Hidden in Plain Sight is a local-multiplayer stealth party game. Blend into the crowd of AI characters and eliminate the other players before they eliminate you!
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Very Positive (127 reviews) - 97% of the 127 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 16, 2014

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Notice: Local multiplayer only. No single player or online. Requires controllers for each player.

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July 22

Hidden in Plain Sight is now available for SteamOS/Linux and Mac!

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“...a must have.
8 out of 10 – Eurogamer

Don’t hesitate to pick up Hidden In Plain Sight...”
A – ExtraGuy

“...the game is good enough to be properly stolen by a major studio any time now.
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Hidden in Plain Sight is now available for SteamOS/Linux and Mac OS X!

About This Game

LOCAL-MULTIPLAYER ONLY. NO SINGLE PLAYER OR ONLINE. REQUIRES XBOX COMPATIBLE (OR EMULATED) CONTROLLERS.


Hidden in Plain Sight is a set of local multiplayer (2-4 players) game modes that share a common theme: trying to accomplish goals without drawing attention to yourself.

In each game mode, players control characters in a sea of identical NPCs. Players are given a task, but also the means to eliminate each other from the game. The goal is to blend in with the NPCs, accomplish the task at hand, and take out other players before they get you.

One of the simplest game modes is called "Death Race." Players and NPCs are racing to be the first to cross a finish line. Each player has a gun with one bullet, and can eliminate one person from the race. Do you sprint ahead, calling attention to yourself but maximizing you chances of winning? Or do you hang back with the pack?

Other game modes create similar tension by putting players in a conflicted position of wanting to accomplish a goal, but risking elimination by doing so.

Rounds are quick and lively, and always end in laughter and friendly shouting. So grab your controllers and friends and give it a shot!

User Feedback

  • "I defy you to have more local multiplayer fun with any other game."
  • "It's definitely one of the best multiplayer games I've played in a long, long time. So simple, quick and addictive."
  • "It’s just a ton of fun and like nothing I've experienced."
  • "It is the perfect game to sit around and play with your friends."
  • Wife/girlfriend/newbie approved! Easy to pick up and play with no gaming experience.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 1.2GHz processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics Card that supports Pixel Shader 2.0 and Vertex Shader 2.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: This game requires Xbox compatible (or emulated) controllers!
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 1.4GHz processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics Card that supports Pixel Shader 2.0 and Vertex Shader 2.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: This game requires Xbox compatible (or emulated) controllers!
    Minimum:
    • OS: Lion 10.7.5
    • Processor: 1.2GHz processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: SDL_GameController devices fully supported
    Recommended:
    • OS: Latest macOS Release
    • Processor: 1.4GHz processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: SDL_GameController devices fully supported
    Minimum:
    • OS: glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit. S3TC support is NOT required.
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: SDL_GameController devices fully supported
    Recommended:
    • OS: glibc 2.15+, 64-bit
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: SDL_GameController devices fully supported
Customer reviews
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Overall:
Very Positive (127 reviews)
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Gargame|
2.7 hrs
Posted: August 16
Awesome and very original.
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Samovar
4.4 hrs
Posted: August 15
Hidden in plain sight is a game that, if played with your friends, its guaranteed to make you sweat in anxiety (if you aren't a psycopath, of course).
Its cheap, its awesome, and its worth it, but be alert about 2 things with this game:

This game only has local multiplayer
This game requires a microsoft original controller (or an emulator for that).

If you fulfill this 2 requirements, then you can have yourself a great time with friends, othewise you should avoid it.
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Redeemed
5.5 hrs
Posted: August 14
Out of sight fun couch COOP goodness.
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alex_ian_hamilton
3.1 hrs
Posted: August 10
Been a long time fan of this game, first on the Xbox 360 and now on the PC.
It's such a simple premise and leads to just a huge amount of fun for anyone from families to drunken uni groups.
Despite being just 5 simple mini games it's still fun after hours of playing, it’s addictive but in the fun kind of social competitive way that makes you wanna just try one more go.
The only downer is you need to have 3 or 4 players to really get into it, and I wish this version supported more players (which I think Xbox One controllers support).
But out of the scout groups, families (ages 10-60) and uni mates I've never had any group not enjoy this game... Hopefully some have also bought it. :)
(9 out of 10)
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Bulldoggi
0.9 hrs
Posted: August 6
A very good local co-op game. Delves into the very psychology of "blending into the group". Do not be turned away by the art style. Before I bought it I looked at it and was turned away by the art style.

However, this game offers quite excellent gamemodes where you have to disguise yourself into a group in many different ways. Super much fun with friends, trying to hide in frustration while your pals hunt you with huge crosshairs.

Might get slightly repetitive, since there is about 5 gamemodes only. Definitely worth the 6€ though!
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The Doctor
9.7 hrs
Posted: July 30
good
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Sid1120
0.4 hrs
Posted: July 23
Crap, I just realized I hadnt recommended this yet.

You can't play this and not have a tense laughter.
A real blast with friends.
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nonfiction ☂
3.8 hrs
Posted: July 16
great game but watch out for screen lookers
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ReiNijs
0.9 hrs
Posted: July 6
so frikken fun
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Render
1.8 hrs
Posted: July 4
Hidden in Plain Sight is an incredibly simple and amazingly fun party game. I can't recommend it enough.

!!! HOWEVER !!!
Make sure you have enough Xbox 360 controllers for everyone, since you can't use a keyboard/mouse nor most off-brand controllers (my old Logitech Rumblepad2 was useless). Other folks have had luck using third-party controller emulator software, but not me.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
A very good local co-op game. Delves into the very psychology of "blending into the group". Do not be turned away by the art style. Before I bought it I looked at it and was turned away by the art style.

However, this game offers quite excellent gamemodes where you have to disguise yourself into a group in many different ways. Super much fun with friends, trying to hide in frustration while your pals hunt you with huge crosshairs.

Might get slightly repetitive, since there is about 5 gamemodes only. Definitely worth the 6€ though!
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
52 of 68 people (76%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 9, 2014
-IMPORTANT NOTE-
This game is for local co-op only, if you don't got friends who have controllers probably not a good idea then to get this game there is no online multiplayer there is no LAN gameplay either. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4j8ZM8pgHds Despite those main flaws this game is highly entertaining and a great party game.
Maximum of four players can play at a time and it has various game modes to keep
things interesting.
Gamers-Haven
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26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 18, 2015
I used to scour Steam for local co-op games that could provide a great party experience. This game takes the cake. Hidden in Plain Sight is the single best and most fun local co-op game I've ever played out of over 50 that I've bought and tried.

I've had a room full of people cursing at each other, laughing their asses off to tears, and jumping up and down, while at other times the whole room is silent in concentration and suspense, every set of eyes dead-focused on trying not to be caught by the others' - all caused by this wonderfully simple yet strategically genius video game.

GET IT!
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27 of 30 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 17, 2014
I may only have a small amount of time racked up on here, but rest assured I've sunk many hours into Hidden in Plain Sight on the Xbox 360 version, and man am I glad to see it here on Steam too. Hidden in Plain Sight is a collection of five minigames, all of which are best played with four players, right there at in the same room as you. They all insanely fun (Ninja Party is my favourite) and rely on you keeping your cool as others try to reveal and capture you, while at the same time, you're trying to capture everyone else.

Ninja Party, for example, has 2-4 players all as identical ninjas, amongst 30 other identical ninjas. Each player must either be the last one standing by eliminating the other players, or by touching 5 statues scattered around the room, which play a sound each time they're touched. Do you run straight for all the statues, aiming for a quick win but putting yourself in danger of being noticed? Or do you wait for an unsuspecting player to set off the statue, and slay them from behind?

This is one of the most fun, if not THE most fun local multiplayer games I've ever played, hands down. This is what multiplayer gaming was about: having fun with REAL PEOPLE, before it all became about leaderboards and strangers from halfway across the world. People that you know; friends, family, whoever. Anyone can play this game, from your pro MLG 360 noscopers to your filthy pleb casuals.

And it's so refreshing to see local multiplayer games make a comeback, even if most of them are indie titles. Hidden in Plain Sight is a prime example of a simple and brilliant idea with simple and brilliant excecution. It doesn't fall prey to other indie game tropes such an annoyingly pretentious storyline or an obsession with "unique" and overused gimmicks.

Yeah, it might not look a treat, but the graphics really, really don't matter. Same goes for the sound, as most of the time you'll be yelling anyway. The gameplay is incredibly unique, tense, and just insanely fun. It's as simple as that. If you're looking for a local multiplayer game, then buy this. At $5 it's an absolute steal. I cannot recommend it enough.

4.5/5
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26 of 32 people (81%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2014
A fantastic 5 dollar game that requires you to actually have friends (I know right?) at your computer. The variety is great, and it's a great package. Pros: Super fun, cool graphics, great soundtrack
Cons: None, except one annoying thing: IF YOU ARE GOING TO PORT A GAME FROM XBOX YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE TO HAVE 2-4 XBOX REMOTES PLUGGED IN AT ALL TIMES! What the heck dude! Heads up, it's a PC, not an XBox. Please add support for one person on keyboard/2 people on keyboard + XBox remote support. Even games like Gang Beasts let you play 2 people on the same keyboard. This is not more complex then Gang Beasts.
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27 of 35 people (77%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 16, 2014
The most fun local multiplayer game since sliced bread. Easy to learn, fun to play and watch. The perfect party game.

I've played this game on another platform mostly, but the gameplay on Steam is identical.
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2014
Multiple original multiplayer game ideas all packed into on game. Such a simple and beautiful concept. Graphics that perfectly serve the purpose. Definitely recommend getting this if you are ever having friends over for a multiplayer game night. Make sure you have 4 controllers ready!

This is probably one of the most unique local multiplayer games out there, I wish there was more like this.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 16, 2015
A "Local Multiplayer Only" Must Buy.

We've logged some time on this game, and feel it's a fun time filler. You can pick it up and play a few rounds of the mini-game of your choice and play for either a couple of minutes or for long durations.
The mini-games are different enough to be interesting, but similar enough that the gameplay controls don't require a lot of extra thought (when playing with casual gamers).

It's a good game to have if you have a couple of XBox 360 controllers and friends. Simple and entertaining. Watch a gameplay video on YouTube to see if the mini-games are up your alley.
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 3, 2015
(We are playing Race. One character starts very obviously sprinting ahead.)
Me: Hah. What an idiot. I got 'im. (I move my crosshair to the "idiot", lining up the shot. No one else bothers to move their crosshairs, not wanting to waste their only rifle shot)
Me: I got him....I got him......I don't got him....! (The character crosses the finish line before I fire)...It was me.
Others: OHH, YOU ♥♥♥♥ING ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥!

Games like HIPS are signalpoints that local multiplayer is dead on consoles, and *more* than alive on PCs. This is a great concept that only works when played in a single room. The amount of double-tricking in some of the more straightforward gamemodes is really fun. I didn't enjoy some of the team-based, asymmetrical modes quite as much, but I'm sure they could become more interesting once people are aware of some of the strategies involved.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2015
Such a simplistic game, but absolutely a riot. First, figure out which of the "NPCs" on the board is actually you. Next, make sure nobody else does. And finally, meet a goal. Could be killing the other players, touching a series of statues, or running a race while the others have exactly one shot to shoot who they think is you. Can only be played locally, 2 players, but it's tons of fun. Highly recommend. Just a matter of time before you see people making clones of this. Such a simple premise, but such good gameplay.
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