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Game #3666
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Clandestiny    View all Top Dogs in this genreCollection: CD-ROM Adventure Underdogs
Adventure   Myst-style

Rating: 8.26 (26 votes)

Clandestiny box cover

Clandestiny screenshot
Scary spooks abound in Trilobyte's ghoulishly delightful Clandestiny. Andrew MacPhiles has just inherited the family castle in Scotland. Being the coward he is (it runs in the family you see), he doesn't want to go. Eventually, his girlfriend obsessed with the hidden treasure that is mentioned in the estate executor's telegram practically bludgeons Andrew into going. They soon arrive at their new and not-so-humble abode and the troub…erm…fun begins.

Clandestiny weaves a spell that is undeniably hard for anyone to resist. The graphics are top notch and surpass any other previous Trilobyte release. The Disney-quality cutscenes are beautifully animated. The quirks and well thought out (and acted) characters also deserve a special mention. Whether it's the cowardly Andrew, the diabolic Murthly, the handyman Fergus, or any of the myriads of characters you meet, you won't soon forget any of them.

Clandestiny seamlessly weaves traditional Scottish myth and lore into a modern story line. The game also offers a built-in reference guide that you can view at any time to learn more about Scottish culture. While the puzzles are of the parlor variety and seem detached from the main story line, it hardly takes away from the game. The solutions are usually simple, clean, and logical.

Clandestiny is quite a gem and an ultra rare diamond in the rough. A definite highlight from the creators of the 7th Guest and the 11th Hour.

Reviewed by: doowopman
Designer: Graeme Devine & Rob Landeros
Developer: Trilobyte
Publisher: Trilobyte
Year: 1996
Software Copyright: Trilobyte
Theme: Cartoon, Myth & Legend, Horror
None that we know of
System Requirements: Windows XP
Where to get it:   from CD-ROM Access!
Related Links: Games Domain review
If you like this game, try: Riddle of the Sphinx, Morpheus, Amber: Journey Beyond

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