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Video GameDog's Run (Dreams) Review
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Posted: 15 months ago, last updated 8 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Dog's Run and the sequel Dog's Run Generations are simple running, jump and digging games where you play a dog searching for their lost bones. It's novel because of the focus on simple exploration, jumping and collecting gems. This do get a little more challenging when you need to press a button to swing across gaps (and solve more puzzles in the second game) but generally this is a very approachable game for really young players.

Play involves running around the large levels to find gems and hunt down your bone. Do to this you will need to jump across gaps. This is a little tricky in some places, but you can always try again if you fail with no penalty.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 30/01/2019, updated in 2020

Price: Free

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Traversal (Collecting, Platform and Puzzle)

Developer: Angeiotje (@Angeiotje)



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Play Time: This game will take between 1 and a half hours and 2 and a half hours to complete. There's lots to explore even after you've complete the levels. The sequel also extends the fun by another half an hour at least.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.
User-Generated Content: This game includes content created by other players, such as maps, outfits and items, that are not reflected in the game rating.

Skill Rating

5+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger children may need a little help with some of the more complex jumps, but they can still enjoy exploring the world and trying things for themselves without the worry of losing too much progress.

Account Rating

Account required for online play that has 7 years old as minimum age. You must be 7 years old to have a PSN account, which is required to play Dreams. To set this up you need permission from a parent or guardian. Unless the parent or guardian specify not to restrict Network Features | Communication and User-Generated Content, or make an exception for Dreams they will only be able to access games and assets created by Media Molecule (rather than games made by the community).


Dog's Run

Dreams Store PS5 Free
Dreams Store PS4 Free
This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
This is an unusual "subscription" as you only need to purchase the Dreams game once on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5, then you can access all the games for free.


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

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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