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The player is Max, an American journalist in Paris. There seems to be a story at hand, about a big drug dealer who is covered by some influential person in politics. To get the dealer talking, the player offers him a photography in exchange for some information. But when the player gets there, the druglord is dead and everyones on their back - mistaking them for the killer.

The game itself is a movie adventure on four CD-ROMs, dividing gameplay in Clue- and Action-turns. The player can control the game completely via mouse.


Urban Runner Windows 3.x Warehouse-Now this isn't good bodyguard. Run!
Urban Runner Windows 3.x Lobby of the Buena Vista Hotel. How can Max get upstairs?
Urban Runner Windows 3.x Max, in his hiding place
Urban Runner Windows 3.x Run away for your life

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Urban Runner Screenshot
Urban Runner Screenshot
Urban Runner Screenshot
Urban Runner Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "Urban Runner: Lost in Town..." -- European tag-lined title
  • "Lost in Town" -- This was the development title and is still the subtitle of the game.
  • "Avudim BaIr" -- Hebrew Title

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Critic Reviews

Power Unlimited Sep, 1996 85 out of 100 85
PC Joker Jul, 1996 81 out of 100 81
High Score Sep, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Adventure Gamers Jul 17, 2010 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Power Play Jul, 1996 69 out of 100 69
PC Action Jun, 1996 65 out of 100 65
Gameplay (Benelux) Aug, 1996 63 out of 100 63
PC Player (Denmark) 1996 60 out of 100 60
PC Player (Germany) Jun, 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 1.6 out of 10 16


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The game was originally developed by Cocktel Vision under the title "Lost in Town" (which later became the subtitle of the game). It was considered to be a part of the "Lost in..." series of the French developer. Unfortunately they were taken over by Sierra during the creation of the game, which changed marketing strategies.

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Jeanne (76519) added Urban Runner (Windows 3.x) on May 16, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Charly2.0 (129955)