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

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Outer Wilds is an exploration space mystery about a solar system trapped in an endless time-loop. After 20 minutes of game time, you must start again – but each time brings a new opportunity to learn how you ended up on the planet and solve the secrets of who built the strange galaxy. As you do so, the world evolves and opens up new secrets.

It's a game that looks relatively predictable, but with each loop grows both in complexity and ambition of its theme. What starts off as a game about mystery and survival, in its iterative rebirth and life process, has the capacity to shed light on life, death and what it means to be human.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 11/12/2018, updated in 2022

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Open World and Simulation

Accessibility: 1 feature

Developer: Mobius Games (@Mobius_Games)




Play Time: This game will take between 16 hours and 21 hours to complete.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has received a PEGI 7 because it features mild violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to human-like characters and pictures or sounds likely to be scary to young children. The game features numerous lethal environmental hazards that can crush, suffocate and burn the player's character. There are various dark and eerie settings throughout the game, including a scary encounter with a menacing angler fish. This can be scary for young children.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated General (G) for very mild themes.

Skill Rating

11+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You can't tell from the look of it, but this is a game that needs a large amount of lateral thinking. You need to closely observe what's happening in the world and then use each of your loops to inch towards where you need to go. Patience, planning, leaps of faith and problem solving are all important. More mature players get more from the moving story.


Outer Wilds usually costs £11.99 to £32.99.

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Our Outer Wilds Accessibility Report documents 1 accessibility feature:
There's an update to the game the lets you turn off spooky Jump Scares.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

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

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