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  • Summary: You are doomed to live the same TWELVE MINUTES inside your apartment, unless you use your knowledge of what is going to happen, to change the outcome, and break the loop. (Also known as "12 Minutes")

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12 Minutes Reveal Trailer | Microsoft Press Conference E3 2019
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 60
  2. Negative: 0 out of 60
  1. Aug 18, 2021
    90
    Warren Spector, director of Deus Ex, has said that he would like to make a game focused entirely on one city block because the small space would allow for unmatched mechanical depth. 12 Minutes reduces Spector's scope further, and finds a rich vein for interaction and storytelling. This game may limit its loop to 12 minutes, but I found myself wishing I could stay for much, much longer.
  2. 90
    Twelve Minutes was one of the most interactive and enjoyable games I’ve played in a long while. Even though playing through the same loop again, and again, and again won’t be for everyone, I found the process of changing up my actions each time and moving forward, little by little, to be oddly satisfying, and the sense of accomplishment whenever I made a considerable leap forward was unmatched.
  3. Aug 18, 2021
    80
    For the majority of its runtime Twelve Minutes is a delight, with its engaging premise and unique gameplay making the player lose track of those never-ending loops, but it does peter out towards the end.
  4. CD-Action
    Nov 15, 2021
    80
    A test of nerves – the clock is ticking and 12 minutes is a very narrow window to take appropriate actions. It’s kinda hard to rate this game with full conviction, because a lot depends on the player – the more patient and perceptive you are, the better it gets. However, the fact is that it’s one of the most unique adventure games in recent years and that alone makes it worth your time. [11/2021, p.38]
  5. 70
    When Twelve Minutes hits, it hits hard. But I feel there’s, at times, such a disconnect between what it wants to do and say that it’s hard to reconcile its moving parts into anything I’d consider truly great. Performances waver as often as they wow, and that’s a result of a very ambitious game. Narratively speaking, it’s got the hallmarks of a Nolan film, and just like any good Nolan film, you’re going to boil the kettle and postulate into the midnight hours.
  6. Sep 2, 2021
    70
    Twelve Minutes is one of the most interesting games of 2021, but it might not be one of the best.
  7. Aug 18, 2021
    53
    A clever time loop setup devolves into frustrating repetition.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 88 out of 182
  2. Negative: 42 out of 182
  1. Aug 20, 2021
    10
    I don't know why there are so many haters here... It is absolutely not bad game at all. I having so much fun with it, I don't even count theI don't know why there are so many haters here... It is absolutely not bad game at all. I having so much fun with it, I don't even count the time. 8 hours gone in a few seconds. One of the best gaming experience for sure! Expand
  2. Aug 24, 2021
    10
    Some little bugs here and there, but the overall experience is amazing. Game isn't repetitive at all but sometimes you may need to guess toSome little bugs here and there, but the overall experience is amazing. Game isn't repetitive at all but sometimes you may need to guess to procede further in the story Expand
  3. May 23, 2022
    9
    O jogo tem uma ideia muito boa e uma narrativa bem intrigante, as várias possibilidades de mudança na história e nos diálogos é algo queO jogo tem uma ideia muito boa e uma narrativa bem intrigante, as várias possibilidades de mudança na história e nos diálogos é algo que merece elogios. A gameplay entretanto, é muito simples e não apresenta nenhuma mecânica nova. Expand
  4. Aug 22, 2021
    7
    Fun for a short while but can get repetitive and boring. Fun for someone looking for a story based mystery game, but overall a mediocre game at best.
  5. Jan 19, 2022
    6
    [PL]
    6/10 - Niezła
    (po 4,5h grania, ukończeniu gry i zobaczeniu wszystkich zakończeń) Utknąłem w pierwszej minucie grania na pierwszym
    [PL]
    6/10 - Niezła
    (po 4,5h grania, ukończeniu gry i zobaczeniu wszystkich zakończeń)

    Utknąłem w pierwszej minucie grania na pierwszym przedmiocie, ale potem było lepiej.

    Bardzo prosta mechanika, a gra krótka (max 1-2 wieczory).
    Trochę zbędnych, nieciekawych, powtarzalnych czynności. Choć wiele można później skrócić, ale to nie zawsze jest oczywiste.

    Całkiem przyjemna i wciągająca fabuła.
    Nieintuicyjne ostatnie czynności przed samym końcem, a zakończenia niesatysfakcjonujące.
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  6. Sep 15, 2021
    5
    game is mid 5/50 at best the the story is not good just wanted to get through with it don't recommend
  7. Aug 22, 2021
    0
    The game just seems really boring and the idea isn't interesitng, I refunded it

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