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  • Summary: Martin Holan, a linguistics and archeology student has been contacted by his uncle to examine a mysterious World War II tunnel unearthed while building a new highway in Bohemia. A friend of Martin’s uncle is supposed to meet Martin upon his arrival to brief him on the mysterious discovery, however when he arrives in Prague he discovers she has been murdered. What begins as a short expedition to Prague to examine an enigmatic tunnel turns into a dangerous and thrilling mystery, where murder, deception, the deep dark secrets of the Nazis, and the demise of the Mayan civilization, have our hero reeling into the heart of an exhilarating adventure. [Adventure Company] Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. I thoroughly enjoyed the mystery, the puzzles, and the graphics, and felt right at home with much of it. In the same spirit that caused me to love Black Mirror despite its laughable flaws, I’m going to have to give Nibiru an A-.
  2. Overall Nibiru is an intriguing and entertaining game, not overly difficult, and I had a lot of fun playing it.
  3. Nibiru: Age of Secrets doesn’t stoke the flames of innovation by any stretch of the imagination and it does have a few of the adventure game deficiencies that the genre has always been known for, however the sense of adventure steeped into the game through the intriguing storyline, constant change of environmental location, photo-realistic backdrops and superb ambiance and musical score more than makes up for the setbacks.
  4. A game which has enough to keep you engaged with it all the way until the final crucial discovery about the nature and meaning of Nibiru.
  5. 68
    For me, even as a traditional adventure game, it had a little too much pixel hunting and arbitrary solution paths. I think the genre has evolved to a much more compelling plateau.
  6. A good game is smudged by some obvious flaws in the gameplay that prevent it from standing with the greats. But fans of classic gaming will get a generally enjoyable game due to the story, inventory puzzling, diverse characters, and good looking graphics.
  7. It's not as bad as a Pauly Shore film marathon, but neither is it worth your time, energy, and money. [Holiday 2005, p.70]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. WayneD.
    Sep 5, 2005
    10
    Great game! It makes me euphoric!
  2. Warmonger
    Dec 25, 2005
    5
    This game started off good but just became increasingly frustrating caused by situations using illogical reasoning!! for example: why on earth would you strap a stick of dynamite onto a rat in order to open a door?? it stands to reason if the inital charge was not sufficient just use more to accomplish the task!!!. It are instances like these that just ruined the game for me... also the puzzles near the end became just too convoluted( think of rubik's cube) taking to joy out of an other wise interesting story. When will these people learn how to make a game using everyday "logical" scenarios?? what a disappointment...what a shame! Expand
  3. Sep 25, 2013
    3
    The game could have been fun. It is slow paced, which is fine, and is reminiscent of the Kings Quest style. Overall the actual gameplay is OK, and the puzzles are fun. The reason I stopped playing this? The absolute WORST voice actor is the lead role. He sounds like Siri, pre update. I have no idea why they chose an actor who sounds like a computer generated voice, or a telephone voice mail "push 2 now". It was so incredibly distracting i just could not play anymore. I tried with the sound off, but then you miss some clues which are strictly auditory. Too bad, It was a fun little game. Expand
  4. IngeD.
    Jan 25, 2006
    3
    Great game, but a big big shame that the movements in the game are sooooo sloooow. It`s incredible in our day and time, that it was released with such a major flaw. Even the very first computergames had more speed than this! Expand
  5. AdventureD.
    Sep 11, 2005
    1
    Pathetic foolure if you ask me, as it only serves to enunciate the dying adventure genre. Why was there no trip to Nibiru? The game vegetates on Earth, and is uneventful and the graphics are not exactly spectacular. You'd be better to go with the other title released by this publisher, 'Voyage: Inspired by Jules Verne'. Expand
  6. KronosofRognar
    Sep 22, 2005
    0
    Can't finish the game because of program error. asked help on there official website but there not helping.