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  • Summary: The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker is a Lovecraftian FMV murder mystery, which gives players full freedom to question suspects by typing their own questions instead of picking them from a predetermined list. There are no point and click puzzles to solve, just questions to ask andThe Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker is a Lovecraftian FMV murder mystery, which gives players full freedom to question suspects by typing their own questions instead of picking them from a predetermined list. There are no point and click puzzles to solve, just questions to ask and evidence to inspect.

    Finding out who killed Dr Dekker is only one part of the puzzle; working out how to fix the chaos he left behind will be so much trickier As well as providing clues to the murder, each patient has their own bizarre problem they need your help with from time manipulation and re-animated loved ones to horrors under the sea.

    Complete with an atmospheric soundtrack, The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker invites you to explore the shadow reality that your patients inhabit a world full of paranormal strangeness and horrors that go bump in your head, where all you have to rely on is your own mind.

    Just try not to lose it...
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  1. Aug 5, 2018
    91
    The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker is am FMV game like I have not seen in years. It's a full mystery story, has characters who can demonstrate their problems (or fake it) and the amount of options the player can follow is impressive. The fact that you are free to follow the line of thinking you want adds even more to the charm of the game.
  2. 90
    Listing actor names in a game review may seem odd, but The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker is more performance than gameplay. Of course, anyone looking for a fast-paced shmup should pass, but fans of narrative-driven interactives should schedule a session with Dekker. Just remember to bring a USB keyboard or you might go a bit mad yourself.
  3. Jun 5, 2018
    85
    The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker is a reinvention of full motion video for the current generation of games. Its quirky and troubled cast gives some spectacular performances, and the text-based elements make this adventure game an excellent way to get into the genre.
  4. Jun 28, 2018
    80
    The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker is a lot more engaging than it ought to be. It's a little awkward scrolling through questions, but the game will let you move to the next day when you've asked enough, allowing for a myriad of endings.
  5. Jun 5, 2018
    50
    While the central conceit sounds promising as an FMV experience, The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker fails to find a consistent tone or fully engage the player in its story. It offers a couple of nice ideas and the odd smile, but if you don’t care about the central mystery, you’re left with madness, and the disparate threads never weave together in a satisfying way. The two ominous notes of the soundtrack (only a mild exaggeration) are left to supply tension, and with The Bunker and Late Shift showing how the genre can be relevant and entertaining in 2018, it’s hard to recommend this over the alternatives.
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