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Telling Lies

Sam Barlow, Furious Bee Limited, Annapurna Interactive
Aug 23, 2019 - PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

72%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
Recommended
IGN
9 / 10
PC Gamer
87 / 100
GamesRadar+
4.5 / 5
Game Informer
9 / 10
GameSpot
7 / 10
USgamer
4.5 / 5
Game Revolution
4.5 / 5
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Telling Lies trailer - PC Gaming Show 2019

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Critic Reviews for Telling Lies

Telling Lies, by contrast, is but a second baby step into uncharted territory: a little wobbly, a little naive. But definitely courageous and exciting.

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IGN

By Samuel Horti
9 / 10.0
IGN

Sharp writing, believable acting and a twisting plot make Telling Lies an essential detective game.

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PC Gamer

Unknown Author
87 / 100
PC Gamer

An atmospheric, brilliantly written and acted detective thriller that tells a compelling story in a unique way.

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GamesRadar+

Unknown Author
GamesRadar+

Telling Lies is a paragon for storytelling, for character arcs that surprise you and linger on long after the credits – and videos – have ended.

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Excellent acting from actors like Angela Sarafyan (Westworld) and Logan Marshall-Green (The Invitation) brings depth and realism to the characters and their stories

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Telling Lies expands on the core ideas of Her Story with more expansive, nuance voyeurism, but it runs out of energy before the end.

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USgamer

iew by Caty McCarthy, Features Editor
USgamer

Telling Lies feels like it's about four times as big as Sam Barlow's previous game Her Story, and it shows. You feel it not just in the four characters you're sifting through footage of, but in the variety of its videos too: from FaceTime calls to hidden cameras capturing secretive meetings. In Her Story, it was famously easy to go down a rabbit hole of sorts on your own intuition; in Telling Lies, that tendency is mechanized in smart, intuitive ways. When it comes to good interactive mysteries, Telling Lies is among the best you can get.

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Telling Lies is like the best parts of an adventure game, a mystery novel, and an art nouveau movie all rolled up into one.

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