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  • Summary: Aperture Desk Job reimagines the been-there-done-that genre of walking simulators and puts them in the lightning-spanked, endorphin-gorged world of sitting still behind things.

    You play as an entry-level nobody on their first day at work - your heart full of hope and your legs full of
    Aperture Desk Job reimagines the been-there-done-that genre of walking simulators and puts them in the lightning-spanked, endorphin-gorged world of sitting still behind things.

    You play as an entry-level nobody on their first day at work - your heart full of hope and your legs full of dreams, eager to climb that corporate ladder. But life's got other plans, and they all involve chairs.

    Designed as a free playable short for Valve's new Steam Deck, Desk Job walks you through the handheld's controls and features, while not being nearly as boring as that sounds.

    Lower your expectations: This is not a sequel to Portal. Now get ready to raise them slightly, because it is in the expanded universe of those games. Desk Job puts you squarely in the driver's seat at Aperture Science. Then quickly removes the driving part and adds a desk in front of the seat.
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  1. Mar 16, 2022
    80
    This is a small project, but it packs in its share of indelible images. Aperture Desk Job confirms that, even when working on a limited scale, Valve is still the best in the biz at plopping you down in the middle of a well-realized sci-fi world and conjuring up a host of imaginative sights before your wide, unblinking eyes.
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  1. May 7, 2022
    10
    Aperture Desk Job really fun. an experience that anyone with a controller should try
  2. Mar 20, 2022
    10
    Габен как всегда - ГЕНИЙ. Лучшие полчаса моей жизни
  3. Apr 14, 2022
    10
    Прошёл игру менее, чем за час. Хорошее весёлое приключение с юмором во вселенной портал.Прошёл игру менее, чем за час. Хорошее весёлое приключение с юмором во вселенной портал.
  4. Mar 5, 2022
    9
    literal food for portal lore enjoyers. holy moly is this game fascinating. it shows how the turret was invented, what happened to cave johnsonliteral food for portal lore enjoyers. holy moly is this game fascinating. it shows how the turret was invented, what happened to cave johnson and much more. Expand
  5. Mar 19, 2022
    9
    # The classic Valve charm
    The game is set in the Portal universe, the most obvious indicator of this is that during the whole game, a
    # The classic Valve charm
    The game is set in the Portal universe, the most obvious indicator of this is that during the whole game, a Wheatley-like bot is talking to you. This one is slightly less of a moron. You have a desk that you sometimes you that displays the controller's buttons and sticks and reacts accordingly when you use them. This may seem like a minor detail, but I loved this so much, because it was just more added charm to the game. There really isn't much gameplay here, 95% of the game is just watching and listening to the story.

    # Length
    Like Valve themselves say, this is a short game. The entire thing is about an hour. It's free anyway, so you might as well try it - if you have a controller, that is.

    # Conclusion
    And a short game deserves a short score, so Aperture Desk Job gets a 2,9/3 from me. Aperture Desk Job is a charming little experience, but not much more. There isn't anything wrong with the game, I found 0 bugs. I would have liked a bit more gameplay but it's a short, it's no big deal.
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  6. May 22, 2022
    8
    Aperture Desk Job is literally a 30-minute mandatory turret session of last-gen shooters, but fun.
  7. May 9, 2022
    6
    My truthful honorable incorruptible conclusive rating of this considered game: 6.

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