The idea of Westwood doing a point-and-click adventure game seems laughable now, but there was a time not so long ago when these games weren't seen as the gaming equivalent of wearing flares and having sideburns down to your knees. And what could've been cooler than turning Ridley Scott's classic sci-fi noir into a dark and atmospheric adventure?
To its credit, Westwood tried to do something different with the genre and, while it's more of a disappointment than a success, Blade Runner has enough substance to warrant a second look. Set in the same worid as Philip K Dick's novel, you play a rookie blade runner investigating animal-murdering replicants. The game's innovation is that events happen whether you're there to witness them or not, often resulting in dead ends because you didn't find the right clues at the right time. The guilty characters are randomised to ensure you never know which of the suspects is a replicant and there are 13 endings, which sounds great until you realise most of the thinking is done for you - you can't use objects on one another and there are very few dialogue options. It doesn't murder the film, but it still doesn't do it the justice it deserves.
Processor: PC compatible, P-100
OS: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game Features:Single game mode
Blade Runner Screenshots
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