Republique -- Episode 1: Exordium Image
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

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  • Summary: You receive a desperate call from Hope, a mysterious woman trapped inside an oppressive totalitarian state. By hacking into the nation's elaborate surveillance network and taking control, you guide Hope through a web of danger and deception across five thrilling episodes.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 34
  2. Negative: 2 out of 34
  1. Feb 10, 2014
    100
    As an exercise in getting a big console game working on a touchscreen, République is a stunning success that delivers on story and gameplay. I was left desperately wanting more, which can only be a good thing for this episodic venture. [Issue 1, February 2014]
  2. Dec 23, 2013
    90
    Along with such titles as Year Walk, Hero of Many, and Infinity Blade III, Republique is proof that you don’t need a PC or a high end console to enjoy a visually arresting storyline.
  3. Dec 23, 2013
    85
    Republique is a fantastic stealth-action game. A game you cannot miss on your iOS platform.
  4. Dec 27, 2013
    80
    Republique's first episode is a strong, if somewhat short, introduction to the stealth series that holds a lot of promise, but could still use some refinement before the second episode arrives.
  5. Dec 19, 2013
    79
    Camouflaj better have a lot of new mechanics and twists planned if it hopes players will see this prison escape to its end.
  6. Feb 12, 2014
    70
    This is indie done right; a title that makes the most of its limited resources to create something unique and engaging. [Issue#144, p.104]
  7. Dec 20, 2013
    40
    The game shows conceptual promise – you unlock some mild security manipulation powers that will hopefully be pushed further in future episodes – but conceptual promise isn’t worth much until it has been delivered upon.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Dec 26, 2013
    10
    Ok, so first thing to understand in this game is that you are not playing the main character. You are playing you, holding a iPhone looking and hacking into the world of the main character through security cameras and other surveillance devices. The developers chose to create the game this way for a mix of technical and artistic reasons. The result is that both the controls and visual perspective are unique... if you want it to be a third person shooter with a trailing camera then you are going to be frustrated. If you need to have that perspective and control scheme to enjoy a game then do yourself a favor and don't buy this game!

    ...but! If you are willing to go along with the developers design decisions and accept the fact that your views of the world are limited by the cameras... if you can see flipping between security feeds to try to figure out where the guards and the main character are as part of the challenge... if you understand that the main character is not you, that she is supposed to be someone you are guiding through the game by suggesting where it is safe to sneak to next and by manipulating the world by activating doors, distracting guards (by messing with their security systems)... then you may see the Republique as a brilliant unique and challenging game. I think it is!
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  2. Aug 11, 2014
    10
    People need to understand one thing. This huge experience is on your phone or ipad. It's crazy to think something of this level is being done on a platform that is dominated by pay to play, micro-transaction throw away games. I have heard some criticisms of this game and get the feeling that people are comparing this experience to a AAA title on a PC or Console. There is nothing like this being done right now and I fear that a spoiled public has no idea of the innovation they are seeing.

    I cant believe a game with this much depth can be played on a phone, and that people are not going crazy.

    Amazing art, sound, story, voice acting, and gameplay. Compare this to the other games available on your phone and you will see just how special this little game is.
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  3. Dec 20, 2013
    9
    It's a solid game, with good graphics, great voice performances, simple controls, and awesome gameplay.
    I fully recommend that you play this
    game; And I can't wait to see what happens in Episodes 2-5.
    Good Job!
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  4. Apr 15, 2014
    8
    this game is original, i played something like this before. the graphics, scripting, acting & voicing, are not bad. The story is intriguing and interesting. Gameplay is tense. I highly recommend. Expand
  5. Dec 23, 2013
    3
    This game has a great potential, but the controls are something i can't get into. If only they were less "one tap" and more "dual stick". I consider this game unplayable on an iphone, don't bother to buy it. Expand