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Missing (Windows)

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Jack Lorski, a journalist, and his girlfriend Karen Gijman have gone missing while investigating a serial killer. The only clue to their whereabouts is a CD-ROM made by somebody calling themselves the PHOENIX. Can you de-code the CD and find Jack and Karen before it's too late?

The game is a series of challenging puzzle games that must be completed to progress through the clues and reveal the rest of the story. Some of the games stand alone, some require internet access to research the solutions, and a few of the puzzles require e-mail help from other game characters.


Missing Windows Some uncomfortable, Saw-esque minigames.
Missing Windows Assemble the film in sequence
Missing Windows One of the many websites that comprise this game.
Missing Windows As you move through the CD-ROM, the Phoenix taunts you.

Alternate Titles

  • "谜踪" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Missing: Since January" -- Alternate title
  • "In Memoriam" -- European title

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User Reviews

The Great Work Terrence Bosky (5234) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Yawn. Let them go missing. I'll play something else. null-geodesic (234) 1.14 Stars1.14 Stars1.14 Stars1.14 Stars1.14 Stars

The Press Says

Just Adventure Mar 09, 2004 A 100
Pelit Dec, 2003 90 out of 100 90
GameZone Jul 04, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Gameinatrix Aug 02, 2004 B+ 83
Adventure Corner Nov 03, 2003 81 out of 100 81
ActionTrip Jul 22, 2004 72 out of 100 72
Boomtown Feb 26, 2004 7 out of 10 70
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2003 69 out of 100 69
Quandary Dec, 2003 2.5 out of 5 50
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Nov, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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  • Computer Gaming World
    • March 2005 (Issue #249) – Adventure Game of the Year

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Paul Sinnett (497) added Missing (Windows) on Jan 25, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Xoleras (66212)