Time Gentlemen, Please! and Ben There, Dan That! Special Edition Double Pack
Ben There, Dan That! and Time Gentlemen, Please! are a couple of rip-roaring point-and-click adventure games . With tongue firmly in cheek, sit back, relax, and put your mind to work solving puzzles, and reading some very funny dialogue. It's like a book, only good!
User reviews: Very Positive (332 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 22, 2009

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"An extremely profane and hugely funny take on those 90s LucasArts point and click adventures, full of love and joy for the whole genre."
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Reviews

one of the most outrageous games I've ever played and for that alone I love it.
- PC Zone – 90%

Funnier than any game in years, and delightfully rude. Point-and-click adventuring done right for a change.
- PC Gamer – 87%

pitch perfect comedy writing…they truly understand how to exploit the genre’s strengths… an indie masterpiece.
-Wired

...excellent scripting, consistent, cartoony design and delight in overtly, overly referential absurdity…even the Telltale titles are clunky and formulaic compared to the anarchistic invention of games like this...
-Eurogamer.net — 9/10

About This Game

Ben There, Dan That! and Time Gentlemen, Please! are a couple of rip-roaring point-and-click adventure games . With tongue firmly in cheek, sit back, relax, and put your mind to work solving puzzles, and reading some very funny dialogue. It's like a book, only good!

From an horrific and untimely death in deep, dark Peru, via preposterous-and-suspect alien invasions, to whipping back-and-forth in time to stop Hitler and his army of robot Nazi dinosaur clones, this is one set of adventures you're unlikely to forget.

Key features:

  • Funny words that'll actually probably make you laugh out loud!
  • Graphics AND sound effects!
  • Thousands of unique responses for almost every action you can think of!
  • NAZI DINOSAURS!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows
    • Processor: Pretty much anything post-millennial, anything that runs DirectX 9.0c for particle effects.
    • Memory: Anything over 256MB should do, anything that runs DirectX 9.0c for particle effects.
    • Graphics:Any DirectDraw compatible. PixelShader 1.4/ DirectX 9.0c capable card required for particle effects.
    • DirectX®: 9.0c required for particle effects
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB
    • Sound: Any Windows-compatible soundcard
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Ben There, Dan That! - это маленькая, минималистичная и ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ганская адвентюра. На флеш-сайтах подобного полно. Сама по себе ценности не представляет - "чисто поржать", потому что авторы стебутся над адвентюрными клише, а заодно и принципиально прибивают всех основных НПС, с которыми сталкиваются наши герои. Ну, по приколу же!

Но она является прологом к игре Time Gentlemen, Please!, которая начинается там, где кончается "Бен и Дан" и представляет из себя уже вполне себе полноценную адвентюру. Графика сильно в качестве, правда, не прибавляет, зато безбашенного панковского юмора становится поменьше (но всё ещё достаточно), а головоломки, общий состав и количество локаций уже сильно-сильно не того класса, что в первой игре. Судя по первой части, я ожидал полного треша - а оказалась вполне себе хорошая и умная адвентюра. Не "10 из 10", конечно, но на 7,5 баллов честно отрабатывает.

P.S. Почему-то по отдельности эти игры не только не продаются, а даже и не рецензируются. У обеих нажатие кнопки "написать рецензию" приводит в одно и то же место. Поэтому я их не смог бы разделить, даже если бы захотел.

P.P.S. Автоматический антимат Стима ещё хуже Иксбитного. :/
Posted: October 16
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
These two titles are part one and part two of a single point-and-click adventure game featuring good British humor, several references to classic games of the past, okay puzzles and interesting moments. Both games should take you around 6-7 hours to complete. If you enjoy the genre, you will like this double pack.
Posted: September 28
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3.1 hrs on record
Sweet adventures games wearing their old LucasArts influences on their sleeves. Some of the puzzles verge on the sadistic, but the writing makes up for it.
Posted: October 16
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4.1 hrs on record
Don't really get it. I love adventure games, such as Monkey Island back in the day, Broken Sword, Longest Journey, or my all time favourite Grim Fandango. However, this game is short... not really that funny or imaginative. 2 hours of OK time spent until completion. Time Gentlemen is even worse, starting off promising but ending in such random solutions to simple problems. Hats off to those of you which find the solutions easily, but I found that difficult to the point of zero fun. If you absolutely LOVED sam and max original, this game is likely for you. Otherwise, stay away!
Posted: October 10
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5.5 hrs on record
Funny and makes tons of references to the old LucasArts adventure games like Monkey Island. Some of the puzzles are just plain dumb, though. Worth a couple bucks, but probably not more than that.
Posted: September 29
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Awesome little adventure game! Very creative and with intresting twists!
Expect British humor here and there.
It's a MUST have for it's price! Especially if you are old school adventure-quest player!
Posted: July 3
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
First things first: If you are new to the Point&Click-Adventure Genre, you should not start with this.
Ben and Dan are obviously two veterans of the genre and the games pretty much expect some basic knowledge from you.

I cannot call myself a veteran, but I made it through both games, but I have to admit, that some (or maybe some more) of the puzzles can be mindbendingly puzzling and/or irritating.
I kinda think that that should be part of a P&C, though.

The story itself is pretty hilarious and totally crazy. I think the humour is kinda British but I didn't really have trouble with it. I found the game very funny.

Unless you want this to be your first impression of Point & Click adventures, do get it!
Posted: May 28
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
Funny words that'll actually probably make you laugh and also : NAZI DINOSAURS! 10/10
Posted: July 6
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
...TRY
Posted: June 4
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Ben/Dan is a short and easy point-and-click adventure game, an obvious homage to Sam and Max Hit the Road and a work of love with lots of flavour text. Time Gentlemen is the sequel to Ben/Dan, and it's essentially a many times longer romp with harder puzzles, with the "giggling like an idiot" factor intact. The sense of humour in these games oscillates through juvenile weirdness, references and meta jokes.

I recommend them both. >:)
Posted: August 11
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Actually has a new (and consistently funny!) response to all the stupid things you're going to be clicking on, and you will be clicking on all the stupid things, and combining all the stupid things with every other stupid thing, because you want to find out what kind of dry, British comedy they've got lined up for combining an X-wing with loo cakes.

If you have any love for the British style of comedy and even the slightest tolerance (fondness not required) of point 'n clicks, this game is *definitely* worthy of your consideration, and most probably, purchase.
Posted: May 13
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Hands down one of the funniest games I've played, and a pretty well designed adventure game at that. Literally every possible action you can perform has unique dialogue, and most of it is hilarious. Well worth picking up.
Posted: June 22
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Ben There, Dan That! and Time Gentlemen, Please! are a pair of the earlier point-and-click games on Steam.

Pros: Humor
Cons: Graphics, Sound, Controls

These two low resolution protagonists, Ben and Dan, will somehow manage to save the world and be funny on their adventures, though not exactly in that order and probably not at the same time. It helps to have some experience with British humor and vocabulary (an aerial is an antenna, for example).

The graphics and sound are poor to say the least. Controls are no better; the majority of actions will be completed with the 'hand' yet it shares equal space with several less useful cursors. Of course, the difficulty is inflated in typical point-and-click fashion (thermos on lava, it all makes sense!).

With the number and availability of free and high quality point-and-click games nowadays, these two have difficulty standing out.

4/10
Posted: June 17
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Ben There, Dan That! [FINISHED] is a point and click adventure game made by a British indie team. The constant British dialect and references make this a great game to play for anyone that is British and the game itself is also very humours and brings a smile to one's face.
The game follows Ben and Dan, two best friends who go on an interesting adventure; the story is amusing to play though and has lots of surrealism throughout.
The problem with this game is that this is a difficult point and click and the graphics are pretty poor. Because of this gameplay and the visuals I cannot recommend this game and the other elements of this game do not make up for it.

Time Gentlemen, Please! [DID NOT FINISH] is essentially more of the same but it has nicer (still not great) graphics and it's gameplay is slightly more fluid and improved.

6/15 - "Interesting, but ugly and difficult to play."
Posted: June 27
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
What a waste of my time and I even paid for this game. If you are into juvenile jokes and a story line, you are for a treat. Probably made by a bored pubs crawlers nothing better else to do. It shows that the game was developed to be played using a web browser. How it ended up on Steam is anybody’s guess.
Posted: April 28
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Funny title
8/8
Posted: June 29
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Clunky controls, difficult puzzles, lots of backtracking, tedious dialogues. There's no voice acting so I'm stuck listening to the same music loop when I'm stuck with the puzzles.

This game made me wary with Indie games =/

The first installment Ben There, Dan That! was much better as the writing made more sense.
Posted: June 30
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
92.6 hrs on record
it's ok
Posted: May 30
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Ben There, Dan That and Time Gentlemen, Please! are two typical indie point & click adventure games that try to bring back the atmosphere of the old wacky LucasArts titles with a large dose of British humour. And it’s not just a gut feeling: the games are full of references and easter eggs about titles such as Sam & Max, Full Throttle, Day of the Tentacle and all other loved classics.

The first game was originally released as a freeware, and like most of the freeware adventure games, it’s more of a showcase of the writing and game design capabilities of the two creators, not a full game. Still, the story works in its own completely absurd way, the places you visit are designed well, and the puzzles are sometimes hard, but not too difficult. And it’s one of the few adventure games where item usage does not equal the main protagonist robbing every person blind, the items come from very logical sources. (Well, mostly.)

The sequel was made as a commercial game and the developers really wanted to give as much as they got. And the problem is that they gave too much. The story takes a very drastic turn in Time Gentlemen, Please, and in the end it becomes too convoluted even for the writers. The puzzles start as quite challenging and I the end they reach almost impossible levels. In the meanwhile the trademark absurd humour start to fade slowly to give room to the increasingly complex plot.
But the game has saving graces, and mostly in the main ideas behind the different time periods, where the developers constructed the most far-fetched, zaniest alternative timelines you can see outside of Doctor Who. And all of those are featured in Day of the Tentacle-like four-dimensional puzzles of course.

To sum it up, these games – particularly the first one – are excellent for those who love British humour and still hold a special place in their hearts for the LucasArts adventure library. And if you like a good challenge in brain-twisting puzzles, then all the better.
But if you don’t like games where some puzzles remind you of Gabriel Knight 3, or absurd humour is not your cup of tea (or pint of ale), then you will find very little enjoyment in these two.
Posted: July 29
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