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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Fecha de lanzamiento: 31 mar. 1997

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Críticas

“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

Lista de características

• 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)

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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.

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awtimon
( 225.6 h registradas )
Publicado el 22 de junio
I played the original Last Express when I was like 16 or 17, a long time ago. I remember finally finishing the game some morning when I didn't have school until 11 am. The ending made me almost cry. With it's level of immersion and mature, poetic narrative, this game was decades ahead of it's time. I envy you if you haven't played it yet.
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SarahRose
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Publicado el 25 de mayo
This game is a beautifully put together masterpice. I have always enjoyed playing detctive/mystery games and this is the perfect example of that. Also because the people are actually real and are just edited/drawn to be more 'game like' if that makes sense at all; it makes them come to life in a way that is quite intriguing, their facial expressions and especially when they are walking down a corridor are when you can see this most.

I would recommend this game to anybody who loves this genre or who is wanting to try it out it's amazing; and I promise you, you will get quite emersed in this game sometimes beyond what you ever thought possible.

Happy playing! :)
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gappin
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Publicado el 24 de mayo
The Last Express is a great game and getting the right edition is the challenge.

This edition (as other experts (not me) have mentioned) has been changed a bit - in terms of UI, hints, movies, and game art.

If you want a more challenging and subtle experience, grab it a gog - no hints and an unobtrusive UI.

But, either way, get the game.
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NeoTM
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Publicado el 10 de mayo
This classic and heavily stylized point-and-click adventure game is just as exciting as it was back in 1997. With the new features in the update and the inclusion of Steam Support, The Last Express is still a fresh and unique experience for modern gamers.
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heybabyxxx
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Publicado el 26 de marzo
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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-=LCS=- Arab_Guy
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Publicado el 22 de febrero
Great dialogue, plot, and acting. Fun and original mystery puzzle game.
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kortul
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Publicado el 24 de enero
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xmaster13ag
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Publicado el 3 de enero
Good classic quest in real time. IN REAL TIME!

8/10
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cpm4001
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Publicado el 1 de enero
I think this may well be the greatest game ever made. Yes, the controls are clunky as all get out. Yes, for people used to today's games the ultra-high-tech-for-1997-digital-rotoscoping technique looks extremely antiquated. Yes, you're dropped into the game with no idea what to do, and you're going to fail. A lot. But at the same time "The Last Express" includes:

* Probably the best-developed characters in any adventure game I've yet played (the weakest is arguably Robert Cath, who the player controls, but even he has an intriguing and irritatingly-largely-unrevealed-due-to-lack-of-a-sequel backstory). By the end of the game you know what they want and what makes most of them tick, and since certain bad things are more or less guaranteed to happen to a number of them the result is the equivalent of an emotional shovel to the face.

* An excellent plot. Your friend/comrade-in-arms Tyler Whitney has been murdered, on the Orient Express, on July 24th, 1914. Except...there's no Hercule Poirot to solve the murder for you, and in fact if you were even to tell people there's been a murder they'd arrest you. So you have to lob Tyler's body off the train, bluff it out, and figure out why and how your friend died, and how the intertwined relationships between all the other characters on the train fit into this crime. Admittedly, in my opinion there was a bit too much Indiana Jones and not quite enough Alfred Hitchcock (to use previously-used terms) at the very end, but otherwise it was fine. Even the romance (come on, you weren't expecting there NOT to be a romance, were you?) actually fits quite nicely into the story, and may or may not contribute to the afore-mentioned emotional shovel to the face when you finally reach Constantinople.

* The sort of atmosphere you don't get in ordinary adventure games. As "The Last Express" takes place on the Orient Express, you only really get 7 locations in the entire game, and you'll feel like you're on a train where there isn't that much space (chances are you'll find yourself ducking out of the way of conductors in the corridors of the sleeping cars, for instance.) But despite that, each section of the train is so well detailed that if there isn't that much to explore, well, it doesn't matter; I'm just going to sit down on this comfy chair in the Smoking Car and have a cigarette...oh, wait, it's not real. Also, it's July 24th when the game starts, and both because of historical knowledge and what happens in-game you can feel that World War I is quite literally within hours of blowing up. This greatly adds to the tension, even though what you do on the train really in no way affects the things about to happen in the greater world.

* Extremely engaging gameplay, despite the fact that there are only about two 'conventional' puzzles in the game. You'd think that sitting in the back of a dining car listening in on what a German arms dealer, a French family, and a Russian count and his granddaughter are saying would be boring. You'd be wrong. The fact that the game runs on a real-time fast clock, and that the other characters on the train will see to their own affairs whether or not you're around, also helps make gameplay fun: you want to hear what those conductors are saying down at the end of the corridor, but Anna Wolff just went into the dining car, and you want to hear what she has to say to Herr Schmidt, and you can't be everywhere at once...this also increases replayability, as maybe that next playthrough (which will happen) you go eavesdrop on the conductors instead, which might have consequences going forward. And when you fail, you can just rewind the clock to when you think you went wrong and try again.

The only drawback I can note is that I gather that this particular edition introduces some bugs in terms of certain sound loops that don't play. While I never played the original, I noticed this absence on my own and found it a bit immersion-breaking; my understanding is, however, that versions available elsewhere resolve this issue.

So, in conclusion: regardless of where you might get it, The Last Express gets a score of 15/10. I've got a one-way ticket to Constantinople in my pocket, and I'm going to get this train through no matter what. And no, Anna, I wasn't planning on STOPPING in Belgrade!
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Grestorn
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Publicado el 5 de diciembre de 2015
One of my all time favourite games. I love how you interact with the story.

In no other game the player is pulled into the reality of the story without bending the reality around the player, like almost all other games are doing it.

And the historic background makes this game even more intriguing and emotionally involving.

Thanks, Jordan!
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The Last Express es una aventura diferente, de autor, y esto se nota en todos sus aspectos.

Que esto sea bueno o malo depende del jugador pero tiene mucho merito la apuesta que hizo el juego en su dia por ofrecer una alternativa distinta a las clasicas aventuras de point and click que copaban el mercado.

Lamentablemente es un juego que no ha envejecido del todo bien. Es completamente jugable y disfrutable pero tiene un interface desastroso y un sistema de inventario y guardado algo confuso. Por otra parte lo que en su dia fue pura innovacion y un claro reclamo para las ventas, esa tecnica de cinematicas dibujadas sobre actores reales, chirria un poco hoy en dia.

El juego transcurre a bordo de un tren y toda la trama se va a desarollar en apenas cinco vagones, Si bien la premisa puede parece muy arriesgada el juego lo resuelve con solvencia gracias a la trama, los personajes y la mecanica de juego. Apenas tendremos inventario y apenas tendremos que interactuar con el entorno. La mecanica jugable de The Last Express es bien distinta. Aqui se trata de estar en el momento justo en el lugar justo para actuar en consecuencia y sobre todo hablar mucho con los personajes.

Una mecanica jugable que es el alma del juego. Aqui el enemigo final es el tiempo porque el tren esta vivo y los acontecimientos transcurren a tiempor real. Depende de donde estemos oiremos una conversacion, presenciaremos un suceso o podremos actuar si es necesario. Asi de simple...y asi de desquiciante. Desquiciante porque el juego nos pone muchas trampas que acaban con la muerte del protagonista y porque muchas veces no sabremos que hacer. Pero poco a poco, iremos relacionando sucesos a su debido tiempo para salir airosos.

Una trama exotica y unos personajes a la par estan mas que bien. En una Europa a punto de entrar en la Primera Guerra Mundial, el Orient Express es un crisol de nacionalidades e intereses politicos que el juego sabe explotar muy bien para presentarnos una aventura con tesoros, asesinatos, combates, agentes secretos y un final a la altura de una buena novela de espias.

Una pena que sea tan corta. Cuando mas empieza a divertir es cuando llega el final y uno se queda con ganas de mas.

Muy recomendable para completistas del genero de las aventuras, nostalgicos y amantes de lo exotico en general.


7/10.
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This is a fantastic adventure game you can not miss, if you enjoy this genre of games you will love, The Last Express.

A murder of a friend in The Orient Express, combined with a thriller based on the preambules of WWI.
Many characters to discover ant interact, misteries to solve, in a brilliant gameplay, in wich every decision you choose, means for the succesfull of your journey.

This is a re-release of the lates 90s game, so do not expect a marvelous graphics, anyways the game is pretty damn beautiful and had a pretty good time playing it.

Price is ridicolous, an as i said, if you like this kind of games, you should buy it, you will not regret it.
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Lo bueno: Personajes muy ricos e interesantes. El hecho de que estando en un lugar te puedas perder acontecimientos que ocurren en otro, y que cada partida se aleatoricen un poco.
Lo malo: No tienes ni idea, nunca, de lo que pasa, tus objetivos, tus posibilidades... La usabilidad de este juego es más pobre que la del primer Monkey Island, con una interfaz desastrosa y un reloj que no es fácil de comprender. Totalmente inabordable, deja al jugador desamparado sin saber qué hacer o qué está ocurriendo a su alrededor.

Conclusión: Por muy buena que (dicen) sea la historia, recomiendo verla en youtube. Me sentí abandonado desde el principio como jugador, y me hizo perder por completo el interés.
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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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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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Publicado el 26 de noviembre de 2013
The Last Express is in many ways a truly classic adventure game, with its inventory puzzles, escalating plot and tried-and-true interface. However, its extreme nonlinearity, the inclusion of violent scenes, and a sense of being what is in reality a completely timed game set it apart from standard pure adventure fare. Quite frankly, I haven't clenched my teeth this hard since 1994 when I was in labor with Mini Minnie! I also have not played one computer game for this many hours in a row in years. By the end of my train journey, poor Mini was penciling up signs for what she wanted and waving them beside my computer desk!

Will the Orient Express make it to its final destination in Constantinople? How many passengers will live to see it? Will Robert Cath find a "happily ever after romance," or will it be "duty before cutie?" You'll just have to buy your own first-class ticket and find out! The End
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Note on my playtime: I keep the original version of this around at all times and have completed it over a dozen times over the years. I got this thinking it would be the same and I was sorely mistaken.

Compare starting a new game in this to starting a new game in the original. Within 10sec of you getting in control you'll see how horrible this version is. Just find and play the original. There are no improvements to be had here and this version is a dog's breakfast of Facebook generation pop-up trash. This is one of my favourite games of all time. The -original- is a masterpiece and I -would- recommend everyone play that instead of this weaksauce, tooltip-filled ambiance-murdering piece of garbage.

The original game had one of the simplest, most intuitive interfaces imaginable and it went hand it hand with a deeply immersive atmosphere and memorable story. How does the "Gold Edition" improve on this? Apparently by filling all four corners of the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ screen with bs tooltips, unwanted hints, permanent options/toggle buttons etc etc to the point that they may as well throw an ad banner on there. Then there's the constant bloody pop-ups and the stupid chapter intros. They've completely ruined the game. If you've played the original, this version is not playable.

As far as the "improved visuals" go, there are none to be had. Seems they've just taken the original work and stretched it. Framerate is noticeably lower than the original during FMVs. They've cut out sections of the FMVs as well for no ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ reason whatsoever.

Just please, for the love of god, don't financially support this sort of dumbed-down ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ization of gameplay. This is an atrocity against the original masterpiece. Needs moar refund button.
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A fantastic adventure from Paris to Constantinopolis. A unique gameplay where every action count. Robert Cath's story on the Orient Express can stop at every station. You will need to play it a few times if you want to know every detail about Tyler Whitney's plans and past. I never finished the game like it should when i was a kid so i'm really glad they made this Gold Edition.

There's really nothing to dislike about this little gem. All i'm hoping is that Jordan Mechner will make a sequel/prequel so Smoking Car Productions rises back from their aches like a firebird and make us a real adventure game. Not some mash button party.

It's such a unique game. There's no reason not to buy it!
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I love this game. One of my all time favorites. This version is unfortunately broken. Issues I've noticed in the first hour of playing are: Missing sound effects and sounds that sound worse than the original somehow (open a window on a moving train and theres suddenly silence, all ambiet noise gone. close the window and hear the train again) , Buggy cursor that wont change context (always stuck on left arrow or turn around for example), and also there are some strange resolution issues.

Now even if all that were fixed I can't honestly say that the "improvements" add that much to the game. It's pretty much the same game as before but with more (annoying) popups and hints.

If you're looking to revisit this game or just now discovering it, know that this version is a mess and that 2 years after its release it still has a seriously amatuerish and hacked together feel. I guess it's fairly cheap though, so thats something....
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Really the best mystery game I have ever played. The graphics are not mind blowing but, artistic, I suppose. Its very simple stills animated together to look like movement combined with live action/animated movement. Really a great game for people interested in mystery. Very well done.
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