12 Minutes

Rating Summary

Based on 88 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

57%

Critics Recommend

Based on 88 critic reviews
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5 / 10
Sep 15, 2021

A premise that had me at hello, but a game which I couldn't wait to finish. It's a puzzler with high production values but it doesn't hit the right beats and consequently suffers for it.

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No Recommendation / Blank
Aug 18, 2021

There's quality within this intriguing time loop, though by the end you're left wondering whether the core idea is a good one after all.

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53 / 100
Aug 18, 2021

A clever time loop setup devolves into frustrating repetition.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 18, 2021

Twelve Minutes injects a compelling time-loop mystery into a traditional point-and-click adventure game to create original gameplay that complements its story's curiosity factor.

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6 / 10
Aug 18, 2021

A clever and idiosyncratic time loop detective thriller with top notch voice acting, which suffers from circular gameplay that quickly descends into monotony.

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Aug 18, 2021

A miniature time loop thriller that will burrow into your frontal lobe and stay there long after you've solved the mystery.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 18, 2021

Twelve Minutes sinks its claws in from the get-go and doesn't let go until the final, brutal revelation

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9 / 10
Aug 18, 2021

12 Minutes is a point-and-click adventure in a clockwork world that's as expertly crafted as a Swiss watch.

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Unscored
Aug 18, 2021

Twelve Minutes is an uncomfortable journey — maybe too uncomfortable

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8 / 10.0
Aug 18, 2021

So with every repeated loop, and every new piece of info that leads to more narrative threads to pull on, Twelve Minutes is certainly fascinating to unravel. Some of it might start to feel a bit clunky, when dialogue starts mashing up against itself and characters move in awkward ways, but on the whole, it’s a puzzle I kept wanting to piece together, both fascinated and afraid of the answers I might find. It keeps the story driving forward, and if some deep, dark character drama set in a time loop sounds appealing, you’ll find what you’re looking for here.

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