A moody tale that combines the intrigue and atmosphere of a Raymond Chandler novel or Humphrey Bogart film with classic point-and-click adventure gameplay, Face Noir follows private eye Jack Del Nero as he’s falsely accused of murdering the man who left a little girl in his protection.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (143 reviews) - 72% of the 143 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 17, 2013

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Reviews

“It is a genuinely entertaining adventure for fans of private eye mysteries, and a solid debut for a promising developer...”
3.5/5 – Adventure Gamers

“Face Noir does an excellent job at immersing you in the game world. There are interactive close up scenes which let you feel more involved in the action … the detailed backgrounds are lovely. The grimness of each scene helps you feel like you are there, and the soundtrack is worthy of any noir film.”
Jay Is Games

“Face Noir is able to deliver on several fronts. Mad Orange was dedicated in providing an unique story while continually driving plot twists to further intrigue the player. Also in their effort they illustrated beautiful scenery to allow an appreciating experience while investigating objects”
7.5/10 – Capsule Computers

About This Game

A moody tale that combines the intrigue and atmosphere of a Raymond Chandler novel or Humphrey Bogart film with classic point-and-click adventure gameplay, Face Noir follows private eye Jack Del Nero as he’s falsely accused of murdering the man who left a little girl in his protection.

As Jack tries to figure out the identity of the girl and clear his name, the disillusioned detective finds himself up against a city infested with corruption and economic uncertainty. The more he uncovers, the more he discovers about the darker depths of human nature.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Pentium 2.0 GHz or higer
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
28 of 34 people (82%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2015
Face Noir is one of the funniest adventure game I played in awhile. The games atmosphere itself is calm and the soundtrack is great.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
43.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 28, 2015
Fantastic adventure, one of the best I've played in a long while. The story was a well written and the puzzles made sense in the world and didn't hold my hand through them but still remained fair and balanced. To address some complaints I've seen in the reviews:
1. Graphics: I found them to be ideal for this game, they were detailed and there were interesting ambent effects like the rain and smoke in bars.
2. Voices: If you watch any 40's noir films you quickly notice that's how they talk, I thought it really enhanced the atmosphere.
3. Humor: Dry and funny! Just like the movies.
If you like noir movies and you like adventures you're going to like this!
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 19, 2015
takes place in 1930's New York.
main actors voice over rivals Deus Ex's own JC Denton for most monotone, ever.

These are good things, and the story is A+.

Got it half off, but worth it. +1 would rec.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2015
This. Game.


First I start playing and completly underestimate it, expecting an average point and click CSI-like game.
But then... the plot came and surprisingly change my mind positively over and over across the playthrough. Sometimes predictable, somethimes impossible to get through. Precise balancing to keep you envolved.

I recommend stay away from spoilers, because this is definitely worth all the surprise, the feeling to fry your brain putting the facts together. But maybe you'll need an walkthrough guide.


Simply LOVED it!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
Game is good overall, I like it, it's one of the nicest point-and-click adventure games I played, yet it gets only a borderline recommendation, as it also has some rather hard to ignore downsides.

Pros:
-nice noir atmosphere, immersive and cool
-the dialog lines usually manage to avoid being boring or annoying
-interesting enough plot (until the ending)
-Steam Trading Cards and some really nice Steam profile backgrounds

Cons:
- Greta's voice acting is horrendous, no tone change and no inflexions, she sounds... cheap and bored at all time
- typical point-and-click game issues concerning logical matches, like when using a candy wrap to fix a wire
- I can't find out how to make the game run in a window, and permanent full-screen is a bit annoying, to say the least
- no Steam achievements
- comes with the worse type of ending, the cliffhanger "to be continued" ending
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