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Posted: 19 months ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Sifu is a martial arts fighting game with a flowing control system and ageing protagonist. You fight with Kung-Fu combat designed with impact and authenticity in mind.

You play a young Kung-Fu student on a quest to avenge his family who were murdered by a squad of mysterious assassins. After eight years preparing his revenge, the day has come. Through linear levels and more open environments you hunt down the murderers and anyone else in your way

He has the help of a magical pendant. But it comes with a cost: he gets older every time he comes back to life until eventually he has to start again. The challenge is to see how long you'll survive before having to start his quest again.

Along with this unusual ageing mechanic, the combat itself requires careful positioning and intelligent use of the environment to gain the advantage. You end up using everything at your disposal to survive: throwable objects, makeshift weapons, windows and ledges.

Each time you start again you can learn from your errors, unlock unique skills, and find the strength within yourself to master the devastating techniques of Pak-Mei Kung-Fu.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 22/02/2022, updated in 2022

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5 and Switch

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Fighting, Narrative and Simulation

Developer: Slo Clap (@SloClap)

 

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DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between half an hour and 1 hour to play a round of this game. The length of each round depends how long you last with the ageing-damage mechanic.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for strong violence and use of strong language. Violence is realistic in nature, featuring punches, kicks and the use of weapons, including swords, sticks, bottles, pipes and bats. Characters are knocked backwards by attacks and react with pained noises. There is use of blood effects. When defeated, characters fall to the floor where their bodies remain. The game also includes use of strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder terms such as '*!@?*'.

Skill Rating

14+ 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. Although some younger players may like the idea of the game, you need a high level of skill and co-ordination to take on the intentionally difficult combat.

CostsCosts

Sifu usually costs £32.99 to £39.99.
 

Sifu

PlayStation Store PS5 £32.99
PlayStation Store PS5 £39.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £32.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £39.99
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

AccessibilityAccessibility


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

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

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

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