Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Feb 3, 2020
    90
    Not Tonight is a simple yet effective game that is sure to resonate with anyone living through the chaos of Brexit.
  2. Jan 31, 2020
    90
    Not Tonight: Take Back Control Edition is equal parts stressful and fun. The risk and reward approach had me questioning my decisions while the perfect difficulty curve made sure I was never bored. The story is simple but effective and very fun. Not Tonight is simply fantastic in all regards.
  3. 90
    Not Tonight is a deeply relevant, thoughtful experience. It comes from a place of genuine frustration with the way too much of the world is behaving at the moment, but manages to channel that frustration into something productive - a satirical (however darkly), deeply sympathetic game, that's both entertaining and has a strong point to make. Is it a little too infatuated with Papers, Please? Yes, but you could do far worse than create a breathless homage to a game that great.
  4. Jan 27, 2020
    85
    Not Tonight is a bold puzzle game that’s unafraid to shy away from very serious issues while delivering a strong narrative, cathartic gameplay loop and consistently pretty presentation.
  5. Feb 4, 2020
    80
    Not Tonight: One Love elevates the game to ridiculous heights, which makes it absolutely worth picking up.
  6. Jan 31, 2020
    80
    Not Tonight is the bouncer simulator you didn’t know you needed, but it’s also a biting if one-sided commentary on Brexit Britain, and the political and social shift that has been brought about as a result.
  7. Jan 30, 2020
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  8. Feb 10, 2020
    79
    Overall, Not Tonight is incredibly fun – repetitive, but fun. The different conditions in each level keeps the monotony of the task interesting, and the strange situations that challenge your moral reasoning makes each hour spent more entertaining than the next. With its satirical tone and quirky storyline, the game mocks political movements and stereotypical characters while presenting to us a simulation game for adults to enjoy. After spending hours playing this game, I feel like I could probably work as a pretty efficient bouncer in real life now.
  9. 75
    Not Tonight is the video game equivalent of a protest song – a piece the artist releases to the world with the intent to elevate a social movement or perceived injustice. I suspect the story will act as a Rorschach test of your political alignment depending on whether you love or hate it. Some could critique it as being too on the nose, but the lack of subtlety feels genuine in this moment.
  10. Jan 29, 2020
    75
    Quotation forthcoming.
  11. Feb 12, 2020
    70
    A month ago you couldn't tell me that a "Bouncer RPG" would be worth playing or fun. Not Tonight: Take Back Control Edition changes that mindset. The game has some off-beat humour in its dialogue but seems to pair well with the fun, and relatively challenging, "ID check" game. If you're looking for an off-beat RPG, and you don't mind the nostalgic pixelated graphics, then look no further then Not Tonight: Take Back Control Edition!
  12. Feb 7, 2020
    70
    Appealing Papers, Please clone with a Brexit setting that lacks the dystopian atmosphere of its inspiration.
  13. Feb 2, 2020
    70
    A Brexit game might not sound fun, but don't be put off. Not Tonight delivers a slice of addictive fun with a side helping of humour.
  14. Jan 31, 2020
    70
    Not Tonight: Take Back Control Edition is a good time, all things considered. Checking IDs is satisfying enough to make you feel good for doing it well, but it can grow stale at times. There's plenty of comedy in there too, especially if you're a fan of gallows humour, but this game's ability to capture the feeling of dystopian totalitarianism is where it really shines.
User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Feb 6, 2020
    10
    Love the music for this. Papers Please but modern slant. You can get into a flow of checking and listening but dont mess up lol.
  2. Feb 5, 2020
    10
    an interesting game for everyone, from 'non-gamers' to devoted players, full of satire.i can spend the whole night playing
  3. Feb 5, 2020
    10
    Great game to chill out with after long day at work. Satire worth my time. Looking forward to play other pixelart titles from this publisher