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Description

The year is 2044, and the world has become a globalized, industrialized place where online communication often replaces other forms of socializing and where each citizen can be easily found with tracking devices. Peter Wright is an employee in a New York advertising agency whose family was killed in a terrorist attack. One night he witnesses his neighbor being taken away by a SWAT team. The neighbor's wife asks Peter to find out what happened to her husband, and Peter begins to realize that the authorities are following an unknown agenda he must reveal at all costs.

The Moment of Silence is a traditional puzzle-solving adventure game. The player navigates the protagonist through pre-rendered locations with frequently changing, fixed camera angles. Most of the puzzles either involve gathering information by talking to characters and exploring dialogue trees, or manipulating inventory items and using them on objects in the scenery.

Screenshots

The Moment of Silence Windows When cops are on the lookout for you, sewers are the safe road
The Moment of Silence Windows Look down on the streets from your apartment (doesn't look like 23rd floor, now does it?)
The Moment of Silence Windows It is not wise to answer to provocations of a couple of thugs... but who said I was wise
The Moment of Silence Windows Looking back at Earth

Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

  • "寂静时刻" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Момент Истины" -- Russian spelling
  • "MoS" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Inadequate path finding tarnishes an otherwise good game Jeanne (75361) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Has good moments... but overall not very satisfying Unicorn Lynx (174046) 2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars
For a newer adventure game, AMAZING! matt cohen (12) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars

Critic Reviews

Adventure Europe Apr 29, 2005 80 out of 100 80
Jolt (UK) Nov 15, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Adventurespiele Jun 05, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamePlasma Mar 29, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Digital Entertainment News (den) Apr 06, 2005 6.7 out of 10 67
Playback Jan, 2006 6.25 out of 10 62
GameSpy Mar 16, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Worth Playing Mar 31, 2005 5.5 out of 10 55
Factornews Feb 22, 2005 5 out of 10 50
Joystick (French) Dec, 2004 3 out of 10 30

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Trivia

The game was obviously influenced by George Orwell's famous novel "1984". Beside the similarity in stories, there are also direct references. One of them is the password for Oswald's computer (this is not a spoiler, since you don't have to remember this password and it is used automatically in a cut scene): the password is "doublethink", one of the cardinal aspects of the future "Ingsoc" society as depicted in Orwell's book.

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Jeanne (75361) added The Moment of Silence (Windows) on Dec 01, 2004