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Posted: 10 months ago, last updated 3 months ago.

Author: Rob Prior, Jo Robertson and @GeekDadGamer.


Bastion is an action role playing game, where you explore a series of floating, fantasy-themed levels. What starts as a familiar exploration quickly becomes an engaging and interesting game. This change is driven by a mysterious and often hilarious narrator, who offers witty commentary and insights into game play. This provides a unique way to engage with the game's silent hero, as he journeys through his own history.

To complete each level, you must defeat a variety of enemies using an array of weapons, which must be found and enabled before use. As you journey you need to collect cores, shards and fragments that enable you to add structures, buy materials and upgrade weapons. As you progress you can revisit levels and choose tougher challenges for higher rewards.

The result is a beautiful looking game, with a razor-sharp wit and a fascinating backstory. As you journey through the game, the world literally drops into place and you unlock a secret history, finding out just what went wrong here and how you can play a role in building a different future.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 20/07/2011, updated in 2018

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS4, Switch, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Platform and Role-Play

Developer: Supergiant Games (@SupergiantGames)



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Play Time: This game will take between 8 hours and 10 hours to complete. There's so much content it can take over twenty hours to play to see everything.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Frequent Mild, Non-Realistic Violence.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for Animated Blood, Fantasy Violence, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco.

Skill Rating

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. Although younger children may have the skill to play this, some maturity is required to appreciate the game's narration and finer points.


Bastion usually costs £10.99 to £11.99.


PlayStation Store PS4 £11.99
Steam Store PC £11.39
Switch Store Switch £10.99
App Store Mac £11.39
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. On smartphone Bastion is free-to-start and you then purchase the full game after a few levels.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Bastion Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@SupergiantGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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