Ratings | | x2 | x9
Release Date 8 Aug 2012
Release Type Freeware
Content Advisory Occasional, mild | None | Mild
Operating System Windows
Game Genre Contemporary
Game Type Comedy
Story Type Original
Play Length Medium Length Game
Language English
Graphics 3, 3
Downloaded 5,148 times

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AGS Awards 2012 Wins

AGS Awards 2012 Wins

Best Non Player Character
Best Player Character

AGS Awards 2012 Nominations

AGS Awards 2012 Nominations

Best Animation
Best Character Art
Best Dialogue Writing
Best Game Created with AGS for 2012
Best Gameplay
Best Music
Best Original Story
Best Puzzles
Best Voice Work

AGS Panel Rating

Relics of the past is a very ambitious project, featuring a vast amount of locations, characters and an extensive voice over cast. The plot is complex and cinematic, offering plenty of drama and suspension. Players with high aesthetic demands may find many backgrounds a bit rushed and unpolished, perhaps due to the sheer amount Grundislav had to draw on his own. Sprite animations are surprisingly well done, heightening the visual experience substantially. At times, the cinematic style takes its toll on the interactivity; the player will enjoy many long cut-scenes and well-written conversations, while the puzzles are quite straight-forward and slightly generic. All in all, for a non-commercial game this is an impressive accomplishment, and a worthy conclusion to the Ben Jordan series.

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About

Following the tragic events in Rome, things are not looking good for Ben Jordan. However, as bleak as things seem to be, all is not lost. In this final chapter of the series, Ben will learn the truths hidden in the past and the present, which he will use to finally confront the mad man threatening his future.

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By Stupot on 3 Apr 2013
Almost certainly the best game in the series. A joy from beginning to end. Thanks Grundislav.

By Le Woltaire on 3 Feb 2013
Compliments for the conclusion of your large project.

By Cogliostro on 12 Jan 2013
An epic length series wrapped up beautifully.

By Andy on 12 Jan 2013
Ayy, the end of the Ben Jordan adventures lies here! I have to say, the amount of time and effort that has gone into this series is incredible considering these are free-to-play games. And with each new game, I somehow find my expectations were getting higher and higher.

The last game did not disappoint :)

As some people have mentioned, the puzzles were not as challenging as in previous games. But I did find them to be exciting. There are autosave parts to the game where you have to try and stay alive (don't want go give too many details away), and multiple endings to the game.

One thing that did irritate me though was the music, especially when they were in the 1920's. And I never understood what the dream was about halfway-through the game.

Anyways, I will miss playing these games :)


By Ascovel on 1 Dec 2012
In terms of story and scope an exciting and most fitting finale to the series.

I wish the puzzles were a little bit more challenging and inventive. It's probably the easiest and down-to-earth Ben Jordan case. But hey - there's at least that quirky dinner puzzle.

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