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Game #5162
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Abducted: 10 Minutes    View all Top Dogs in this genreCollection: Amateur Adventures
Adventure   Traditional third-person

Rating: 7.94 (17 votes)

Abducted: 10 Minutes box cover

Abducted: 10 Minutes screenshot
Abducted: 10 Minutes is a very cool adventure game that more than makes up for its short length by interesting, logical puzzles and exciting real-time gameplay. You play Detective Michael Ebb, who was watching TV at home when the programming is interrupted by a group of terrorists whom you put in jail years ago. They have captured your 20 year-old daughter, and are threatening to kill her in 10 minutes. Since there is no time to assemble a rescue team, you rush alone to the building where the terrorists were last seen.

What makes Abducted a good game is the combination of good writing, a carefully constructed frenetic pace that is never too overwhelming, as well as logical-but-not-too-hard puzzles whose solutions become obvious after you die a few times. Like many adventure games, you will need to experiment and observe the environment carefully to survive, but here the real-time clock puts a real pressure on the thinking cap. Of course, you can (and will) always restore, but seeing every second tick away on screen adds a real sense of adrenaline rush. Fans of Infocom's Border Zone or suspense stories who wish adventure games were more exciting will have a lot of fun with this short but fun underdog. My only complaint is that there is some pixel-hunting required, since some objects are no bigger than a few pixels wide. Thumbs up!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: aussie
Developer: Freeware
Publisher: Freeware
Year: 2004
Software Copyright: aussie
Theme: Modern
None that we know of
System Requirements: Windows XP
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If you like this game, try: 7 Days a Skeptic, Other Worlds, No-Action Jackson

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