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12 Minutes

Luis Antonio, Annapurna Interactive
Aug 19, 2021 - PC, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

53%

Critics Recommend

Game Rant
4 / 5
Eurogamer
No Recommendation
PC Gamer
53 / 100
IGN
8 / 10
TheGamer
3 / 5
Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
GamesRadar+
4.5 / 5
Game Informer
8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for 12 Minutes

12 Minutes is an excellent narrative experience thanks to its chilling story, top-notch voice actors, and unique and intriguing gameplay loop.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

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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A clever time loop setup devolves into frustrating repetition.

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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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Twelve Minutes is a good adventure game, but its puzzle design makes it feel— mature, cinematic presentation aside—like something of a relic. If it was released in 1995, you'd be ringing up the LucasArts hint line for help and getting scolded by your parents for running up a massive phone bill. But it has its charms, and the way the story is gradually peeled back, growing more disturbing with each loop, is effectively done. There's a huge amount of emotion, drama, and conflict squeezed into this tiny, dingy three-room apartment. But also a lot of frustration as you struggle to determine precisely the correct sequence of events to let you move the story forward and finally get some closure.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

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

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