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7.9
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Score Breakdown Based on 127 ratings
  1. 10 (27)
  2. 9 (38)
  3. 8 (33)
  4. 7 (12)
  5. 6 (7)
  6. 5 (3)
  7. 4 (4)
  8. 3 (0)
  9. 2 (0)
  10. 1 (3)

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  • Review Score:9.8

    Framed for the death of a king, you are resurrected to watch over a castle using traps and the bodies of those you trap.

    There's no way to go into more story-based detail than that without actually spoiling game elements, so I'll go into the details of traps and castle modification. After gaining control of the Castle, at some point you... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.1

    If you are offended by the satanic, do not bother reading this review. If you don't get offended easily, buy this game.

    Gameplay- You are the master of a castle. You lure people into your castle via a first person dungeon perspective, and then murder them or capture them with traps and monsters. After trapping them you either sell th... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4

    Awful

    Just not good. I bought this game in a bargain bin at Wal-Mart and I understand why. Poor graphics, gameplay not too good and the sound is poor also. I tried playing this game and ended up turning off my ps half an hour ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    Fun, killing action

    What makes Deceptions Gameplay different from other games in the genre is its lack of traditional weaponry. You play as a crown prince who makes a pact with the devil to keep from being burned to death. Armed with only t... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5

    We're going to find Satan's lost jewelry! YAAY!

    A special game to be sure, but not for children. It is suprising that the game ever was released in the US, with the climate of the time being a much more restrictive and censored one. This was the era which mandated Res... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5.8

    "Aims higher than it can reach."

    “Deception” is a highly ambitious game that fails to reach the heights that it aims for. This might be because it was a first gen ps1 game and the developers still hadn’t gotten fully accustomed to developing for the sti... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5

    Trapping enemies couldn't be more fun!

    I bought this game after playing the second game (Deception 2) and I was glad I did. At first you may think this kind of gameplay is one of the weirdest one, but later on you will get hooked by it. What you need to do is... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.2

    I played this game back in the day.

    I loved this game when I first played it. I rented it for PS one way back when it was released. I never bought the game, but I kept it past its rental date because I enjoyed it so much. The game itself revolves around... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful