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You play reporter Jake Quinlan in this modern interpretation of the Ripper legend. Three acts and the possibility of four different endings lead up to an explosive climax in cyber space.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Walken ... Det. Vince Magnotta
Burgess Meredith ... Hamilton Wofford / Covington Wofford
Karen Allen ... Dr. Clare Burton
David Patrick Kelly ... Joey Falconetti
Scott Cohen ... Jake Quinlan
Ossie Davis ... Ben Dodds
John Rhys-Davies ... Vigo Haman
Tahnee Welch ... Catherine Powell
Jimmie Walker ... Soap Beatty
Steven Randazzo Steven Randazzo ... Sgt. Lou Brannon
Peter Boyden Peter Boyden ... Vic Farley
Paul Giamatti ... Dr. Bud Cable
MacIntyre Dixon MacIntyre Dixon ... Gambit Nelson
Lianna Pai ... Kashi Yamamoto (as Lianni Pai)
David Thornton ... Twig


Jack's back. In 2040, a vicious serial killer stalks the mean streets of New York, eviscerating his victims and vanishing without a trace, leaving no clues to his, or her, identity. Only you, as crime reporter Jake Quinlan, can crack the case. There are four suspects; Detective Magnota, lead investigator of the case; Dr. Burton, the doctor with the mysterious past; Falconetti, master hacker; and your own girlfriend and fellow reporter Catherine, whose mother may have been the Ripper's first victim. It's up to you to uncover the clues and catch the killer, or else you may be next. Each of the suspects can turn out to be the killer depending on how you play the game. Written by Kyser Soze

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The last voice project of Burgess Meredith. See more »


Det. Vince Magnotta: This guy is un-FUCKING believable!
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Alternate Versions

There is a censored and uncensored version. The censored version contains all of the gore but no foul language. See more »


(Don't Fear) The Reaper
Written by Donald Roeser
Performed by Blue Öyster Cult
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An overlooked masterpiece.
15 December 2001 | by msquared1See all my reviews

Ripper is a chilling story of a cyber mass-murderer, who copies the style of Jack The Ripper. This tale has been told before - but never in a game of this magnitude and with such a captivating storyline. - I wish they'd make a movie out of it...

Ripper is without a doubt one of the hardest, if not the hardest, video game I've ever played, the puzzles are so well integrated in the plot that they are often overlooked - If you're into sci-fi thrillers you'll be immersed in the story from the start, and it will come back to haunt you until you finish the game. You take on the role of Jake Quinlan, a smartwitted reporter trying to crack the case of the ripper, with all odds against you and a detective breating down your neck just waiting for you to make a mistake - it's up to you to catch this madman who hides behind the cold walls of cyberspace.

Without a doubt, this is a top notch adventure game that will keep you awake for days with its haunting and chilling tale, sadly the difficulty level could potentially deter many gamers from giving it a fair shot.

Hint: have a walkthrough at hand when reaching mid- endgame, as the puzzles (e.g. the opening of Dr. Burtons lab door) require precission timing, and are borderline impossible.

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