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Dandara: Trials of Fear Review
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Posted: 14 months ago, last updated 11 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Dandara: Trials of Fear is a running, jumping and puzzle solving game where you play Dandra, the Afro-Brazilian warrior of the colonial period of Brazil. You can defy gravity to jump from wall to wall and ceilings to ceiling. This combines the action of jumping and attacking enemies with the puzzle of an ever revolving reality where up is down and down is up.

The world of Salt hangs on the brink of collapse. The citizens, once free spirits, now stand oppressed and isolated. But not all is lost, for out of this aether of fear arises a heroine, a ray of hope. Her name is Dandara.

You progress through the levels to discover secrets hidden throughout the world of Salt and meet a wide range of characters. Empower Dandara for combat and survival against a regime bent on oppression to bring freedom and balance to this directionless world. As you do you find yourself mirroring real world Brazilian warrior of the same name.

The game works well with a gamepad, but even better on touch devices or Apple TV with a touch controller. Simple motions let you control movement and combat seamlessly.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 23/01/2018, updated in 2020

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Narrative, Platform and Puzzle

Accessibility: 25 features

Developer: Long Hat House (@LongHatHouse)


Duration: This game will take between 10 hours and 14 hours to complete. The Trials of Fear expansion that comes with the newer versions of the game extends this time.
Players: This is a single player game.


Dandara: Trials of Fear usually costs £11.99 to £13.49.

Dandara: Trials Of Fear Edition

XBox Store Xbox One £11.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £11.99
Switch Store Switch £13.49
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'. There are a couple of versions of the game. The Trials of Fear Edition adds 3 new areas, a new big boss, new powers and mechanics, new music tracks, a new secret ending. This also includes more lore of the world of Salt and its inhabitants with new descriptions, dialogues and cutscenes for existing characters and environments.

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Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Mild Violence.


The Trials of Fear version of the game adding more settings. The game is intentionally difficult to complete. But you can modify the game by enabling you to respawn more frequently or adding infinite stamina. This can make the game accessible for any ability. You adjust these settings from the pause menu, these pop up if you are dying alot.
Our Dandara: Trials of Fear Accessibility Report documents 25 accessibility features:

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