developer: Supermassive Games
publisher : Sony Interactive Entertainment
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: common screen, players: 1-5
game language: English
game release date for PS4:
Hidden Agenda is an action-adventure crime thriller game. It was developed by Supermassive Games, the creators of well received Until Dawn. Similarly to the previous game of this developer, the new title was released on PS4.
In Hidden Agenda the players assume control of two female protagonists – Becky Marnie, a homicide detective and Felicity Graves – a district attorney. Together they investigate the case of a serial murderer known as The Trapper. They are trying to solve the mystery of his crimes.
Hidden Agenda for PS4 can be played alone or together with up to four other players. The game is focused on decision making (frequently the choices are hard from a moral point of view). The decisions determine the path of the whole story. The consequences of choices can lead to various endings of the game.
The game utilizes a mobile application called PlayLink. Thank to it players can use their smartphones or tablets to shape the story of the game. They can decide what actions should the protagonists make and what the fate of the murderer will be. The choices are determined based on voting of the players. During the game the players must select special action cards and follow the instructions displayed on the screen of the device they hold in their hands. What’s interesting, from time to time one of the players receives a secret mission – then it’s up to him or her whether he or she will help realize the common goal or betrays other players, focusing on own intentions.
Hidden Agenda for PS4 is powered by Unreal Engine 4. Thanks to that the three-dimensional graphics of the game are of high quality. Realistically animated and detailed faces of characters are especially worth attention.
Game score 6.9 / 10 calculated out of 58 players' votes.
Expectations before the premiere: 9.5 / 10 calculated out of 61 players' votes.