Secret Files: Tunguska
Graphic adventure games are quite fun to play as you can follow a story line and be involved in the characters’ lives. Secret Files: Tunguska is point-and-click adventure based game published by Deep Silver in October 2006. The developers of this game are Animation Arts, Fusionsphere Systems and the German studios.
The game is based on the character Nina. Her father, who is a high ranking scientist, disappears without a trace or clue. This makes Nina and her father’s assistant Max embark on a journey to unravel the mystery and find Nina’s father. As the game progresses i.e. as Nina gets closer to solving the mystery, the level of difficulty and danger increases. The game gives a genuine cinematic experience because of the way its cut scenes are designed and carried out.
How is it different?
This point and click game is not so different from other games like Life is strange 2 or Lost Horizon. All these games included puzzles you have to solve to progress in the game. The only thing that makes it different from other games is the storyline and the gameplay. It’s interesting and keeps the player hooked. The visuals, detailed backgrounds and interesting dialogues and interactions makes is very appealing and fun to play.
It is available in English, German and Japanese. The game is available on MS Windows, Wii, iOS, Andriod, Nintendo DS and Wii U. It has a third person perspective available to the player. It is equipped with the game feature known as ‘snoop key’ which basically makes it a little easier for the player to find small and interactive objects that may have been overlooked otherwise. There is a lot of attention to detail. You just need your mouse for this game. The problems to be solved and puzzles to be figured out are logic and inventory based. You end up collecting items that may be a clue or useful further in the game. Interactions between Nina and Max are an added feature making it interesting as they can exchange items and interact. You can even switch between them and play as max or Nina. You get to travel around the world as you try to solve the mystery.
Here are the pros of playing this game:
- Available on your phones and tablets thus, making it easy to play anywhere and anytime
- Fun and addictive story line and gameplay
- Amazing graphics
- Detailed characters and environment
- Huge variety of puzzles and quests to be solved
- Uninspiring design making it similar to other point and click games
- Dialogues are found atrocious by some players
This is an award winning point and click adventure game. It is highly recommended that anyone who enjoys classic point and click games will enjoy this very much as it has mystery, interesting puzzles and problems and an addictive story line that drivers the player to find out what happened to Nina’s father. It keeps you hooked using its detailed and stunning gameplay and graphics. You would definitely enjoy this adventure game.
Personal Rating: 8.7/10
Download Secret Files: Tunguska
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
Before Doing This review, I thought I'd read up about Tunguska. Arguably overkill for a half-page review, but I wanted to look clever. Now I'm more confused than before I started, so I'm going to talk about the game instead.
Secret Files: Tunguska is simple -everything's in the mouse. The two available actions - examine and use -sit on either mouse button, your inventory is constantly visible and you only have to tap the spacebar to highlight all the environmental clickables. It may reduce the frustration of not seeing the glint of a tiny key, but it does also highlight the terrible finity of options. It's easy to slip into the 'idly click on everything and feel appalled when the sunglasses and the yellow shard actually combine to form a green glimmer, whatever the hell a green glimmer is' approach to adventuring. For a childlike game from the mid-'90s CD-ROM revolution, Tunguska does a truly confusing job of trying to be adult. It's like watching an episode of Torchwood - no matter how much people say "shit" and "piss", you're still playing a girl who's looking for her daddy, and uses the word daddy' while she does it
A favourite moment is when you see a photo of a fairly normal-looking man. You say, and I'm definitely paraphrasing here: "There's no way he's not gay," before philosophically concluding, "0h well, everyone has their faults". Go begrudging tolerance!
Tunguska is an adequate and traditional (read 'hugely dated') point-and-click, and there's some charm to the puzzles and story. If you found Sam & Max too whimsical, cartoonish, and... Um... Fun, this is for you.