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Posted: 3 weeks ago, last updated 11 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Shoulders of Giants is a shooting game where you control a sword-wielding robot and the gunslinging space frog that is piloting it. Although it mixes things up letting you switch between two characters, it keeps play approachable in its straightforward battles. It stands out for the unusual characters, but also the surprisingly deep (and wacky) customisations you can select before each mission.

Play involves working alone or in a team to restore health and life to your corrupted planet. You explore each area to destroy the enemy machines and take over control points. To do this you need to find abilities and weapons that help you develop your character both during and between levels: grappling hooks, speed bursts, glowing grenades, a futuristic trash van you can ride.

The result is an approachable shooting and brawling game. It's a great fit for expert and novice players to team up. But also, the two characters create an inviting way to dip your toe into the genre.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Release Date: Coming soon

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

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting and Shooting

Developer: Shoulders Of G (@ShouldersOfG)

Players: 1 (4 online)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Best Friend mode lets you team up with a friend one of you controls the frog and the other the robot. Army of Four mode is for four-player teams.
 

Play StylePlay Style

You can play this by yourself or as a 4-player online game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7.
 
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

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The relatively simple gameplay and novel characters makes this fun for younger players. Being able to team up so one person controls movement and the other controls shooting also works well for different abilities.

CostsCosts

No cost data.

AccessibilityAccessibility


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Shoulders of Giants Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@ShouldersOfG) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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