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  • Summary: The year is 1977. Your nephew has joined a religious cult and moved with them to the South American jungle to found Freedom Town. It’s up to you to sneak into the commune, find out what’s really going on, and decide if you need to get your nephew out. Is this a socialist utopia or anThe year is 1977. Your nephew has joined a religious cult and moved with them to the South American jungle to found Freedom Town. It’s up to you to sneak into the commune, find out what’s really going on, and decide if you need to get your nephew out. Is this a socialist utopia or an oppressive prison? Expand
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  1. Aug 14, 2019
    80
    The Church in the Darkness takes the unsettling approach of realism. It’s convincing as a story of a 1970s cult, and Freedom Town is a chilling look inside an isolated cult in the middle of the jungles of South America.
  2. Aug 8, 2019
    75
    In sum, The Church in the Darkness is a highly replayable game with shifting gameplay goals for each playthrough. The dynamic narrative that changes the motives of the cult leaders leads encourages players to give it another go, make new choices and achieve new endings. You’ll have to endure its technical mishaps, but if you get past those, you’ll have fun investigating the diverse versions of this mysterious cult.
  3. 70
    The Church in the Darkness has much more value as an idea and as a story creation tool than it has as a game.
  4. Aug 2, 2019
    50
    The Church in the Darkness is marred by several technical shortcomings that draw players out of the experience and kill the pacing.
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  1. Aug 5, 2019
    6
    It's a quite good game to spending your time witch contains 19 differents endings which unlock a new song every time.