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Depression Quest Review
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Posted: 9 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Depression Quest is a narrative game about dealing with depression. You play the story of a someone suffering from depression and their attempts to deal with their condition. With emotive still images and atmospheric music that responds to your mood, you read about various situations and make choices about how to respond.

Play involves helping your character through daily life, encounters at work and relationship with their girlfriend. As you progress you are offered various treatments for depression. Over time you face choices that alter the story. Unusually, choices are often crossed out and unavailable, depending on your mental state in the game. Often the logical right answer in not be available just when you need it.

As you play you can track your state of mine through a series of statements about your character that indicate their level of depression, whether or not they are in therapy, and whether or not they are currently on medication.

The game aims to create greater understanding about depression. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline receives part of the proceeds.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Release Date: 14/02/2013

Price: Free

Platforms: PC

Genres: Narrative and Simulation

Developer: Unburnt Witch (@UnburntWitch)

Players: 1




Play Time: This game will take between 45 minutes and 2 hours to complete.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:



This game has helped players develop their Belief and Experience as part of the following pathways:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 12.

Skill Rating

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

Our Game Pathways reveal how 21-year-olds play this game:


Depression Quest

Steam Store PC Free
This game is free to play. Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.


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

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