Blade Runner is set in a third-person environment where players control the actions of McCoy using a point-and-click interface to pick up items and shoot. It's important to listen carefully to the various characters in the game, several of whom cross over from the film. McCoy must carefully figure out who is a Replicant while trying to figure out their plans. As new clues are gathered, McCoy needs to follow up his leads.
The plot runs in non-linear real-time, so as McCoy travels around the city gathering clues, so do the computer-controlled Replicants. Players can set McCoy's personality to determine how he will react in different situations. For example, he can ask questions by gently probing for answers or by playing a bad cop using harsh words. These elements make the story more interactive and open since the player's actions greatly affect what the computer controlled characters will do. The choices the player makes, such as shooting an innocent bystander and hiding the body, or admitting the mistake, will most certainly have an effect on the plot.
Blade Runner is similar to other adventure games except here, players have greater freedom and more interaction in the course of the story. While some of McCoy's decisions, like shooting fellow cops, will certainly have consequences that can't be undone, players can still make numerous changes in his or her final plans and goal. Players may also choose to give the Replicants a chance early on in the game, only to blow them away towards the climax the story.
The computer generated setting of Blade Runner is simply one of the best to appear on computer desktops. The opening sequences are almost frame-for-frame identical to the film, yet they have been totally recreated. You don't need special 3D accelerators to play and the interaction with many characters from the film (whose voices have been supplied by the original actors) really makes for an outstanding and enjoyable adventure ~ Peter Suciu, All Game Guide
Stunning, even without a 3D card! ~ Peter Suciu, All Game Guide
Realistic beyond any other adventure game. ~ Peter Suciu, All Game Guide
Who wouldn't want to be a Blade Runner? ~ Peter Suciu, All Game Guide
Different paths to take, different things to try. ~ Peter Suciu, All Game Guide
Some good reading. ~ Peter Suciu, All Game Guide