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A Case of Distrust

Rating Summary

Based on 15 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

47%

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Based on 15 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCFeb 8, 2018

Developers: Serenity Forge, The Wandering Ben

Genres: Interactive Story, Adventure

A Case of Distrust is a narrative mystery from 1924 San Francisco. Play as private investigator Phyllis Cadence Malone in this historical 2D adventure game. Explore underground speakeasies, smoke-filled billiard halls, classic barber shops, and more. Catch suspects in lies by using evidence, statements, and your wits. Intrinsic challenges face our heroine, as she struggles against a pushback on emancipation, leading to many doubts, both internal and external. Uncover the truth in a mystery full of deception!

FEATURES

A hardboiled mystery, working past deceptive characters towards the truth

1924 San Francisco with historically accurate details

Saul Bass inspired visuals and scene transitions

Finger-snapping music that gives style to the roaring 20s

Themes of poverty, racism, and emancipation that tie into contemporary issues

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PC Gamer

78 / 100
PC Gamer

A well-formed slice of noir mystery, beautifully presented. Some writing issues aside, A Case of Distrust is well worth your time.

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Game Informer

6.8 / 10.0
Game Informer

The world is more enjoyable than the mystery therein, but the experience is intriguing overall

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Polygon

9 / 10.0
Polygon

At three hours long, A Case of Distrust held my attention all the way, but that's not to say it's without imperfections. The main character, I think, lacks the energy of her associates. She's rightly angry about how she was treated as a woman on the force, but her feminism falls somewhere between overly earnest and glib. Despite a strong backstory, she lacks emotional force and presence.

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The Games Machine

7.6 / 10.0
Davide Mancini

A Case of Distrust is a charming and gripping noir interactive text adventure. Halfway between 80 Days and Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective, Ben Wander's game tells us about the roaring 20s in a very stylish way. If you can turn a blind eye to some cumbersome mechanics and a couple of trivial choices you'll spend three lovely thrilling hours hanging around San Francisco.

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