Parents' Guide to

Peaky Blinders Mastermind

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Game adaptation of hit TV series has a fun time twist.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

This title has:

Too much violence
age 13+

Kids phone game cash grab

No graphic content whatsoever. The worst youll see is a brief small red puff from a huge distance and you almost never kill enemies. Some profanity yet nowhere near as frequent as the show. No other mature content whatsoever.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Time manipulation in video games is almost always a good thing. Peaky Blinders Mastermind uses it in a compelling way that lets this game rise above many of the slapdash offerings that are so commonly released as tie-ins to TV shows or movies. If you're a fan of the show, you'll enjoy the ability to play as the characters, but you don't need to have watched an episode to have fun. The joy lies in coordinating your on-screen characters via the time manipulation element (arranging an action, then rewinding so that you're able to pull off an entirely different one in that same period). And you'll use this power to coordinate attacks against guards, burn obstacles, and cause mayhem throughout a level.

The hiccup with Mastermind is that once you figure out the solution to the puzzles, the replay value of the game disappears. There are no random events that can affect your chances of success. You can only try to improve upon your time or find more of the game's collectible items, which don't do anything to help you with your missions. And once you get past the learning curve on the time manipulation, the puzzles aren't incredibly hard. Also, if you're playing on a small screen -- like the Nintendo Switch (in mobile mode) -- the on-screen text can be challenging to read. That's usually not critical, but if you need a hint, it can be frustrating. If you're willing to overlook these minor shortcomings, Peaky Blinders Mastermind could spark an interest in the show and in putting your own stamp on Birmingham.

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