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The Big Con

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In The Big Con swindle strangers, pickpocket people, and con commoners across a wacky America of the ‘90s. And – it should go without saying – lie to your mom about all of it.
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About The Big Con

About this game

Hustle and grift your way across America in the ‘90s as a teenage con artist on a crime-filled road trip adventure.

Play as Ali, a curious and sarcastic high schooler who ditches band camp to go on a cross-country road trip. But this isn’t a joyride! Ali is on an all-important mission to save her family video store from the nasty loan sharks trying to shut their shop down.

Swindle strangers, pickpocket people, and con commoners across a wacky America of the ‘90s. And – it should go without saying – lie to your mom about all of it. Choose who deserves to be conned and who might need a helping hand. The world is your oyster (and hey, pearls are worth a lot!).

One Con Doesn’t Fool All

Con people your way! Wear disguises, sneak around, eavesdrop on conversations, and learn how to approach each mark. Maybe you think you can make enough cheddar just by pickpocketing. Or seek out more complex grifts that involve breaking and entering smooth talking, and more. It’s up to you to outsmart everyone and lockpick everything that stands between you and saving your mom's video store.

A Coming-of-Age Comedy

If there’s one surefire way to discover yourself, it’s by setting out on an adventure. Luckily for you, you’ve got the aid of an expert grifter to coach you in the elusive art of charm. But a life of crime is no laughing matter! Not unless you turn on the laugh track and make it a criminally funny sitcom. Get ready to talk your way into deals, hearts, and trouble. And don’t forget to call home every once in a while to check in with your mom. Sure, you might argue with her sometimes (most of the time?), but you’re a teenager - that’s kind of your job!

The Weird and Wack 1990s the Way You Remember Them

Whether you were a ‘90s kid or not, this game is brimming with nostalgia. It offers you the perfect opportunity to relive your own awkward high school years, or if you sadly missed out on the ‘90s, finally experience all of the classic teen movies that feel so old and outdated. Plaid, payphones, VHS tapes, and malls – THE BIG CON has got all of the outrageous fads you remember (and some you want to forget) from the 1990s.

But most importantly – you can ride the Hormipillar as much as you want!

Game Details

Release Date:
August 31, 2021
Developer:
Mighty Yell
Publisher:
Skybound Games
Rating:
ESRB rating of 13
Supported Languages:
English +
Link:
Genres:
Story Rich
Adventure

Exploration
Themes:
Crime
Funny

Female Protagonist

Hand-drawn
Play Style:
Singleplayer
Features:
Steam Achievements
Full controller support

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: AMD FX-4350 or Intel Pentium G4500
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7770 or dedicated equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 3 GB available space

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K or AMD Ryzen 3 1200
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 480
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 4 GB available space

Critic Reviews

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Screen Rant

70 / 100
"The Big Con is a charming little slice of nineties nostalgia. It's propelled by its strong writing and world-building, a deep understanding of the era it is referencing, and...

Shacknews

70 / 100
"Even if it does get monotonous sometimes, I certainly can't fault the originality of the pickpocketing idea. The Big Con is not the kind of adventure game I see every day and...

WellPlayed

85 / 100
"The Big Con is a bright, fun and surprisingly wholesome crime spree through a Saturday morning cartoon version of 90s America. You might develop a compulsion for kleptomania,...
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User Rating

Average score from 16 ratings
76% of users would recommend this.
4.3

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A fun game with good plot and nice visuals. A lot of little side tasks to do, but the main mini-game gets quite repetitive and boring, would love the developer to add some other mechanics. But overall I enjoyed this game immensely !
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Recommended

Fanatical User
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Love how bright it is! Haven’t finished it but can’t wait to play more!
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Recommended

Upaut
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A bit of a nostalgic thieving romp in the 90's. You play a teenage girl, trying to help her mom save their combination video store/home from mobsters who work for a rival chain.
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short but fun. buy on sale

romkuglen
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the music and art style is great. the gameplay is repetitive and very simple but i still had a lot of fun with it. the story was fine although wasnt a big fan of the ending. it was pretty funny too but i beat it in a little under 5 hours so not very long. i would recommend it on sale
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Great game, a real gem. I love the art style, the dialog and the puzzles. The puzzles are just right, a well balanced game.
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Recommended

Fanatical User
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I've been really loving The Big Con, it's an incredibly fun point and click game with a great story to tell!
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Frequently Asked Questions

According to ESRB, The Big Con is suitable for players aged 13 and above.
Yes, The Big Con is Steam Deck Verified.
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: AMD FX-4350 or Intel Pentium G4500
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7770 or dedicated equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K or AMD Ryzen 3 1200
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 480
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
62% of critics on Metacritic recommend The Big Con. The Metascore is 77 out of 100.
76% of Fanatical users recommend The Big Con. The average review score is 4.3/5
The Big Con was released on August 31, 2021
The Big Con is published by Skybound Games
The Big Con was developed by Mighty Yell
Fanatical users tagged The Big Con as Story Rich, Adventure, and Exploration
Fanatical users tagged The Big Con as Crime, Funny, Female Protagonist, and Hand-drawn
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Big Con as Story Rich
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Big Con as Adventure
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Big Con as Exploration

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