About this game
Content Rating: Mature
Late Shift is a high stakes FMV crime thriller. Forced into a brutal London heist, you must choose your own adventure in this interactive cinematic experience with adaptable storylines that lead to one of seven conclusions. Your decisions are you.
Critic Reviews9 Reviews
Chandler Wood — Apr 20, 2017
It might just be a flash in the pan, but if we end up one day having an Oscar nominated film that is also a Game of the Year contender, I can safely say that Late Shift will be seen as the original piece of interactive cinema that provided the catalyst for that potential combined media future.
Javy Gwaltney — Apr 27, 2017
As a movie, Late Shift is an enjoyable time. The acting is good, the script is well-written, the cinematography is serviceable and occasionally great, which all results in a competent genre film. However, Late Shift’s rigid structure makes it less appealing as a game, with the high production values failing to hide the fact that your choices don’t amount to much at all.
Nick Valdez — Apr 18, 2017
Late Shift is an interesting foray into a genre little explored now, is well-acted, and doesn't overstay its welcome, but on the other, its disjointed nature makes it hard to really dig into it. Late Shift is interesting enough on its first go around, but without reward in its narrative or punishment in its gameplay, there's not enough reason to go back.
Aran Suddi — Apr 19, 2017
Late Shift is a decent FMV title with a cast that puts in a lot of effort to make their characters believable. It’s let down by some glaring plot holes that don’t stand up to scrutiny. There are seven endings, meaning that some of the choices made do matter, while others feel a bit like filler and don’t seem to change anything. The ambition and the actual cinematography is there, but the writing really needs some improvement to push Late Shift toward greatness.
Fabrizia Malgieri — Apr 27, 2017
Overall, Late Shift is an interesting proposition, and because of its artistic quality and what turned out to be an engaging plot, CtrlMovie's interactive film offers an engaging experience. However, when we consider it as a video game, it falls flat; it's missing pretty much all of the core pillars associated with the medium. Just offering choice and the use of a controller doesn't necessarily make it a game.
Thom Compton — Apr 18, 2017
Late Shift would be a fine movie, although it would falter from an odd lack of direction from time to time. As a game, though, Late Shift just feels too disconnected from the player to justify even giving them control. It does allow you to steer the story, and on occasion it feels like the decisions that have been made actually mattered. Still, the player's involvement just feels like the movie occasionally wondering where it should go.
Liam Croft — Apr 18, 2017
If you really boil it down, Late Shift is a movie with a plot that you can alter. Sadly, that plot isn't very good. Gameplay is minimal, and where The Bunker struck a decent balance, the lack of interaction here only serves to make the experience more of a slog. This can only be described as a complete disappointment.
Neil Bolt — Apr 18, 2017
Late Shift is an interesting update on the idea of the interactive movie. While it brings decent tv-quality production values and soap opera level acting to a genre notoriously riddled with far worse, it still doesn’t do enough to stand out as a film, nor offer enough interactivity as a game. There’s potential for this template, but the interactivity needs to be much more ambitious.
Alberto González — Apr 29, 2017
Su estructura como aventura interactiva es sólida, ideal para disfrutar en posteriores partidas, y su guión, interesante. Late Shift consigue que durante la hora y media que puede durar una partida, nos inmiscuyamos en el devenir de los sucesos que irán aconteciendo casi sin descanso en pantalla, participando en el destino de un protagonista carismático.