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Mixed or average reviews- based on 91 Ratings

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  • Summary: The Red Strings Club is a cyberpunk narrative experience about fate and happiness featuring the extensive use of pottery, bartending and impersonating people on the phone to take down a corporate conspiracy.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 46
  2. Negative: 1 out of 46
  1. Jan 31, 2018
    95
    The Red Strings Club is a game with refined dialogue and sublimely implemented choices. It sets a new standard for story-driven adventure games that can be seen as literature.
  2. Jan 22, 2018
    90
    The creators of Gods Will Be Watching bring us The Red Strings Club, a cyberpunk conversational adventure about happiness, fate and the power of technology corporations. It builds a multilinear plot with deep, diverse and complex characters. The game is varied thanks to different mechanics, like serving cocktails or making pottery, that interweaves with profound conversations in which we must research about a dystopian-ish enterprise.
  3. Jan 24, 2018
    90
    The Red Strings Club deeply explores human emotions and feelings, giving the player the opportunity to play with them.
  4. Jan 22, 2018
    80
    Seeing the way that your decisions ripple outward and affect other parts of the game adds a sense of weight to every scene.
  5. Feb 5, 2018
    80
    The Red Strings Club in an excellent story-driven game that offers a beautiful pixel design and a very interesting narrative gameplay.
  6. Jan 24, 2018
    77
    The Red Strings Club is a clever (and occasionally quite confronting) narrative experience that blends a compelling cocktail of ethical quandaries and social engineering, with a fresh slice of low-stress minigames. Served chilled.
  7. Jan 23, 2018
    30
    Sadly, The Red Strings Club will fool some into thinking it follows in the footsteps of classics from WadjetEye Games purely because of its aesthetics. Do not be mistaken, though. This is not a patch on any of that company's releases, nor is it affiliated with it at all. Instead, this takes an intriguing style and theme of the world gone mad for technology, mixes in some extremely random love story between the lead duo of hacker and bartender that bears no relevance to the underlying tale, adds in a heavy dose of some of the most painful attempts at puzzles, and then perfectly tops it all off with an overly wordy script filled with too much padding.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Jan 23, 2018
    10
    Fun, innovative gameplay mechanics. Awesome cyberpunk story with very well developed characters. Really beautiful pixel art and music with aFun, innovative gameplay mechanics. Awesome cyberpunk story with very well developed characters. Really beautiful pixel art and music with a very personal style. Overall top quality everywhere with many unique and innovative touches. Potential indie GOTY. Expand
  2. Mar 11, 2019
    10
    Great game, full of moral dilemmas. Well implemented: a dark metropol, neon lights, corporations, fake people, utterly depressing.
  3. Feb 1, 2018
    9
    A stunning game where your choices have a large impact on the story line. The characters are intriguing and bizarre enough that I can't thinkA stunning game where your choices have a large impact on the story line. The characters are intriguing and bizarre enough that I can't think of any other game like it. Best of all however, is the philosophy behind the plot and the message it sends, ensuring that it will stay with you long after it's finished. Expand
  4. Nov 3, 2018
    8
    One of the best quick adventure games out there - plenty of mini games - lots of hard choices - a story thick enough to keep you guessing -One of the best quick adventure games out there - plenty of mini games - lots of hard choices - a story thick enough to keep you guessing - and coming back for replays. Expand
  5. Dec 22, 2018
    8
    The red strings club is an adventure game in a cyberpunk setting. It follows main protagonist Donovan and his goal to bring down the evilThe red strings club is an adventure game in a cyberpunk setting. It follows main protagonist Donovan and his goal to bring down the evil corporation Supercontinent Ltd that wants to eliminate depression, anger and fear from society.

    The game features pixel graphics and an amazing soundtrack, fun mini games and encourages multiple playthroughs through a choice based dialog system that makes you think about every action.
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  6. May 14, 2019
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Worth to play, very good stylized graphics, unique and clever gameplay ideas. Adequately paced and coherent. Unfortunately, the game does not show the outcomes of player's decisions. Expand
  7. Feb 16, 2019
    0
    Stop shoving politics down my throat, it's annoying. Seriously and the game's lame.

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