When a series of gruesome murders shake a small town after a strange aristocrat dies and his body goes missing, rumors of a supernatural monster abound. In life Sir William was known to be a cruel and evil man, rumored to be the murderer behind many unsolved crimes.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (74 reviews) - 78% of the 74 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 3, 2010

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About This Game

When a series of gruesome murders shake a small town after a strange aristocrat dies and his body goes missing, rumors of a supernatural monster abound. In life Sir William was known to be a cruel and evil man, rumored to be the murderer behind many unsolved crimes. Now in death, this latest spurt of crime has the entire village shaking in fear with some even fleeing. The local police are beside themselves and have made no headway in solving the crimes. Detective Briscol, a man of logic and principles and Timothy Moor, a poor immigrant turned petty thief become unlikely partners to solve these terrible crimes. Alternating between these roles, players will investigate these strange events and gradually reveal a dark secret.

Key features:

  • Experience the gripping murder mystery from alternative perspectives.
  • Over 80 locations to explore
  • Over 25 characters to interact with
  • Cinematic-quality visuals
  • A story you will NEVER FORGET!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7/Vista/XP SP 2
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Single Core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB 3D Video Card (Geforce 6600/Radeon 9600 or better)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c or higher
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB free hard drive space
    • Sound: DirectX sound card
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
I was eyeing this game for a long time, and when the price was only around $1.50 CD I snapped it up.

I was glad I had, as I really enjoyed the game, (I had no idea that it was by the same developers as Black Mirror!)

Many good reviews have been written so I will only say that it's really too bad about the ending.
It is most probable that they'd run out of money...
edited; Yes Gingergal I too prefered black mirror ! :)
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
game is wonderful and I would recommend it to all his friends and other players :)
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
I studied in Plymouth for three years at the college of art, so I picked it up for a bit of fun.
I was expecting a nice dose of historical interpretation and some nice gritty story telling. Instead the game just crawled on all fours not leaving a good impression at all.
Getting to the second character, the game decided to let me skip an interaction and then wouldn't progress any further. I am incredibly bored from the slow pace and from walking around in circles for so long. I ended up resorting to guides and such which is how I discovered there was a missing interaction, it's the only thing that wasn't done, and I couldn't go back and correct it as the character had already up and left.
Perhaps the game is just going for a realistic vibe and expects two hours to actually pass before the phone works...

Shame really, it's really a very beautiful game, even if it is brain numbingly slow and hasn't provided anything to keep me glued to my seat to play it to completion.
The story was possibly starting to get interesting, but I won't know as I don't plan to do it all over again.

10/10 to the textures and attention to visual detail.
4/10 to the story (to as far as I got)
1/10 to the actual game play.
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43 of 44 people (98%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 16, 2014
This is not a yes, it's at best a "maybe". If it's discounted and/or you're a big fan of slow, linear point&click adventures of the detective mystery variety, and if you come to it with low expectations, it can offer you some entertaining hours.

It's obviously a low budget game, technically lacking, very linear, quite old-fashioned, with logical puzzles that offer zero challenge but also zero frustration. And I use the world puzzles very liberally here, most of the time you point, you click, the story moves on. It is also very sloooooow. Seriously, everything is slow: the story, the movements of the characters, the time it takes for clicks to register - this is one for people with patience, and if you can't deal with that stay well away, you'll hate it.

The overall atmosphere is probably the best part of this game. The other big positive for me is the attempt to describe the detective process in a relatively "realistic" way for the police detectives of the era, or at least their fictional counterparts. I found the characters entertaining, however they're both rather antiheroes than heroes, and not always portrayed in a positive light, and I expect not everyone will like that. The visuals are allright and fit the mood, the sound is barely there but not annoying and the voice acting is decent enough for this kind of budget. The story itself isn't good, isn't bad. Imagine a paperback period detective mystery, a bit of a guilty pleasure with no real substance. However, the ending is bafflingly unfulfilling. The game ends very abrubtly right in the thick of things - I actually thought I hit a bug. That alone may have warranted a downvote, but truth be told I had very low expectations of this game, and the hours I spent with it were pleasurable, so my approach was... oh well, I had fun while it lasted.

Conclusion: There are tones of better point & clicks out there. But if you like these types of games and get it cheap, this is not a bad way to spend a relaxed summer afternoon. Think cold drink in one hand, mouse in the other, minimal thinking required. ;)
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29 of 34 people (85%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
Just finished it and I wanted to warn people that want to buy this game.

I would not consider this game "good" but decent. It could easily have been a great title but there are many things very wrong or badly done (mostly because of budget I suppose) like the cinematics and certain animations that are "lifeless" and feels very awkward. But in a point-and-click it isn't a main problem, what you want is a good narration and some mystery to solve. And it delivers in that regard with some really good design of places at the 19th century. I was surprised at how invested I was after a couple hours but that's mostly because I love this style of game and can put aside any type of gameplay to focus on the story. Which has many problems and holes (again probably budget) but still holds up for a decent story.

I still recommand this game but certainly not for 20$ and certainly not to anyone. You must be very patient and already like this style of game. It is better after the first hour but don't expect too much. You should almost buy this with an intent to know how can this type of game can go right and wrong as it is very obvious in this one.

I would say up to 5, maybe 10$ it isn't a steal, but only if you know what you're getting into.
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