When a brilliant particle physicist dies unexpectedly, the race is on to secure his terrible new technology before it falls into the wrong hands. The lives of four playable characters become entangled as they fight against the clock to find the dead scientist’s secret vault.
User reviews: Very Positive (268 reviews) - 95% of the 268 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 25, 2012

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About This Game

When a brilliant particle physicist dies unexpectedly, the race is on to secure his terrible new technology before it falls into the wrong hands. The lives of four playable characters become entangled as they fight against the clock to find the dead scientist’s secret vault.

The suspicions they harbor, the memories they guard, the connections they share - all will converge as these four ordinary people work together to prevent a potentially cataclysmic disaster.

Key Features:

  • Voiceover work featuring fan-favorite Logan Cunningham (Bastion)
  • Four simultaneously playable characters
  • A twisting, riveting storyline influenced by player decisions
  • Long and short term memory system - ask anybody about anything in the game!
  • Over ten hours of gameplay!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows ME, 2000, XP or Vista
    • Processor: Pentium or higher
    • Memory: 64 Mb RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 1G Free Space
    • Video Card: Supports all DirectX-compatible video cards
    • DirectX®: DirectX 5 or above
    • Sound: Supports all DirectX-compatible sound cards
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2015
One of the best adeventure games I have played in a while. I am going to have to check out some of Wadjet Eye's other games now.

This game is an old school style adventure game but with some new innovations that make it feel more fresh. Theres a Short Term / Long Term Memory system, four controllable characters, a unique conversation system, and lots of brilliant and unique puzzles, some of them with a hard scientific edge. The savegame system has steam cloud support, and there are steam trading cards and an extensive list of achievements, anda commentary mode that add some replayablity.

Now for the bad, the game was a little buggy, I came across a dialog glitch where everthing sped up and dialog was skipped through several times, and characters got stuck a few times, but nothing game breaking. The overall sound felt dated, as did the graphics, but I think it was deliberate as they were going for that old school feel. The soundtrack was actually pretty decent though. There are no graphics options, you can only run the game in a window, but it still plays decently despite this.

Overall, the story felt modern and captivating. The game was challenging, but the story was intriguing enough I was compelled to keep plugging away. Will be playing through again to try and get 100% completion and some of the achievements I missed, I ended up 5 points away from 100% on my first playthrough!

Pick this up at full price or on sale, either way you won't be dissapointed.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 14, 2015
As a whole, I think this is a pretty solid adventure game, but it's one of my least favorites from Wadjet Eye, which more speaks to the quality of their published games more than anything. The story here is very solid, the main characters are pretty interesting, the graphics and sound design are all pretty good, and some of the puzzles are pretty interesting and unique.

I think the issues I have come down to the world itself being rather bland; the most out-there concept of the entire universe is the titular resonance itself, which for all I know could be real (probably not, but ehh.)

As well, the game's flow is... well, it grinds to the halt for a section in the middle that feels reeeeally adventure game-y and the plot mostly comes to a halt for this section, too. As well, you have too many options and some of the puzzle solutions are obscure enough, plus the annoyance of having to constantly change characters, drag specific things into memory, give items to other characters because only certain characters can do certain things... it piles up into a rather unfun segment of the game that I pretty much gave up on and resorted to a walkthrough for, which I otherwise didn't use for the majority of the game.

Other than that though it's enjoyable enough. The dream sequences are pretty unique and engaging, the timed puzzles are generally not too obscure as to require trial and error, and the game's length is pretty fine for the genre. It wasn't the most engaging or most memorable but it's a pretty enjoyable ride most of the way through with a pretty noticeable bump in the middle.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2015
This game is annoying.
The "Drag the Information" mechanic is annoying.

The characters recognise something need to be done? Good, let's go and do it. No! You need to drag the information first.
You haven't done it? Go bad to the previous place and store the information. Why was this needed?

Then, the story.
This game start low, with a strange event and everything, which was interesting, and then put you quick enough into weapons of mass destruction, world domination and stuff.
A "big problem" doesn't make the story epic. It makes it unbelievable and lame if you don't build into it.

Ok, I can deal with it... except when you are about to discover the truth, well, there is another little thing.
Yes, the motivations of the bad guys have something supernatural and completely inexplained. Right that, out of nowhere.
There were no indication that was a thing in the setting. But yes.

It's just feel really lazy.
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27 of 28 people (96%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2013
Resonance is a nice old style adventure with interesting and original game mechanics - like short / long term memories that you can use as inventory objects - plus four playable characters that start each with their own goals and then team up to solve a scientific and crime mistery. Puzzles are fresh and rather challenging in some cases, while 8 bit style graphics are really cool! The story conclusion should have been less rushed out, and the sound department is a bit poor, nether the less I really liked this little gem. I recommend it to adventure fans who loved the '80s and '90 classics that want to breathe part of that atmosphere again!
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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 1, 2014
Really old school point and click adventure, decently written and scripted, quite challenging, multiple endings...

Very solid, but watch out, when I say this game is retro, I mean it. A lot of the smaller things, which are hard to describe, about the overall asthetic could be a turnoff. But, if you're already a fan of classic 80s and early 90s adventure games you'll probably have a great time.

And if you know what SCUMM is, you'll likely love it. : P

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