Peaky Blinders: Mastermindby Aethyna Aug 22, 2020 | 0 Votes | 83 Played | 0 Reviews - rate Inspired by the popular hit British TV series, Peaky Blinders, this game puts you into the shoes of the Shelby crime family as they try to exert their influence and strengthen their grip on their turf. The game is split into several story-driven “missions” featuring unique time manipulation elements. Play Now Similar Games Played
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Inspired by the popular hit British TV series, Peaky Blinders, this game puts you into the shoes of the Shelby crime family as they try to exert their influence and strengthen their grip on their turf. The game is split into several story-driven “missions” featuring time manipulation elements where the goal is to sync up the actions of every member in the group to accomplish the mission objectives. These missions will also allow you to play several members of the Shelby family from Tommy himself to the youngest, Finn.
Similar to the episodic TV series, each mission in Peaky Blinders: Mastermind functions as an episode and hence, will feature a unique mission and storyline. However, each “episode” contributes a part to an overarching story which encompasses the entire game and ending in the final mission.
The characters in this game retain their on-screen personalities as well, so it feels like you’re simply enjoying a “story extension” or a spin-off series of mini-stories from the main TV drama. However, the stories in this game are not linked to the current season of the series since it’s set in a much earlier time.
The gameplay here lets you play around with time, making sure that you sync up the actions and movement of the characters you control in each mission just so they could complete the mission as flawlessly and within the shortest time possible. Basically, instead of Tommy, YOU will be acting as the mastermind for the Shelbys in this game!
To make this possible, the game has a timeline bar at the bottom of the game where you control whether time moves forwards or back, much like the forward and rewind button on a tape recorder. While time is moving forward, you can get your characters to do a variety of actions, depending on their specialty. For instance, Tommy has the power of persuasion, allowing you to take temporary control of a persuaded NPC to open doors, pick up certain items, or pull otherwise inaccessible levers for the Shelbys.
Finn, on the other hand, on account of his much smaller frame, allows him access to rooms and interactive items through what I like to call the “special Finn entrance”. Being a woman with a huge amount of wile, Ada is able to help the Shelby team by distracting unsuspecting guards, allowing the other Shelbys to sneak pass well-guarded locations and entrances. Of course, that’s not all the game has to offer, but these will serve as nice examples of how the game is able to make use of each Shelby’s strengths in its gameplay.
Although syncing stuff may sound like an easy task, it’s not at all easy when you have several characters, all with their own duties to perform that need to be synced up just so everyone can make it out alive. It may take several redos and some trial and errors to find the most effective and efficient way to solve a mission, and with minimal penalties too. If you do really well, you may just find yourself at the top of the leaderboard since the time for every completed mission you do will automatically submitted to the system, letting you see how you fair in comparison with other players worldwide. Of course, you can re-try the mission as many times as you want as you find the best way to solve each mission.
As mentioned before, each mission comes with its own episodic mini-stories that you can enjoy. These stories aren’t linked to the TV series, naturally, since the series is already in its 5th season and this game is set in its first.
Since the game is based on a popular TV show, it’s not surprising to see that fans of the show flock to the game, not just because of its namesake but also because of the incredible gameplay. Due to this, I’m sure there are many players who will be more than willing to talk about the series or the game via the game’s discussion forums on Steam.
The graphics here is absolutely astonishing! The decision to opt for an isometric-like camera view works really well for the game and the art is just spot-on. The music is, of course, on-point.
In a nutshell, Peaky Blinders: Mastermind is a fan-service game that really made its mark. The gameplay is incredibly fun and strategic, and for those perfectionists, a challenging game to get a perfect run on. Plus, as fans of the TV series, it’s a real treat to be able to enjoy some new storylines, albeit short and being set in the first season of the show, that you have some measure of control over… you know, due to being the mastermind and all.