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Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Sep 14, 2020
    70
    Peaky Blinders: Mastermind is a strategic take on a TV show tie-in that could have easily been mindless violence. It’s not as sharp as Tommy’s wardrobe, but for fans of the show, there’s definitely fun to be had.
  2. Sep 9, 2020
    70
    Although it’s based on a long-running British TV show, no previous knowledge is required to enjoy solving the tricky time-manipulation puzzles of Peaky Blinders: Mastermind. In a world where tie-in games are generally awful, this is a rare entry that works for show fans and non-fans alike.
  3. Sep 4, 2020
    70
    A thin plot is only a minor issue in the larger context of what the game gets right. With an innovative main mechanic and great balance of complexity within each stage, Peaky Blinders: Mastermind is a nice, tight experience capable of making any puzzle player raise a triumphant fist after an intense sequence.
  4. Aug 20, 2020
    70
    Peaky Blinders: Mastermind makes clever use of its licence, incorporating Tommy Shelby's knack for scheming and planning into the core of its time-manipulating gameplay as well as working each and every one of the gang from the hit TV show into proceedings. It's a shame that it takes quite so long for it to up the ante to the point that missions are really satisfyingly complex but what's here is certainly both fun and highly replayable for those who want to perfect each job on offer and grab gold in every mission.
  5. 70
    Peaky Blinders: Mastermind is a solid, if perhaps unexciting puzzle game with enough fan service for those looking to spend more time with the stylized criminals of old London to keep them on the hook.
  6. Sep 3, 2020
    60
    Fans of puzzle games should enjoy the new mechanic of hopping through time to control multiple characters, but as an adaptation of the series, it falls flat. It’s frustrating in a way that makes for a riveting challenge, but then you’ll reflect that maybe you just spent six hours pulling levers to open doors.
  7. Aug 31, 2020
    60
    Even with its clever premise, Peaky Blinders: Mastermind's campaign doesn't feel all that consequential yet it remains somewhat enjoyable.
  8. Aug 20, 2020
    60
    Without any concrete information as to when we can expect the next season of Peaky Blinders, Peaky Blinders: Mastermind might end up being a nice distraction from the limbo we’ve all been left in. Fans of the show may find this experience to be somewhat satisfying, if not an excessively simple take on an intricate, expertly crafted world. But there isn’t much here if you aren’t hip to the source material. You’ll be lost entirely as far as the motivations of these characters, and missing out on virtually every bit of (brilliant) history doesn’t exactly make for compelling storytelling. Approach this one with caution, and that’s by order of the Peaky Blinders.

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