When the fate of a world hangs in the balance, an unusual hero arises! The visually impressive adventure-epic The Whispered World is now available as a Special Edition for the first time. Let the Whispered World enchant you with its many animated details and fantastic characters.
User reviews: Very Positive (108 reviews)
Release Date: May 6, 2014
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Buy The Daedalic Fairytale Bundle

Includes 3 items: Gomo, The Night of the Rabbit, The Whispered World Special Edition

Buy Daedalic Adventure Bundle

Includes 5 items: Deponia, Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes, Memoria, The Night of the Rabbit, The Whispered World Special Edition

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Includes 9 items: 1954 Alcatraz, A New Beginning - Final Cut, Deponia: The Complete Journey, Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes, Edna & Harvey: The Breakout, Journey of a Roach, The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav, The Night of the Rabbit, The Whispered World Special Edition

 

Recommended By Curators

"One of my favourite adventure games. Incredibly charming, interesting and challenging. Beware of the horrible voice actor though."

Reviews

“Don't whisper, cheer at the top of your lungs: Outstanding!”
86 – GameStar

“Nothing says epic fantasy adventure like gorgeous, hand-painted backgrounds. […] More please!”
Kotaku

“The story of The Whispered World is realized with an amazing eye for detail and the hilarious writing breathes life into its melancholic hero and his upbeat sidekick perfectly. […] Very good!”
84 – 4Players

About This Game

When the fate of a world hangs in the balance, an unusual hero arises!
The visually impressive adventure-epic The Whispered World is now available as a Special Edition for the first time. Let the Whispered World enchant you with its many animated details and fantastic characters.

Sadwick's adventure begins when he sets out to understand the meaning of his recurring nightmares. In his dreams, he is haunted by a mysterious blue sphere as his world collapses around him.
Shana, the oracle, confirms his worst fears: not only does she foretell the end of the world, but also that Sadwick is the very reason for their doom.
Face the prophecy and experience an adventure unlike any other!
Exclusive content of the special edition include audio comments featuring Jan 'Poki' Müller-Michaelis and Marco Hüllen, as well as the orchestral soundtrack and unlockable achievements.

Key Features


  • Solve mysterious and fascinating puzzles
  • Meet many wondrous characters in an intriguing world.
  • Exclusive audio comment featuring 'Poki' and Marco Hüllen, the game's writers
  • An unforgettable story

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (SP3)
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz (Single Core) or 2 GHz (Dual Core)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 256 MB RAM, Shader Model 2.0 Support (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista/7/8-32bit
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz (Single Core) or 2 GHz (Dual Core)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 512 MB RAM, Shader Model 2.0 Support (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: Lion (10.7)
    • Processor: 2 GHz (Dual Core) Intel
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 256 MB RAM, Shader Model 2.0 Support (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • Hard Drive: 1800 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
42 of 42 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
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Graphics:
+ beautiful drawn backgrounds
+ pretty characters
+ cartoon cutscenes
- no wide screen
- animations not always liquid

Sound:
+ atmospheric music
- not the best voice acting, including a whiney, nasally protagonist

Game Size:
+ around 12 hours playtime
+ many different scenes
+ unlockable extras
- extras are thin

Story:
+ good and adult story
+ fine individual stories
+ sad beautiful ending

Others:
+ charming and intelligent dialogue
+ some good, logical brainteasers
- some puzzles are 0815

Save only the world is boring. How about for a change, with the destruction of the same? The little clown Sadwick is exactly predicted in a nightmare: that he himself will trigger the apocalypse soon. The little harlequin is indeed anything but a happy nature, but in the role of world-destroying Ovelords he does not feel especially comfortable. So he goes to the bottom of the matter and makes up with its multi-functional pet caterpillar Spot, on a journey through a beautifully drawn cute fantasy adventure.

The hero of the story is Sadwick, a melancholy and very quick-witted clown who makes his dejection no secret: Almost every click leads to a cynical comment that often stimulates sometimes laugh and think. At Sadwick page crawls Spot, an enormously cute caterpillar while important tool: As the game Spot learns to transform itself in five forms. In fire form he can torches for example by a spider's web, while a squashed Spot fits under a door gap. This makes for interesting puzzles solutions.
The story is actually pretty well constructed, until the end when it does start to fall apart a bit. It's an interesting twist that the quest you are on has been foretold to destroy the world, but Sadwick continues to hope that his actions will actually save it.

Another shortcoming is the economical animations: When Edna fit the rudimentary and exaggerated animation phases for trashy design, but in this case are the few oral and character movements contrast with the lavish landscaped backgrounds.
Although the short cutscenes act moody, but can not compete with the quality of professional cartoons.
Not only is it so exquisitely painted and drawn, but it's bursting with imaginative flourishes. There are moments throughout that capture the same magic as a Studio Ghibli film. Surprising creatures, strange, amorphic pets, and a maniac nature.
Luckily most of the characters around Sadwick are far more entertaining and creatively designed. From a pair of talking rocks to a pint-sized conductor, the characters that Sadwick meets along his journey are both creative and funny. I probably had the most fun during the game just working through branching dialogs to see what characters would say.

The game is truly lovely in so many ways, the art and the writing both fantastic. A game about sadness is a fascinating thing that the world was woefully needing. This one comes close to getting it right. But not quite close enough. Which is perhaps the saddest thing of all.

Score: 77 / 100


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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
The original is great, but the Special Edition has broken audio - every spoken sentence ends a split second before the speaker has finished talking. Still not fixed...

Play the original Whispered World, not this "Special" edition.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
A very very lovely game! Nice artwork, interesting story.
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27.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Once you get used to the voice acting, and some of the glitches, it's not a bad game. Well... more accurately the story is nice enough for you to put up with the issues. Also, no spoiler, but when you beat the game, watch the advertisement movie again on the store page.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
I have such mixed feelings about this game that I'm hard pressed on whether or not to recommend it.

To start off with, the artwork is absolutely GORGEOUS and features traditionally animated cutscenes. The music is quite nice as well, though the voice acting is hit and miss. The characters themselves are quite vibrant and full of personality - we follow the journey of our would-be hero Sadwick, a down-on-his-luck circus clown with clinical depression, who discovers that he has been fated to... destroy the world. As you can imagine he rejects this prophesy, determined to instead save his world from crumbling to dust. Initially I found Sadwick's character to be annoying with how whiney he was about everything, but as I followed him and got to know him, I started to relate to his depression more and saw much of myself reflected in him. He really just needs a hug. As for the puzzles, they're fairly difficult and often frustrating and illogical. More than once I had to look up a guide.

UNfortunately, despite how gorgeous this game is and how interesting I'd found the story, the direction the ending wound up taking I felt to be such a massive cop-out that I'm actually pretty angry. In retrospect it was pretty obvious, but it was such an extremely lazy and unimaginitive "plot twist" that it pretty much destroyed the rest of the game's magic. So, while everything else about the game is good and I would recommend it based off of that, the ending is just SO unsatisfying that I feel extremely conflicted to say yes.

If you truly want this game, wait and get it on sale. Don't waste your money paying full price just to be slapped by the ending.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
Just finished playing. It was an unexpected ending, very touching :)
The gameplay is great, but the puzzles are a bit too difficult (for me, that is) but still very interesting that i can't stop playing. Too bad there's a problem with achievements not showing on steam :(
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Great game!

the whole game does take some time to finish but its worth it.
if you play it till the end it you will know why.
great start and one of the best endings!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
I really enjoyed that beautiful, intense and sad point and click adventure. I have a lot in common with Sadwick I guess (pessimistic, vertigo, few friends, tend to do what I think right even when I'm told to do the opposite, lack of orientation, etc.) but I still don't understand the way he treates Spot ! Poor happy innocent creature ! Anyway, the music and the drawings create an atmosphere that makes you want to play. At the end of the game, there's some trailer, "the Whispered World 2", doesn't seem to be really relate to the first game... But I'm gonna wait for it !
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
I didn't really enjoy the "Never ending story"-feeling in the end but except that I thought it was really likeable... My friend told me not to play it because of Sadwicks enoying voice and depressing self... But you kind of got use to it even thou i understand the irritation that comes with a enoying, depressing maincharacter. The only chapter I didn't enjoy so much was chapter 3... Really enoying pussles, it just felt like you walked around in circles... But othervise a really good game and a good story!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
WORST ENDING IN GAMING HISTORY! Though the visuals and music are great, as well as some challanging puzzles (including the nonskipable kind)
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10 of 19 people (53%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
The Whispered World falls into the realm of zany adventure games, complete with a morose, unlovable schlub for a protagonist. Unfortunately, zany and surreal adventures invariably involve a certain amount of "try everything on everything" to progress, and this runs afoul of the crappy interface.

Frequently, The Whispered World fails to register a mouse click, so you never know, when trying an object on another, or an object on part of the environment, if it truly did nothing, or if the game simply didn't notice your attempt. Sometimes it takes four or five clicks to get the game to respond. After the third time that I gave up on a puzzle, checked a walkthrough, and discovered that the correct solution was, in fact, one of the first things I had tried, except that the game hadn't deigned to notice at the time, I gave the whole thing up as a bad exercise in frustration.

If you're masochistic enough to endure this game, make a point of clicking several times when trying anything; hopefully one of the clicks will register. The art, incidentally, is quite beautiful, it's simply a shame what aggravating hoops you must jump through to see it.

(And, yes, my mouse works fine in all other applications, so I feel confident blaming the game engine for this non-responsiveness.)
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Great game loved it very much
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3 of 9 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Found a used handkerchief and dentures, couldn't find the map and kept getting lost in the forest and mocked by my brother. Gave up.
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
I'm not a big fan of point and click games of this style to begin with, but I truly found this game very dull. I personally did not like the voice acting and instead found it rather "annoying." The gameplay wasn't as bad as some other point-and-clicks but overall, I ddi not have a good experience playing this game.

Rating: 4.2/10
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
40.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
I won't be recommending this game at all. It just keeps crashing and despite following a ton of advice on this from other frustrated players nothing seems to fix it. I won't be buying from Steam again.
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0 of 33 people (0%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Nice artwork and good puzzle. Unfortunately the story involves a "it was all a dream all along" kind of twist at the end.
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1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
(I originally played this offline, so my listed playtime is not accurate.)

I fell in love with Daedalic Entertainment after playing the Deponia trilogy. If I had to select Daedalic's masterpiece, however, I think I would select The Whispered World. It has a poignant, introspective storyline, beautiful art, a plaintive soundtrack, and engaging gameplay. The game is not perfect--there are a few places where the plot drags, for example--but overall it is fun and thought-provoking. The puzzles are challenging but fun, and most can be approached very logically. What is truly great about The Whispered World, however, is its mind-blowing ending--really, this game must be played to completion. I can't recommend this game highly enough, especially if you are a fan of point-and-click adventures.

Some people find the voice of the main character Sadwick annoying or even unbearable. Personally, I wouldn't call his voice pleasant but I don't find it particularly irritating, and the quality of the acting is quite good. Certainly don't let it stop you from enjoying this beautiful game. On which note, Daedalic is a German company, but they have first-rate translators--one would rarely know that the game is a translation.
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21.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
I had bought this game some time ago, but hadn't really given it much time. When the special edition came out, I decided to step ahead and invest time playing this game and I'm glad I did!
I really liked the puzzles of this game, since the majority of them were pretty rational and went well with the story. Music and graphics is also a big plus!
I also enjoyed the audio parts of the game's writers, which provided cool insight on its development and kept wonderful company throughout the story.
If you are a fan of adventure games then this is a must, and if you are just stepping in the genre, the special edition of The Whispered World can be an ideal start.
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10.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
I never got around to playing this game after I got it some while ago. That changed with the release of the Special Edition, and I finally got to accompany Sadwick on his adventure to save/destroy the world. Seeing that I never played the regular edition I can not compare the two, but the special edition seems to add very little. Mostly you have the option to listen to commentaries in every scene by the creators of this game. Graphic is supposed to be upgraded and you now get achievements. I don't know if there is anything more than that. Anyhow, nice to get an updated version now before the release of the next game in the series.

The game itself is beautifully created in a cartoonish and colorful world, with equally colorful characters. The artwork is magnificent. It is as expected a point & click adventure game of the traditional sort. Familiar to anyone who is familiar with other Daedelic games, and other similar game developers.

The biggest plus of this game is its story. It is interesting and engaging all the way through with a finish that rivals most great game finishes. All characters are voiced and there is a narrator as well. The narrator does a good job, but some of the other voice actors leaves a lot to be desired. The voice of the protagonist, Sadwick, sounds like when Adam Sandler speaks childish somewhat crossed with Cartman from South Park. In other words it can be quite annoying at times. It doesn't help when Sadwick is a very depressed character that is pessimistic about just about everything. Now, there is an underlying reason for this, and one seems to get used to the voice eventually. There are other poor efforts of voice acting too, but nothing that gets on your nerves. It's by no means all bad. Some characters are voiced quite well, especially some of the "evil" ones.

(Note: I have only played the English version and can not comment on voice-overs in other languages)

What is probably more annoying is the fact that the voice overs seems to go straight from one into the other with no space/break between them. Badly coreographed in other words. It even has a few lines broken off too early and even completely which is really poor. Hopefully they will come up with a fix for that.

I also found the pointer/clicking to be quite unresponsive at times. I had to try another game to check if it was my mouse going bad or if it was in fact the game, and unfortunately/luckily it was the game. The controls was a bit clunky in the first place, but the unresponsiveness certainly didn't help.

Achievements is a nice new addition, but also this seemed to be a bit bugged. There was a couple I should have gotten but never got. I'm not an achievement horder, so to me it doesn't matter much, but if this is something that is important to you it doesn't seem to work correctly. Probably an easy fix that they hopefully will deal with quickly enough.

Don't let the negativity scare you off though. I still recommend this game for any fan of point & click adventures and anyone who appreciate a great story. The bugs/issues are easily overlooked if you are not to caught up in details. In fact the story itself is worth your money and time to play through this game. It also helps that it is from Daedelic, who is one of the companies who has kept this genre alive through hard times. And they have done so with lots of great titles. They deserve some support from us who appreciate games like this. Throw some money at them ;o).

6/10
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6.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
Wow! The Whispered World is an amazing game! You have to play it, I recommend 100% this game.
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