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Video GameThe Professional Review
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Posted: 3 weeks ago.

Author: Ben Kendall, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


The Professional is a traversal game where you attempt to steal a diamond from the museum with a wacky twist: you control each of your character's limbs individually. This makes even the simple goal of moving forward a challenging (and hilarious) task. It balances QWOP-like movement with a seemingly insurmountable, yet still possible, mission.

You play a robber who must infiltrate the security systems and reach the priceless diamond and escape with it, and start in a standing position behind the three obstacles you must overcome: a small wooden box, three lasers, and a small flight of stairs.

While at first glance it seems like it's a trivial ask, once you begin moving, the inherent challenge becomes apparent. Your character controls like a showroom mannequin; you can move each of his limbs and joints but only one at a time while the rest of his body remains stiff. As soon as you move one thing, he becomes unbalanced and falls to the floor, and you need to manipulate the limbs such that you can slowly creep forward and make it past each obstacle (and get back with the diamond).

The result is a game that revels in the ridiculous nature of its controls, requiring patience and determination while retaining a sense of childlike fun and antics that sets it apart.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 31/12/2022

Price: Free

Platforms: Mac and PC

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game, Puzzle, Simulation and Traversal

Accessibility: 25 features

Developer: Torfias (@Torfias)




Play Time: This game will take between 15 minutes and 1 hour 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

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.

If you hit the laser you are electrocuted and it makes a sound and you are thrown around.

Skill Rating

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. While the controls are very simple, you need to be able to cope with repeatedly failing and have a good amount of patience.


The Professional

Steam Store PC Free
App Store Mac Free
This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
You can choose whether to leave a tip when you download the game, but this is optional. 


Our The Professional Accessibility Report documents 25 accessibility features:
You need to hold down buttons on the mouse in order to manipulate limbs (left mouse button) and move the camera (right mouse button) about you. There is never any time limit or need for fast reactions. The game resets every time you quit, so can only be beaten in a single play session.

Text in menus is all large and high in contrast, and there is no text during play.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

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

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