Replica

Rating Summary

Based on 6 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

67

Top Critic Average

40%

Critics Recommend

Based on 6 critic reviews
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Nov 25, 2020

I wanted Replica to say a lot more than it did. We're living in a time where governments are becoming more aggressive in snooping into people's lives and for the first time since McCarthy, being branded as a "communist" is shifting from being someone who the right-wing impotently laugh at to someone who could be in some real danger. Replica does the right things in many ways, name-dropping real-world events and giving it enough context that the game is clearly anti-fascist in tone. Unfortunately, it lacks the intelligence and emotional resonance to be the interactive Orwellian experience that it wants to be.

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7 / 10
Jul 13, 2016

An interesting phone-hacking game which draws from the player's real-world experiences to good effect.

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Jul 8, 2016

Replica is a strong concept played out a bit too broadly for its own good, but it’s just smart – and certainly timely – enough to get away with it.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 20, 2016

Replica offers a great interactive experience. Its story is complex, with an ability to make players reconsider all of their actions and ideals. Replica's cellphone-inspired gameplay is immersive and realistic. Unfortunately, the story is repetitive after the first playthrough and backtracking is monotonous as the narrative expands. Still, Replica creates a shocking experience for anyone who likes a good mystery.

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73%
Jul 22, 2016

Replica conjures a complicated totalitarian world of privacy invasion and information censorship. It’s a short game with a powerful message and definitely worth £1.99/$2.99 over on Itch.io and Steam.

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2 / 5.0
Apr 6, 2019

An interesting concept but not a long one. While the puzzles are interesting there’s just not enough here to recommend.

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