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Posted: 16 months ago, last updated 9 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Contraband is a four player co-op stealth game about smuggling in a fictional Southeast Asian 1970s Bayan. It's a heist/smuggling challenge where you are in a team of players. The play loop will include planning and preparation before heading into the action.

Contraband takes the open-world style of game (like Just Cause) in a new direction where stealth and careful planning are as important as parachuting in and killing enemies. There's a campaign mode alongside the multiplayer cooperative elements.

It has a focus on vehicles rather than weapons, both for the operation of each heist as well as the getaway. Here it draws on games like Fast and Furious. You will be able to upgrade and develop your vehicle to be equipped for upcoming missions - River Valley, Highlands, Coastline, and Pirate Towers.

Progressing will involve not only having a beefy well-equipped vehicle, but using the landscape, mechanics and game physics to get to the target and then get away with it safely stowed.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 16

Players: 1 (4 online)

Genres: Adventure, Stealth (Action, Puzzle, Shooting and Simulation)

Developer: Avalanche Sweden (@AvalancheSweden)



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Play StylePlay Style

You can play this by yourself or as a 4-player online game.

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Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 16.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Account Rating

  • You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.


There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.


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

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