The Red Strings Club Reviews

The Red Strings Club is ranked in the 83rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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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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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Andy Kelly
Top Critic
73 / 100
Jan 23, 2018

While it occasionally slips into cyberpunk cliche, and can be a little too earnest for its own good sometimes, The Red Strings Club is a distinctive take on a well-worn genre.

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7.4 / 10.0
Jan 26, 2018

Red Strings Club is more of a visual novel than a true adventure game, but its roughly four-hour story will give you some topics for your brain to chew on. The conversational gameplay, not to mention the drink mixing minigame, are a lot of fun.

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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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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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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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7.5 / 10.0
Jan 25, 2018

The Red Strings Club develops the dystopia of a world without emotions through cocktails and dialogues. With moments of gameplay as strange as it is interesting.

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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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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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7.8 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2018

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

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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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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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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 / 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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4 / 5
Jan 22, 2018

Great music, pixel-style art, a cyberpunk aesthetic, and the mellow feeling of shooting the shit at the bar. What’s not to love?

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Entertainment Buddha
Taylor Thompson
80 / 100
Jan 22, 2018

The Red Strings Club is fantastic! The beautiful animations along with the great dialogue and charming music makes this cyberpunk narrative a game for all gamers (who are old enough)!

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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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