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Gods Will Be Watching

Devolver Digital
Jul 24, 2014 - PC
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

69

Top Critic Average

27%

Critics Recommend

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81 / 100
IGN
8 / 10
Eurogamer
8 / 10
GameSpot
6 / 10
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3 / 5
Destructoid
8.5 / 10
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5 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Gods Will Be Watching

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

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

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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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Emotional storytelling and challenging gameplay can't wholly save Gods Will Be Watching from some of its bad design choices.

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Thought it shares some similarities with Telltale's The Walking Dead, Deconstructeam's Gods Will Be Watching isn't the same kind of game. Instead of a heavy narrative, the game is more of a resource management sim, with the resource being the other characters. When taken like that, it's a solid puzzle game with some rough, repetitive edges.

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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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Gods Will Be Watching strives to be meaningful. The story ruminates on how hard it is to find purpose in a world where things are often outside of our control. Many may never get a chance to appreciate that message, since the game ruins its own potential. At no point does Gods Will Be Watching make the struggle worth the effort.

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Gods Will Be Watching is a sci-fi thriller that's all about making the right decisions. The thing is, there are no right decisions... and that's the good news.

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