Byzantine: The Betrayal (Windows)

73
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.3
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

Official game's website:
    The summons from your friend in Turkey promises you a story any investigative journalist would die for. Once in Istanbul, you begin to suspect your friend's words may prove prophetic, as you are plunged into a conspiracy that's plundering the legacy of a lost civilization. In this dangerously authentic mystery thriller, you'll need all your reporter's instincts and skills to solve your way to the truth... or perish in the attempt.

    Now, let the journey begin. But remember: Trust no one. Suspect everyone. And play as if your life depends on it.

    - Immersive 360 degree environments, authentic ambient sounds and originally scored music draw you into the thrilling, mysterious world of Istanbul.

    - 45 minutes of live-action video shot on location in Turkey bring the exotic people, places and action of Istanbul to life in a plot mired in ciphers, betrayals and intrigue.

    - Stunning, detailed 16-bit 3D models create a graphic backdrop unlike any other mystery thriller game.

    - The intricacies of Turkish art and culture create a myriad of exciting plot twists and puzzles.

    The first in the Planet Explorer series, Byzantine: The Betrayal places you in the mysterious world of one of Earth's most exotic locales. Available only from Discovery Channel, Planet Explorer products will capture the essence of great places in an entirely new way. The series will integrate storytelling, historical and cultural context and puzzle-solving in a fashion that compels users through a virtual journey of the world's most fascinating cities, countries and natural wonders.

    Contributed by jean-louis (18380) on Jul 12, 2015.

Advertisement in PC Games, January 1999 (German):

    Rätsel... Mord... Intrigen...



    Allein gegen alle in einer fremden Stadt.



    Willkommen in Istanbul



    Willkommen zum Abenteuer Ihres Lebens!



    "...ungewöhnlich gute Geschichte..."
    PC Player 10/98



    "...ein spannender Thriller..."
    PC Games 10/98



    Features für PC/CD-Rom:

  • komplett in deutsch
  • 6 CD-ROMs
  • 40 Schauspieler
  • 45 Minuten Video
  • 40 Stunden Gameplay
  • 120 versch. Panorama-Locations
  • Photorealistische Umgebung
  • 360°-Bewegungsfreiheit
  • Gespräche, Verhöre und Verhandlungen mit anderen Charakteren
  • Packender Soundtrack

    Contributed by Xoleras (66117) on Feb 16, 2005.

Box Cover (USA):
    The summons from your friend in Turkey promises you a story that any investigative journalist would die for. Once in Istanbul, you begin to suspect your friend's words may prove prophetic, as you are plunged into a conspiracy that's plundering the legacy of a lost civilization. In this dangerously authentic adventure, you'll need all your reporter's instincts and skills to solve your way to the truth... or perish in the attempt. Now, let the journey begin. But remember: Trust no one. Suspect everyone. And play as if your life depends on it.

    The first in the Planet Explorer series, BYZANTINE: THE BETRAYAL places you in the mysterious world of one of Earth's most intriguing locales. Available only from Discovery Channel, Planet Explorer releases will capture the essence of great places in an entirely new way. The series will integrate storytelling, historical and cultural context and puzzle-solving in a fashion that compels users through a virtual journey of the world's most intriguing cities, countries and natural wonders.

    Contributed by MAT (97918) on Apr 13, 2001.