Step aboard the 1914 Orient Express in this award-winning mystery adventure from Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner. Described as one of the best adventure games of all time, The Last Express is an intrigue-filled adventure set aboard the luxurious Orient Express.
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Sehr positiv (133 Reviews) - 83 % der 133 Nutzerreviews für dieses Spiel sind positiv.
Veröffentlichung: 31. März 1997

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Reviews

“A mix of Indiana Jones and Alfred Hitchcock... A winner.”
CNN

“Exquisite design and a literary story... A trilling ride.”
Newsweek

“Intelligent writing, complex characters, unpredictable plot twists and some of the most convincing voice acting ever heard in a game... Remains intriguing all the way to the spectacular ending.”
Gamespot

Feature-Liste

• 20+ hours of game play: interact with 30+ characters, move in real-time and converse with them
• Your actions affect other characters’ behavior, making every play-through different
• Rewind feature allows you to back up and choose a different course of action

NEW “GOLD EDITION” FEATURES:
• Advanced hint system
• New more intuitive UI & improved inventory
• Challenging achievements to test your sleuthing skills
• Cloud Saving (Steam)
• In-game bonuses (unlock characters biographies and more)

Über dieses Spiel

Step aboard the 1914 Orient Express in this award-winning mystery adventure from Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner.

Described as one of the best adventure games of all time, The Last Express is an intrigue-filled adventure set aboard the luxurious Orient Express. In July 1914, on the eve of World War I, as the train departs on its final journey from Paris to Constantinople, the player steps into the shoes of Robert Cath, an American doctor with a mysterious past. A fugitive from French police, Cath boards the train in answer to an urgent telegram from his best friend – and plunges into a maelstrom of conspiracy, romance and murder.

Systemanforderungen

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • Betriebssystem: Windows Vista, 7, 8
    • Prozessor: Pentium 4 2.4Ghz
    • Arbeitsspeicher: 1 GB RAM
    • Grafik: 3D Graphics Card
    • Speicherplatz: 2 GB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
    Empfohlen:
    • Betriebssystem: Windows Vista, 7, 8
    • Prozessor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Arbeitsspeicher: 2 GB RAM
    • Grafik: 3D Graphics Card
    • Speicherplatz: 2 GB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
    Minimum:
    • Betriebssystem: OSX 10.7 or later
    • Prozessor: Pentium 4 2.4Ghz
    • Arbeitsspeicher: 1 GB RAM
    • Grafik: 3D Graphics Card
    • Speicherplatz: 2 GB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
    Empfohlen:
    • Betriebssystem: OSX 10.7 or later
    • Prozessor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Arbeitsspeicher: 1 GB RAM
    • Grafik: 3D Graphics Card
    • Speicherplatz: 2 GB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
Hilfreiche Kundenreviews
2 von 2 Personen (100 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
8.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26. März
I haven't played the original game, so I can't compare it with the Gold Edition. I've read people saying that the game was dumbed-down, but it still can be hard. Even after reading all the documents and eavesdropping on several characters, at some points it's difficult to figure out what you have to do, so I had to use a walkthrough on the few times I was stuck.

This is a point and click adventure, but very different from the classic mold by LucasArts. You move around Myst style, but it's on real time, so you have to perform all the required tasks running against the clock. If you fail (and there are several bad endings), you can rewind and try again. Sometimes, you have to backtrack quite a lot.

I liked the graphics and rotoscope animations. The writing and the actors are also very good. Felt a little claustrophobic to be on the train the whole game, but the set is peopled with several interesting characters, even if they're not really important to the plot, like the lesbian couple, the family with the kid and the eunuch with the harem.

Aside from exploration and solving of puzzles (not really difficult; the inventory is very small), there are several fights, in which you have to be quick to dodge and attack; the last one of these was really hard, I think I had to play it about 30 times to advance! (Catching the beetle was also a pain.)

It was an interesting game, but not the most exciting or unforgettable I ever played. I finished it in a little over 8 hours, with 2 of the 15 achievements left. I recommend it with caution, because I think it's not everybody's cup of tea.
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4 von 4 Personen (100 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
6.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25. Juni 2014
The Last Express ist trotz seines Alters ein sehr gelungenes Adventure. Die Story ist sehr interessant und wer gerne Hitchcock guckt wie ich kommt voll auf seine Kosten. Trotz der sehr veralteten Technik,fühlt man sich doch irgendwie in die Zeit zurückversetzt,da der Grafikstil bzw allgemein die Gestaltung des Zuges sehr altmodisch und gut gelungen ist.
Wer gerne Adventures spielt,kaufen,und lasst euch nicht von der Technik abschrecken :)
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11 von 18 Personen (61 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16. August 2014
Ich fand das Spielkonzept doch sehr nett und die Story hat was, das muss man sagen. Die Animation ist ein Stück für sich, denn sowas habe ich noch nie gesehen, obwohl es doch recht verpixelt aussieht. Die Errungenschaften haben einen angespornt ect... was mich aber doch tatasächlich dazu brachte, das Spiel nicht zu empfehlen war, dass es OHNE GRUND abstürzte. Ich habe heute zwei Abstürze in ca. 10(?) Minuten bekommen und das kann wirklich nicht sein. Wenn ein Spiel so oft abstürtzt wie bei mir, dann kann es wahrhaftig den Spielspaß bremsen, daher habe ich mich auch entschieden das Spiel nicht mehr zu spielen, denn wozu spielen, wenn es eh abstürtzt? Oftmals passierte es genau an Stellen wo ich mir dachte:"MAN, da war ich doch gerade so WEIT!" Nichts desto trotz, werde ich schnell eine Pro u. Contra Liste erstellen, wie immer. :)
Es kann sein, dass das Spiel so 'alt' ist, dass es gerne Abstürze macht, aber sein wir mal ehrlich, selbst die Tomb Raider Reihen haben sowas niemals getan! Und die kamen auch in diesen Jahren raus, also da kann niemand mir weiß machen, dass das Spiel doch nicht bugfrei sein soll...

PRO
- Interessante Story, hätte gerne mehr gesehen....
- Gameplay ist halt ein Klick and Point Game, aber es sah doch relativ schick aus ^^

CONTRA
---- ABSTÜRZE! Bremst enorm den Spielspaß!

PS: Ich sollte sagen, dass mein Pc wirklich sehr gute Eigenschaften hat, also kann es wirklich nicht an mir liegen.
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105 von 111 Personen (95 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
4.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25. Juni 2014
Released in 1997 during the final stages of the golden age of point-and-click adventures, the game was eventually a commercial failure and out of print nearly a year later. It was extremely expensive to make at the time, and a lot of effort was made to make it as historically authentic and convincing as possible. They even found an old abandoned Orient Express stowed away for 50+ years on a rail yard somewhere in Athens giving them first hand sources to make the legendary train come to life.

The game itself in a nutshell is a murder mystery. You have received a telegram from your friend Tyler Whitney to meet him on the train to take a journey from Paris to Jerusalem, as he has found something that might interest him there. Unfortunately the protagonist misses the train thanks to unforeseen circumstances with the law, and the only thing Tyler is greeted with is patrolling police on the lookout. Still that doesn’t stop the protagonist from boarding the train thanks to a friend and her motorcycle. On board you are free to explore the train, but your first task is to reunite with your friend whom should be waiting in his compartment. As you open the door you are met his mutilated and clawed up body. Determined to find out what happened you hide his body, take his identity ready to seek out and find the killer of your friend.

What makes this game so unique and not like anything you have ever previously played is how the whole game is played in real time. The clock is always ticking on the Orient Express and you have both passengers and crew going about their own things no matter if you’re there to catch them in the act or not. By making it this way you never feel like the game is tailor made for you. Just sitting in the smoking car eavesdropping as the passengers babble on might give you important information or clues to your case or impertinent discussions about anything 1914 related topics or just ordinary daily life stuff - which is still very interesting mind you thanks to some of the most realistic and deepest characters I’ve ever seen in a video game. Never have I played a game with this level of historical authenticity, you are immediately immersed in this game and convinced that you are a passenger on the Orient Express on the eve of World War 1.

Being in real time you will obviously miss tons clues, discussions, dialogue and events the first times playing it. Every time I come back to this game I always find new and undiscovered information. You are of course still able to rewind or fast forward the game at your leisure if you feel like experimenting with different routes. The game features a bunch of endings and only the most determined will make it all the way to Constantinople and find out the truth about the fate of his friend.

I highly recommend this game for any fans of point-and-click adventures who wants to try something different. It contains a compelling story, excellent characters and great voice acting who all speaks in their natural language; may it be Russian, English, German, Serbian, Arabian or French. The graphics are cartoony, but very stylish – I think it fits great for this game. All the characters are based off real actors who were mo-capped into the game so it still contains a very realistic look despite having cartoony colours.
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100 von 115 Personen (87 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
5.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 17. Juli 2014
The Last Express is a classic adventure game with a riveting story and brilliant atmosphere, it is perhaps my favourite story told in a mystery adventure rivalled only by some of the LucasArts classics.

I've played through this game multiple times over the last decade and I always enjoy the experience, it's like watching an excellent mystery movie, with interesting narrative and likeable characters and conversations which stick with you even after the game concludes.

However.

DotEmu has sacrificed what made this game a 'must have' in any collection, marred the game play with tool tips and icons which ruin the atmosphere of the game.

Sure, it plays in a higher resolution, and has compatibility with newer operating systems, but in the process DotEmu seem to have removed sound effect files such as the bustling wind from the carriage windows when they're opened.

I know it seems silly to nitpick on such minor details, but these minor nuances are what made me fall in love with this game.

Back on the subject of tool tips, the achievement icons that pop up in the middle of the screen when cinematic are playing.
And these can't be turned off. Not at all.
There is no option to turn off achievement or character bio/unlock popups, and they linger on-screen for up to 10 seconds.

The inclusion of (but to merit the ability to disable) tutorials is an insult to this game. Sorry you had to take the time to write them into the game, sadly they don't scream "GOLD EDITION" when the original title was a test of wits and observation skills, rather than telling you that the person you needed to talk to was currently having breakfast and you should annoy them.

I wouldn't recommend this VERSION of The Last Express solely that there are better, unadulterated versions available from other distributors, and simply put the term GOLD EDITION only exists because of a unlockables screen, which ultimately ruins the experience.

If the above could be toggled on/off or even removed, or even a purist setting, which disables on-screen prompts and hints, I would instantly regard this as the best version of the game available.
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