Still Life

Platform(s): PC, Xbox
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Dreamcatcher
Developer: Microids

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As WP's senior editor, I edit review and preview articles, attempt to keep up with the frantic pace of Rainier's news posts, and keep our reviewers on deadline, which is akin to herding cats. When I have a moment to myself and don't have my nose in a book, I like to play action/RPG, adventure and platforming games...

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by Judy on Jan. 12, 2005 @ 9:35 a.m. PST

Still Life lets you play the role of FBI agent Victoria McPherson. Situated in Chicago, you are on the heels of a serial killer, much like your grandfather did 80 years earlier in Prague (Microids' Post Mortem). By means of flashbacks and timewarps, you will travel to locations like Eastern Europe to interrogate suspects, or North America, to scrutinize dead bodies.

Players step into the role of Victoria McPherson, a brilliant young FBI agent and the granddaughter of Post Mortem’s famed Private Detective, Gustav McPherson. On the hunt for a serial killer, Victoria is up against five dead bodies, a mountain of circumstantial evidence and an angry boss breathing down her neck. Things become more complicated when, on a visit to her childhood home, she comes across one of Gus’ old case files dating back more than 75 years. As she reads deeper into the file, she discovers an uncanny number of similarities between her case in Chicago and the gruesome killings in 1920s Prague...

“We are delighted to work again with Microids who masterfully crafted the Adventure Game of the Year Syberia and the successful Post Mortem,” said Robert Stevenson, VP Product Development and Acquisitions at The Adventure Company. “Still Life is a fully involved experience, exploiting all of the mystery and macabre so sought after in entertainment today.”

Still Life is a unique adventure which gives players an insider view into the world of a criminal investigator. While on the case, they will employ a variety of forensic devices and techniques and investigate intriguing characters in modern day Chicago and late 1920s Prague.

Game Features:

  • Play as two characters: Private Eye, Gus McPherson and FBI Agent, Victoria McPherson.
  • Compelling storyline set in modern Chicago and late 1920s Prague
  • Challenging puzzles finely integrated into the storyline
  • Life-like, crime scene investigations of gruesome serial homicides
  • Full-screen inventory offering an examine feature, with a zoom function, and a combine button to allow wider use of inventory items.
  • Beautifully detailed environments and stunning cinematics, in the Microids tradition
  • Web-Based mysteries to investigate before and after the launch! More details forthcoming.

Still Life is developed by Microids, and has an ESRB of ‘M’ for Mature. For more information about Still Life, visit the Still Life product page.

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