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Generally favorable reviews- based on 252 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: 40 out of 65
  2. Negative: 5 out of 65
  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. Nov 14, 2016
    8
    Good game and good story as well.nice idea to spy on your tenants and send reports to your boss.it's like cold-war era atmosphere and gotGood game and good story as well.nice idea to spy on your tenants and send reports to your boss.it's like cold-war era atmosphere and got everything a mini game gotta has to offer.it's kind of fun I guess,of course for those who are that patient to read all the conversations' subtitles,because there ain't no in-game voice actor but in the cutscenes. Expand
  5. Mar 24, 2022
    7
    Beholder is a Russian adventure video game developed by Warm Lamp Games and published by Alawar Entertainment. The game offers the player theBeholder is a Russian adventure video game developed by Warm Lamp Games and published by Alawar Entertainment. The game offers the player the choice of either following the commands of the Government or siding with the people who suffer from the oppressive directives. Each game character has their own personality, circumstances, and issues. Every decision that a player makes affects the way the story unfolds. The game has multiple endings, each of them being a sum of the decisions made by the player. Expand
  6. Jul 3, 2020
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I can say with confidence that this is an interesting and exciting game. However, it has several disadvantages that spoil it compared to the Supplement (Blissful sleep). But let's go through the pros. Beholder certainly has a huge replayability. The game absorbs you again and again, forcing you to go through it to many endings. And to my surprise it doesn't tire! But this implies THE most IMPORTANT and SIGNIFICANT disadvantage: all these replays take a lot of time and effort. Every roommate at home prevents you from doing anything, you are driven by the treatment of your daughter, for which you still do not have enough money and very annoying notifications of new directives.The atmosphere is gorgeous, the endings are all amazing, but really it was impossible to switch between the tabs on the right on the keys?! Still, I recommend playing this game for people who are completely immersed in the atmosphere and who do not find it difficult to spend too much time. A blissful sleep is still cooler. Expand
  7. Feb 8, 2020
    0
    top games top lor! i play 5 hours . Glory to the chief aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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