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The Moment of Silence (Windows)

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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.


The Moment of Silence Windows An old subway train
The Moment of Silence Windows A bridge to the space station
The Moment of Silence Windows Testing your messenger, sort of a modern day cellphone
The Moment of Silence Windows Hm, a video cable... this may come in handy for an old VCR if I manage to find such an outdated device these days

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 (75469) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Has good moments... but overall not very satisfying Cor 13 (174240) 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

Game industry News (GiN) 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
eXp.de - Extreme Players Oct 04, 2004 8.7 out of 10 87
Adventure Corner Oct 03, 2004 85 out of 100 85
Aventura y Cía May 05, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventure Gamers Nov 11, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ActionTrip Mar 16, 2005 78 out of 100 78
GameZone Mar 21, 2005 7.4 out of 10 74
Fragland.net Mar 28, 2005 70.5 out of 100 70
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 19, 2004 14 out of 20 70
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Mar 04, 2005 69 out of 100 69


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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 (75469) added The Moment of Silence (Windows) on Dec 01, 2004