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Secret Files: Tunguska (Windows)

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Description

Nina Kalenkow, a beautiful woman living in Berlin, Germany, reaches her father's workplace at the Museum one night just to find out he has disappeared without a trace. After finding out the carelessness of the police department about the case, she then decides to search for him herself.

From that moment on, and with the help of one of her father's colleagues, the young Max Gruber, Nina is introduced to a conspiracy between governments and secret organizations, related to the vast and unexplained explosion that took place in 1908 in the Tunguska Region in Russia, which her father was investigating. The journey will take them all around the globe in the search for clues that will eventually reveal lots of secrets as they get closer to Nina's father. Nina is the protagonist, but Max can also be controlled during certain parts.

Secret Files: Tunguska is a classic third-person point-and-click adventure game clearly inspired by the old classics, presented against pre-rendered backgrounds with 3D models of the characters, and CGI animations for certain events. While playing, important clues are stored in a journal. The inventory is shown at the bottom of the screen, selecting an item and hovering it over other items or various locations will show if there is a use for the item or not. Additionally, if in-game "Help" is enabled, pressing a button in the bottom right corner reveals the location of all on-screen items Nina can investigate.

Screenshots

Secret Files: Tunguska Windows Someone put a lot of effort in covering the tracks yet leaving the clues at the museum
Secret Files: Tunguska Windows Nina moves around with her motorcycle.
Secret Files: Tunguska Windows Leaving the museum
Secret Files: Tunguska Windows Poor nightworkers...

Alternate Titles

  • "秘密檔案" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "Тунгуска: Секретные материалы" -- Russian spelling
  • "Tunguzka: Přísně Tajné" -- Czech title
  • "Tajne Akta: Tunguska" -- Polish title
  • "Geheimakte Tunguska" -- German title

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User Reviews

Is this what adventure gaming has come to? Joakim Kihlman (269) 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars
Like the real Tunguska incident, this game's a mystery Tom Hell (181) 2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars

Critic Reviews

Adventure Corner Sep 03, 2006 87 out of 100 87
PC Action Sep 07, 2006 85 out of 100 85
Playfuls Oct 09, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
PC Powerplay Aug 30, 2006 83 out of 100 83
FOK!games Oct 27, 2006 77 out of 100 77
JeuxVideoPC.com Nov 15, 2006 15 out of 20 75
Mundo Gamers Nov 12, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Sep 28, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Gamekult Nov 24, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Just Adventure Dec 08, 2006 C 50

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Trivia

Ending

The original game ending was replaced by a new one through the 1.02 patch. An important plot element was removed, but the other events have also been revised and the developers added a run-down of what happened to all characters in the game.

References

In Max' office, on his desk to the right of his computer, you can see a copy of Jamiroquai's album Emergency on Planet Earth.

UK Version

The UK version of the game contains a fold-out poster with the image of the German box' front. The back shows a world map with all the locations pin-pointed that are visited throughout the game, along with a few screenshots.

Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2006 – Best Adventure of the Year
    • 2006 – #2 Best German Game of the Year
    • 2006 – #3 Best Hero of the Year (for Nina)

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kelmer44 (1185) added Secret Files: Tunguska (Windows) on Sep 07, 2006
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