Get Even tells a devastating story that ends with a striking M. Night Shyamalan-like twist. Interestingly, it's the most crucial part of the entire story, and you see none of it. The visuals are left entirely to the imagination, which is unexpected and impactful. It is these kinds of powerful moments that emphasize Get Even's key strength--delivering a twisting narrative that is fascinating enough to make up for its lackluster gameplay elements.
God is a Geek - 8.5
Get Even tries to do too much, but rather than getting it wrong, it succeeds on many different levels. It blends styles within the first-person genre seamlessly, tells an ambitious story without tripping over itself, manages to scare you, and connect with you emotionally. The shooting is satisfying and exhilarating thanks to some smart enemy AI, and the Cornergun is a great weapon to use. I enjoyed Get Even a great deal; it takes you to a place you weren’t prepared for, and whether you’re happy about that or not, there’s no denying that this is a unique and fantastic video game you should all play.
Trusted Reviews - 4/5
Get Even refuses to be pigeon-holed at any point, and though some people won't be able keep up with the madness, for those that can it's an entirely unique experience. Bandai Namco may just have the most interesting game of 2017 here, and a potential huge cult hit.
Playstation Universe - 7/10
Somewhat blighted by a lack of polish, reused environments and most crucially of all, subpar gunplay, Get Even arguably fares better as a tense, narrative-driven walking simulator than as a shooter; highlighting the fact that there is little ‘even’ about this otherwise extremely intriguing attempt to blend genres.
IGN Italia - 7.5/10
Get Even uses the FPS formula to deliver a touching and deep story. Despite some technical failings, the narrative and the sound make the trip worth taking.
TheSixthAxis - 7/10
While it has its flaws, there’s a uniqueness to Get Even we rarely see in video games today. Right away, The Farm 51 demonstrates its desire to be different, crossing between genres and actually taking a gamble. While it doesn’t always pay off, we’re still left with something both intriguing, experimental and, at times, thought provoking.
Gamereactor UK - 7/10
Get Even is a strange and engrossing game, but it's not perfect. However, unremarkable stealth mechanics and run-of-the-mill combat setpieces don't detract from the fact that, otherwise, it does a lot right. If you're after an engaging first-person experience to keep you up into the wee small hours, this tense psychological thriller should definitely be one to keep in mind.
Push Square - 4/10
Get Even had a good base of neat ideas, but the execution of the overall product is so poor that many areas feel unfinished. Combat is quite simply a disaster, the graphics look like they’ve been taken from a 2008 PS3 game, and the soundtrack crushes your enjoyment far too often. The plot may well grab your attention, but the act of actually playing Get Even is nothing but a chore.
OnlySP - No score
Clocking in at 8-10 hours for the first playthrough, Get Even is a weekend well spent. Though the wider narrative strokes remain unchanged, Get Even, as with the best thrillers, is well worth a second sitting to experience the myriad eureka moments that go whistling past the player’s head in the first playthrough, but the significance of which are revealed once the story finally comes together.