Unlike any other medium outside of visiting a historical recreation, games afford us the unique ability to not only see but feel what it would be like to live during a pivotal moment in history. Most historical games would put you in the shoes of a higher-ranking official, but that doesn't give you an experience other than pure power. To get the right feel for a tumultuous time period you must be someone whose death would not be monumental
We. The Revolution understands this and puts you in the seat of a revolutionary tribunal judge after the fall of the French Monarchy in the late 18th century. By overwhelming you and never letting you rest on your laurels, it makes you feel like any day could be your last. As an emulation of the French Revolution, it works splendidly, but as a game, it has some faults.