- Publisher: Sam Barlow
- Release Date: Jun 24, 2015
- Also On: iPhone/iPad
- Summary: Her Story is the new game from Sam Barlow, creator of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories and Aisle. A crime fiction game with non-linear storytelling, Her Story revolves around a police database full of live action video footage. It stars Viva Seifert, actress and one half of the band JoeHer Story is the new game from Sam Barlow, creator of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories and Aisle. A crime fiction game with non-linear storytelling, Her Story revolves around a police database full of live action video footage. It stars Viva Seifert, actress and one half of the band Joe Gideon and the Shark.… Expand
- Developer: Sam Barlow
- Genre(s): Adventure, General, Visual Novel
- # of players: No Online Multiplayer
- Cheats: On GameFAQs
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Positive: 47 out of 50
Mixed: 2 out of 50
Negative: 1 out of 50
Jul 2, 2015Her Story is likely worth playing if only because it is so profoundly different. When you throw in solid writing, passable acting, and the need for players to reach their own conclusions about what happened, it comes together exceptionally well.
Jun 22, 2015An astounding performance by Viva Seifert, immaculate writing by Sam Barlow and a completely innovative concept cement Her Story as one of the most solid and mesmerising releases this year.
Jul 5, 2015Her Story is an incredibly interesting twist in the investigative theme. More than that, the work of Sam Barlow could be an illuminating beacon for future games that aim at offering innovative gameplay in police fiction games. A real must.
Jun 29, 2015Impressive performance by Viva Seifert, great job by Sam Barlow. You will definitely feel like a true detective.
Jun 29, 2015With a strong script, great use of FMV, and a simple yet empowering core game mechanic, Her Story is the most unique game I’ve played in years.
Jul 9, 2015Despite the fact that Her Story barely qualifies as a game, it has a lot to offer, especially when it comes to narrative; having said that, it won't satisfy all tastes, it is a game for the ones looking to be amazed.
Jun 25, 2015Despite the addictiveness of a Google-like search for murder clues, neither the artificial screen glare nor actress Viva Seifert's performance lend credibility to Her Story's lady-psychopath clichés.
Positive: 40 out of 90
Mixed: 26 out of 90
Negative: 24 out of 90
Jun 24, 2015Don't care if this fits into peoples definitions of a game it is an entirely irrelevant point - play it if you want and the huge majority thatDon't care if this fits into peoples definitions of a game it is an entirely irrelevant point - play it if you want and the huge majority that do seem to enjoy it. I play games to be entertained and this engaged me and entertained me more than anything I've picked up in years. Real craft and artistry pushes boundaries and does things others haven't tried before and this does that so very wonderfully, it genuinely is something unique and that is so very rare in this world.… Expand
Feb 4, 2016Amazed by it. I totally felt like a detective trying to solve a case. It has been a great experience, it felt almost real. A puzzle that stepAmazed by it. I totally felt like a detective trying to solve a case. It has been a great experience, it felt almost real. A puzzle that step by step shows the whole picture. You must try it!… Expand
Jun 25, 2015This is one of a few games that could be properly called art but requires a seasoned taste for gaming to be fully appreciated.
There are notThis is one of a few games that could be properly called art but requires a seasoned taste for gaming to be fully appreciated.
There are not adrenalinc actions or fantastic stories to be found here, the story is beautiful but quite difficult to fully understand without patience and a good spirit of observation.
I understand how this can be boring for someone who's been playing videogames for 5-6 years, i've been playing for 20+ and honestly "her story" was a breath of fresh air.
And It's well worth the price so it's a 9/10 for me.… Expand
Mar 26, 2020This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Playing this game I didn't know much about it. it is very unique experience, I think the video cuts are very appealing and as a player I drown into the story, I wanted to know more and what happened, which mean it is a good game.
Finishing it, I must say that I felt that I need someone to explain me the ending (thank for youtube),
it was a bit short, as I expected, like 4 hours game time,
Recommended to people that love puzzle games… Expand
Mar 5, 2016Her Story involves you in a deep investigation experience, but it's concept could have been deeper and it's story a lot better. It's a goodHer Story involves you in a deep investigation experience, but it's concept could have been deeper and it's story a lot better. It's a good idea to star reconsidering the genre, but it has a lot of mistakes to correct.… Expand
Jun 28, 2015Being into unconventional games, this one caught my attention, and it sounded promising enough.
But it doesn't work out very well.
Here'sBeing into unconventional games, this one caught my attention, and it sounded promising enough.
But it doesn't work out very well.
Here's what you basically do in the game:
You are in front of a computer (in-game) and you have to search a database for keywords for which you then receive the first 5 matches.
The clips are all about the same murder case, showing the answers the suspect has given throughout the interrogations over a few days.
Additionally you have a DB Checker tool that displays the position of the last played clip. This way you can put it easier in order and even assign it a positional number.
Now, I guess the idea is that you hear about new keywords in the clips, and then you search on with them so you get the complete interrogation. But that's not how it works.
After bruting for 5 hours I noticed a major flaw there with which you can just cheat through the game really (I'll mention that one at the bottom again).
The Story itself
Storytelling is good and it probably wouldn't work too well if you just watched it in chronological order. But even then it would still be a good story.
The issue is, the storytelling doesn't work at all if you spoiler ahead by accident really because you find a clip which is set on the last day.
So really, it doesn't work either way.
Now, your best bet in my opinion is to not play the game at all. The gameplay is crap anyway, it's just a time waster at best. Just watch a longplay on Youtube instead.
OR - there's a flaw in the game that let's you get the clips in chronological order easily. Just reset the whole thing, search for blank. That gives you the first 5 clips because that's the default keyword.
Change that keywords to 1,2,3,4,5 - search for blank again. Keep on going with 6,7,8 - you get the idea.
Bottom line. Nice story, **** game. They **** it up big time.
The game could work, I'm convinced. But not this way.… Expand
Apr 4, 2021This interactive movie is not a game by any means It's dull and boring. The acting is meh. I'd rather just watch a 1 hour long movie thenThis interactive movie is not a game by any means It's dull and boring. The acting is meh. I'd rather just watch a 1 hour long movie then spend time clicking on 30 seconds clips trying to figure out what's this about. The database search that shows only the 5 first entries defies its own purpose.… Expand
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