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Orwell - Keeping an Eye on You

Rating Summary

Based on 15 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

82

Top Critic Average

77%

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Based on 15 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCOct 27, 2016

Developer: Osmotic Studios

Publisher: Surprise Attack

Genre: Adventure

Big Brother has arrived - and it’s you. Investigate the lives of citizens to find those responsible for a series of terror attacks. Information from the internet, personal communications and private files are all accessible to you. But, be warned, the information you supply will have consequences… Orwell is a new governmental security program that has the power to survey the online presence of every person in The Nation. It can monitor all personal communications and access any computer. To preserve the privacy of citizens, human researchers examine the data Orwell finds and decide which pieces of information should be passed on to the security forces, and which should be rejected. Selected from thousands of candidates, you are Orwell’s first human researcher. And when a terror attack rocks the Nation’s capital city of Bonton, Orwell, and you, are immediately put to the test. Starting with a single person of interest, you'll help the security forces build out and profile a network of potential culprits. But are these people really terrorists? What does the information you reveal to Orwell say about them? What if you find out things about them that not even their loved ones know? What is the real price of maintaining the security that the Nation is yearning for?
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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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