This game is rated PEGI 12
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 4 months ago.
There are a variety of versions of this game and all play in a similar fashion. Of note, Don't Starve Together is a version of the game that adds the option to play with another player in the same place. This is not available on Switch or iOS currently.
Release Date: 23/04/2013, updated in 2017
Price: 55% off
Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii U, Xbox One and iOS
Content Rating: PEGI 12
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
Players: 1-2 (6 online)
Genres: Strategy (Action, Open World and Simulation)
Accessibility: 16 features
You can play this game in the following styles:
Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Parental Guidance (PG) for Mild Violence, Mild Themes.
10+ 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. This is a hard game that needs detailed exploration, resource management and combat. This skews quite old because of the need to not only deal with minute-to-minute gameplay but keep an eye on the long game to ensure survival.
Don't Starve Mega Pack 2020
Don't Starve Together
Don't Starve Together: Console Edition
Don't Starve: Console Edition
Don't Starve: Giant Edition
Don't Starve: Giant Edition + Shipwrecked Expansion
Don't Starve: Hamlet Console Edition
Don't Starve: Nintendo Switch Edition
- In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
In-game purchases for "Shipwrecked", "Hamlet" and "Reign of Giants" packs add new locations, seasons, items and enemies. To play co-operatively you need to "Don't Starve Together" pack, that is purchased separately on PC. Don't Starve Together: Console Edition on Xbox and PlayStation 4 includes co-operative play Don't Starve on Switch includes "Reign of Giants" and "Shipwrecked" but not co-operative play and this is not available to purchase. Don't Starve Mega Pack provides all the expansions in one package on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.Don't Starve: Reign of Giants, Don't Starve: Shipwrecked and Don't Starve: Hamlet each add new creatures, characters and content.
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While the game does have some minor tutorials and nudges in the beginning, the is very little continued guidance, mission objectives, or clear structure to the game.
The HUD size is adjustable on a slider from 0-10, but even at a 10 the display is fairly small.
Diversity and Inclusion
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