Gods Will Be Watching

Rating Summary

Based on 33 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

69

Top Critic Average

27%

Critics Recommend

Based on 33 critic reviews
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10 / 10.0
Jul 30, 2014

Born from a Ludum Dare scenario (an updated version of which has been included in the middle of the game) and spread into a full-length game, Gods Will Be Watching is far and away the most interesting game from 2014 thus far, and it wouldn't really be a stretch to call its design "pioneering." But the true joy, above its other admirable traits, comes from the emotional trauma and frustration it inflicts on the player. Accept no substitutes.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 1, 2014

This is a unique game, presented as a traditional point-'n'-click adventure title but more focused on strategy and planning instead of puzzle solving. If you push on and don't give up, you'll be rewarded -- just expect a few heartbreaking moments first.

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ZTGD

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Jul 30, 2014

At the end of the day, Gods Will Be Watching is a title I'm sure to remember for some time for its many intense moments, but in the back of my mind, I'll always ponder what could have been if they'd fully realized their ambitions.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 24, 2014

Despite a few hiccups here and there, Deconstructeam has weaved together a solid title that will resonate with players long after the experience is over. As long as you're willing to put in the substantial effort, of course.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 24, 2014

Gods will be worth it

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81 / 100
Jul 24, 2014

An inspired take on survival, where you get to bring your own horror.

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IGN

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Jul 25, 2014

Gods Will Be Watching takes adventure games to new, dark, and strategic places

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8 / 10.0
Aug 19, 2014

When wrestled away from its uncompromising difficulty Gods Will Be Watching becomes a different and wholly original beast. It is rather unlike any game before it. Scant few dare to explore such dark and dubious moral grounds, and the way it hammers such choices home with such brutal and stylish pixelated visuals is quite shocking.

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77 / 100
Jul 28, 2014

I wanted to like Gods Will Be Watching more than I did. It was let down by a few technical issues, and one chapter in particular was highly frustrating. Overall, it's something a bit different and well worth checking out.

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8 / 10
Jul 27, 2014

In Gods Will Be Watching, I feel bad not because of what I've done in the game, but because I feel like I'm the one at somebody else's mercy, and I have no idea what that person wants. This may well be deliberate, and if so this failure to communicate its intentions either makes Gods Will Be Watching a work of unusually cruel genius, or a work of astonishing clumsiness. Maybe even both at the same time. Either way, it's impossible to recommend to anyone but the most masochistic players.

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