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Don't Escape: 4 Days to Survive Review
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Posted: 3 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Don't Escape is a point-and-click adventure set after a cataclysmic event that left the Earth struggling with the environmental fallout. You play through just 4 days, and must discover how to fortify your home against each night's new danger. It's a game where your choices rather than reflexes or brute strength will keep you alive.

Play unfolds like a simple adventure, where you explore the world, collect items and use them with the environment to progress in different ways. You have clues about what challenge you face each night through prophetic dreams.

Each day has multiple potential variations to encounter, from poisonous fog or spiders to a gang of murderous thugs or a deadly heat wave, and as a result, you'll need to adjust your strategy on different play-throughs.

To achieve the things you need to, there is a cost in time. You have to carefully decide what to do otherwise you will run out of time before you are ready for the night's threats. Some actions take longer than others. Fixing a car may take more time then travelling by foot, but once it's fixed you can get there quicker. You also have to consider the weight of what you are carrying as this also affects your performance.

The result is a classic adventure game with themes of hope, survival and friendship. It's like Indiana Jones, Day of the Tentacle and Monkey Island but with modern time and encumbrance systems.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 16

Release Date: 11/03/2019

Platforms: Mac and PC

Genres: Adventure, Point-and-Click and Simulation

Accessibility: 28 features

Developer: Script Welder (@ScriptWelder)

Players: 1

 

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DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 5 hours and 7 hours to complete. It can take up to 20 hours to see everything which will require playing the game through multiple times.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 16.

The game contains moments where you can shoot people and there is pixelated blood. You character can also die from hypothermia, poison gas, suffocation (lack of oxygen) or deadly insects.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Don't Escape: 4 Days to Survive Accessibility Report documents 28 accessibility features:
Before you start the game you are prompted to pick clearer or pixelated fonts. In the first area there is a tutorial that lets you practice how the real-time system works.

The game has pixelated visuals but these are generally bright and clear. No puzzles rely on colour to solve them.

The game generally doesn't require fast reaction-time but there are a couple of occasions where you need to click quickly in response to a prompt. You get around 5 seconds to respond and if you fail you can try again with no penalty.

You can get hints from other characters in the game. If you fail the game tells you what you did wrong, which is useful for future runs or if you repeat the day. You can also choose to progress anyway, but this may be with reduced options (or other characters!) for the following day.

Although there are no specific objectives the game tracks successful actions you have taken, which is useful to keep track of what you have done.

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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