Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
  1. I always appreciate it when a game treats its players as if they were intelligent adults, and Post Mortem does that in spades.
  2. This atmospheric whodunit differs from others thanks to its moody film noir-style tone.
  3. The unexpected twists and findings will help you really get into this title and see it as a worthy challenge, ideal for long winter nights... Beautifully conceived and just as well executed.
  4. Tells a compelling story in an interesting way, and offers some novel twists on the occult murder theme. Not quite up to the old Gabriel Knight series, but one of the best adventures currently available.
  5. One of the few adventures I’ve played where the story is more interesting than the puzzles. What I just said could be considered a left-handed compliment, since it could simply mean the puzzles are awful, but the puzzles in the game are fine – if not exactly frequent.
  6. Most of the graphics capture that dark, dingy, European ambience almost as successfully as the Olive Garden.
  7. The story is solid, the puzzles well integrated into the plot, and the pace is quick moving enough so that you can finish the game in about the same amount of time as you can finish a good suspense novel.
  8. Recommended to die-hard adventure enthusiasts, Post Mortem would be better served by a bit more polish and dialogue work.
  9. 79
    While its lacking on puzzles and this will leave you with a feeling of dissatisfaction, it is nonetheless a worthwhile adventure game that will hold us over while we wait for THE adventure game.
  10. A creepy, challenging, intelligent and atmospheric thriller.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Feb 24, 2014
    8
    If you are into detective stories and occult, this adventure game is really a good one. It requires a brain and expects quite a lot from theIf you are into detective stories and occult, this adventure game is really a good one. It requires a brain and expects quite a lot from the player. It's nice not to be considered an idiot by a game for a change. It has a good atmosphere too. Very, very nice and creepy. The story telling is quite rich and requires to pay attention. On the other hand, the user interface could have been better. Character interaction is also a weakness of this game and it isn't entirely bug free either. Many nice puzzles, one of them excessively frustrating though. Overall, for the money spent I had a hell lot of fun. And I felt like just having finished reading a novel afterwards. Good stuff. Full Review »
  2. Jun 5, 2014
    8
    Honestly, I did not even know this game existed until a couple of weeks ago (thanks Good Old Games, you have done it again), and I cannotHonestly, I did not even know this game existed until a couple of weeks ago (thanks Good Old Games, you have done it again), and I cannot believe I hadn't. As a disclaimer, this game is the first in a series that includes the Still Life games as well, but is not related in plot, and related very little in everything else, so it really doesn't matter if you play this game before or after playing the Still Life games. With that out of the way, let me say that Post Mortem is incredibly unique in its gameplay, containing a branching conversation system that leads to a multitude of different storylines and several different endings, puzzles that, although might find them frustrating, are at least challenging to the mind and not just one's patience or the tendons in their hands. However, the best part of the game for me was the atmosphere, which is where it shines over almost every other example of games from this genre. At times, I almost felt like I was playing a psychological horror game, instead of a detective mystery, and not just because of the cult and supernatural elements. In the end, the only drawback in this game is one man: Jacque Helloin. Not only is this character completely unrealistic, even for a Frenchman, the voice actor they got for his character is one of the worst I have ever heard in my life. This makes a sizable portion of the game almost unbearable, but it was well worth it overall thanks to everything else being so excellent. Full Review »
  3. Sephiroth
    Jun 19, 2003
    10
    Great game.