Discover a world where life is cheap, identities are bought & sold, & a quest for redemption can change the fate of a whole galaxy.
User reviews: Very Positive (806 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 26, 2011

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"This is a fine piece of work. It's a Lucas Arts style adventure game set in a Blade-Runner world with all the sci-fi conspiranoia you might want."
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About This Game

Azriel Odin, ex-assassin, arrives on the rain-drenched planet of Barracus. When things go horribly wrong, he can only seek help from the very criminals he used to work for.

Meanwhile, across the galaxy, a man called Delta-Six wakes up in a hospital with no memory. Without knowing where to turn or who to trust, he vows to escape before he loses his identity completely.

As fate brings these two closer together, we discover a world where life is cheap, identities are bought and sold, and a quest for redemption can change the fate of a whole galaxy.


Key Features:

  • Over 60 hand-drawn backgrounds
  • A moody, film noir atmosphere
  • Control both Azriel and Delta-Six
  • An innovative investigation system
  • A gripping sci-fi mystery
  • DVD-style commentary track

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 2000, XP or Vista
    • Processor: Pentium or higher
    • Memory: 64 Mb RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 700Mb
    • Video Card: All DirectX compatible video cards
    • DirectX®: 5.0 or Above
    • Sound: All DirectX compatible sound cards
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
Another great WadjetEye Game title. The word I would describe this game is cold. The color palette used for this game uses cold, harsh colors and it is a cold and harsh world that this game takes place in. The story is deceptivelly simple. I can't say anything about it except to say nothing is what it seems. The voice acting is well done as well as the pacing between two storylines. I loved how they tucked the crew from the Bebop in here. Even if they are just Easter Egg appearances, I got a kick out of seeing them. This is a game that teaches interesting lessons about society. It could definitely stimulate a discussion about our role in society and what makes a person etc...Wadjet Eye continues to show solid storylines in different kinds of point-and-click games.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
Good pointandclick adventure with an engaging, mysterious storyline that gives you a few unexpected twists. The non-linear gameplay, while understanding it's purpose, is not my cup of tea - I simply played the section I was on until the game swapped me to the next segment. I enjoyed this game, it's my favourite genre and reminded me of the old school Lucasarts games that I grew up with (especially Beneath a Steel Sky) so it had a nostalgic feel. However I do have one huge gripe - name me another pointandclick with a combat system? ... Can't think of one? There's a *reason* for that - because it doesn't work! The combat is annoying, ungainly, ruins the atmosphere and adds nothing to the overarching themes of identity and what makes us who we are. If you are looking for an original adventure with a good story, try this one but do yourself a favour and put the combat on easy to save yourself a headache.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
Highly impressive and hooking story line matched with an almost perfect gameplay system. Puzzles are not too hard nor too easy and provide you with enough difficulty to both challenge you and intrigue you. I have never played a better point and click in my life. The fact that the game is influenced a lot by Blade Runner is a huge bonus too. I highly recommend this game even if you are not a fan of point and click games.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
Now this is good story-telling and story progression. It's also a mighty fine example of how good audio-acting, when included, can truly make a game come to life.

Overall, Gemini Rue is like some long, lost, unpublished sci-fi detective PKD novel come to life through a 16-bit video puzzle-solving adventure game. It stood strong and compelling from beginning to end, and unravelled nicely throughout--right up to a great end. The graphic scenery really sets the moods throughout, from ghetto and dirty, and dreadful and oppressive, to sterility and tranquility, and to openness and lonliness. Every aspect of this game blends very well with each other. The developer commentary scattered throughout adds a nice, revealing and funny touch.

I highly recommend Gemini Rue to all gamers who enjoy an adventure game with a solid story, that knows how to tell that solid story, and contains audio actors that breathe life into the characters that create the solid story. Truly, this is one you will not rue over.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
I haven't played a point & click game in years, so I was a little hesitant when I jumped into Gemini Rue. I was worried I wouldn't maintain interest enough to complete it. At the end of my second playthrough, I am pleased to say that my experience was the exact opposite.

The gameplay is fluid and easy to pick up, challenging at times but never frustrating. The artwork is perfect for the setting with a noir feel that helped draw me into the storyline and continue engaging to find out what would happen next.

A must play game for point & click fans, and I recommend giving it a try if you are new to them or returning to the genre.
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