Paris in the Fall... a brutal murder at the Palais Royale. When Nico Collard is invited to interview statesman Pierre Carchon, she finds herself inextricably drawn into a terrifying conspiracy. One of the all-time classic adventures, multi BAFTA-nominated "Broken Sword: Director's Cut" pitches sassy journalist Nico Collard, and...
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Release Date: Sep 2, 2010

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Includes 3 items: Broken Sword 2 - the Smoking Mirror: Remastered, Broken Sword 3 - the Sleeping Dragon, Broken Sword: Director's Cut

 

Localized Titles

French Title: Les Chevaliers de Baphomet - The Director's Cut
German Title: Baphomets Fluch - The Director's Cut

About This Game

Paris in the Fall... a brutal murder at the Palais Royale. When Nico Collard is invited to interview statesman Pierre Carchon, she finds herself inextricably drawn into a terrifying conspiracy.

One of the all-time classic adventures, multi BAFTA-nominated "Broken Sword: Director's Cut" pitches sassy journalist Nico Collard, and intrepid American George Stobbart into a mysterious journey of intrigue and jeopardy. Guide George and Nico on their globe-spanning adventure, exploring exotic locations, solving ancient mysteries, and thwarting a dark conspiracy to reveal the secret truths of the Knights Templar.

"Broken Sword: The Director’s Cut" introduces an intricate new narrative thread, alongside the classic story that has charmed millions of players. It’s time to experience George and Nico’s worldwide adventure in a whole new way, with brand new puzzles, hilarious new jokes, and the distinctive, rich story that made the series so deservedly renowned. This is adventure gaming at its very best.

Key features:

Director’s Cut of the classic – Reinvented and enhanced:
  • Whole new story arc added, with 2 hours of additional gameplay
  • Addition of contemporary first person perspective minigames
  • New facial expressions drawn by Dave Gibbons, co-creator of Watchmen
  • Help system incorporated – ensure that player won’t get frustrated
  • Enhanced audio – both music and voices

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7
    • Processor: Pentium
    • Memory: 64 Mb
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.5 GB
    • Video Card: Any video card with 64 Mb video RAM
    • Sound: Any sound card
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Broken Sword (ahora Director's cut) revisited:
No me ha defraudado ni ápice el volver a rejugar está mítica aventura gráfica (o libro interactivo) que jugué con mi primer PC allá por el 96. Docenas de escenarios pintados a mano y un montón de diálogos inspirados e inesperados.
Esta vez he pillado todas las coñas y ahora entiendo inglés, luego, voces y acentos originales. Aunque el doblaje era muy bueno.
Acaba igual de mal pero no se puede tener todo ;)
Si queda por ahí algún amante de los videojuegos que no esté corrupto por los FPS, a disfrutar!
Posted: October 21
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Original was far better! Skip this, and get that instead.
Posted: October 24
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Years before Dan Brown's Da Vinci's Code made headlines for its religious subject, there was another story that had a similar setting even starting in Paris and ending in Scotland.This gem was Broken Sword: The shadow of the templars a point and click adventure game released 1996 and re-released in 2010 for the PC with more content as Director's Cut.

First I'll talk about the main game and after I will talk about the director's cut.The game begins in Paris where our main character George Stobbart is enjoying his vacations.Just as he drinks his coffee and enjoying the Parisian autumn two people enter the Caffe: a man with a briefcase who stops to order a coffee and after a short time a clown with a musical instrument.The clown takes the mans briefcase and leaves his instrument which is revealed to be a bomb which goes off and that's how the game begins.The whole story is about George's quest to find the costume killer, and as the plot advances we find out the whole story arc is about the conflict between Templars and Assassins and the templars called here Neo-Templars are the bad guys(sounds familiar? :) ).Besides Paris, other places you get to visit are Scotland(twice), Spain and Siria, each with its own feel and colorful characters which make this a game a joy to play even after you finished it once.The game has hand-drawn animations which look gorgeous, the voice acting is solid and the music works very well with the whole game.

The original game has from me a 10/10 rating, I find no issue with it, its a great adventure game with great characters and a good story.

Now about the director's cut, after the success of the first game the game got 4 more sequels: Broken Sword The Smoking Mirror, Broken Sword The Sleeping Dragon, Broken Sword The Angel of Death and recently Broken Sword The Serpents Curse.Between Broken Sword 4 and 5, the first 2 games The Shadow of the Templars and The Smoking Mirror where re-released with more content and improvements.The director's cut of Broken Sword starts with Nicole Collard, not with George a day before the bombing of the caffe and is essentially a prologue setting up the main story.The new content is some levels with Nico where we find more about her past.As the main game starts the first problem appears:the sound quality,the new recordings really stand out against the old ones from the main game,and also some of the character designs look worse than the main game which is weird one good example is when the character visits a hotel in Paris and there is one character reading a newspaper in a armchair, for some reason his outline was removed he looks like a black mass of animation.Also, they changed the interface and added dialogue pics at the top corner of the screen with the faces of the characters with which you hold a conversation.

rating for the director's cut: 8/10 the new content is good, but the technical problems really drag down the score, they could have remastered it better, luckily they remastered the second game perfectly and the problems here are not present.
Posted: May 25
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
34.1 hrs on record
This game is a masterwork of how to make an adventure game and one of the very few adventure games that can live up to any classic Lucasarts titles. Top-notch voice acting doing justice to a script filled with laughs, sly wit, and over the top spoofs and in its own way is every bit as good of a narrative as the Dreamfall series.

Once you move away from the story elements Broken Sword shows itself in every way to be a superior game. The inventory system is better, the graphics have been updated, the puzzles mesh with the story, and the in-game hint system both manages to keep immersion intact while allowing the player to set their own level of difficulty, in saying that, it’s still the original content that steals the show.

It's impossible to objectively criticize the first instalment of the Broken Sword series without nit-picking. Perhaps the only fair criticism is that the puzzles are not super demanding even without the hints. However, the sad truth is the most of the challenge to the puzzles in other games comes from bad design, not intellectual sophistication. When all and said and done Broken Sword: TDC is the best adventure game because everything in it just works synergistically to keep the player to keep on playing.
Posted: May 18
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
A great point and click adventure worthy of being called a classic. Well thought out storyline, interesting characters, and a fair balanced combination between simple puzzles and complex solutions. This game is sure to please the die hard point-and-click adventure fan, as well as be fun and entertaining to new players. Totally worth it.
Posted: June 17
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Simply said, this is one of the most engaging, exciting and just downright fun point and click adventure games that I have ever played. You play as both George Stobbart and Nico Collard, a tourist and journalist that end up interwined in a thick plot of conspiracy and adventure dealing with the rebirth of the Knights' Templar. The quest for the Broken Sword of Baphomet takes you from the calm and romantic Parisian streets to the most perilous of Syrian deserts as you trek the globe in search of clues and answers to the game's many innovative and ingenius puzzles. Each and every one of these locations are brilliantly animated, resulting in what's simply one of the most beautiful adventure games of recent memory. Broken Sword: Shadow Of the Templars is not to be missed by anyone, whether you are a veteran point and click gamer, or just looking for a thrilling experience with a great plot, fantastic graphics and a somewhat 'Indiana Jones' feel that you won't soon forget!
Posted: July 25
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
Broken Sword is an adventure game on the must play list. The story is one of the most intriguing I've ever played. It combines with good puzzles to keep you thinking. If you get the game, be aware that the director's cut has this annoying circle that appears on objects that you can interact with and they have changed some of the scenes. This might not be so bad for people getting into adventure games or someone that has never played this game, but returning gamers beware.

Check out my other point and click adventure reviews on my page!
Posted: July 11
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
One of the best classic adventure game! Hopefully it has been released for Linux users; the Director'c Cut adds some new scenes played by Nico.
The quizzies inside the game are not so easy to be solved.
Posted: May 2
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Quite possibly my favorite adventure game of all time, it is right there with Grim Fandango. This remaster is not bad, there is even a cute little intro, where you play as Nico.
Yes, I do recommend this game.
Posted: July 12
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
God, all the memories... an amazing adventure game, do yourself a favor and play this, you won't regret it. But hey, this game is a legend, you must've played it already, right?
Posted: September 16
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
All the Broken Sword games are amazing, well worth the price for the story line and eccentric characters.
Posted: May 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
This is probaby the 5th or 6th time I have given this game plenty of my attention. I played it originally on the psone along with the sequel and games like discworld.

The story is beautiful and when you experience it for the first time, it has great depth to solving the mysteries that keep unfolding.

Played chicken with a goat. 10/10
Posted: June 20
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
Great game! Worth the money!
Posted: June 21
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
nice new edition
Posted: June 21
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
I really liked this game, and the director's cut it's excellent
Posted: June 21
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
One of my favourite games to watch my parents play when growing up. Was amazing just revisiting George's whole journey of broken sword.
Posted: June 23
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.1 hrs on record
Broken Sword is a great game.A classic,as any adventure gamer will tell you.The puzzles are fairly logical (by adventure game standards anyway),the voice acting and story are wonderful and the visuals are amazing.I have not played the original version so I can't say how it compares to this Dircector's Cut.I can say that this is a beautiful game filled with mystery and intrigue.A perfect starting point for anyone who hasn't played a classic point n' click adventure and is looking to get into the genre.So if the pictures and description make you curious,I'm telling you,this is a trip to Paris you'll never forget.
Posted: June 29
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Really Awesome point and click game with an interesting storyline. I like the fact that there are two stories and two characters involved.
Posted: July 7
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
Great game
Posted: July 29
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.9 hrs on record
The game comes with Spanish and Italian voices. Why does Steam say no?
Posted: June 27
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