Deceive Inc.: Review


This game was reviewed on Xbox Series X.

Reviewed by: David Cameron

Deceive Inc. is an electrifying espionage game that immerses players into the intricate world of spies, deception, and high-stakes missions. Developed for the Xbox Series X, this title from Stealth Studios offers a captivating gameplay experience that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

The first thing that strikes you about Deceive Inc. is its stunning visuals. The game takes full advantage of the Xbox Series X's capabilities, delivering breathtaking graphics with highly detailed environments and realistic character models. From bustling city streets to dimly lit underground lairs, every location feels alive and visually impressive, enhancing the overall immersion.

The storyline of Deceive Inc. is nothing short of enthralling. As a rookie spy thrust into a web of conspiracy and betrayal, you'll navigate a maze of secrets and subterfuge. The narrative is cleverly crafted, keeping you engaged with its unexpected twists and turns, while also providing ample opportunities for player choices that can impact the outcome of the game. The well-written dialogues and voice acting further add depth to the characters, making their motivations and relationships feel genuine.

Gameplay-wise, Deceive Inc. truly shines. It strikes a perfect balance between stealth, action, and puzzle-solving elements. Each mission presents various challenges, allowing players to approach them in multiple ways. You can utilize disguises, gadgets, and your wit to deceive enemies and overcome obstacles, or opt for a more direct and action-packed approach. The game rewards both stealth and combat skills, offering a flexible gameplay experience that caters to different playstyles.

The level design in Deceive Inc. is exceptional. The environments are intelligently designed with multiple paths, secret areas, and interactive objects. This encourages exploration and experimentation, giving players a sense of agency in how they tackle each mission. Additionally, the game features a wide array of gadgets and tools, which can be upgraded and customized to suit your preferred playstyle, further enhancing the gameplay depth.

One minor drawback is that the game's load times can be slightly lengthy, particularly when starting missions or transitioning between areas. However, this minor inconvenience doesn't significantly detract from the overall experience.

In conclusion, Deceive Inc. is an outstanding addition to the Xbox Series X library. With its breathtaking visuals, captivating storyline, and engaging gameplay, it offers a truly immersive and thrilling espionage adventure. The game's flexibility in approach, coupled with its well-designed levels and upgradeable gadgets, ensure that players will have a unique and replayable experience. Despite its slight load time issues, Deceive Inc. deserves a well-earned score of 9 out of 10.

(Note: This review reflects the state of the game at the time of writing and is based on personal experience playing Deceive Inc. on the Xbox Series X.

Reviewed by: David Cameron