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Skul: The Hero Slayer Review
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Posted: 3 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Skul: The Hero Slayer is a running, jumping and fighting game where you play a lone skeleton in a fight against the overpowered human heroes with his unique ability to swap his head, Worzel-Gummidge-style. Each of the heads grants different powers and helps you in your repeated runs at getting through the dungeons that change each time.

Play involves working through the various rooms and environments, attacking enemies and avoiding being hit. As you progress you collect different heads, two of which can be kept with you and switched between. Each head transforms you into a different character with unique attack range, speed and power. The challenge (which is considerable) can only be tamed by selecting the right combos that match your playing style.

At the end of each chapter you take on a huge boss enemy, before being granted access to the next world. Being prepared for these, as well as collecting currency to level up if (when) you die, helps you steadily progress through. It's a tough game that has a more approachable Rookie mode for families who want to scale the challenge to their ability.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 19/02/2020

Price: 35% off

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Fighting and Platform

Developer: Southpaw Games (@Southpaw_Games)

Players: 1




Play Time: This game will take between 23 hours and 47 hours to complete.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 because it features use of bad language. The game's dialogue contains infrequent use of the word 'goddamn'. There is also use of milder terms such as 'ass', 'jerk' and 'dammit'. The game also includes mild violence, in which non-detailed human-like and fantasy characters attack each other using weapons, magic and traps. Characters flash when hit and damage is shown using numbers. No injuries are shown, although there are sometimes red blood splashes, which disappear immediately. When characters are defeated, they either disappear or are seen lying on the ground. Violence is shown from a distance and with pixelated graphics.


Skul: The Hero Slayer usually costs £13.99 to £16.74. 

Skul: The Hero Slayer

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.


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

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