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  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • manual
  • reference card
  • making of video
  • 8 avatars (8)
  • soundtrack
  • wallpaper

What's cool about it:

  • Unique Art Nouveau graphics achieved through rotoscoping.
  • One of only a few adventure games played in real-time, among AI-controlled characters with their own goals and means with which to achieve them.
  • Incredible playability with many endings thanks to a complex, adaptive storyline.


Paris, 1914. The world is on the brink of war and this train could push it over the edge. You are Robert Cath, a young American urgently summoned by your old friend Tyler Whitney to join him aboard the Paris-Constantinople express, departing from the Gare de l'Est on July 24th. Arriving late, you discover something has gone terribly wrong. Now you must untangle a complex web of political intrigue, suspense, romance, and betrayal. Every move you make could bring you closer to the truth or your own demise. Bon voyage!

As far as point-and-click adventures go, this murder-mystery title brings you one of the best stories you'll find out there!

Age requirements: ESRB Rating: TEEN with Animated Violence.

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 256MB RAM (512 recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard.

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From The Golden Age Of Gaming

Posted on 2011-01-26 17:12:34 byDeus_Ex's avatarDeus_Ex:

After seeing this game on GOG I managed to change my pants before I sat down to write this review. Where should I start? Rotoscoping! The graphics in this game are practically hand-drawn, with live actors being used and then having a computer draw out the outlines and then the characters being colored by hand. The look is amazing and does add to the effect of experiencing a trainread more ride circa 1914, when this style of 'art noveau' was popular.
There's something wonderful of having a good story delivered with great dialogue by great actors, and this game has all this going for it plus more. There's a real-time element that basically means that with only a few exceptions, the characters in the game have an AI that tells them to go places and do things, all the while you're exploring the locomotive. Don't get too comfortable, though! Too much screwing around and you might end up with a bullet in your brain or worse, having important events pass you by, sending you spiralling towards one of the 'bad' endings.
My hands have stopped shaking long enough for me to write this final sentence. Don' think about buying this game, just do it. It's 6 dollars for christ sake, not enough to get you a decent burger, and you're wondering whether or not to spend it on one of the best interactive storytelling experiences in the world!? But hey, don't take my word for it! Do yourself a favor and step on board the Last Express! You won't regret it.

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Adventure as Art - The Orient Express

Posted on 2011-01-26 11:07:04 byShuangli's avatarShuangli:

This is one of the games which define art in videogames. Which shows videogames are more the the sum of its multimedia parts. An interactive art, videogaming is, as well.
The game plays in the legendary orient express before world war I. It trys to simulate realistically realtime and it is non-linear with many story turnes and endings depending on what you do.
The Story is a more Game Chars have their own artificial intelligence. As stated in wikipedia, the game has about 30 "fatal" endings, and good ones as well, where only one is considered to be the proper ending.
The graficstyle of the game is pure art - just a pleasure to look at, to get immersed, to enjoy it, to enrich ones soul!
The game did not well when published, typically for games that are too good, too special, too deep, too avant garde, ... - despite it has received a lot of good reviews!
It`s a great dventure game, a special one - one of the games gog stands for in big letters! This is one of the games that should be at a videogame museum! :)

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A game like no other!

Posted on 2011-01-26 10:45:25 byQuinlan's avatarQuinlan:

I still have the box game, and I play it all again once every 3 years! The story is great and would deserve a movie adaptation! Many twists! And real time adventures are quite very rare (I'm thinking about this one and Gabriel Knight 3, but that's all). Of course, the animation is slow, but the game stays great!
Definitely a game worth having ang playing! I have to check if myread more old version works on Windows 7. If not, I'll buy it again here!
I wish games like this could be done today with today technologies (so with better animations).
Too bad Gog couldn't get the soundtrack, though, cause some musics were quite good!

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