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Everything Review

Posted: 21 months ago, last updated 9 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

This is an unusual game that simulates a world where you can become any object. It sounds strange and not much fun, but the enjoyment is in discovering how small or how big a thing you can become. From tiny atoms to whole planets and everything in between.

As you do this you overhear dialogue from the things in the world. Sometimes this is a cheery greeting, while at others the questions and comments are deeper. Wondering why they've spent so much time on collecting things in their lives. Or looking for friendship. Or, even, sadness at not knowing their parents as well as they might.

Running through this absurd space are spoken quotes from philosopher Alan Watts, which further challenges consumer and capitalist assumptions about what is important in life.

As you move around the world you can collect similar objects into your rolling flock. If you leave the game idle it will slowly play through scenes and inhabit objects on its own. Because of this, it's particularly easy for new or very young players.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 3+ year-olds

Release Date: 21/03/2017, updated in 2019

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4 and Switch

Genres: Adventure, Narrative, Open World and Simulation

Accessibility: 3 features

Developer: David Oreilly (@DavidOreilly)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 3 hours and 7 hours to complete. You can progress through the main thread of the game quite quickly but to find every object for the game's Encylopedia will take 10s of hours.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Everything usually costs £11.69 to £11.99.
 

Everything

PlayStation Store PS4 £11.99
Switch Store Switch £11.69
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rating PEGI 3+ in UK and for EVERYONE in the US with Alcohol and Tobacco Reference, Mild Language, Violent References. In addition to the official rating, parents should note that some of the dialogue in the game is quite dark and talks about assisted suicide.

Skill Rating

3+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Although the game requires some fine motor skills to really investigate, it can accommodate very young players who can have fun rolling around the world and changing from one thing to another.

AccessibilityAccessibility

The speed of the game adjust to the size of object you are. So you can play slower by becoming tiny objects.
 
Our Everything Accessibility Report documents 3 accessibility features:

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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