The Last Express

Year: 1997

Publisher: Broderbund Software

Developer: Smoking Car Productions

Creator: Jordan Mechner

Country: USA

Genre: Adventure game

Platform: PC/Mac, mobile

The Last Express is an adventure game set on the Orient Express just before World War I. The player-character is Robert Cath, an American doctor who is escaping the French police because he is suspected of murdering an Irish police officer. It is a non-linear game (i.e., the player’s actions affect the course of the story), and has 30 non-player characters. There are 30 endings in which Cath is killed and only four in which he isn’t (though only one of these is considered the true ending).

LGBTQ  references in this game:

Rebecca and Sophie

See also QRM’s entry for this game.


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