The Complex

Rating Summary

Based on 41 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

60

Top Critic Average

27%

Critics Recommend

Based on 41 critic reviews
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52 / 100
Apr 9, 2020

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

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5 / 10
Mar 31, 2020

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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7 / 10
Mar 31, 2020

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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9.5 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2020

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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60 / 100
Mar 31, 2020

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

Top Critic

Apr 2, 2020

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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76 / 100
Apr 11, 2020

If you’re okay with having minimal interaction, enjoy making tough decisions, and love an interesting narrative, The Complex is certainly an experience to add to your list.

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PC Invasion

Top Critic

6 / 10
Mar 31, 2020

The Complex's potential gets lost amid weird subplots, throwaway characters, and a ton of plot holes. With so few meaningful choices, it's not an experience worth repeating more than once.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 4, 2020

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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6 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2020

The Complex feels like a moderately entertaining super-low budget science fiction film – the first time. After that, it becomes apparent that the "interactive" part of this interactive film is just fluff, until the very end. At that point, the game slams you into an ending that feels a bit unearned. The Complex is a fun enough way to spend an evening with family or friends, but don't expect any longevity out of it.

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