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 (171 reviews) - 93% of the 171 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (914 reviews) - 94% of the 914 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

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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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
This is a fairly quick story-rich atmospheric game. If you need a break from a frustratingly impossible rogue-like game where any decision can alter your future, this might be a good way to soothe your soul.

I just wish I realized sooner that you can double-click to run!

It's casual in the sense you won't be punished for using an item incorrectly or end the game prematurely, so the story will go on in a linear fashion leaving you to explore and solve the puzzles. I would consider this game more as an "interactive book" for those that expect advanced puzzles or options for conversation. Overall, it's entertaining, visually appealing with a pinch of nostalgic creep-factor; it got me curious and immersed in the story.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Really cool story based game that is well made and wel designed! The music and art style of the game are in my opinion well executed and deserve to be mentioned in my review as i really like those 2 mechanics of the game, also the story is well made and well thought of its not just a point to click game where everything is obvious and just in front of you, you have to actually look for things to use for different scenarios of the game which makes it way more fun and complicated as you have to ask yourself the question 'what would i do if i was in this situation?' so based of that you go look for the stuff you need to complete a certain scenario so you can get further in the story :)!

Shortly said i would highly recommend this game to anyone who likes a game with a good art style, music and story line, this game would be perfect for you :)!

9,4/10
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
"The Silent Age" is a simple point & click adventure game. You are Joseph (called "Joe"), a janitor in a big research company. You will get to see more and more strange traces of yet unknown events in your everyday job until you meet the mortally wounded inventor of a - time machine! As the last and only trustful person ending up in his life you are given the task to prevent a catastrophy - and travel back and forth in time.

Yeah, sounds a bit like "Day of the Tentacle", doesn't it? But thankfully it doesn't feel like a pure clone of this adventure classic.
Not only is the story much darker and more threatful but also the atmosphere. This also goes for the subtle soundtrack and the stylish, sometimes gritty designs.

You might like the story depending on how much you are interested in time travel. I think it's rather simple and okay. But if you are hoping for some sweet 1970s nostalgia (the present time of the game takes place in the 1970s) you will rather be disappointed because you will be delivered very little of this.

But what about the puzzles? They also are very easy which also makes the game suitable for beginners who have never or hardly ever played adventure games before. But more advanced players used to more sophisticated puzzles might get bored soon. You don't even have to use multiple choice menues in dialogues (what to say to a person), just pick up things, use them with things, go here and there and travel in time. However, the latter element is the fun part because this at least give a special touch to the puzzles and the game itself.
A classic example: you want to open a door that leads to an important room. However, the door is definitely locked. But if you jump into the future, there might be an open door waiting for you, letting you pick up stuff in the room very useable for the present time.
But other than that the puzzles are quite standard and easy to solve for pretty much everyone.
Most of the Steam achievements are easy to get, too. Only a few are rather missable and not connected to progressing in the story.

Also the game won't take much of your time more than a couple of hours. So it's rather a short game.

I recommend "The Silent Age" the most to point & click adventure beginners and fans of sci-fi stories involving time travels. But if you are usually satisfied with the difficulty of adventure games like, let's say games from LucasArts or Double Fine, you probably should look for something else.
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15 of 25 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
This is a very simple, short (around 4 hours), point and click adventure game, which is very linear. It basically just consists of finding one item to get access to the next area, or next item you need.

That, of course, is basically the core of all adventure games, but generally the good ones have something more holding it all together, where this one is simply competent across the board.

The art style is nice, the atmospheric "music" fits well, and the voice acting is alright, but nothing really stands out.

The story isn't bad, either, but I've seen a science fiction movie with the same plot in a slightly different setting, and I can watch it without me having to slowly walk from scene to scene to find the key for the next part.

The time travel mechanic is sort of novel the first couple times it's used, but it's pretty much the same thing all the way through the game, and it doesn't add a lot.

While I didn't really dislike the game, to me it would be more suited as a time killer to play on your phone when you have nothing better to do, rather than something you would go out of your way to play.

I'm pretty sure I grabbed this game on sale for dirt cheap, so I can't be too upset about it, but if I had paid full price, based on the great reviews, I think I would feel a bit cheated.
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14 of 24 people (58%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
Considering the game has 94% positive reviews, I was really expecting something very good. Unfortunately, I don't think this game is worth those ratings.

Let's start with the positives. The artstyle is really nice, and the colors and everything about it is very nice and calming to look at. The music fits the game very well, and also gives a very casual feel to it. Some of the lines that your character thinks to himself are pretty funny, and complimentary achievements for finding those lines are present - which is good. And that's kind of where the positives stop.

This is a point and click game, so as far as gameplay mechanics go there isn't much to be said. The biggest mechanic used in this game is actually quite original and carries a lot of potential, but is unfortunately just used for redundant things for the majority of the game, such as going through doors. It gets old pretty fast.

There are almost no puzzles or anything that actually relies on thinking. The problems in the game are almost always solved by going and getting an item from somewhere to use it in a different place. The voice acting feels incredibly unnatural, and there are long pauses between lines.

So what this game relies on is its story. And that's where the real issue lies. The story isn't original in the slightest. It's something that's been done a million times before and frankly it's been done a hell of a lot better than it's being done here. And for a game that relies on its story, this just doesn't cut it. The few times where the game actually managed to get me intrigued it destroyed it by explaining what got me intrigued a few minutes later. Despite that, I don't think the ending was bad. The ending was probably the high point of the story, but it's followed by an epilogue that's more cliché than any movie made by Michael Bay you'll ever see, which kind of takes away the satisfaction the ending gives you.

Overall, this game does not justify it's 94% positive reviews. In my opinion, it doesn't even justify it's 9,99 Euro pricetag.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
fun and simple. Not overly involved or draining.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
pros

+ a intriguing post apocalyptic sci fi story
+ easy to solve and plausible puzzles
+ good voice acting
+ protagonist is an cool guy. he doesn't want to harm anybody and he has a sense of humor.
+ good atmosphere

cons

-graphics could have been better.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
A great port of a game originally designed for mobile devices. The voiceovers and HD graphics are great, as well as the achivements. If you haven't already played it, it has a sci-fi story. Puzzles may be a bit easy for veteran puzzle game fans, but it's still fun.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Average "sweet moustache" Joe takes on Evil Corp, fused with time travel elements and cold war references. Enough said.

Pretty artwork, easy puzzles, cool soundtrack, mind-bending plot, interesting dual reality concept, probably more suitable for the mobile gaming platform (haven't tried) than the "big screen", but hey, at 90% sale price this is unbeatable entertainment for an on-off 4h.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Initially just bought this game becuase it was on sale and thus very cheap and also because it had good comments. Although in general I am not a big fan of point and click type games I have to say that I did enjoy this quite a bit.

The story was excellent with just enough twists to keep things interesting without trying too hard. The music, the art, the characters all just seem to mix quite well providing a very good atmospheric and engaging puzzle game.

I read some critical reviews who said it "is not a Tell Tale game". No it isn't and it isn't trying to be. It does not take itself too seriously and it has its own sense of humour.

Favourite quotes from the game: "It isn't a magic carpet", "I dig the wallpaper", "love polyester."


Really good.
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EchoLunge125
3.2 hrs
Posted: October 1
I was initially drawn to the game by it's art design, but I definitely stuck around for the story it told. I was intrigued by the idea of traveling back and forth between the present day and the future. There were some clever puzzles and locations that could only be understood by looking at the situation from both points in time, which I love as a mechanic. Even though it was a little short, I really enjoyed it. The game kept me entertained with it's witty dialogue, intense moments, and an eerie feeling of desolation that lingered in the back of my mind as the story gradually showed it's true colors.
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BoringPostcards
4.0 hrs
Posted: September 28
I enjoyed this game so much more than I expected. It's modest (started as a mobile game, after all) but has a surprisingly fun and twisty story, puzzles that are pretty easy but not gimmees, some humor, some shocks, and a kind of wistful ending. And Joe turns out to be a really memorable character.

Found it on sale for $.99 and would easily have paid double that. ;) A nice little treat.
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Tibiche
3.9 hrs
Posted: September 28
Product received for free
10/10
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Norstrom
5.0 hrs
Posted: September 28
Excellent graphics and sound. About 5 hours to complete. The puzzles are not very difficult, wich gives the story a good drive. The story is very well constructed and has a nice twist at the end. Very enjoyable.
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Sober
3.2 hrs
Posted: September 28
Great Game 9/10

Loved the concept. I really enjoyed the story and the voice acting. The story keeps you playing really..
Its got some pretty cool music/ambience fx too which i liked. Controls were smooth and cool grafs.
I thought it was satysfying for a kinda short game (I think it was fine). Also you can replay and do the 'hidden' achievements if you like..

Definitely recommend this game!!!
Hope the developers make more like this.!
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pegafernomc2
5.6 hrs
Posted: September 28
This game is freaking amazing, you really feel for Joe, his situation, the weight he holds. The story in this game is very engaging and I love when my warped thinking worked out for me (My favorite one being the scientist and the apple situation I found it hilarious). The game mechanics are quite difficult but not frustrating I really enjoyed taking my time playing this game. I hope the devs add in another chapter to tell us what happened after the 10th chapter. Would you buy this game?

HELL YES!
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Λ P Ξ X
4.0 hrs
Posted: September 27
This game is a complete gem... The story and the way everything plays out is phenominal. I first played this on iPod but only finished the first three chapters, However just today when I saw the ending I was shocked with many questions still floating around my mind. I reccomend you buy this game ASAP. Although the price is quite high I recieved it for $1.20 and was surprised it was on Steam.

If you are into story driven puzzle/Adventure games. You need this game.

10/10 First point and click game to exceed the level of creativity.
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selambentolgi
3.7 hrs
Posted: September 27
beautiful game with a thrilling story and captivating artistic graphics. puzzles are really fun and logical to solve. highly reccomended.
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Coover000_Back2Norml
4.0 hrs
Posted: September 27
Awesme point & click puzzle solving game. Playing with time and destiny leads to an irreversible aftermath. But wait. You can still make up for what you did.
Playing as Joe, a janitor in Archon, you'll witness a horrible catastrophe that puts human's domination to an end. Getting a time machine from a dying scientist, you need to go back to the past and try to prevent the outbreak of a deadly virus. As you jump between future and past, process further in the game and eventually get to the bottom of this, you'll find the truth shocking and sad. Holy crap it is YOU who get infected with the lethal virus that finally eliminates all human in the world. It is you who bring it back. It is you, who cause the extinction of human being. Also, it is you who accidently shot the scientist. NO NO NO NO NO this is not gonna happen. Am I going to do this over and over and over again and get stuck in a time paradox at last? Can the destiny be changed? (Actually there is a theory that all of our destiny is decided at the very moment of the Big Bang. That is some kind of...fatalism, I think)
...Well, actually the ending is not that desperate. Psssst no more spoilers! Find it yourself! And I love the black humor in the game. Aaand I'm giving 8 light years out of ten. (Remember light year is not a measure of time!
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<Leinz>
5.5 hrs
Posted: September 27
Very nice adventure, entertaining from start to finish.

Not difficult overall
but I had to look up some achievements.

Quite pricey, but waiting for a sale is worth it
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