Lose yourself in The Silent Age, the thrilling point-and-click adventure with over seven million mobile downloads, completely revamped and updated for PC.
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Very Positive (48 reviews) - 100% of the 48 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (925 reviews) - 94% of the 925 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 29, 2015

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“...This game combines: Ultra HD graphics with clever puzzles and a captivating story line that will keep you busy for hours. What else [could] you want from a game?”
90% – Grab the Games

“The Silent Age reminded me of how relaxing and fun games can be when done right.”
70% – GameCola

“...It's a great story overall, one filled with clever subplots that explore aspects of political philosophy and time travel paradoxes.”
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About This Game

Lose yourself in The Silent Age, the thrilling point-and-click adventure with over seven million mobile downloads, completely revamped and updated for PC.

Help Joe as he travels between the groovy present of 1972 and the apocalyptic future of 2012 to discover the truth behind humankind’s extinction—a quest entrusted to him by a dying man from the future. Use your portable time travel device to solve puzzles that bring you closer to answers and saving humanity.

Winner of the 2013 Casual Connect Indie Prize and applauded for its deep story, clever puzzles, and radically simple navigation and art style, The Silent Age is an unforgettable experience. Can you, a simple janitor and literally, “the average Joe,” save humankind?

Key Features
  • Thrilling adventure with a deep story that captivates from beginning to end.
  • Complex characters, each with their own personality and agenda.
  • Clever puzzles requiring time travel and specific items to solve.
  • A seamless interface which makes you feel like you’re actually there.
  • 10 chapters with unique locations, characters and puzzles.

Exclusive to Steam
These all-new features bring The Silent Age story to the next level.

  • Character voiceover brings the story and characters to life.
  • The same bold, stylish and minimalistic artwork now presented in stunning Ultra HD.
  • Over 20 achievements and Steam Cloud support.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Mouse
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3 or newer
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel i3 or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2048 MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Mouse
    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or later
    • Processor: 2 GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB Nvidia GeForce 9400m
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Mouse
    Recommended:
    • OS: Yosemite 10.10.3 or later
    • Processor: 2.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2048 MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Mouse
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Very Positive (48 reviews)
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Father_Russia
3.7 hrs
Posted: August 30
Really enjoyed this, a fun game to play when you want to relax or just play while listening to a podcast or something, granted you are able to follow the storyline.
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Arbiter Libera
3.0 hrs
Posted: August 29
Does The Silent Age deliver as far as adventure games go? Let's find out.

You're Joe. Joe the Janitor, working for a certain corporation when one day your get the news your buddy has left the company and you're getting a promotion. Said promotion really just meaning you gotta cover his workload as well. This is merely opening for the game's story and it goes places after that, but I don't really feel like saying more than “it involves time travel” out of fear of spoiling something. Even if, to be perfectly honest, I think you'll easily figure out where story is headed at about half-way point and then proceed to dismiss the notion because it would be too cliche and obvious. Except that's EXACTLY what happens with only the very last bit left in the air as far as suspense goes. Maybe because scope of the game isn't as grand as I expected it to be in order to tackle this kind of narrative, but The Silent Age gives you cliffnotes of a much more expansive plot that never was. Pretty much the same extends to few characters who are equally as fundamental, but the VA does its job well enough to give them, well, character. I particularly enjoyed Joe's genuinely confused and dismayed performance whenever he was interacting with the plot and didn't have the foggiest idea what was going on for good chunk of the game.

As far as visuals are concerned game goes for a somewhat simple presentation and bordering on minimalist look at times, particularly with characters, although I feel comfortable chalking that one up to game's mobile origins before subsequent port to PC happened. Game does a great job of essentially giving each locations two looks because of a certain mechanic and makes you believe that's the same location, but at different point in time with alterations that may have happened in the meantime. Speaking of mechanics – it's simplistic as all hell. That's not a synonym for bad or anything, but these are very elementary “find object → use it to solve a puzzle in the adjacent room = rinse and repeat” puzzles that won't rack your brain. Which works because this is clearly a game focused more on narrative and atmosphere than straight-up puzzle solving. Just realize what you're getting yourself into first.

I'd like to close up by saying I did enjoy the game despite my somewhat pessimistic write-up above. Yes, despite its short length. Yes, despite predictable story. Game doesn't really have any tangible negatives I can complain about aside from wishing it was extended at various points so you can get more attached to Joe, other characters as well as what and why they're trying to do these things.
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200911069
2.1 hrs
Posted: August 28
Great game, great story. buy it on sale
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joe99501
4.5 hrs
Posted: August 25
I hear people complain about walk throughs. For me I love the visual and the interactive story line.
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snackapella
4.7 hrs
Posted: August 23
Wow, what a great game! I was not expecting it to be nearly this fun, based on the lackluster screenshots. The art style is understated--perhaps too much, but it works. The voice acting is good. The writing was surprisingly witty; as some have said, it walks the fine line between telling a somewhat dark story and amusing chuckles. My only quibble with the writing is that it sometimes doesn't feel authentic to the 70s, and contains some 2000s figures of speech, which sort of killed the ambience a bit.

I grew up playing point and click adventure games, and this game really took me back. For some reason, it reminded me of the old Police Quest games--maybe it's the serious, dark subject matter with a touch of lighthearted tone. Granted, Silent Age isn't as hard as the old Sierra games, but I think that's OK; in fact, I liked the fact that the game purposely tried to keep the backtracking across previous screens to a minimum by breaking it into chapters. Also, while there could have been more challenge in when and how to use certain items, I liked that it quickly got rid of items after they were no longer useful so they didn't clutter up my inventory.

It was short, but that's nothing to be ashamed of; nothing ruins a great game more than when they stretch it out to make it longer. All in all, I'm very glad I took shot at this game. If you were ever a fan of LucasArts or Sierra games, or the modern TellTale games, definitely give this a go.
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taylortruck3214
4.2 hrs
Posted: August 23
The Silent Age is a beautiful point and click puzzle game, with what I thought was an interesting story. Some people might find it cliche, but I thought it was acceptable. For a puzzle game, its not overwhelmingly difficult, and putting two unorthodox items together often yeilds humorious results.

I did pick this up in a bundle with about six other games for under $3.00, so I can't really say that I recommend paying full price. Its worth it on sale, though.

Pro's:
Great graphics, it even looks wonderful on my craptop!
Fully voiced
Funny
Puzzles are pretty simple to figure out with some thinking
Retro 70's vibe

Con's:
Story can be cliche to some people, especially if you're into time travel themes
Puzzle haters might not enjoy
Joe is an "average joe", and might come off as a ♥♥♥♥♥
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Dig, Larry, dig!
5.6 hrs
Posted: August 23
If you're a fan of good sci-fi, and you wanted to 'be' in the film "12 Monkeys," don't miss this one. Fantastic story and good playability. What more can you ask for from a modern point and clicker, especially for the price? Took several hours to complete, but be warned: The Silent Age, at least for this old geezer, became a bit addictive once I got into it, which took all of ten minutes.
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DariusOne
3.5 hrs
Posted: August 22
An extremely mediocre point and click that is worth the time largely thanks to the easy going spectacle of it. Solving puzzles is satisfying and simplistic enough to both make you feel like you are actually doing something while not halting progress ta any point, and the visuals and situation vary constantly to a point where one just wants to see what is next. That said at no point does the story actually get good and following it is less about wanting to see it finish and more about just having painless enough time playing that one might as well see it finish.

It´s a shame Silent Age doesn´t do anything well enough to touch even the "just good" point and clicks Steam is starting to be full of at this point, but nonetheless the sheer variety and pretty stuff keeps it afloat for the appropriate couple hours of playtime. And to a point where I can´t really bring myself to thumbs down it.
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Kingprawn
3.3 hrs
Posted: August 21
A very fun and short point and click adventure game. Highly reccomond if you enjoy a good time traveling story.
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timmy_fs
3.6 hrs
Posted: August 19
One of the coolest games I have played lately. Would have liked to spend more time in this world.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
Does The Silent Age deliver as far as adventure games go? Let's find out.

You're Joe. Joe the Janitor, working for a certain corporation when one day your get the news your buddy has left the company and you're getting a promotion. Said promotion really just meaning you gotta cover his workload as well. This is merely opening for the game's story and it goes places after that, but I don't really feel like saying more than “it involves time travel” out of fear of spoiling something. Even if, to be perfectly honest, I think you'll easily figure out where story is headed at about half-way point and then proceed to dismiss the notion because it would be too cliche and obvious. Except that's EXACTLY what happens with only the very last bit left in the air as far as suspense goes. Maybe because scope of the game isn't as grand as I expected it to be in order to tackle this kind of narrative, but The Silent Age gives you cliffnotes of a much more expansive plot that never was. Pretty much the same extends to few characters who are equally as fundamental, but the VA does its job well enough to give them, well, character. I particularly enjoyed Joe's genuinely confused and dismayed performance whenever he was interacting with the plot and didn't have the foggiest idea what was going on for good chunk of the game.

As far as visuals are concerned game goes for a somewhat simple presentation and bordering on minimalist look at times, particularly with characters, although I feel comfortable chalking that one up to game's mobile origins before subsequent port to PC happened. Game does a great job of essentially giving each locations two looks because of a certain mechanic and makes you believe that's the same location, but at different point in time with alterations that may have happened in the meantime. Speaking of mechanics – it's simplistic as all hell. That's not a synonym for bad or anything, but these are very elementary “find object → use it to solve a puzzle in the adjacent room = rinse and repeat” puzzles that won't rack your brain. Which works because this is clearly a game focused more on narrative and atmosphere than straight-up puzzle solving. Just realize what you're getting yourself into first.

I'd like to close up by saying I did enjoy the game despite my somewhat pessimistic write-up above. Yes, despite its short length. Yes, despite predictable story. Game doesn't really have any tangible negatives I can complain about aside from wishing it was extended at various points so you can get more attached to Joe, other characters as well as what and why they're trying to do these things.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
This game is worth its price, as long as you pay $1.00 for it.

It's a very simple point&click adventure with interesting idea on switching between time eras to solve puzzles as its main asset.
The plot is nothing new, at times being really naive. Story is introduced mainly by characters telling the protagonist all the information which does not seem credible; poor voice acting does not help.
Game is very easy, puzzle solutions are obvious and its creation makes it impossible to forget you are playing and get immersed in the story.
Still worth taking a look if you get it in a bundle and your only alternative is catching Pokemons.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
It's hard to make an adventure game that holds up to modern standards. Unlike the golden era for the genre, slapping a few static backgrounds together with a host of clickables and collectables you have to use in bewildering, counter-intuitive combinations simply won't cut it. A successful modern adventure game needs to have some panache, be it good writing, interesting plot, or a unique visual style. The Silent Age manages to get all three of those.

Right up front, the most distinctive thing that sets The Silent Age apart is its unique art style. Mostly composed of borderless shapes of color with just enough detail to convey the intended concepts, the retro-simple presentation looks like it stepped out of generic motivational posters from some equally generic yesteryear. That style helps reinforce the impression of the game's "home" year of 1972, making you feel as though you're controlling a piece of the past. It's also an odd parallel with the low resolution pixel art of classic adventure games: the low-detail presentation leaves it up to the player's imagination - and the game's wonderful text descriptions - to fill in the rest. Overall it's pleasant and effective, helping to set the stage for the game's story.

The story itself is good, nothing groundbreaking for any long-time scifi fan, but a well-constructed, internally consistent time-travel yarn. What really shines in the story is its tone, walking a very fine line between serious and humorous, wobbling into both at times, but never detracting from the overall experience. It's a difficult balance to pull off, but The Silent Age manages it wonderfully, with good dialog and solid voice acting. You aren't going to laugh out loud, but you might have a sensible chuckle here or there.

If there is a bad thing to say about The Silent Age, it's a very conditional "bad" thing, about the puzzles specifically. They aren't bad, or illogical, or tedious, or any of the other traps that adventure games often fall into. On the whole they're reasonably crafted, logically consistent, and satisfying to solve. The only potentially bad thing I can find in them is that they're a touch easy, at least for most fans of adventure games. Admittedly this steers them clear of the other side of that coin, the hamfistedly illogical sequence of actions that some adventure games consider "solutions", but by the same token I didn't ever find myself stuck in this game, even a little. That said, I never found myself bored either, so I'm not going to complain.

So, conclusion time: is it fun? Yes. Is it stylish? Very yes. Did the adventure game loving part of my brain get a happy little thrill playing it? Definitely. This is a solid title that any adventure game fan should consider giving a go, so long as they aren't expecting a series of intense brain teasers.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
This is an excellent adventure game! I haven't played such a nice point'n'click for a long time.
Story is interesting, the puzzles are logical, vector-ish graphics and spooky music are very good.
The game mechanic used thoughout the game (no spoilers) is refreshing.
I highly recommend this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
It's a short but very good game with a strong scenario.
Just point and click.
Look, think and action !
If you like puzzles games and/or story game, take it, it worth the cost !
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Ok so I just binged an out of the blue amazing game. This is an adventure game where you... holy crap. You know what, I am not going to spoil it. Suffice to say is that it has an awesome mechanic you will discover about 10 minutes in. Because of this mechanic you get to see the scenes differently and interact with things in a unique manner. The visuals are excellent, the voice acting is great, the music is spectacular and the storyline is INCREDIBLY satisfying. Listen stop reading me rambling this, it's a 10 out of 10. Look at my review history, it is very rare that I give out such scores. If you like adventure games, play this - no questions asked.
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135 of 143 people (94%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 6, 2015
AT A GLANCE
(Full review follows below)

  • Game Name: The Silent Age
  • Original Release: 2015
  • Genre Tags: Point & Click; Puzzle; Adventure; Casual
  • My Overall Grade: B+
  • Estimated Playtime (Campaign): 3-5 hours
  • Multiplayer Aspect: None
  • Recommended To: Established fans of the genre; Puzzle game aficionados; Casual gamers

REVIEW
The Silent Age is an easy and short point-and-click game that I felt was subtly very charming. There isn’t anything about this game that is groundbreaking or excessively impressive, but it still comes together to make for an enjoyable experience. If you are a fan of point-and-click adventure games, you should probably check this out.

The narrative of the game is probably its best quality. The story is rather cliché, revolving around time-travel and prevention of the apocalypse. But the way in which the story unfolds is intriguing, and I found myself enjoying the tale even though it was far from novel. Moreover, the pacing of the story was perfect, with plot developments timed at just the right moments to keep me interested.

The puzzles are inventory-based, and are all very logical and intuitive. There won’t be any points in the game where you will find yourself saying: “that solution makes no sense.” That may not seem like something worth mentioning, but, unfortunately, many point-and-click games have puzzle solutions that don’t make much sense. Luckily, in The Silent Age, all of the puzzle solutions are reasonable. Due to this, and the fact that there aren’t many inventory items to be found, the game inevitably is quite simple. The time-travel dynamic, while not groundbreaking, does spice up some of the puzzle-solving and undoubtedly makes the game more interesting.

The Silent Age boils down to a story-driven, casual experience that is great for times you may want to play something that is low-pressure and that you can’t really mess up. There is even a well-crafted level select system so you don’t even have to worry about missable achievements. I would recommend it to big fans of point-and-click adventure games. It is rather short and simple, however, and anyone on the fence regarding the genre may find it somewhat lacking.

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55 of 59 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2015
Really good point & click adventure with cool graphics and atmospheric sound, decent sci-fi plot and some clever time travelling puzzle solutions.
The only setback - the game is not particularly long.

Overall verdict:
Highly recommended!
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55 of 61 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 1, 2015
If you like point and click puzzle games, you will LOVE this one. The difficulty is medium - not hard enough to be frustrating but also not easy enough to be boring. Took me about 4 hours to complete it. The thing that is worth mentioning is the story. It's extremely interesting and could easily be turned into a movie.
9.5/10
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41 of 42 people (98%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 3, 2015
The Silent Age is a short point-and-click adventure revolving around time travel. In my opinion, the story isn't anything amazing and is quite linear, but it can hold your attention and is integrated well with the nature of the game. Controls consist of clicking left or right to move the character and on objects to interact. The puzzles involve switching between different time periods and are fairly simple so they don't interfere much with the pace of the story.

The presentation is clean and simple. The soundtrack is great at creating a sense of suspense throughout the game, but the voice acting can be hit or miss for some. Also, most of the time I spent in the game was looking at descriptions which loaded up fairly slowly. If they were to load as fast as the time switching, a sizeable amount of play time could be chopped off.

You'll likely obtain most of the achievements by the time you complete the game as they are fairly easy to get. Since the game is organized into chapters, you can easily hop back to a section to pick up what you missed.

I can't say much about how it compares to the mobile version as I've never played it, but the game runs smoothly for me and I have not encountered any bugs.

Overall, it was an enjoyable experience. I would say the game is one of the better point-and-click games available on Steam. It's worth a try if you have it. If you are interested and don't have it, wait until a sale to pick it up.
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