Gamedec

Rating Summary

Based on 30 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

39%

Critics Recommend

Based on 30 critic reviews
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58 / 100
Sep 16, 2021

Gamedec is half of a good RPG and falls far short of its tantalising premise.

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8 / 10
Sep 16, 2021

GameDec does right by the cyberpunk genre by using it as a backdrop to an excellent detective story. The series of virtual worlds makes for a diverse range of environments, filled with characters that all have their own unique characteristics and motivations. The lack of a fail state raises the stakes, and makes it important to learn the ins and outs of dialogue and deduction. Though some bugs and missing functionality can make it rough around the edges, GameDec is still an overall quite enjoyable experience.

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IGN Italy
Stefano Castagnola

Top Critic

7.8 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2021

Gamedec is very much focused on its setting, story and investigation-based gameplay, which are for the most part properly executed.

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Unscored
Sep 21, 2021

It's a refreshing, original take on the cyberpunk genre, but in a game that relies so much on conversation, Gamedec's jargon-y dialogue soon becomes a confusing mess.

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60 / 100
Sep 17, 2021

Underneath stability problems and bugs lies one of the most ambitious games I've played, bringing a tabletop game level of choice to RPG enthusiasts. The rich story and excellent writing delivers in a huge way...if you can get the game to cooperate.

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Unscored
Sep 16, 2021
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70 / 100
Sep 17, 2021

Most cyberpunk games focus on the flotsam and jetsam of the environment, the strobing lights, the economically stratified world, the gadgets and imagined technologies. Gamedec, in contrast, reminds us that fundamental human passions and personal failures will probably endure well into whatever advanced future comes to pass. Gamedec has a lot of interesting ideas and mechanics, and its hardboiled- detective-in-the-22nd-century story is a great premise. Either the developers had ambitions beyond their ability to deliver, or maybe the game just needs a few more passes with the random orbital sander to smooth down the rough edges, but in its present state Gamedec’s flaws definitely detract from an otherwise intriguing experience.

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GameMAG

Top Critic

6 / 10
Sep 17, 2021

Gamedec is based on a neat idea, that in some ways similar to Beautiful Desolation, but the game sadly crumbles under its own ambitions.

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5 / 10
Sep 16, 2021

Even with some refreshing concepts related to investigations, Gamedec stumbles owing to uninteresting plot points, bland characterization, unclear systems, and pesky bugs.

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8.2 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2021

amedec was a nice surprise: a cyberpunk detective story with a progression system that rewards intuition and perseverance without holding the player's hand. The dense network of questions and answers, together with the different endings available, guarantees robust replayability.

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