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  • Summary: Sam, a 33-year old man recovering from a recent break-up, returns to his hometown Basswood, West Virginia, for the funeral of his best friend. Understandably depressed and bitter, he feels completely out of sorts and out of place... But when he wakes up in his hotel room with a bloody shirtSam, a 33-year old man recovering from a recent break-up, returns to his hometown Basswood, West Virginia, for the funeral of his best friend. Understandably depressed and bitter, he feels completely out of sorts and out of place... But when he wakes up in his hotel room with a bloody shirt and no memory of his whereabouts the previous night, he embarks on a twisted investigation to find the truth.

    FEATURES:

    * Play a Thrilling Investigation -- Recall your memories and find the truth by exploring the dark undertones of a small town in West Virginia.

    * Embark on a Compelling Emotional Journey -- Sam's quest is also one of redemption in his journey to find himself again and heal his wounded heart.

    * Direct Sam's Fate -- Your choices and values decide Sam's place in life as you shape his relationships with the Basswood's inhabitants.
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Twin Mirror - Official Gameplay Trailer | Paris Games Week 2018
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 51
  2. Negative: 3 out of 51
  1. Feb 11, 2021
    85
    While the premise of a small town beset by dark secrets is far from original, thanks to an intriguing story with some decent twists, interesting and well-written characters, and improved investigative gameplay, DONTNOD manages to deliver another compelling experience with Twin Mirror.
  2. Dec 1, 2020
    80
    Twin Mirror won't win any awards for creativity or interesting narrative choices, but it's strong themes that tie the entire experience together make it well worth the price of admission.
  3. Dec 1, 2020
    70
    Twin Mirror is DONTNOD's most experimental work in a long time, though it also pales in comparison to previous outings.
  4. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Feb 17, 2021
    70
    In all aspects it’s a run-of-the-mill adventure game, but there’s one thing to be said for it: it’s not a pamphlet. For once, Dontnod stopped talking about politics and focused on making a detective game. [Issue#251, p.58]
  5. Dec 1, 2020
    65
    Without being unpleasant to follow, the escapade in the psychological thriller of Twin Mirror does not manage to engage the player enough in its stakes to be completely unforgettable, even if the amateurs of the genre should still find what they are looking for.
  6. Dec 1, 2020
    60
    An annoying protagonist and a moralising undertone that prevents the player from making real decisions themselves undercut an otherwise thrilling story.
  7. Dec 1, 2020
    40
    Twin Mirror has some great ideas, including a visually and narratively appealing Mind Palace system, but the weakness of its main character and its "tell don't show" method of storytelling drag the whole endeavor down.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 34
  2. Negative: 8 out of 34
  1. Dec 2, 2020
    10
    Ótima historia, como sempre, a dontnod arrasando em seus jogos. Os gráficos estão cada vez mais aprimorados e a trilha sonora linda demais.
  2. Oct 21, 2021
    9
    interaction is limited but beautiful and coherent story. especially the mind palace is interesting
  3. Jan 13, 2021
    8
    Fans of Dontnod's typical mechanics, such as me, will have a good time with this game. It's no Life is Strange, but still a very diverting experience.
  4. Jun 8, 2021
    6
    The game is a little boring and has little freedom of action. But if you like the genre of interactive films, then it's worth playing.
  5. Dec 3, 2020
    6
    Although tad predictable, the story's enjoyable. It's visually beautiful but with subpar facial animations and couple of visual glitches butAlthough tad predictable, the story's enjoyable. It's visually beautiful but with subpar facial animations and couple of visual glitches but nothing game breaking.

    It sometimes looks like Control in some scenes, which is the only notable thing about it. Voice acting is forgettable. Soundtrack is unexceptional unlike Life is Strange by the same developer which is one of the things that elevated the franchise from good to great.

    Overall it's not their best work and you can get better interactive games for similar price (Dark Picture Anthology), I'd recommend waiting for a sale.

    6.5/10.
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  6. tdl
    Jan 24, 2021
    5
    It's your typical stereotypical story about a run down town and a whodunnit but it feels very mediocre. The mechanics of the mind palace andIt's your typical stereotypical story about a run down town and a whodunnit but it feels very mediocre. The mechanics of the mind palace and imaginary friend seem to just be there to hide the fact its a very boring story.

    Where's the challenge? The only real puzzle you are going to come up against in this game is the fishing bag lock and even the solution is mere feet away from you!

    The cinematic direction is nice but without a challenge or a substantive story whats the point? It's one of those games where you know what's going to happen even before it happens. It's that predictable of a plot.

    Boring start. Anticlimactic end and very forgettable characters. And to think this game from the same makers as Life is Strange? Don't buy at full price but maybe play it when its on sale as its competent enough to keep you occupied for a few hours at least.
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  7. Dec 2, 2020
    0
    This game is nothing but a walking simulator. The gameplay basically doesn't exist and the characters are simple, stereotypical and borderlineThis game is nothing but a walking simulator. The gameplay basically doesn't exist and the characters are simple, stereotypical and borderline annoying at times. I feel bad for spending money on such a title and definitely will refund it asap. Expand

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