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 Inventory screen (while in the elevator)
Sinking Island Windows Oh dear! The hotel will soon be underwater!
Sinking Island Windows The PPA collects all the evidence.
Sinking Island Windows Billy Jones, one of the grandchildren and heir

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 (75500) 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
Computer Bild Spiele Dec 05, 2007 1.87 out of 6 83
Adventure-Treff Oct 14, 2007 77 out of 100 77
Gamesmania.de Oct 17, 2007 77 out of 100 77
PC Action Oct 24, 2007 75 out of 100 75
GameBoomers Oct, 2008 B 75
Games32 Feb 05, 2008 73 out of 100 73
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Feb 12, 2008 69 out of 100 69
Mygamer.com Oct 25, 2008 6.8 out of 10 68
4Players.de Oct 23, 2007 59 out of 100 59

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