How good is your poker face?
Town of Salem is a game born on kickstarter and based around some classic survival party games such as Mafia and Werewolf. You are typically put into a lobby with 6-14 other people and are assigned a secret alignment: Town, Mafia, Serial Killers, Arsonists and Neutrals.
If you’re a Town member – and therefore one of the good guys – your aim is to stop the villains before they get you! But – you have no idea who the good and the bad are… You must work out who is who while protecting your own identity. Town of Salem is essentially a game of lie detection and veiled identities.
There are 48 unique roles ensuring a varied experience each time you get stuck in. These can range from Bodyguard, Doctor, Mayor, Godfather to Executioner.
The gameplay is centred around quick thinking and convincing deceit. Often you will be forced to lie to survive and the better your poker face the more likely people are to believe you. This is a game where intelligent approach and sly trickery will pave the way to victory for your team.
The visuals are simple with a top-down view on the town and sprite-like characters. The day and night cycle is an intriguing addition, giving different factions access to certain abilities when daylight is no more.
The multiplayer aspect makes this game the perfect party game – best enjoyed with friends.
9/10 · Steam
Initial release date:
15 December 2014
Adobe Flash Player, Web browser, Microsoft Windows, Android, Macintosh operating systems