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Her Story Review

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Posted: 17 months ago, last updated 9 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Solve the 1994 mystery of a murdered man by searching an old police computer archive of interview videos of his wife. The game presents a retro computer interface but the interviews themselves are short films with real actors. Although there are only seven films, they are fragmented into short tapes. Each clip uncovers more events and characters that can be used to search the computer database for further interview segments. It starts as a simple task of observation but becomes a challenge of noticing links and inconsistencies, then figuring out the correct words and phrases to search for specific clips.

The mystery is powerfully compelling because all the information is available if you know what to search for. The forensic search of this historic data is hugely satisfying as the true story finally emerges.

DetailsGame Details

Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 24/06/2015

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Genres: Narrative and Puzzle

Developer: @MrSamBarlow


Duration: This game will take between 4 hours and 8 hours to complete. You can solve and complete the main story in about 4 hours, but to see everything in the game will take upwards of 8 hours.
Players: This is a single player game.


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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 16 with strong violence. In the US the ESRB rated it MATURE 17+ with sexual themes and strong language.


We haven’t recorded accessibility settings for this game yet. Our Her Story Accessibilty Review details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features

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