The Red Strings Club Reviews

The Red Strings Club is ranked in the 83rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2018

Like many branching narrative games with ample replayability, The Red Strings Club is more about the journey than the destination. But across my four hours with it, I was too often not concerned with either.

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Jan 23, 2018

A short but thought-provoking story with interesting moral choices to make and enough player engagement to keep you involved.

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 8, 2019

Even though The Red Strings Club is in a pixelated genre which is oversaturated, the story all but makes up for it. I would recommend this despite its controls for anyone on a budget looking for a great story-telling game, and for all sci-fi/cyberpunk fans.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2018

One that isn't afraid to delve into the idea of friendship, humanity, and what technological breakthroughs can bring us as a species.

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9 / 10.0
Jan 24, 2018

The Red Strings Club deeply explores human emotions and feelings, giving the player the opportunity to play with them.

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7.8 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2018

A stylish if slightly familiar slice of high concept dystopian sci-fi

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GameSpace
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2018

The Red Strings Club is a fascinating exploration of humanity, emotion, ethics, and our own preconceptions of evil. It tackles some huge topics, and while it does not manage to meet all of it’s potential it is worth playing just to visit The Red Strings Club, pull up a chair, and try something different.

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4 / 5.0
Jan 22, 2018

Thanks to an incredible and thought-provoking story, a cast of well-rounded characters, and simple yet highly effective gameplay, The Red Strings Club easily kicks off 2018 on the right foot when it comes to adventure games.

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4.6 / 5.0
Jan 23, 2018

Old school adventuring has grown up!

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8 / 10.0
Feb 2, 2018

The Red Strings Club uses every cybyerpunk trope—implants, sentient androids, all-powerful corporations—in ways that are meaningful.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2019

Elements like your current objectives and path through the story aren't really explained, and it's possible to feel lost or without purpose due to a lack of tutorials or direction. That said, I would still heartily recommend The Red Strings Club to fans of cyberpunk or crime stories or those who enjoy narrative games with a fair amount of choice and minimal gameplay. I'm not sure if I will be returning to this bar right away, but I'll certainly be thinking about it.

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80%
Feb 2, 2018

Thought-provoking and heart-warming, The Red Strings Club may be brief but it's good to the last drop. And, like the drinks that Donovan serves, it'll have you coming back for more.

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8 / 10
Feb 4, 2018

The Red Strings Club is a story-driven, pixel-art style point & click adventure that makes you think, think and think; about a very possible future that may just be around the corner for us, and about the current troubles that human race is facing.

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8.3 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2018

The Red Strings Club is a story-driven, pixel-art adventure that let you experience an interesting journey in a distopic, cyberpunk world. Despite being too short, the new game from Deconstructeam deserves your attention if you love the point-and-click adventures genre.

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9 / 10.0
Jan 27, 2018

An atmospheric, intriguing, exciting and unusual adventure that will live in your memory for a long time.

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77 / 100
Jan 23, 2018

The Red Strings Club is a clever (and occasionally quite confronting) narrative experience that blends a compelling cocktail of ethical quandaries and social engineering, with a fresh slice of low-stress minigames. Served chilled.

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Adam Riley
Top Critic
3 / 10
Jan 22, 2018

Sadly, The Red Strings Club will fool some into thinking it follows in the footsteps of classics from WadjetEye Games purely because of its aesthetics. Do not be mistaken, though. This is not a patch on any of that company's releases, nor is it affiliated with it at all. Instead, this takes an intriguing style and theme of the world gone mad for technology, mixes in some extremely random love story between the lead duo of hacker and bartender that bears no relevance to the underlying tale, adds in a heavy dose of some of the most painful attempts at puzzles, and then perfectly tops it all off with an overly wordy script filled with too much padding.

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Harvard L.
Top Critic
Jan 23, 2018

Ultimately, The Red Strings Club tries and succeeds to be deeply thought provoking. Whereas other sci-fi games can tell a great story and make the player fear for a hypothetical future, few have made me question my personal definitions on fate, ethics and humanity.

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8 / 10
Mar 27, 2019

The most frustrating part of the game is the ‘game’ itself, and when absolutely every other aspect of The Red Strings Club is so strong, it’s really frustrating. Thankfully, the terrific characters, the strong narrative, the gorgeous visuals and the moral questions the game poses at you tip the game into the ‘must-play’ review score. The brilliant story drags you in and doesn’t let go.

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9.5 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2019

Loaded with philosophy, The Red Strings Club is able to capture the player in a narrative that is deeply controversial and full of dualities with simple but satisfactory gameplay, reaching its pinnacle with one of the best endings ever in a game.

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