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Cyberpunk FMV adventure set in 2040. NYC reporter Jake Quinlan investigates a cyber serial killer inspired by Jack the Ripper. The game's three acts lead to an explosive climax in cyber space and four possible endings.


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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

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


References Blade Runner (1982) See more »


(Don't Fear) The Reaper
Written by Donald Roeser
Performed by Blue Öyster Cult
[used as the game's theme song; plays during the game's opening FMV title sequence and during the final puzzle in the game that's thematically linked to the song]
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An excellent cyberpunk adventure "game", much better than any similar "real" movie...
15 July 2000 | by Reaper-18See all my reviews

Ripper is simultaneously a nightmare and an unforgettably pleasant experience. Featuring great cast (including Academy-Awarded Christopher Walken), the music of Blue Oyster Cult, a terrific screenplay and "the technological event of the year stuffed in 6 CDs", it is the production that launched Take 2 Interactive Software into the field of "Really Big" Game Companies.

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