Unravel one of the greatest mysteries of our time! On the 30th June 1908 an explosion with the combined energy of 2000 Hiroshima bombs rocked the region of Tunguska in Central Siberia and felled over 6,000 square km of trees. The explosion could be heard from as far as 1,000km away.
User reviews: Positive (28 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 29, 2009
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Unravel one of the greatest mysteries of our time!


On the 30th June 1908 an explosion with the combined energy of 2000 Hiroshima bombs rocked the region of Tunguska in Central Siberia and felled over 6,000 square km of trees. The explosion could be heard from as far as 1,000km away. Eye witnesses saw a long object fall from the sky which was illuminated in a blue-white light. A 20km high column of light was followed by a black-mushroom shaped cloud. It has been reported that for the next three nights it was so bright across all of Europe that you could read a newspaper outdoors.


To date it still remains a mystery as to what happened that day, and now YOU will find yourself immersed in a race against time to uncover a global conspiracy that will carry you to the far reaches of the world. Prepare to have your detective skills challenged like never before in the dark world of cover-ups and corruption.

  • 80 highly detailed and atmospheric pre-rendered backgrounds
  • Atmospheric weather effects (e.g. rain and snow)
  • Cinematic full screen videos for intro and cut-scenes
  • 25 beautifully rendered 3D characters to interact with

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows
    • Processor: 500 MHz Intel Pentium III or AMD Equivalent CPU
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 16 MB DirectX compatible graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB hard disk space
    • Sound: DirectX compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
28.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Nice adventure game with some minor flaws. Story is exciting and puzzles are fun most of the times.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Great series, the only downside is sometimes the puzzles are a bit out there and really work your brain, but worth playing if you like games like Syberia or Black Mirror etc.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 10
Life is short. So is this review. Bad voice acting kills any adventure game for me, and this one has a HORRIBLE voiceover (at least the English version, can't say anything about the others). Besides being bad artistically, the voice recording sucks technically as well, with some phrases recorded with different quality/volume than others.

If you don't think that a good voice acting makes at least a half of an adventure game, playing this game may convince you otherwise.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
If I could rate this as a "maybe" I would. Its not so bad I hated it, but I certainly didnt love it. I enjoy games where I have to use my brain to think of how to combine items in my inventory to progress but often in this game I just didnt understand how I was supposed to know to combine certain things. IT got to the point that when I was stuck I would often just try combining everything to see if something would work and when it did I'd scratch my head. That element made it very frustratting to want to finish this game. At one point I had forgotten to use a certain item in my inventory with another item at a location and everytime I tried to leave the museum, Nina wouldnt let me leave saying she wasnt finished there... but I couldnt finish because I didnt have a vital piece of the puzzle! I had to restart from an earlier save...GRR. It wook me about 9 hours to finish this game and its not difficult, I just spent so much time retracing my steps when I couldnt find the right combinations to move on. The story is "meh"... the voice acting is awful at times. I bought all four games as a bundle so Im really hoping they improved upon some parts of the game as the series progressed.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
If there was a middle of the road option for this then that is what I would rate this game. It wasn't horrible but, it could have been so much more. The voice acting was only alright - cheesy in many parts. The graphics were pretty nice and the cut scenes weren't bad but the story did not keep me guessing at all or for that matter interested. I was praying for it to be over so many times. It took me 10 hours to beat this game because that was because I kept wandering off, in all reality I would say this game can be beaten in about six or seven easily. The puzzles are not that amazing either sadly. Some make sense and others are a complete joke. I bought all four of them in a package deal - haven't decided if I'm going to try any of the others yet. If you aren't a big point and click person normally - I would skip this one and head for the FAR superior adventure point-and-click game Broken Sword.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2013
The story is weaved together nicely. It starts off very gently, just giving you a few clues and then you get the bigger picture. Even though there's a lot of supernatural elements in the game, it was done in such a way it didn't make the characters feel out of place. Nina is as a young woman who has no superpowers, but is pulled into a mystery where she must confront these strange things. It makes you relate to her and her own worries.

I found the story very good. It kept me interested and wanted me to really finish the game. The game makes you travel to many different areas in the world. I liked the change of environment and due to the complicated story, it also makes sense as to why Nina would travel all these areas without it feeling out of place. The new places allows for lots of exploring on it's own and are not confined to a few areas.

Finding out the clues are mostly not that difficult. There are some very clever clues, like needing to look at paintings and see what it represents in numbers to open up a safe. There are some objects in the game which are annoyingly tiny on the screen, as you see each area and room from quite a distance. It can be quite annoying when you have to click on an itty bitty edge of a carpet, as the pointer doesn't register unless you are close enough to the specific area. Thankfully there aren't a lot of these.

The game is good at providing ideas of what to do next. Nina will make comments about her environment and gives good clues about how to solve things. It doesn't spoil anything or leave it too easy, just enough to make you think things through. At one point, Nina reads a poem which indicates what items she needs, masked though the words. At some points in the game, you have two characters to control. This is a great idea which works out very well, you swap between them in the same area, so that they can complete things in different parts of the building. Clever use of mechanics and storytelling.

I admit, sometimes I got very frustrated as I knew what I wanted to do, yet the characters kept complaning they couldn't, despite needing the item. Sometimes you have to prepare a lot of other things before you can use the idea first at hand. At one part, Nina needs to climb an area which she does awfully slow, then if you forget an item or need to go back and try something else, she will slowly get back the same way. Going back and forth between these two could be very tedious, but thankfully they shorten the time you have to watch it, to not waste time.

The mini-games weren't annoyingly complicated, they were difficult enough to manage on my own without having to look at some guide. One of them is pushing lighted buttons until all lights are out, and certain buttons only turn off or light certain lights. There aren't a lot of these, thankfully,

There is some funny dialogue at times, which lightens the mood when you're stuck for a while figuring things out. Nina will usually make quirky or sarcastic comments about the items she tries using or the situations she has been in.

The english voicework isn't really that enjoyable, so I wish they could have had an option for the original german voice acting. Nina's voice is in particular very straining for the ears. I can tolerate her voice due to the dialogue being fun at times. I don't know what it is about her voice that bothers me, but I think it is the fact that I couldn't honestly tell how old Nina is supposed to be. She sounds like she is 10, but she looks like she's about 17. Her voice just sounds really childish.

Overall, I enjoyed this game and piecing the story together. Even though the ending is a bit over the top. There are some nice cutscenes in the game and the ending credits features what happened to all the characters after the game ends. Some are very funny to read.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
This is a pretty good game! It has a single plot line so it plays kinda like an interactive graphic novel, but it's pretty cool anyway. It has some humor and the plot was enough to keep me on the edge of my seat. I actually stayed up all night (accidentally, I swear!) because I wanted to know what was going to happen next. The speech is a little odd here and there but not bad considering the era the game was made and the graphics are really good.

The game has no tutorial, so it took me a little while to figure out that you click to move and right click to examine things and left click to interact. That sounds simple but it isn't so much so, as you'll see, because of the inventory items and needing to combine them. You have to select the item, then move the cursor over the other item or spot until it lights up for interaction. One beef I had was that the game has her (or Max) speak something whenever you examine something, but you don't always know what spot will go to what, so they may repeat something several times. Luckily you can fast-forward what they say or it could get REALLY irritating. I think most of the length of the game comes from listening to the characters talk; it's a pretty long game (much longer than I was expecting). It felt like around 26 hours? but it might vary depending on how fast you play and what you do.

Also, there's a magnifying glass you can click on in every scene to see everything you can look at or interact with and the location of movement arrows to go to new locations (so you don't have to guess where to click.) Periodically you'll hear the sound of an old-fashioned typewriter, signifying that you have another journal entry. A lot of them merely chronicle your adventures but some contain useful information that you need to solve puzzles, so it's helpful to look at them.

The puzzles aren't always intuitive, but they are varied and interesting. Avid puzzle gamers will enjoy this game! There's also some beautiful scenery to enjoy as you solve your way through the story. I was pretty amazed by some of the graphics. Overall, great game, and I'd recommend it for puzzle lovers.

*****Possible Tangental Spoilers!!! Read at your own Risk!!!*****

I liked that the game has a happy ending and epilogue -- it even has a blooper reel even though the whole thing is animated! I appreciate that the designers put in the extra work to add that touch. I do wish that they had portrayed Nina as a little smarter and found other ways to progress the storyline, because she seems very resourceful and innovative so it seems odd that she would repeatedly fall for being used by the bad guys. I also think it's strange that she seems so young and naive but also wears a leather jacket and rides a motorcycle. I think some things like that were done simply for game design convenience though, rather than for logic (who puts a torture chamber next to their bedroom? on second thought, don't answer that!!) but I still liked it and liked that Nina is so independent and resourceful. I thought it was funny that she was flirting with that guard and neat that she aided in her own rescue. Ok, I'm gonna shut up before I give too many things away. I hope I didn't already. :P
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
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lot of areas, mystery storyline, graphic details, environment sounds (you should play with good headphones), goosebumps

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some hard riddles, some hotspots are not reacting as you expect


finally complete pack:)
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Highly recommended for a fun point and click game. After playing I immediately bought the other two games in the series and bought the lost horizon game. This is the game that got me hooked on point and click.

Fell in love with the main character which had a really good voice actor who understood how the dialogue was supposed to be portrayed (especially compared to the voice actor in the second secret files...I almost stopped the series becuase of voice acting in that game).

Scenes are beautiful, Puzzles are decently difficult but not too abstract. The ability to have dialogue with every character (even if they don't lend to the puzzle solving) is a plus, it lends to the game feel and story, as opposed to just entering a scene and solving a puzzle.

Great story. with good transitions from scene to scene. Cut scenes are not the best quality, but I wasn't playing this game for the cut scenes, I was playing for the story.

Overall, it is the strongest game in the series, but that doesn't mean the other games are not good. I would recommend the whole series...if on sale.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2013
A mediocre point'n'click adventure. Not great in any particular area, but doesn't completely mess up any critical thing either. The dialogue doesn't meander but isn't that entertaining, the majority of puzzles are OK with a few glaring exceptions, the graphics are quite unimpressive but functional, and the sound does its job while occasionally the sound levels change drastically during dialogue. The plot is semi-interesting but doesn't really go anywhere. I'd rather play Lost Horizon from the same developers, but I can also tolerate this one just fine.
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14 of 26 people (54%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
When you start Secret Files: Tunguska, you will notice several things, but what stands out immediately is the voice acting, being at the best of times, tiresome, somewhat embarrassing and even downright abysmal. To be fair, a few good actors do a good job, but between the unusual “never use contractions” thing, the odd phrasing and peculiar word choice, the “breaking of the fourth-wall” and the main characters voice choice being all over the place in terms of quality, you’d have a hard time bringing yourself to finishing the game.

Puzzles were regularly the “combine some items” types which are generally a staple for any self-proclaimed adventure game, but they were about as contrived as “puzzle” of this type can get. Before long, you would be sick to death of guessing which inane impromptu tool you are supposed to make from the items in your inventory.

So by finally finishing the game, you would see the extent of its dull, inane, meandering story; hear your fair share of sub-standard voice acting; you’d enjoy plenty of robotic animations; you’d play your fair share of 'hunt for the pixels that you can click on to find an item as you would assume was there more times than you’d liked; and you had gone through puzzles that, had if you had played the game organically, probably would have meant resorting to systematically trying to combine everything in my inventory until you stumbled across the right pairing.

I wouldn't recommend this game to anyone unless they'd run out of other adventure games to play and needed one that would probably would have taken them a long time to get through.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 31, 2011
If you like to get your bra!n mashed with puzzles, like me, and hunger for a game with a brilliant story to it that somehow just keeps getting better and more mysterious in its own way, crammed with adventure. then get this game, I really enjoy playing it. im getting the next one :D
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
I really like the Secret Files serie. Good graphics (3d-like), good story, charismatic characters... You should try it.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2013
good game, classic point'n'click. pros: entertaining story, nice backgrounds. cons: not very challenging, main character's voice really annoying...
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
This game may not look interesting but as you progress it does get interesting. The game has puzzles which you must solve in order to continue on the game, the puzzles dufficulties vary from simple to very hard. If you enjoy puzzle games as I do, I recommend this game for you as it's a good way to pass time. :D
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Got for daughter and played myself, good story, point and click was easy.
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 1, 2012
Very nice!
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2 of 10 people (20%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
great game!
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