Discover a world where life is cheap, identities are bought & sold, & a quest for redemption can change the fate of a whole galaxy.
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Very Positive (998 reviews) - 92% of the 998 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 26, 2011

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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
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Gwynbleidd
2.7 hrs
Posted: August 27
it deletes your saves
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Smu
4.3 hrs
Posted: August 12
I am enjoying the story and the atmosphere the game has.
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HITMAN799
12.3 hrs
Posted: August 11
great old game full of bugs
buy it on sale and that is it
other then that don't buy save the money
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GusDeCooL
5.6 hrs
Posted: August 11
This game main selling point is it story & dialog. I enjoy it especially the story near the endind.
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Dogran
7.8 hrs
Posted: August 9
This is an atmospheric point and click adventure in a dystopian-noir setting, with a few action-lite sequences.

The pixel art nails the grim atmosphere and the puzzles are generally sensible and eminently solvable (bar a few episodes of pixel hunting).
The story is engaging and compelling, although you will need to forgive a few non-sequiturs.
I'd be very surprised if you play it for more than 10 hours.

I recommend it for those who like story driven, point and click, adventure games.
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dantew
9.0 hrs
Posted: August 5
Just finished the game.

It can be viewd as a bit short but otherwise great game.

What I loved about it is just I was able to finish it without any help. I'm not saying it was easy - it just is well thouthgt out. A lot of things seemed logical enough to figure out and there was enough hints scattered around.

Great plot and nice voice acting.

My only complaint is that sometimes some elements are tough to spot and had to do some mouse sweep to find something.
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Bumblingbear
4.1 hrs
Posted: July 23
I really really tried to like and get into this game but I just couldn't. The general concept is neat, but the voice acting is meh and some of the voice lines are really cliche or cringy. The mechanics of the game felt a little stiff. Combat in particular was not great. There were a couple times in the ~4 hours I played where I just got really confused on what to do due to lack of direction. The music was probably my favorite thing about the game.
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Fitz
8.9 hrs
Posted: July 12
Gemini rue is a very atmosperic quest and acts well as a nostalgie-activator for those who played old quests like Full Throttle (even GUI is very similar). Although it depends on today`s players` demand and therefore has quite casual and simple "puzzles", I recommend this game. As for me it is a nice game to spend a few evenings.

Pros:
Quite interesting story idea.
All characters are charismatic.
All the puzzles (except one) are quite logical.
Really splendid atmosphere in the first half of the game. Lots of raining etc :)
A 90s like style!

Cons;
The biggest one - there are quite few characters and locations so story scope is narrow and in my opinion it is the reason why the game`s world starts being veeeery small to feel in the second part of the game. In the beginning you can feel a respect to the way how developers have worked out the world. And it feels really pity when most of things appear to be just a text. So you just meet people, see locations and when you go away you dont feel like they continue "living" and "existing" after you. SPOILER! The game becomes much more dull after you cripple Balder. The last location where I really enjoyed the game was the weather tower. After that all the chars are already well-known and all the world dissapears in the space infinity.
As a huge fan of telltale games series i feel a lack of taking decisions :)
Spoiler: In my opinion the story should have covered "dont believe anyone" note in the beggining of Delta-Six part better. In fact it is always obvious whom you should believe and whom not.
Spoiler: Some story details feel to be a little strange. For example, why did Matheous say that he doesnt know where the station 7 is? This could make his way to the revenge much shorter.

As you see all pros and cons are about story and atmosphere. So you wont play this game if you are in search of some action.

To sum up - I really enjoyed first half of the game. I WOULD replay it once when I forget everything in a couple of years :P ;)
As for second part, it was slightly less cool. I played it just to reach the end of the story.
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Breaker03
11.9 hrs
Posted: July 7
Old school game. Very good.
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Caleb
10.2 hrs
Posted: July 4
One of the best graphic adventures that I've played in my life.
I give it a 100 of 100, perfect atmosphere, good story, cyberpunk and noir style.
A really good game. Hope they make a sequel
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
This is an atmospheric point and click adventure in a dystopian-noir setting, with a few action-lite sequences.

The pixel art nails the grim atmosphere and the puzzles are generally sensible and eminently solvable (bar a few episodes of pixel hunting).
The story is engaging and compelling, although you will need to forgive a few non-sequiturs.
I'd be very surprised if you play it for more than 10 hours.

I recommend it for those who like story driven, point and click, adventure games.
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86 of 95 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
One of the most atmospheric games I have played in recent years. The story is great - and this is what this game is all about.

It is a game which takes itself seriously. If you haven't notived by the visuals already, this is not your usual Monkey Island type of adventure. Compared to comic books, this could be entitled graphic novel.

The voice actors are very well chosen, as they deliver the atmosphere very well. Looking at the graphics, they are for sure not high-res SSAO 2xAA 3D whatnot. But that doesn't matter, the 2D pixels are perfect for this game.

The puzzles are most of the time very well thought through, but I must admit that I've taken a peek into the walkthrough sometimes, as I got impatient following the story as I couldn't figure out the solution fast enough.

I havent noticed any bug, so kudos to QA as well.
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52 of 54 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 4, 2014
Rating: 8.5/10
Status: Awesome

What is it?
A traditional point and click adventure game

The Good:
+ A dark gritty sci fi atmosphere.
+ A great story with good voice acting and dialogue
+ The majority of the puzzles are good and fit the story nicely
+ Fantastic music that fits the atmosphere

The Bad:
- Some of the puzzles require "pixel hunting" May need a walkthrough in some parts
- May be a bit short for some people
- Their is cover based shooting segments in this game and it feels very clunky luckily there isn't a whole lot of them and are relatively easy if you know what you are doing

Conclusion
If you are looking for an old school point and click adventure game than look no further. This game despite its problems had me hooked and I couldn't wait to find out what happens next. Game reminded me of Beneath a steal sky.
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43 of 44 people (98%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
I would highly recommend Gemini Rue for someone looking for a game in the vain of Snatcher and Blade Runner. I was hooked from the get go, the dialogue was great, the puzzles where logical and didn't have insane solutions to them, the atomosphere was amazing and the game didn't suffer from any serious pacing issues.

5 out of 5.
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40 of 41 people (98%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2015
Blade Runner inspired adventure game with somewhat clunky controls. Gemini Rue is mostly narrative driven, and in order to avoid spoilers I am just saying that it was nice sci-fi short-story material and managed to keep my attention til the end.

It has to be noted that the noir-ish atmosphere the game creates in places is quite excellent, it is almost relaxing in a way - was quite nice to come home from work and do some off-world detective work.

On the downside: puzzles and controls have a slight tendency to be annoying. I enjoyed the limited amount of locations, I quickly felt "at home" - but this also ment plenty of backtracking through "known" locations all the time because there are some unfortunate moments when new items / people spawn once certain conditions are met. The game tries its best in providing hints and feedback through the characters to give you a sense of direction, but it could have been smoother in places. Same goes for the actual interface, the right-click combined actions/inventory felt outdated and clunky especially in one or two spots where certain functions weren't explained very well (at all?) . Still, this is nothing a quick glance at a walkthrough cannot solve and shouldn't stop you from checking out this fun little sci-fi story.

At the end of the day, this is proper Wadjet Eye quality and a worthy addition to your collection. If you enjoyed their other, earlier releases, you will enjoy Gemini Rue.
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30 of 33 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 11, 2014
You will definely love this story. Don't miss it just because of its low-resolution game graphics. The images, puzzles and voice-acting help create a perfect atmosphere of this novel. If you have any difficulty in solving any puzzles or you want to complete 100% achievements, many detailed guides are just waiting to help you.

不要因为这个游戏的画面显得粗糙就错过这个游戏,它本是一个80年代的科幻冒险小说风格,精彩的故事不容错过。游戏配音很赞。如果有谜题不会,或者想100%全成就,有很多很详尽的攻略在等着你。
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33 of 39 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 30, 2014
Gemini Rue is a non-linear adventure game that succeeds in narrating a compelling story. It uses the topics of identity and nature in order to tell the profound parallel story of one Delta-Six and Azriel Odin. 7 hours in and I am left dumbfounded by this masterpiece.

After finishing the game, here are a few things I liked about it..

- Excellent voice acting. Shelly Smith-Shenoy who plays one of the female roles does an excellent job of playing an innocent and insightful individual.

- Deep concept. The game plays with fire by toying with the idea of something as profound as identity. It opens up a lot of possibilities right from the moment of the opening scene.

- Interesting puzzle presentation. Some of the puzzles in this game put an emphasis on a macro-level understanding of the environment. You are tasked with solving puzzles which then require you to go through more layers in order to complete the objective.

This is a great example of a game with a strong premise. It's the type of adeventure game you are compelled to take the time to understand. I strongly recommend this to anyone who would like some mental stimulation (the good kind).
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29 of 33 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2014
Gemini Rue reminds me of the good old days when Lucasarts was dominating the market with Point and Click adventure games. The graphics in the game are exactly the same as the old Lucasarts games. Gemini Rue has great art, interesting story that has many twists and turns and great voice acting and music. Must play for adventure game fans!
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21 of 21 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 23, 2014
Excellent noir atmosphere, it's full of Blade Runner references, including some Cowboy Bebop aswell. The story catch you in a way that you won't sleep before unravel it all. The scenarios are dark, perfectly made, voiceovers are perfect and the rain... Man, the rain. A bunch of pixel particles falling over my screen never meant so much.

This game could be easily compared to a perfect snowflake. It surrounded by similar ones by each side, appearing to be "one more of the same", it's small, it's fragile, but a careful look will reveal its perfection and uniqueness.

Gemini Rue is a result of only one guy's work and worth every dollar/real/pound/dinar you put in it. Buying it on a sale is a no-brainer. I really mean it.

A masterpiece of its own kind, this point and click adventure has only one flaw, its length. The game is short, very short, like the very nature of the snowflakes from my example, melting into nothing (water, actually :D). So short that makes you beg for more like a guy smashing a door of a Krispy Kreme at 2 AM for one more sugar shot before bed.

I really hope that this great game comes into your library someday.
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22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
25.6 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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