the bottom of the screen. To the right of the inventory there are icons to access a journal (that includes an overview of the dialogues and documents), a cell phone and the options screen. The game includes subtitles.

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Art of Murder: Hunt for the Puppeteer Windows Street in Havana, east view
Art of Murder: Hunt for the Puppeteer Windows Tenement building
Art of Murder: Hunt for the Puppeteer Windows Monmartre
Art of Murder: Hunt for the Puppeteer Windows Nicole riding a motorcycle in a cutscene.

Alternate Titles

  • "Смерть как искусство 2: Охота на кукловода" -- Russian spelling
  • "Die Kunst des Mordens: Der Marionettenspieler" -- German title
  • "Die Kunst des Mordens 2: Der Marionettenspieler" -- German Gamesload title
  • "Art of Murder: Klątwa Lalkarza" -- Polish title
  • "Art of Murder: Caccia al Burattinaio" -- Italian title
  • "Art of Murder 2" -- Informal title

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Adventurearchiv Feb 19, 2009 77 out of 100 77
Gameswelt Mar 04, 2009 70 out of 100 70
Adventure's Planet Jul 21, 2009 70 out of 100 70
4Players.de Mar 13, 2009 57 out of 100 57
GameStar (Germany) Feb, 2009 54 out of 100 54
Gry Onet May 15, 2009 5 out of 10 50
Adventure Gamers Mar 21, 2009 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Jun 27, 2009 48 out of 100 48
Just Adventure Mar 08, 2009 C- 42
Game 2.0 May 12, 2009 4 out of 10 40

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game nostalgia (5511) added Art of Murder: Hunt for the Puppeteer (Windows) on Mar 07, 2009