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  • Summary: Based on true stories and historical events, 1979 Revolution: Black Friday is an interactive drama about choice and consequence, chaos and order. The year is 1978, the place is Tehran, Iran. You play a photojournalist who returns home to find his people protesting the ruling King, the Shah.Based on true stories and historical events, 1979 Revolution: Black Friday is an interactive drama about choice and consequence, chaos and order. The year is 1978, the place is Tehran, Iran. You play a photojournalist who returns home to find his people protesting the ruling King, the Shah. Armed with your camera, you're soon pulled into a dangerous world of revolution and civil unrest. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 100
    Not only is it hugely enjoyable in its own right, focused as it is one one of the most dramatic moments in living memory, but it has also managed to completely upstage an Academy Award-winning film that looked at the same moment in history.
  2. May 31, 2019
    91
    The unique story is just a part of what makes 1979 Revolution: Black Friday such an interesting and worthwhile game. The bigger part is that it shows that Telltale’s formula will live well beyond that old company’s demise, and it shows that the next generation of adventure game developers may have found a way to improve on an already strong base.
  3. Aug 2, 2018
    80
    he story is well worth putting up with the technical issues. While the console versions cost double of the PC and mobile ports, this is still a story worth experiencing in any format available to you.
  4. Aug 1, 2018
    70
    It reveals a timeless truth that we would be careful to heed in our heightened cultural climate: the fires of revolution always burn hot, but they are uninhibited in who or what they consume.
  5. Aug 30, 2018
    70
    The playable aspect of Black Friday is unremarkable, its story has an odd structure, and its documentary aspect, on Switch at least, has some problems with execution. Nonetheless, 1979 Revolution: Black Friday is an understanding treatment of people and events that are all too often viewed as wholly evil by Westerners. This is a thoughtful, sympathetic showcase for a fraught historical moment that still affects global politics today.
  6. Aug 16, 2018
    70
    1979 Revolution: Black Friday is a good interactive adventure, whose main asset is a plot based on the Iranian revolution, a historical fact that has been little explored in the world of video games. It is capable of keeping us wanting to play and to know more about what happened in reality. Its graphical aspect and duration partly reduce this experience, which is compensated for by a remarkable sound section.
  7. Sep 4, 2018
    60
    1979 Revolution Black Friday is uniquely educational, but from a gameplay perspective it can't compete with a modern Telltale release. There's nothing wrong with that if you're jumping in to experience the story, though the performance makes for a weak port.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Aug 16, 2018
    8
    1979 Revolution: Black Friday is a game base on true and historical story. this game look a lot like a Telltale game. You make your own1979 Revolution: Black Friday is a game base on true and historical story. this game look a lot like a Telltale game. You make your own interaction between character and taking pictures. It's a good looking game with a really interesting true story. I would definitely recommend to buy this game. Expand
  2. Jan 23, 2020
    7
    The game has some flaws to be sure, with occasionally awkward controls and character animations, but the spirit behind the storytelling keptThe game has some flaws to be sure, with occasionally awkward controls and character animations, but the spirit behind the storytelling kept me going. I was grateful to have played it if only to experience and relate to a story and piece of history I previously knew nothing about. Expand
  3. Apr 8, 2019
    5
    It's not a game, it's just interactive movie with poor graphics. The story is average, nothing more, but it doesn't have an end, which is awkward...
  4. Mar 7, 2020
    4
    Cons: Poor controls, several glitches/bugs, occasionally poor frame rate, pointless quick time events, terrible graphics, choices seemed toCons: Poor controls, several glitches/bugs, occasionally poor frame rate, pointless quick time events, terrible graphics, choices seemed to barely alter the story, generally boring bland stereotypes for characters and a mediocre story which just ends unceremoniously (kind of glad it's over to be frank)
    Pros: Interesting setting, pretty good voice acting, thankfully short (about 2 hours)
    Overall I would recommend giving this game a miss. If your interested in the topic maybe buy it when on sale other than that avoid completely or play a better game of the same style (basically an telltale game).
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  5. Jan 23, 2021
    0
    It's not a game, waste of money, just a bring political story that you press a button once in a while in between the talks and boring story.