Her Story

Game overview

Solve a gripping murder mystery in Her Story. Search a police database and watch live footage to piece together a story. Winner of numerous awards.

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Sam Barlow's Her Story is a critically acclaimed interactive true crime documentary game that offers you an opportunity to delve into a police database that is filled with live-action video footage. The game, featuring Viva Seifert, an actress and half of the musical group Joe Gideon and the Shark, hands over control to you as you try to uncover the mystery. With a truckload of awards including 3 Bafta Awards, 2 IGF Awards, 3 GDC Awards, Best Narrative & Best Performance at The Game Awards 2015, The Grand Jury Award at IndieCade, Polygon's Game of the Year, SXSW Mobile Game of the Year, Webby Award for Best Mobile Game, 5 IMGA Awards and many others, Her Story is undoubtedly a contender for the best game of all time.

Pocket Gamer rates the game at 9/10, dubbing it as "one of the most entrancing experiences you can hope to find on mobile," while The Guardian gives it a perfect rating of 5/5, terming it as "a murder case where you’re in the detective’s chair, a mystery where you make the running and an engrossing experience from start to finish." The game is an exquisite combination of the cinema and video game formats, and some reviewers have exalted it as one of the most profound and gripping live-action drama games ever.

To start playing Her Story, you have to get behind a mothballed desktop computer and log in to a police database to watch over 100 video clips. Each video is an interview shot in 1994 with a British woman who has lost her husband and is painstakingly trying to piece together the series of events that led to his disappearance. You are to search through these interview clips using keywords and try to connect all the dots.

If you're looking for an involving and moving gaming experience, then Her Story is a game that you absolutely need to play. What's more, it invites you to listen attentively and explore the database tactfully - a challenge that's completely different from anything you've played before.
Sam Barlow
Release date
Jun 06, 2016
Single player

Gameplay & Streams

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