Impostor Factory

Rating Summary

Based on 9 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

82

Top Critic Average

75%

Critics Recommend

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67 / 100
Oct 27, 2021

On its own, Impostor Factory is a decent adventure with occasionally interesting story elements and mostly enjoyable dialogue. But as part of the otherwise great series, it's a disappointing misstep.

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9.3 / 10.0
Oct 7, 2021

Yet another masterpiece by Kan Gao, probably the most solid and balanced overall. The story of Quincy and Lynri passes through regrets, remorse, fears and IF. Gao's writing is always impeccable and is capable of never falling into the banal, even when it touches themes already abused in the medium and in narration in general. So far my very personal best game of the year.

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Unscored
Oct 8, 2021

Impostor Factory's emotional story might have a slightly tired formula, but it feels fresh and cinematic, and cheerfully posits that a fake, imaginary life can be as fulfilling as a real one.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2021

‎Impostor Factory teases and deceives, involves and alienates. It doesn't have the destabilizing power of To The Moon, nor the brain balance of Finding Paradise, but that's okay. He tells us about the innumerable emotional stratifications of reality, and he does so by choosing the path of the absurd. A quirk that soon changes its face and changes register several times, in frankly unexpected ways.‎

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91%
Sep 30, 2021

A fitting finale to a phenomenal trilogy, Impostor Factory explores life with depth and accessibility that respects the audience.

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Spaziogames

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8.1 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2021

It's really unfair assign a mark to this game. It's unfair not because it's a bad game, but because it's complex and almost disrespectful to crush this work into a sterile number. A videogame that is also a "non-videogame", and it knowingly turns this flaw into strength, telling us a love story that turns into a reflection upon reality and the nature of choosing, surrounding it with a beautiful painting done with pixels.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 24, 2021

Impostor Factory is a surprisingly beautiful game that questions what it means to have a meaningful life. It tells a cyclical narrative that still manages to feel honest and emotionally raw. It works best if you go into it with as little information as possible, so I won’t say much more than that on how the story unfolds.

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INVEN

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8 / 10.0
Oct 15, 2021

Another masterpiece came to us! Its usual formula from the series may makes you feel bored, and later the story may seems to be thrown to different ways from your expectation. But, just believe Freebird Games. They know how to build emotional, meaningful story.

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4 / 5.0
Oct 5, 2021

Impostor Factory offers yet another tear-jerking, emotional roller coaster with murder mystery flair. The very definition of bittersweet, Impostor Factory’s emotional climax will only make sense to those familiar with the series, so if this is your first foray into the franchise, please grab To The Moon and Finding Paradise first before diving into this sentimental adventure. Where To the Moon sought fantasy from reality and Finding Paradise sought reality from fantasy, Impostor Factory blends them together in a beautifully unexpected way, reminding us to live life while we have it. If you want a wonderfully well-written story with fully fleshed out characters and thoughtfully choreographed scenes that feel charmingly cinematic, please play Impostor Factory (after To The Moon and Finding Paradise, of course!).

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