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SPQR is a point-and-click Myst-style game set in Ancient Rome. Journal entries, newspaper articles, and various puzzles must be dealt with as the player unravels a conspiracy which threatens the Empire.


SPQR: The Empire's Darkest Hour Windows Save/Load menu
SPQR: The Empire's Darkest Hour Windows Arch
SPQR: The Empire's Darkest Hour Windows Winter machine instructions
SPQR: The Empire's Darkest Hour Windows Acta Diurna, a newspaper

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Alternate Titles

  • "SPQR: L'heure la plus sombre de l'empire" -- French title

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Gameplay (Benelux) Apr, 1997 78 out of 100 78
PC Player (Germany) Feb, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Play Feb, 1997 46 out of 100 46


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The game claims to be an accurate representation of Rome. It was based on a highly successful online game.


SPQR is an acronym from a Latin phrase, Senatus Populusque Romanus ("The Senate and People of Rome").

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Macs Black (80165) added SPQR: The Empire's Darkest Hour (Windows) on Oct 22, 2007
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