Paris in the spring. Shots ring out from a gallery… A robbery… a murder… and the beginning of another epic, original Broken Sword adventure. From multi-award winning Revolution Software comes the latest explosive episode in this classic series.
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Release Date: Dec 4, 2013

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“... immediately charming, Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse is easy to recommend based on its strong narrative, memorable characters, and artistic merit”
8/10 – Gamespot

“The best Broken Sword game since the original.”
9/10 – Games TM

“Eminently playable, cheekily characterised and delectably artistic, The Serpent’s Curse rekindles the romance of the much-loved Broken Sword series.”
4/5 – Adventure Gamers

About This Game

Paris in the spring. Shots ring out from a gallery…

A robbery… a murder… and the beginning of another epic, original Broken Sword adventure.

From multi-award winning Revolution Software comes the latest explosive episode in this classic series. Playing as intrepid American George Stobbart and sassy French journalist Nico Collard, you find yourself on the trail of a stolen painting – and a murderous conspiracy. A conspiracy whose roots lie in mysteries older than the written word...

Armed only with logic, integrity and a wry sense of humour - can George and Nico save mankind from disaster?

Can you solve the secret of the Serpent’s Curse? A curse forged by the Devil himself...

  • Includes Broken Sword 5 Episode 1 and Broken Sword 5 Episode 2
  • The latest explosive episode in the iconic Broken Sword series
  • Follow the adventure across Europe and beyond, in classic 2D hand-drawn locations
  • Immerse yourself in the rich storyline and interact with unforgettable characters
  • Experience the very best in adventure gaming: from unique puzzles and deft subterfuge to cipher solving and time-honoured detective work
  • Enjoy the award-winning scripts, and widely praised voice-acting

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP
    • Processor: 1.4 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
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    • OS: OSX 10.6.8
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
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Majestic 12
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Beneath A Steel Sky (by the same developers) was the first point & click adventure game I played and a few years later, Broken Sword completely blew me away. The music, the atmosphere, the story, the characters, the many exotic locations - it all came together to form a near perfect experience. Since Broken Sword III, however, Revolution kind of lost their way - 3D action adventure games that were painful to control with mediocre stories and uninspired locations.

Broken Sword 5, however, was their chance to go back to what made the original so great: hand drawn 2D backgrounds, classic mouse interface, exploring Paris, etc. I was one of the first to back the game on Kickstarter because this was exactly what I had been wanting for 15 years! The question of course remains ... did they succeed? And the answer has to be ... yes and no.

As an adventure game it's great - the puzzles are interesting but never too hard (perhaps slightly too easy for a seasoned gamer though) and the story is definitely engaging. The backgrounds are beautifully painted as well and I really enjoyed exploring and revealing parts of the puzzle. The game has some solid new characters to encounter as well and many old characters make an appearance - even minor ones.

However, there are some (minor) negatives:
- some of the original voice actors are missing which is a shame. Moue and Mrs Piermont both had very recognisable voices but have sadly been replaced. I don't know the reasons why but the new voice actors aren't quite as good (or as memorable anyway).
- the music feels a little too generic to my tastes. The original had a masterful approach with the right music playing at the right time creating this amazing atmosphere. In BS5, the music is still similar in style but lacks the soul and doesn't come in at the right time either. They could have tuned this way better
- the 3D characters are no match for the well drawn 2D sprites of old. I know it's a LOT cheaper this way but the animation could have been a great deal better at least. Half the time, the animations look stilted while BS1, a 20 year old game (!!) had animations that still look fresh and fluent today.
- the locations aren't quite as interesting as those in the original Broken Sword game (which sent you all over the world).

These negatives aren't that important though - this is coming from a die-hard Broken Sword fan so it might not even bother you at all. All in all, this is a very solid game which is head and shoulders above BS3 & BS4. I'd say it's on par with BS2 (which was a little rushed and had a much smaller budget) which is not a bad thing because BS2 was still an amazing game.
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Shyhalu
( 19.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Great addition to the series, had quite a few laughs playing it.

Its not without its problems though. Some obtuse puzzles, lame humor, stiff animations, and a tad bit of sloppiness cna be found throughout the game.

The end also felt a bit rushed and anticlimatic.

Other than that, it was great to play through.
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5960xNvidiaGamer (Lee)
( 15.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
One of the best of the Broken Sword series, excellent pnc game. 9/10
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rayplaysgames
( 10.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
A gorgeous and exciting return to form for the fabled Broken Sword series. The (mostly) 2D format is yummy and it's great to be back with George and Nico again.

Here's a link to my video review of the game for JustAdventure.com:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lhHT1O48q4
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License Expired
( 13.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Buy them all the Broken Sword games here http://revolution.co.uk/games/
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KLSargent
( 50.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
Great game. I started the series completing this game first. I later went back and purchased 1 - 4 and enjoyed them just the same :)
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ElLirogono
( 9.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
A very good point&click adventure in the best of classic style, very much resembling first part of the Broken Sword series. It seems a bit more epic and more Indiana Jones-like with less humour, witty dialogues and climate, but does its job at keeping you entertained for 10 hours even if the characters are not too complex.
Game itself is quite easy, puzzles are usually logical. Everything is wrapped in a nice graphic and soundtrack.
It is a must for fans of the series, but if you're not really into this kind of games you should rather try the first part of BS.
Made me want to play Shadow of the Templars again after 20 years.
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Kain Klarden
( 9.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
It's probably the second best Broken Sword game after the first one, tied in a way with the second one. It's also probably not a great adventure game for 2013, nor a proper evolution for the series and its characters.

It is nice to have Nico and George back, personally I could never go through the 3D games in the series (even though I heard 3 is actually rather okay), dropping them pretty early on and Director's Cut of the first game actually made the game slightly worse due to rather weak additions that broke a very good pace of the original. But updated second game and rather promising start of these made me want to expect more. Yes, the art is sometimes crappy, all pre-rendered cutscenes look horrible due to very-very bad compression, but overall the style, the controls and the feel of the game Revolution were going for is great.

But then comes a weird feeling that all excitement from the game comes only from the fact that Nico and George work so well together and some interesting religious themed mythology conspiracy is just a potentially good topic to explore, but... it's like that's what the entire game hangs on. Puzzles themselves are rarely "what now" or feel needlessly hard, but the NEED for those puzzles seems weird. You need to remove a roach that doesn't even try to hide, but instead of just crushing it and swiping remains under the table, you need to complete a puzzle and use 2 items to catch that roach, just so he would then hang in your inventory for most of the game to be used in a single puzzle, many events later, in a completely different part of the world. George is a collectathon enthusiast, sure, but why would he even consider doing something so complicated and pointless, when he's on a very tight schedule and things are quickly getting out of control? And that's what happens with quite a lot puzzles - they just feel forced in just to be puzzles, which feels old even compared to some classic adventure games. Making a puzzle easy doesn't make it less annoying that puzzle shouldn't even exist in the first place.

And the story as well just feels like it has a lot of wasted potential. Writing is mostly good, a lot of jokes are funny and witty, but then there are some strangely outdated stereotypes as if straight from franco-belgian comic books like Tintin, or european adventure movies of mid-90s. It's never painfully bad, but just often unnecessary. Episodes also feel very strongly divided into "this is the crime part", "this is the mythology mystery part", wich just feels... wrong. Understandable for a game originally released in two parts but making you question if doing so, at least in this way, was a smart move.

That said, it's still an enjoyable adventure for those, who loved the classic Broken Sword games. For those who didn't play those, though? I don't know if it's going to be a particularly interesting game, honestly.
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dandmburl
( 9.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 27
Loved this game and was sad when it finished. It started slowly but the last 20%, especially the graphics, was particularly brilliant. Just enough likability and silly humour quips injected between Nico and George. You get them to solve individual mysteries in many different areas with easy access to a map to jump from place to place.
As a point and click player I enjoyed every minute of playing this game. Didn't need a walkthrough so I loved the hints feature although I didn't always need to use them. If you want an engrossing relaxing adventure game buy this one.
I played Broken Sword 1 and 2. Skipped the next two, ( BS 3 and 4) because I like prefer mouse only games. But Broken Sword 5 is easilly the best of the series yet in my opinion.
Only tiny negative was some of the dialogue went on too long but there again easilly resolved by clicking to skip through it quickly. All in all it's a thumbs up from me.
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manypotatoes
( 13.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 13
This game goes back to the roots, and it does everything that the two first BS-games did so well. The puzzles have just the right level of difficulty, the art is STUNNING and the dialouge is hilarious and on point. Not to mention the story itself - captivating and interesting. I wish I could go back and do it all again for the first time!!

Now there's only one thing left to do... Wait for the sixth installment!

Oh, and also... JASMINE!! Duh-duh-duh-duh-duh-duh! (sorry)
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rjazz2
( 19.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 11
Still not as great as the first but charming graphics and a solid story. It makes me want to go out and solve a murder. Yours.
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TommyH
( 20.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 11
The control:
• no double click to quick walk or skip to the next screen,
• sometimes an object cannot be manipulated or an interview option does not appear until something is inspected even if it was inspected a while ago (earlier during the gameplay).
The gameplay:
• ridiculous puzzles just for having puzzles in the game,
• clicking to some inventory items while talking to someone will activate absurd talk/offers.
The story:
• the story is flat,
• ridiculos inspector Navet is really NOT plausible.
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Awesomo 2000
( 9.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 10
Revolution's return to their first and second Broken Sword graphics and gameplay. It is just another Broken Sword, meaning great adventure game with two lovable main protagonists solving mysteries and crimes.
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Krassimir
( 55.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 9
Excellent game, brilliant scenes, vivid characters, great aesthetic, decent expansion -- Highly recommended.

To those who have never played the Borken Sword series, don’t worry, you don’t need the other games, funnily enough I went back to play the older titles after finishing this game.

So Broken Sword 5 is initially set in France, almost like the western hipster version of what we all wish France now is, but sadly isn’t. There are truly gorgeous scenes in this game, I couldn’t believe just how beautiful it came out. Visually I can’t fault this title for anything. Everything from the character animations to the dialogue boxes, to the in game interactivity is executed fairly flawlessly.

Sound wise the music is beautiful, changes according and well composed. The voice acting is spot on and never feels off. The mixing is brilliant and the mastering feels very on point as well.

Gameplay wise I found myself involved in the game, I found the puzzle made sense, and the characters were really dear to me and believable. I found myself getting lost once or twice, but the guide put me right on track again, I never felt like I needed one next to me.

Without spoiling anything, I felt bad that this game didn’t get as much money as it should have. I really want to see another Borken Sword game, maybe with this exact engine. There was very little to take away from it, I only wish there was a little more. The expansion although it was interesting and unique, I wish it added a big city or town.

Overall 4/5, excellent game, well worth the money, buy it.
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Ifritah
( 22.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 25
The game is engaging, funny, and had lovely graphics. This was the first in the series that I played, so I missed out on bits that were for previous fans, but I didn't mind.

I did like the first half better than the first and I'll do what I can to describe the difference while being vague so I don't spoil anyone. The puzzles were enjoyable little morsels that added to the story instead of took over while the story itself was engaging. The second half provided a convoluted plot and a few puzzles that were frustrating instead of just being a challenge. (There is one particular puzzle toward the end that I truly think needs to be reworked.)

(Sure, I had my moments where it took me far too many minutes to figure something out that made me sigh at myself, but those aren't the puzzles I'm referring to.)

All in all, it's worth the money on sale.

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dalibor.fak
( 14.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 25
Really liked the fact that series returned to its origins and I mainly say that in consideration of the atmosphere of the game. That wannabe 3D graphics in parts 3 and 4 never really worked for me. This is a sequel that Broken sword franchise deserves - nice (although predictable) story, puzzle-solving withouth constant walking back and forth, quite a dose of humour... it has it all, a definite must play for the classic P&C adventures fan!
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Teram
( 9.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 21
Now we are talking, back to the origins!
In my opinion, you can easily play the one and two, then skip directly to this one. We are back with the good ol' drawn scenarios. more vivid colours, to resemble the first two games and an only mouse controls.
A good story, and some old character coming back
Higly reccomended.
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JohnnyKooch [TunnelSnakes]
( 11.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 21
I give it 7.5 Kooch's out of 10.

It is a solid return for the series, bringing in homage to it's classic roots.
The game's plot format is familiar; George is a bystander and witness to a murder in Paris, team up with Nico Collard, learn that the murder is tied into a string of religious conspiracy that has been ongoing for centuries, goats, code deciphering, etc.
That said, the plot still has its own twist and turns you may or may not see coming. However, one of the first issues I have with the game is the voice-acting.

Broken Sword has always had interesting and entertaining voice-acting, and I believe it to be one of the most important aspects of a modern adventure games. This game features a lot of recurring characters making come-backs from the first game, yet they are missing the matching vocal chords. I can understand this, really. But the replacements voices fail to sound anything like the original incarnations, inluding dialect. I'm not sure if the developers meant to completely re-imagine many of the returning characters, but it seemed that way. Most of these are minor characters, who sometimes save the day for you. So you can look past it a bit, maybe. But Nico is a major character and sounds bored and uninspired in every single line.
George Stobbart is the same dude he's always been, and that is a positive thing. Rolf Saxon delivers the lines true with consistancy.

As far as the split episodes go, I found the first episode more entertaining than the second, but that's kind of what is expected to happen when you release half of your game first. The first epsiode had a decent pacing with mostly interesting puzzles. Some puzzles were a bit hard to conclude, and still lacked a bit of sense when revealing the answer with the appreciated and optional 'Hint System'. You can chalk that up to me being dumb, the game having questionable build up, or anything in between> Its probably safe to say it was me.
But in the second episode a lot of the puzzles were about deciphering code. Some are complex with take a while to solve, but eventually you might get wore out when you're deciphering another coded letter or word problem after just finishing a decipher puzzle after just finishing a decipher after just finishing.....
But it clears up by the end of the episode.
Which brings me to my last problem. The ending.
I didn't like it. The last few endgame puzzles you solve are arguably simpler than 75% of the game. The exchange between you and the enemy, the way it appears visually on screen, the terrible rendering of the cutscene (and all others for that matter), and the extremely dull conclusion leaves a horrifying taste in your mouth.

All in all, it's good to see Broken Sword back again, but I'm hoping the next entry is more lined up with funding and can come back with more finesse and polish in a lot of places.
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Kannibale
( 10.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 20
+ granny with cleavage
+ all women in this game look like hookers
+ nice looks (the game itself)
+ appearance of the medved rider

- stupid jokes
- too easy puzzles

Overall i give this a brachydactyly type a2 up.
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sysedit
( 16.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 13
Broken Sword 1 and this are the best parts of the series. There where some minor things that could have been improved but it was so much better than expected.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
A very good point&click adventure in the best of classic style, very much resembling first part of the Broken Sword series. It seems a bit more epic and more Indiana Jones-like with less humour, witty dialogues and climate, but does its job at keeping you entertained for 10 hours even if the characters are not too complex.
Game itself is quite easy, puzzles are usually logical. Everything is wrapped in a nice graphic and soundtrack.
It is a must for fans of the series, but if you're not really into this kind of games you should rather try the first part of BS.
Made me want to play Shadow of the Templars again after 20 years.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Revolution's return to their first and second Broken Sword graphics and gameplay. It is just another Broken Sword, meaning great adventure game with two lovable main protagonists solving mysteries and crimes.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
Still not as great as the first but charming graphics and a solid story. It makes me want to go out and solve a murder. Yours.
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18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
Wow, this game is basically perfect! It was fun, it was exciting, it was groovy! This will be a love fest of a review since, for me, everything was perfect. The game is gorgeous. Seriously, it is one gigantic screentshot, with the beautifully drawn characters and locations with a hint of 3D to make them three dimensional. The detail and the color in this game never drops, whether you are on the streets of London and Paris, or a dingy shop on the outskirts of town, or a dank and dark cave. This game is eye candy. The characters are top notch. George and Nico are in top form. We have a great cast of supporting characters as well as familiar faces from previous Broken Sword games...and for all of you who played Broken Sword 1, the goat is back! The actors, the script, and story all come together to create an experience that hails back to the original Broken Sword. The music that was composed for this is very cool. I found myself dancing in my seat to the cool 1970's jam sequences. Now for the mechanics side. The game is a true point and click, with no keyboard interference. Every action has an animation, so sometimes George and Nico have to watch a side character, or listen to a side conversation before being able to act. This can be a tad annoying, but it helps focus attention in the right place. There is a wonderful hint system so that way you don't have to get stumped and search a walkthrough while in game. This game was made with wanting players to have fun, not to get irritated over puzzles. I would say that if you have never played any of the Broken Sword games, this could be a good start, and then go back a play the first game in the series. Also, I would vouch to say that if you like a good detective/adventure story with religious conspiracy themes, this would be worth picking up, even if you don't usually play point-and-click adventures. If this is the last game in the Broken Sword series, I can't think it could have ended any better. I am very glad I played this, and know that there will be another playthrough in the future.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2015
Back by nostalgic demand, this fifth installment of the franchise is something of a return to form, albeit one that is as guilty of replicating the faults of previous games as it at revisiting the strengths.

Abandoning the 3D worlds and returning to a 2D style, reminiscent of the first two installements, helps the game recapture the appealing artwork style that enhanced the atmosphere of those first two adventures. Not to mention the return of Barrington Pheloung on soundtrack duties. Meanwhile voice work is largely of a good quality, spear-headed by Rolf Saxon's now iconic performance as George Stobbart.

However, it's the story that really starts to let things down, with the plot taking some silly turns that push the player out of the narrative, keeping you at arm's length from really engaging with the events unfolding on screen. There are also a handful of puzzles that are frustrating in a way that stops you feeling like you're really experiencing the thoughtful adventure, meaning that you spend ages pursuing an idea that seems right, receive no confirmation that you're making any progress, and then feel lost, only to realise that you were right to begin with... and not in some sort of rewarding "I'm a genius!" fashion, sadly.

It also feels terribly anti-climatic, though that's been a problem of every single Broken Sword game, but, for fans of this series, this is a much appreciated step back in the right direction, and undoubtedly the third best game in the series, though that's both high praise and something of a back-handed compliment.
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15 of 24 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
The Story has its strengths that i like, some dialogs are not so bad and few even funny. Graphics has its own charme, sound is okay. The game length for the price is a bit short if you dont need so long but with a discount of 50 % or higher its fine. Great game i hope that parts 1-4 get still some updates. I enjoy it, if you like point and click adventure test it. I give this game 86 %. Thanks for reading.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
91.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
Great voice acting, challenging and fun gameplay,amazing and a great pace make this one of the best puzzle games I've ever played.
10/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
Probably the best game in the series. In retrospective I think that getteing the best experience is to play 1, 2, 5 and skip 3 and 4.

Pros:
-absolutely stunning 3d cellshaded graphics and handpainted background art
-relatively easy to progress, so you don't get stuck often
-good story and consistent speed in advancing it
-humor
-same voice actors as always

Cons:
-can't run or speed up transitions. Luckily there's almost no aimless wandering
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
41.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
I am an old graphic adventures lover and i have all 5 Broken Swords Retail boxed, i really love Broken Sword serie, but my main satisfaction when i play an adventure is the chance i have to complete it whole without reading any solution or hints, that's why i disabled the ingame hints (i think is a bad thing) for the whole game. When i can't solve a puzzle and i decide to read the solution to solve it (this works for any game i've played in past) there are 2 different situation, the situation number one is when after i discovered the solution i realize i did not find it cause of my personal mistake, in this case i pity myself but then i not change my opinion about the game, the situation number 2 is the one when after i read the solution i realize the puzzle was not clear, not logic, and bad built up, so basically was not my fault but developers one who ruined totally the fun for me for that game, sadly in this adventure i discovered one of those (the only one i had to read hints for) and is the puzzle of the damned GLYPHS, was totally illogical and nosense and i pray DEVS, for their next adventure, to avoid to put such puzzles in their beautiful advntures cause they ruin the fun, i don't mind the challenge of an hard puzzle, but it have to be logical and intuitive enough, if it is totally obscure it is no more funny, i can't talk about it here for obvious reasons but who encountered it understand very well what i'm talking about. So this is a positive review but for me is a dramatically sad one, cause i did not expect from a such company a such weird puzzle, so my final vote, that originally was 8/10, after this puzzle becomes 7/10 and make me consider this Broken Sword as the worse one of the 5 released till now, altough remains a good adventure after all.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
Broken Sword 1 and this are the best parts of the series. There where some minor things that could have been improved but it was so much better than expected.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
I remember the day when i first started playing Broken Sword on PS1 way back in the 90's.
Many (too many) years have past since then but i never forgot how much i enjoyed playing those games.
That's why i bought them again (Remakes etc) in order to relive all those stories again.
Truth be told, aside from the 1st & 2nd the 3rd & 4th weren't as good as they used to be and nothing even came close to the first one, simply referring to the way a point & click driven story could ever keep me attached from the beginning until the very end.
Luckily i can honestly say that the long awaited sequel to the first ones has arrived, and with the 5th addition the creators have made a worthy addition to the series.

True fans, be sure to give it a try! :)
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
+ granny with cleavage
+ all women in this game look like hookers
+ nice looks (the game itself)
+ appearance of the medved rider

- stupid jokes
- too easy puzzles

Overall i give this a brachydactyly type a2 up.
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154 of 179 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2013
If you like adventure games you owe it to yourself to play .... THIS! Broken Sword 5! You do not -have- to have played the first 4 games, but you still should at least play the first 2 or 3. I know, after this 5th one - if you play it, you'll WANT to play the earlier ones, too.

Such amazing, lovingly crafted adventures! :]
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113 of 130 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2013
Immediately grabbed me.

The quality of the voice acting is thankfully superb, but it is the animation that has blown me away. There are lots of little details with characters body language that are truly impressive.

Based on my short time with the game so far, anyone who has played Broken Sword 1 or 2, or any other classic point and click adventure game, will feel right at home. Hearing the Revolution fanfare at the beginning was like sinking into a warm comfy bath :)
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53 of 63 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2014
Broken sword is back! Finally they dropped that ugly looking 3D graphics and annoying controls and got back to the roots.
The game looks amazing, beautifully drawn environments just makes you take screenshots.
From the very beginning you can feel that broken swordish atmosphere and hear the great music, nostalgia conquers you and finally you start your adventure with George and Nico.
The story is good as always and it's very broken swordish too. Religious symbols, some legend, people who want destroy the world, you know.
Game has been split into two parts. First part feels easier (at least for me), second part has some more action and good puzzles which could take some time to solve. Overall game is not very hard. Old school hardcore gamers probably wouldn't like it. But in my opinion the adventure game cannot be very hard when it has a logical solutions to the puzzles. I don't like when you need to do absolutely stupid and illogical things to solve something, so i'll better have an easier game but with logical puzzles.
Everyone who played the old Broken sword games should remember the damn goat. I remember it. It was a pain. Guess what? The goat is back! Of course people who didn't play the previous games probably will not be happy seeing all those characters from Georgie and Nico's past and will not understanding some dialogues and jokes, but don't worry, George has a new friend - Trevor. He's cute, he likes cookies and is very brave, he risk his live for George and he's a real hero.
Sorry i'm very biased towards this game series, it's my favorite. It's hard for me to say something negative about it, but i'll try. In the second part there're couple lines of subtitles missing. Ok that's enough bashing this game.
If you like adventure games i'd say this is a must have and if you liked it you should play previous games or at least 1 and 2. Yes they're old but still looking good, such games doesn't get old.
So get this game, go on adventure, save the world and eat a doner kebab.
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58 of 73 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
40.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2013
Dear Adventurecommunity,

After My first impressions of this Game I can say the Broken Sword Series is back. The lovely Graphics, the Voice Acting and the Story make this hole Game to a great Revolution of the Series. From the Design it is like the first two Parts of the Broken Sword Series, but with new features like an Autosave and Game Hind function.

All in all I would thank Mr. Charles Cecil and the Kickstarter Backers who make this all possible. So i hope You all will enjoy this Game and happy Investigating.

Your DickEvil

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An Euch Adventurefreunde,

nach meinen ersten Eindrücken ist es wirklich fantastisch geworden. Es sieht wunderschön aus und macht einen lebendigen Eindruck, sehr schöne deutsche Synchronisation. George wird wieder von dem gleichen Sprecher synchronisiert und auch die anderen Sprecher sind sehr gut gesprochen. Es spielt sich wie damals beim ersten und zweiten Teil. Also wieder back to the roots. Die Geschichte geht spannend voran und die Rästel sind logisch.

Es ist wieder wie damals, Nico und George in Paris, danke Charles Cecil und alle Kickstarter Backer das ihr dieses Spiel für uns Fans möglich gemacht habt.

So dann werde ich mal weiter ermitteln und die Verschwörung versuchen aufzudecken.

Viel Spaß beim spielen liebe Adventure und Rätselfreunde

Euer DickEvil
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61 of 79 people (77%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2013
I probably won't ever get around to writing a full-on review for the game, but I highly recommend it if you're a fan of the 2D Broken Sword games. The game is slightly more hint-through-speech-oriented than I would like in a point-and-clicker, but if you can look past that minor off-put and appreciate the game and its innards for what it is, you'll love it, for sure.

Gary

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57 of 74 people (77%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2013
The game is various levels of awesome.

There are some moments when the lips don't move. Yet, that's the only complaint I have with the game!

A tutorial for newcomers and an autosave. That and various great options. Man, I'm loving this version <3
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30 of 33 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
As a Broken Sword fan who loved the first two games, but found the third and fourth game forgettable, I find this installment to be nothing short of fantastic.

What's to love?
- Original voice actors,
- Beautifully designed 2D backgrounds,
- Combination mechanics that make sense, you can actually figure these puzzles out!
- Original design team who clearly have a love for this series.

If Broken Sword 1 and 2 were personal favourites of yours, you have no reason not to give this a try. The game is quite long! Just over 14 hours or so to complete, and there's depth to it all. It's heartwarmingly back to its roots, so much so to have a wondrous Paris landscape with beautifully soothing music.
If I'm not talking about the bad points, it's because I don't think there are any. Fans of the series know what a Broken Sword game is like, and apart from a mildly underwhelming ending, it's solid enough to be fun, engaging and very, very clever. Purchase, sit back, enjoy and smile.
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25 of 27 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 31, 2014
The Broken Sword series is pretty much a classic. You can't say you love point & clicks and not have played them.

Ignoring the 4th game released in '06 - The Angel of Death (which was pretty much a mixed bag) and the 3rd game in '03 - The Sleeping Dragon (which was rejected by purists for its 3d graphics and keyboard controls); it was a truly long wait since the 1st game - The Shadow of the Templars and 2nd game - The Smoking Mirror, released respectively in 96 and 97.

This 5th game, returned back to its 2d roots and with current technology, boasts a really neat graphic system. We have the usual solid adventure to solve and lots of places to explore. George's nemesis - the goat made an appearance yet again and it is also part of an easter egg. Do check that out for lots of laughs. As this game was backed on kickstarter, there were some goodies for the kickstarters to find in game. Don't forget to listen to the Radio Yorkshire for the answers to some of the questions we have been dying to know - as asked by the backers.
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