The Occupation for PlayStation 4
PS4

The Occupation

Mar 5, 2019
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Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

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About this game

Content Rating: Teen

Summary

The Occupation is a first-person, fixed-time, investigative thriller set in North West England on 24th October 1987. You play as a journalist in a detailed, systems-driven world where people react to your actions and time is your biggest enemy.

Critic Reviews

21 Reviews
6.41
Andrew SmithMar 04, 2019
While all of this may seem a bit harsh, The Occupation is a good game that tells an intriguing story. Unfortunately, that story is lost in jumbled-up storytelling, which ultimately causes the player to be confused and disconnected from the game. Players will likely need another playthrough to get a full grasp of the story and to experience the various dialogues, possibilities, and endings that the game has to offer. While it is not a bad game by any means, The Occupation is held back from its full potential.
Sammy BarkerMar 04, 2019
The Occupation is bold, ambitious, and a bit of a mess. Its bugs and occasionally obtuse storytelling severely detract from the overall experience, and yet it will live longer in the memory than the average game. There’s something fascinating here: a real-time thriller that puts genuine political power in the palm of your hands. But it’s strangled by its own ambition, and that’s as inevitable as it is unfortunate.
Ethan WillardMar 04, 2019
When I started this review, I thought it would be a short one. Now, 1600 words later, I realize that The Occupation touched me more than I thought it did. It’s one of those games I will be recommending to everyone, and showing to those who want to see what the medium can do. It’s not a perfect game, but at least it’s trying to do something more. That is something I will always welcome.

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