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Our overall verdict "bronze"

Now that M rated party game Awkward is out, it’s time to invite your friends over and cringe, laugh and generally feel bloody awkward together, all compliments of Developers SnapFingerClick. Let the cringing begin…

Awkward can be played in a bunch of ways. You can play solo, where you try and guess how the rest of the world answers. Awkward levels are quite low here thankfully though, as no one can see or think anything about your answers. Then there’s Co-Op, where you play together as a duo and see how well you know each other. There’s also a lot of options for groups too; there’s Match Up for 3 or more players, Teamplay for 4 or six players or you can even select a Live Show, where you broadcast your game live and see which of your viewers knows you best.

During my time with Awkward I wasn’t able to invite a bunch of people over, so me and my wife played. At first we were laughing together, making fun of each other’s answers and so on. But then we got that question. The question was as follows:

Do you think your partner would rather have sex for 3 minutes or 3 hours?”

I selected (with way too much confidence) 3 minutes. That was wrong.

3 minutes?! Wow you’re a real charmer!” Yikes. Cheers SnapFingerClick.

And the awkward questions don’t just apply to relationships either. The game asks you prior to your game what relationship you have – are you friends, relatives or romantically involved, what your sexual preferences are and so on. Which is a relief, because you can feel awkward in a bunch of different ways – phew! Most of the questions are really tough too. One that sticks out was “Would you rather find out your child is being bullied, or is a bully?” As a parent, this is near on impossible to answer.

With party games like this, there’s almost the sense of you either enjoy these types of games or not. But for what Awkward strives to do, it’s bang on the money. It’s a party game, it’s awkward – job done. There’s also an additional reason to get involved here if you’re a trophy hunter. The Platinum is very straightforward, with 82% of the trophies being possible in around an hour. The last two will require some grinding. Thankfully whether you care about trophies or not, you only need one controller no matter how many people are playing, you simply just pass the controller to others players. Good stuff.

CONCLUSION
With Awkward, SnapFingerClick have delivered exactly what they set out to do – a party game that gives its players more than enough laughs and uncomfortable dilemmas to hold their interest.

Punk rating: 7/10

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S_M_Punk

S_M_Punk is really an all rounder. A powerful cocktail of fighting, platforming, FIFA and tag teaming sees Punk hold valuable gaming knowledge across the board. Complete with his love of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, comics and slash horror games, Punk is a unique gamer who sounds about 15, but is actually 35.