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 (59 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 27, 2009
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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
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2014
A game that covers the spectrum.

I had read the reviews and wasn't expecting much, but when I saw the game on sale for less than 4 dollars I thought I would give it a go. I am glad I did.

Some aspects of this game are really great, others are awful.

The artwork is fabulous and it helps the game exude atmosphere. It reminded me of 'Evil Under the Sun' with a bit of 'Black Mirror 1' and 'Syberia' thrown in, but in the mountains. The hotel was a dream to explore as it is huge and would be a fantastic place to stay. I loved the short sections outside, with the snow falling. The artists did a fab job.

Difficulty is not too tough. I only needed to check a walkthrough once, when I couldn't fathom how to lure the owner out of his office.

Kaisa is certainly very cute.

The music is lovely for the most part, though a couple of horrendous rock pieces come in at odd moments and not just when entering the room of a particular character.

Gameplay is ok, with a clear changing cursor.

Now for the bad. The story is a real slow boiler, which is a good thing as it sets the scen beautifully and allows us to get to know the characters. However, when the main events finally happen, the story just ends. I had the most nonsensical ending to a game ever and though there are different endings none make a lot of sense, with an absolutely ridiculous twist at the end. So the game takes a good few hours to brew and then when something big finally happens, it ends. Crazy. It is like the developers suddenly lost interest to continue the plot.

The translation is poor, though understandable. Sometimes it appears that characters give a comnpletely different answer to the question being asked. The voicees being better than the inaccurate subtitles. It's crazy that the developers didn't get someone who can understand proper English to check the translation. The character voices range from ok (the main character, Kaisa, and Olga) to horrendously bad (Alec, for instance). Also the voices are obviously done with the actor not having a clue as to the context in which they are supposed to be said. A basic error.

So, I am going to recommend this title as parts of this game are very enjoyable indeed, though the ridiculously abrupt and silly ending ruins the experience in the end.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 9, 2014
There are a few negative moments with this game like, some of the voice acting. But If you do like puzzle solving and classic point a click games, than give this one a try. These classic type of games are few and between. I feel that some people weren't giving this one a better chance. Story line is pretty simply, you are a detective solving a possible murder. Characters in game are some what interesting, but will get boring after awhile talking to them. And the setting in game could have been worked on more. Breakdown - Graphics: 2/5, sound 3/5, fun factor 3/5, difficulty 3/5, controls 4/5.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2011
ANTI-RECOMMEND Sweet Jesus this hurt. I will drink heavily, replay it and tell you how I REALLY FEEL.
Posting this now so you won't commit the same irreversible mistake I made and shell out money for this game.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
Appallingly awful - spent ages setting things up, then ended abruptly in a ridiculous way that bore no relation to anything that had happened up to that point. Voice acting ranged from average (main character) to laughably bad (hotel manager).
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 12, 2012
Dead Mountaineer's Hotel is a point and click adventure made in the same spirit as such classics as Syberia and Still Life . The Steam Overlay works, but unfortunately the game does not support widescreen, and the resulting image will be letterboxed, which is not uncommon for games of this era. The diaglogue and animation are servicable, and if you are a player who enjoys playing detective in a point and click adventure, Dead Mountaineer's Hotel certainly delivers.
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