The remote hotel stands atop an ominous snow-peaked mountain, and death permeates every inch of the place. A crime has been committed here obviously, and the remote nature of the retreat means that the culprit is still roaming the halls. Which of the guests is capable of this? Whose past hides sinister truths and who has the most to gain?
User reviews: Mostly Negative (35 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 27, 2009
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About This Game

The remote hotel stands atop an ominous snow-peaked mountain, and death permeates every inch of the place.

A crime has been committed here obviously, and the remote nature of the retreat means that the culprit is still roaming the halls.

Which of the guests is capable of this? Whose past hides sinister truths and who has the most to gain? Secrets will not reveal themselves and skeletons will not stay buried.

Dead Mountaineer’s Hotel will test all your detection skills as well as your ideas of right and wrong. The beautifully detailed, pre-rendered backgrounds provide the perfect backdrop to this twist of the traditional detective story.

Do you have what it takes to unravel the threads behind this mysterious case, and where will your side be should your own feelings conflict with the law?

Key features:

  • Engaging storyline, with a non-linear plot that lets you make your choices.
  • Over 120 gorgeous, pre-rendered locations.
  • More than 15 3D character models featuring real-time shadows, each with their own original stories and unique personalities.
  • AI simulation for all inhabitants of the gameworld to track their movements at all the times.
  • Proprietary engine specifically developed for adventure games.
  • 15+ hours of intriguing gameplay.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: Pentium IV 2.7 GHz
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 2.3 GB
    • Video Card: 256 MB DirectX 9-certified 3D video card (GeForce 6600 or higher)
    • DirectX®: 9.0
    • Sound: DirectX 9-certified sound card
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
First off it should be mentioned that 'Dead moutaineer's hotel' is an old russian movie, which would be fine if the store page would mention it, so you could research the movie at least a bit in advance.

Both Knox and VanDine would turn in their graves when seeing this misleading summary, that actually makes you think this is a fair and square detective mystery, while it actually isn't.
And even if you are tolerant enough to call it a detective mystery you will soon find out that it isn't fair at all, since:


The number of clues telling you that everyone here is an alien robot,built to observe humanity is exactly zero.

Rather late in the game you get a clue that aliens might be somehow involved, by finding a strange device which would as well be a very sophisticated bomb.

But no matter how you look at it, its not enough of a hint to make you even remotely aware that EVERYONE (the detective included) is just an alien robot.
The only remote clues in that regard you ever get is hearing that one of the cast apparently carried out some superhuman task (Think it was carrying a safe on her shoulders), as well as aforementioned strange device. - Notably very close to the end of the story.

But even if you consider this a detective mystery with sci-fi elements this clue, as well as the device simply come to late for you to be able to make 'xyz and txz are in fact alien robots.

And yet again, even if you would consider this a valid clue, there is no clue at all that you, the detective himself and the entire rest of the cast, is one of these robots too.


As a movie adaption - passable

As the detective story it pretends to be however it fails hard.
Posted: October 7
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Although the concept sounds good on paper, Dead Mountaineer's Hotel is by no means a good game.

The key hook, the murder, happens too late to really draw you in, and while the mountaintop hotel is pleasant to look at, it is filled with barely noticable items, and can rapidly become a nightmarish maze if you don't pick up the easily missable map at the start of the game.
Puzzle solutions are either esoteric or require scouring the entire hotel for a misplaced item, the best ending requires completing an infuriating mini-game of snooker, and the voice acting and character animations are shoddy (although if you consider the absurb plot twist at the end, these lacklustre performances are all perfectly explicable).
Peter Glebsky (your character) constantly sounds incredulous, although on the plus side, he does vaguely resemble Richard Armitage.

Don't climb this mountain.
Posted: June 26
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
I like point and click adventure games, but didn't like this one at all. The voice acting was very bland, like they read from a script and that's it. The hints of what to do or who to speak to were either vague or non existant. And the story wasn't that great to begin with, and got even weirder near the end. Even if you like adventure games, with no replayability, you would do well to avoid this one, and get something else instead.
Posted: July 15
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Very mediocre and uninspiring game. Paying for it more then a couple quid is just waste of money. Only buy if it is on a massive sale and you are desperate for an adventure game.
Posted: June 27
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2.1 hrs on record
Its hard to say bad things about a game on a review. Well atleast for me. I found the art attractive when i was looking to purchase it. But once I started to play the game it went done hill fast. Its just not fun. 2 out of 10 for me. 4th worst steam game I bought. Sorry.
Posted: July 10
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
you might think that a hotel owned by a dead mountaineer would be interesting but actually this game will make you want to die, much like that mountaineer, who is dead, as the game's title explains, and also several signs and paintings in the hotel which are of a dead mountaineer please don't buy this game
Posted: November 27, 2013
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