Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Feb 10, 2022
    Rarely do you find games these days that could be described as a combination of “ambitious,” “thought-provoking,” “hard-hitting,” “hilarious” and “extremely fun,” but somehow Not For Broadcast delivers on that front. It’s truly a unique gem with terrifically-varied gameplay, a perfectly-absurd sense of humor with impressive writing and performances, and a story guaranteed to throw you for a loop. Not For Broadcast is a bizarre masterpiece and one not afraid to gleefully mock everything it sees in the most over-the-top yet devastating ways possible, and for that, it deserves top honors. So that’s our report, and have a peaceful night…
  2. Feb 2, 2022
    Quite possibly the best FMV game ever, Not For Broadcast had me both laughing and scrambling in a panic when the channel's viewership dropped. Even if you’ve never had any interest in FMV games before, Not For Broadcast will surely change your mind.
  3. Jan 25, 2022
    Not For Broadcast provides players with a seamless simulator experience, steadily building tension while maintaining constant satirical humor. The propaganda simulator is worthy of several playthroughs to unlock various endings and experience different dialogue, but the game’s humor is enough to make any player come back for more.
  4. May 19, 2022
    Not for Broadcast is a witty, hilarious satire of the world of media. It teaches you not to trust your TV set and makes you genuinely pity the poor bloke who tries to manipulate you.
  5. Feb 21, 2022
    Deeply silly and all the better for it, the missed political targets really don’t matter.
  6. 85
    Not For Broadcast ambitiously challenges the player to reconsider their ethical framework, political values, and personal loyalties through its incredibly clever combination of stressful management sim gameplay and acid-tongued writing. It’s not for the faint of heart, but balances its dystopian terrors with biting satire. With exceptional performances from its cast, a unique and varied system of mechanics that changes with each broadcast, and tonnes of extra story content, any budding media mogul will be both delighted and horrified with all that Not For Broadcast has to offer.
  7. Mar 14, 2022
    Not For Broadcast is a different sort of simulator experience, and it’s also an experience that has a point — not only is it meant to entertain, but also to enlighten. Working as a propagandist will definitely change how the player looks at modern media and social networks, and that’s a powerful gift indeed.
  8. Jan 20, 2022
    Entertaining, funny and thought-provoking in all the right places, Not For Broadcast is a hugely engrossing foray into the nightly news arena. You’ll laugh your face off at times, but like the best satire, it’s also disquieting enough to have you uncomfortably squirming in your seat.
  9. Feb 26, 2020
    For its frankly unforgettable concept and its completely absurd sequences, Not For Broadcast constitutes an almost unmissable experience. Aficionados of British humor and satirical dystopias will be served by the actors' performances as convincing as they are extravagant. Too bad that our freedom of action within the management of the National Nightly News is so restricted and that our maneuvers quickly become too mechanical.
  10. Edge Magazine
    Feb 24, 2022
    Playing Not For Broadcast for the first time is akin to having a waking nightmare. [Issue#369, p.121]
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  1. Mar 4, 2020
    Overall Not For Broadcast has a satirical story that is well written, dark and has some great acting in it. The core game of being the News Producer and editing everything on the fly is a really well-done sim that can at times be stressful as more things get introduced every level. I really enjoyed my time playing Not For Broadcast and was sad that is was over so soon, but I am excited to see how this all ends. [Early Access Provisional Score = 95]
  2. Jan 29, 2020
    I like Not for Broadcast, but it looks like a The Fly-style experiment grafted together from two different games. I would like very much to play either of them separately, but putting them together weakens the final product. There’s time for developer NotGames to right the ship, however, and the mechanics are intriguing enough to keep me interested in the next chapter.
  3. The central, notionally interactive premise of fiddling around with camera angles, retuning signals and slapping censorship buttons isn’t engaging enough in the moment to make you want to dive back in and uncover the two thirds of the game you miss, but one helping of the news is more than enough. A strange, funny, and enormously ambitious game, Not For Broadcast is unlike anything else I’ve played.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 47
  2. Negative: 4 out of 47
  1. Jul 6, 2020
    Not for Broadcast is an enjoyable satirical propaganda sim, placing you into the role of micro-managing a TV station. Ever fancied editing onNot for Broadcast is an enjoyable satirical propaganda sim, placing you into the role of micro-managing a TV station. Ever fancied editing on the fly and censoring curses, whilst dodging waves of interference? NFB is for you! It's an enjoyable little game to play through.

    For me, it was an extremely fun game that had some amusing stressful bits! The team also deserves props for their lockdown update!
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  2. Jul 1, 2020
    The game has interesting storyline, unique gameplay (cus all the scenes were made with real actors), and very good implementation overall. IfThe game has interesting storyline, unique gameplay (cus all the scenes were made with real actors), and very good implementation overall. If you search for a good and unique game, this is it. The game had MANY development problems due to the quarantine and i really wish developers good luck). Full Review »
  3. Feb 17, 2020
    Great game with great things to do. I had a lot of fun with it :) (what frick is that picture on the wall with a women )