This game is rated PEGI 16
Our review includes potentially triggering words:
Murder and Wound.
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Telling Lies Review
Posted: 21 months ago, last updated 4 days ago.
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.
Content Rating: PEGI 16
Release Date: 31/07/2019
Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
Genres: Narrative, Point-and-Click and Puzzle
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. The examiners report expands this rating with the following: 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 “*!@?*”.
This game has been rated ESRB MATURE 17+.
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