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A Way To Slay Review

Posted: 12 months ago, last updated 9 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


A Way To Slay is a fighting game that channels bloody battles from brutal action movies. You play a sword-wielding hero outnumbered by enemies trying to kill you. So far, so video game. Here though, the game waits for your input so you can tap the next enemy to attack. It offers this mature violent action to players who don't want to worry about fast reactions or complex button presses.

You soon learn that the challenge is deciding the order of enemies to attack. If you go for one that has a comrade nearby they will attack you back and kill you. You have to attack on each of your moves, and some enemies have more than one life. It develops into a complex puzzle game that requires clear thinking and strategy.

As you get better at the game you can notice which enemy types are slower or which you can goad into running at you. In this way you work through different eras of foes - Norse, Samurai and so on. You are awarded stars for how quickly you complete the level so there's plenty of reason to go back and try again to improve.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Release Date: 07/08/2018

Price: Free

Platforms: Android and iOS

Genres: Action, Fighting and Turn-Based

Accessibility: 22 features

Developer: No Triple A Games 1 (@NoTripleAGames1)


Players: This is a single player game.


A Way To Slay

App Store iOS Free
Android Store Android Free
This game is free to play. Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. There are adverts in the game that you can pay to disable.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

PEGI 16 for violence.


The turn based nature of the game makes it low pressure, although there is a score-based timer you can ignore. You can play the game with one finger to tap and attack. Last on you also need to swipe with one finger to change the camera angle. You can use two fingers to adjust the view further but this is not required to play.
Our A Way To Slay Accessibility Report documents 22 accessibility features:

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