Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 36 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36
  1. 100
    Like most movies of the thriller genre when you go and replay the game you will likely find things you missed and understand things a lot more but even if you play it only once it does a good job of explaining everything and has a very satisfying ending (regardless of which one you end up getting).
  2. Jun 21, 2017
    88
    The story is so exciting.
  3. Jul 12, 2017
    85
    It's a bit simple on the gameplay side of things, but Get Even still delivers an engaging story in an expert way, with often brilliant voice-acting and beautiful graphics. Don't let this one fly under your radar!
  4. Jun 21, 2017
    85
    Get Even tries to do too much, but rather than getting it wrong, it succeeds on many different levels. It blends styles within the first-person genre seamlessly, tells an ambitious story without tripping over itself, manages to scare you, and connect with you emotionally. The shooting is satisfying and exhilarating thanks to some smart enemy AI, and the Cornergun is a great weapon to use. I enjoyed Get Even a great deal; it takes you to a place you weren’t prepared for, and whether you’re happy about that or not, there’s no denying that this is a unique and fantastic video game you should all play.
  5. Jun 26, 2017
    82
    Get Even is going to be a surprise hit title in my opinion. It just has that certain something to it. I do think it will be one of those sleeper hits that many will miss, but hopefully fans of the genre get behind it and spread the word. It certainly deserves it. A lot of thought has been put into the game to make it something memorable.
  6. Jun 20, 2017
    81
    Playing Get Even is like ongoing brain surgery to change the zones related to memory. And even with some rough edges (the graphics), the sound treatment and the script make the operation a triumphant success: an unforgettable experience.
  7. Jul 1, 2017
    80
    The end result is a highly satisfying game with an engrossing story that delivers in creepy, emotional and thought-provoking moments that helps it stand out, especially with its more subtle presentation of morality in gaming.
  8. Jun 21, 2017
    80
    Get Even’s solid story, great narration and mysterious atmosphere help it overcome its its few shortcomings in the graphical and gameplay departments. All in all, Get Even is a very satisfying and enjoyable experience that will keep your mind engaged on the fates of Mr. Black and Mr. Red.
  9. Jun 21, 2017
    80
    Get Even is an interesting hybrid - you'll find pieces of a walking simulator, a stealth game, a shooter, a puzzle adventure and a really well written thriller. Not only the story is pretty exceptional - so are the audio and music. The overall quality is good enough to prevent mediocre graphics and some level cloning from having fun. Good job.
  10. Jun 21, 2017
    80
    It will keep you glued to the chair for at least a dozen hours.
  11. Jun 21, 2017
    80
    Get Even is one of the biggest surprises of the year. Very original, and with an outstanding story that keeps its hooks in the player during the entire game.
  12. Jun 21, 2017
    80
    The developers have created a very interesting world, and the brilliant atmosphere coupled with varied gameplay makes for a very worthwhile experience. Sure, some of the mechanics of Get Even could have been a little more polished or refined, and perhaps some players will be turned off by the intense surrealism employed by the game, but if you can look past that and stay for the ride, it's definitely worth it.
  13. Jun 21, 2017
    80
    Get Even refuses to be pigeon-holed at any point, and though some people won't be able keep up with the madness, for those that can it's an entirely unique experience. Bandai Namco may just have the most interesting game of 2017 here, and a potential huge cult hit.
  14. Jul 10, 2017
    78
    It has a lot of genres in its melting gameplay pot that work for the most part, though fall short in flavor in other sections of the game. The fact that a developer took a big enough chance to try something that isn’t too common these days with big titles, that says a lot for their dedication to the game. Give it a look.
  15. Jun 21, 2017
    75
    Get Even delivers a action-packed story that is told through stealth gameplay and lots of dialogues. With a soundtrack that tries and succeeds to do something different, and enough variety in gameplay, Get Even mostly succeeds in delivering an epic story.
  16. Jun 21, 2017
    75
    Get Even is a flawed product, that suffers immensely from sub-par shooting and stealth sessions and some technical problems on console. Still, its interesting and complex storyline and amazing sound design make it a worthwhile - albeit short - experience.
  17. Jun 21, 2017
    75
    Get Even uses the FPS formula to deliver a touching and deep story. Despite some technical failings, the narrative and the sound make the trip worth taking.
  18. Jun 27, 2017
    73
    Get Even is so much more than just survival-horror and that makes things very interesting. Sometimes you have to do a lot of searching and backtracking, which can be frustrating, but mostly this is a thrilling catch-you-by-the-throat-kind of psychological video game.
  19. games(TM)
    Jul 7, 2017
    70
    An unusual, occasionally powerful, must-play game. [Issue#189, p.79]
  20. Jul 7, 2017
    70
    Get Even is a respectable first-person shooter, sure. But despite finishing the game eager to start a second playthrough to experience the story with new perspective, the lack of player choice was a considerable disappointment. I felt duped for hunting down every piece of evidence during my time with Cole Black, because it didn’t influence the truth that ultimately emerged. This omission reduces Get Even from an imaginative game to a passable one that made me feel I was watching a thriller film more than playing a game.
  21. Jun 29, 2017
    70
    Get Even's use of layered sound and even more layered story is unsettling and great, but other awkward mechanics make this psychological thriller a bit less than the sum of some very fine parts.
  22. 70
    Whilst the story is compelling with plenty of facets to dig into, the pacing and combat felt a little tiresome. Great characters and presentation become mired in an experience that could’ve been tighter. Get Even is worth a look for a strong, narrative adventure with some interesting hooks, if you can stomach the uneven pacing.
  23. Jun 23, 2017
    70
    Despite some technical failings, the narrative and the atmosphere make the trip to Get Even worth taking.
  24. Jun 21, 2017
    70
    Get Even tells a devastating story that ends with a striking M. Night Shyamalan-like twist. Interestingly, it's the most crucial part of the entire story, and you see none of it. The visuals are left entirely to the imagination, which is unexpected and impactful. It is these kinds of powerful moments that emphasize Get Even's key strength--delivering a twisting narrative that is fascinating enough to make up for its lackluster gameplay elements.
  25. 70
    A sometimes beguiling yet, frequently intriguing blend of first-person exploration and shooter genres, Get Even’s uneven execution results in a game that is commendable for its ambition and relentlessly engaging narrative, but one which ultimately fails to come together in practice.
  26. Jun 21, 2017
    70
    While it has its flaws, there’s a uniqueness to Get Even we rarely see in video games today. Right away, The Farm 51 demonstrates its desire to be different, crossing between genres and actually taking a gamble. While it doesn’t always pay off, we’re still left with something both intriguing, experimental and, at times, thought provoking.
  27. Jun 27, 2017
    69
    Despite its flaws, Get Even is still a very worthwhile experience. The game’s narrative is a little predictable, but it’s told well. It builds tension unlike anything else, and uses jump scares sparingly to give maximum effect. It’s a great game, with unfortunate quirks holding it back – which will hopefully get patched out.
  28. Games Master UK
    Jun 22, 2017
    66
    Like its protagonist, you're left feeling Get Even needed a little more love and attention to make its many ideas come together. [July 2017, p.83]
  29. Aug 30, 2017
    60
    Get Even has a lot of ambition, but never quite realises it. While there are lots of individual beats to like – most notably the exceptional music and sound design - its multiple influences never quite congeal into anything solid.
  30. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Jul 7, 2017
    60
    Get Even needed to get even better to be more than a chocolatey handful of our favourite things.[August 2017, p76]
  31. Jul 3, 2017
    60
    It’s ambitious, imaginative and often intriguing and does its best to deliver something fresh and unique. Unfortunately, Get Even fails to nail down the fundamentals, resulting in a sadly disjointed, overwrought experience.
  32. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jun 24, 2017
    60
    It's often said, 'It's the journey that counts, not the destination'. Get Even is evidence that's not always the case, as the sum of its parts fails to gel despite some good moments. [July 2016, p.88]
  33. Jun 22, 2017
    60
    Get Even intertwines exploration, walking simulator, shooter and easy puzzles with intense narrative that has ramifications based on decision that hooks the player. But mixing up all those mechanics without any of them being truly remarkable, several visual issues, specially taking into consideration the genre we're talking about, and its constant up and downs when it comes to gameplay hinder its value among the many nowadays competitors.
  34. Jun 22, 2017
    60
    A tangle of technical and gameplay issues often obscure it, but there’s some impressive storytelling to be had in this ambitious techno-thriller.
  35. 55
    Get Even is almost afraid of what it could have been, settling for a more traditional horror experience instead of becoming what it really wants to be. The genre has been healthy in recent months, but a wildly different approach is always welcome and Get Even only accomplishes that in fleeting moments.
  36. Jun 21, 2017
    40
    Get Even had a good base of neat ideas, but the execution of the overall product is so poor that many areas feel unfinished. Combat is quite simply a disaster, the graphics look like they’ve been taken from a 2008 PS3 game, and the soundtrack crushes your enjoyment far too often. The plot may well grab your attention, but the act of actually playing Get Even is nothing but a chore.
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  1. Jun 22, 2017
    A trashy, overwrought psychodrama with the odd inspired touch that alternates between simple forensic puzzles and gimmicky gunplay.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 91 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 91
  2. Negative: 19 out of 91
  1. May 29, 2019
    8
    interesting game, lacks some mechanics. Shooting is a bit weird. Story is interesting, voice acting is nice
  2. Jun 24, 2017
    8
    Interesting game. I felt the story was pretty good. Even though it had the somewhat usual story tropes through flashbacks/memories I feltInteresting game. I felt the story was pretty good. Even though it had the somewhat usual story tropes through flashbacks/memories I felt like it was handled good. The concept for the game is extremely original and it is really cool. The combat on the other hand has some cool things they do with the guns and morphing abilities, but feels like an average FPS during it. The game really shines when you are not in combat and just trying to figure things out with a little bit of puzzle solving. Overall really good game especially only paying $30 for it is great with a roughly 6-8 HR long campaign too isn't bad at all. Full Review »
  3. Jun 24, 2017
    9
    Get even review

    What is real? That's the game's tagline and it permeates throughout the game. Going through memories, exploring the past
    Get even review

    What is real? That's the game's tagline and it permeates throughout the game. Going through memories, exploring the past you never know what to expect. This is psychological thriller at its finest. The game has some slight horror themes and creepy atmosphere but it is not a horror game. It actually is a multitude of genres. Part adventure, puzzle solving, fps it does all these very well and tells an amazing story as well. In fact this game is heavily focused on story that some of the gameplay seems like an afterthought but that doesnt mean it isn't fun to play. The shooting mechanics are nothing new or exciting but some of the weapons like the corner gun are fun if a tad bit difficult to use at times. The graphics while not the best still look pretty good. It isn't a triple AAA game by any means but it looks decent and has some cool particle effects and visual effects at time. The sound design however is a huge plus. The sounds from footsteps to the sound of guns are all great and sound heavy. The music is also one of the best things about the game. It's a great soundtrack and just fit so well with the game. There is even a track that follows the characters loud breathing and one that follows wit a ticking clock. It's just so unique and sounds wonderful. The length of the game is good as well. It took me around 9 hours or so to reach the credits but I still don't know the full story as there is a ton of documents and items to find to fill in the blanks. A little plus I liked is once you find all the clues in a memory, you unlock a code which you can then enter the same memory and find an optional door that unlocks more back story and even new guns for your "mind palace" the mind palace is alittlw hub of information on the memories you've been to and your gun locker. It's a neat little place an reminds me of Sherlock. The best thing in this game though, aside from the Excellent soundtrack (seriously it's that good!) Is the story. It has so many moments where youll be confused, sad, angry and just what the hell is going on. O don't want to say to much about it because this game is super easy to spoil. Just know that it's worth experiencing. There are a few issues like dumb ai and muddy textures bit overall no real complaints Im so glad this game was worth the wait and you can see how much detail and complexity the story offers. It's a great little game and again it's not a AAA title. It's actually half the price of a full game at $29.99. it's well worth the money and time just to experience something different and unique. I highly recommend this one as it offers one of if not the best story in an fps, an amazing soundtrack and lengthy experience.

    9/10
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