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Hidden in Plain Sight Review
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Posted: 23 months ago, last updated 10 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


This unique battle requires keen observation rather than quick reflexes. Up to four players fight to protect or assassinate the king, catch a thief or race across the screen without being stopped. The twist is that you each have numerous computer-controlled doppelgängers. You have to pay careful attention to how each one moves and behaves to try to spot (and then stop) the human players. Not only does this create knife-edge battles fraught with excitement, but it requires very different skills from other competitive video games.

Like family-favourite board games, setting aside an hour or two to play this together is not only a lot of fun but an enjoyable way to relax. The quick rounds allow for time to catch up with each other and pass around the snacks. Repeatedly playing the same mode leads to the development of more subtle tactics. The simple premise of each of the five games leads to surprising depths as players try to outsmart each other.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 16/07/2014, updated in 2020

Platforms: Mac, PC, Switch, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Puzzle and Shooting

Developer: Adam Spragg (@AdamSpragg)


Each round lasts a few minutes, but perfecting strategies against other players requires longer attention and repeated play.
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. You need from two to four players in the same place to play this.


Hidden in Plain Sight usually costs £4.99.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Switch Store Switch £4.99
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

PEGI 7+ with Mild Violence.

In the US, ESRB state: Rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for Fantasy Violence


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Hidden in Plain Sight Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@AdamSpragg) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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