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Journey Review

Posted: 22 months ago, last updated 4 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Journey is an adventure game set in a desert. Exploring the eerie sand-scape, you discover a world abandoned by the race that created it. The sense of space and scale evokes feelings of aloneness and being lost. But then the game pairs you with other players, one at a time, who appear on the horizon. You can communicate only using wordless chirps but it’s enough to create a camaraderie to take on the wild, vast landscape. This creates a beautiful journey from sand to snow and water that creates an unusual appreciation of help from unknown others.

The game works the emotions successfully and in unexpected ways. While the esoteric journey through the landscape inspires awe, the presence of another anonymous person creates surprising comfort.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 11-16 year-olds

Release Date: 14/03/2012, updated in 2019

Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4 and iOS

Genres: Adventure, Open World, Platform and Puzzle

Accessibility: 8 features

Developer: That Game Company (@ThatGameCompany)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 2 and a half hours and 5 hours to complete. Enjoyed for 100's hours.
 
Players: This is a single player game. You can play with up to 2 players online. Other players may appear in your game, although they can't send verbal or written messages they often lead you in the right direction. How fast you finish the game depends how focused you are at progressions versus exploration.

CostsCosts

Journey usually costs £11.99 to £19.99. 

Journey

PlayStation Store PS4 £11.99
PlayStation Store PS3 £11.99

Journey Collector's Edition

PlayStation Store PS Vita £19.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £19.99
PlayStation Store PS3 £19.99

Journey Trial

PlayStation Store PS3 Free
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 with violence and fear.
 
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

11-16 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players will enjoy the exploration and survival challenge. But older children can also consider the more metaphorical aspect of the game.

AccessibilityAccessibility

You can tilt the controller to control the camera position rather than using the stick.
 
Our Journey Accessibility Report documents 8 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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