VA-11 HALL-A

Overview

Reviews

Even though you may have to wince through a few conversations, VA-11 HALL-A sells its cyberpunk atmosphere with great presentation, including an exceptional soundtrack and cool character art. The text may be enough to convey the plot, but the way it works together with the sound and visuals makes the atmosphere immersive. On top of the clever premise and unique delivery, the whole experience is a fascinating experiment in interactive storytelling. The neon may flicker occasionally, but the glow is generally consistent and bright.
-- As reviewed by GameInformer
81

TechSpot Metascore

Based on 9 expert reviews
  • Excellent:
    4
  • Good:
    3
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    1

Expert reviews and ratings

By Gaming Illustrated on 80

VA-11 HALL-A is an acquired taste, but if you open yourself up to what it offers than you'll find it hard to put down. It is a game about characters and how they interact. To that end it is full of memorable characters that draw you into their desires...

By CGM on 95

VA-11 HALL-A demonstrates its ability to create a unique world filled with diverse characters without even setting foot outside of a rundown dive...

By Gaming Nexus on 95

About a year ago I reviewed Deconstructeam's indie game The Red Strings Club. It was a point-and-click adventure game of sorts, about a ragtag group of misfits at the titular club, who tried to take down an evil corporation through a combination of...

By nintendoworldreport.com on 85

From The Stray Sheep to the Akuda Bar, you'd be hard pressed to find a setting more chill and interesting in the realm of video games than the local watering hole. Unlike bars in real life that tend to be loud and more than a little dirty, fictional...

By PC Gamer on 60

What Valhalla is trying to do is interesting, but playing it is boring. The dialogue drags, the main bartending mechanic is tedious and the day-in, day-out repetition becomes frustrating quite early...

By GameInformer on 80

Even though you may have to wince through a few conversations, VA-11 HALL-A sells its cyberpunk atmosphere with great presentation, including an exceptional soundtrack and cool character art. The text may be enough to convey the plot, but the way it works together with the sound and visuals makes the atmosphere immersive. On top of the clever premise and unique delivery, the whole experience is a fascinating experiment in interactive storytelling. The neon may flicker occasionally, but the glow is generally consistent and bright.

By New Game Network on 80

The kind of game that would surely earn the accolade of “cyberpunk bartending at its finest” if any other game had ever tried cyberpunk bartending. A character-rich visual novel that's as stylish as it is weirdly...

By videogamesuncovered.com on 70

Working a bar job in a rundown cyberpunk dystopia is actually one of the most relaxing things I've done this year. Great for cyberpunk and visual novel fans, but it may not win people over to the...

By CGM on 100

VA-11 Hall-A is a funny, thought-provoking, and sometimes tragic work of art, with truly original gameplay and a beautiful aesthetic unlike anything else on the...