1954: Alcatraz – The cash is out there. But who will get it? Joe's doing 40 years on Alcatraz for a heist on an armored truck. The loot is still hidden out there, but only Joe knows where it is. In the streets of San Francisco, Joe's ex-accomplices and his wife are eager to find the stolen money. Who will get their hands on the dough? In this interactive Point & Click adventure by Daedalic Entertainment and Irresponsible Games - the team of Gene Mocsy - Joe and his wife Christine will be playable characters. Players will decide between love, treachery, life and death: will Christine assist Joe during his prison break? Will they recover the fortune together? Or will they succumb to greed? Will Christine deceive her husband, taking revenge for all the disappointments and a marriage that brought her nothing but hardship? Will she just turn her back on Joe and hit the road with his former accomplices? Or will Joe gain everything in the end?
Steam User 21
1954: Alcatraz is a truly outstanding adventure game that immerses players in the gritty world of Alcatraz prison in the 1950s. The game's story is both gripping and thought-provoking, following the journey of a man named Joe who is falsely imprisoned and must find a way to escape the island and clear his name. The attention to historical detail is impressive, making the game feel authentic and true to the time period.
The puzzles in the game are well-crafted and challenging, but not so difficult that they become frustrating. They are integrated seamlessly into the story and gameplay, making them feel like an essential part of the experience.
The graphics and sound design in the game are also top-notch, creating a truly atmospheric and immersive experience. The game's art style is striking and evocative, and the sound design is expertly done, adding to the game's overall sense of tension and unease.
All in all, 1954: Alcatraz is a must-play for any fan of adventure games. Its compelling story, challenging puzzles, and immersive atmosphere make it a truly memorable gaming experience. It's a great game that I highly recommend.
Steam User 6
I'm not much into point-and- clicks, but this one was fun and has a good story line. It's interesting and not so easy that you can figure it out without following the story or by simply clicking on all the options. You alternate between two character story lines which are different enough to keep you engaged. Plus who doesn't love a good 1950s mob story? The devs seemed to be going for a Bonnie and Clyde feel here.
If you're going for 100% achievements, you'll need a guide. Some of them aren't very intuitive and if you don't get them at the right time, you won't get another chance.
Also, there are drug, alcohol, sex and violence references so, not one for the kiddies.
Steam User 5
Finally, I played a story-based game where I was able to finish the way I wanted. There are some problems with some of the game's achievements. It took repeating the scene to win. I encountered minor bugs but since the game is old, it's not a big deal. It can be purchased very cheaply at a discount. It was one of the few games I first bought on Steam.
Steam User 2
pretty short, and great.
Steam User 1
In this adventure game, the player is basically responsible for the actions of two different characters: Joe, who is being in Alcatraz for a longer time, and Christine, his wife, who is not in prison and wishes for her husband to be out.
While Joe works on his escape, Christine has to prepare everything on the outside for the arrival of Joe.
Some hurdles have to be overcome for both: Joe has to plan a lot with very sparse raw materials and Christine has to work with some shady characters in order to get everything done.
The story is nice and the characters well balanced and they have great voice actors. Not many bugs in this game and the point&click elements are often well in reach. What will be the outcome of this plan to escape? That is for the player to decide.
This game can be recommended for someone, who searches for a point & click game with multiple possible endings and a story, that may very well have been realistic. Definitely worth to play it.
Steam User 1
I've expected worse after i've read negative reviews.
Steam User 2
The story is interesting and your actions can unlock an ending or two. You also have the option to play it in black and white mode instead of colored for better immersion and it does give it a more grim, old-school vibe feeling. Had some issues on my old PC with getting achievements, which I didn't encounter coming back to get the rest when I got a new one. And if you don't get them try launching the game from it's folder, disabling steam overlay, launching as admin, playing windowed, and trying changing the compatibility (to windows 7 but also try the rest too if 7 doesn't work).