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Game #141
Borrowed Time   (a.k.a. Time to Die)
Interactive Fiction   Graphical IF

Rating: 7.92 (28 votes)

Borrowed Time box cover

Borrowed Time screenshot
One of the earliest and still the best murder mysteries ever made, Borrowed Time is a gripping story set in 1939. You play Sam Barlow, Private Eye, who must save his life from a death threat while investigating a case that has many twists and turns. Good writing, interface, and on-screen tutorial feature round off this forgotten classic in which you can die in many creative ways. The puzzles are not hard, but the fact that you'll be shot dead for no apparent reason whatsover (until you restore numerous times to find out) really bog down what is otherwise a good gumshoe game.

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Unknown
Developer: Interplay
Publisher: Activision
Year: 1985
Software Copyright: Interplay
Theme: Modern, Mystery
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: Tass Times in Tonetown, J.B. Harold in: Murder Club, Scoop, The

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