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Cow Runner (Dreams) Review
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Posted: 11 weeks ago.

Author: @LadyLexUK and @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Cow Runner is a survival racing game. Steer a cow around a course avoiding the electric fences and other obstacles. The catch is that the cow can only turn left and every time he completes a circuit he gets faster. The more you play the more you unlock in the ability shop to improve your chances.

Cow Runner is a tricky game to master, but rewarding for those who take the time to practice and get better at steering the cow. It uses one button for the majority of its gameplay, but as you gain new abilities other buttons come into play such as pressing a button for time slowing coffee beans and a jet pack that allows you to turn (a little bit) right. You learn through practice whether to press the button fast or slow to get the cow to do what you need. Be prepared to explode on the electric fence quite a few times before you get the hang of it.

This is a simple but charming game with cute characters and easy to understand gameplay that requires very little in the way of instruction. Just press the Cross button and turn the cow. Do not be fooled by how simple it looks, it's one of those games that requires patience, practice and dexterity.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Release Date: 06/01/2020, updated in 2020

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Genres: Platform, Puzzle and Racing

Accessibility: 11 features

Developer: Eroggev (@Eroggev)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 1 minute and 10 minutes to complete. As a survival game, the length of time is dependent on skill, and you can keep playing as long as you stay alive.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Cow Runner

Dreams Store PS4 Free

Dreams

Dreams Store PS5 Free

Dreams

 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'. You need to purchase Dreams to play the game on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5. Once you have Dreams the game itself is free via the about link.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.
 
User-Generated Content: This game includes content created by other players, such as maps, outfits and items, that are not reflected in the game rating.

Skill Rating

5+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

Account Rating

Account required for online play that has 7 years old as minimum age. You must be 7 years old to have a PSN account, which is required to play Dreams. To set this up you need permission from a parent or guardian. Unless the parent or guardian specify not to restrict Network Features | Communication and User-Generated Content, or make an exception for Dreams they will only be able to access games and assets created by Media Molecule (rather than games made by the community).

AccessibilityAccessibility

Rapid button presses are required so some controller dexterity is needed even though the majority of play is with a single button press, as you gain new abilities other buttons come into play.

The game is brightly coloured with a cartoon style. There may be some elements such as the electric fence and exploding bombs which create bright and flashing lights, and the scene may become busy with multiple hazards and extras at play at the same time.
 
Our Cow Runner Accessibility Report documents 11 accessibility features:

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