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The Complex

Wales Interactive, Good Gate Games, Little Jade Productions
Mar 31, 2020 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

60

Top Critic Average

27%

Critics Recommend

PC Gamer
52 / 100
Metro GameCentral
5 / 10
TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
God is a Geek
9.5 / 10
GamingTrend
60 / 100
Guardian
2 / 5
The Games Machine
7 / 10
Push Square
4 / 10
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Critic Reviews for The Complex

A polished but disappointingly by-the-numbers FMV adventure that won't linger in your mind for long.

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Metro GameCentral

Unknown Author
5 / 10
Metro GameCentral

An interactive movie that tries to tell a relevant tale of near-future Britain but is marred by characters that lack credibility and a story free from dramatic tension.

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The Complex is a well crafted interactive movie with a story that will initially hook you. As you lead Amy's decision making through the story, some moments can feel a bit out there or character motivations unclear, but it's a satisfying experience overall and it will scratch that sci-fi thriller itch.

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The story and acting are superb and with so many endings it's almost impossible to predict how each decision will play out and affect the overall conclusion. A must play for fans of live-action games.

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The Complex is a decently serviceable FMV game that has an ambitious relationship mechanic that drives choices forward. However, with some odd presentation choices and limited freedoms, this feels more like a midday movie matinee than a crowd-pleasing blockbuster.

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Guardian

Leslie Felperin
Guardian

It's your job to help two doctors – who are also ex-lovers – save an infected woman in this zeitgeist-y drama with eight possible endings

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Mixing games and movies is hard, and The Complex still hasn't found the magic formula. At least, it doesn't take the matter so seriously as Until Dawn, but it just delivers what it promised: 6-8 hours of an interactive movie, set in a direct-to-video sci-fi context. Not a mastepiece, but stil better than the beginning of 2020.

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Push Square

Unknown Author
4 / 10
Push Square

There's a place for FMV games like The Complex, but this effort is both poorly written and performed. You'll tire of the cast long before you reach the release's credits, and while the title does include various branches in its story, it generally feels like you're on autopilot for the most part. If you're desperate for a live action experience, the PS4 already has much better alternatives to this.

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