Broken Sword Mystery Adventure Series

Broken Sword Games List in OrderThis post details the popular Broken Sword mystery adventure series.
By Revolution Software.

Top atmospheric, retro point-and-click mystery adventure. For computer, mobile and consoles.

This list includes all of the games, in order of release. Plus the latest updates, release dates and news. And details of the new port of the fifth chapter for Nintendo Switch, due out next month.

Broken Sword Game List Order

From: Revolution Software Ltd.
Genres: Adventure, Point & Click, Classic Mystery, Detective, Puzzle, Story Rich.

1. Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars

Broken Sword Games I. The Shadow of the Templars

Broken Sword Games I. The Shadow of the Templars

First released: 1996 for GBA, Mac, PC.
Director’s Cut: 2009 for PC, Mac, Wii, DS, Mobile.

Plot: After witnessing the brutal and horrifying murder of one of Paris’ richest and most influential statesman, the player will be pulled into a sinister conspiracy rooted in a long forgotten medieval legend. [Source: Amazon]

Director’s Cut Features: Update to the original adventure game with a new narrative. Puzzle-based gameplay takes full advantage for touchscreens (DS and mobile). Long, engrossing storyline. Stunning hand-drawn illustrations by renowned artist Dave Gibbons. Provides foreshadowing and context for later games in the series.

Broken Sword 1 on Amazon

Broken Sword I: The Shadow of the Templars on US Amazon or UK Amazon.

2. Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror

Broken Sword Games II. The Smoking Mirror

Broken Sword Games II. The Smoking Mirror

First released: 1997 for PC.
Remastered: 2010 for PC, Mac and mobile.

Plot: Once again in Broken Sword II you’re walking in the shoes of George Stobbard, the jack-of-all-trades American who saved the world in the first Broken Sword game. Nico, Stobbard’s prissy French girlfriend, has been kidnapped, and it’s up to you to help him escape from a burning house and track down the girl’s abductors. But more importantly, you must figure out exactly what’s going on.

Indeed, this story is about more than just girlfriends and poisonous spiders! You’ll run into CIA agents, cocaine lords, power-hungry dictators, mysterious scientists, Mayan artefacts, fallen priests, powerful shamans and other oddball characters who are all extremely good at muddling the plot.

Like all good mysteries, once you think you’ve got a good handle on exactly what’s going on, the game yanks your theories out from under you and tosses you back to square one. [Source: Amazon]

Game Play and Features: Lead character switches at cliffhanging moments in the game, building greater suspense. Story revolves around intriguing characters and exotic locations. Non-linear elements create progressive control. Amazing special effects (such as water rippling), provide an immersive environment. Single-player.

Broken Sword 2 on Amazon

Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror on US Amazon or UK Amazon.

3. Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon

Broken Sword Games III. The Sleeping Dragon

Broken Sword Games III. The Sleeping Dragon

Released: 2003 for PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox.

Plot: The murder of an underground hacker in Paris is just the beginning of this extraordinary adventure for George Stobbart and Nico Collard in the highly anticipated Broken Sword III. Powerful seismic events are shaking the world. An ancient conspiracy, the secrets of the templars, and a fiendish source of pure evil are responsible…

From the jungles of the Congo to the deceptive calm of the English West Country and gothic castles. Time is running out for the earth and only George and Nico can save it… [Source: Amazon]

Game Play and Features: An epic narrative! Stunning graphics delivered by a radical new graphic engine. Wholly intuitive direct control interface fresh gameplay with fluid navigation for full control of the character. Movie quality script and voice acting, with facial animation choreographed by Revolutions proprietary Virtual Actor Engine.

Broken Sword 3 on Amazon

Broken Sword III: The Sleeping Dragon on US Amazon or UK Amazon.

4. Broken Sword: The Angel of Death

Broken Sword Games IV. The Angel of Death

Broken Sword Games IV. The Angel of Death

Released: 2006 for PC.

Plot: When the forces of ancient worlds, and past forgotten myths battle against the power of old friends. When current emotions clash with past regret, and when some guys in York design cunning puzzles, write funny scripts and orchestrate the type of music to make the hair on the back of your neck stand on end, it can only mean the fourth instalment of Broken Sword has been born.

After reluctantly battling dragons, Mayan gods and becoming a Knight of a long lost Holy Order, unwitting hero George Stobbart settles down to a life of mundane 9-5 office work. Who would have thought that a mysterious and beautiful woman would enter his life; a woman whose sudden disappearance draws him into a desperate search for a nefarious artefact of great and terrible power. (Well apart from those guys in York, that is)! Emotion, humour, time pressure and puzzling combine for the latest Broken Sword Adventure and unfortunately for George, it looks like the world needs saving one more time. [Source: Amazon]

Game Play and Features: Time pressured situations ensuring the pace of the game is never static. Challenging but logical puzzles. Intriguing and gripping story that’s based on a mixture of fact, fiction and conspiracy theory!

Broken Sword 4 on Amazon

Broken Sword IV: The Angel of Death on US Amazon or UK Amazon.

5. Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse

First released: 2014 for computer, mobile, PS and Xbox.
Remastered for Nintendo Switch: September 21, 2018.

Plot: Paris in the spring. Shots ring out from a gallery… A robbery – a murder – and the beginning of another epic original Broken Sword adventure. An adventure that will hurl intrepid lawyer George Stobbart and sassy journalist Nico Collard onto the trail of a murderous conspiracy forged in the cauldron of war-torn Europe. A conspiracy whose roots lie in mysteries older than the written word.

When George and Nico get together nothing is ever what it seems. There are codes to be broken, murders to be cracked, ingenious puzzles to be solved and troublesome adversaries to be defeated. Armed only with logic, integrity and a wry sense of humour – can they outwit evil forces both ancient and modern and save mankind from impending disaster? [Source: Amazon]

Broken Sword Games V. The Serpent’s Curse Remastered for Nintendo Switch Sept 2018

Broken Sword Games V. The Serpent’s Curse Remastered for Nintendo Switch Sept 2018

Nintendo Switch game play and features:
* Back to the roots – hand drawn environments brought to the High Definition era. Richer and more detailed graphics give the game a luscious visual style that stands out from its peers.
* Iconic Heroes – George Stobbart and Nico Collard are two of the most iconic characters in video gaming.
* Here extensively re-interpreted for their first high definition outing, our heroes maintain their familiar looks, but with significantly more detail, animation and expressiveness.
* Globe-trotting adventure – Boasting a varied array of locations to explore from Paris, London, and Catalonia through to the Middle East, each area is designed as a visual feast evoking the signs and sounds of their real world counterparts.
* Solving the mystery and experience the very best in adventure gaming: from unique puzzles and deft subterfuge to cipher solving and time-honored detective work.

Broken Sword 5 on Amazon

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Broken Sword 6

Release date: TBA, currently in development.

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