Overall Peaky Blinders: Mastermind is well built, no issues with graphics, glitches or sounds other than the puzzles being so hard that I decided to call it a day, I might go back to it in the future as I do like the game and that's not just because of the Peaky Blinders.
Filled with good will, Peaky Blinders still feels like a missed opportunity due to a development budget that was clearly too tight. But if you can forget about the many drawbacks, you'll enjoy a nice gameplay which reminds us of Commandos/Desperados peppered with the cleaver time control feature.
Peaky Blinders: Mastermind isn’t a bad game by any means, it’s just a familiar one. It captures the tone of Birmingham really well, and exploring this world can be fun at times, but otherwise, nothing else really sets itself apart. For puzzle adventure fans there are plenty of other options that may have more to offer, but fans of the show may find some enjoyment in this title despite some of its shortcomings.
Peaky Blinders: Mastermind, while not completely convincing and showing the side to many criticisms, tries to give dignity to Steven Knight's series even in this medium so different from that of origin. It does so with a peculiar gameplay that tries an unusual and enjoyable path, but it takes too much to mesh and stops at the most beautiful, a bit like it happens to the less convincing seasons of the mother work.
Peaky Blinders Mastermind could have been a great prequel and introductory game to the series with good puzzle design or it could have been a great real-time tactics game. But it never made the decision. It is neither one nor the other.
Peaky Blinders: Mastermind is yet another proof of a famous licence put to no good. The game lacks it’s atmosphere from TV series and presents only boring logical gameplay with poorly executed controls. [Issue#307]
SummaryWelcome to Birmingham, during the aftermath of the Great War. Set right before the events of Season One, Peaky Blinders: Mastermind lets you join the Shelby family's criminal gang. Follow the rise of Tommy as he successfully uncovers a sinister plot to put the family out of business, proving himself worthy of being the true mastermind of...