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

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Pyre is an unusual mix of role-playing and action sports. It takes place in a fantasy world, where you guide a caravan of exiles during fantasy sports games called Rites. As you explore you build a party of characters who encounter other groups of exiles and compete with them in these Rites competitions.

Each Rite has two opposing teams at each end in three vs three matches. Controlling each character in turn, you aim to destroy the opposing team's pyre by launching a single glowing orb at it. Like other video game sports, there are various rules and mechanics to perfect and the characters have various skills that aid them like dashes or long-range projectiles.

It's an unusual combination of a deep (and verbosely written) fantasy world and a real-time sports challenge. You navigate the world by making decisions in the branching story that sees you meet, recruit and develop characters for your team. It creates a surprisingly emotional experience that is as peculiar as Dr Seuss and as competitive as Rocket League.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 25/07/2017

Platforms: PC and PS4

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Players: 1-2

Genres: Role-Play, Sports (Action and Narrative)

Accessibility: 15 features

Developer: Supergiant Games (@SupergiantGames)




Play Time: This game will take between 10 hours and 15 hours to complete.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. The main game is single-player but includes a local multiplayer mode where two players control separate teams to compete.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for frequent scenes of mild violence. Violence consists of battle scenes involving two sides of three players firing auras at each other while trying to put out their pyre. No blood or injuries are shown.


Pyre usually costs £15.49 to £15.99.


There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

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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