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Generally favorable reviews- based on 268 Ratings

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  • Summary: You’re a State-installed Landlord in a totalitarian State. You must spy on tenants, peep, eavesdrop and profile! You must report on anyone capable of plotting subversion against the State.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Feb 9, 2017
    90
    Beholder is a management sim and a moral quandary all in one. It’s easy to become consumed by the lives of Carl Stein and the apartment dwellers he’s been hired to spy on, with a story full of twists, turns, and terrible fates.
  2. Nov 6, 2016
    85
    Beholder is a moral dilemma, an investigative adventure game, a strategic management simulator and an utterly gripping dystopian thriller all at once. In spite of its difficulty, it will simply not allow you to quit before reaching one of it’s multiple, bleak, heart-breaking endings. The atmosphere of oppression and state-run terror is palpable. A game for our times.
  3. 80
    While replayability may not be the strong suit the price and the narrative definitely warrant several hours of play time.
  4. Jan 9, 2017
    77
    Beholder is a fairly unique game of spying, decision making, and disaster avoidance. The story of a secret rebellion uprising against an authoritarian government has been told many times before, but at least government controlled property landlord is a fresh perspective on things. It won’t take you that long to complete, but it doesn’t outstay its welcome, and you’ll have a good time balancing all the things that need doing for those few hours.
  5. Dec 22, 2016
    75
    Beholder delivers a tough experience from the narrative standpoint, and a challenging gameplay. The player will face hard choices, and will have to live with the aftermath of its decisions every single time. The graphic is appealing, though sometimes it feels like the burden that the player has to carry - especially with the high number of quests given at the same time - can be a little discouraging. However, this is an original and suggested game.
  6. Jan 3, 2017
    72
    Beholder is able to make us feel guilty and stressed thanks to its atmosphere of oppression and extremely hard decisions. A great option if the player is seeking something different.
  7. Feb 7, 2017
    50
    Beholder is based on a strong concept, and it has moments that land well, but it’s also held back by repetition and an unexciting script.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 70
  2. Negative: 5 out of 70
  1. Feb 10, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Beholder - this is the game that makes you immerse yourself in this plot. I like the scripting approach, because right after the good news, something sad is going on. This makes the characters with German and Czech names imbued with the plot. Warm lamp games maximally managed to show a totalitarian and anti-utopian state and convey events and life of creativity. As for the game, you are the manager, your task is to keep track of the residents. The whole character of the gameplay is that we play for an official from the lowest layers of the ministry and the state apparatus. The main characters are typical people offended by life on the state from Russian literature. This story of a "little man" with the name Karl, directly penetrate my ministerial soul. As much as possible thought out endings, which I counted in the region of 11 pieces. And despite the jokes, say in achievements, this is a harsh, but at the same time native game. And all these prerequisites for the USSR make us grin, but also simultaneously flare up, as it was in reality. Glory to the wise leader! Expand
  2. Nov 16, 2016
    10
    This game is awesome! You can check youtube and you will see how youtubers likes that new and unique gameplay. I just don't understand whyThis game is awesome! You can check youtube and you will see how youtubers likes that new and unique gameplay. I just don't understand why there is almost none Critics reviews yet. Expand
  3. Nov 15, 2016
    10
    This game is like Paper, please on steroids! Great art, awesome story and new gameplay. The atmosphere of dystopian world is so dark you canThis game is like Paper, please on steroids! Great art, awesome story and new gameplay. The atmosphere of dystopian world is so dark you can feel it. Worth to try out! Expand
  4. Mar 6, 2021
    8
    It is a very nice but challenging game. As if you are not enough to deal with all the political problems in a country where the hierarchy hasIt is a very nice but challenging game. As if you are not enough to deal with all the political problems in a country where the hierarchy has taken over, you have to solve the problems of the apartment and tenants in the apartment you manage. While dealing with these, you should not disrupt your family at the same time, and you should always earn money at an absurd level. Even though this game is difficult, you feel like you are living in the world it reflects, the stories it tells. Expand
  5. Jan 5, 2022
    7
    A good idea, liked it, and fun. Even in easy mode it's impossible to complete unfortunately.
  6. Apr 30, 2018
    7
    By and large the quests do flow in at a decent pace so you’re only rarely left at a loose end with no pressing matters. But occasionally thisBy and large the quests do flow in at a decent pace so you’re only rarely left at a loose end with no pressing matters. But occasionally this does happen and it’s a little off putting when it does as the game’s theming only really works when your character is over burdened with worries and demands. Thankfully this doesn’t occur too often and Beholder generally piles on the worries and horrible moral choices throughout the experience. Beholder is a satisfying, darkly comic trip down a morally dubious rabbit hole and will be a delight for anyone who wants to see what their ethical limits are. Expand
  7. Feb 8, 2020
    0
    top games top lor! i play 5 hours . Glory to the chief aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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