Deadfall Adventures is an action-driven first-person shooter, spiced up with elements from action-adventure games. Become an adventurer, hunt for treasures, explore unknown regions of the world and rescue the damsel in distress from the clutches of enemies, both earthly and not-so-earthly.
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Release Date: Nov 15, 2013

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Deadfall Adventures is an action-driven first-person shooter, spiced up with elements from action-adventure games. Become an adventurer, hunt for treasures, explore unknown regions of the world and rescue the damsel in distress from the clutches of enemies, both earthly and not-so-earthly. Join James Lee Quatermain on his journey across the globe!

The Story

The year is 1938. James Lee Quatermain is a man of many talents, yet holding on to money isn't one of them. James is an adventurer by trade, just like his legendary great-grandfather Allan Quatermain. And he knows how to squeeze money out of this famous name of his, while at the same time despising it. Despising those who believe his great-grandfather's tales of the supernatural and those who make fun of them alike.

Accordingly, Quatermain isn't all too keen on escorting Jennifer Goodwin, an US agent and former colleague of his, to an Egyptian temple structure in order to retrieve an ancient artifact - The Heart of Atlantis. Neither does he believe in the reputed invigorating qualities of this artifact, nor does he care the least that a division of the Ahnenerbe, the Nazi department specialized in the occult, is after The Heart as well.

But life has its ways of changing one's perspective. Quatermain soon finds himself part of a hunt across the globe - from the stormy deserts of Egypt to the icy depths of the Arctic, and all the way to the steaming jungles of Guatemala. In long forgotten temple structures the thrill of the chase awakens the true adventurer in Quatermain, as he and agent Goodwin strive to be one step ahead of the Nazis and the Russians, one step closer to obtaining the Heart of Atlantis. And deep in these temples, where age-old guardians awake from their eternal slumber, James soon learns that his great-grandfather's stories are not as crazy as he had always believed. For all things live forever, though at times they sleep and are forgotten...

Key Features

  • Action -Adventure gameplay from a first-person perspective
  • Set in the Quatermain-universe, created by H. R. Haggard
  • Fast-paced action and intense, accurate FPS gun battles
  • Adventurer equipment: compass, treasure maps, notebook and flashlight – necessary to solve ancient puzzles, find treasures and even to defeat certain types of enemies
  • Puzzles that encourage you to explore the game environment and interact with it
  • Environmental traps that can be used to eliminate enemies in many spectacular ways
  • Exotic, picturesque locations from around the world – Egypt, Arctic and forgotten
    Mayan ruins in the jungles of Guatemala
  • Compelling story faithful to the spirit of classic action-adventure movies
  • 1930’s setting, including detailed weapon designs
  • Unique adventurer-style multiplayer features and modes

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows XP SP 3, Windows Vista/7/8
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2 GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 equivalent
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT / ATI Radeon HD 3830, 256 MB VRAM, Shader Model 3 support
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:6.5 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX Compatible
    • Additional:Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication, Software installations required (included with the game): STEAM Client, Microsoft DirectX, Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable, Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable
    • OS:Windows 7/8
    • Processor:2.6 GHz Quad Core processor
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 / ATI Radeon HD 5850, 1 GB VRAM, Shader Model 3 Support
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:6.5 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX Compatible
    • Additional:Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication, Software installations required (included with the game): STEAM Client, Microsoft DirectX, Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable, Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 1

+ Atmosphere
+ Graphics
+ Location
+ Puzzles
+ Style like a Indian Jones

- AI
- Bugs
- Story

Ratings 6/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
A stupid but stupidly fun game.
- For a game that identifies itself as exploration-centric action it gives too much invisible walls, pushes of ledges for no reason and has really silly puzzles.
- looks and is dated
- you are an effin Indiana Jones brother from another mother :D
- hollywood style fun with nazis, women, revolvers and boulders
- has evil tap-your-enemy-to-ground-meat multiplayer (though I think I will not find play buddies anymore)
- graphics look old but nostalgically pleasant

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Nice little FPS action adventure. Does not want to be an Indiana Jones class kind of adventure and that's OK. It's good in what it wants to be. Perservere until you reach the Maya temples (after about a quarter of the game), the graphics and levels get WAY better then. And make sure you play with hard puzzles - and forget the notebook. It's way more satisfying then.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
The game itself is fun. And id recommend it, that would purely be for th gameplay. The story itself is rather predictable and not so good, all the characters youve already seen a hundred times. It may as well have been called Indiana Jones and the heart of an ancient civilization.

As said, story itself sucks - feels like a rip-off. but the gameplay is fun.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
An awesome adventure game that even Indiana Jones would play. :)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Have you watched James Bond ?
Well this is the Steam movie verision

Great Game Great Story !
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194 of 250 people (78%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2013
Yes, after a looooong time I just thought that this game deserves a small recommendation / review!

This game is one of my longest dreams that came through. A game where you can be a true adventurer as the famous Quatermain (or Indiana Jones if you want) and this in a Ego-Shooter. What the ♥♥♥♥; is that kinda cool? Really? Adventuring in a Ego-Shooter?
YES, that is possible. The Farm 51 developing team has made a great game with that. You have brilliant graphic moments (Unreal Engine 3), but of course there are also some bad graphics in there. But hey, nevermind. The important part is that you have really AWESOME PUZZLE moments here. Some of 'em are tricky, lots of 'em are "normal" but funny. The dialogs between James Quatermain and Jennifer Goodwin (your female partner) are funny and make you feel you're just right here - within the awesome temples and pyramids. ;)
So, if you love lots of puzzles, adventuring and of course Ego-Shooter then you have to try this game. :)

» lots of puzzles (easy and hard / before you can choose the difficulty for puzzles)
» awesome atrmosphere with pyramids, temples and other "Egypt stuff"
» nice graphics with the Unreal Engine 3 - the most time
» funny dialogs
» well-done mixture of adventuring and Ego-Shooter
» long-driven story ( I played the whole game with adventuring moments 17 hours^^)

» shooting moments are boring and not challenging
» some graphics bugs
» at the beginning the controls are a bit complicated
» The multiplayer part is a waste of time

Tell me what you think about this game if finished! :)
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106 of 130 people (82%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 29, 2015
Deadfall Adventures is a first person action/adventure game made by The Farm 51. In Deadfall you play as James Lee Quatermain, an adventurer who struggles to live up to his legendary adventurer of a grandfather, Allan Quatermain. Quatermain's new job is to escort a US agent called Jennifer Goodwin through an Egyptian temple to find an ancient treasure which will eventually lead you all across the world killing mummies and chasing Nazis.

Deadfall is of course inspired by the likes of Indiana Jones and Uncharted and if you like those two things, or anything similar, chances are you're gonna have a good time playing this game. I'd also like to mention that at the time of writing my review I'm approximately halfway through the main campaign.

+Great graphics with good visual effects
+Great puzzles, they are challenging and often take a lot of thinking to solve but never feel too hard
+Combat difficulty and puzzle difficulty can be changed independently
+Interesting mix of genre
+Overall mediocre gunplay apart from an interesting mechanic involving mummies and flashlights
+Some cool locations
+Lots of hidden collectibles to find
+Relatively wide variety of weapons
+Good variety of enemies to fight
+Great atmosphere
+Performs well on high settings even on my medium PC
+Simple controls

+/-All of the humour in the game is very cheesy, personally not my cup of tea but others may enjoy it

-Bland voice acting
-I noticed a fair few typos and occasionally missing words in the subtitles
-Uninteresting story based around uninteresting characters
-Riddled with bugs and glitches
-Puzzle hints are almost entirely useless
-Checkpoints are few and far between
-Clunky animations


Despite some issues I had fun playing Deadfall with its good graphics, great puzzles and its interesting genre combination. If you're a fan of Indiana Jones style things then I suggest you pick this one up while it's on sale.

***This review was written using a key provided by the Publisher for review purposes***

El K.
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91 of 111 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
First, let's get one thing out of the way: this is not an Indiana Jones clone. Indiana Jones was himself based on and a tribute to Allan Quatermain (H.R. Haggard, 1885) and Professor George Edward Challenger (A.C. Doyle, 1912). And the protagonist of this game, James Lee Quatermain, Allan Quatermain's great-grandson, has a completely different personality (and a couple of jokes in the game point out those differences).

But the feel, the mood and the ambiance are the same, so Indiana Jones fans WILL enjoy it.

The good:

When Lucas created Indiana Jones, he was trying to recreate the feel of 1930s action serials. This game succeeds in re-recapturing that feel and it's the main point in favor of this game. The scenery is beautiful and even the ceilings are worth admiring (not to mention that they also sometimes hold clues or things with which you can interact). The plot is unoriginal, but still engaging. The puzzles are logical and well integrated in the flow of the game. There's an interesting selection of weapons and they feel well balanced. You can kill an unarmored human enemy with one or two bullets, but they can return the favor, so you can't play this game as if you were Rambo. The journal, a very obvious copy of Henry Jones' journal, is not interesting to read, but it is very useful. Sometimes it just provides a hint for a puzzle. Other times, it's a key part of the puzzle and you can't solve it without consulting the journal. A nice touch is that the foreigners you meet speak in their native tongue, which makes it feel more authentic.

The bad:

The game is so linear that you might not notice a difference if they put it on rails. Backtracking is impossible because your entrance is invariably blocked every time you enter a new zone. I can't see this game having a lot of replayability. It uses the lazy, antiquated, and much hated checkpoint mechanism. Sometimes, the chekpoint is so far back that it can take 10 minutes to replay the part leading up to your death. Movement and shooting are ok, but in almost every other part of the interface, it feels so much like a console port that it's practically a slap in the face to PC users. You can only scroll back and forth between your weapons; you can't select the one you want directly. The POV is very strange and gives you the impression that you're only 4 feet tall. This feeling is exacerbated by the fact that you're unable to jump on a crate that your grandmother could jump over. The jumping is so sluggish, in fact, that it's more irritating than useful. There are glitches that will let you get trapped between two objects and your only option is to restart from your last checkpoint.

The acting is a bit on the campy side, but not so much that it ruins the game.

But for all the little irritants, this is a fun little trip into an Indy-esque world and I still recommend it, though not at the ridiculously high full price.

One odd thing: the optional Allan Quatermain revolver that comes with the Deluxe edition is worse than the default Webley; it's just prettier.

Two suggestions: (1) don't swap your basic revolver for a better one you find. The basic revolver has infinite ammo, your new one does not! (2) If you're so inclined, you can change one of the ini files to give yourself infinite ammo for all weapons (instructions are on the web). A nice side-effect is that you end up keeping almost every weapon you find (you can usually carry only two), but you occasionally get stuck on one of them until some random event in the game clears the buggy state and you can switch weapons again. It's a fun way to run the game a second time.
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7.8 hrs
Posted: October 23
Best Indiana Jones Shooter I've ever played!
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3.7 hrs
Posted: October 23
Chasing Nazis and hunting for treasures in the 1930s/1940s - sounds like Indiana Jones. And that is pretty much what this is, except that your hero is called James Lee Quatermain - MISTER Quatermain - and that this is an FPS instead of an Adventure. It's a good game overall, while also being a bit buggy at times. Falling through the floor and out of the map, getting stuck while walking for no apparent reason or options not saving like the unlocked framerate, things like that. The voice acting is embarrasing to listen to (at least in German, don't know if it's better in English) and the cutscenes look low budget. But overall I'm enjoying this game (haven't finished it yet). The gunplay is solid, the graphics are quite nice and the story is cheesy, but not bad at all. I also like the mechanic of using a compass to find treasures, although it doesn't make much sense if you think about it. What compass would point towards ancient treasures? But hey, it's a video game, so who cares.
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8.0 hrs
Posted: October 18
I got this game in a bundle like ages ago, i bought it for an another game so i didn't tried it out since now. I was bored so i looked through my steam library and this game caught my eyes, at this point i had no expectations but this game performed suprisingly good. The story similar to Wolfenstein 2's , theres the nazi's the soviets and you, a small agency looking for a supernatural power.
The grapics are quite good.The puzzles are really self explanatory but some of them can be tricky.The firefights are the best part of this game the guns are accurate and powerfull, the ai can be dumb (other than shooting and advancing no much else it does) but nothing too bad.Not a huge variety of guns but they are feel good to shoot.There are also some skills you can upgrade with treasures you find i liked that also.
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8.7 hrs
Posted: October 15
This Game is awsome. The maps are beautiful. Nothing better than exploring ancient ruins. The only people that give this game a bad rating just have a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ Rigg that cant deliver the graphics of one that an intelligent person built.
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