Cult classic Xbox game Indigo Prophecy lands on Android

Patrick O'Rourke

March 3, 2016 1:45pm

In a surprising move, Indigo Prophecy (known as Fahrenheit outside North America), an original Xbox and PlayStation 2 era adventure game, has made its way to Android devices.

The story-centric title – ported to mobile by Austin, Texas-based Aspyr Media – tasks the player with directing the game’s action, rather than directly controlling it. Those unfamiliar with this type of game will instantly recognize elements of Telltale’s adventure titles, most notably The Walking Dead Series, as well as retro adventure titles from the mid 90s.

The original version of Fahrenheit was developed by the same David Cage-led Quantic Dream team behind Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls, two more recently released narrative-focused titles that while ambitious, were heavily criticized.

Many believe Indigo Prophecy didn’t receive the attention it deserved because it launched so late into the original Xbox’s lifecycle. With this new android release, the game is getting a second shot at finding an audience.

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy is available for $13.67 CAD on the Google Play Store, a steep price in this era of free-to-play, but the good news is that it doesn’t feature in-app purchases. It’s unclear if the game has aged well given its original 2005 release date, but the game is a revered mid 2000s classic, so it’s likely worth a quick look.

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy is available on the Google Play Store at 13.67 and the iOS App Store for $13.99.

  • Jo

    I am quite impressed by this news! This game changed my experience of gaming back in the 2000s, and I was just playing it on steam recently. Worth a try for sure, not 2 playthroughs will be the same.

    For those wondering, the graphics are okay for a remake of an old game, and the story telling is still as immersive as it used to be. Feels like reading a book, of which you control the story.

  • Amazing game.
    I’m surprised to be reading this news though.
    I’ve had this game for iOS for a long time already, I assumed Android had it too :/

    • Jo

      Maybe it’s the remake?

    • Mo Dabbas

      It’s the Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered that is on iOS. Not sure what’s the difference.

      I read some of the reviews and it seems people are psyched about the game (I clearly didn’t play it on the PS2). I’ll give it a shot.

    • I had no idea the game was available on iOS as well. I’m updating the story now!

    • Yeah, has been for a long while now.

    • Yeah I’m not so sure either. I’ll have to compare it to my Android tablet one day.

    • Stephen B Morris

      Oh the PS2 game was epic. The final “boss fight” was ridiculously hard though. Like thumbs get blistered, you had to be perfect with timing hard. Too bad Sony moved away from original gaming property like this. I get that when there is a lot of money involved, no one wants to take chances but sometimes the quirky games or left of center games can be jems. This was one of them.

    • Games are the same. I have a ps4 and play 1 game. I only play that one game because it is one of the few that doesn’t feel so casual.

      I miss the ps1 days