The Red Strings Club Reviews

The Red Strings Club is ranked in the 83rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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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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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9.3 / 10.0
Mar 27, 2019

The Red Strings Club is not a dish for all palates, or rather, it is not a cocktail that will please everyone. Because Deconstructeam, like Donovan, knows how to touch our deepest emotions in a cruelly beautiful way: they guide us to an impasse in which we must assume the consequences of what we have caused. We will be victims and executioners of the threads of destiny that, with our actions, have been weaving a tapestry rich in shades, full of lights and shadows. Believe me when I tell you that you will not easily forget this game: they will come out bruised and aching, but with the smile of the one who has known how to fight until the end.

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85 / 100
Mar 26, 2019

The Red Strings Club is a masterpiece that introduces a creative plot with resourceful protagonists and a marvelous narrative.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2019

Sit down, fix yourself a stiff drink, and get ready to open up. The Red Strings Club is an establishment worth visiting.

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Cultured Vultures
W.B. Mason
Top Critic
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 22, 2019

The Red Strings Club proves that the Switch is one of the best console choices for indie games, but can't quite match its PC cousin.

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8 / 10
Mar 19, 2019

GREAT - The Red Strings Club is a great way to spend a lazy Sunday curled up in bed. The story is engaging and made all the better by its well-written cast of rogues. It’ll definitely leave you thinking long after you’re finished.

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7.7 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2019

It’s so rewarding to have dialogue options that so clearly generate results.

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8 / 10
Mar 15, 2019

The Red Strings Club tells a brilliant cyberpunk tale that's full of big ideas and tough moral questions. Its gameplay sections are a little too flimsy and repetitive to keep pace, but you'll want to play through this memorable adventure nonetheless.

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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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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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Jul 13, 2018

The Red Strings Club might not be **the** cyberpunk game you’re waiting for, but it’s well-worth your time. Like any good cyberpunk story, it poses tough questions about our potential future and the extent to which we adapt our own bodies and minds at the cost of corporate control. Like any really good cyberpunk story, you shouldn’t expect to get all the answers.

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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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Feb 17, 2018

Few titles can take players on a journey with the ease and grace that The Red Strings Club does; its ability to do so much with so little is a ringing endorsement to the effectiveness of minimalism. The game will not—can not—appeal to everyone, but those seeking a title that takes narrative seriously should not overlook it. Although the gameplay is not challenging, the way it forms an integral part of the story is something that even the biggest, most practiced teams in the industry can learn from. In short, The Red Strings Club is unmissable.

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8 / 10
Feb 16, 2018

The Red Strings Club poses important questions to think and reflect on in an effective, harrowing way.

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Unscored
Feb 7, 2018

It's a great game to fill a contemplative afternoon. Buy it.

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8 / 10
Feb 5, 2018

The Red Strings Club in an excellent story-driven game that offers a beautiful pixel design and a very interesting narrative gameplay.

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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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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 / 10.0
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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