Mini Review: Project Winter – Social Deduction That Survives But Doesn’t Thrive On Switch

Snow close, yet snow far.

Project Winter is an interesting combination of survival and social deduction — think Among Us mixed with The Long Dark — that’s brilliant in its best moments, but sadly kneecapped by the compromises you’ll have to make to play it on Switch.

The pitch may sound familiar: a team of between five and eight people, a few of whom are “traitors”, are tasked with either completing or sabotaging tasks. Traitors have extra crates to open and hatches to fast-travel across the map; survivors have to band together to stay alive, and figure out who to trust. Everything can kill you, traitors and survivors alike — roaming wolves, moose, bears, traps, hunger, the weather, and the biting cold are all your enemies; if you overcome all of that, you still might get hacked to death by another person.

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