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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 A SWAT team of a sort breaks in at your neighbor's just at the bad point in your life
The Moment of Silence Windows It doesn't take too much to surprise Peter, as long as it's creative enough
The Moment of Silence Windows Arriving at a fairly dangerous district of the town
The Moment of Silence Windows A short interlude where you play as Deborah

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 (76520) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Has good moments... but overall not very satisfying Oleg Roschin (181560) 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 Lantern Mar, 2006 93 out of 100 93
Game industry News (GiN) 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Adventurearchiv Oct 04, 2004 90 out of 100 90
Adventure-Treff Oct 13, 2004 88 out of 100 88
Aventura y Cía May 05, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ActionTrip Mar 16, 2005 78 out of 100 78
Przygodówki.pl May 10, 2007 7 out of 10 70
IGN Mar 04, 2005 6.9 out of 10 69
Playback Jan, 2006 6.25 out of 10 62
games xtreme Apr 18, 2005 6 out of 10 60

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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 (76520) added The Moment of Silence (Windows) on Dec 01, 2004