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Orwell - Keeping an Eye on You

Surprise Attack, Osmotic Studios
Oct 27, 2016 - PC

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Critic Reviews for Orwell - Keeping an Eye on You

A novel perspective on totalitarian surveillance. Orwell may not make you think, but it should keep you entertained.

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Orwell is a lukewarm interactive thriller with several moments that hit hard, but it’s inconsistent and some of the writing is laughably bad

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Orwell grabs the problem of how we balance our own liberty and our safety and turns it into a thrilling adventure. It unfolds complex debate points into a dazzling satire, that neatly presents all the relevant arguments as a series of moral problems, dressed up in a frighteningly convincing world.

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A smart take on surveillance and a focus on player choice makes Orwell exciting, engaging, and discomforting.

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Orwell is a thought-provoking game about privacy, politics, and ethical dilemmas such as sacrificing a few in favor of the whole. With immersive visuals and a multi-layered story, it will instantly pull you in. This game offers high replayability and starts much-needed conversations in this age of technology.

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Orwell is a thought-provoking interactive debate about the politics of privacy and security. It's the kind of game that never actually feels like a game, and it manages to do it well

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Orwell is a thriller investigation game, but also an interactive way to face the consequences of a dystopian society.

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Good for contemplating the line between security surveillance and invasion of privacy.

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