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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated yesterday.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Rich Adams and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Gang Beasts is an over the top brawling game where you play wobbly characters who kick, throw, push, pull and pummel up to seven other rivals to win. The game models real physics so you have to work with the grappling and jelly-like bodies to both get around and land any attacks.

Because you can also push and pull each other around, it becomes a game of tactical mayhem. Switch at the last minute to duck and attacker or send someone pushing you over the edge of a building.

There are four different modes to play. Melee mode is an open free for all fight where the first to 3 wins is victorious. Gang mode is a team-up battle where you work with other players on the same side to win. Wave mode pits you and other players against waves of computer-controlled characters to see how long you can survive. Soccer mode is a game of football where you are also allowed to attack the players as well as the ball.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 12/12/2017, updated in 2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1-4 (8 online)

Genres: Fighting, Simulation and Action

Developer: Coatsink (@Coatsink)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 3 minutes and 15 minutes to play a round of this game.
 

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 8-player online game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to fantasy or mythical beings and creatures. Players need to throw their opponents off platforms and be the last player standing. This involves some comical punching and grabbing. Due to the characters being gelatinous punching bags, the impact of this violence is limited.
 
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.

Skill Rating

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Really young player can have fun messing around and laughing at the rag-doll characters. However, to do well in the game and progress you actually need some control and fighting skill. Younger players need to be happy for opponents to attack them and be a bit mean.

Account Rating

  • You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One.
  • 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.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4.

CostsCosts

Gang Beasts usually costs £14.99 to £24.99.
 

Gang Beasts

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.
    • You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4.
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One.
 
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 Gang Beasts Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Coatsink) 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.

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