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Posted: 16 months ago, last updated 8 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is a running and jumping game where you can switch between two forms, and with that, two versions of the world. Each form has different platforming abilities so you need to juggle the two to complete levels and find every secret.

When you are "cute" you have blonde hair and skip through bright sunshine in Smurf-like locations. When you switch to your "punk" form, houses become ruins and trees become skeletons. You can make the change instantaneously mid-level and will need to do this multiple times to complete each area.

As the world changes so do the possible paths through it. Platforms will rise or fall, enemies transform and behave differently and water-based areas will fill or empty. Your abilities also switch from being able to hover across gaps or dash to kill enemies and smash blocks.

The result is a game that feels novel to play and invites deep exploration.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 23/10/2012, updated in 2019

Price: 70% off

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Platform (Action, Puzzle and Simulation)

Components: Day and Night

Developer: Black Forest Team (@BlackForestTeam)




Play Time: This game will take between 8 hours and 11 hours to complete. To find everything can take towards 25 hours. The additional content in the re-released edition will extend this further.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

In the US, ESRB state: As players run and jump through levels, they collect crystals and hop on or dash at enemy creatures (e.g., demons, owls) to defeat them. Enemies fall over or disappear amid puffs of feathers when defeated.

Skill Rating

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.


Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams usually costs £3.99 to £26.99. 

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams

Steam Store PC £10.99

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Rise of the Owlverlord

Steam Store PC £3.99

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams: Director's Cut

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams: Owltimate Edition

Switch Store Switch £26.99

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There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
On Switch the game is re-released as Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Owltimate Edition, and includes the extra Halloween and Christmas-themed levels. 
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We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@BlackForestTeam) 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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