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Adventure/Third-Person Graphic Adventure
MATURE, Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language
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Still Life is a 3D point-and-click adventure that garners its "M" rating due to its gruesome subject matter. Players take the role of a gifted young FBI detective named Victoria McPherson, who is assigned to a difficult case in modern Chicago involving the apparent serial killings of (at least) five prostitutes. Frustrated by the abundance of gory, circumstantial evidence and the dearth of useful leads, Victoria visits her father for a break, to clear her mind. Here, she talks about of her grandfather, Gus McPherson, who worked as a private investigator in Prague during the 1920s.
While looking through one of her grandfather's old case files, she begins to notice uncanny similarities to the case she is currently investigating. As Victoria ponders the circumstances of both her grandfathers 75-year-old case and her own modern mystery, players travel back and forth between Chicago and Prague, as examining the horrific murders from both perspectives may be the only way solve the cross-generational crimes. Still Life was developed by Microids, the studio that created 2003's Post Mortem. Gamers who enjoyed that earlier adventure game are likely to remember Gus McPherson, who was its lead character. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide