Remember Me (2013) is an adventure game developed where you play Nilin, a memory hunter working for an underground resistance. The game is set in the year 2084, in a futuristic version of Paris called Neo-Paris, where the Memorize corporation has made memories a digital commodity. Although this is not explicitly fleshed out, the environments and world tell of a society that is without a remembered past.
You start without your memories and work to recover her lost memories. You do this by exploring, climbing and fighting. In specific Memory Remix sequences, you reconstruct the memories of the people you meet. Here you play god, in changing their perception reality. There's an easy power in this process. One you can't avoid. But one that raises interesting questions over who writes history and how we construct our view of the world.
The game may seem repetitive and overly hand-holding to more experienced players. But for beginners in these experiences, it helpfully leads you through each step of the way. It's from the same developer as Life Is Strange
and offers ideas of rewinding memories that came to fruition in that smaller and more intimate story.
Our examiner, Andy Robertson
, first checked Remember Me 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson
and updated 24 months ago.