- Publisher: Kalypso
- Release Date: Sep 2, 2010
- Also On: iPhone/iPad
- Summary: Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - The Director's Cut, is an update to one of the most popular adventures ever written, and boasts an all-new story arc woven into the original plot. With new facial animations drawn by Dave Gibbons (co-creator of Watchmen), enhanced graphics and audio, aBroken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - The Director's Cut, is an update to one of the most popular adventures ever written, and boasts an all-new story arc woven into the original plot. With new facial animations drawn by Dave Gibbons (co-creator of Watchmen), enhanced graphics and audio, a context-sensitive help system designed for those stumped by the game's ingenious puzzles, new mini-games and puzzles, and a new perspective on one of gaming's most celebrated plots, Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - The Director's Cut is an essential adventure for fans old and new.… Expand
- Developer: Revolution Software
- Genre(s): Adventure, General, General, Point-and-Click
- # of players: No Online Multiplayer
- Cheats: On GameFAQs
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Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - Official Trailer
Positive: 2 out of 3
Mixed: 1 out of 3
Negative: 0 out of 3
LEVEL (Czech Republic)Simplified and slightly extended version of a legendary adventure game uses somewhat obsolete visuals but still counts as one of the best games of all times. [Issue#196]
Oct 27, 2010Maybe new players who don't know the series might find the story uncohesive or even might be dissapointed by its graphics. But Broken Swords fans should buy it without hesitation.
PC Gamer UKDec 30, 2010Wonky visuals, but this is as close to The Da Vinci Code meets Monkey Island as we'll get. Did I mention the hot French accent?
Positive: 10 out of 16
Mixed: 6 out of 16
Negative: 0 out of 16
Jan 10, 2012Better game than The Longest Journey. There, I said it. Treason! The story to this game is filled with laughs, sly wit, and over the topBetter game than The Longest Journey. There, I said it. Treason! The story to this game is filled with laughs, sly wit, and over the top spoofs and in its own way is every bit as good of a narrative as TLJ. Once you move away from the story elements Broken Sword shows itself in every way to be the superior game. The inventory system is better, the graphics have been updated, the puzzles mesh with the story, and the in-game hint system both manages to keep immersion intact while allowing the player to set their own level of difficulty. April Ryan will maintain a singular place in the hearts of adventure game fans but for pure entertainment value Broken Sword wins. It's impossible to objectively criticize the first installment of the Broken Sword series without nitpicking. Perhaps the only fair criticism is that the puzzles are not super hard even without the hints. However, the sad truth is the most of the challenge to the puzzles in other games comes from bad design, not intellectual sophistication. When all and said and done Broken Sword: TDC is the best adventure game because everything in it just works synergisticly to keep the player to keep on playing.… Expand
Nov 27, 2013Brilliant game it kept me intrigued throughout the whole story. It's long with various locations, and very enjoyable! (Though the Syria partsBrilliant game it kept me intrigued throughout the whole story. It's long with various locations, and very enjoyable! (Though the Syria parts were somewhat racist...)… Expand
Sep 21, 20109.5 score in reality. This game is a masterclass of how to make an adventure game and one of the very few adventure games that can live with9.5 score in reality. This game is a masterclass of how to make an adventure game and one of the very few adventure games that can live with the classic Lucasarts titles. New content adds a bit to the game but it's the 14 year old content that still steals the show for me. The main feature being a story that is so good that if it were to be made into a film, I would be in the cinema watching it now. This game always got the difficulty blend just right, sometimes it can drive you nuts but you feel good once you've solved a problem. On top of great story and gameplay, the voice acting is top notch doing justice to a script that is witty and clever.
There is no reason not to own this game at least on one platform but for me, PC is the real home of George and Nico.… Expand
Jun 19, 2018Director's Cut is actually that - CUT - although with improved visuals. Director’s Cut also changes the narration by altering the story fromDirector's Cut is actually that - CUT - although with improved visuals. Director’s Cut also changes the narration by altering the story from the very beginning.
Instead, I suggest you Play the Classic (Original) version available as a free DLC.
(Tip: In SCUMM VM Set the Graphics to OpenGL (No Filtering) / VGA / Fullscreen Mode).
The game aged extremely well. Superb and intelligent dialogue writing, phenomenal voice acting, massive amount of content, long and fulfilling Adventure, grabbing mysterious plot, cute hand-drawn animation. Alas, a somewhat hurried ending.
If you’re an adventure aficionado – you’ve already played it.
If you are a novice in this genre – it is a must - for it really is worth a dozen of most contemporary-made Adventures.… Expand
Mar 22, 2020This is a classic point&click title. The story is engaging with great intrigue full of lost mysteries, secret societies and ancient puzzles.This is a classic point&click title. The story is engaging with great intrigue full of lost mysteries, secret societies and ancient puzzles. The game is full of great moments, like searching through a lost tomb or studying old art to reveal hidden mysteries.
Broken Sword is also filled with humor. Almost all the characters have their own weird habits. The protagonist is also very likeable.
But the game has also its problems. I played the Directors Cut version and it has quite a few technical problems. I had to lower my screen resolution significantly to be able to read the texts in the game. I also was forced to play windowed mode.
When it comes to gameplay, some of the segments has the problems of the old adventure games. Some puzzles have very non-logical solutions, and the only way to proceed is to try every combination of items. The NPC were also not very original. They all seem the same after encountering a few of them.
Broken Sword is quite a decent game, but I didn't find it as good as some people claim it to be.… Expand
Dec 25, 2015Okay but flawed. This game certainly has its strength on puzzles, which were often quite clever and fun. And the dialogue had just enoughOkay but flawed. This game certainly has its strength on puzzles, which were often quite clever and fun. And the dialogue had just enough witty snark to entertain me and keep me going. However, The game’s overarching story (or lack thereof) wasn’t very intriguing. Sure, there’s reportedly some secret organization tailing you, but at the end of the day it’s just a long treasure hunt. And there were so many expository lines that were mindbogglingly boring. I was half-asleep each time the history of the templars were mentioned. Plus, the voice acting was quite bad. The main characters were alright, but some of the minor characters sounded god-awful. Accents (Spanish, Scottish, etc.) were way off, and the acting often was either comical or flat.
I quite liked the aspect of playing two different characters at the beginning, so it was disappointing when George took full charge and Nico became less of a character than the NPCs. It was a letdown especially considering Nico was the one with the personal motives to pursue all the mystery. Apparently, in the original version of the game, George was the only playable character, and Nico was turned into a partially playable character in the remake, which explains her taking the backseat all of a sudden. Not a very good idea to offer a new playable character only to take her away some time later. And speaking of Nico and George, I didn’t like the token romance between them.… Expand
Dec 1, 2011This is a decent point and click adventure--made me feel like I was part of a Johnny Quest cartoon. The story is an engaging history lesson inThis is a decent point and click adventure--made me feel like I was part of a Johnny Quest cartoon. The story is an engaging history lesson in 14th century Templar Knights and the voice acting is well done. It is a very casual adventure; the puzzles are extremely easy, plus the blue markers remove any difficulty in finding whatever you need, plus there is a hint system in the unlikely event you get stuck. On the downside, the graphics are dated and the movement is slow paced making the game longer than it needs to be. But overall, it was pleasantly entertaining.… Expand