Henry Stauf was a master toymaker and his eerie mansion was the greatest of his creations. It stands empty, abandoned years ago, rotting ever since the children started dying, ever since the six guests were here. Now, you are in the house, moving from one room to another, trying to remember and trying to forget. The mansion of horror comes to life again and only you can end the nightmare and learn the secret of the 7th guest.
The 7th Guest is a horror adventure described as “the first Interactive Drama”, with plentiful pre-rendered 3D graphics, live action video clips, and an original, orchestrated musical score. Even though it was one of the first games on a CD, it broke the record of 2 million copies sold in 1993, and was considered an epoch-making achievement of the gaming industry. To this day the FMV sequences and 3D graphics look amazing, the atmosphere (orchestrated music!) is dense, the puzzles remain difficult and the experience as a whole is completely horrifying. Discover for yourself why this game caused CD-ROM drives’ sales to grow by 300%, unless you’re afraid to find out who the 7th guest really is.
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: TEEN with Realistic Violence.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.6.8 or later. Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz+ Memory: 1GB of RAM Graphics: 64MB of video memory Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.
Posted on 2012-02-02 10:46:08 bylno:
I played this game when it was released (and was proud that I had a Trident SVGA card with a whopping 1MB, on my 386DX/25 with 4MB of RAM) and it still gives me the shivers. The premise is simple - you appear in the foyer of the mansion, and as the narrator, say "Where I am? I remember ... nothing."
As you explore the house, you see ghostly apparitions indicating whatread more happened decades before. Various puzzles unlock other rooms which unlock more of the story. And all throughout, Stauf is taunting you, mocking you, as you piece together what happened when everyone was invited to Stauf's house.
Here's hoping that the GOG release will include the soundtrack that was on the second CD-ROM. Anyone else remember the African death boogie?
And finally- shy gypsy slyly...
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Posted on 2012-02-02 11:52:05 bysirdilznik:
This is one of the many games of the early 90s Full Motion Video explosion. While many FMV games were fairly crappy using FMV as a cheap gimmick to add shininess to a dull game, The 7th Guest was a terrific game that just happened to use FMV.
The game consists mainly of a bunch of puzzles to be solved, What's really great is the variety in puzzle types. What may seem easy toread more some will be quite challenging to others and vice versa, so there will always be some nice challenging puzzles for every person no matter how their brain is wired.
The game has a nice creepy atmosphere a terrific soundtrack. It also features many FMV cut-scenes with some seriously cheese-tastic voice acting, Despite the cheesiness of the acting the story is really good and will keep you entertained throughout, even when you get stuck on a puzzle or two.
All in all this is a very welcome addition to the GOG family,
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Posted on 2012-02-02 11:01:57 bydrachehexe:
The 7th Guest and Myst shared the top of the video game charts for a long time.
Dark, creepy, intelligent and beautiful all at the same time this is one of the earliest masterpieces of multimedia gaming. It stands out as one of the better examples of a video game that uses live actors and is an early example of what quality music brings to the gaming table.
The 7th Guest belongsread more in the hall of fame of GOG because it's one of the foundations of gaming in all it's forms.
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