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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...
Release Date: Sep 2, 2010

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$4.99

Packages that include this game

Buy Broken Sword Trilogy

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 the 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

PC 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
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
122 products in account
18 reviews
22.5 hrs on record
The original Broken Sword will probably always be my favorite point and click adventure game due to the fact that it was the first point and click game i ever played and the fact that the story is so strong and the characters are so likable, i really can't see any other point and click game beating it as far as i'm concerned.

As for the Directors Cut i have to say that it is still a really enjoyable experience but nothing compared to the original. Some things i don't like about the Directors Cut are the fact that they removed alot of interactions with characters and other random objects in the game, this may seem like a small thing to criticize but alot of the funny interactions that i grew up hearing when i played the original game on the PS1 have been removed.

But apart from this i still highly recommend this game if you like Point and Click Adventure games
Posted: March 8th, 2014
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
44 products in account
3 reviews
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 a 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 enjoing his vacations.Just as he drinks his coffe and enjoying the parisian autumn two people enter the Caffe: a man with a briefcase who stops to order a coffe 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 thats 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 colorfull 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 succes 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 proologue 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 exemple 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 25th, 2014
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
109 products in account
9 reviews
23.3 hrs on record
Great game to play when you have time, i love the Broken Sword series.
Posted: March 17th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
393 products in account
26 reviews
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 18th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
200 products in account
2 reviews
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 17th, 2014
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57 of 81 people (70%) found this review helpful
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23 reviews
7.6 hrs on record
Broken Sword: Director’s Cut does a lot of the little things wrong. Back in 1996, the player was thrown out into a graphic noir world very much like our own, one brimming over with unique personalities who don’t think of themselves as cogs in a giant machine, but people getting suitably annoyed at the pushy American who won’t stop showing people the soiled tissue he found in the sewers and asking them if it means anything to them. Now updated, a lot of the dialogue options are cut in an attempt to streamline the adventure, making the Templar mysteries a significantly greater focus point, but in doing so, it robs the title of so much of its former wealth. Interactive hotspots are not only slashed in half, but are made instantly visible, taking away the nagging frustration of room-sweeping with your mouse to find them yourself, but also highlighting just how much the new version wants to hold your hand. Including an in-game hint system is understandable: a stuck player only needs visit numerous online walkthroughs should they decide coping with their frustration early is better than the cerebral rewards of working through a puzzle, but gone also are the numerous instances where George could make a fatal mistake. Leave an exclusive French hotel with an important and newly-discovered clue, and fail to remember the pair of Italian gangsters hanging around the entrance, and the last thing you’ll remember before being gifted a pair of concrete shoes and invited for a swim is an aggressive frisking and an insincere goodbye. Now, try and leave through the same door, and George will warn you that it’s not a good idea. Then tells you exactly why!

Full review -- http://www.honestgamers.com/9033/pc/broken-sword-directors-cut/review.html
Posted: December 31st, 2013
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