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78

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6.5

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  • Summary: YOU are a psychiatrist, trying to solve a murder whilst treating the unusual patients of the recently deceased Doctor Dekker. Type a question - patients reply in full screen video and have questions for you too but be careful what you say. Your words determine their eventual fates, and your own!
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jun 2, 2017
    90
    The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker is an extremely polished text adventure that you absolutely must experience. Its characters can invoke a deep curiosity that only tunnelling down that rabbit hole will ever satisfy, and the multiple endings and randomly selected elements help flesh a game in a genre that’s usually a “one and done” affair.
  2. Aug 1, 2017
    80
    The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker is a fantastically compelling, suspenseful slow burn that shows just what can be done with a medium that, for years, has been misused and misunderstood. Look past its clunky parser and you’ll be in for one hell of a head trip.
  3. Aug 23, 2017
    80
    The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker is engrossing, disturbing and erudite, and though it’s a little lacking in plot it’s full of welcome ideas.
  4. 70
    The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker delivers a fresh, memorable, and intricately woven tale of psychological horror. The developer's experience in crafting murder mysteries shows, although investigation of the titular Doctor Dekker's death overwhelms the simulation's promised psychotherapy aspect. Smart, provocative, and a masterclass in acting, this full motion video release falters in its user interface, but the narrative compels you to power through all the same.
  5. May 28, 2017
    68
    The ambition of the developers backfired to them, creating a game where the freedom promised isn't there, and it's just hinders the gameplay. However, the story is very interesting and if you embrace the hint system, you can still enjoy it.
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  1. The characters all strongly stick with me after finishing, and I think that’s probably more important than anything else.
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  1. Mar 5, 2021
    9
    The game gives you the chance to understand characters on a deep level. Every time you start a game, a murderer is randomly chosen, whichThe game gives you the chance to understand characters on a deep level. Every time you start a game, a murderer is randomly chosen, which spices things up. Besides finding the murderer, other patients will have a different ending regarding the questions you ask them and your answers. So, it is possible to play this game more than once and find other options and endings.

    You are a little more actively participating in the game since you need to type questions yourself. You play the role of a psychiatrist and detective at the same time, which I really like. Patients sometimes contradict themselves, sometimes tell a spooky story or just share a personal memory. The game is fun to explore. If you like FMV and want to be more active in the game, I think you can give this game a try.
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  2. Oct 15, 2019
    8
    This game really benefits if you opt to just use the keyboard to type questions rather than selecting from the dropdown. You can not get allThis game really benefits if you opt to just use the keyboard to type questions rather than selecting from the dropdown. You can not get all the replies using just the dropdown menu, and it feels way more immersive if you actually free-type your questions. For £6.99 I think it is great value for money. Expand
  3. Mar 15, 2020
    7
    6 main suspects, lots and lots of HD videos, cool storyline and one random murderer in every gameplay. It's a good FMV game, I can advise it.6 main suspects, lots and lots of HD videos, cool storyline and one random murderer in every gameplay. It's a good FMV game, I can advise it. 8hrs on record. Expand