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: Overwhelmingly Positive (730 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
20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
25.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
I HIGHLY recommended Gemini Rue for anyone who's looking for an old fashioned point and click adventure, with challenging but fair puzzles, and a fantastic story.

Everything about the game's presentation is absorbing. It has an old film noir, Sci-Fi Blade Runner feel to it with gorgeous artwork that feels retro and fresh at the same time. The premise and feel reminds me of a story straight out of Cowboy Bebop, with twists that anyone paying attention to should enjoy. Voice acting and music (very moody and dark ambiance), was also spot on.

I really found the puzzles engaging as well. A lot of point and click adventure games I have trouble getting into simply because their "gameplay" is either much too easy or just too vague in telling me what I am exactly supposed to be doing. I didn't think Gemini Rue had this problem. There were puzzles that were easy solve, and others I had to think about for long minutes before coming up with an answer. The Easter Eggs and achievements spread throughout the game was also a plus for me.

The only problem I had with the game was the fact that it felt too short, and that after all is said and done, the characters are technically confined to two basic areas throughout the whole game when I wished there had been more to explore... But honestly the game did take me quite a bit of time to beat, and as for the lack of a wider world, I just enjoyed it so much that I didn't want it to end.
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
I was surprised by how Gemini Rue creeps under your skin while you play it, thanks to its brilliant sci-fi story and Blade Runnery atmosphere. It is a very simple old style adventure game, stylistically and gameplay wise, but the plot and the dialogues are well written, puzzles are not too simple but always logical and finally it is a welcome, brief, return to the mythical golden age of the genre (late '80s - first '90s).

Don't expect next-gen graphics or 100 hours of gameplay, and probably you'll hate those shooting sections like I did, together with too much locations' recycling, but I would like to see a Gemini Rue 2 in the future, that's for sure! I hope the author will be able to find the time and the budget to make that happen!

And finally, two thumbs up to Wadjet Eye for finding these little gems in the indie adventure panorama, after Resonance I was striked again, keep it up!
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
It starts off like blade runner or snatcher, the story changes as you move through the game. Voice acting in the game was great, I liked how the voices fit with the characters and how the voice actors express emotions for them. Music in game sounds like it has a touch of vangelis in it mixed with sci fi and infiltration music.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Gemini Rue is an impressive point and click game that was developed by Joshua Neurnberger and published by one of my favorite point and click games publisher Wadjet Eye Games. This game has a very good story with a special twist and nice gameplay. It is a point and click game but it has some gameplay elements such as the shooting mechanics. I found the shooting mechanics odd first but after playing the game I liked it.
The visuals are good but the game has some bugs. When you save the game while your character is standing in a rainy area and then try to load the save file, half of the screen will be black and invisible. This bug doesn't affect the game experience because it can be fixed by saving the game after going into a room or moving your character to somewhere else and then go back to wherever you were first.
I highly recommend this game and think that it is a good opportunity to buy it now since it is being discounted by 70%.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
This game is incredibly fun. It is a point and click so sometimes you need to be patient. There are times I was getting ahead of myself, where I would try to perform actions that are 3 "clicks" away yet. The audio in this game is fantastic. The game is playable without audio, but you really need to hear the voice acting to get the whole experience. Above all though, the story is what keeps me coming back to the game.
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7 of 7 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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5 of 5 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, it 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 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
One of the best games and simply the best quest I've played.
  • Immersive and gloomy noir-cyberpunk atmosphere;
  • Pixel but very cozy and stylish graphics;
  • Very interesting plot with awesome twists, I literally finished the game in one breath;
  • Awesome voice acting, especially the main character's voice;
  • logical and obvious puzzles, some of them really made me laugh, like:
    [computer not working]
    [uses his leg on the panel]
    [punches the panel]
    [computer begins to work];
10 out of 10 would recommend anyone who loves noir/cyberpunk setting to buy this game and support the developer.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2014
A master-class cyberpunk adventure. A definite essential to add to your collection if you're into point-and-clicks and/or dystoptian sci-fi.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
19.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
I think this is one of the greatest science fiction point-and-click adventure games you could find on steam. It's got old school pixel graphics and just great voice acting all-around. The puzzle elements are also a lot of fun. The story behind Gemini Rue may seem derivative. It's set in a universe like the TV show Firefly and it's movie counterpart Serenity, it has the tone and feel of Blade Runner and has the plot of Total Recall. But it never made it bad. It's just taking the good stuff on what I like about science fiction.

You play as Azriel Odin, an ex-assassin that is looking for his brother on the planet of Barrucus, which is part of a Gemini Star System, a system that won it's independence after a war and is now run by a crime syndicate known as the Boryokudun. The other character you will get to play is Delta-Six whom is a patient of a mysterious facility. This is all I can say about the story without going into spoilers.

Throughout the game, you talk to characters, solve puzzles, do detective-like work to learn about things and occasionally go on shoot-outs. There's an interesting shooting mechanic in the game that you will learn how to use.

All of the characters in Gemini Rue are well written and feel real. The philosophical themes of identity and memories are also explored in this game and is pretty much what the game wants to explore and talk about. There are a couple downsides of this game. Some of the puzzles are little too difficult and the fictional universe that is offered in Gemini Rue remains mostly unexplored with the exception of a single city on one planet and a facility somewhere else.

But I recommend this game to Science fiction, cyberpunk and story adventure fans. It's definitely a must-buy!
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
An interesting point and click science fiction game. Like most science fiction the story is a bit convoluted, but its still an interesting story that has you wanting to progress to the next scene. Glad I picked this one up.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
Great environment, great music, great voice acting.

The story is a bit too predictable IMO, I figured out the ending about half way thru the story. Same old clicle philosophical musing about free will, identity and all that, blah blah blah

Level design can be better, gun fight is okay for a story-oriented puzzle game.

Can be a bit frustrating if you get stuck and don't know what to do, but that's kind of the point for these kind of games.
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2 of 2 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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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
Great point and click, with noir and dystopian themes. Would love to see anyhting from this dev.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
Beautiful game. Super good script and voice acting! Epic.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 9, 2014
Interesting game, really terrible ending. Like, uneducated levels of bad. ♥♥♥♥ing primitive neanderthal bad. Kill the director, then uninstall the game. No point watching any more of it. As far as I'm concerned, the game ended right there.
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1 of 1 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Wow.

The story...the graphics...the characters...even the music in this game. Sure, I'm a sucker for Noir and Sci-Fi, but this game far exceeded my expectations. Even the combat system, though hardly on the level of a fps or somesuch, fits perfectly with the feel of the game.

If you're at all interested in a neo-noir sci-fi game with an amazing story, this game is far and above worth 9.99. Enjoy.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
Loved the dystopic setting and the great story.
Few recommendations for a probable sequel/spin-off:
- use a better engine, less muddy pixel graphics. Face portraits could have been much sharper.
- some things were really hard to find (e.g. hole in the wall in apartment)
- handling (rightclick->choosing action) was a bit annoying sometimes

+ really liked the voice and mood of the main character

All in all a definite would-buy-again!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
Rate 7/10

Gemini Rue is definitely a good game. Catching story (with many turns of events), nice settings and good grapics (of course if you like "old-fashion" style games). Puzzles and screens are not so difficult but neither too easy, with gunfights and timed tasks to give gameplay some rhythm. Despite it's phylosophical approach it's in the end a short game (it took 8 hours to finish it) so some of the interesting topics of the plot (of wich i won't talk to let the gamers discover it by themselves) could have been inquired better, some characters more developed, otherwise i could give it a better rating. Bought on sale, definitely worth it.
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