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8.5* out of 10

The 39 Steps

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lordvilbro, Metacritic
6 March 2014
  • Summary: Rarely we see a story-telling game doing the story telling part right but that's not the case with The 39 Steps. It proves once again that video-games are as capable as other mediums of telling a good story about humans and human problems. It keeps you engaged in the story and the development of it from the beginning until the end without using any video-game cliches such as, for example, ridiculous, out of context puzzles.
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Jamson, Metacritic
4 January 2014
  • Summary: Oh god no please this is not a game. It is a e book with every so often open the door interaction cant recommend hated it and was a waste of time. Dont buy it I know the story may be good but jst buy the book.
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Madao, Metacritic
22 November 2013
  • Summary: Very poor attempt at creating an interesting visual novel/interactive story. Voice acting is far from being natural, gameplay boring and events uninteresting.
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Metacritic
18 November 2013
  • Summary: It is not really a game, it is an interactive story with barely any interaction at all, but I really enjoyed it. A very interesting story (better than the movie) and a nicely crafted atmosphere.
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Klewer, Metacritic
12 November 2013
  • Summary: While this is definitely not going to be everyone's cup of tea it does have a very enjoyable element to it and for me personally made me want to finish it. The big deal breaker for this kind of interactive novel is the story they choose to present and for me 39 Steps is a winner.
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crystal3d, Metacritic
18 May 2013
  • Summary: Definitely different and its quality is comparable to heavy rain, if not better... the minus point comes from the unnecessary mouse*pad gestures to open doors and stuff. It was not necessary. The other minus is because this game is basically a pdf game with sounds and animation.. But definitely not a bad thing as it can immerse you into the story and the early 1900s. Would recommend it to conspiracy fans and people who do not read books...
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BigBagBully, Metacritic
30 April 2013
  • Summary: Okay, I'm giving this a 10 on a couple of counts. The first being that this is bold new territory. Seen nothing quite like this. I was immersed in the story, and really enjoyed the experience. Secondly, I think the format created here really shines and I'd love to see how other stories could be transformed in this way. I noticed the developer has pushed this out on desktop and tablet... I'd like to see console too.
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antjohnst, Metacritic
29 April 2013
  • Summary: Good concept but... for a game about story, one would hope that they have a decent mastery of spelling and grammar. I am no expert on the English language, but, even I feel like I'm being yanked out of the attempted immersion at times due to said spelling errors, common writing pitfalls, and grammatical omissions and errors.
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