Adventure Games

Still Life

  • Review Date: 2014-01
  • Release Date: 2005-04
  • Developer: Micro├»ds
  • Rating: 8.0

I'm normally not a fan of the CSI type detective/murder-mystery games, or even movies and TV series. Collecting evidence, taking photos, coraborating data and reading through pages of words, I can't think of anything more boring in a video game. While Still Life starts out this way as you collect photos and blood samples, it quickly changes to blossom into a standard point-and-click adventure game. Where Still Life differs from your standard Sherlock Holmes murder mystery is it's grittiness. Whether it's on the grainy Prague streets of 1930's as Gus works with the local prostitues to catch a serial killer, or with Victoria in modern day in constantly dark and somewhat morbid settings. The game has a good mood to it. To go with that a decent storyline between the settings, which had me eager to keep playing to see the conclusion - of which there wasn't one since it continues in Still Life 2. Certainly one of the best adventure games of the early decade.