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Dauntless Review
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Posted: 22 months ago, last updated 6 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Dauntless is an action fighting video game where you play a monster hunter in a fantasy world. Cataclysmic events have released Behemoth creatures that prey on the surviving humans. You play a monster hunter who hunts and kills large fantasy creatures, collect treasure and craft improved weapons and equipment.

Like Fortnite, the game is rising in popularity because of its well balanced team-based online multiplayer. Although you can play Dauntless on your own you can also team up with three other players to subdue the monsters. Players can team up regardless of the system on which they are playing.

Unlike Fortnite or Apex Legends, this is a game played collaboratively with other players against a common foe - the huge Behemoth monsters. This gives it more a sense of adventure and team-work.

For the hunting, you equip weapons and armour and pull off combo attacks to damage the creatures, while monitoring their own health and stamina gauge. The hunts can take up to twenty minutes to complete.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 10-16 year-olds

Release Date: 21/05/2019

Price: Free

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Open World and Simulation

Developer: Phoenix Labs (@PhoenixLabs)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 10 minutes and half an hour to play a round of this game. Dauntless rounds are short and intense. The game will continue to change and expand over time, as the developers add features, creatures, weapons and armour.
 
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 4 players online. This can be with other family members on another system or people you don't know.

Cross-Play: You can play with people on other systems: Xbox One, Switch, PC and PS4. If this includes Switch and you are not in the same room, you may want to use another means to communicate as you play, such as Discord.

CostsCosts

Dauntless

XBox Store Xbox One Free
PlayStation Store PS4 Free
Steam Store PC Free
Switch Store Switch Free
 
This game is free to play. Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. This includes a regular subscription fee (known as a 'battle/season pass') to unlock access to reward items and other aspects of the game.  

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online. There are in-game purchases for current that lets you customise the look of your character and restock consumables for the next hunt. The Elite Hunt season pass enables you to fast track your progress and skip on through levels. The pass also rewards you with cores that enhance weapons.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game was rated PEGI 12 for frequent scenes of mild to moderate violence. It is not suitable for persons under 12 years of age.
 
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.

Skill Rating

10-16 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content.

Account Rating

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.

AccessibilityAccessibility

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

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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