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Manual Samuel

Rating Summary

Based on 28 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

62

Top Critic Average

22%

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Based on 28 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Oct 14, 2016
Xbox OneOct 14, 2016
PCOct 14, 2016

Developers: Curve Digital, Perfectly Paranormal

Genre: Adventure

Manual Samuel is a classic adventure game with a wild twist. After making a deal with Death, our hero, the spoiled rich-kid Samuel, must survive for 24 hours controlling his entire body manually. From breathing and blinking to driving and working, all these tasks will fall to you. It won’t be easy, with Death himself tagging along for the ride, you might be in some very deep feces!

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USgamer

USgamer

Manual Samuel is a good-looking, genuinely funny button-pressing test of dexterity that starts out well, but unfortunately becomes increasingly complicated and frustrating as the game wears on. It's a nice idea, but one that will probably only appeal to those who enjoy games like QWOP.

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TheSixthAxis

Steve C
7 / 10
TheSixthAxis

More than most games, I would urge potential purchasers to watch the trailer and see whether the sense of humour in this game appeals before buying. It is a lot of fun while it lasts and it provides a really interesting alternative to the increasingly automatic and cinematic fare of many AAA games, but it’s not for everyone. I can’t think of many more niche games than Manual Samuel, but it’s great that such projects still exist.

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IGN Spain

6.3 / 10.0
IGN Spain

The game is very fun, you catch love as fast as you hate it because of the frustration it brings. It's a short experience, too. And maybe the fact that it comes to an end as soon as I know a little.

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God is a Geek

7 / 10.0
Chris White

There are some great ideas in many of the mini-games and the humour is great, but the controls are frustrating and detract from the fun.

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