The Moment of Silence is a classic point-and-click 3rd person adventure game set in New York City in 2044. Players step into the role of Peter Wright, an advertising executive currently heading up the Government's 'Freedom of Speech' campaign.
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Mostly Positive (17 reviews) - 70% of the 17 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 1, 2005

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“If you're looking to spend more than 20 hours interacting with virtual characters and solving puzzles and mysteries than you too will want The Moment of Silence.”
86 % – Cheat Code Central

“Story, dialogue, character development, settings, artwork, acting, and music are all superb.”
100 % – Four Fat Chicks

“With its well-written futuristic plot, unique locations and sci-fi graphics this particular gem doesn't deserve a moment of silence, it just demands to be played.”
85 % – IC-Games

About This Game

The Moment of Silence is a classic point-and-click 3rd person adventure game set in New York City in 2044. Players step into the role of Peter Wright, an advertising executive currently heading up the Government's 'Freedom of Speech' campaign. When a heavily armed SWAT team storms his neighbor's apartment, Peter must uncover the truth behind his mysterious disappearance as he becomes drawn into the deceptive worlds of corruption and power. Fascinating, well researched visions of the near future 75 locations, designed by award-winning CG artists and more than 500 interactive screens 30 minutes of full screen video Lip synchronization using phonetic voice analysis Motion captured animation.

The Moment of Silence marries fully-rendered, animated backdrops with a traditional and intuitive adventure interface. The game mixes real-world locations with fictitious environments to create immersive and incredibly varied worlds.

The Moment of Silence offers more than eight hours of professional voice talent for heart-pounding drama that sounds as good as it looks. Traditional adventure puzzles are fused with dialogue choices and moments of high drama, putting the game on par with some of cinema's greatest thrillers, where action sequences are integrated to create a constantly challenging adventure.

Key Features

  • Absolutely unique, highly immersive espionage thriller story
  • Pre-rendered backgrounds with spectacular scenes and actions
  • Reminiscent of The Longest Journey
  • Multiple choice dialogues
  • 35+ true-to-life 3D characters with strong biographical background to interact with
  • Fascinating, well-researched visions of the near future
  • 75 locations, designed by award-winning CG artists and more than 500 interactive screens
  • 30 minutes of full screen video
  • Lip synchronization using phonetic voice analysis
  • Motion-captured animation with real-time facial expressions

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 98 / ME / 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 / 8 32 or 64 bit
    • Processor: 800 MHz Intel or AMD
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compliant video card with 64 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 8.1
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible card
    • Additional Notes: Might not work on Windows 10
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 32 or 64 bit
    • Processor: 1,4 GHz Intel or AMD
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compliant video card with 128 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible card
    • Additional Notes: Might not work on Windows 10
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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2015
This is a very underrated game. If you enjoy a good story, this game has a brilliant plot and some very nice "a-ha!" moments as the mystery unfolds.

The puzzles are very interesting and fun to solve, but you do have to get over the awful movement system. Sometimes you forget to pick an item here or to talk to someone there and cue to 2 or 3 minutes of walking around to get there, constantly cursing at the awful interface to do so. But the stress is worth it for the story.

Worth the money if it's on a sale, can be beat in 10-15 hours.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
A well written sci-fi adventure. It is by no means perfect, with occasional bugs and awkward movement controls that will occasionally have you wanting to throw your mouse through a window, but worth checking out. Through the game you get a rich sense of the world, told to you through hints and mentions in conversation rather than the heavy-handed exposition we see in most similar games.
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35 of 66 people (53%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
109.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 9, 2015
This is reasonably constructed point and click adventure with some good points but it has some serious flaws that make the price of £14 way too expensive. If you find it on a half price sale it is worth considering.

The premise of this game is that you are a man in New York who, soon after moving into a new apartment, observes a police squad forcefully arresting and abducting his neighbour while his terrified wife amd son look on. In your attempt to support the man's family you discover all sorts of strange facts that suggest dark and conspiratorial motives for his arrest.

The gameplay is that of a traditional point and click adventure. Most of the plot advancement is through conversation and exploring. There are some inventory based puzzles too, but not enough in my opinion.

The good:
Despite the occasional weak translations (to English) the characters are believable and the voice acting is pretty good.
The plot is engaging and sensible and doesn't leave any unanswered questions.
Object based puzzles are sensible.

The bad:
-The pathing is terrible. It is downright difficult to transition between some screens and the main character will sometimes run around in a circle before going where you want him to.

-The scenery involves huge areas that take ages to get across and redundant screens. This makes moving between locations tedious and annoying. This actively ruins one of the better puzzles because it takes a couple of minutes to go from the place where you push a button to the place where you get feedback.

- Advancing the plot relies heavily on triggers. Sometimes those are sensible (like interrogating a character to reveal a new location) but some triggers are completely irrelevant to the plot (for example you know what to do and where to go but you can't do it until you've talked to your friend in the office, who has nothing whatsoever to do with the story).


I got this in a sale so I'm not disappointed I bought it but it is thoroughly mediocre.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Ahhhh Moment of Silence, does it get anymore mediocre? Released back in 2004 you would swear it was made in 1994. It falls for a lot of the pit falls many 90's point and click adventure games did back in those days(I still loved many) and the graphics are about on par for the era. You will find yourself wondering have I explored this whole area or do I need to attempt to walk off screen in some weird fashion(yes it's one of those)? You will also find yourself at the mercy of multiple illogical or poorly designed puzzles although the game isn't terribly difficult. It is packed with boring dialogue and little action even for an adventure game. The game has a post 9/11 USA feel to it with government so large it is watching everyone all the time. Very Orwellian feeling. I actually did enjoy this aspect of the game and the statement it was trying to make but not enough to forgive its annoyances. Play it if you've already played through all of the great point and clicks but please, dear god, don't make it one of the few you'll ever try. You may find yourself wondering,"I haven't even played through all the Sam and Max franchise what am I doing playing this #$%&!"
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Actually an interesting story but all these bugs are pretty annoying. Also are the puzzles not really logical from time to time.
To wait every time for the elevator which has to arrive at the 23rd floor is not amusing, too.
Some ways you have to walk several times to reach the goal...annoying. But for EUR 3,74 it is okay.

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4 of 20 people (20%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
So here's all you need to know about this game.

You start out the game on the 23 story of an apartment building. As you trying to find the next thing you're supposed to be doing you have to go back and forth several times between your apartment and the street below.

Each time you have to wait for the elevator to go up and down all 23 floors. EVERY TIME! WTF!!!!
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