This game is rated PEGI 7
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 11 weeks ago.
On each adventure you must carefully manage your resources to stay alive and choose which heavy treasure you want to take back home. As you explore you interact with natives, trade with villages and communicated with lost civilizations. You can decide to loot temple but must deal with traps. When eventually you come a cropper you start again from your home port, but if you don't get home you lose anything you find.
Each of the explorers you have in your party have different abilities both in combat and other interactions. They also affect your carrying capacity that determines how much treasure you can take home. The characters are affected permanently on expeditions, sometimes even dying or turning on you and stealing your treasure.
Although it's not an educational game you can play with a wide range of historical figures including Charles Darwin, Marie Curie, Richard Francis Burton, Johan Huizinga, Mary Kingsley, Amelia Earhart, Nikola Tesla, Alexandra David-Neel, Marcus Garvey, Dion Fortune, Frederick Courtney Selous, Freya Stark, H. P. Lovecraft, Isabella Bird, Harriet Tubman, Ada Lovelace and Grigori Rasputin.
- Curious Expedition is on PC, Switch, PS4 and Xbox One.
- Curious Expedition Rivals is a multiplayer expansion of the game, coming soon to PC and consoles.
- Curious Expedition 2 is an enhanced version of the game with new abilities and adventures, coming soon to PC and consoles.
10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need to be able to deal with lots of reading and use imagination to interpret the simple visuals. There are layered systems that need to be managed, both in terms of the combination of explorers you take but also how you handle them and their interactions out on the road. You need to be willing to try out different combinations and learn from the consequences. Although sometimes when you get it wrong some characters are lost for good.
Curious Expedition 2
The following in-game purchases are available:
Curious Expedition 2: Highlands Of Avalon
Curious Expedition 2: Shores Of Taishi
There is a tutorial that needs to be accessed seperately from starting a game. There are no tips, hints, or even reminders in the game, and no access to a help menu or manual available during gameplay, making learning a fairly steep curve.
The game is about exploration and discovery, so while there is a game map, it is not clearly labeled. Many quest destinations are hidden with an uncertain amount of travel needed to reach them, it can be difficult to figure out how to plan for the expeditions,especially as you are learning.
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