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  • Summary: Want to get rich, quick? Welcome to FERIOS, where you’ll be empowered to pursue wealth and success as a mid-level stockbroker! Your wildest dreams of wealth can come true… at the cost of everything else.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jun 23, 2021
    80
    Players will witness the cruelty of corporate capitalism, which in turn only emphasizes the sheer ridiculousness with which it continues to sustain itself and the sheer privilege of corporate trade and the hypercapitalist way of life. While a brief and certainly flawed experience, I can’t give this title anything less than my full recommendation.
  2. May 10, 2021
    75
    The Invisible Hand is a valiant effort to uncover the world of big finance for the uninitiated. While the gameplay is fun and delivers a good progression of challenge for the players, the campaign runs its course and doesn't offer much replay value. Still, the experience is a great satirical slice of a larger-than-life industry, and the highs and lows in between.
  3. May 17, 2021
    75
    The Invisible Hand could have been a great if simplistic stock trading-focused game, if it dropped the satire elements, choosing to focus on how the market can be manipulated and on how rivalries develop between traders. The title could also have been a solid satire of modern wild capitalism and the way it lacks morals or compassion if it allowed itself to invest more in relationships and good dialogue and less in the actual stock-based gameplay. The problem is that the development team wants to deliver on both concepts and fails to reach the potential of either of them. The limited appeal of the presentation does not help with either of them.
  4. May 13, 2021
    70
    I didn’t expect to be so utterly engrossed in The Invisible Hand, but I guess you could say I found myself pretty invested in it. The aesthetics are rough and the replay value isn’t totally there, but if you’ve been waiting for a stock market simulator, The Invisible Hand is absolutely it. If you want to experience the thrill of watching your gains blast off to the moon as you invest in extremely unethical things that have genuine consequences, look no further than The Invisible Hand.
  5. May 24, 2021
    70
    The Invisible Hand is a deceptively absurd take on the corporate circus that is Wall Street day trading. It’s at its best when it lets the player wreak havoc however they please, but in trying to juggle both stock market shenanigans and its satirical story, it fumbles on both fronts.
  6. May 6, 2021
    65
    Interesting and fun at times, The Invisible Hand pretends to be about gameplay, but it's all just an illusion.
  7. May 18, 2021
    60
    Unfortunately, those looking for a game with a deep and innovative stock simulator system will not find it in The Invisible Hand. What players do find is an entertaining experience for a few hours, driven by a desire to be a better stockbroker than their coworkers. Power Struggle Games should be proud of the release of The Invisible Hand, letting players live out the fantasy of being a big-time stock trader, all the while warning them of the greater consequences of capitalism's, and Wall Street’s, "invisible hands."

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  1. Jun 23, 2021
    8
    The invisible hand is by far one of the best games I have ever played. I single-handedly shorted a national currency so low causing wideThe invisible hand is by far one of the best games I have ever played. I single-handedly shorted a national currency so low causing wide spread panic which caused thousands of deaths. I made billions in seconds! Until I was setup by the feds for using a dark web tool that gave me 100% accurate market predictions. Overall really fun game could of had a longer story. Expand