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Curious Expedition (Series) Review
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Posted: 21 months ago, last updated 3 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Curious Expedition is an expedition simulation, in the late 19th century. You join historical people to explore a world map to gain fame, science and treasures. Each time you set out the world is different, with unique challenges requiring particular equipment.

You must carefully manage your resources to stay alive with the 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.

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.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 19/05/2015, updated in 2020

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4 and Switch

Genres: Adventure, Open World, Puzzle and Strategy

Developer: Maschi Mensch (@MaschiMensch)



Duration: This game will take between 1 and a half hours and 105 minutes to complete. You play through a series of 5 expeditions to complete a go, which takes about an hour and a half. Each expedition takes about 20 minutes.
Players: This is a single player game.


Curious Expedition usually costs £11.99 to £13.49.

Curious Expedition

XBox Store Xbox One £12.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £11.99
Switch Store Switch £13.49
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

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Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 with mild violence. It features non-realistic looking violence towards characters which although human are not very detailed and violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to fantasy or mythical beings and creatures.

Violence consists of turn-based battle scenes where players use dice to determine their course of action. Non-detailed, pixelated human and animal characters are not depicted as physically attacking each other, remaining rooted to their spot on the battlefield. They shudder to indicate they’ve been hit and display a reduction in their life bars and number damage. Blood splashes are shown but these fade away almost immediately. The game contains menu options including whiskey and coca leaves which the player uses to regain sanity. As this game is predominantly text-based, the player is never visually depicted consuming these items.


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

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