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The events of this game take place in the historical China, in the Forbidden City - the Emperor's palaces located in Beijing.

The year is 1775. A murder has been just committed. The Emperor Qianlong wants you to find the assassin. During your investigation, you'll meet typical Chinese characters of the epoch, and uncover a net of intrigues.

This is one of Cryo's educational games, similar to Egypt. The world of ancient China is reconstructed with historical accuracy.


China: The Forbidden City Windows Meeting Emperor Qianlong in his palace
China: The Forbidden City Windows Main game screen (Dutch version)

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Alternate Titles

  • "Kina: Mysteriet I Den Förbjudna Staden" -- Swedish title
  • "Chine: Verrat in der verbotenen Stadt" -- German Dice Multimedia release title
  • "Chine: Intrigue dans la cité interdite" -- French title
  • "China: Verrat in der verbotenen Stadt" -- German title
  • "China: Intrigue in The Forbidden City" -- Re-release title
  • "China: Intriges in de verboden stad" -- Dutch title
  • "China: Crimen en la Ciudad Prohibida" -- Spanish title

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Secrets of Imperial House Windows vicrabb (7290)

Critic Reviews Windows 1999 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 100
PC Joker Windows Jun, 1999 72 out of 100 72
Adventure Gamers Windows May 19, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Meristation PlayStation Jul 25, 1998 7 out of 10 70 PlayStation Oct 15, 1999 14 out of 20 70
PC Games (Germany) Windows Apr, 1999 51 out of 100 51
PC Action (Germany) Windows Apr, 1999 50 out of 100 50
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jul, 1999 43 out of 100 43
Quandary Windows Jun, 2000 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Mega Fun PlayStation Dec, 1999 40 out of 100 40


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