Dark Nights With Poe And Munro

Rating Summary

Based on 15 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

73%

Critics Recommend

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6 / 10
May 7, 2021

Dark Nights with Poe and Munro is, as a drama, objectively terrible, but there's a chance it could be a cult hit. It's like watching an amateur dramatics presentation in your local village hall, but on a PlayStation 5. If you can grab some friends, copious amounts of alcohol and embrace the ridiculousness, you will have some fun.

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7 / 10.0
May 19, 2020

Dark Nights with Poe and Munro is perfect for fans of D'Avekki Studios. However, the short episodes can undermine the great story ideas and actor chemistry on display.

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GameMAG

Top Critic

8 / 10
Jun 9, 2020

Dark Nights with Poe and Munro is a fascinating adventure with unexpected plot twists, bright humor and really deep characters that are incredibly pleasant to watch throughout the story. With minimal interactivity and a short duration, we are facing one of the most exciting adventure projects of the not-too-fruitful spring of 2020.

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7 / 10
May 19, 2020

This anthology series of six short but replayable episodes has just the right mix of charm, melodrama, and creepiness to make it worth a look.

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6 / 10
May 3, 2021

As Mulder once said "all we can do is pull the thread, see what it unravels." Dark Nights with Poe and Munro has a fair number of threads to pull should you want to see them all, adding to its longevity. Brief as it is, the decently written script and well acted scenes tempt you into trying something different if only to see what would happen.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 19, 2020

You won't be spending many Dark Nights with Poe and Munro, but you'll find a few memorable episodes of interactive TV in this FMV success story.

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GameGrin
Malini Adkins

Top Critic

6 / 10.0
Jul 2, 2021

There is a lot of potential in Dark Nights with Poe and Munro. But, I needed the player to have a more active role rather than a passive one. But, perhaps there is an audience out there for this game and I just may not be it.

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Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

May 4, 2021

The gameplay is new yet familiar, with the developer mixing up how choices are made by going from text to video in a way that makes it perfectly clear how to play. Koehring and Cunard play off each other wonderfully, building off character stereotypes from past films and fiction when the men were "manly" men and the women were "dainty" ladies. Thanks to the trophies, it is relatively easy to explore all dark corners of the game. Basically, this is another D'Avekki hit game that I will probably never stop referencing or wanting to discuss.

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GameSpew
Chris Mc

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
May 19, 2020

It doesn’t quite reach the lofty heights of The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker or The Shapeshifting Detective, but its episodic format, coupled with excellent performances and quality writing, means that Dark Nights with Poe and Munro is well worth tuning in for.

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9 / 10.0
May 5, 2021

Dark Nights with Poe and Munro is a brilliant FMV cinematic adventure, putting you in the driving seat of August’s answer to Mulder and Scully (Post X-files when they’re forced to run a radio station talking about dreams, nightmares, and the supernatural). Each episode has its own self-contained story, offering choices that will not only alter the dialogue and scenes, but also the ending of each one. There’s replayability for those who wish to grab all the trophies and/or see what the other choices lead to, often resulting in more quirky banter between our protagonists or a random piece of dialogue you’d never have expected. If you like FMV games where you’re in control of the events, you need to pick up this game today – also, go and buy The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker and The Shapeshifting Detective whilst you’re at it!

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