The Silent Age Review: A Sparse, Stylish Throwback Adventure


The Silent Age is a 10 dollar game that’ll take you a few hours to complete, from small developer House on Fire. It’s a point and click adventure in a very traditional style, with a cross-shaped cursor like the old SCUMM games, but without any sort of verb system. You just click and go, and there’s also a small inventory.


I’ve played a lot of point-and-click adventure games. Growing up, it was one of my favorite genres. My favorite games in this style are Day of the Tentacle, Sam and Max Hit The Road, and King’s Quest V.


Presentation is the most consistent and satisfying aspect of The Silent Age. This project was brilliantly scoped, with a story and design that work beautifully around its smaller-budget production.


As I said at the top, no major spoilers here!

Final Thoughts

Is this worth 10 bucks? Maybe. The more you like this genre, the more forgiving you’ll be of this game’s design quirks…but also the more you’ll see its flaws.

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