An ancient conspiracy. A broken Code. An unsolved murder. Welcome to Broken Sword – The Sleeping Dragon, the multi BAFTA-nominated adventure. Once more George and Nico must travel the world, wrestling danger, and piecing together the clues that will unravel the secrets of the Sleeping Dragon. Powerful seismic events are shaking the world.
User reviews: Mixed (182 reviews) - 50% of the 182 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 2, 2009

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Reviews

"The near perfect script is delivered with humour and subtlety by a brilliant cast. The magnificent facial animation system says as much as the dialogue, adding nuance to the simplest of lines. In terms of narrative-led video gaming it is leagues above anything else in recent times" - Edge, 9/10 (Issue 131)

"...an adventure game that does the genre proud." - Gamespot 8.1/10

About This Game

An ancient conspiracy. A broken Code. An unsolved murder. Welcome to Broken Sword – The Sleeping Dragon, the multi BAFTA-nominated adventure. Once more George and Nico must travel the world, wrestling danger, and piecing together the clues that will unravel the secrets of the Sleeping Dragon.
Powerful seismic events are shaking the world. Something sinister is emerging. An Ancient Conspiracy, the Secret of the Templars, and a fiendish source of pure Evil are responsible. The death of a back bedroom computer hacker in Paris is just the beginning of another extraordinary adventure for George Stobbart and Nico Collard. Welcome to the world of Broken Sword.
  • Breathtaking graphics driven by cutting edge technology.
  • Compelling contemporary non-linear gameplay driven by a powerful and unique interface.
  • Proprietary real-time Ray Tracing technology creates a unique visual style with free-roaming camera.
  • Movie quality script and voice acting, choreographed by Revolution’s proprietary Virtual Actor Engine.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista
    • Processor: Pentium3 750MHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 128 MB
    • Graphics: 64 MB
    • DirectX®: 8.1
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB
    • Controller Support: Yes
Helpful customer reviews
17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
When I first played this game, I hated it. I loved the 2D animation and the point and click interface of the first two Broken Sword games. This was so different that the experience was almost ruined for me. I'm glad I saw it through, because this is a great game. We still have the George and Nico that we have loved from the previous games (same voice actors and a great script) and the story is great, stemming back to the first Broken Sword game. The 3D is decent, with some awesome set pieces, and the rest being average. The controls can take a bit to get used to, and may turn off a lot of people. A point and click adventure has turned into an only use your keyboard adventure. That was difficult for me to swallow at first. For the most part, the puzzles are pretty good.....except....for all...the BOXES!! There were way too many move-the-box puzzles. One here or there isn't a sin, but the amount in here makes them feel like filler, as if the game needed to be longer. I don't think the game would have suffered had they removed some of these tedious box puzzles. A minor complaint is that there are moments in the game in which you have just moments to react, and you have to press the right button to avoid death. It kind of kills when the button doesn't appear till after you die. Luckily, the game loads right back to the perilous situation and you now know what button to push. This doesn't happen often though, so it is a minor annoyance. This game will probably not be considered as good as the first two, but it is definitely still worth playing. There is enough Broken Sword goodness to soften the leap from 2D to 3D adventure.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2015
Despite being closer to action-adventure games, rather than stayin true to its roots, still a well written and enjoyable experience. If you enjoyed I and II games for their stories and charm, not for their gameplay, don't miss out on this one too. Can't say the same for the 4th game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 16, 2015
Nico has nice bum, 10/10

Pros:

+ Longer gameplay / storyline.
+ Great to see classic characters in 3D, also they have good facial expressions imho.
+ Both classic puzzles and semi-action / stealth gameplay involved.
+ Great extras, check them out and read 'em!
+ Finally Nico and George is together again :)
+ Its Broken Sword... enjoyable :)

Cons:

- Cancer controls and camera angels (You must remap them for better use.).
- Buggy sounds (Delayed speechs etc.).
- Very stupid stealth gameplay.
- Sometimes funny bugs in animations.
- Lots of boring "push the boxes" puzzles (see saw).
- Some stuff are illogical like stopping an elevator with a bottle can opener.
- *VERY BIG SPOILER* Slaying a dragon? Professor killed by a Horus hologram? Very "fantasy" stuff, but hey! Fun to play :)

Hey you! Maybe you can buy me 4th game as a gift :P
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 22, 2015
They kind of got out of touch with this part of the series, but still has the loveable broken sword feel to it.

Its tough to recommend, but only if you can get it for a steal and don't mind the rushed feel to the game and lack of puzzles.

This is something you purchase for a complete set of the series, not for the game itself.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 28, 2015
Some time after the events of the second part George Stobbart and Nico Collard get mixed up in yet another adventure with an old enemy from the first game... This part is 3D and gameplay requires some getting used to, but nothing much. It is a great story reminding you of old school Indiana Jones films.
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