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Video Game Telling Lies Review
Telling Lies (2019) is from the same developer as Her Story. It's named as an investigative thriller game with non-linear storytelling by the developer.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Telling Lies 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 9 months ago.

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Telling Lies is from the same developer as Her Story. It's named as an investigative thriller game with non-linear storytelling by the developer.

You investigate a murder through a desktop computer interface that lets you access live filmed interviews. This lets you access numerous video clips covering a two-year period for four key characters. But the clips have had a technical issue which has fragmented and muddled them. You must piece together what happened by watching, taking notes and searching for other clips. All the time the clock is ticking as you have a limited time in which to solve the mystery.

The novelty is both in the web of lies and deceit you have to uncover but also because this is acted like a Netflix series or TV drama rather than a traditional video game.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a Narrative and Puzzle game with Brain Game, Communication and Point-and-Click elements. This is a single-player game. There are three different endings that make it a game worth replaying.


Play Time: This game will take between 4 hours and 6 hours to complete.

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Content Rating

This game has received a PEGI 16 because it features strong violence and use of strong language. Not suitable for persons under 16 of years age. Violent scenes are rare and include a live action scene where a woman shoots a man in the leg. He falls to the floor, clutching his injured limb and cursing her with obscenities. Blood and the wound itself are not shown.

Offensive language and expletives are used often throughout the game and include the words: “*!@?*”, “*!@?*”, “*!@?*”, “*!@?*”, “*!@?*”, “*!@?*”, “*!@?*”, “*!@?*”, “Dick”, and “*!@?*”.


Telling Lies usually costs £14.99 to £16.99. 

Telling Lies

There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 31/07/2019, updated in 2020

Price: 75% off

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Players: 1

Genres: Narrative, Puzzle (Brain Game, Communication and Point-and-Click)

Accessibility: 0 features Documented (Tweet Developer)

Components: Filmed

Developer: Mr Sam Barlow (@MrSamBarlow)

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