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 (72 reviews) - 88% of the 72 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (754 reviews) - 94% of the 754 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.”
VGChartz

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 (72 reviews)
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Peter Destruco
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Product received for free
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Marcinos1985
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
This game is a rather standard and simple point&click adventure, with time-travel motifs in the background. But its simplicity is its greatest strength, especially for such a casual adventure gamers like me. Puzzles and progress are relatively straightforward, you can progress smoothly at your own pace.

I really like our protagonist. Just an average, rather unsuccessful hard-working man, who is thrown into situation he doesn't understand. Everything becomes clear, when a simple but grim (funny too) plot twist happens in the end, I couldn't resist laughing.

This game won't change your life, but it will provide solid entertainment for several hours. I played it more than 2 months ago and still remeber most of details. This really tells something, because it's rarely possible in case of mediocre games. Recommended.
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ricardo
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
A simple, short point and click game with logic puzzles that aren't too abstract. It's worth a look if you can get it for a couple bucks.
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slowpard
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
Another inconsistent time-travelling story from cheap sci-fi? Oh boy, here we go again...

P.S. Still, the art style is remarkable. So it's advisable to look through screenshots.
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HOODWINKED WOLF
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
THIS GAME IS SICK!!! But wait till a sale because it can be beaten pretty quick, and there isnt much replayability.
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Eli the Grey
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
I first played The Silent Age as a mobile game, before the voice acting was added. Honestly, the voice acting doesn't really contribute much to the experience, but this is an enjoyable point-and-click adventure, and I clearly liked it well enough that I gave it another playthrough on Steam. The game is somewhat brief, and the puzzles aren't overly difficult, but they provide just enough challenge to keep you engaged when you are looking for a quick and easy story-based game to enjoy. Speaking of story, The Silent Age presents the player with all of the classic turns of any time travel tale, and even if it wasn't exactly mind-blowing, I enjoyed the narrative. You are given the ability to instantaneously jump between the present and a strange, desolate future as you explore each screen searching for ways to progress. It's a very similar mechanic to the pills in Fran Bow, for anyone familiar with that game. The art style is minimalistic, but it suits the game well. I would recommend The Silent Age for players who want to experience a fun puzzle game that isn't overly difficult and will occupy a few hours, or fans of science fiction and time travel in general.
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Lucky_Fecker
( 11.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
Beautiful Art incorporating a well done point and click puzzle game

Story is very immersive and makes you wonder what is going to happen next

I really enjoyed this one 10 / 10
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amstaiert
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
The Story is what really made me Happy I Bought this game.
That and the puzzles make this game very good for any one who likes point and click games.
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Vognus
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12
Amazing Story
Fun Puzzles
Good Characters
Affordable

What else do you want?!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re7AvdS_c0A
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jesyika
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12
Interesting story. Puzzles were pretty simple to figure out, with the exception of one silly solution. I often forgot to check out each area with time-travel, so became stuck for quite a bit. Very enjoyable experience.

I'm actually going to go back and get all the achievements for it.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
The Silent Age have a nice art style and a great story. You can travel in time between the present and the future and see how things changed and of course you will need that to complete the puzzles.
I personally dont like point and click games but i would recommend it just for the story also keep im mind that this is a short game you can finish it in 3-4 hours.
So if you like point and click games or you just want a great story then this may be the game for you.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
The Silent Age is short indie point&click adventure game.I've beaten it in one sitting and it left a good impression on me.

Art style while minimalistic is nice to look at , calming pastel color scheme with simple yet clear and visually pleasing asthetic doesnt grow on your eye too much.

Voice acting and sound effects are servicible , not bad at any rate but nothing to write home about.

Puzzles are in most cases pretty simple.What i liked most , they follow basic logic. No need to combine 3 potatoes with 1 car engine to make some kind of flying machine thing. If it makes sense , it's most likely a solution to your puzzle .

Storyline while nothing revolutionary is nicely put together. I have my doubts by the very ending of it thou. If game would have ended 1 chapter earlier it would have in general left better feeling to it.Now this almost had 2 ending . First one was really unexpected and refreshing while second and real one was ... not as good.

Overally a really nice time. Thou price is a bit high for a time/dollar basis. I've finished it in 3,5hours on chill mode , even idling few times. Game costs 10bucks . Do a math. If that's a reasonable value proposition for you and you are into this type of game i think you wont be dissapointed.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
This game is a rather standard and simple point&click adventure, with time-travel motifs in the background. But its simplicity is its greatest strength, especially for such a casual adventure gamers like me. Puzzles and progress are relatively straightforward, you can progress smoothly at your own pace.

I really like our protagonist. Just an average, rather unsuccessful hard-working man, who is thrown into situation he doesn't understand. Everything becomes clear, when a simple but grim (funny too) plot twist happens in the end, I couldn't resist laughing.

This game won't change your life, but it will provide solid entertainment for several hours. I played it more than 2 months ago and still remeber most of details. This really tells something, because it's rarely possible in case of mediocre games. Recommended.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
The artwork was spiffy and the setting was intriguing... But with so many positive reviews, I expected more. The puzzles were pretty straightforward and easy. Nothing to write home about. And while the story was interesting-ish and the atomsphere was groovy, the characters remained one-dimensional and the ending definitely didn't have the oomph I was waiting for.

I managed to stay invested enough to play the game through on one sitting and it wasn't bad so... Thumbs up, I guess? If you can get it either free or cheap.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
131 of 138 people (95%) 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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52 of 55 people (95%) 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 60 people (92%) 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 41 people (100%) 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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38 of 41 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 13, 2015
Joe was just a normal guy, doing a normal job during 1972. It would seem fate had different plans for him. The Silent Age is classic science fiction mixed with fantastic puzzle solving. Using a portable time machine you will bounce through realities trying to find out whats going on and how you are connected to it all. The art direction is a clash of post apocalyptic and groovy 70's design. From over the top wallpapers to overgrown flora and dilapidated buildings. While The Silent Age isn't the most complicated game in the world, the elements it does bring are done well, from the music, UI, and even controller support. For me this game was comfort food and was familiar. The puzzles were challenging enough but didn't grind progression to a halt. As far as it being a port goes, the graphics have been overhauled and look great, and voice work where present is well done and I was happy to hear it. The only complaint I could muster is that the game a little bit on the short side, probably taking 2 to 4 hours at the most to complete. That isn't totally a bad thing but I guess I just wanted more.

I made a video review to show off some of the features and gameplay of this game!
https://youtu.be/LS8g--4QNpE
I hope you enjoy!
Martyr
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29 of 31 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Wow, this was an experience... The Silent Age is adventure game, good adventure game. I am not big adventure game player, i must get to some games of this kind, i was always scared of having like 100 items, 5 areas and thinking how to make this works, and at end it was most stupid way. The Silent Age tooked me about 3 hours, but it was deep story. Sound, graphics and story are greate. I dont wanna give you spoilers, but the game is about time traveling. The game is not difficult, its more like interactive movie mixed with adventure game . I beated the game in two sittings, but it wasnt boring at all. Trust me, for the price of 1$ its a good option to spend your evening. Recommended.
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