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 Jack Norm arrives to investigate. (intro)
Sinking Island Windows Title screen
Sinking Island Windows Your "Personal Police Assistant" keeps track of all suspects.
Sinking Island Windows Another look at the suite

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Alternate Titles

  • "Б. Сокаль. Sinking Island" -- Russian spelling
  • "Sinking Island: un'indagine di Jack Norm" -- Italian title
  • "Sinking Island: Mord im Paradies" -- German title
  • "Sinking Island: Moord in het Paradijs" -- Dutch title
  • "Sinking Island: A Psychological Thriller" -- Tag-lined title
  • "Sinking Island: A Jack Norm investigation" -- US re-release / Scandinavian title
  • "L'île Noyée" -- French title

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User Reviews

A decent game for detective murder mystery buffs Jeanne (76526) 2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars
Poirot without the moustache Joakim Kihlman (275) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Computer Bild Spiele Dec 05, 2007 1.87 out of 6 83
Adventure-Treff Oct 14, 2007 77 out of 100 77
Yiya Nov 19, 2007 B 75
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 08, 2007 15 out of 20 75
Gamona Oct 13, 2007 71 out of 100 71
GameZebo Apr 12, 2009 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Feb 12, 2008 69 out of 100 69
Mygamer.com Oct 25, 2008 6.8 out of 10 68
GameStar (Germany) Oct 31, 2007 68 out of 100 68
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Oct 25, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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mo  (1408) added Sinking Island (Windows) on Oct 20, 2007