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  • Summary: The Silent Age is a point-and-click adventure revamped and updated for PC.
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  1. Jun 17, 2015
    84
    Very well written and beautifully presented, House on Fire's debut will absolutely thrill fans of darker, more mature science fiction.
  2. Jun 3, 2015
    80
    Rich in style and atmosphere, with a compelling plot and nice minimalist graphics, The Silent Age is a solid attempt at the point-and-click adventure genre.
  3. CD-Action
    Sep 18, 2015
    55
    Despite simple, even primitive puzzles The Silent Age’s gameplay is frustratingly slow and main character’s speed of a bug crawling through tar does not help. [09/2015, p.65]
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  1. Sep 9, 2015
    10
    The Silent Age is very good experience, in the vain of point and click puzzle adventure games. While, for the most part, the puzzles are easy,The Silent Age is very good experience, in the vain of point and click puzzle adventure games. While, for the most part, the puzzles are easy, utilizing a pretty cool time travel mechanic, it's the story and writing that really carry this game through. Every time you click on an item,Joe will have something funny to say. If you are looking for a good story to keep you entertained while you sit in a waiting room, or on a train, this game is certainly worth a buy. Expand
  2. Sep 13, 2015
    10
    The Silent Age is one of Steam's best new puzzle adventures, combining solid gameplay with a perfect eerie atmosphere to create a truly uniqueThe Silent Age is one of Steam's best new puzzle adventures, combining solid gameplay with a perfect eerie atmosphere to create a truly unique experience. It presents a very interesting interpretation of time travel and even manages to mix the KGB, corporate greed and disco era inside. Expand
  3. May 8, 2017
    7
    Short but good. Interesting story - though nothing revolutionary. Implements the time-travel mechanic very well. A joyful experience.
    Recommend.
  4. ave
    Jul 7, 2017
    7
    Silent Age has a nice mix of common sense / lateral thinking puzzles, spiced up with the time travel mechanics - in direct lineage from Day ofSilent Age has a nice mix of common sense / lateral thinking puzzles, spiced up with the time travel mechanics - in direct lineage from Day of the Tentacle (except for comic aesthetics and the absurd tone).
    The story is well written, many plot twists are foreshadowed through environmental storytelling so the end of the story is very satisfying for the observant player.
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  5. Aug 29, 2015
    7
    Pretty good point and click adventure game. Probably the most interesting aspect of the game is the time jump mechanic that allows you toPretty good point and click adventure game. Probably the most interesting aspect of the game is the time jump mechanic that allows you to explore the same locations at different points in time, and jumping back and forth is required to solve some of the puzzles. As with any adventure game there are odd hoops that you just have to jump through a certain way, but that comes with the territory, and I didn't find it overly detracting from the game. The story is interesting, but I did feel like I was being dragged along for the ride at times - doing things for uncertain reason just because I had to do something to advance the story (lots of "I found a key, lets see what I can do with it") - but again, that's simply the nature of story progression in these type games, so no qualms besides a few confusing moments. The story, without giving too much away, centers around a janitor who is put in the position of saving the world from a future contagion.

    The artwork, atmosphere, and sound effects were good. There's quite a bit of quality narration, supplemented by text. Game has a good humor about itself.

    Overall good game worth a playthrough. Total playtime for me was about 5 hours. If this sounds interesting give it a shot.
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  6. May 21, 2017
    6
    The good: story and atmosphere. Voice acting was also good, for the very little there was, sadly most feedback is through text, combined withThe good: story and atmosphere. Voice acting was also good, for the very little there was, sadly most feedback is through text, combined with an occasional awkward reaction sample. The graphics and gameplay have this typical flash-game-style, meaning it's simple. You only need a mouse with left click capability. Puzzles are quite simple, but the timetravel mechanic, although hardly revolutionary at this point anymore, makes it fun.

    The one issue I have with this game is the ridiculous size. I don't get how the download could be 3.5 gigabytes for a game that's only 3 hours long having just a handful of areas, barely any voice acting and such simple graphics. Using filesystem compression already reduces it to about 900MB, which means they didn't even try. Though even at 900MB, it still seems much too big for a game like this. Disk space or download time may not be an issue for many, but this kind of game could be interesting for people with old systems, which don't always have that kind of space available.

    Anyway, I got it for 99 cents and it was definitely worth the money. I would've felt a bit cheated if I had paid the full 9.99 for it though.
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  7. Jul 10, 2017
    5
    The Silent Age it's a point and click adventure with interesting ideas under the design and graphic style side. The strongest point is theThe Silent Age it's a point and click adventure with interesting ideas under the design and graphic style side. The strongest point is the storytelling but the puzzle development is basically absent. It's just a continuous way of "use object with" from the beginning to the end. No multiple dialogues that unlock situations/clues and that's it.

    It looks more like a linear movie script recycled for a game (with few obvious adaptations).

    To the youngest that are interested to some considerable point n'click adventures I suggest:

    The Secret of Monkey Island (also, part II and III)
    Day of The Tentacle
    The Dig
    Gabriel Knight Sins of the Fathers
    Runaway I and II
    I Have no Mouth and I must Scream (tough and amazing, even more deeper than the short novel)
    Leisure Suite Larry series
    Space Quest series
    Beneath a Steel Sky
    Blade Runner (1998, by Westwood Studios)
    Goblins I, II and III
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