Crapshoot: The unforgettable mystery of The Last Express

Robert Cath. Worst friend ever.

From 2010 to 2014 Richard Cobbett wrote Crapshoot, a column about bringing random obscure games back into the light. This time he boards the Orient Express as it heads for straight for murder, action, suspense, and hopefully as far away from that snotty little Belgian detective as possible.

Please, get your wallet. Get your purse. Prepare to search behind the back of your sofa. This week, I’m not simply going to talk about an obscure game—I’m going to do everything I can to sell it to you. As of this week, The Last Express is available on GOG and Steam. If you’ve never played it before, you should buy it. It’s the price of a pint of cheap booze, bartender spit, and little bits of unidentifiable grit. If you spend it here, you’ll get to play one of the most unique adventure games ever made, and see that in the right hands, absolutely anything—even walking up and down a train corridor for several hours—can be a captivating, unforgettable experience.