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Broken Sword 1 - the Shadow of the Templars: Director's Cut





Paris in the Fall... a brutal murder at the Palais Royale. When Nico Collard is invited to interview statesman Pierre Carchon, she finds herself inextricably drawn into a terrifying conspiracy.

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Paris in the Fall... a brutal murder at the Palais Royale. When Nico Collard is invited to interview statesman Pierre Carchon, she finds herself inextricably drawn into a terrifying conspiracy.

One of the all-time classic adventures, multi BAFTA-nominated "Broken Sword: Director's Cut" pitches sassy journalist Nico Collard, and intrepid American George Stobbart into a mysterious journey of intrigue and jeopardy. Guide George and Nico on their globe-spanning adventure, exploring exotic locations, solving ancient mysteries, and thwarting a dark conspiracy to reveal the secret truths of the Knights Templar.

"Broken Sword: The Director’s Cut" introduces an intricate new narrative thread, alongside the classic story that has charmed millions of players. It’s time to experience George and Nico’s worldwide adventure in a whole new way, with brand new puzzles, hilarious new jokes, and the distinctive, rich story that made the series so deservedly renowned. This is adventure gaming at its very best.

Key Features:

  • Director’s Cut of the classic – Reinvented and enhanced:

  • Whole new story arc added, with 2 hours of additional gameplay

  • Addition of contemporary first person perspective minigames

  • New facial expressions drawn by Dave Gibbons, co-creator of Watchmen

  • Help system incorporated – ensure that player won’t get frustrated

  • Enhanced audio – both music and voices

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Revolution Software Ltd
Revolution Software Ltd
Friday, September 3, 2010
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Digital PC Download
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Minimum Requirements
  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7
  • Processor: Pentium
  • Memory: 64 Mb
  • Hard Disk Space: 1.5 GB
  • Video Card: Any video card with 64 Mb video RAM
  • Sound: Any sound card
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Brings back fantastic memories.


Broken Sword: Director's Cut is actually the original Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars is enriched with a new story that extends the game time by about 1.5 hours. The game also has a slightly improved graphics and interface. But the best part is that it's still a good old Broken Sword. And while the game is really old it still looks good till this day. I recommend playing it with a pure heart. I finished it in about 8 hours, but it was due to the fact that as a veteran of the original Broken Sword, I knew the solution to most of the puzzles. If someone approaches the series for the first time, the time for completion will increase. And the price / quality ratio and the time it takes to finish it is definitely a plus!

The immortal classic


One of the greatest point and click games ever made. Broken Sword is well written, with some imaginative dialogues, a lovely story telling and interesting characters and puzzles. Time goes by and the game is still there, even though there are plenty of options in this genre. The thing is, I've payed lots of point and click adventures lately and I was starting to think that point and click adventures were not my genre anymore. Re-playing Broken Sword was like a cure for a disease, even though what I played was this Director's Cut. Yes, the original one is way better than the director's cut. Worst graphics, terrible sound with different voices for the same character, annoying puzzles that don't add anything to the main plot... Too many bad decisions that only made the game a bit worse. Thankfuly, this game includes a free DLC for buyers. You can choose which version of the game you are going to play. Still worth it.

One of the titans of adventure games


Broken Sword is a name in adventure games, like Star Trek in Sci-fi. If you like the genre, you've heard of this. The first installment of the series is rather old, and if you start here, you will play an even older game, because while the installer runs, it makes you play the original wall breaker game(well, the steam version doesn't have this, but for a modern PC, installing this game is like 5 seconds instead of 15 minutes so whatever...). Everything is hand drawn here, and it looks great! The game is memorable, and even spectacular at times. It also aged rather well, and actually looks better then the third game on a modern machine. The story and the characters are great, also, you can die in this game, which means, instead of hearing "I cant do that" a million times, you can actually do some rather silly things, and then suffer the consequences for it. I can't recommend the series enough as a whole, but if you only have time for one, play this. It's clearly the best one.

Broken Sword 1: the Shadow of the Templars


Point-and-click adventuring at it's finest!!! This game has pretty much set the standard for what a P&C game should be. From beautiful graphics to an emotionally involved story, to easy to use controls, this game offers everything that you are looking for in this genre. As you play this game, you'll find yourself getting extremely involved in the story. There's no annoying interface to distract you, there are no over-the-top, hard-to-solve puzzles that will chase you away. This game simply presents a great story with easy controls that help you follow along and have fun in the process. A few minutes into this game, and you'll realize what a gem it really is.

A Classic Reborn


For people that know the terms "classic adventure game" and "adventure game logic" but don't have a ton of experience with the actual classics this game may be a bit of a surprise. It takes a fairly restrained, logical (real world logical) approach to puzzles and problem solving which is a nice tact compared to the typical point and click fair. The plot is interesting enough to keep you engaged and, except for a couple of quick revisits in Paris, you don't spend enough time in any one place for it to get stale. The writing is good enough but didn't stand out to me as stellar or exceptionally funny but I did enjoy that the relationship between George and Nico didn't progress in the same cliche manner in which you'd expect. All said this is a solid game at a great price. If point-and-click or adventure gaming are your sort of thing then don't miss this.

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