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The Red Strings Club

Rating Summary

Based on 52 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

78%

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Based on 52 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCJan 22, 2018

Developer: Deconstructeam

Publisher: Devolver Digital

Genre: Interactive Story

The Red Strings Club is a cyberpunk narrative experience about fate and happiness featuring the extensive use of pottery, bartending and impersonating people on the phone to take down a corporate conspiracy. The professed altruistic corporation Supercontinent Ltd is on the verge of releasing Social Psyche Welfare: a system that will eliminate depression, anger and fear from society. However, the bartender of a clandestine club and a freelance hacker don't regard this evolution as an improvement but as brainwashing. Alongside unwitting company employees and a rogue empathy android, the duo will pull all the strings they can to bring down this scheme.
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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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The Red Strings Club's great cast of characters and philosophical themes about the meaning of happiness provide plenty of thought-provoking entertainment

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The Red Strings Club is a fascinating journey into the problem of free will

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The Red Strings Club is a deeply gratifying cyberpunk adventure whose strong writing and exciting scenarios enhance its themes about the manipulation of human emotion.

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