Alfred Hitchcock - Vertigo Reviews

Alfred Hitchcock - Vertigo is ranked in the 20th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
78 / 100
Sep 27, 2022

Alfred Hitchcock Vertigo may get a ball at first, but if you persevere in the most tedious the story will end up catching you. It's a reimagining of the 1958 classic, with all-new characters and plots. His connection to Hitchcock is sometimes caught by the hair, but he has a personality of his own and a story that deserves to be told.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 6, 2022

A narratively well-constructed thriller, which helps us to forgive its shortcomings when it comes to gameplay.

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5.5 / 10.0
Sep 26, 2022

Alfred Hitchcock Vertigo has some of the funniest voice acting in any game I've played this year, but unfortunately that wasn't the intent.

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Unscored
Dec 22, 2021

A psychological adventure game born from a melting pot of Hitchcockian ideas, but its commitment to a scientific exploration of memory doesn't always hold up.

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Sep 28, 2022

Whether it ineffectively subverts or simply misunderstands Hitchcock's body of work, this video game adaptation does the director a disservice

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Chris Wray
Top Critic
6.5 / 10.0
Jan 1, 2022

Alfred Hitchcock - Vertigo isn't a bad interactive story, I'd even recommend the story, it misses the mark on too much for me to not offer some caution.

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GameMAG
Top Critic
6 / 10
Apr 18, 2022

Given the low number of new releases and the genre' stagnation, you can play Alfred Hitchcock – Vertigo, only via small sessions.

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70 / 100
Sep 30, 2022

Alfred Hitchcock: Vertigo weaves a wonderful mystery that is full of surprises. The direction and audio pay homage to its namesake and will please fans of the source material. It is disappointing that your choices have little to no impact on the story, however, this can be overlooked due to the lovingly crafted tale that will keep you gripped throughout.

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6 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2022

Vertigo's main problem, probably, it'is his ambition. When you choose such a cumbersome source of inspiration, the risk of ending up crushed by it is real. The Pendulo game wisely chooses not to retrace the path traced by Hitchcock, but to borrow the main theme. Unfortunately, however, it manages to keep the interest high only in the initial stages, then a under-the-bar acting and questionable narrative choices prevail over originality. You could appreciate the attempt, not so much the outcoming.

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5 / 10.0
Dec 26, 2021

Alfred Hitchcock - Vertigo is certainly an ambitious title, but it falls victim to its own intentions. Translating the cinematic language of a seminal director like Hitchcock into a video game is a complicated intent, and the way Pendulo Studio chased him underscores an obvious confusion about the very nature of the adaptation. Vertigo is all form and little content, and qualifies as a narrative adventure a la TellTale with very little to say, especially because of the flatness of its story. A great pity, unfortunately.

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4.1 / 5.0
Jan 9, 2022

Vertigo offers a thrilling and captivating playable story that touches on some very serious themes. Not for the feint hearted or weak in temperament.

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Spaziogames
Top Critic
6 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2022

Vertigo can't really live up to its name. It's an interesting adventure with some well made plot-twists, but it is one you will soon forget.

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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 29, 2021

Nice psychological thriller inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's universe. But ending is disappointment.

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60 / 100
Oct 11, 2022

Alfred Hitchcock: Vertigo is a beautiful tribute to the style that immortalized one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, offering an interesting and unusual suspense plot in games. However, even full of good intentions, it fails by offering extremely simple mechanics, which end up hindering immersion instead of favoring it.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2022

Alfred Hitchcock: Vertigo offers a story with many twists that I didn't see coming. If you can look past the general lack of polish and you're in the mood to relax and play something with little gameplay, you'll enjoy your time watching the story of Ed Miller unfold.

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8.3 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2021

If you love interactive stories, such as the ‘Walking Dead’ era of games from Telltale or the Life is Strange series, then you’ll really enjoy Alfred Hitchcock – Vertigo.

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Unscored
Dec 21, 2021

The videogame version of one of Vertigo, Hitchcock’s cinematic masterpieces turns out to be a thrilling interactive novel.

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6 / 10.0
Jan 7, 2022

On one hand, the story is interesting, at least interesting enough to have made me want to see it through to its conclusion. But on the other hand, it’s incredibly padded with unnecessary sections, rife with bugs and glitches, and has some distractingly bad lip syncing issues.

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80%
Dec 31, 2021

Alfred Hitchcock - Vertigo is not without its flaws, but it does offer a great story full of complex characters and unexpected twists.

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8 / 10
Dec 17, 2021

You may be a little sceptical at first, but don’t hesitate. 2021’s Vertigo has such excellent story and character moments which are bound to leave a strong, lasting impact long after the credits roll. The acting/cutscene presentation is a bit wonky at times, and the gameplay is relatively simplistic. However, Vertigo’s Hitchcockian influences ultimately shine through and help to create an experience that’s more than worth the price of admission.

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