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1979 Revolution: Black Friday

An unconventional action game developed by the American iNKstories studio, focused on The Iranian Revolution - the events of 1979 that led to the overthrow of the dictatorial regime of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi in Iran.

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1979 Revolution: Black Friday Release Date


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developer: iNKstories publisher: iNKstories Official website

1979 Revolution for PS4, PC and etc. is an action game in which we are involved in high profile political changes that took place in 1979 in Iran – called the Iranian Revolution. Let us remind that this was the year when, as a result of mass demonstrations, dictatorial regime of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was overthrown, and Pahlavi was forced to flee the country. A new regime was proclaimed – democratic, but also strongly associated with Muslim traditions and laws.


In 1979 Revolution for PS4, PC and etc. we observe the action from the third-person perspective. Players impersonate several participants of those events. We begin the game as an American translator who recently arrived in the territory of Iran. He was sent in by the United States with a mission to negotiate the release of hostages from an embassy occupied by the revolutionaries. However, not before long, we are put in the shoes of one of students occupying the embassy. Some of the protagonists we control specialize in combat, while others rely on negotiation skills, stealth, or even trade.

Each level has an open structure, resembling somewhat the Grand Theft Auto series. Important aspect of 1979 Revolution for PS4, PC and etc. is an attempt to present the history from different, sometimes conflicting, points of view. By controlling different characters we experience different ways of perceiving moral controversies surrounding the revolution in Iran.

Game modes

Beside single player campaign, the developers have also prepared a multiplayer mode.

Last updated on 31 March 2016

Game mode: single player  

User score: 6,2 / 10 based on 37 votes.

Pre-release expectations: 6.7 / 10 based on 66 votes.

PEGI rating 1979 Revolution: Black Friday

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains depictions of violence.

1979 Revolution: Black Friday System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Dual Core 2.0 GHz
  • 2 GB RAM
  • graphic card 512 MB GeForce 8800 or better
  • 5 GB HDD
  • Windows Vista
  • Recommended:
  • Dual Core 2.4 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • graphic card 1 GB RAM GeForce GTX 460 or better
  • 5 GB HDD
  • Windows 10
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