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Face Noir
7.3 out of 10

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Review: Face Noir (PC)

Diehard GameFAN
10 December 2013
  • Summary: Face Noir is a pretty typical adventure title. It focuses on story over gameplay, is full of fetch quests, and has zero replay value. That being said, it has fun puzzles, interesting characters, and a setting that never seems to get old. I could easily recommend it to genre fans but for one thing.
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GameBoomers
20 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Face Noir Think of noir and it brings to mind grungy, cynical and blonde (the platinum type). Sultry too - the blonde and the mood – languid and slow burning.
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Overall 6
5.9

Face Noir

Game Over Online
19 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Face Noir is a point-and-click adventure from Italian developer Mad Orange. The game takes place in New York in 1934, and you control a private investigator named Jack Del Nero (who happens to be Italian; you can tell because he says “dannazione” roughly every five minutes in the game).
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Face Noir Review

Just Adventure
12 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Face Noir is a detective based video game. You play Jack del Nero, a detective in New York City in the 1930s. He starts out on a simple case; but is quickly drawn into plot involving the murder of his old partner, kidnapping of a young girl, a large crime syndicate, and police corruption.
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Overall 4
4.2
Value for money 4
4.0
Gameplay 4
4.0
Graphics 5
4.5
Sound 5
4.5

Face Noir

impulsegamer
1 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Old style gaming and the nostalgia noir style is not enough to keep you investigating the case in Face Noir. Face Noir …going in… seemed to have so much going for it. That old style gaming harkening back to games like Police Quest, and Kings Quest wrapped in a mystery that the player has to solve.
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Overall 9
8.5
Gameplay 9
8.5
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 8
8.0
Storyline 9
8.5
Control 10
9.5

Expert Review

RPGFan
30 July 2013
  • Conclusion: A well-executed period piece that doubles as a great point-and-click adventure.
  • Pros: Stylish atmosphere, great musical score, rock-solid gameplay.
  • Cons: Spotty voice acting, can occasionally be difficult to spot objects without using hotspot indicators, simplistic faces during dialogue.
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Overall 5
5.0

Face Noir Review

Gamezebo
29 July 2013
  • Excerpt: Falsely accused of murder, private dick Jack Del Nero must comb through the seedy, corrupt underbelly of 1930s New York as he struggles to find the real killer and prove his innocence in Face Noir , the new point-and-click adventure from Mad Orange and Phoenix Online Studios.
  • Pros: Easy to play. Nice soundtrack.
  • Cons: Weak production values. Awkward dialog. Dull, boring gameplay.
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Overall 5
5.0

Face Noir

Destructoid
25 July 2013
  • Summary: Trenchcoat and alcohol addiction not required I was on my second whisky when she walked into my office. With legs that went up to her neck, and ruby-red lips that were completely out of sync with her voice, I knew she'd be trouble.
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Overall 4
4.0

Face Noir

Strategy Informer
22 July 2013
  • Conclusion: Face Noir tries its best to be a compelling Raymond Chandler-esque film noir detective adventure and falls flat on its noirish face. The story is boring, characters are either bland or straight-up racist, acting is mediocre, writing is worse, cutscenes are mostly static photos, and the puzzles are a...
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

Adventure Gamers
19 July 2013
  • Conclusion: Such a teaser makes me nervous, to be honest, because the thing I enjoyed the most about Face Noir is its delightful setting. You can't possibly be an adventure fan who's read a Philip Marlowe novel without wanting to play an old-school adventure that takes the methodical pacing of Lost Files of...
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