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Her Story (2015) is a narrative puzzle game where you attempt to solve the 1994 mystery of a murdered man by searching an old police computer archive of interview videos of his wife. The game presents a retro computer interface but the interviews themselves are short films with real actors. Although there are only seven films, they are fragmented into short tapes. Each clip uncovers more events and characters that can be used to search the computer database for further interview segments. It starts as a simple task of observation but becomes a challenge of noticing links and inconsistencies, and then figuring out the correct words and phrases to search for specific clips.

The mystery is powerfully compelling because all the information is available if you know what to search for. The forensic search of this historic data is hugely satisfying as the true story finally emerges.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Her Story 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 8 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

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

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 4 hours and 8 hours to complete. You can solve and complete the main story in about 4 hours, but to see everything in the game will take upwards of 8 hours.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for Strong Language.

Rated PEGI 16 with strong violence. In the US the ESRB rated it MATURE 17+ with sexual themes and strong language.

Skill Level

12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. You need good powers of observation and interpretation. Attention to detail is important to spot clues that can lead to moments of enlightenment.

CostsCosts

Her Story usually costs £8.50.
 

Her Story

Steam Store PC £8.50
Steam Store Mac £8.50
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 24/06/2015

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Players: 1

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

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: Filmed

Developer: Mr Sam Barlow (@MrSamBarlow)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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