Beholder: Complete Edition
Spying on your neighbours and rummaging through their belongings has never been as fun and stressful as it is in Beholder: Complete Edition. The game has some minor blemishes when it comes to tasks and time limits, but the Complete Edition of Beholder is still an incredibly unique and enjoyable totalitarian experience.
Had Beholder released 5 years ago, it would have been hailed as a ground-breaking title for its subversive qualities and biting commentary. As it stands, it is a solidly realised idea that unfortunately falls under the shadow of Papers, Please – a much leaner, older title that is more efficient in conveying many of the same messages.
the game will still play the same: spy, report, build relationships, and try not to get shot in the face.
Beholder: Complete Edition is a surprisingly challenging experience, but is still a fantastic game.
Players looking for a unique experience that has bits of Fallout Shelter crossed with The Sims will find a game that is move-in ready!
Beholder is all about making choices, even if the choices become repetitive. The FingerGuns Review;
It's clear that Beholder: Complete Edition is trying to tell a story about oppression, coercion, and state observation, but its heavy handedness and console controls dilutes the message it's trying to produce. Other games have achieved much more with so much less, yet that shouldn't distract from what is a management game with a delightful twist. It's fun to be the bad guy and hauling out a tenant because you spied them eating fish can be strangely compelling. Sometimes admin can be fun and Beholder exploits the subservient and rebel in us all.
Beholder: Complete Edition is a game that is worthy of your time and money, and I had an absolute blast playing. There are several endings you can reach and many ways you can handle each situation. The decisions you make will impact the endings, so if you want to see everything you'll need to play nice/be the bad guy and alternate as needed.
A good game that will make us think about our way of acting. A very good point and click for the Xbox catalog.
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Beholder: Complete Edition is a fun strategy game. Its gorgeous yet subtle dystopian aesthetic illustrates a totalitarian world on the brink of revolution, with an interesting set of characters and soundtrack to boot. But while it's geared towards player agency, it can feel like you're under the thumb of the state more often than not, and that means you may feel forced to walk a path you didn't necessarily choose.