Who Pressed Mute on Uncle Marcus? Reviews

Who Pressed Mute on Uncle Marcus? is ranked in the 67th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7.5 / 10.0
Apr 6, 2022

Who Pressed Mute on Uncle Marcus? Is a fun murder mystery FMV game that is sure to please fans of this genre. The acting is a bit cheesy and maybe even bad at times but I’ve come to expect that from a Wales title at this point. I had fun trying to piece together information to find out who poisoned Uncle Marcus and at the end of the day that’s all that really matters.

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LINDSAY M.
Top Critic
Mar 23, 2022

Who Pressed Mute on Uncle Marcus? is a shining example of everything I love about FMV murder mystery games: the intrigue, the interpersonal relationships, and the quest for the truth. I especially like that no matter how often you fail there will always be another chance to uncover the truth, and without penalty. In fact, “failing” and pointing the finger incorrectly is especially interesting because that’s when true colours really shine. I have such high expectations from Good Gate Media and Wales Interactive that I keep expecting one of the game to be a flop, but alas, this was not!

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GameSpew
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Mar 18, 2022

It may take you several playthroughs to discover who did, in fact, press mute on Uncle Marcus. But hopefully you’ll be engaged enough to keep playing until you find out. Who Pressed Mute on Uncle Marcus? feels like a return to form for Good Gate Media. It’s fun, silly and entertaining – and even when the acting is a bit hammy, it’s good enough that it’ll keep you watching. It’s more fun than an actual Zoom family quiz, that’s for sure.

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TheGamer
Top Critic
Mar 22, 2022

Still, Who Pressed Mute On Uncle Marcus? is an enjoyable and sometimes funny yarn, with a strong script, solid performances, and an intriguing central mystery. It doesn't push the FMV genre forward in any meaningful ways like Sam Barlow's Her Story and Telling Lies did, and it could use a better log to keep track of which lines of questioning you've already pursued. But, it's an enjoyable genre exercise that takes a dull experience we're all familiar with after two years of a pandemic, and somehow makes it fun again.

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3.5 / 5.0
Mar 30, 2022

I never considered stopping this ride until I’d saved Uncle Marcus. The core mystery here is fascinating and had its hooks in me until the end, while the entertaining cast made me want to go back and see every alternate ending. Who Pressed Mute on Uncle Marcus? doesn’t reinvent much, but its a well-executed FMV title that should satisfy anyone who’s a fan of the genre.

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Mar 18, 2022

Who Pressed Mute On Uncle Marcus is that it is a great little game if you have a couple of hours spare and you don’t mind doing a little detective work. The acting is great and the different personalities of the characters make it fun and you actually laugh along with them. This game for me is perfect for a Saturday night with a loved one and a takeaway. The thought process and the writing is great. That is why I’m going to give Who Pressed Mute On Uncle Marcus the Thumb Culture Gold Award.

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9 / 10
Mar 18, 2022

One of the best FMV games to be released in years, ‘Who Pressed Mute On Uncle Marcus?’ is a brilliant combination of a relatable, oddball comedy and a whodunit mystery drama. The acting is superb, the script and editing is tight, it’s deeply replayable and it manages to balance its tone to take you on a really cathartic journey.

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5 / 10.0
Mar 18, 2022

Not a terrible way to kill a few hours and certainly better than most of Wales Interactive’s recent FMV projects, but still sullied by presentational flaws and unremarkable storytelling.

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6.8 / 10.0
Mar 18, 2022

Who Pressed Mute on Uncle Marcus? does an efficient job of blending the good and bad aspects of FMV video games. Witty dialogue, off the cuff humor and a variety of choices allow it to flow right in its wheel house

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5.5 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2022

The performances are riding on ridiculous but make the game lively and enjoyable. It's a somewhat entertaining but forgettable couple of hours that could be made more accessible with the options to speed up dialogue.

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