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Crime O'Clock

Bad Seed, Just For Games
Jun 30, 2023 - PC, Nintendo Switch

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Critics Recommend

8 / 10
IGN Italy
7.5 / 10
70 / 100
65 / 100
The Games Machine
8.5 / 10
8.2 / 10
Nintendo Life
6 / 10
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Crime O'Clock - Launch Trailer - Nintendo Switch

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Crime O'Clock - Reveal Date Trailer

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Crime O'Clock - Teaser Trailer

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Critic Reviews for Crime O'Clock

Crime O’Clock is an enjoyable throwback to hidden object games, with modern visual and mechanical design elements that eliminate the frustrations of the genre. Its art style and level of detail make each level a visual treat in addition to a challenging puzzle. I look forward to seeing if Bad Seed is able to expand on the experience with additional levels and puzzles down the road.

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A competent variant on the classic "hidden objects" theme, with excellent artwork and interesting plot.

Review in Italian | Read full review

Preserving the true timeline alongside my AI companion was certainly an interesting investigation. Finding clues amongst the crowds was a simple yet entertaining gimmick, often making for enjoyable short play sessions. With a large amount of story missions alongside a decent free-play mode, there's definitely fun to be had even if the gameplay lacks complexity.

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Crime O’Clock’s lovely art direction and charming premise can’t save the game from its repetitive gameplay loop. While at first, it delivers a wave of nostalgia, it soon drowns in its concept. Even though it’s extremely accessible and fun to play with others, it quickly loses momentum as it struggles to innovate on the idea.

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Crime O'Clock runs smooth like a real clock, never losing a single movement of the hands and showing on-screen the perfect illegitimate son of Columbo and Where's Waldo, with a tiny bit of Minority Report – or the MCU series Loki, for the youngsters.

Review in Italian | Read full review

Ultimately, Crime o' Clock is a title that works, satisfies and entertains. The excellent artistic direction, full of tributes and references to pop culture, also greatly enhances the experience and is worth the ticket price alone.

Review in Italian | Read full review

Crime O’Clock adds a smart twist to the hidden object concept. By showing the characters in its lively scenes going about their business as time passes, Bad Seed has found a way to build masses of detail into the little worlds you explore. However, the minigames are very weak and we never escaped the extremely repetitive gameplay typical of this type of game. As a result, it’s one for genre fans only.

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Despite being far from challenging, Crime O'Clock is an enjoyable game that captivates the player with its intriguing storytelling and a top-notch art direction.

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