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Posted: 8 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

The Finals is an online shooting game where you are a contestant in a violent game show. You play from first person perspective, aiming to shoot opponents before they shoot you. The twist is that everything in the world from the buildings to the trees is completely destructible. This makes the game as much about demolition as it is about shooting, so you have to alter, exploit, and even destroy architecture to gain the advantage.

Play is like other shooting games. However, the tactical element of destruction makes it all the more important to communicate with your teammates. Not only to take advantage of things falling down, but to coordination your explosive attacks to bring down the environment in ways that favour your plans. Add to this the goal of collecting and guarding boxes of cash and you have a really tactical team challenge.

Within this basic premise you can approach battles in your own way. Perhaps you do better sneaking up on enemy squads with a katana, or maybe you prefer ripping an entire building out from under their feet with explosives then there's the guns that create platforms you can run along to gain a surprise advantage. You can lean into these tactics by picking skills, weapons and gadgets for your character that work with your play-style.

The result is a novel twist on the shooting game. Other games have offered destruction, but The Finals take this to the next level. It integrates the falling masonry into gameplay, and makes it possible to destroy every last beam. Coming to PC first and then PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: Coming soon

Price: Free

Platforms: PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 12

Players: 1 (24 online)

Genres: Action, Shooting, Simulation, Strategy and Traversal

Developer: Embark Studios (@EmbarkStudios)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 15 minutes and 20 minutes to play a round of this game.
 

Play StylePlay Style

You can play this by yourself or as a 24-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 12.
 
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.

Although this is a high impact violent shooting game, it isn't likely to get a very high rating as the characters disintegrate into pixels when they die. You are playing in a virtual world and the violence you see is clearly simulated.

Account Rating

  • You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox Series X|S.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 5.
 

CostsCosts

The Finals

XBox Store Xbox Series X|S Free
PlayStation Store PS5 Free
Steam Store PC Free
This game is free to play, but there are other costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 5.
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox Series X|S.
     

AccessibilityAccessibility


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our The Finals Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@EmbarkStudios) 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.

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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