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Video GameThe Last Campfire Review
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 11 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

The Last Campfire, from the same developer as Lost Winds, is an adventure about Ember who is searching for meaning and a way home. As you travel you take a flame with you to the world, lighting torches, bringing life to creatures exploring and solving environmental puzzles to progress. It stands out for offering an adventure challenge without the usual violent combat, and for its cleverly crafted puzzles.

The world is beautiful in its cartoon depiction and full of wilderness, lost folk, strange creatures and mysterious ruins. Play involves exploring the world to discover a way forward and solving environmental puzzles to open those routes and doors for Ember.

As you progress you discover special abilities, items and interactions that let you solve puzzles in new ways. For example, your telekinetic ability lets you manipulate objects from a distance so you can access switches and levers you can't touch.

The result is a game that tells a grand adventure story but avoids feeling overwhelming or too complex. You are limited to walking, running and picking things up but these actions are put to ingenious use and make each area like a jewellery box of puzzles to be slowly discovered as you investigate.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 27/08/2020

Platforms: Apple TV, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Puzzle (Narrative, Platform and Traversal)

Developer: Hello Games (@HelloGames)

 

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DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 5 and a half hours and 7 hours to complete.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

 
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Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Rating

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Being able to progress at their own pace, while also finding satisfying puzzles is a good fit for young children. Provided children enjoy a bit of tension and excitement this is a beautiful game to share with them, even from a young age.

CostsCosts

The Last Campfire usually costs £11.99 to £13.49.
 

The Last Campfire

There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

AccessibilityAccessibility


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