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Thomas Was Alone Review
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 9 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Wesley Williams and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Control different-coloured rectangles in this simple running, jumping and puzzle solving platform game. It sounds boring and derivative but each of the distinctly coloured shapes comes to life in the game as a character embroiled in this escape story about friendship, curiosity and sacrifice. Like any platform game, you jump, run and use special abilities to complete levels. As you do so, you get to know each shape’s personalities through the storytelling of the quipping narrator.

The simplicity of design makes this an ideal first platform game, while the novel narration makes it a good introduction to how games make you care deeply about even the simplest of characters.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 18/04/2013, updated in 2014

Platforms: PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii U and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Narrative and Platform

Accessibility: 1 feature

Developer: Mike Bithell (@MikeBithell)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 3 and a half hours and 6 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Thomas Was Alone usually costs £6.49 to £9.99.
 

Thomas Was Alone

XBox Store Xbox One £7.19
PlayStation Store PS Vita £6.49
PlayStation Store PS4 £6.49 Free

PlayStation Now

PlayStation Store PS3 £6.49
Switch Store Wii U £6.99
Switch Store Switch £9.99
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

PEGI 12 with strong language. The game includes mild language includes ‘damn’ and ‘hell’.

AccessibilityAccessibility


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