• Publisher: Playism
  • Release Date: Mar 4, 2021
  • Also On: PC
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 46 Ratings

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  • Summary: The Gnosia lie. Pretending to be human, they’ll get in close, trick and deceive, and then eliminate one victim at a time... The crew of a drifting spaceship, facing off against a mysterious and deadly threat known as the “Gnosia” and having no idea who among them is really the enemy,The Gnosia lie. Pretending to be human, they’ll get in close, trick and deceive, and then eliminate one victim at a time... The crew of a drifting spaceship, facing off against a mysterious and deadly threat known as the “Gnosia” and having no idea who among them is really the enemy, formulate a desperate plan for survival. The most suspicious among them will be put into “cold sleep” one by one, in an effort to rid the ship of Gnosia.

    Gnosia is a Sci-Fi Social Deduction RPG in which you will engage in discussion with a variety of unique characters, with the aim of identifying the Gnosia among the group. Players will have to use what information they can gather during the discussions to ascertain whom they think is Gnosia and then vote to put them into cold sleep. As you progress, your abilities will improve - but so will those of the crew.
    As the numbers of crew members, Gnosia, and various “roles” increase, it will become increasingly difficult to determine who is telling the truth. Work in collaboration with or against other crew members to ensure your survival until the end.

    ・Repeatedly play through “loops”, triggering special events to unravel mysteries in a uniquely original narrative. Certain events will unlock new commands for you to use during discussions.

    ・Step into a variety of roles to develop different character builds. Your stats will determine how effectively you can sway the group’s opinion or lie, and will also affect your likelihood of being selected for cold sleep.

    ・Engage with an engrossing and eclectic cast of characters and experience randomly triggered events, each one unique to its subject. Character events will reveal information about your crewmates in the form of special “Notes”.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 39
  2. Negative: 1 out of 39
  1. 100
    Gnosia might not be a new concept – there are so many video games out there that feature death games with deception at the core of them. Last year’s Quantum Suicide even set the scene in space and had a less-than-benevolent AI pulling many of the strings, just like Gnosia does. But Gnosia is something rare: it is really, truly different. The developers wanted to take this common-enough concept and craft something that was truly their own, and not only have you got here a game that you won’t forget in a hurry, it’s also going to have you actively thinking about just how smart it is for some time to come.
  2. Mar 15, 2021
    90
    Gnosia is outstanding. Its unconventional structure is definitely not for everyone though. Petit Depotto somehow crafted a social deduction RPG that smartly integrates a time travel mechanic almost flawlessly. The execution is inherently shaky due to its repetition, but it drives home the crestfallen feeling of being a time traveler for an extended amount of time so perfectly. By the time I finished the true ending, I felt so satisfied with what I accomplished along the way to get to that point.
  3. Apr 2, 2021
    90
    Gnosia is more than just a visual novel game: It is a quest to help some characters discover universal truths. It allows players to break the boundaries of time and space, to move ahead and explore every single aspect of its expansive story.
  4. Mar 15, 2021
    83
    By the time I finished Gnosia and reached the true ending, I had played 210 Loops, and I almost felt as though the game was dragging on. Still, I had fun with the numerous escapades I got into when I could play at a more leisurely pace, and the ending sequences made me feel as if the overall experience was worth it. It has been a while since I’ve played such a creative single-player visual novel, and I enjoyed my time experimenting with the various loops and getting to know an endearing cast of characters. This is a title I can easily recommend to gamers who are patient and looking for a solid, unique visual novel experience. Just be sure to start up an entirely new game save once you see the ending credits for the first time and then see what happens. …Trust me, okay? It is worth it!
  5. Mar 21, 2021
    80
    We love experimental games, Gnosia is certainly experimental and a unique game with some brilliant programming to make it all work. Gnosia can't be a movie, or a book, or anything else, its made in such a way that only possible by using a video game format. Its repetitive in nature but still worth experiencing.
  6. Mar 11, 2021
    80
    A hugely innovative single player social game, Gnosia blends Among Us with visual novels to create an entertaining (if slightly repetitive) experience.
  7. Apr 2, 2021
    40
    Gnosia has a good proposal but its immersion is very shallow due to the limited responses that the characters return, making it difficult to say who lies and who speaks the truth. Maybe if they had voice acting, it could be more interesting.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Mar 7, 2021
    10
    It's addicting and fun, what more is there to ask for? The art style is also beautiful so that's an added bonus.
  2. Mar 11, 2021
    10
    This plot is very creative, it's way above the 8.0 given by metacritic, mechanics are really polished and the artwork is superb, period.
  3. Jan 21, 2022
    10
    The werewolf-inspired gameplay using AI combined with the beautiful story, characters and aesthetics defines Gnosia from its contemporaries inThe werewolf-inspired gameplay using AI combined with the beautiful story, characters and aesthetics defines Gnosia from its contemporaries in an innovative way. Expand
  4. Mar 14, 2021
    9
    One of the most compelling games with Werewolf gameplay - lots of roles and useful skills, amazing quirks and, most of all, a plot that'llOne of the most compelling games with Werewolf gameplay - lots of roles and useful skills, amazing quirks and, most of all, a plot that'll keep you looping and looping away until you find EVERYTHING you can! Expand
  5. Nov 10, 2021
    9
    A good game design with some plot. It took me 30 hours + to finish, with 157 loops done. It was fun to meet and learn more about the crew.A good game design with some plot. It took me 30 hours + to finish, with 157 loops done. It was fun to meet and learn more about the crew. Setsu, Gina, SQ, i'll think about you as long as i remember you. I hope a very long time, because being in a team, or sometimes against you, was fun. Expand
  6. Apr 6, 2021
    9
    I loved this. Yes, it's Werewolf with AIs. Don't play this to play Werewolf with AIs. I thought of it as a massive puzzle game where you tryI loved this. Yes, it's Werewolf with AIs. Don't play this to play Werewolf with AIs. I thought of it as a massive puzzle game where you try to understand how to optimize your combination of character stats (it's also an RPG), learned skills, and knowledge of the other characters' personalities in order to get the outcomes you want. There are a lot of data points to keep track of and a lot to learn on how to manipulate the AIs. I also enjoyed the meta-story and the world-building a lot. I wished there was more flavor text than there was! My biggest gripe was with the soundtrack, which I abhorred. I played the whole game on mute. YMMV - it wasn't low quality, just not to my tastes - but playing a silent game definitely decreased my ability to engage emotionally with it. Unfortunately, it's pretty un-replayable once you know the cadences of the Werewolf game, but it's a great puzzle and story to crack in teh first place. Expand
  7. Mar 30, 2022
    0
    this game is not good, the graphics are not the best and the soundtrack is awful

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