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  • Summary: Attentat 1942 tells the story of Nazi occupation from the perspective of those who experienced it firsthand. The game is built on dialogues, interactive comics, and authentic footage. Speak to eyewitnesses, live their memories, and discover the untold story of your family.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
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  1. Aug 27, 2018
    88
    Despite (or because of) Attentat 1942's short duration, there's nary a slow moment. A small thread quickly expands to a tapestry of narratives that weaves around the protagonist's grandfather. For those who love exploring history or simply resolving an investigation, Attentat 1942 provides a fascinating intersection between history and gameplay. Given that there's still plenty of room for more games like this to emerge, I look forward to seeing what else the Czech Academy of Sciences concocts in the future.
  2. Nov 27, 2017
    85
    There are lessons to be learned in Attentat 1942. Whether on social media or on the streets, there’s something to be said for taking a stand in the world. It might be hard to see it now, but we can only hope that in fifty years we’ll we be proud that we were talking about #YesAllWomen and #BlackLivesMatter and #LoveIsLove because we changed the times… or perhaps the times will change us? Attentat 1942 is a welcome wake-up call showing that it’s impossible to look into the future, but we can recall our past, and when doing so, good people are going to wish they had something better to say for themselves than “I didn’t know what to do.”
  3. Mar 27, 2018
    80
    While it fails at being a game, Attentat 1942 succeeds at being an experience. It sacrifices all aspects of player choice and interactivity at the expense of delivering a compelling and interesting story. It can be praised for exploring an aspect and setting of a famous conflict that most games wouldn’t touch on.
  4. Jan 2, 2018
    70
    A game document that excels in a faithful representation of WWII-protectorate reality. It has a cool atmosphere and sympathetic visuals, yet if you are looking for a sophisticated gameplay, you will be disappointed.
  5. Feb 21, 2018
    70
    Attentat 1942 is a full-motion video game that hits you hard with a harrowing story and dozens of facts from the era. Although, the mini games are slightly lacking, they do create some tension for an overall exciting and interesting experience. A must play if you have an interest in history, and want to learn more about the German occupation of Czechoslovakia.
  6. Feb 15, 2018
    70
    Attentat 1942 is a well-written narrative and investigative adventure, a different kind of story in the World War II which delivers despite the flaws in pace and its extremely poor gameplay.
  7. Jan 17, 2018
    60
    An interesting documental-videogame in which we are going to learn a little bit more about the Czech Republic during the WWII Nazi Occupation. But forget about "playing" it.

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  1. Dec 1, 2017
    10
    Great and unusual game about Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia. Developed by Charles University (Czech university, which is the oldestGreat and unusual game about Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia. Developed by Charles University (Czech university, which is the oldest university in Central Europe) and Czech Academy of Sciences. Again proving the amazing opportunity of video games in story telling and education. Expand