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Midnight Nowhere (Windows)

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Description

In Midnight Nowhere, you play a man suffering from amnesia who wakes up in the morgue. Half-naked, dead bodies and blood are everywhere. Something is very wrong, but he hasn't a clue what happened, where he is or even who he is. The city of Black Lake, Russia, is in a state of panic because no one has any idea who or what is behind the horrific slaughters - now numbering in the hundreds. Is it a serial killer? ... or is it something even more evil?

You play this point-and-click, mouse-driven game in 3rd-person perspective. Features include animated characters, a mix of 2D and 3D graphical backgrounds and a mood-enhancing soundtrack. To advance the story, find and use inventory objects, read different types of documents, solve various types of puzzles, and talk to numerous characters.

Falling solidly under the Horror category, the subject matter is not for the faint of heart. The strong language and adult sexual themes are in keeping with today's "R-rated" films.

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Midnight Nowhere Windows The cops think you are a suspect!
Midnight Nowhere Windows You'll be adjusting gamma constantly to darken or lighten things up.
Midnight Nowhere Windows What a bloody mess!
Midnight Nowhere Windows The only time you get to see your character up close. A good-looking fellow!

Alternate Titles

  • "午夜夺命" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Чёрный Оазис" -- Russian spelling
  • "Chornyj Oasis" -- Russian title
  • "Black Oasis" -- Working title

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User Reviews

A bit sick .. Unconventional story, clunky interface Jeanne (75589) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars

The Press Says

IGN Mar 16, 2004 7.8 out of 10 78
Playback Feb, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Adventure-Treff Dec 29, 2003 68 out of 100 68
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks May, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Games (Germany) Jan 08, 2004 60 out of 100 60
Playback 2006 6 out of 10 60
Jolt (UK) Apr 06, 2004 5.8 out of 10 58
Quandary Apr, 2004 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 2004 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20
GameBoomers 2004 D- 16

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Trivia

Although the title Black Oasis never officially made it out of Russia, it still remains the official original Russian title (Chornyj Oasis). The title Midnight Nowhere is unknown in Russia.

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Jeanne (75589) added Midnight Nowhere (Windows) on Apr 16, 2004