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The Occupation

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The Occupation is a first-person, fixed time, investigative thriller sim set in North-West England on 24th October, 1987. The game begins at 3:27pm.

An attack has left 23 dead & has become a catalyst for the creation of The Union Act. A controversial act which threatens the civil liberties of the British population.

The next 4 hours will determine the outcome of the act and the future of the country. Events happen in real-time and you must make decisions based on the evidence surrounding you.

Is the cost of an extreme action outweighed by the cause of the greater good?

You are the reporter. You decide the narrative.

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White Paper Games
Humble Bundle, Inc.
Humble Bundle, Humble
Age rating
17+ Mature

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7+
  • Processor: 2.2+ Ghz Dual-Core
  • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 460 or equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 7 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Yes
  • OS: Windows 7+
  • Processor: 2.6+ Ghz Quad-Core
  • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 560 or equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 7 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Yes
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The Occupation reviews and comments

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' An exciting Game that looks really great and offers loads of Possibilities ... But not yet at the End of its Development '. Either way, or something like that, I would describe ' The Occupation ' in one Sentence. But everything from the front-starting with the Hardware used and The Result: EIne GTX 1080 (Driver Version 419.35) in Combination with an i7-7800k leave nothing to Be desired at ' The Occupation '. The Game runs fluidly and goes without the occasional Ruckler. However, the Possibilities in the video options are quite limited for a Title in 2019. If you can still screw at various Levels of Detail with other AAA titles, ' The Occupation ' Offers only Possibilities for Resolution, frame rate, V-Sync, the Field Of View, Anti-aliasing And The like-so Hobbyists get their Money's worth here! Why isn't that bad? Simple: The Game already looks damn good and impresses with a great level design. I cannot confirm the Already reported problems with the Presentation of the Subtitles-during the Almost 4 Hours Of play I noticed no Errors there. In Fact, however, the Translation of the Subtitles and Objects in the Game is partly wrong and urgently needs to be revised! This also applies to your Notebook-this is still completely in English at the moment. The Control with Keyboard seems rather pious and unimagined! The Controller, on the Other hand, proves to be the Gamer's best Friend and provides an extremely enhanced Gaming Experience! On The Game Content: ' The Occupation ' captivates with an exciting and investigative Story, which takes place on a single Day in 1987, exactly on the 24.10.1987 in north-western England and gives you a big, decisive (fictitious) event of that Time from the Perspective of Experience at least two different People. As an investigative Journalist, you shed light on recent Events and try to get new, sensitive Information about the current incidents before I have arranged for intermittal interview appointments with possibly people involved. So You only have a certain Time left, which is literally your greatest Enemy, to find all the dark Secrets and relevant Information and then use it in the Interview. To achieve this, you sneak into Offices, use Codes for Safes and Computers, bypasses Security Locks and hide from Security Personnel and Employees. Verdict: In Principle, the Game knows how to please in this Setup. However, There is certainly Potential for Improvement. So you have a limited Inventory that you can't see. So If you collect several objects that seem important To you, then you may definitely ' lose ' one or the other due to the limited Capacity-without really realizing it. Finding this Item in all the Mess then again is due To the extensive Levels is very difficult and dampens the Fun of the game. There is a Kind of Notebook in which your Character makes important Notes on Objects, People or various other Observations. In the Test, however, it was sometimes a bit difficult for me to navigate with the help of this Book, with increasing Playing Time, and draw the right conclusions From it. Here, too, you should perhaps make sure that you can get more Overview. But this Disorder and the Factor Time also have something good for the Game: You feel tempted to start again in order to find the one decisive Hint, which could have completely new Consequences in the Interview. The Replay Value is therefore partly due To the construction Of the Game, but is also favoured by the suspicion mentioned. The currently estimated €30th in the Steam shop is fine from my Point of view, and ' The Occupation ' is a small Rough diamond that one or the other Player has certainly been waiting for for some Time.
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