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The Good Life Review
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Posted: 13 months ago, last updated 5 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


The Good Life is a narrative adventure, where you experience a slower pace of life in an English town. Although, before long you are drawn into an intriguing web of murder, bodily transformations into cats and dogs and photographic tasks. It's an absurdist exploration of human nature and the social contract we have with one another.

You play Naomi, a photojournalist from New York whose debt drives her to rural England. There she needs to work to pay back what she owes. These revolve around photography, but along the way you explore the locale and meet the locals. Obtaining the photos you need usually requires some light puzzle solving.

Before long you stumble into mysteries to solve. A murder and a strange animal transformation that happens to people in the woods at night -- including your character Naomi transforming into an owl. In each of the animals we discover not only levity and special abilities, but some insight into the characters of the people to which they relate.

Supernatural transformations not withstanding, this is really a game about everyday live -- the mundane and the strange. You'll live alongside the villagers as you solve mysteries and experience a hearty helping of craziness.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 15/10/2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Adventure, Narrative, Puzzle and Simulation

Accessibility: 31 features

Developer: Swery 65 (@Swery65)


Players: This is a single player game.


The Good Life usually costs £26.99.

The Good Life

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

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Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Moderate Violence.


The Main Quest and Side Quests in the game have no time pressure, but you may occasionally run across optional Urgent Quests that need to be done right away in order to successfully complete them, and the Flamingo Hotwords (which things will get you extra money if you take pictures of them and upload) in the game change every few days of game time, so you need to make sure to get your pictures submitted during that window if you want the bonus money.

You can only save the game by sleeping in your bed at your house, however you can warp home at any time at the cost of one hour of energy, which effectively allows you to save at any time, but not at any location.
Our The Good Life Accessibility Report documents 31 accessibility features:

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