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  1. 70
    The concept is great and the execution is far from bad, but there is room for improvement. The maps are rich and make each game feel incredibly singular and flustered in a different way. But, the weapons feel weak and movements feel awkward. There’s much potential and excitement to be had in Deceit, and even more screams and scares.
  2. CD-Action
    Sep 25, 2017
    60
    Deceit’s concept is fantastic and the psychological aspect of gameplay is great, but ugly visuals and Early Access level of polish make the game harder to enjoy than it should be. [09/2017, p.72]
  3. May 25, 2017
    50
    Deceit is a game of deception and co-operation. A concept excellent on paper. In practice though, it does fall flat on itself. It has a problematic community which can be tough on new players. If Deceit allowed friends to play together it could make for a great party game. Unfortunately, this is not the vision of the developers. They'd rather see strangers forced to work together in dire situations.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. Jan 2, 2020
    10
    Very very fun game. Ideal with a group of 6 friends. This is the only online mafia-style game that can simulate how mafia works, replacingVery very fun game. Ideal with a group of 6 friends. This is the only online mafia-style game that can simulate how mafia works, replacing reads on physical reactions and body movements with evaluation of their actions and position ingame. The primary complaint I have is that it is far too hard for Infected to win. This could be pretty easily fixed with less overpowered protective devices available or making Infected need less bloodbags to execute. Expand
  2. Jan 2, 2020
    10
    Deceit. A game so bad for my social Anxiety i don't even know what I'm doing playing a game like this. You're stuck in a place with a bunch ofDeceit. A game so bad for my social Anxiety i don't even know what I'm doing playing a game like this. You're stuck in a place with a bunch of strangers trying to escape hell. A Person like me who don't like to be around people would probably think, Oh! sure, i guess you'll just have to find my own way until you realize, 2 out of the 6 of you are monsters that have been sent to kill you. Now it's not just a simple "escape this place" scenario. You have to work together with the other who may or may not be the monsters hunting you. Work together with people suspicious of each other that any wrong move made may result in death of another. It is certainly a very fun engaging game to play with complete strangers or with a group of friends. Where do you go? Who do you trust? Who will betray the team? Will you ever be able to escape this hell of a place? It's kill or be killed in this game of Deceit. Expand
  3. Mar 6, 2018
    10
    Great little horror game, alot of fun to play with friends, throwing people off the scent having to prove your innocence and help each otherGreat little horror game, alot of fun to play with friends, throwing people off the scent having to prove your innocence and help each other survive.... or being infected and having to stop them making it to the end.

    Here is a short video of my gameplay with friends

    https://youtu.be/FsJDYgGA28s
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  4. Jan 1, 2020
    10
    This is a pretty good game. The people who play it however...

    I've had my own infected team mates attack me at the start of the game for no
    This is a pretty good game. The people who play it however...

    I've had my own infected team mates attack me at the start of the game for no reason.
    Whole teams have shot me because "meh we haven't seen him for a bit" when innocent.
    Maybe 25% of players have a mic, 5% type in chat and the rest never communicate whatsoever.

    It's really enjoyable when you get a game where people have half a brain and play with any sense of logic.

    The other times?
    You are going to finish the game questioning how your team had enough brain cells to work a computer, let alone install this.
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  5. Jan 1, 2020
    10
    "Alright, let's just be honest right from the start."
    "Okay."
    "Sounds good." "What... you're missing the whole point!" "Just do it,
    "Alright, let's just be honest right from the start."
    "Okay."
    "Sounds good."
    "What... you're missing the whole point!"
    "Just do it, alright?"

    "Alright, I'm innocent!"
    "I'm clean too..."
    "Clean!"
    "Innocent..."

    "Now, somebody here's a f***in liar."

    Grab a bloodbag, then yell loudly that the guy who just walked in did it. Murder your friend as an infected, then revert to human form and act like you came running to revive him. Scan somebody, find out he's infected, and start screaming loudly as the infected player calls you a liar and your "friends" take sides.

    Just sit back and watch your friendly Discord party turn from casual game night to a disorganized mess of accusations and awkward silences in mere minutes. Worth the free download, not worth having friends.
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  6. Jan 1, 2020
    10
    I bought it even before it became Free2Play.
    F2P is a good decision to keep the numbers of players up in smaller games. That was probably the
    I bought it even before it became Free2Play.
    F2P is a good decision to keep the numbers of players up in smaller games. That was probably the decisive point.

    Gameplay:
    The game starts with 6 players, all in "human" form, who should work together to escape. However, two of them are monsters who will try to prevent and kill the other 4. The "innocent" can`t see who is a friend and who is an enemy.
    Each of the maps requires 3 levels to get to the exit. Each level begins with the "bright" phase, when you look for ammunition and equipment and, if necessary, deny and position yourself. The monsters seek blood bags during this time to prepare for their transformation and attack. They try not to get caught, so as to remain undetected among the "innocent".
    Then the "dark" phase begins, the lights go out and the team has to find and build fuses to end the dark phase and get to the next level. The monsters can transform themselves into their "terror form" during this time, attacking and killing the players until their blood supply is exhausted and they turn back.
    Players try to fight back with weapons, traps and other equipment.
    Players killed by the monster are out of the game, monsters killed again respawn elsewhere.
    Players can shoot other players if they suspect a monster in them. If it is also confirmed by enough other players, by shooting at the outstretched player, he leaves the game.

    Pro:
    + F2P in decent quality
    + Fast matchmaking & good number of players
    + Leveling-, perk-, customization- and honor system
    + Extensive menu, ingame friendlist, matchhistory, statistics, report system
    + Despite F2P, I have not noticed any hackers / trolls
    + 3 maps, 3 killers, some equipment
    + Good graphics of the level
    + Not Pay2Win
    + Updates & Support

    Con:
    - Game principle could be refined, lap times extended
    - Players in the matchmaking not by languages ​​but regions split
    - Premates speak out and are in Teamspeak / Discord
    - Partial Laggy / Buggy

    Conclusion:
    Not perfect, but a nice idea for in between, alone or with friends.
    Since it costs nothing, everyone should test it.
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  7. Jun 21, 2019
    0
    An idea copied from Trouble in Terrorist town, except horribly executed.

    Poor selection of weapons. No incentive for co-operation.
    An idea copied from Trouble in Terrorist town, except horribly executed.

    Poor selection of weapons.

    No incentive for co-operation.

    Terrible audio and game play stages.

    Melee combat is awful.

    Graphics are OK, and it's free at least.
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