Peaky Blinders: Mastermind

FuturLab, Curve Digital

Weak Man
OpenCritic Rating
64
Top Critic Average
41%
Critics Recommend
Based on 39 critic reviews
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Peaky Blinders: Mastermind

Rating Summary

Based on 39 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

64

Top Critic Average

41%

Critics Recommend

Based on 39 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Aug 20, 2020
Xbox OneAug 20, 2020
PCAug 20, 2020
Nintendo SwitchAug 20, 2020

Developer: FuturLab

Publisher: Curve Digital

Genres: Adventure, Puzzle, Strategy

Peaky Blinders: Mastermind is a puzzle-adventure game, based on the multi-award-winning BBC and Netflix TV show. Welcome to Birmingham, during the aftermath of the Great War. Set right before the events of Season One, Peaky Blinders: Mastermind lets you join the Shelby family's criminal gang. Follow the rise of Tommy as he successfully uncovers a sinister plot to put the family out of business, proving himself worthy of being the true mastermind of the Peaky Blinders. Mastermind refers to Tommy's ability to plan complex scenarios in his head. As the player, you get to exercise this power by taking control of key members of the Shelby family including Tommy, Arthur, Polly and more. Become the Mastermind as you freely reset and rewind each character's path in order to tune all of their actions for perfect coordination. Achieve the highest mission rating by strategically utilising characters and stealth to solve increasingly complex puzzles with optimum timing. TRUE TO THE TV SHOW Take control of Tommy, Arthur, Polly, John, Ada and Finn as they navigate through familiar locations including The Garrison Tavern, Charlie Strong’s Yard, Shelby Parlour and more. THE RISE OF TOMMY When a Peaky Blinder is implicated in the murder of a Chinese opium dealer, Tommy embarks on a mission to find out the truth, slowly growing into the true Peaky Blinders' Mastermind. BECOME THE MASTERMIND Exercise Tommy's power to plan complex scenarios in his head, by taking control of each key member of the Shelby family and perform their actions in parallel. MANIPULATE TIME Each character’s actions are automatically logged in a timeline which you can freely reset, fast-forward and rewind, until the plan is perfectly adjusted. STEALTH AND STRATEGY Each mission is an increasingly complex puzzle to be solved undetected and on time. Choose the right characters and abilities to coordinate and execute the optimum plan.

Peaky Blinders: Mastermind Critic Reviews

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Peaky Blinders: Mastermind is a puzzle game with unique ideas that takes far too long to fully implement them.

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A flawed attempt to adapt the show, that struggles when it comes to storytelling but has the makings of a great heist game.

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Peaky Blinders: Mastermind is built upon a highly inventive central concept and smartly dressed in an authentic audio/visual package that accurately captures the dangerous world of The Shelby Family. The inventiveness of this core element is not captilised upon, however, which results in very repetitive and robotic gameplay. Die-hard Peaky Blinders fans might find a few hours of entertainment  but, overall, Mastermind is a missed opportunity.

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Peaky Blinders: Mastermind offers one of the most essential puzzling experiences of 2020. The masterminding may come to an end far too soon, but when it does the the sublime gameplay mash-up you've just had will make you realise that Futurlab have forged an entirely new genre: rewind time strategy. Peaky Blinders: Mastermind is so good that it compelled me to go and watch the original TV show. Now, how many games based on a franchise can say that?

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