The Moment of Silence PC

Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 36
  2. Negative: 3 out of 36
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  1. One of the best adventure games of 2004 and likely the best ever to deal with a futuristic, Orwellian theme of corruption and conspiracy. Story, dialogue, character development, settings, artwork, acting, and music are all superb.
  2. With the exception of my two gripes; this offering is, in this reviewer’s humble opinion, on a par with the big games produced by Lucas Arts, Access, the “old” Sierra, and more recently, Microids.
  3. The conversation puzzles are interesting in their own right because the dialogue is so good, but essentially amount to covering off all dialogue paths until you discover what you need to progress in the game.
  4. If you're looking to spend more than 20 hours interacting with virtual characters and solving puzzles and mysteries than you too will want The Moment of Silence.
  5. With its well-written futuristic plot, unique locations and sci-fi graphics this particular gem doesn't deserve a moment of silence, it just demands to be played.
  6. A quality adventure game, filled with intriguing dialogue, smart puzzles, and a gripping storyline that will keep you glued to your keyboard. It is only hindered by a few nagging gameplay issues, mainly in the character movement.
  7. 81
    At times completely consuming and gripping, at occasions unintentionally abstract and annoying.
  8. While it doesn’t exactly re-invent the adventure genre, The Moment of Silence is undeniably a well executed and solid title. So, if forced perspective backdrops, plausible puzzles and pulp fiction-like character and plot development are your bag, you could certainly do a lot worse than pick this one up.
  9. Sound-wise, Moment of Silence pulls the game off practically perfect. The voice-overs for the characters all seem professionally done and add an extra touch of polish to an otherwise solid game experience.
  10. The sheer quality, and depth put into developing the world found in Moment OF Silence, and the astonishingly high quality storyline pushing you along as quite the perfect rate is quite dazzling.
  11. A futuristic digital age has fully bloomed in The Moment of Silence with a relatable lead character, more comfortable dialogue, clear and original puzzles, striking graphical presentation and a full-package sci-fi adventure. One of the most entertaining adventures in years.
  12. Could have been brilliant, the plot makes it merely great.
  13. While at times you may find the game a little slow paced and the controls and gameplay frustrating, those who stick with the game to the end will come out pleased.
  14. From the brilliant intro, it draws you straight into its world of intrigue and conspiracy, and will keep you there until you make it through to one of the multiple endings.
  15. Just be warned: My feelings of nostalgia could easily be frustration for you.
  16. I can definitely recommend this game to all patient adventure players who wish to take part in an engaging story, talk to some intriguing characters and use their intelligence for solving different puzzles.
  17. The story and visuals are nothing short but spectacular and the sheer amount of voice work put into the game will certainly please fans. Then again, Moment of Silence revolves almost completely around dialogue, so patience will be a necessity.
  18. An amazing story that many will enjoy - if you have the patience to sit through the lengthy conversations.
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. PaulH.
    Mar 28, 2007
    10
    Absorbing and intriguing, I loved this game!
  2. MarkO.
    Nov 23, 2004
    8
    Good to see a point 'n' click adventure again, and particularly one of this quality. Despite the annoying path-finding faults and Good to see a point 'n' click adventure again, and particularly one of this quality. Despite the annoying path-finding faults and the need to speak to everyone umpteen times to get to the bit of information you need, the plot kept me coming back for more. Gorgeous cut scenes help things along, and I really hope House of Tales take all the constructive criticism on board. One thing that nobody mentioned - sometimes the dialogue sounds like a bad translation. Odd that the (apparently) American actors didn't notice that what they were saying wasn't 'normal' English and suggest changing it... Full Review »