The Big Con

Rating Summary

Based on 23 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

68%

Critics Recommend

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Eurogamer
Emad Ahmed

Top Critic

Recommended
Aug 31, 2021

A criminal scheme becomes a big hearted journey into the recent(ish) past.

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7 / 10
Aug 31, 2021

The Big Con is a unique take on video game nostalgia that takes players to the '90s, but not the video game '90s.

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7 / 10
Aug 31, 2021

However, even if it does get monotonous sometimes, I certainly can't fault the originality of the pickpocketing idea. The Big Con is not the kind of adventure game I see every day and credit to Mighty Yell for trying something different. I don't know if it's because I was hoping more would be done with the idea or because the game felt too short, but I ultimately came out of this game wanting something more. Maybe that's just the hunger for a bigger score.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2021

The Big Con is a welcome nod to one of the coolest decades of all time, featuring some great writing, beautiful visuals, and fun gameplay.

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Unscored
Sep 13, 2021

A simple but light-hearted adventure game that goes big on 90s nostalgia, The Big Con is a fun and colourful romp that will steal its way into your heart.

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75 / 100
Aug 31, 2021

The Big Con is a blast from the past in its setting and story. While the tools to get you where you need to go need a bit of work, Ali is an exceptional main character, and playing through her story is a lot of fun. It's short, yes, but it's definitely worth the price of admission for an entertaining jaunt through the '90s.

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Aug 31, 2021

The Big Con delivers a heartwarming story set in an iconic time period filled with beautiful characters and stunning environments.

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85 / 100
Sep 15, 2021

If you are nostalgic for the gaming scene of the 90s, The Big Con is a can’t-miss throwback. But even if you are maybe a little younger, or sick of wallowing in that most radical of eras, you may find a lot to like. It’s certainly a very cool con artist story, which is appealing to me. Funny and a little melancholy, The Big Con is exactly the sort of adventure game I’ve been wanting to play for decades.

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JVL
French_Fantasy

Top Critic

13 / 20
Aug 31, 2021

A true tribute to the 90's with its universe and discussions full of references and its graphic paw reminiscent of the cartoon Doug, The Big Con is not a game to put in all hands. The title is based on a gameplay focused on theft that never evolves, dialogues in the vein of the time, now uncomfortable, and an atmosphere of the 90s that works wonderfully. A funny game worthy of a sitcom, which can tire at times, but which seems reserved only for the nostalgic.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2021

That bright, cartoony art style works perfectly for The Big Con’s nostalgic portrayal of the Nineties, and, combines with a touching story and witty dialogue to make The Big Con a very enjoyable adventure to play through. It can be a little easy at times, and I played through it more quickly than I expected, but I had a blast.

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