Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Apr 22, 2018
    The Invisible Hours is a title with different characteristics in which the narrative is the fundamental pillar of the experience. Very immersive and with a great history.
  2. Apr 25, 2018
    Tequila Works has done a standout job of bringing to life a wonderful story in an unusual and accessible way, and I'd love to see more like this.
  3. May 11, 2018
    If you like purely narrative games, The Invisible Hours is among the most honest and fascinating. The charisma of some of the characters is its main strength.
  4. Apr 24, 2018
    The Invisible Hours shifts depending on how you approach its story; scenes take on different meanings as you see them from different perspectives, and as a result, finding every detail in the bigger picture is rewarding. It strikes the same tone as an Agatha Christie novel and at times feels campy for it, but the characters are interesting and well-acted, making each trip through the same few minutes worth it just to see a different character's side of things.
  5. Apr 24, 2018
    Overall, and the world and story that the developers have shown with The Invisible Hours is a strong one that is superbly acted throughout. The actual concept of the gameplay is an original one that is worth taking in because it is an experience rather than a game.
  6. Apr 23, 2018
    By the end, you'll feel as if you cleverly solved this murder. In all actuality, you only watched the murder solve itself. That is The Invisible Hours' greatest theatrical feat.
  7. Apr 26, 2018
    The Invisible Hours undoubtedly offers up a good story, but the shallow portion of content and overly lax gameplay leaves a lot to be desired. It’s well worth a run through if you enjoy a good whodunnit, though with that being said, this is less of a game and more of a marginally interactive experience. Still, it’s well crafted and engaging nevertheless.
  8. Jun 21, 2018
    The idea underlying The Invisible Hours is really cool, and it’s not hard to see how more could be done with it in the right hands. Unfortunately, that’s just not the case here.
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  1. May 8, 2018
    I’m a big fan of mystery themed games, but I must admit that I’ve found the genre to have grown stale over recent years and that’s mainly downI’m a big fan of mystery themed games, but I must admit that I’ve found the genre to have grown stale over recent years and that’s mainly down to most of the games in the genre having pretty much the same ideas. Thankfully The Invisible Hours doesn’t follow the usual formula and without a doubt there unique approach makes the game stand out for all the right reasons. For me the most important thing of a game of this ilk is the story and thankfully the story in this game is absolutely brilliant. From the moment I started playing it the story hooked me straight away and it stayed like that the whole way through. There are plenty of twists and turns throughout your journey through the game and the characters play a massive part of keeping you invested at all times. Each character plays an important role in the game and you can tell that each character has had a lot of thought and effort placed into them, which in turn means you get quite attached to the characters. By doing this it means the game has quite a lot of replayability present and I really enjoyed playing through the story multiple times. They keep things fresh through multiple playthroughs by adding a certain amount of secrets and not once did I feel myself getting bored, which is very rare in a game like this. You will however bump into a few technichal issues along the way, but thankfully none of these issues are game-breaking and I was easily able to look past them. Unfortunately the game won’t be for everybody and if you’re not a fan of solving mysteries then this game probably won’t be for you, but I can however see the game gathering a few more fans for the genre. The main reason why I think it may get new fans is because of the uniqueness of the gameplay. The gameplay allows you to be in control of all events and this amount of freedom means you can go about things the way you want to, which is great. Another thing that stands out for me with this game is the presentation side of things. Visually the game looks pretty decent and when you combine them with the excellent sound design it ends up delivering an even more immersive experience. At the end of the day The Invisible Hours has made me fall in love with this specific genre again. They have managed to bring in fresh ideas and this shows throughout your entire time with the game and even the small problems it has doesn’t stop you from enjoying your adventure. Fans of mysteries will absolutely adore this game and it’s that good that I’d even recommend it to people who aren’t fully invested in the mystery genre because everything about the game is dripping with love and effort. Full Review »