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Children of Morta Review

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Posted: 17 months ago, last updated 10 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Rich Adams and Jo Robertson.


Children of Morta is an adventure game about a family of heroes, each with different abilities and enhancements. You battle enemies and bosses while exploring dungeons within the cavern of Mount Morta and must avoid the corruption as it spreads.

Whilst playing you get flashbacks to the Family's past, building narrative and background to what happened as you play on. There is the option for co-op play allowing a second player to join as one of the 7 family members. The game includes a variety of biomes with new enemies as you discover the dungeons.

The style of the game is rogue-like, which means you are expected to die, and then start again with more experience and some of the enhancements you earned. Although unlike other dungeon rogue-like games Children of Morta is less punishing. This, along with its simpler combat and strong narrative, make it good to play together in families.

There's a real focus on the family line. Not only do you discover the history of the Bergson family but you use Uncle Ben and Grandma Margaret's ancient knowledge to upgrade the family’s gear and boost main attributes. You have to learn how to play about the different family members to progress.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 03/09/2019, updated in 2019

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Fighting, Narrative and Role-Playing

Developer: Dead Mage Studio (@DeadMageStudio)



Duration: This game will take between 13 hours and 15 hours to complete.
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. You play together on the same screen, each with a controller.


Children of Morta usually costs £17.99 to £19.79.

Children of Morta

Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. Children of Morta: Ancient Spirits additional content can be purchased. It adds a new character with the ability to switch combat styles on the fly. It also adds new relics, charms, and graces to enhance the gameplay experience even further. This enhances combat and playstyle in both the Story and Family Trials modes.

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Content Rating

PEGI rated 12 because it features moderate violence and use of offensive language. Some blood is shown but damage is primarily dealt by numbers. When a life bar is depleted, the defeated foe falls to the ground, often disappearing in an inky puddle. The dialogue also contains an instance of the use of the word ‘*!@?*’.


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

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