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By Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Sly, sticky-fingered Victorian strategy makes thievery fun.

Game Mac, Windows 2017
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This is the perfect game for anyone who's ever dreamed of being a gentleman (or gentlewoman) thief. Packed with personality, it's a standout among indie or mainstream games. Campaign mode does a fantastic job of helping you get your feet wet, and Skirmish mode lets you hone your skills against AI before taking your sticky-fingered show on the road. What really makes Antihero so great, though, is that it's funny and well-crafted enough to keep you entertained even when you're losing. You'll learn to appreciate that, because it takes a while to learn when to upgrade and when to save your money, when to scout and when to attack. And just when you start to get the hang of things, your goals change.

Skirmish mode offers colorful locations like a wharf, a masquerade ball, and the royal palace, each with different win conditions that demand different strategies. The game's three modes -- Campaign, Skirmish, and Online -- mean that its replayability is high, which means good value for the money. True, at the moment it can take a while to find an online match (it seems there aren't enough people playing just yet), but if you have the patience to stretch a versus match over several days, you can opt for the turn-based ones. Oh, and if you love Victorian literature, for a few bucks more you can download additional hero skins of Scrooge, Sherlock, Tiny Tim, and Alice in Wonderland. This one's been a long time coming and it's well worth the wait. So if you love strategy, don't let this one get away: at $14.99, it's a steal.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Mac, Windows
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Versus Evil
  • Release date: July 10, 2017
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Topics: Adventures
  • ESRB rating: NR for No Descriptions
  • Last updated: July 19, 2017

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