Percentile Rank

Night Call is ranked in the 34th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 44 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

37%

Critics Recommend

Based on 44 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Jul 18, 2019

Atmosphere rules in this narrative game about a cabbie on the trail of a killer.

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ACG
Wait for Sale
ACG

Top Critic

Wait for Sale
Jul 17, 2019
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LadiesGamers.com
Liked
Liked
Jul 22, 2020

My biggest hope is that someone picks up this game and becomes just a bit more respectful and tolerant of people, or groups, that they may not have understood before. I honestly think that this is the kind of game that can do that. And who doesn’t want a world where discrimination is no more, right? I’d recommend this game to ANYONE who likes good storytelling, and compelling characters. It isn’t all doom-and-gloom either, there are a butt-load of fun, kooky, fantasy characters as well that are a blast to learn about (I’m looking at you robot-assistant and lady-from-the-future-where-the-world’s-population-has-been-ravaged-by-a-disease… SO TOPICAL AMIRITE?!) Anyway, as we should all know by now Raw Fury is amazing, they make amazing games happen. Night Call is no exception to the rule.

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pressakey.com
Maybe
Maybe
Jul 23, 2019

Night Call was fun for me and basically has all the necessary ingredients for an exciting experience - but the many bugs, the repetetive gameplay and the feeling that it didn't quite hit it's potential stand in the way of an unconditional recommendation. In short: Night Call runs out of fuel on a long distance.

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Unboxholics
Caution
Caution
Sep 3, 2019

Night Call's redeeming value is its noir atmosphere. But that game can really become repetitive after a while.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Jul 17, 2019

So, it’s a game with two key strands that feel forced together when they don’t really work in tandem. I like both ingredients in theory, but they don’t coalesce successfully, like how a vinaigrette salad dressing will separate into oil and vinegar until you shake it up again.

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Scored Reviews

BaziCenter
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jul 15, 2019

Night Call's focus on story-telling and engaging atmosphere pays off as the developers mix in wonderful music and top quality animations to create one of the most unique experiences in recent memory.

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MonsterVine
Sep 11, 2019

This one’s pretty niche. If you need action and accomplishment, give it a pass. If you like atmosphere, dialogue trees, and sometimes running into cats that tip well, you will enjoy.

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GotGame
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 20, 2019

Night Call is an exceptional game with very few flaws. Although minimal in its playful and technical system, the narrative potential and unique atmosphere it presents are elements of unquestionable quality.

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Area Xbox
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Jul 9, 2020

Night Call presents an incredible graphic adventure in each of its aspects. Each character you meet has a personality, a way of speaking and a deep story. Dialogues is its main mechanics, and they work very well, with multiple answer options and conversation delays. Being your objective to solve a case and find the culprit, this game makes you feel like a true investigator, while you subsist in your day to day with your taxi. For this, this game also has some simple but great time, money and gas management mechanics that enrich the experience.

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GameWatcher
8 / 10.0
GameWatcher

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Jul 17, 2019

Night Call is interesting in ways most games aren't. It's a game that humanizes people that usually get mockery. It's so good at this that it overshadows the serial killer stuff. It can lose its steam thanks to some repetitive gameplay, but its shorter length prevents it from dragging on. Its design choices will turn away action-oriented players, but it's a pleasant surprise if you want more compassion in your crime fiction.

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GameSkinny
Jul 22, 2019

Night Call is an intriguing ride through Paris full of intriguing tales and conversations. Too bad its detective elements aren't as compelling.

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Thumb Culture
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2019

I have loved playing Night Call, Everything about it just works so well to me, as I played I found myself becoming more interested in picking up fares and listening to their stories, from a priest to a poet, a couple trying to find a donor to help them conceive to a cat, yes I said a cat, than wanting to solve the actual investigation. I look forward to seeing if they add more investigations to solve and more fares to pick up in the future. I feel the game thoroughly deserves the Thumb Culture Gold Award.

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GameSpot
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jul 19, 2019

Night Call is an absorbing noir adventure with plenty of heart.

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GamePitt
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 24, 2020

Night Call is an original take on the narrative-driven investigation genre, playing almost like a visual novel with lots of choices. Also, no two playthroughs will be the same thanks to the abundance of passengers which you can interact with and the evidence you’ll collect to help you come to your final conclusion. Despite my issues with the case board (mainly revolving around how confusing, unintuitive, and not very user-friendly it is), I still thoroughly enjoyed talking to the passengers, learning more about the case, investigating the suspects, and coming to my own conclusions around who I think is the serial killer. This is a game which makes you think without giving you the answer on a plate – certainly a recommendation from me for the passenger interactions alone!

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The Games Machine
7.9 / 10.0
7.9 / 10.0
Jul 20, 2019

Night Call is thriller on the importance of verbal confrontation, adapting to one's interlocutor, creating fluid dialogues without necessarily complying with all their thoughts. A visual novel that is so classic, even predictable in its police nuance, but brilliant in the micro-situations we will experience in every journey.

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GamingTrend
75 / 100
75 / 100
Jun 27, 2020

Night Call may draw you with its murder mysteries, but you'll keep playing to learn about its numerous, interesting characters. It's incredibly well written, if a bit pretentious in the best way. Unfortunately, it's numerous glitches may frustrate players too much to keep playing.

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Cultured Vultures
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 19, 2019

Technical and pacing issues aside, the writing of Night Call is what makes it such a fascinating and, at times, enthralling game. Sit back with a cup of coffee and become an unofficial therapist for a few hours with this dark descent into Paris.

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33bits
75 / 100
75 / 100
Jul 17, 2019

Night Call is a pure visual novel, although in principle it may seem like another kind of game. The conversations that we will have with our clients will be very familiar to us as they are topics that we see on a daily basis, very well narrated and almost taken from a good book of the detective genre. The big catch is that it is not translated into Spanish and has a rather complex English vocabulary, which makes it unsuitable for anyone as you can miss out on quite a few details.

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Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jul 16, 2020

A stylishly presented, adult-themed adventure that explores the night life of Paris in thought-provoking but agreeably quirky detail.

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Shacknews
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jul 24, 2019

All in all, Night Call sets itself up with an inspired idea and premise. The concept of a man living the simple life as a city taxi driver going through regular life while trying to catch a sinister serial killer is fascinating.

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VideoGamer
7 / 10
VideoGamer
Josh Wise

Top Critic

7 / 10
Jul 19, 2019

Night call is thick with moody atmosphere and noir style; its writing is hit and miss, but it's tough not to be entranced by the central concept.

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PC Invasion
Jul 28, 2019

The characters you meet in Night Call are the stars of this noir-style thriller. Interestingly, the crime plot takes a backseat to meeting the residents of Paris and learning about their struggles and success. Unfortunately, the game becomes repetitive after the first case due to duplicated dialog and a lack of gameplay evolution.

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DualShockers
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 17, 2019

Become the Batman of taxi cab drivers as you try to solve a neo-noir murder mystery.

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Game Debate
7 / 10.0
Game Debate

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2019

Still,  the end result is a relaxing, intriguing and sleek murder mystery tale that's certainly worth enjoying once. It's not overly long if you play on normal, nor is it particularly replayable, but finding out who the killer is definitely scratches an investigative itch.

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Saudi Gamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Aug 15, 2019

Fun narrative experience charms you with its mysterious atmosphere & characters with their conversations to figure out who's the killer, other than that you might get bored due to its gameplay elements & conversations repetitiveness.

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GameSpew
7 / 10.0
GameSpew
Becca S.

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Jul 7, 2020

As a concept, Night Call is fantastic; a narrative noir where you play as a cab driver on the dark streets of Paris is something that many people will want to pick up and give a try – and they definitely should. But I’m not sure how many people will be able to really stick with it and master it. As intriguing as its cases are, after you’ve played a few they all blend together, making it even harder to figure out what you’re meant to be doing. Give Night Call a try if you’re looking for a challenging narrative game about crime and investigation. But if you’re wanting an easy-going mystery, you won’t find it here.

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AnaitGames
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jul 17, 2019

A showcase of strong open and non-linear narrative —but also a lesson on the importance of prioritizing.

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GamesFinest
7 / 10
7 / 10
Aug 1, 2019

Night Call feels like solving a puzzle without having seen the picture on the packaging. It therefore works best when you drive through the wet streets of Paris, throw yourself into the conversations and just let the case come to you. It turns out to be a dark secret who the killer is after all. One thing's for sure: the killer himself is the least interesting narrative element in the game.

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Rapid Reviews UK
Jul 12, 2020

It is not often that I get excited about a game. Not that wrapped up, clock-watching excitement. Yet that is precisely what I felt from the moment I saw the trailer for Night Call. It had something about it that intrigued me. I had to play this game.

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Nintendo Blast
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2020

Night Call has few mechanics, but intriguing stories. In addition to the investigative premise itself, what really delights are the dozens of different people we deal with in Paris nights. These narratives are great and make the journey worthwhile. But, let's face it: for a game this is a big problem. Still, who wouldn't want to hear conversations in a taxi in a tense and mysterious world?

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COGconnected
68 / 100
68 / 100
Jul 9, 2020

Despite its numerous technical glitches, Night Call leaves a strong impression and I’m positive that with a couple of improvements it will definitely rise above.

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Generación Xbox
6.8 / 10.0
6.8 / 10.0
Jul 26, 2019

Night Call is an interesting and quirky game hold back by it's lack of depth and complex narrative threads. A decent and original game nevertheless.

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PC Gamer
65 / 100
PC Gamer

Top Critic

65 / 100
Jul 17, 2019

Haphazard gameplay and varying narrative quality put a damper on Night Call's strong mood and hints of brilliance.

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Oyungezer Online
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Aug 8, 2019

It's an interesting concept with nice stories, but execution is poor and game experience isn't as strong.

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IGN Italy
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jul 18, 2019

Night Call is an interesting thriller adventure. With good atmosphere and promising mechanics, its "noir" side shows the madness and the difficulties of the nights in Paris. Sadly there are some problems with the general pacing and all the management side is poor.

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God is a Geek
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jul 17, 2019

A title that grabs your attention and has you hooked almost immediately. But after a while, the repetition and constraining design choices will put you off.

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Gameblog
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jul 24, 2019

Despite its promise to be a noir investigation in the heart of Paris, Night Call focuses way more on its narrative and brilliant part, at the expense of the mystery itself. Yes, the iconic characters you drive from a neighborhood to another is beautifully written, but we would have hoped to play a real part trying to find the culprit.

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Jump Dash Roll
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jul 31, 2019

An initially fascinating murder mystery that descends into repetition for its final two-thirds. A real shame.

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Screen Rant
Screen Rant

Top Critic

Jul 8, 2020

Night Call shines at conversations and falters at gameplay

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TechRaptor
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Jul 17, 2019

Night Call is a game filled with good ideas, but terrible execution. Great characters and exploration are let down by superfluous mechanics and a lack of meaningful choices.

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NintendoWorldReport
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Jul 14, 2020

I think the game would've been better if it really was just about driving around Paris getting to know these people who are living out their everyday lives. The mystery-solving is half baked, and the fact that you can't carry the stories of your passengers forward into future cases just makes me wish the mystery wasn't there at all. I really did love the conversations I had with the game's diverse cast, but in the end I was just left frustrated that I wouldn't be able to see them through to their end without slogging through a lot of stuff I'd already seen.

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Impulsegamer
2.5 / 5.0
2.5 / 5.0
Jul 25, 2019

Great for a single play-through, but no incentive to replay.

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Pardis Game
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Jul 29, 2019

Night Call tries to combine adventure and simulation genres to present something completely new, but it fails and the result is a dull game which usually forgets its main story. Still, it is possible to find some interesting moments in listening to passengers and their life story, but it comes with the price of standing poor gameplay and annoying bugs.

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