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Broken Sword 5 - the Serpent's Curse

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Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse is a point-and-click adventure game developed by Revolution Software. It was funded through Kickstarter.


On an art exhibition in a modern-day Paris, a criminal disguised as a pizza boy shoots the art galleries owner and steals the painting that was captured by fascists in Catalonia in 1937. George and Nico accidentally meet each other and begin the investigation of this event.


Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse is a 2-dimensional game that is, unexpectedly, features a third-person camera. Like in the previous titles of the series, the game still relies on its point and click user interface. In order to bring something new into the gameplay, Revolution Software added crafting into the game. Crafting allows creating new items that are essential to progress further into the game's levels.

Like in the previous game, Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse relies on its hotspot system. There are special spots scattered across the levels. When the players stand right on them, several actions will become available for them.

Character death scenes are back again. It is possible to die if the players react too slow on something or make a wrong decision. The players do not start off the last checkpoint after death. Instead, the players spawn right before their death scene.

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Revolution Software
Revolution Software, Revolution Software Limited, Revolution Software Ltd, Revolution
Age rating
13+ Teen

System requirements for iOS

iPhone 4, iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4S, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPhone 5, iPod Touch Fifth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Seventh Gen

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista
  • Processor: 1.4 GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 256 MB
  • Storage: 7 GB available space

System requirements for Linux

  • Processor: 1.6 GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 256 MB
  • Storage: 7 GB available space

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: OSX 10.6.8
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Storage: 7 GB available space
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Broken Sword 5 - the Serpent's Curse reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
The Game is good. It is the fifth and so far final Installment in the adventure series, known in English As Broken Sword and in German Under Baphomet'S Curse. After the first classic Point & Click parts (Part 1 and Part 2) and variants with 3D worlds (Part 3 and Part 4), this Part is now again a classic P & C tuver with a 2.5D look. https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1666645798 The Story is typical of the Series: The Robbery of a mysterious Painting turns into the Search for a powerful Artifact of the Gnostiker/Cathar, behind which not only the detective couple George Stobbart and Nicole Collard are here. The Events and the Characters are usually very pointed (oversubscribed), probably to appear funny and to let a cult Charm of the Series waft through. We come across an existentialist Waiter, a Killer Philosophizing about free Will, a Priest who is writing about the Birth of Evil, or a Commissioner who should be in School, and, of course, Goat Bucks. The Story is quite nice and entertaining, but it's also not really crisply exciting. People who didn't know Baphomet'S Curse yet are likely to become rarely new Fans here. One relies very much on the loyal Fan Base, who also contributed to The success through a successful Fundraising Campaign. https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1666665731 The Dialogue Partners are very eloquently and not all (s) as interesting as the Waiter or the Killer, some things are only packed into eternally long Texts that you hardly have anything to say. There are also long Monologues about the Cathars, which (Reality check) partly describe fictitious Events. The special Relationship of George and Nico leaves me somewhat perplexed, also related to the entire Series. No Idea if this is a fixed Idea of Charles Cecil to create such a Kind of Harry and Sally. But that Nico can only play a minor Role here, George is only allowed to accompany or try to solve a Problem with her feminine-Franconian Charm, so that is a bit weak. The Gameplay is predominantly classic, with much to be solved by the correct Use of the Objects. While it was quite simple at first, it later became difficult, sometimes outlandish. They often really exaggerated it and I don't even mean the Goat puzzles that were OK. The Puzzles were very diverse, often even original, but sometimes I just didn't check it anymore. The Process was predominantly linear. Most Of the time there was a Setting That had to be worked off before it went on. https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1666660717 The Graphics are very good. Beautiful painted Backgrounds and very beautifully depicted Figures. When Animating, although already very good, it is noticeable that People usually only move (and then almost only arms) when they talk, which seems a bit strange in the Long run. Even in actually exciting Situations, most People just stand around or walk leisurely to their Destination. The Sound is good. Inconspicuous, good Music and Sound. The German Speakers are good and have a lot of work to do. It is negative that in Dialogue, second Time breaks often arise before the next Answer comes. Together with the somewhat long-winded Animations and the Myriad Of Dialogue options and extravagant Texts, this leads to a noticeable Long-distance in the Process. The Controls are great. I used the Mouse. The Gamepad, which is also supposedly supported, didn't work for me. There are some Achievements. For some, you probably have to make a bit of an effort (I didn't unlock them right Away). Pro & Contra: + Series-typical Adventure Story + Very Good Graphic + Very Good Grake o Much Wit, but Actually Too Rarely Uely o Many References to earlier Titles in the Series-Toothing Dialogues-Part trivial, partly outlandish Puzzles (solutions) Rating: 8/10 An almost classic Point & Click and a Tribute to yourself. But It's also a bit long-winded. Made especially for Friends of the Series.
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Microsoft from Swedish
The game is like a long film where one controls himself for the game to take place. Contains a whole really tricky problem to be read, wonderful actor, good graphics. Excitement all the time. The first part is free and the second half costs SEK 65. Compared with a cinema ticket where the film only lasts for two hours, it is cheap maintenance and just as exciting, though on another spot. Recommended!
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Microsoft from Dutch
This is an adventure as an adventure is supposed to be. Funny, narrative, good graphics and with challenging puzzles that are not unnecessarily complicated. Even the seasoned adventure gamer will be happy with this for at least 6 hours. If you have never played an adventure before, then this is a great first encounter, which will probably taste like more. If you are a seasoned adventure gamer (from the time of Sierra and LucasFilm Games), you will certainly appreciate this, with a wink to other games. In short: highly recommended and certainly value for money!
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Baphomet's Curse 5 is a worthy sequel to the first two parts in terms of graphics and story, but its tension is not quite there. The riddles are only moderately difficult, but at least there is no lack of variety. For the game there are 4 stars, a star deduction for the big sales policy. I do not want to complain about the total price (which is actually very high), but please be so honest and sell me the whole game and not just a teaser, which should then entice me to nachzursten the second part by InApp purchase. The fans did not deserve that.
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Microsoft from Danish
Gameplayed is done. The story is poignant, and the characters' plays are brilliant. You can easily sit and play it non stop for 2 hours without being aware of it: p However, it must be said that the game is divided into 2 episodes. What you get here is only episode 1. S to complete the game you are forced to buy episode 2, which you buy In-game for 49kr. Actually, it seems reasonable grotesque man not for the whole game to be first time, and there is not informed about it in the description. But the game is so good that I still think it pays to buy episode 2. You really get a lot of quality entertainment for the money.
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