Five Dates Image
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Five Dates is a completely live-action, interactive romantic comedy. The plot follows Vinny, a millennial from London, joins a dating app for the first time while living in lockdown. From a choice of five interested women, the player can control who Vinny video dates and how he interactsFive Dates is a completely live-action, interactive romantic comedy. The plot follows Vinny, a millennial from London, joins a dating app for the first time while living in lockdown. From a choice of five interested women, the player can control who Vinny video dates and how he interacts with their very different personalities. The interactive story unfolds in a multitude of different directions, each exploring whether compatibility, chemistry and connection are still possible in a world where physical touch is no longer an option. Five Dates is a fast-turnaround rom-com project that has been conceptualized and developed during lockdown. Mandip Gill, who played Doctor Who’s companion in the last two series of the long-running UK show, is joined by Georgia Hirst (Vikings), Marisa Abela (who is a lead in Lena Dunham’s upcoming BBC project Industry), Taheen Modak (co-lead in Maisie Williams’ new Sky show Two Weeks To Live), and Sinead Harnett (UK singer/influencer) in the cast. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Nov 17, 2020
    100
    Five Dates not only portrays dating in a digital world in a succinct and believable manner, but it’s also a title that deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as some of the greatest rom-com films of all-time.
  2. 90
    Five Dates basically has what I want from a game at this exact moment in time. There's no violence, no screaming, no heavy machinery, no building, no wandering around trying to find things. Instead, the focus is on creating relationships, whether or not they turn into friendship or dating or a lifelong love. The gameplay is easy to follow since it's all just making choices, and if you struggle with that you can even pause the choices so the game doesn't carry on without your input. I'm not going to lie, I was initially worried about how the quality of acting would be through the performers shooting themselves through an iPhone, but it's pretty darned good. Good enough for me to momentarily think someone may be my match, despite already having a wonderful match in the real world (I cannot emphasise how awkward this made me feel, but he found it amusing). There are a few things that I'd love to change if I could, but otherwise, I'm quite impressed at the feat of conceptualising, writing, shooting, producing, and developing a video game in eight months.
  3. Dec 7, 2020
    85
    Overall, Five Dates was a joy to experience. It’s a solid rom-com with strong writing and characters that accurately captures the trials and tribulations of living and dating during the COVID-19 era.
  4. Nov 17, 2020
    80
    At no more than 90 minutes long, Five Dates isn’t the deepest love story you’ll ever see, but it has the heart, likeable characters, and great writing that make rom-coms enjoyable. It’ll put a smile on your face, and that’s all you can ask for.
  5. Nov 19, 2020
    80
    A unique FMV game that’s both poignant and entertaining, Five Dates is essential for fans of this genre regardless of a few flaws. Excellent acting, a smart replayable structure and culturally important subject matter make this an easy recommendation, even for those that don’t traditionally like games.
  6. 70
    Playing a game set during lockdown is definitely unique. Rather than focusing on some of the negative aspects of the pandemic, Wales Interactive has managed to spin this into a light-hearted rom-com. It’s a fun experience that manages to turn social distancing limitations into something positive and fun.
  7. Nov 17, 2020
    50
    We played it three times over a couple of bottles of wine, cringing together, laughing at the awkward conversations, and rolling our eyes in unison when one girl announced she was "an influencer". So if you've got a big bottle of claret and someone to play this with we'd recommend it. If you're on your own and after a romantic comedy, we'd probably go for The Wedding Singer.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Nov 20, 2020
    8
    A charming little game. Great characters, fun choices. Could be deeper tho, and a bit longer. Its worth several playthroughs for sure, to dateA charming little game. Great characters, fun choices. Could be deeper tho, and a bit longer. Its worth several playthroughs for sure, to date different people and make other choices. But it left me wanting a bit more. It was fun trying a fmv game that is not horror. Expand
  2. Dec 1, 2020
    7
    For a game made about the current world and made during the current times its very commendable how this small team pulled it off and itFor a game made about the current world and made during the current times its very commendable how this small team pulled it off and it actually works on the basic human communicating and humor standard quite well. The main objective to meet "virtual dates" around the European area with your main guy and his best bud talking about his experience with. You have complete control of the dialog as you can expect with FMV style games. It's not a game of the year and it isn't trying to be but it is definitely entertaining. And I can appreciate that in 2020. Expand
  3. Nov 29, 2020
    5
    Five Dates
    As Awkward as the first
    Five Dates is an interactive live action dating game where you play as vinny who sets out to find love
    Five Dates
    As Awkward as the first
    Five Dates is an interactive live action dating game where you play as vinny who sets out to find love during the p word youtube doesbnt like.. The write up calls itsels a romantic comedy, but the laughs ere definitely not there.. The game starts with you filling out your interests and then you choose 3 out of 5 girls to go on dates with and as the hour and a half of each playhrough goes on, you will eliminate a girl after your webcam date, that is if she doesn’t elimante you first! All the way until you get to the end with one girl, or not… and its all kind of mediocre, this is a series of answer this question and see if the person youre talking to responds well to what you’ve said or not, but you really have no cues fo the most part on how they will respond, for example the topic of children came up in a would you rather game, and my answer of id rather wait 15 years over having a baby tomorrow shut this girl down completely and just made me feel a bit weird, but I guess that’s how real life works too, but theres no way to save yourself from fumbles, no rebutles, no input.. youre just left with the uncharismatic pushover vinny just accepting defeat, it’s a game less about finding a match you like as much as they like you, and more so trying to make sure they don’t not like you, but again you have no indication on what they wont like…
    SO I simply played as if it were me, I answered as me.. wich could be the intention of the game.. but at the same time if this were so, a game that’s only an hr and a half long and seems to be pushing for multiple playthroughs as it gives you the stats of everything you’ve seen and havnt seen at the end should be giving you a little more so you can push towards certain outcomes rather than make a mental note for the next playthrough thagt some girl flipped out about your favorite color being blue when shes never said how much she dislikes blue, so even as a completionist game five dates has its flaws.. and lets pretend this game only wants you to play once… the humor isn’t there.. the story telling isn’t there.. there is nothing here to make you feel like wow, what a memorabl experience…
    youre just talking to 3 girls for an hr and a half and listening to them tell you how their view on life is the best view, that’s it… that’s the game
    I give 5 dates a fitting
    5/10
    Expand