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Who Pressed Mute on Uncle Marcus? (2022) is a murder mystery game with footage of real actors. Your family meets to play a board game on zoom, but before you start you discover someone has poisoned Uncle Marcus. You have to both play the quiz and glean information about who poisoned him to find the antidote in time to save him.

Play involves stepping into the role of Abby. Each year her family play quiz on her birthday (which she hates). This year though, she has discovered a shocking secret and has to find out who poisoned her uncle before it's too late. As you interact with her eccentric family in the course of the quiz you piece together evidence to solve the mystery and save your uncle.

It's a game where you are unlikely to find out everything with the first play through. But as you play a second or third time, you notice things you originally missed and it starts coming together. There are multiple endings depending on how you do while you play.

Along with the novel premise are the strong performances from Andy Buckley (The Office) as Uncle Marcus and Abigail Hardingham as Abby. The result is an unusual mystery that's both entertaining and intriguing and captures the claustrophobia we all shared during lockdowns (and family gatherings).

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Who Pressed Mute on Uncle Marcus? 18 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 15 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Brain Game and Narrative game with Communication, Point-and-Click and Puzzle elements. This is a single-player game.

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Play Time: It takes between 45 minutes and 1 hour to play a round of this game. To collect all the achievements and see everything takes around 5 hours.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for Strong Language.


Who Pressed Mute on Uncle Marcus? usually costs £9.99 to £12.79.

Who Pressed Mute on Uncle Marcus?

XBox Store Xbox One £9.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £9.99
Steam Store PC £12.79
Switch Store Switch £9.99
Steam Store Mac £12.79
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 18/03/2022

Out Now: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Players: 1

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

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: Filmed

Developer: Wales Inter (@WalesInter)

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