The last Express
This walkthrough assumes you are familiar with operating the game's
The Last Express is not a completely linear game, so this walkthrough
is only one order of events while others will also lead to a
successful game completion.
The events in this game do not always happen at the same time or in
same place for each game played. For this reason you may find it
difficult to follow this walkthrough exactly. You may get behind
schedule and miss opportunities. Usually you will get another chance
to perform critical actions. If the game ends prematurely you can
1.Whenever the conductors are not at their stations take a look at
their books. One of them sketches the passengers. These pictures may
provide clues. Check this book as often as you can. As the journey
progresses, you will find more sketches in his book. The other book
contains the passenger list. 2.The newspaper in the smoking
compartment contains interesting political information. 3.Whenever the
conductors' views are blocked you can try to enter other passenger's
compartments. 4.When the guard leaves his office in the baggage car,
usually to make announcements for meals or stops, you can explore the
forward baggage compartment. 5.Eavesdrop as much as possible. 6.Engage
the other passengers in conversation as often as possible. This
walkthrough will not enable you to listen to every conversation, but
you will hear most of them. 7.Follow the passengers when they move.
This may represent another opportunity for eavesdropping or
conversation. 8.This game, although mainly a puzzle solving adventure,
involves a few action sequences where you have to fight with an
assailant. The fights involve hand-eye coordination and fast
reactions. They get increasingly difficult as the game progresses. The
game will end prematurely if you lose the fight. But with practice you
will win. Don't despair! 9.To begin with you will be unfamiliar with
the layout of the train. Here is the initial configuration:
CarCompartments in Car Rear of TrainPrivate Car:BedroomConcert
RoomRear Sleeping Car:Compartments 1-9 Forward Sleeping
Car:Compartments A-I Restaurant Car:Smoking Compartment Dining
CompartmentKitchenBaggage Car:Passenger Compartment Guard's
OfficeBaggage AreaEngineFront of Train
24th July 1914, Paris to Chalons
19:14 Tyler Whitney looks out from the stationary Orient Express. He
is clearly expecting someone.
19:39 The Orient Express has left Paris. Robert Cath jumps on to the
At this point you take control of Cath's actions. You are positioned
between the Private Car and the Rear Sleeping Car. Turn right and go
into the Rear Sleeping Car.
Find Compartment 1. This is Tyler Whitney's compartment. Open the door
and go inside. You find Tyler's dead body. You must get rid of the
body or you will be arrested for Tyler's murder! Open the compartment
window. Pick up Tyler's body and throw it out of the window. Your
jacket is bloody. If the conductor sees you like this you will be
arrested, so swap it for Tyler's jacket hanging near the window. Get
Tyler's case down from the rack and open it. Read Cath's telegram to
Tyler. Take the Russian scroll. Try to read it. You are going to need
19:40 First Service Dinner is announced.
Go to the Restaurant Car. On your way through the Smoking Compartment,
stop and listen to Sophie and Rebecca chatting.
Go into the Dining Compartment and talk with the older man sitting by
himself, August Schmidt. Tyler & August clearly had a deal! You have
to find some gold or this deal will go ahead. After August returns to
his compartment, stay in the Dining Compartment. Now talk to the
younger man sitting on his own, Alexei Dolnikov. When Alexei leaves
pick up his book and take the timetable inside it. Note he has marked
the time 10:40 on the timetable. Alexei returns shortly to retrieve
his book. Listen to the elderly gentleman and young woman chatting.
This is the Count and Tatiana, his granddaughter
Leave the Restaurant Car and walk through the Sleeping Cars, until you
encounter the child Francois Boutarel blowing a whistle. Follow
Francois to Compartment D. He will tell his mother how he saw a dead
man being thrown from the train!
Return to the Dining Compartment. When the elegant woman, Anna,
enters, talk to her.
Go into the Smoking Compartment and show Alexei the Russian scroll. He
wasn't very helpful. You will need someone else who is fluent in
Return to the Dining Compartment. Listen to the Boutarel's discussion.
Listen and watch August flirting with Anna.
Leave and walk through to the Rear Sleeping Car. The conductor tells
you that you are requested to go to the Private Car. Do so.
20:30 Second Service Dinner is announced.
In the Private Car, you meet Kronos and Tahina. Kronos alludes to a
very significant exchange of something highly valuable...and a very
heavy briefcase. Return to the Dining Car.
The Count and Tatiana are leaving. Follow them. As they go through the
Smoking Compartment, Alexei confronts the Count. Talk to Alexei. He
Return to the Dining Compartment and listen to Sophie and Rebecca's
Return to your compartment, number 1, and you will be attacked by
Milos. When you win the fight by disarming him, he will talk to you.
Leave your compartment and walk toward the Restaurant Car. You should
see Tahina in the Sleeping Cars corridor searching other people's
compartments for something.
Go to the Dining Compartment and go through the curtain. The chef and
his apprentice are chatting. Return to the Sleeping Cars Corridor.
21:16 The train arrives at Epernay
You should see Tahina leaving your compartment, stopping outside
Anna's then entering someone else's.
21:19 The French police board the train. You must hide or you will be
arrested! I found the best place to hide was in the Count's washroom.
Go into Compartment A, then into the washroom. Stay here until you
here the police disembark. Go out to the corridor.
At Compartment D, Mme Boutarel, Francois and the conductor discuss the
police investigation. When Anna appears talk to her.
Tatiana goes to the door area between the Private Car and the Rear
The guard and conductors chat at the conductors' stations.
Go to the Smoking Compartment and listen to Anna and August chatting.
21:41 The train arrives at Chalons-sur-Marne
21:46 The train leaves Chalons-sur-Marne
Return to your compartment and go to sleep.
25th July 1914, Strasbourg to Ulm
You seem to have woken up. Get up, leave the compartment then go back
in. You are having a nightmare about Tyler. You wake up.
03:38 The train arrives at Strasbourg
Go to Compartment F and talk with Anna. Go to Compartment A. The Count
is having an attack. Afterwards, listen to Anna confiding in Tatiana.
She knows her compartment has been searched, She wants Tatiana to take
care of something for her. Return to Compartment F and talk with
Anna.. Anna then goes into Tatiana's compartment then returns to her
Return to your own compartment and go to sleep.
25th July 1914, Ulm to Munich
When you wake up you find a scarf.
Leave the compartment. You should see Francois playing with the
whistle. He will show it to you.
Visit Compartment G. Milos will chat with you. You now know that Tyler
was to conduct an arms deal with August. He was going to exchange an
item known as the "Firebird" for gold. Then the gold was to buy the
guns from August for the Serbian resistance movement.
Back in the corridor or in Compartment D, Francois has a new game. The
guard and conductor chat about a missing master key.
Francois chats with his mother about a beetle.
Go to the Dining Compartment and talk to Tatiana. She will offer to
translate the Firebird Scroll for you. She then gets up to talk to
Go to the Smoking Compartment, and listen to Sophie and Rebecca
chatting with August. Sit down at the table under the clock. Take the
box of matches from your pocket and remove the matches. Catch the
beetle in the match box. This may take several attempts!
Walk through the Sleeping Cars corridors until you meet August and
talk with him.
10:18 The train arrives at Munich.
Watch August's merchandise being put on the train. Note the shape of
10:28 The train leaves Munich.
25th July 1914, Munich to Salzburg
12:00 In the Smoking Compartment, Alexei and Tatiana play chess and
Go into the Dining Compartment. You will overhear Abbot talking to the
12:12 First Service Lunch is announced.
Chat with August. Anna joins August for lunch. Return to the Sleeping
Car corridor. Boutarel and Abbot are chatting in Compartment C. The
conductors are chatting.
When Francois comes along you can show him the beetle. Return to the
Alexei and Tatiana continue to play chess and chat. Go into the Dining
The Boutarel family is chatting. Join Abbot for lunch.
12:45 The train arrives at Salzburg.
25th July 1914, Salzburg to Wels
Pay Kronos a visit in his Private Car. Read the book on the couch and
listen to Tahina and Kronos plotting. They believe Anna has the
Return to your compartment. The Firebird Scroll with a translation
will be on the floor by the door. Return to the Dining Car.
August and Anna continue to chat. Then they move to the Smoking
Compartment. Follow them.
August and Anna continue to chat. Tatiana and Alexei are still here
13:00 Second Service Lunch is announced.
The Boutarel family return to their compartments. Watch Kronos arrange
a music concert with Anna. When everyone leaves the Smoking
Compartment, check out the Dining Compartment. You may catch Sophie
and Rebecca chatting. Return to the Forward Sleeping Car corridor.
13:57 The train arrives at Attnang
Francois will trade the whistle for your beetle. Then he plays with
the beetle. August will chat with you.
Mme Boutarel complains to the conductor about Anna's dog. Then the
conductor and guard discuss Mme Boutarel's demand. The conductor talks
to Anna and removes her dog.
Return to the Rear Sleeping Car. The conductor will invite you to the
Return to the Dining Compartment. You should hear the chef berating
14:23 The train arrives at Wels.
Return to the Smoking Car.
25th July 1914, Wels to Linz
Sophie and Rebecca are chatting. Rebecca leaves. Try talking to
Sophie. Return to the Forward Sleeping Cars corridor.
Anna leaves her compartment, has it locked and heads for Kronos's
Private Car. Return to the Smoking Compartment.
Rebecca returns to chat with Sophie. Return to the Sleeping Cars
corridor. Tatiana leaves her compartment.
Go into Compartment A and then into the washroom. Look in the cupboard
under the sink and take the golden egg. Leave. The Count will awaken
and speak to you. Leave.
Back in the corridor at Compartment E, you hear Rebecca and Sophie
14:55 The train arrives at Linz.
25th July 1914, Linz to Vienna
Return to your compartment and leave the golden egg in the chest.
Around 15:10 go to the Private Car where the music concert is
starting. Sit down and appreciate the music. Watch Tahina. Tahina
leaves the concert (to search compartments again). Tahina returns to
the concert a few minutes later. Now it is safe to do some compartment
searching yourself! Leave the concert.
You have half an hour to an hour to complete the following very
interesting activities while several people are occupied by the
Go into Compartment E. Search it and read Rebecca's diary. Exit
through the window and enter Anna's compartment. Open the trunk. In
the bottom drawer is an enlightening letter. Look at the jewel case.
In the bottom of it there is a secret compartment. Open it and take
the master key.
The master key will open all the compartment and outer doors. Leave
Anna's compartment and go to the outside door area between the Rear
Sleeping Car and Private Car. Use the key to unlock the right-hand
side door and go outside. Use the ladder to climb up to the roof of
the train. Turn around and walk to the back of the train along the
roof. When you get to the glass roof of the Private Car (you should
hear the concert), smash it. Jump down into Kronos's private bedroom.
Look at the papers on the bedside table. It seems as though Tyler had
the egg when he left Paris. Find the hidden switch on the wall to the
right of the wardrobe and press it. This opens up a cabinet and
reveals a briefcase. Look at the case. It is full of gold. Take it.
Leave via the door and go into the music concert! This causes a bit of
a stir. Leave.
Return to your compartment. Put the case under your bed. Retrieve the
Go to the Baggage Car and go though to the very end (when the guard is
elsewhere), so that you can see the engine. Open the dog's cage. Let
Max out. Deposit the golden egg in the cage.
Return to the Sleeping Car corridor. Abbot tries to talk to Alexei in
the Smoking Compartment. Alexei leaves.
Alexei's return will enable you to enter Compartment 3 using the
master key. Search August's compartment. Search his case. You will
find a draft letter. Return to the concert.
When the concert ends return to your compartment. Collect the case
full of gold. Go back out to the Sleeping Car corridor. In the Forward
Sleeping Car, Anna and August are chatting. Return to the Rear
Go to Compartment 3. Wait for August to go in. Visit August and show
him the gold.
Tahina tells you at gun point to see Kronos. Surprise, surprise! Go to
the Private Car. Kronos will reclaim the case full of gold. Return to
the Rear Sleeping Car.
Milos will chat with you. Go to Compartment G. Visit Milos and talk to
him some more.
You may hear Tatiana reporting to Anna, that the egg has been stolen!
Go to the Smoking Compartment.
Listen to Abbot and August chatting. When Abbot leaves chat with
Go to the Baggage Car. And go into the now open baggage area. Find the
box that was loaded on the train by August in Munich. Try to open it.
Anna will appear and you will hear her story about Tyler and the egg.
Then Vesna attacks you. Keep avoiding Vesna's attack until Anna takes
control of the situation. Take a look in the box if you get a chance.
18:00 The train arrives at Vienna.
25th July 1914, Vienna to Budapest
19:35 First Service Dinner is announced.
Visit Compartment F and chat with Anna. Return to the Dining
August is waiting for Anna. But Anna sends a message canceling the
appointment. Leave and go to the area between the Rear Sleeping Car
and the Private Car.
Here you will find Alexei and Tatiana talking. You can only eavesdrop
if you listen from next to the guard's station so that they don't know
you are there. You should overhear Alexei planning to blow up the
train! Go to Compartment 2.
20:08 The train arrives at Poszony.
Search Alexei's compartment. Get the case from the rack and take the
detonator you find there. Abbot will walk in on you!
When you return to the corridor Alexei and Tatiana should be parting
company. Go to the Forward Sleeping Car. Claude and Abbot are chatting
in Compartment C.
20:30 Second Service Dinner is announced.
20:47 The train arrives at Galanta.
Return to your compartment. When you hear the knocking, open the door.
Tatiana visits you and asks for your help. Go to the Smoking
Chat with a very drunk August. Return to your compartment.
Go to sleep. You dream.
22:30 You wake up
Go to Compartment A. In Compartment A, you hear Alexei's last words
and witness his death. Leave.
You overhear Abbot asking the Guard to keep the incident quiet. You
should be hearing a fairly loud ticking. Remember how Alexei had noted
down the time of 10:40 p.m. on his train timetable?
Track down the sound of the clock to the Guard's forward station
panel. Open the panel and find the bomb. Move the bomb once only. Use
a cigarette on the exposed wires to burn through the wires. Do not
open the box! Turn the box around and remove the screws from the
hinges. Place the telegram between the moving contacts to disarm the
bomb. Phew! Not a second too soon! Congratulations! Go to the Smoking
Chat with Abbot. Follow Anna to her compartment. Although she is tired
be persistent in talking to her . . . The Serbs take over the train!
26th July 1914, Budapest to Istanbul
04:40 You wake up.
You are bound and imprisoned in a baggage compartment. Free yourself.
Fight the Serb. You must hit him a few times to win. Then free Anna.
Go to the back of the train, go outside and up the ladder onto the
Go toward the engine and fight the Serb. Avoid the attacks, then grab
the bar he is using to attack you to win. Turn around and fight Vesna.
Avoid Vesna's attacks then when she ducks, you must duck too. Return
to the Dining Compartment.
You explain what has happened and most passengers return to their
The Count and Tatiana won't move. Chat with them. Go to the area
between the Restaurant Car and the Sleeping Car.
Open up the floor here, and de-couple the cars. August is not a happy
man! Return to the roof of the train.
Go to the engine and chat with Milos, Anna shoots Milos and tries to
stop the train.
Release the brake and the train will continue on crashing through the
Serbian barrier. Go to the passenger compartment in the Baggage Car.
Chat with Anna . . .
27th July 1914, Budapest to Istanbul
07:00 You wake up.
When Anna leaves. Go to the Restaurant Car. Chat with Kronos. Fetch
the Firebird egg from the dog's cage. Open the Firebird by clicking on
the gems according to the order in the Firebird scroll:
Australia (aqua), Denmark (blue), China (red), Island in the South
Pacific (purple), the Near East (green).
Anna will make the Firebird sing by playing the violin.
When Kronos tells you to close the Firebird, immediately use the gold
whistle on the Firebird . . . At last you understand how Tyler died.
Enjoy the closing sequences and history lesson!