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  • Summary: Take control of the National Nightly News as a radical government comes to power. In this immersive, high-pressure, propaganda sim, you control what the people see and determine what’s Not For Broadcast.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Feb 10, 2022
    100
    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
    95
    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
    90
    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. 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.
  5. Mar 14, 2022
    80
    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.
  6. Jan 20, 2022
    80
    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.
  7. Edge Magazine
    Feb 24, 2022
    70
    Playing Not For Broadcast for the first time is akin to having a waking nightmare. [Issue#369, p.121]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Jul 20, 2020
    10
    Gameplay: Always Evolving and challenging without being too much
    Writing:EXTREMELY FUNNY
    Replayability: Although it is still not fully out
    Gameplay: Always Evolving and challenging without being too much
    Writing:EXTREMELY FUNNY
    Replayability: Although it is still not fully out at time of review there is HOURS of fun to be had and want to continue to replay to see what outcomes can happen
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  2. Jul 1, 2020
    10
    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). Expand
  3. Aug 29, 2020
    10
    Not for Broadcast is a satirical, hilarious FMV game. It sounds like a recipe for disaster: Comedy games rarely work, Good FMV games are fewNot for Broadcast is a satirical, hilarious FMV game. It sounds like a recipe for disaster: Comedy games rarely work, Good FMV games are few and far between, but the current Early Access build of absolutely nails it. The game has many endings to discover, a lot of excellent jokes and a lot of potential for the future. Be aware that the game is in Early Access and isn't done as of writing this review, but I trust the devs to deliver on the poteltial this game displays. Expand
  4. Apr 16, 2022
    10
    pluses
    Great complementary game design and scenario
    Tremendous replayability A fresh core idea that is constantly being refined Cons
    pluses
    Great complementary game design and scenario
    Tremendous replayability
    A fresh core idea that is constantly being refined
    Cons
    Minigames of broadcasting problems can get tiresome
    Chaos and constant frustration won't entertain everyone
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  5. Feb 8, 2020
    10
    really amazing game, though there is a trouble. i mean bad in-game saves. if u leave your game in the past of the broadcast, later u willreally amazing game, though there is a trouble. i mean bad in-game saves. if u leave your game in the past of the broadcast, later u will begin on the start of the broad. that is really curious. but all in all this game is pretty good and in my mind it is the best indi game i ever played Expand
  6. Apr 20, 2022
    9
    Its like Papers please yet the events that occur can be even more shocking due to the FMV elements. There can be some slight annoyancesIts like Papers please yet the events that occur can be even more shocking due to the FMV elements. There can be some slight annoyances gameplay wise, sometimes segments can feel like they are too long, the word based story parts away from work can be annoying and don't have much of an affect on the player but really the meat on the game's bones is what you come here for and its what you will get, I cannot tell you what happens but if you play it you will be gobsmacked (here is some encouragement, there are 14 different endings). In conclusion, this game is really something special give it a go. Expand
  7. Feb 8, 2022
    7
    Finally a game where your choices actually matter, Not For Broadcast is an FMV game that has a great story and overall is an interestingFinally a game where your choices actually matter, Not For Broadcast is an FMV game that has a great story and overall is an interesting concept.
    The game lets you make choices which have impact and result in multiple different endings. The actual broadcast itself is fantastic and engrossing, however a lot of the "mini game" components drag on and at times can distract from the actual content. Still a great game and worth your time.
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