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The Moment of Silence (Windows)

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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 Claire is a robot that you'll have pleasure in talking to every time you visit your working place
The Moment of Silence Windows You may not understand Mandarin, but luckily, that is not required to order some quick food from a nearby chinese restaurant
The Moment of Silence Windows When time runs you by and government rewrites the history, old guy's stories can be the only well of trustworthy informations
The Moment of Silence Windows Main title in the opening cinematic

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Has good moments... but overall not very satisfying אולג 小奥 (168830) 2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars
Inadequate path finding tarnishes an otherwise good game Jeanne (75620) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
For a newer adventure game, AMAZING! matt cohen (12) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars

The Press Says

Adventure-Treff Oct 13, 2004 88 out of 100 88
JustPressPlay Mar 08, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
GamesFire Oct 15, 2004 84 out of 100 84
Jolt (UK) Nov 15, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Aventura y Cía May 05, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Armchair Empire, The Mar 11, 2005 7.8 out of 10 78
Game Over Online Nov 30, 2004 71 out of 100 71
GamePlasma Mar 29, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Fragland.net Mar 28, 2005 70.5 out of 100 70
Digital Entertainment News (den) Apr 06, 2005 6.7 out of 10 67

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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 (75620) added The Moment of Silence (Windows) on Dec 01, 2004