Hamlet or the Last Game without MMORPG Features, Shaders ...
The original adventure game based on twisted William Shakespeare's Hamlet.
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Mixed (308 reviews) - 63% of the 308 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 22, 2012

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“This is a creative little point-and-click adventure. It's short, but I thoroughly enjoyed it as long as it lasted.”
7.5/10 – IGN

“Vying for the longest and most irreverent game title of all-time, this quirky point-and-click puzzle-adventure comes to us from Russia. It blends the spirit of Zak & Wiki with a wonderfully implausible re-imagining of the classic Shakespeare play for added nonsense.”
7/10 – Eurogamer

About This Game

Hamlet or the Last Game without MMORPG Features, Shaders and Product Placement is the original point-and-click adventure game based on twisted William Shakespeare's Hamlet. Solve logic puzzles and fight with monsters to uncover secrets, punish all the villains and rescue the princess.

Key Features

  • In the best traditions of classic adventure games
  • The first indie game in the world based on Shakespeare's Hamlet
  • 25 levels
  • Boss battles
  • Logic puzzles
  • No inventory

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows XP, Vista or 7
    • Processor:1 GHz processor
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:128 MB graphics card
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    • Additional: Monitor with
      1024x768 or higher resolution support
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Grantley
2.1 hrs
Posted: September 22
Really obtuse- although it had some clever puzzles at the beginning, most of the solutions later on were designed to just be as awkward as possible.
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NayaDove
1.1 hrs
Posted: August 7
To start off, I wouldn't suggest this to any one unless they have a lot of nostalgia for point-and-click games.
The game has a semi-cute art style, but for me that was all it had going for it. I, myself, didn't even really find the humor to be amusing and many of the puzzles seemed very arbitrary. I'll admit I'm not the best at point-and-click puzzles, but you have to admit that many of the puzzles lack logic. I completed the game in a little over an hour, with a guide for the majority of the way. I did still try to figure out the puzzles on my own, but for the majority the guide was needed. How does "Most people think horses are colorblind" mean "You have to find the black dot in the horse's mind pictures"? At one point you have one of those turn the pieces until they make a path, but for some reason you start with about half of the pieces missing and the old man slowly adds them in. It just arbitrarily makes the puzzle take much longer than needed and just grated on my nerves. At one point before using the guide I got so frustrated with the illogical-ness of the game that I had to quit.
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Pale Dolphin
4.6 hrs
Posted: August 4
This is a short (I completed it within 2 hours), but very cute old-school adventure game.

Was it entertaining? Indeed, it was. I haven't played a point-and-click adventure game in ages, so this one was a certainly nostalgic experience.

Game's riddled with puzzles and schemes, some of which aren't really logical, and some are way too hard to solve within your first try, but it gives you certain satisfaction, if you do so by yourself, without the neccessity of resorting to a guide/walkthrough.

What impressees me is that it was created 4 years ago by just 1 person. In comparison to what people are releasing through Greenlight right now, this is some A-class content right here.

If you're a fan of adventure games, you should definitely pick this one up. During sale it drops as low as $1, and that's a really great offer for such a great game.
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benzado
1.9 hrs
Posted: July 3
It's a cute game, but I can't imagine how you would solve some of the puzzles without resorting to a guide. (Fortunately, a kind soul has posted one on Steam.)
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HARAMBE
1.0 hrs
Posted: June 27
I love shakespeare and it was in sale so why don't give it a try.

Buy the game, download the 87MB, play it for 30 minutes, unistal the game

Pros:
-Shakespeare
-Laertes' Helmet
-Music

Contros:
-♥♥♥♥s Up Shakespeare's most famous play.
-Has impossible and ambiguous puzzles
-Too Short
-Boring as peeling potato
-Don't worth the money
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Shawnecy
0.9 hrs
Posted: June 26
This suffers often from the typical problems of adventure games: outlandish logic that requires a whole lot of trial and error to figure out the exact order of hoops the developer wants you to jump through. Some puzzles are a bit clever, and perhaps if you're a real big adventure game fan you'll enjoy this. I didn't enjoy this and I suspect most people wouldn't either. Do not recommend.
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JonesR
2.3 hrs
Posted: June 4
Hamlet is a point & click puzzle adventure. And...hmmm...yeah that's about it.
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Vigerzz™
3.8 hrs
Posted: May 13
Possibly the best name ever <3 420/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
This game is very very short. But it is amusing. I waited to get it on sale and I recommend others do the same. It can be a bit challenging in spots but the in-game hints were enough to get me through.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
Great fun game, simple (but sometimes not) puzzles. Nice graphics.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
83 of 105 people (79%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2014
Hamlet (or “the Last Game without MMORPG Features, Shaders and Product Placement”, which is likely one of the worst video game titles ever conceived), is a point in click adventure game loosely inspired by Shakespeare's classic play of the same name. Its goal is clearly to lend a more comedic angle to the tragedy, but the result is something that comes off as both underbaked, and exceedingly dumb.

Aside from a few characters sharing names from the original Hamlet, and a few key parallel plot points, Hamlet the game is basically an entirely different, less involved story that on the whole is rather irrelevant and constrained to a few brief between act cutscenes.

The rest of the game is a pure single screen adventure game, by which I mean every puzzle is contained within the one screen of the game it takes place on with no collecting of objects or backtracking of any sort. This isn’t an awful way to construct your puzzles as it makes it impossible to get lost or overwhelmed by having everything right in front of you at all times, but it also creates a very constricting spectrum of the sorts of puzzles you can create. Or at least that’s the case with Hamlet, whose puzzles range from tedious obscurity, frustrating clicking exercises, or downright stupidity. They aren’t challenging in any clever way, and mearily stand as obstacles between you and the next screen.

And this is Hamlet’s ultimate issue: nothing in the game is smart, well designed, or the tiniest bit fun. It took me an hour and a half to complete and not once did I feel anything less than complacent boredom as I mundanely made my way through the game hoping it would soon be over, which thankfully was a wish soon answered.

You can read more of my writing on Kritiqal.
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36 of 41 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2013
Well, Steam says I have 3.3 hours on record for this game, but that's mainly because I went afk for 2 hours with the game still running.

The game is really short. It literally has 25 puzzles. Yes, you can actually count them. Is it good though? I found the artwork quite nice, but that really depends on what taste you have. The humour was okay, the premise was funny. Sound, however, is almost non-existent, and the few "boink" sounds get a bit annoying after a while.

I wouldn't recommend it for full price, but if you get it in a bundle or on sale, it's kind of fun.
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51 of 68 people (75%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2015
Hamlet or the Last Game without MMORPG Features, Shaders, and Product Placement is a poor title for this game. Its proper title should be Hamlet or the Last Game without MMORPG Features, Shaders, Product Placement, and Fun. This is one of those adventure games that remind you of how the adventure games genre committed suicide.

Let me give you an example of what is wrong with hamlet’s puzzles. There is a sequence where Hamlet is stuck in the cargo hold of the boat. You’ll click around the screen for awhile and eventually click a specific box to reveal a cannon. Click around some more and eventually you’ll click a barrel with a small hole at the bottom. This sends a mouse running at the cannon which aims the cannon at the ceiling. Now you can click on the cannon to blow a hole in the ceiling which a monkey falls through. After some more clicking you’ll discover that shooting at hamlet changes the images in the thought balloon in his head. So, you’ll have to shoot hamlet until he starts thinking 2x2 = 5. Obviously, that’s not right. So, you’ll need to alternate between clicking the monkey or yet another barrel to add or subtract from hamlet’s thought answer until it is correct. After that, you have to beat the monkey in a card game version of rock paper scissors before you can travel on to the next section full of inane stuff to click on.

Just skip this one. There is nothing redeeming about it.
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96 of 153 people (63%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
Game by russian developer "Milf 2000"

Pathetic name promises you something recreational, philosophical indie-experience.
Well the game is bad-designed, second-rate product (some levels just copy other games in this genre. First level is total weak copy of first level in Tiny Bang Story) for 3-5 years old auditory.
There's nothing 'unusual" in this game, i saw same stuff thousand times.
Pathetic reproach towards game development about "MMORPG features and shaders" looks so ironic because THIS game - sucks.
Yes, its much better to play any MMORPG with shaders.
Also. it reminds Valiant Hearts OH LOL
Not recommend.

If you want to play something like this better try Tiny Bang Story Here
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26 of 34 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 28, 2013
Hamlet is a retelling of Shakespeare's Hamlet in a point-and-click environment, with a modern-day hero.

I am a huge fan of point and click adventures, but sadly, this game fails on several levels. Several puzzles do not involve "logic" or rational thinking, but instead pixel hunting and random guesswork based on no clues or process of elimination.

The game is incredibly short too, lasting only 1 hour, and the title itself is incredulously cheeky and facetious, mocking other games, when this game itself is really quite bad. Those in glass houses, etc.

The game is currently £3.99, I would not recommend purchasing it, even when it's on sale, as it might spoil your enjoyment of "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare.

Nilesy
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 7, 2015
A simple but cute point and click adventure game using flash animation. Definitely not as good as Botanicula or Machinerium, but definitely worth giving it a try if the price is right. It's a short game with simple puzzles.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2015
Short version: 71%
Hamlet is a very short room-by-room puzzle adventure, more of an art showcase than a full video game. Still, the absurd humour splashed on the classic stage play may find its way to the appropriate audience.

Long version:
Hamlet or the Last Game without MMORPG Features, Shaders and Product Placement is a title that really should tell you what kind of game you are dealing with. It sounds pretentious, but if you look a little closer, it is more like self-parody. This game is teeming with absurd humour, starting right from the intro, where you essentially insert a meek little future man into the classic Shakespeare play, whose task is to save Ophelia from the metal-guitarist Claudius, Laertes the Giant, and two pirates: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.

To carry out this epic quest, our Hero must solve a series of puzzles, arranged in a format that would fit web-based games: you are presented with a single scene, and you need to manipulate objects to be able to leave the room. Some of the puzzles are straightforward, some need good reflexes, and some are really devilish in design by looking extremely difficult, yet having a painfully simple solution.

The humour may not be for everyone, but this is not the greatest issue; it’s the play time. You can easily finish Hamlet under 30 minutes on the first try and in 10 after that. In my opinion the price is still worth it for the unique art and design, but I may be in minority with that.
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2015
In Hamlet you play the part of a time traveler who inadvertently squelches the real Hamlet with his time machine and thus decides to take his place as the hero of the story: you'll be solving puzzles in five different chapters made up of five levels each.
While sporting some nice art and a quirky humour Hamlet can sadly quickly turn into an exercise in frustration due to its obtuse puzzles and somewhat useless hint system.

PROS:

-nice art style

-quirky sense of humour permeates the whole game

-some puzzles are interesting and offer a fair challenge

CONS:

-apart from the title and characters the Hamlet theme is basically never touched upon

CONS:

-most puzzles have an obtuse design and are very vague in how they function. Sometimes you have to click more than once, sometimes the clicking is timed, other times you have to memorize a quite lengthy sequence or just try and make sense of very vague ambiental clues...I honestly managed to solve a couple puzzles simply by randomly clicking all elements once I was frustrated enough

-no way to know what you can actually interact with in each screen, leading to random clicking all over in every scene

-the hint system is fairly bad, not only you have to wait five full minutes before you can get said single hint but its quality ranges from feeding you the solution to a drawing as vague as the puzzle itself

-not much in the way of a story and the characters offer very little apart from their name

-quite short, unless you get stuck on a puzzle you'd be done in 1,5/2 hours

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I really appreciated Hamlet's tongue in cheek take on the genre, its quirky humour, nicely drawn art and first few puzzles: but things soon got frustrating when logic got thrown out of the window and I started facing puzzles that required me to decipher a few extremely vague hints and hopefully understand what I was supposed to do. A few puzzles also require you to very quickly click certain items before they disappear and the split second timing involved can get aggravating aswell. There's a fine line between a challenging puzzle and an obtuse, frustrating one and I often felt as if Hamlet crossed said line way too many times to stay enjoyable.

All this is made worse by the hint system, waiting five minutes for the hint if you're already stuck on a puzzle is not fun and, once opened, the hint was sometimes as bad as the puzzle it was supposed to help with thus leaving me bashing my head on the problem or just trying to find an external guide.

It honestly says alot about the puzzle design when, after finishing the game, I still have no idea of the logic behind three puzzles as I simply solved them randomly clicking their elements while waiting for the hint to appear. For its sale price of a dollar Hamlet wasn't a total waste of my time or money but its problematic puzzles and barebones story make it an hard game to recommend.
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