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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 9 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Tooth and Tail is a real-time strategy game about anthropomorphic animals. Before each match, you choose a commander from four factions and six units from a pool of twenty. You then use these units to build farms, lookouts and gather resources.

The game is set during a time of severe food shortages, resulting in the uprising of political parties with differing ideologies regarding the acquisition of food. The goal is to destroy the enemy's resources by building structures and creating units.

Creating warrens enables you to produce units. Creating campfires allows you to expand your territory. While doing this you are fighting with enemy forces in real time. This creates a war of attack and defence that can quickly swing either way.

You control your units with your commander rather than directly. This simplifies the controls and adds greater risk to advance, as you need to put your commander at the front of your army to move them forward. It also grants your units some autonomy as they will respond to enemies they spot.

Along with the single-player campaign adventure and multiplayer mode, there is an editor so you can also create your own battle maps.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 12/09/2017

Price: 85% off

Platforms: Mac, PC and PS4

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1-2 (4 online)

Genres: Fighting, Strategy (Action, Adventure and Creative)

Components: 2D Overhead, Open World and Pixels

Developer: Pocket Watch G (@PocketWatchG)




Play Time: It takes between 5 minutes and 15 minutes to play a round of this game.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room or as a 4-player online game. You can play local multiplayer with two people in split-screen, or up to four players online.

Cross-Platform: You can compete with players across different systems: PC, Mac and PlayStation 4.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Violence and Bad Language. Fantasy animals attack soldiers from the opposing army using a variety of weapons such as knives, guns and flamethrowers. Blood is sometimes shown on impact of attacks. When characters are defeated they explode and a small pool of blood is left on the floor. All the violence is shown from a distance.
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.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Parental Guidance (PG) for Mild Violence, Mild Themes, Scary Scenes, Mild Crude Humour.

Skill Rating

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. Younger players need to be able to cope with the real-time pressure of battles. They also need to be able to scale up to meet the challenge and have some resilience when things aren't going to plan.


Tooth and Tail usually costs £12.99 to £14.99. 

Tooth and Tail

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


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