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If you're a fan of the detective genre, you owe it to yourself to at least give this a try. Text descriptions and parser gameplay by nature can be unforgiving beasts, but the freedom and sense of accomplishment they afford far outweigh any limitations. If you've comfortably sworn off parsers and IF long ago, that's okay. You're only missing out on a mostly by-the-numbers mystery that will be too underwhelming for a resistant gamer to try and force their way through.
All in all, Deadline is a good game that is still worth playing after all these years -- in my opinion the best mystery that Infocom did.
||How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes
|Story / Presentation
||The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed
||How sophisticated the text parser is, how appropriate its responses are, etc.
|Overall MobyScore (22 votes)