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Video GameFrom Space Review
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Posted: 3 months ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

From Space is a shooting game where squads of four players liberate the earth from an alien infestation. Play is in B-Movie style with over-the-top weaponry and a cartoony post-apocalyptic world. It stands out for combing the classic dungeon action of Gauntlet with the teamwork chaos of Castle Crashers.

From Space works for one player but really comes to life for teams of four. You squad up online and work through different missions to shoot, blow up and generally obliterate the alien menace. There is a range of weapons (Rocket Launchers, Mini-guns and Flamethrowers) to help your team, but you still need a strategy (and some tactical items like grenades and mines) to stay on top of the ever-advancing alien hordes.

As you progress you can upgrade and choose perks to offer new ways of dealing with the more powerful aliens. The focus stays on the team, as you can share and swap perks with each other to create the best combination of your abilities.

The result is an exuberant back-slapping alien exploding blockbuster of a game. Like the previous similar game from the developer (It came from space and ate our brains), it's not hugely deep or nuanced, but it is a lot of fun.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 03/11/2022

Price: 35% off

Platforms: PC, Stadia and Switch

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1 (4 online)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting and Shooting

Developer: Triangle Studios (@TriangleStudios)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.
 

Play StylePlay Style

You can play this by yourself or as a 4-player online game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Violence. This game features moderate violence in which the player's character uses scavenged weapons to shoot at aliens, which fire back in return. Reactions to violence are unrealistic. Characters flash when hit but bleed copious amounts of pink liquid. Defeated aliens disappear, leaving behind large pink puddles.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Rated for younger players in Australia.

Skill Rating

8+ 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. Players need to be able to cope with the non-stop action and ever encroaching enemies. They also need good shooting and strategy skills to make use of items. Playing together well in a team is also helpful.

Account Rating

  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.

CostsCosts

From Space usually costs £10.99. 

From Space

There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.
 

AccessibilityAccessibility


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our From Space Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@TriangleStudios) 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.

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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