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Video GameTelling Lies Review
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 7 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Telling Lies is from the same developer as Her Story. It's named as an investigative thriller game with non-linear storytelling by the developer.

You investigate a murder through a desktop computer interface that lets you access live filmed interviews. This lets you access numerous video clips covering a two-year period for four key characters. But the clips have had a technical issue which has fragmented and muddled them. You must piece together what happened by watching, taking notes and searching for other clips. All the time the clock is ticking as you have a limited time in which to solve the mystery.

The novelty is both in the web of lies and deceit you have to uncover but also because this is acted like a Netflix series or TV drama rather than a traditional video game.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 31/07/2019, updated in 2020

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Players: 1

Genres: Narrative, Point-and-Click and Puzzle

Developer: Mr Sam Barlow (@MrSamBarlow)

 

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DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 4 hours and 6 hours to complete.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game. There are three different endings that make it a game worth replaying.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has received a PEGI 16 because it features strong violence and use of strong language. Not suitable for persons under 16 of years age. Violent scenes are rare and include a live action scene where a woman shoots a man in the leg. He falls to the floor, clutching his injured limb and cursing her with obscenities. Blood and the wound itself are not shown.

Offensive language and expletives are used often throughout the game and include the words: “*!@?*”, “*!@?*”, “*!@?*”, “*!@?*”, “*!@?*”, “*!@?*”, “*!@?*”, “*!@?*”, “Dick”, and “*!@?*”.

CostsCosts

Telling Lies usually costs £14.99 to £16.74.
 

Telling Lies

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

AccessibilityAccessibility


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

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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