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

About This Game

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
Helpful customer reviews
25 of 32 people (78%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
Pros:
- Fun Indian Jones type adventure
- Super cheesy dialog = Funny
- Inexpensive (5 euros)
- Decent graphics
- Runs on Linux

Cons:
- Glitchy (example, I often see a reflection of myslef on the ground which makes it impossible to see where I'm stepping)
- Multiplayer is dead - No one is playing this game
- Hasn't been updated in ages and the Linux version is still in Beta (with no hope of a final release)
- The puzzles were not well thought out - they are either too easy or the solution is not clear at all (and you just somehow manage to solve them).


Overall: If you can pick this up on a bargain sale, it's worth it for the single player. Just don't expect any support from the developer as this game has already passed it's development phase.

EDIT: After getting almost to the end, the game stopped launching entirely. As there will be no more updates for this, I would recommend stayng clear of it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
looks pretty cool
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
So, in 1938 Allan Quatermain's great grandson teams up with a snooty English archeologist who wishes she was Lara Croft and together they bumble around in some old ruins fighting nazis, communist Russians, Arab mercenaries and a whole bunch of zombie-mummy-type things.

If I'm being entirely honest then I'd have to admit that I did enjoy this game to some degree - after all, I did effectively finish it in two sittings and a little over twelve hours. The story is fairly typical Quatermain stuff, and makes for some simple escapist nonsense, but unfortunately the game itself is let down a little by repetitive combat sequences and overly simplistic puzzles (though in a couple of cases I found the clues that are given in Allan's legendary notebook to be more than a little obtuse).

All in all I'd have to give this game a 6 out of 10 - it's good fun the first time through but I don't see it having all that much replayability, even with the multiplayer options. Buy it if it's on sale at a really good price (60% off or better) or if you're really desperate for a game that mixes Quatermain with Indiana Jones and Tomb Raider, but otherwise leave it alone.

(I've selected 'recommended', though to be fair that is a 'mostly recommended')
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
Deafall Adventures: Flawed but good

If you want to know weather or not you're going to enjoy Deadfall Adventures, you have to ask yourself one question:

"Can I look past the absolute worst dialogue in the history of modern video games?"

That is the key part where Deadfall... falls dead. The story is nothing special but it's interesting enough. The action is good, the music is well-done, and the puzzles are challenging. There is a lot to like here.

Unfortunately Deadfall Adventures has numerous setbacks. The biggest one being the abysmal dialogue. The writing is average, but the voice acting is awful. Characters are loud when they should be quiet, and quiet when they should be loud. There are odd pauses throughout conversations, and some of the voice lines are just downright delayed beyond belief.

The other big issue is the widescreen support (or lack thereof), and the FOV. While I praise Deadfall Adventure's FOV slider for offering the player an unusually large variation (up to 140), the weapon view models are unaffected by this FOV. Thus, although you can set the FOV to a high number, you cannot remove the visual sensation that your character is holding his gun right in front of his eyeball.

However, with some tweaking this can be fixed. An excellent (and free) program called Flawless Widescreen will allow you to tweak the weapon FOV to be more acceptable.

Fortunately, this fix is a trivial one. And once you have completed it, you should have no trouble enjoying the game's unique blend of shooting and puzzle-solving.

My only other problem with Deadfall Adventures was its difficulty. And I don't mean the game was too hard. Rather, I think it was far too easy. In my first playthrough, I set both the puzzle and combat difficulty to their highest (Hard), and had little trouble with it. Bare in mind that I also restricted myself from using any of the upgrades throughout the game, in order to try and increase the game's challenge. I think the difficulty on the puzzles was a good balance, but the combat was far too forgiving.

The culprit behind the easy combat is likely the game's rather stupid AI. The enemies will often walk slowly towards the player with no regard for their safety. Or sometimes they'll pop up from behind cover, aim at the player, and take several seconds before they actually pull the trigger. This gives the player plenty of opportunities to eliminate them.

However, do not let these faults detract from the game too much. In spite of the above, there is much to like in Deadfall Adventures. I found the puzzles (for the most part) to be challenging and just frustrating enough to keep me going. The weapons were also surprisingly satisfying. Couple that with an interesting story, and a chance to play what is essentially the Indiana Jones FPS we never got, and Deadfall Adventures is a fun, albeit flawed, gaming experience.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2015
This is a must have game, especially if you're a Linux user!

I'd say the game is somewhere between Wolfenstein and Tomb Raider. Very well constructed and designed. Sensible and absolutely enjoyable, apart from a few annoying parts, that you have to do over and over again. But, which game doesn't have those parts? It's a FPS, but some puzzle to tackle with, which makes it more interesting. So it's not just shoot them up and that's it. Very colour full and the environment is keep changing throughout the game.

I'd say it's getting more and more difficult to find a good game out there lately. It's all about zombies these days, which I find very boring. Although, this has some of them too, I still feel like it's a spot on game. Think about Return to castle of Wolfenstein. Probably it's the closest game I'd mention.

Very sorry for the lack of Linux support. The game freezes very often when a video or some additional data is about to be loaded. Starting of the game is a little bit long, but be patient it's worth it. Sometimes, it's just stops and you have to restart the game.

If you are a Linux user, as I've mentioned it, it's a must have game, not only for the fun but for the support as well. You won't be disappointed.

Hoping this game will become a series.
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