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Flinthook Review
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Posted: 5 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.


Flinthook is running, swinging and shooting game where you get around using a grappling hook. It stands out for its focus on movement flow. As you learn how to move around quickly, you progress through a series of three ship-based levels to find and then defeat the boss. You die frequently and have to start again, but each time you do you can bring with health and weapon upgrades.

You control a masked space pirate searching for treasure and shooting enemies. You use the left stick to move around and aim the hook, which is then activated by a press of a button. Along with your grapple, you have a plasma gun. This can slow down time to help dodge enemy attacks. It also fires bullets affected by gravity which adds to the expertise required to do well.

The result is a frantic reaction-heavy challenge, but one that favours practice and skill as much grinding. Flinthook is charming charming experience, that demands your all if you are to beat it. Whether you manage that or no, it will leave you smiling.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Release Date: 14/04/2017

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Platform and Shooting

Developer: Tribute Games (@TributeGames)

Players: 1




Play Time: This game will take between 16 hours and 23 hours to complete.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game. Compete for the best score and time in the daily and weekly challenges.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for non-realistic violence. This is an action platformer in which the player’s character uses futuristic weapon to shoot enemy characters. When shot, a character flashes and is enveloped in a bright white light and disappears, coins are left behind to be collected by the player’s character. However, some enemies are invulnerable until the player removes their armour via the hook.

Rated for younger players in Australia where it is General (G)

Skill Rating

12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need a high degree of perseverance and dexterity to do well at the game.


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


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

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