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.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,018 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 4, 2013

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Reviews

“... 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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP
    • Processor: 1.4 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB
    • Hard Drive: 7 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.6.8
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 7 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB
    • Hard Drive: 7 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
It is... Broken Sword.
There is not much to say about it. Classy game of point&click. with an solid story and well placed jokes.

9/10 And tonight we gonna party like it's 1969
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
I loved Broken Sword 1 and 2. Glad they went back to the old graphics for this one. I really enjoyed it, lots of small little puzzles to complete. I got about 6 hours of gameplay out of it and having recently re-played the older games made this game a bit easier. I hope Broken Sword 6 will come out at some point!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
It's well done, polished, and brings a lot of nostalgia. But still something is amiss. Puzzles are either too simple, or simply ridiculous and frustrating. Characters don't develop at all. Animation is sometimes teary. In the end, the game is recommended for all fans of BS series, but I'm a bit disappointed.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Only Broken Sword game I haven't played is the fourth one, and as I have heard only negative things about it I'm sure it will take me some time for me to do that.

What this game does the best is the respectful apporach to the previous titles, especially 1 & 2. However, in terms of overall continuity it feels a little bit out of touch. It feels like as if it was meant for especially newcomers of the series and for those who want to get some old nostalgic vibes from it.

The playtime was in my opinion acceptable. It took me nine hours to beat the story, allthough I missed a few achievements. About same amount as in the first and the third installations.

The story was as fascinating as one could expect from a Broken Sword-game, with religious mysticism and conspiracy, with some twists and funny references.

All in all, I prefer the first and the third one (I know that this is an unpopular opinion) over this, but I still recommend it to everybody.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
+ Pretty 2D-graphics.
+ Good story.
+ Feels almost like a old school Broken Sword game.

- Puzzles are too easy.
- Too few locations and characters. There isn't even other people or traffic on the streets of Paris?
- The characters are badly animated. They feel wooden and have very limited movements. They walk slowly and can't even walk continuously if you click the screen.
- Voice acting is dull.
- ”Humour”. Sudden funny parts feel just unattached and awkward.
- Some bugs

As a fan of Broken Sword 1&2, I really wanted to like this game. The game felt just rushed and silly.

2.5/5
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