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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The Digital Deluxe Edition includes:

  • Deadfall Adventures
  • Original Soundtrack
  • Making Of - Movie
  • Artbook
  • DLC 1: Unique Allan Quatermain Revolver
  • DLC 2: Three exclusive Multiplayer Skins: Arab Mercenary, Arctic Quatermain and Skeleton

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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

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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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Reapz
( 13.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Definitely worth picking up, I won't insult the developers by saying you should buy it on sale, though it is a high price point considering the age of the game. In saying that, it's quite well made and the puzzles will leave you scratching your head more than once.

Worst part for me was if you died in between the save points (some of them between gun fights) and you had done a puzzle in the meantime (usually achievement driven puzzles) then you have to do the puzzle again to get the treasure. I had a problem after I died after completing the 8 piece puzzle which you have to move around piece-by-piece to get the picture right. I'm crap at those but I managed to do it twice after dying the first time. Maybe there's a quick save but I didn't see it (I am an idiot after all).

I would also say that some puzzles were as vague as anything, but overall a good quality game.

8/10 would enjoy a sequel with more varied puzzles.
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KingDom #TeamHoovey
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
The voice acting is terrible, or I honestly feel like this would've made an awesome Indiana Jones/Tomb Raider/Uncharted FPS game. The generic action/adventure story is all there. The shooting/gunplay isn’t perfect but pretty solid. The puzzles are simple, but fit the overall feeling of the game. The environments are stunning and a treat to explore. But that voice acting? ...like a gosh darn student project. It’s sad when I think a comedic approach would’ve been LESS immersion breaking than the actual voice actors. Either way, the game is not nearly as bad as everyone seems to think it is, I’d say its worth $10 – $15.
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KarliN
( 12.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
+) Fun and reasonable puzzles.
+) Story was okay. Little sloppy but it wasn't bad.
+) By putting treasures they made thoroughly mapping a meaningful attitude.
+) Aiming and moving was optimized.
+) Having an npc accompany you always makes the gameplay more fun.

-) I think it was thompson? This gun was horrible.
-) Some checkpoints were at weird point of the game. I also think sometimes it was activated later than it was supposed to be.
-) There aren't specific objective guide. I get that you have to search each corners and find everything by yourself but having told nothing all the time is just sloppy. Back in the days game developers thought it was okay to be that way but not anymore.
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IDon'tNeedAName
( 22.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Nice game :D
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( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
THIS GAME SUCKS!

0/10
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LoneOwl
( 12.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
Good game with Indiana Jones style, I can tell this from the first level to the last!

Recommend buy it on sales!
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Motofeală Bănilă
( 24.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
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Bambino
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 7
I have enjoyed this game quite a bit. I love the music, and the atmosphere & sceneries are rather enjoyable.
Sure, very Indiana Jones-ish, but that doesn't bother me. This is a welcome change to games like CS:GO, and quite "light" playing experience.
I got mine on discount - don't remember the price though - and have not regretted buying this.

So far my only issue with this game is the fact that I can't proceed after certain part in the Ice Temple. Three particular mummies can't be unfrozen, and that's a dead-end for me - which is a shame.
Looks like I'm the only one so far experiencing this issue, and I'm yet to figure out how to get past this problem.

Other than that, I very much enjoyed playing Deadfall Adventures.
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bibbis
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 7
Idiotic writing.
Dumb characters.
Cliché dialogue.

Why is there even a "story"...?
Just let me KILL ♥♥♥♥...

Slow combat with ♥♥♥♥ aim.
Takes very long time to reload.

Infuriating to control journal to navigate hint pages etc.

AWFUL, awful game
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iLLkingZ
( 25.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 4
Not perfect but its still a damn good game for those who like FPS games. Im only a few hours into it but this game has far exceeded my expectation even with the few small number of glitches the game has. I wouldnt let those minor glitches deter anyone from enjoying this title especially since most people will play a AAA title with glitches. Without looking at any other reviesw I would compare this game to Uncharted and Tomb Raider, add in some mummies and take out all the platforming and quicktime events. If the new Tomb Raider and Uncharted played like this I would have probably bought them.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
35.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
This game has a large variety of puzzles that are challenging enough to hold the players interest until the end of the game. However, be prepared to google or look at some youtube videos if you're a player with less patience. This game attempts to imitate the atmosphere that is present in other titles, such as. Tomb Raider and in most cases delivers. However, the plot of the campaign is rather dull storywise, with the main protaganist providing generic one liners. The gun play is basic but effective and the game is well-optimized. I didn't experience almost any large FPS drops or glitches while playing through the campaign.

I rate this game 7.5/10. This game is definitely worth picking up when it is discounted.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
After just finishing the game, I'd have to only recommend this if it is on sale as the multiplayer part of the game is dead. It is a cheesy version of Indiana Jones, and I don't mind it at all, as I grew up on Indian Jones and always loved the allure of having such adventures. Also I never knew flashlights were such a powerful weapon.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Not perfect but its still a damn good game for those who like FPS games. Im only a few hours into it but this game has far exceeded my expectation even with the few small number of glitches the game has. I wouldnt let those minor glitches deter anyone from enjoying this title especially since most people will play a AAA title with glitches. Without looking at any other reviesw I would compare this game to Uncharted and Tomb Raider, add in some mummies and take out all the platforming and quicktime events. If the new Tomb Raider and Uncharted played like this I would have probably bought them.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
I have enjoyed this game quite a bit. I love the music, and the atmosphere & sceneries are rather enjoyable.
Sure, very Indiana Jones-ish, but that doesn't bother me. This is a welcome change to games like CS:GO, and quite "light" playing experience.
I got mine on discount - don't remember the price though - and have not regretted buying this.

So far my only issue with this game is the fact that I can't proceed after certain part in the Ice Temple. Three particular mummies can't be unfrozen, and that's a dead-end for me - which is a shame.
Looks like I'm the only one so far experiencing this issue, and I'm yet to figure out how to get past this problem.

Other than that, I very much enjoyed playing Deadfall Adventures.
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189 of 242 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
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. :)

Pros:
» 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^^)

Cons:
» 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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107 of 133 people (80%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
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

Verdict:
7

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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89 of 109 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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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91 of 113 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2013
Man, this game is beautiful. Deadfall Adventures has the setting and story of Indiana Jones, the style of Uncharted and the gameplay of... a generic first person shooter. You play this game from a first person perspective which is actually a very nice twist on the genre. You'll be traveling to different parts of the world to find hidden treasures, solve puzzles and chase bad guys.

Like I said, the game has the vibe of Indiana Jones. It all looks very colorful and very adventurous. It has awesome, detailed graphics and horrible, horrible voice acting. A damn shame, because the rest of the game is actually worthwhile, but the voice acting is one of the things that drags the game down. The other thing that drags the game down are the firefights. It's inaccurate and doesn't feel realistic. It's important, because near the end you'll be fighting off more and more enemies.

The story is fun in that it doesn't take itself all that seriously. It will be fun as long as you keep that in mind.

There are also loads of treasures to be found; some can be found in the open, some are hidden and can be found by simply exploring and some can be collected by solving puzzles. These puzzles are usually simple to solve and can be completed in just a few minutes. If some of these puzzles were only a bit harder it would've given you a better feeling of accomplishment.
Doesn't take away the fact that it's fun to try and find these treasures. Treasures can also be used to upgrade your character, but I didn't notice much of a difference when I first started the game and when I eventually finished the game. He still felt like the exact same guy to me.

Checkpoints are sometimes awkwardly placed so if you die while trying to solve a second or third puzzle you might have to start all over from the beginning. This can be frustrating but usually it's just a couple of minutes. Still... annoying.

Deadfall Adventures wants to be a first person Uncharted and in a way The Farm 51 has succeeded in doing this. Next time, keep the graphics, improve the voice acting and shooting aspects, make the puzzles (a bit) harder and you'll probably have a great, fun sequel in your hands.

[Rating: 79/100]
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110 of 143 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 23, 2014
Fair idea, mediocre execution

As a game, DA is a fair one. It's probably not going to be one of the titles that you will remember with nostalgy 10, 20 or 30 years from now, but it's not horrible either.

In terms of game concept, the main shortfall is its lack of originality: there's not a distinctive feature that sets it apart from other titles, not in terms of mechanics nor progression, or characters. The fact that the game is inspired by the H. Rider Haggard novels (the same that inspired Lucas/Spielberg for Indiana Jones) makes the game feel like a knock-off of the glorious franchise from the '80s. There's the fedora, the rolling rock ball chasing you, the ride on the mine cart, the female sidekick, etc...

At this point I would have still given it a "thumbs up" though: afterl all, not every single game must be ground-breaking and innovative. However the execution is also unimpressive:
  • I played it on "hard" (the max level available) on both combats and puzzles, but neither were much of a challenge (and I'm just an "average Joe" kind of player).
  • A couple of times I walked behind a rock/tree/wall only to remain trapped behind it, or having my character bouncing up and down and not moving anywhere.
  • Sometimes clicking items in an order that did not reflect the programmers expectations (e.g. during the briefing at the agency) simply made impossible to make any progress, obliging me to reload the last saved checkpoint.
  • Body animation is rigid and definitively sub-par relative to mainstream titles.

I should also mention that I played DA on a linux box (64bit, brand new nVidia card with proprietary drivers, CPU 8 cores, 16Gb RAM) and the port is of beta quality at best. In particular there is some issue with shader compilation, so that even on my machine (which is quite top-end, hardware-wise), just to boot the game requires ~3 minutes.

In-game transitions between different segments of a map are affected by the same problem, although at a much smaller scale (5-10 seconds of waiting). This is acceptable while roaming on foot in the map, but it totally breakes the experience in fast-paced transitions like those in the mine cart run (basically you are left with a fixed screenshot and the music background, and when animation resumes you are much further down the railtrack than when you last were playing.

Again: the game is not horrible. It's "ok", but the world is a big place, and I would rather recommend something else to a friend.

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82 of 104 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 18, 2014
Deadfall Adventures is a good fun cool blend of adventure, FPS with a decent selection of puzzles. It's not a bad game by any means, but had so much potential to be great. If your looking for an Indiana Jones first person shooter look no further.
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