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Dec 2, 2010 | 10:51 AM EST
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Arrow keys to control.
Space Bar to interact.

One Chance is a game about choices and dealing with them.

Scientist John Pilgrim and his team have accidently created a pathogen that is killing all living cells on Earth.

In the last 6 remaining in-game days on Earth, the player must make choices about how to spend his last moments. Will he spend time with his family, work on a cure or go nuts?



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

need to replay, but cant

had no idea what I was doing, wound up dying on a bench with my daughter. didn't know there was more ways to end it. had fun.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

how to have a 2ND CHANCE!

really good game and a good idea by saying you only have 1 chance but if u wanna play again just right click the game click settings n set your computer to not store any data on your computer and you can play as many times as you want


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Someone posted how to replay about a few hours ago

By the way, if you haven't played there is a LOT of spoilers so don't read unless you want a heads up on what might happen.

I LOVED this game though, even when I thought I could only play it once. The first time I was murdered while trying to look for my daughter [by the way, where the heck does she go anyways? I've played through this game five times and she is found NO WHERE.] So I didn't guard myself and I got stabbed which made me sad. :<

Second time [Which is the exact thing I would've done] was so freaking depressing. I spent time with my wife and daughter and defended myself and then I came home to find both my wife and my daughter stabbed. :< I ended up at the park just there to wait for death.

The very last time I played I was actually angry because when your wife kills herself and the daughter is wondering where she is at I took my daughter to the park and I thought the main person killed the daughter. I was so upset but then I came back a few hours later to post a review and thought about it.

Overall this game was fantastic, I know the first time through I wanted to rate this game zero so bad but after a while I realized that this game is very good and realistic. Thank you so much for posting this game and I'll always remember it. :<


Rated 5 / 5 stars


i wana play again


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Managed to save the world but at what cost...

This game was great it really made you make hard moral choices and you literally only have one chance to complete it. Temptation is around every corner and sometimes you may think you are supposed to do one thing when its really another. I will reveal the key to "winning" at the end of this review but i strongly urge you to complete it and fail or succeed on your own its far more rewarding to come to the correct solution in this type of game on your own. Ultimately the solution to the game is not hugely based on trickery. Here is a breakdown of my score:

Graphics: 8/10

Simple, but I'm not usually expecting stunning visual effects for home brew indie games. The graphics despite there simplicity are used remarkably well with minute changes being made further in the game being used to set the overall tone.

Sound: 7/10

It seemed that this game lacked a bit in this category but the one song that the game did have was very appropriate.

Story/Narrative: 10/10

This is a tricky category since you only will get a chance to complete this game one time and your narrative may vary. The game didn't have a huge amount text but words alone are not necessarily the sole part of a narrative (see Limbo). The visual style and the way the artist used the tools that he had more than filled in the gap for the lack of text.

Overall: 10/10

You only get to play this once and it was definitely worth the time it took (which wasn't that long comparatively speaking.) You find far worse on Newgrounds than this game. The only downside to this game is I won't get a chance to play it again. Go ahead and give it a shot you only get one.


When your playing the game you need to remain focused if you want to "win" that means eschewing a distractions even your family in favor of work. At one point the lab will even be locked and you will have to seek someone out on the roof and then go back down in order to get the keys and keep working. Women will throw themselves at you and you have to ignore them in order to save the world. I even had to take my kid to work instead of to the park the day after my wife in the game committed suicide to save the world. DO NOT STOP WORKING otherwise I'm pretty sure your screwed I can't speak to other peoples playthroughs but this strategy is how I saved the world.