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  • Summary: Welcome to Birmingham, during the aftermath of the Great War. Set right before the events of Season One, Peaky Blinders: Mastermind lets you join the Shelby family's criminal gang. Follow the rise of Tommy as he successfully uncovers a sinister plot to put the family out of business, provingWelcome to Birmingham, during the aftermath of the Great War. Set right before the events of Season One, Peaky Blinders: Mastermind lets you join the Shelby family's criminal gang. Follow the rise of Tommy as he successfully uncovers a sinister plot to put the family out of business, proving himself worthy of being the true mastermind of the Peaky Blinders.

    Mastermind refers to Tommy's ability to plan complex scenarios in his head. As the player, you get to exercise this power by taking control of key members of the Shelby family including Tommy, Arthur, Polly and more. Become the Mastermind as you freely reset and rewind each character's path in order to tune all of their actions for perfect coordination.

    Achieve the highest mission rating by strategically utilising characters and stealth to solve increasingly complex puzzles with optimum timing.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Sep 29, 2020
    85
    Overall Peaky Blinders: Mastermind is well built, no issues with graphics, glitches or sounds other than the puzzles being so hard that I decided to call it a day, I might go back to it in the future as I do like the game and that's not just because of the Peaky Blinders.
  2. Aug 20, 2020
    80
    These last few levels really elevate Peaky Blinders: Mastermind for puzzle fans. The early levels could do with a little more meat on the bones, and the story elements might not be enough for some who live and breathe the show, but purely as a game it's a delightfully moreish puzzle adventure that will leave the player desperate for more.
  3. Aug 20, 2020
    77
    Despite a truly intriguing gameplay formula, Peaky Blinders: Mastermind ends just when it really begins to show all of its potential.
  4. Aug 20, 2020
    60
    Peaky Blinders: Mastermind, while not completely convincing and showing the side to many criticisms, tries to give dignity to Steven Knight's series even in this medium so different from that of origin. It does so with a peculiar gameplay that tries an unusual and enjoyable path, but it takes too much to mesh and stops at the most beautiful, a bit like it happens to the less convincing seasons of the mother work.
  5. Aug 31, 2020
    60
    Peaky Blinders: Mastermind is a puzzle game with interesting mechanics, which pays dearly for choosing to remain faithful to the structure of the TV series, only to reveal its potential in the final stages - just like Thomas Shelby usually does with his opponents, ironically.
  6. Sep 2, 2020
    50
    On paper, this should be a pretty solid heist game, but when you’re actually playing it, boredom is inevitable. This is more of a tutorial to a future game of grand master plans which you’re not allowed to play. What’s more, the missing voice acting is a real blow.
  7. Aug 20, 2020
    45
    While Peaky Blinders: Mastermind has some style and a novel approach to puzzling, it's not enough to properly engage. It definitely clicks at times, and there are moments where solving a problem makes you feel like a meticulous planner. However, there aren’t the eureka moments you’d expect from better puzzles nor mechanics worth mastering in replays. It’s hard to recommend and it’s only for a niche of Peaky Blinders fans who want an average puzzler with a lot of dull micromanaging (if they even exist).

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  1. Oct 26, 2020
    7
    Peaky Blinders: Mastermind is quite an unique game on its own, I've enjoyed playing it from start to finish, but it ended so quickly andPeaky Blinders: Mastermind is quite an unique game on its own, I've enjoyed playing it from start to finish, but it ended so quickly and abruptly.

    Pros:
    - Graphics look great
    - Well modelled characters
    - Squad actions have to be managed by using time
    - Some of the maps are well designed and challenging

    Neutral:
    - The comical cutscenes are not my cup of tea but they are not bad.

    Cons:
    - No voice in dialogues
    - Absolutely no replayability value
    - Really short (Approx 2-4 hours)

    7/10. It's absolutely not a bad game, but it is really short, so I can only recommend it on a sale.
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