Cult classic Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy hits Android

by: John DyeMarch 2, 2016
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When it initially released in the bygone days of the original Xbox, Fahrenheit (which was called Indigo Prophecy in North America) was something of a game without a niche to call its home. The story-centric model that has the player “directing” the action rather than taking part in it more viscerally left the creators and fans alike struggling to identify its genre. Although this form of storytelling is by no means commonplace a decade later, we have seen success with similar models through the likes of Heavy Rain, which was developed by the same team.

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Some believe Fahrenheit didn’t quite get the attention it deserved, but it did develop a fairly enthusiastic cult following. Now the supernatural murder-mystery “interactive film” is getting a second shot at finding its audience, this time on the Android platform. They smashed both the names together with a colon, but it’s still the same full console game you remember. If you didn’t play through this unusual thriller back when Hollaback Girl and Boulevard of Broken Dreams were annihilating the airwaves, then you should seriously check it out now.

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy is going for $9.99 in the Google Play Store, which may feel a little steep in the era of free-to-play, but this is a full game with no in-app purchases, a narrative with a beginning, middle, and end (kind of), and state of the art graphics… You know, at the time. Definitely worth forking over the cash for this one, but if you disagree, let us know why in the comments below.

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  • John

    Never tried this game but I have $10 just sitting in my play account so I’ll probably buy this. Mr.Dye, u sold me on it. Thanks for the heads up

  • Noah Jones

    17 reviews… nice

  • TheSharpeMan

    I used to love this game on my PS2. It was quite compelling as your actions decide how the story progresses. Glad to see it on Android (been trying to emulate it on PC, but its too slow). The price is a bit steep though

    • Ian

      This game is NATIVE to PC / Windows, there is even a remake version that was recently released with updated graphics

  • RobotDavid

    As usual, touch screen controls are a joke. You try to run and you walk, try to walk and you run. You constantly run into things. Lastly, there are timed events in which you have to get somewhere/hide something and you just run into things over and over again. Garbage controls for a very, very good game.