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  • Summary: Listen up, meatsacks. No doubt you’ve been waiting years for a half-decent game to show up in the Adventure category of the App Store. Well, this is it. Half-decent, as promised.

    EPISODE 1: WE NEGOTIATE WITH TERRORISTS
    When a hostage crisis erupts in the centre of Clappers Wreake,
    only one man has the diplomatic finesse to defuse a simmering situation before it boils over into a stew of butchery and bloodshed: Detective Inspector Hector. He’s all they’ve got. Literally. All the other negotiators are dead. Hector has a choice to make: carry out the terrorist’s curiously altruistic demands, or watch as his fellow officers are picked off one by one. Hector’s still on the fence.

    Stagger a drunken mile through the Crime Capital of Britain in the size 9s of Detective Inspector Hector: part criminalist, part kebab-fiend, all cop.

    Do all the things you’ve dreamed about: hit a tramp with a crowbar, steal a young man’s trousers, kick a heroin addict into a cardboard box, enter a porn shop without embarrassment, carry a designer handbag... all in the name of justice, and all in spectacular ground-breaking 2D.

    Did we mention? It’s not for kids.

    This isn’t one of those bog-standard Oh-god-where-am-I-how-did-I-get-here-there’s-a-screwdriver-in-a-desk-drawer type escape games that the interweb seems to be infested with nowadays. HECTOR:BADGE OF CARNAGE takes you back to the glory days of the point 'n click graphic adventure: nonsensical inventory items, favour-hungry reprobates, and a relentless stream of witty one-liners.

    WHAT YOU GET:
    - 18 sordid, filthy, rundown locations
    - 23 well-developed & witty characters (+ 1 stinking drunk)
    - 40 Inventory items (includes Free Lubricant!)
    - 397 interactive objects
    - 2421 spoken lines of dialogue
    - Cinematic cutscenes
    - Original score
    - A good few hours worth of low action puzzle-solving gameplay

    WHAT WE GET:
    - Your cash.

    Look, we honestly don’t care if you like it. We just want you to buy it. If you don’t, you’ll never see Episode 2 or 3.

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    Watch HECTOR: BADGE OF CARNAGE teasers and trailers on http://www.youtube.com/user/thehectorfiles
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Feb 15, 2011
    100
    This is definitely not a game for the kiddies, but if you're after a great adult adventure game then look no further than the slovenly UK Detective in 'HECTOR: Badge of Carnage Episode 1'.
  2. Feb 15, 2011
    90
    Hector: Badge of Carnage Ep1 is definitely one of the best point and click adventures available. The humour is raw, rude and immature – bleeding perfect that is.
  3. Feb 15, 2011
    90
    The payoff is always worth it, though, with some of the best one-liners and crackpot characters seen in an adventure game since the mighty Day of the Tentacle. Yes, it really is that good, and insanely good value for the three hours of fun it provides.
  4. Feb 15, 2011
    85
    Hector is one lewd and crude dude. Without the excellent script, though, this would have just been a collection of shock value scenes. However, the genuine humor and smart puzzles hearkens back to the glory days of point-and-click adventure games.
  5. May 5, 2011
    80
    Aimed squarely at people with a taste for the vulgar, sort of a latter-day Leisure Suit Larry without the soft heart and charm that made Larry such an endearing character.
  6. Feb 15, 2011
    75
    This edgy and often-hilarious adventure game won't appeal to everyone, but it's a great start to a promising series.
  7. Feb 15, 2011
    60
    With a great setting, storyline and characters, it's a shame Hector: Badge of Carnage Ep1 falls down due to overly complicated, frustrating puzzles.

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