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Balko, based on the German TV series of the same name, is a point-and-click adventure where the player has to solve a criminal case in the role of the lead character Balko, with the help of his assistant Krapp. A young man dies during a fight. The autopsy is inconclusive but Balko and a colleague believe it is murder. During the investigation they discover that the victim is a more than a dubious character, with a lot of enemies.

A lot of locations and characters are inspired by those of the TV series. The game is advertised as an interactive crime film, but classic adventure elements are used, such as collecting and combining items, and interrogating suspects (with different questions all leading to the same conclusion). There is a hotspot key that highlights all active elements in the environment.


Balko Windows The map
Balko Windows The university
Balko Windows The police chief is exercising...
Balko Windows The crime scene

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Alternate Titles

  • "BALKO: Ryzykowne Śledztwo" -- Polish title

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Adventurespiele Oct 24, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventure Corner Oct 21, 2005 55 out of 100 55
Game Captain Oct 21, 2005 52 out of 100 52
Playback Oct, 2009 4 out of 10 40
Imperium Gier Dec 02, 2009 4 out of 10 40


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Thomas Terl (170) added Balko (Windows) on Jul 14, 2007