Hidden Agenda Reviews

Hidden Agenda is ranked in the 34th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
4 / 5.0
Oct 25, 2017

Even after finding out who the true culprit is at the end of your first playthrough, Hidden Agenda makes it challenging for players to collect all the clues and gain a complete picture of what really happened in one go. There are so many things you can do differently over the course of the story, and the game has incredible replay value.

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Nov 1, 2017

Hidden Agenda is a gritty and intriguing experience that should entertain up to six players for about the length of the average movie. It isn't without its flaws though, and most likely won't be something you'll play more than once.

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Oct 27, 2017

In single-player or multiplayer, Hidden Agenda is a game in which winning almost always feels like losing.

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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 3, 2017

Hidden Agenda proves that PlayLink works not only with funny party games, but also with more mature, dark stories that can be controlled even by very casual gamers.

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6.5 / 10.0
Nov 23, 2017

In the end, I wish Hidden Agenda was more of a traditional PS4 game rather than a PlayLink gimmick. Still, with a solid (yet slightly predictable storyline; at least, the one I played through), it's well worth a go. Supermassive is quickly becoming my favourite Sony developer.

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Nov 1, 2017

Hidden Agenda is worth a purchase if you like Until Dawn, or if you're a fan of insanely fun couch co-op experiences. PlayLink's incorporation of smartphones may or may not catch on for PlayStation, but it works well for Hidden Agenda and becomes one of the game's strengths.

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6 / 10.0
Dec 15, 2017

Hidden Agenda is a funny - but very short - cinematic adventure game with a lot of QTE and social features, available only for PlayLink users.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 2, 2017

Supermassive Games brings players another unique adventure in the multiplayer, action-adventure, thriller Hidden Agenda.

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3.5 / 5.0
Nov 10, 2017

Playlink doesn't get enough credit.

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7 / 10
Nov 1, 2017

Hidden Agenda is a game built to be played with friends, but ultimately I found the most fun in single player. It is also a game made to be finished in one sitting, but I grew to like it more after two playthroughs.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2017

Hidden Agenda is a fun co-op or competitive title with a good production values and a gripping story. The PlayLink system can cause issues and an unforgiving save system means that you may have to start over, but this is a well-made game that's extensively replayable and a killer with friends.

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Digitally Downloaded
Brad L.
Top Critic
Dec 11, 2017

Games like Hidden Agenda are what we need to see more of. The game itself isn't perfect, but it is a perfect example of games that try new ways to tell a story. Full credit to Sony for trying something new with the mobile phone linking system.

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75 / 100
Nov 1, 2017

Hidden Agenda isn't very deep, but it's a fun and creative game that you're going to want to share with all of your friends. It's an interesting showcase of making a typical adventure title into a party experience that takes advantage of the PlayStation's PlayLink platform.

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7 / 10
Nov 19, 2017

A novel idea executed competently, but a predictable and short plot and lack of features to entice those playing alone and with one friend bring the experience down.

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Digiato
Arash Parsapour
Top Critic
65 / 100
Mar 23, 2018

Playing Hidden Agenda is like watching a movie with lots of plot holes and technical problems but just because you're watching it with your friends, you ignore its issues, trying actually to enjoy it. At the end of the day, Hidden Agenda is a half-baked, troubled game which only is enjoyable because of Playlink.

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Mar 20, 2018

Despite how bad it is, you can have some fun with Hidden Agenda. If you play it with friends over a few drinks, you’ll probably have a laugh in the same way you do when watching bad horror films. That’s the best I can say for Hidden Agenda. It’s a narrative game with a dull and poorly written narrative. It’s a choose your own adventure game with boring and uninformed choices. It’s a “play with friends experience” that is likely to leave you with fewer friends at the end of it. Hidden Agenda manages to scrap a two out of five because, despite itself, I did laugh out loud a few times.

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6.7 / 10.0
Feb 22, 2018

Supermassive's expertise in narrative and player-led storytelling brings us a gripping thriller that simultaneously shows the potential and the limitations of PlayLink.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 27, 2017

Hidden Agenda is an engaging narrative experience that could benefit from a chapter select and some more plot details.

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2017

Hidden Agenda is a great way to spend a night with friends, working together (or against each other) to get to the bottom of The Trapper case. It is playable solo, but it truly shines as a multiplayer experience, where other players' choices impact and sway the story in ways you wouldn't have taken it yourself. Which means playing through a second or third time could present very different choices and outcomes.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 11, 2017

Hidden Agenda is a great game to play both on your own and as part of a party. It's not very long, clocking in at around 90 minutes, but it's a decent enough length to play through in one sitting without losing interest. Once you know the plot and the killer there is still motivation for replaying the game as there are multiple hidden branches which you can't view within one playthrough, this will keep you coming back to experiment to see what you can uncover.

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