Telling Lies

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An investigative thriller game with non-linear storytelling, Telling Lies revolves around a cache of secretly recorded video conversations.
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About Telling Lies

About this game

A Video Game About Private Conversations

Telling Lies is the new video game from Sam Barlow, creator of Her Story and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories. An investigative thriller game with non-linear storytelling, Telling Lies revolves around a cache of secretly recorded video conversations. It stars Logan Marshall-Green, Alexandra Shipp, Kerry Bishé and Angela Sarafyan.

How does it work?

Telling Lies sits you in front of an anonymous laptop loaded with a stolen NSA database full of footage. The footage covers two years in the intimate lives of four people whose stories are linked by a shocking incident. Explore the database by typing search terms, watch the clips where those words are spoken and piece together your story.

Unlike anything you've played before, Telling Lies is an intimate and intense experience. A game where you decide the truth.

Game Details

Platform:
steam
Release Date:
August 23, 2019
Developers:
Sam Barlow
Half Mermaid

Furious Bee Limited
Publisher:
Annapurna Interactive
Rating:
ESRB rating of 13
PEGI rating of 16
Supported Languages:
English +
Steam Deck Support:
Unsupported
Genres:
Story Rich
Adventure
Themes:
Mystery
Detective

Thriller

Investigation
Play Style:
Singleplayer
Features:
Steam Achievements
Steam Trading Cards

Captions available

Steam Cloud

Singleplayer

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7/8/10
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 8800 or equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 4 GB available space

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: OS X Yosemite
  • Processor: 2.00 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Storage: 4 GB available space

Critic Reviews

84

Destructoid

90 / 100
"For everyone else, especially avid followers of character-driven art forms, these are performances you can really sink your teeth into."

Screen Rant

80 / 100
"The Telling Lies video game - from developers Sam Barlow and Furious Bee, and publisher Annapurna Interactive - is an engaging, interactive film."

GamesBeat

80 / 100
"Barlow is single-handedly creating a genre out of the movie-video game combination. This story is more complicated than Her Story, which revolved around a single actress. Four...
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0% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

Difficulty Rating

Simple
8.33%
Easy
45.83%
Just Right
33.33%
Tough
12.5%
Unforgiving
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Relax & enjoy! 45.83%  of players consider this game to be Easy

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
8.82%
Played It
8.82%
Halfway
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Beat It
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Conquered It
32.35%
Completionist! 32.35%  of players have Conquered It

Telling Lies User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 3 ratings
33% of users would recommend this.
2.7

User Ratings Breakdown

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Great game

Yamik
Verified purchase
Strange game at the beginning but once you get used to it, it's a lot of fun figuring out where the videos fit in and what is actually going in the story.
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Great big Meh.

David C
Verified purchase
I didn't get it, and it wasn't rewarding enough to go on. I would recommend taking a look at it on youtube. Granted, my patience is incredibly short and i didn't really get past the first folder.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Relax and Enjoy! 54% of GameFAQs users said Telling Lies is Simple or Easy. 33% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 13% of GameFAQs users said Telling Lies is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to PEGI, Telling Lies is suitable for players aged 16 and above.
No, Telling Lies is not currently playable on Steam Deck.
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 8800 or equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
Minimum:
  • OS: OS X Yosemite
  • Processor: 2.00 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 12 hours.
Yes, Telling Lies has broad critical consensus. 79% of critics on Metacritic recommend Telling Lies. The Metascore is 84 out of 100.
Telling Lies was released on August 23, 2019
Yes, Telling Lies supports MacOS.
Telling Lies is published by Annapurna Interactive
Telling Lies was developed by Sam Barlow, Half Mermaid, and Furious Bee Limited
Fanatical users tagged Telling Lies as Mystery, Detective, Thriller, and Investigation
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Telling Lies as Story Rich
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Telling Lies as Adventure
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Telling Lies as Mystery

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