The X-Files: Deep State

App review by Paul Semel, Common Sense Media
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age 13+

Fun but tough puzzle mystery game inspired by TV show.

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age 14+

Fun for X-Files fans, but overall just kinda okay.

Honestly, it's fun, I enjoy it. But if it didn't have the X-Files theme to it, I wouldn't care/play it. The puzzles are fun, especially the discussion segments, and to a degree the scene investigations are too. But there's a lot of them and they get old after awhile. Also, it's kind of disappointing that (despite the advertising) there's really not many characters from the show. Mulder and Skinner are occasionally mentioned, and **SPOILERS** Scully helps you out in The Water Gate, but that's really it. To be fair though, there's only a few cases so far so that could change soon. As far as content goes, of course there's plenty of violence, but nothing more graphic than we see on the show. Condoms can be seen during a few of the investigations, and affairs are mentioned at points, but nothing is ever actually seen. Language usually doesn't go past a few uses of s--t, but in Light From Above there are at least 10 uses of f--k (plus two uses in The Water Gate). Also, like in the show, packs of Morley Cigarettes can be seen at crime scenes (and occasionally alcohol), and one case centers around a recovering alcoholic. In Light From Above, there's several references to drugs, and the player is slipped a strong hallucinogenic and works part of the case while tripping, If not for the language, it would have a T rating. Overall, it's a decent game and a fun way to pass the time, especially if you're a fan of the show.

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