Sinking Island (Windows)

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Description

Walter Jones, an eccentric billionaire, is found dead on the Maldivian island of Sagorah. There, he had built an enormous Art Deco tower that he hoped to turn into an exclusive holiday resort. His death seems like a nightly accident at first, but turns out to be a mysterious murder. Furthermore, a heavy storm is raging, almost cutting off the island from the rest of the world. At the time of Walter Jones' death, there are eight people staying in Jones' pompous hotel: his grandchildren with their spouses, his lawyer, and the tower's architect. Two native Maldivians live nearby.

This traditional point-and-click adventure game is a classical Who Dunnit. As inspector Jack Norm, you have to investigate which of the suspects might have a reason to want Walter Jones dead, talk to everybody, collect evidence or compare fingerprints. Your PPA (Personal Police Assistant), a kind of inventory/recording device, helps you during your inquiries.

Sinking Island can be played in two modes: in real-time mode, it's a race against time. In adventure mode, you can go through each place at your own pace.

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Sinking Island Windows Comparing evidence automatically.
Sinking Island Windows Oh dear! The hotel will soon be underwater!
Sinking Island Windows Each resident's suite has a different theme and color scheme
Sinking Island Windows Another look at the suite

Alternate Titles

  • "Б. Сокаль. Sinking Island" -- Russian title
  • "Sinking Island: Mord im Paradies" -- German title
  • "Sinking Island: Moord in het Paradijs" -- Dutch title
  • "Sinking Island: A Jack Norm investigation" -- Scandinavian title
  • "L'île Noyée" -- French title

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User Reviews

A decent game for detective murder mystery buffs Jeanne (75502) 2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars
Poirot without the moustache Joakim Kihlman (269) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Just Adventure Sep 29, 2008 A 100
Adventure Corner Oct 14, 2007 87 out of 100 87
Adventure-Treff Oct 14, 2007 77 out of 100 77
GameBoomers Oct, 2008 B 75
Gameplay (Benelux) Mar, 2008 72 out of 100 72
Adventure Gamers Aug 29, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Adventures - Kompakt Oct 23, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Cheat Code Central Sep, 2008 3.4 out of 5 68
Gamekult Oct 22, 2007 4 out of 10 40
Adventure Classic Gaming Dec 26, 2008 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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mo  (1376) added Sinking Island (Windows) on Oct 20, 2007