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The Pandora Directive

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81.38% Overall Rank: 3976
PC Rank: 924
1996 Games Rank: 3962
1996 PC Rank: 924
Score based on 8 reviews


The Government has covered up the greatest secret of the 20th century. Tex doesn't like secrets. It's April 2043 and you--as Tex Murphy, the last of the old-style gumshoes--find yourself racing against time in the most dangerous game of your life. What is the truth behind the rumored UFO crash at Roswell, New Mexico? Why did the military suddenly shut down and seal off the Roswell complex? And why the frequent references to the lost Mayan civilization? The Pandora Directive features-- - Unrestricted movement. Our unique "Virtual World" engine allows you to slip under desks, rifle through drawers, and see the flies tanning in the light fixtures. Without the restrictions of rendered paths, you can explore Tex's three-dimensional world with full freedom of movement. - The most replayability of any interactive movie to date. Follow one of three narrative paths leading to seven different endings. Are you a hard-nosed but honest P.I. struggling to overcome the forces of greed and corruption? Or a cynical opportunist who may have to "sell out" principles to score the big payoff? Perhaps you'll fall somewhere in between. Your choices could reveal more about yourself than you'd really like to know. - Two levels of play. The first level offers a complete on-line hint system to help you through the tougher puzzles. The second level--for expert gamers--has no hints available but rewards players with higher bonus points, extra puzzles and locations. - Hollywood! Enjoy the difference Hollywood cinematography, acting, editing, stuntwork, music, and direction make as the world of Tex Murphy becomes amazingly real. Cinematography and direction by Hollywood editor/director Adrian Carr (Quigley Down Under, Man from Snowy River, Power Rangers). Cast stars Barry Corbin (Northern Exposure, War Games), Tanya Roberts (View to a Kill, Beastmaster), and Kevin McCarthy (Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Just Cause). Original song by blues musician Richie Havens.
Release Date: July 31, 1996

Latest Reviews

Adventure Classic Gaming 09/03/96 Review 5 out of 5
GamersHell 09/25/00 Review 6.1 out of 10
PC Zone UK 08/13/01 Review 92 out of 100
Quandary 09/03/96 Review 5 out of 5
Adventure Gamers 05/19/02 Review 4.5 out of 5
GameSpot 08/08/96 Review 7.3 out of 10
Armchair Empire 06/14/03 Review n/a
Computer Games Mag 01/01/99 Review 2 out of 5
Just Adventure 02/02/03 Review A
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