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  • Summary: 1979 Revolution: Black Friday is choice driven, narrative game that brings players into the brooding world of a nation on the verge of collapse. Play as Reza, an aspiring photojournalist, and make life and death decisions as you survive the gritty streets of Iran in the late 1970’s.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. 100
    Taken on its own, this may be one of the most important games created in terms of historical significance, and in blending life events, narrative and cultural immersion, captures the essential truth of the human experience.
  2. May 9, 2016
    85
    There are minigames which break up the constant narrative, such as bandaging someone up and taking tons of photos, but ultimately 1979 Revolution: Black Friday is much more of an interactive story than a game. It just so happens to be a story which is so well written and performed, that it will make you wonder about yourself as a person.
  3. Apr 19, 2016
    83
    Revolution 1979: Black Friday is a good historical adventure game that hit the player with its beautiful and dramatic narrative.
  4. Apr 18, 2016
    80
    1979 Revolution: Black Friday is a great game that gives an in-depth look at one of the many revolutions that occurred in Iran. Looking at the technical aspect of the game, it does have a few flaws. But since the main objective of the game is to go into more detail regarding what happened and how things were during this revolution, I must be honest and say that it serves its purpose well.
  5. Like a good film, 1979 Revolution often makes you feel like you’re witnessing real events, or at least an accurate depiction of those events.
  6. Apr 22, 2016
    80
    It’s not a schoolbook history lesson and shouldn’t be taken as such. Rather, it is a powerful take on historical events that was inspired by personal accounts, documents, and study.
  7. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jun 20, 2016
    60
    Very intriguing documentary about the Iranian revolution, which however lacks in gameplay. But if you want to be entertained and learn something, do not hesitate. [Issue#264]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. May 17, 2016
    10
    It was about time for a game of this caliber to be released. I remember seeing something about it on Fast Company back in 2013. It caught myIt was about time for a game of this caliber to be released. I remember seeing something about it on Fast Company back in 2013. It caught my attention because it was a married couple creating it and I thought that was pretty cool. Anyways - back to the game:

    I very much enjoyed playing it. I'm looking forward to a sequel (if the team decides to make one, of course). It was great getting to know the different characters (really liked the main character's parents - not featured much but reminded me of my parents) and I was pleasantly surprised at some of the most important decisions - I have to admit, I had to take a break here and there because I was actually trying to analyze/predict the outcomes. I've played many of the telltale-esque games out there and I have to say, this game's story and attention to details in a historical thriller really surpassed my expectations - usually you see the historical accuracy being compromised but 1979 did the period justice.

    I don't review content that often but iNK is an indie studio and I know they can use the support from pleased customers. So I'm happy to do that here.

    I hope if you're reading this, it helps you make up your mind in getting the game and supporting a new genre which I think it's going to be a superb addition to the gaming industry.

    Cheers!
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  2. May 14, 2016
    10
    As an iranian i can confirm that the story is pretty much true, we throw one scumbag out, but got hundreds of them in return, pretty goodAs an iranian i can confirm that the story is pretty much true, we throw one scumbag out, but got hundreds of them in return, pretty good game, it made me sad Expand
  3. Apr 13, 2016
    10
    I stumbled upon this game and am shocked by how much I loved it. I felt like I was living inside a Homeland Episode. Not only did I feelI stumbled upon this game and am shocked by how much I loved it. I felt like I was living inside a Homeland Episode. Not only did I feel like I was thrown into a totally new world (Iran in the late 70s) but I was making choices -- where I had to make quick decisions on things that really mattered. The fact that the whole story is set in real events just makes the whole experience that much more awesome!!! Am recommending it to all my friends. Thanks 1979! Expand
  4. Apr 29, 2016
    9
    I'm a converted fan of 1979! I was really hesitant about playing the game beforehand. I had preconceived notions about the development teamI'm a converted fan of 1979! I was really hesitant about playing the game beforehand. I had preconceived notions about the development team trying to push an agenda, but literally within the first few scenes all of those ideas were gone

    1979 isn't trying to BE anything, it's just telling a story. The interpretation of the game is completely up to the player. You get a chance to experience being on the streets, hearing people debate about what THEY think is the best way, and you get attached to the characters!!!!! The storytelling was amazing, the actors performances were incredible.

    Def give 1979 a chance, you may be pleasantly surprised!
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  5. Aug 16, 2018
    8
    Watched from a walkthrough video. Story is compelling and quite interesting and make me want to investigate further.
  6. Feb 28, 2020
    7
    Really amazing game - despite the lower production value, I really felt the authenticity in this game and it was a really cool snapshot intoReally amazing game - despite the lower production value, I really felt the authenticity in this game and it was a really cool snapshot into the 1979 revolution in Iran. Expand
  7. Aug 16, 2019
    0
    This story is so much lye and bad game ever. Dont buy this game............

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