Sinister City

Bullet
  • Spooky atmosphere
  • Intense action
  • Explore the Sinister City!
Min System request
  • OS : Windows XP/Vista/7/8
  • CPU : 1.0 GHz
  • Memory : 256
  • DiretX : 8.0
  • Hard driver (MB) : 108

Review for game Sinister City

Help John explore a Sinister City and save his bride, Nina, from vicious vampires! Travel to the astral plane and save your love from the most powerful and evil vampire of them all, Count Orlak. Solve perplexing puzzles and explore ancient castle corridors in this creepy Adventure game. Meet a colorful cast of characters who will all help John on his incredible journey.



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Genre : Puzzle

Find your A-HA! moment with mind-bending puzzles and jigsaw games.

Date release

October 20, 2010

Game Rank

1706 points

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Ah well...the credits were entertaining
November 11, 2011

This is not "scary" in any sense of the word and I don't believe it was meant to be. This would fall under the catagory of RPG/HOG lite. Extremely lite. Loaded and ran fine for me with no problems. Option of both challenge and basic mode. I played challenge level with no sparkles but there are sparkles/clues in the basic level. 3rd person perspective. Very linear. Point A to point B in a given area depending on the task. Mini games, while playing into the story line, are simple. Didn't pay any attention to the music so it must be unobtrusive. Graphics are clear for the most part. There is a small amount of interaction as you move some things to find others and select people to talk to. Most objects to find are multiple identical items. No penalty for clicking. If you click on a location, i.e. a door, the character auto goes there. Story line is suppose to be humorous. To some it may be. Very short game. For me, 1.5 hours and that was not rushing or skipping. Hmm..well I bought it thinking the humor was interesting in the demo portion. It never improved. Cute concept that never really fleshed out. And the over all game was extremly easy. End result for me was boredom. Although I did get a smile at the action during the closing credits. This would be a great game for someone who was just discovering this genre or was on the young side. Probably on the whole wished I'd saved the credit.

FUN
December 12, 2013

this is a great Adventure game. I love just good old fashioned adventure games. HO games are ok, but Adventure is the best. This game was so much fun to play. I highly recommend this game if you like adventure genre.

fun in its simplicity
December 20, 2011

game was fun and some things were well written my kids enjoyed the story and giggled during the end credits. some things were in plain site while others were well hidden. bought it in a triple game pack so it is not really worth buying unless other games come with it. the characters were interesting and the tasks were point blank and easy to figure out. All in all a fun family game for younger generations.

Humorous Scattered Object Game
May 28, 2012

It is a very simple game where you have to find mostly the same type of objects in a scene to get to an new dialogue or scene. It is not your typical "rescue your girlfriend from the fiendish vampire" story - but a rather silly take on the current sad state of the vampire genre. I thought the references and hidden complaints were quite intelligent - but if you are not a genre buff or share the same kind of weird humour you might just find this game and story incredibly silly and dumb. The characters you encounter are a combination of walking stereotypes - so beware if you don't like that sort of humour. The worst mistake you can make when buying this game is to expect something scary or sinister: After all this games features a vampiric version of the teletubbies which is something some might find very terrifiying. I really had fun playing this game, despite its short comings and the ending (during the credits) was incredibly funny and rewarding for all the tedious searching for objects.

Must every game have an occult undertone?
February 17, 2012

I beta tested this game, and as I played it, I remember thinking, 'Oh great, another occult game.' Hey, game developers? Not all of us are into ghosts, demons, and vampires. Some of us think they are icky. The mechanics are standard HOG with adventure aspects. Nothing really stood out, other than the icky storyline. This could have been a good game if not for the poor choice of storyline. I do not recommend it.

Not for everybody's taste...
April 23, 2012

but I quite like it. I played nearly to the end of the 60 minute demo and thought I leave a few minutes outstanding as flag that I might it. The game is a bit surreal, somewhat in the range of Green Moon and there were moments when I had to laugh. E.g. when John as the main character describes the crime scene from which his girlfriend was kidnapped and said with the mos serious of faces: "Bats droppings were found" :-). The music, which is not intrusive, adds to the surreal feeling of the game and I really think that this one is a little gem. So if you like Green Moon give this one a go.

Not the usual bloodsuckers #2 LOL
May 13, 2012

Like Vampireville, I've played this game several times last year. Once again, my favorites - humor, characters who move and speak. Scenes, HOs and puzzles are great from what I can actually remember. Would I play it again? Definately!

So-so game
February 19, 2012

This is largely a HOG. Graphics and storyline are cheesy.

Terrible Story line and easy game play.
March 9, 2012

This game is just terrible. The developers had all the right ideas but it just came together wrong. To many things going on?? The beginning doesn't match the ending. The HO games were easy and the graphics were tacky. I appreciate that there is an ending because most games skimp on this attribute.

Tongue-in-cheek humor makes this "adventure lite" game thoroughly enjoyable!
December 28, 2013

Sinister City Developed by Jet Dogs Games Review based on full game IN THE BEGINNING... Your bride Nina has been kidnapped by the most vicious vampire in Sinister City, one Count Orlok. As a mere mortal, you'll need your wits to survive this surreal misadventure, which pokes fun at the ridiculous level to which the vampire genre has been taken of late. PLAY THE GAME... Sinister City is a scattered object third person puzzle adventure?er?a SCOPA, if you will. The SCO part of it generally means you'll be finding several of one type of object scattered among a few areas where you zoom in from the main area. These objects are used to repair items, satisfy NPC requests, advance the plot, etc. There are also plenty of puzzles?none difficult?including a jigsaw, pipe connection, memorize and choose the correct pattern, move tokens to match the background, etc. This is a perfect game for beginners to the adventure genre. SIGHTSEEING? Graphics are reminiscent of old-school adventure games?rendered 3D with superimposed textures. Animation includes posers and is fairly well done. SOUND WAVES? The music is well in the background and very appropriate to the game theme. Voiceovers are quite professional and add to the humor of the game. TOOLBOX? There is a map, but you don't access it. Instead, you're taken to it when it's time to move to a different location (sort of Indiana Jones style). The hint button tells you exactly what to do next (and gives you directions for the puzzles). THE LAST WORD? While Sinister City is quite short, less than 2 hours, I rather enjoyed it for the humor and because I love adventure games. I definitely recommend it as a DD or if you have a PCC. Be sure to watch the credits!

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