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The Swindle

Rating Summary

Based on 47 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

33%

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Based on 47 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Jul 28, 2015
Xbox OneJul 28, 2015
Wii UJul 28, 2015
PCJul 27, 2015

Developer: Size Five Games

Genre: Action

The Swindle is a steampunk cybercrime caper about breaking into buildings, hacking their systems, stealing all their cash, and quickly running away again before the police show up.
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Fast-paced stealth set to a ticking clock makes this a procedural platformer to savour.

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An immensely satisfying mix of platforming, stealth, action, and resource management, with character.

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A clever spin on the Spelunky style of randomly-generated platformer, and although it asks a lot of its players its rewards are worth the effort.

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The Swindle is nowhere near an entirely negative experience. It's a festival of moments, of anecdotes filled with failures and smiles. I found myself holding my breath as I hacked a computer with just enough time to dodge three heavy guards coming my way, jumped over two electricity traps, clung to a wall to let a patrol pass, and bombed myself a new escape route. These pockets of perfection kept me hooked, and made me boot up The Swindle again and again in order to preserve this world of rogues. That, and my dedication to you guys. Now, the Devil's Basilisk is for all of us to share. You're goddamned welcome.

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