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  • Summary: *** Special Valentine's Weekend Price ***

    Paris in the Fall… a brutal murder at the Palais Royale. When Nico Collard is invited to interview statesman Pierre Carchon, she finds herself inextricably drawn into a terrifying conspiracy.

    One of the all-time classic adventures,
    multi BAFTA-nominated 'Broken Sword: Director’s Cut' pitches sassy journalist Nico Collard, and intrepid American George Stobbart into a mysterious journey of intrigue and jeopardy. Guide George and Nico on their globe-spanning adventure, exploring exotic locations, solving ancient mysteries, and thwarting a dark conspiracy to reveal the secret truths of the Knights Templar.

    Featuring a widely-praised touch interface, 'Broken Sword: The Director’s Cut' introduces an intricate new narrative thread, alongside the classic story that has charmed millions of players. It’s time to experience George and Nico’s worldwide adventure in a whole new way, with brand new puzzles, hilarious new jokes, and the distinctive, rich story that made the series so deservedly renowned. This is adventure gaming at its very best.

    “…this is a must-play game: a latter day blockbuster in a director’s cut form”. The Independent online (5/5)

    “An extraordinary example of how to properly remake a classic”. Pocket Gamer (9/10)

    “Broken Sword's creative touch interface works like a charm on the iPhone screen”. Touch Arcade

    Broken Sword: Shadow Of The Templars has always been a stellar example of video games' potential as a storytelling medium; now it also serves as a masterclass in porting to a handheld platform. With its glistening presentation, adroit controls and additional content, this is arguably one of the finest titles to appear on the App Store to date. Reforging the Sword on the iPhone was a stroke of genius.
    5/5

    Full English speech, with the option for subtitles in English, French, German, Spanish or Italian.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Feb 4, 2011
    100
    We were swept up by this intelligent, intriguing story with lots of likable characters.
  2. Feb 4, 2011
    100
    This classic murder mystery adventure has undergone a facelift in visuals, sound, and interface while keeping the excellent story and gameplay intact.
  3. Feb 4, 2011
    100
    Even though I've never been a huge fan of point-and-click adventure games, the story and all around high-quality production values of Broken Sword sucked me in like a good book.
  4. Feb 4, 2011
    90
    Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars is one of those immortal classics that everybody should play at least once in their life: if you hadn't the chance to live this amazing adventure don't skip this app.
  5. Mar 11, 2011
    90
    If you haven't played Broken Sword before, its delightful -if occasionally idiosyncratic- puzzling and terrific script should send it hurtling to the top of your 'must download' list.
  6. Feb 4, 2011
    90
    An extraordinary example of how to properly remake a classic, Broken Sword: Director's Cut remasters the original with wise alterations that galvanise rather than degrade.
  7. Feb 4, 2011
    80
    But I was surprised how much it drew me in with it's great visuals, sound, and well implemented interface. The winner here though is the story, which much like a good book can keep you glued to your little screen.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Mar 3, 2012
    10
    This might be the best app on the iPhone ever. Unlike on the PC version, the facial animations really fit nicely. The controls are very good, and, of course, the story is just amazing. Bravo, Revolution! Bravo! Expand
  2. Jul 19, 2012
    10
    This game is one of my all time faves it brings back fond memories as a kid and it still doesnt disappoint.
    I love the characters humour and
    the storyline just a fun all round game Expand
  3. Jan 23, 2014
    10
    I know I gave it a 10 but this game is so amazing. I can't wait to finish the first one so I can get to the second and third. The art work, puzzles and gameplay are amazing. I can't stop playing. I want to see a remake of Phantasmaoria or Full Throttle. Expand

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