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Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse is a classical point & click adventure. It abandons 3D graphics and direct control which were used in the two predecessors and returns to the style of the first two games. The only major technical differences are a higher resolution and that the characters are modelled instead of drawn. Like every Broken Sword game the plot is inspired by historical events: everything centers around the painting La Maledicció. George Stobbart and Nicole Collard witness as a masked man steals La Maledicció and kills the gallery owner. Both have their motivations to solve the crime - George works for the painting's insurer, Nico is a reporter and the police are incompetent - and so they unravel a conspiracy which is somehow connected to the Gnostic Gospels.

The game uses an intelligent mouse cursor: a right click on a hotspot results in looking at the item and a left click triggers an item-specific action. Of course this is the main ingredient of the puzzles: collecting items and using them on other items in order to solve problems. On some occasions there are also logic puzzles from a zoomed-in view on an object, e.g. connecting cables of an engine in order to repair the car's horn. Another important part of the game are conversations with the various characters, some of them known from previous instalments. During the course of the game the controlled character switches between George and Nico. A help function supports players who are stuck.

The original release only included the first half of the game and the second half was patched in later. The first half is set in Paris with two trips to London. The Vita version was released as a bundle (listed here) and also with the first episode separately (listed along the Android/iOS version).

Retail PlayStation 4 releases include an 8-page color prologue comic in place of the manual.


Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse PlayStation 4 The map of Paris
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse PlayStation 4 This map should help us decide where to go next
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse Windows Flying on the private plane (Episode 2)
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse Windows Hammer against the machine gun (Episode 2)

Promo Images

Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse Screenshot
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse Screenshot
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse Screenshot
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "ブロークン・ソード ウロボロスの呪い" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Сломанный Меч 5: Проклятие Змея" -- Russian spelling
  • "Les Chevaliers de Baphomet 5: La Malédiction du Serpent" -- French title
  • "Broken Sword: Uroboros no Noroi" -- Japanese title
  • "Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse - Season Pass" -- GOG title
  • "Broken Sword 5: La Maledizione del Serpente" -- Italian title
  • "Broken Sword 5: La Maldición de la Serpiente" -- Spanish title
  • "Broken Sword 5: Klątwa Węża" -- Polish title
  • "Broken Sword 5: A Maldição da Serpente" -- Portuguese title
  • "Baphomets Fluch 5: Der Sündenfall" -- German title

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Critic Reviews

Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Dec 20, 2013 77 out of 100 77
Retro Gamer Windows May 22, 2014 75 out of 100 75
GameStar (Germany) Windows Dec 05, 2013 74 out of 100 74 PlayStation 4 Sep 08, 2015 14 out of 20 70 (UK) Windows Apr 28, 2014 7 out of 10 70
Games TM Windows Feb 06, 2014 7 out of 10 70 Xbox One Sep 08, 2015 14 out of 20 70 Windows Apr 30, 2014 70 out of 100 70 Windows Dec 20, 2013 62 out of 100 62
Common Sense Media Nintendo Switch Sep 21, 2018 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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The game was financed by crowdfunding. Revolution Software asked for $400,000 and received $771,560. The campaign successfully ended on September 22, 2012.

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