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  • Summary: The murder of an underground hacker in Paris is just the beginning of this extraordinary adventure for George Stobbart and Nico Collard in Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon. Powerful seismic events shake the world, and an ancient conspiracy, the Secrets of the Templars, and a fiendish source of pure evil are responsible. As George, and later Nico, you will solve puzzles and find clues to move closer to the truth behind the murder. From the jungles of the Congo to the deceptive calm of the English countryside and gothic castles, time is running out for Earth, and only you can save it. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. A stunning achievement in interactive entertainment. With a solid story, engaging characters, stunning visuals, and delightful dialogue, this is one adventure you simply won’t be able to tear yourself away from.
  2. A new classic of the adventure genre. It looks unique, sounds excellent and has a plot with more twists and turns than a break-dancer in a tornado.
  3. A good story told well is a rare thing, but for the third time, Revolution has done just that. Players looking for an intelligent adventure will find few better Xbox titles than this. [Mar 2004, p.82]
  4. 78
    The characters are memorable, the dialogue is sharp, and the puzzles (when they’re original) are usually pretty entertaining.
  5. 75
    Every bout of loading takes 20-30 seconds, and there are so many of them that it really starts to kill the atmosphere after a while.
  6. Gamestyle seriously can't imagine anyone NOT having a good time with the game; the story is strong, scripting is well-done, characters are likable and the humour is abundant and at times very sarcastic.
  7. 40
    If you're already a fan of point-and-click adventure, then you'll probably dig it. If not, then get out the tissues and be prepared to be bored to tears.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. JamesD.
    Dec 4, 2003
    9
    Wasnt sure of the 3-D engine before purchase, but the transition from 2-D to 3-D really works!
  2. Richard
    Dec 16, 2003
    4
    Another flawed XBOX conversion, avoid or buy on the PC, the game is very glitchy and bugged, this was confirmed by 3 memebers of my local game store. Whoever is doing these XBOX conversions needs to be sacked! Collapse
  3. SteveD.
    Jan 9, 2004
    4
    What this game needs is more doors. Locked ones. That can never be opened. Yeah, it needs more doors. And puzzles involving finding new ways to open said doors. I won't be happy until there are more doors in the game than homebase. ... Shame on you Edge ... Expand