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China: The Forbidden City (Windows)

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The events of this game take place in the historical China, in the Forbidden City - the Emperor's palaces located in Beijing.

The year is 1775. A murder has been just committed. The Emperor Qianlong wants you to find the assassin. During your investigation, you'll meet typical Chinese characters of the epoch, and uncover a net of intrigues.

This is one of Cryo's educational games, similar to Egypt. The world of ancient China is reconstructed with historical accuracy.


China: The Forbidden City Windows Main game screen (Dutch version)
China: The Forbidden City Windows Meeting Emperor Qianlong in his palace

Alternate Titles

  • "Kina: Mysteriet I Den Förbjudna Staden" -- Swedish title
  • "Chine: Intrigue dans la cité interdite" -- French title
  • "China: Verrat in der verbotenen Stadt" -- German title
  • "China: Intrigue in The Forbidden City" -- Re-release title
  • "China: Intriges in de verboden stad" -- Dutch title
  • "China: Crimen en la Ciudad Prohibida" -- Spanish title

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User Reviews

Secrets of Imperial House vicrabb (6976) 3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars

Critic Reviews

Feibel.de 1999 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 100
Just Adventure 1999 A- 91
PC Joker Jun, 1999 72 out of 100 72
Adventure Gamers May 19, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Games (Germany) Apr, 1999 51 out of 100 51
GameStar (Germany) Jul, 1999 43 out of 100 43
Quandary Jun, 2000 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
PC Player (Germany) Jun, 1999 38 out of 100 38


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Cor 13 (174226) added China: The Forbidden City (Windows) on Jul 29, 2001
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