Puzzle Agent 2 (2011)

About This Game

Agent Nelson Tethers just solved the biggest case of his career. So why isn’t he satisfied? There’s still the case of a missing eraser factory foreman, a whispering madness is still creeping from mind to mind, and a troubling recurrence of… creatures… is lurking into the town.

The FBI’s Department of Puzzle Research has marked the case closed — are they sweeping it under the rug? Or worse, do they not even care? Worried that the case will languish forever unsolved, Tethers must go rogue and venture back to the eerie town of Scoggins, Minnesota to solve the mystery of “the Hidden People” once and for all.

Gameplay

Like the first game, the game structure resembles a linear adventure game – the player doesn’t have an inventory, but can traverse into dialog trees with other characters. Some items or choices of dialog result in puzzles to be solved, although in some cases the puzzle has no consequence in the game’s progress. The types of puzzles vary from jigsaw through maths to logic puzzles. Each of them has a basic short description about the objective of the puzzle, while some have a basic set of rules and conditions that help the player deduce the solution.

The player can request three hints for each puzzle, and each hint costs the player a piece of chewing gum – gum is on shortage in the town, as the hotel clerk explains, but Nelson can collect pieces of used gum he finds at each location. The puzzles don’t automatically approve the players solution, even if the player provides the correct answer – Nelson must send the answer back to HQ where it is either approved or rejected. If the solution is approved, the player is given a score depending on how many hints he used and how many failed attempts he had (the latter is represented in taxpayer dollars), and an optional further explanation is provided on how the puzzle can be solved.

Features

  • Sequel to the award winning Puzzle Agent (PC Gamer’s Game of the Year, IGN’s Best of E3, etc)
  • Creepy puzzle adventure with mystery and dark humor
  • Wider variety of intuitive yet challenging puzzles

Game Details

Genre Adventure – Point-and-click – Horror
Works on Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10), Mac OS X (10.6.8) and Linux (Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04)
Languages Audio and text: English
Released April 1, 1993
Size 576 MB
Company Trilobyte Games / Trilobyte Games

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System Requirements


Minimum system requirements – Windows:

XP SP 3 / Vista / Windows 7
Processor: 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent (Rec: 2.0GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent)
Memory: 2 GB RAM (Rec: 3GB RAM)
Hard Disk Space: 500 Mb Space Free
Video Card: ATI or NVidia card w/ 256 MB RAM (Rec: ATI or NVidia card w/ 512 MB RAM)
DirectX®: Direct X 9.0c
Sound: Direct X 9.0 sound device

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