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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Night in the Woods follows college dropout Mae Borowski returning home to the crumbling former mining town of Possum Springs. But the place is different now her friends have grown and changed. There’s something suspicious happening in the nearby woods. Investigating reveals not only a mysterious cult but Mae’s broken friendships and dissociation from life.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 10/01/2017, updated in 2017

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

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Narrative, Puzzle and Rhythm

Accessibility: 23 features

Developer: Night In The Woods (@NightInTheWoods)




Play Time: This game will take between 9 hours and 16 hours to complete.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for mild bad language. The game features frequent use of mild bad language with characters using the words “*!@?*”, “*!@?*” and “ass” in dialogue. The game also contains scenes with characters drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes. In one section the player character drinks beer at a party and becomes drunk, all her dialogue becomes slurred and she stumbles around before feeling sick.

Skill Rating

11+ 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. The play is relatively simple with rhythm challenges. You do need to be able to follow the winding narrative and character motivations to get the most from the experience.


Night in the Woods usually costs £14.99 to £18.99.

Night in the Woods

XBox Store Xbox One £16.74
PlayStation Store PS4 £18.99
Steam Store PC £14.99
Switch Store Switch £17.09
App Store Mac £14.99
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.


Our Night in the Woods Accessibility Report documents 23 accessibility features:
Night in the Woods gives doesn't give you any guidance about where to go or what to do. While the journal does provide some reference for the events and information you've gained in the game, it is not organized in a clear way to make it easy to recap what you've already done.

The game has a very laid back casual flow to it, but there are mini games that sometimes include high stress gameplay with loud noises, rapid button pushing/holding, flashes, camera shake, and vibration. Only vibration can be disabled in the options menu. Doing well at these events are not necessary to progress
Soeakrn is indicated by text color
and placement of the text box, with each main character having their own text color. The lack of speaker names can make it harder to track conversations, especially if you are unable to differentiate the colors, so it may be useful to read the jounal often.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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