This game is rated PEGI 12
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Posted: 12 months ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.
You can play single-player, swapping between the characters as required, or with two or three friends (local or online) each taking a different character. Although the game looks like it needs to be played as a cooperative game with friends, it works fine in single-player which for a game like this is unusual.
The majority of the play is solving physics-based puzzles, with occasional fighting sections. Use the magical powers of the wizard to create blocks to build stairways, fire arrows and grappling hooks from the thief's bow to pull levers, and use the knight's strength to defend the team from attacking enemies.
In single-player (and the Unlimited co-op mode) you can swap characters at any time, and each character's abilities will be important to solve the puzzles. As you progress you can upgrade characters to gain abilities for later challenges.
Although the game is the same in each mode, the challenge is slightly different. In solo mode, you have to concentrate on timing your character swapping so you have the right tools at the right time. In co-op mode, you have to make sure all players can get through the level and you leave no one behind. This can mean a different solution from the one you used in single-player mode.
The Trine series contains the following games:
- Trine (2009) Originally for PC only (now also on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, WiiU, MacOS, Linux)
- Trine 2 (2011) Originally for PC, PlayStation 3, OSX, Xbox 360 (now also on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, WiiU, NVIDIA, Mac, Linux)
- Trine: Enchanted Edition (2014) (Remake of the first game) Linux, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U
- Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power (2015) Originally for PC only (now also on PlayStation 4, MacOS, Linux, Nintendo Switch)
- Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince (2019) PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, Google Stadia, Xbox One
You do not need to have played the previous Trine games in order to enjoy Trine 4 as it's a stand-alone story, but the characters are the same in all the editions. Either way, the result is a great game for three or four friends to play together, but also a fun single-player experience.
You can play this game in the following styles:
Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for Fantasy Violence. Players use swords, bows, and magic spells to attack enemies in frenetic combat. Battles are accompanied by sword-slashing effects and cries of pain; enemies disappear amid puffs of smoke or break apart into pieces when defeated.
10+ 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. Requires puzzle solving skills more suitable for older children.
Trine 2: Complete Story
Trine 2: Director's Cut
Trine 3: The Artifacts Of Power
Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power
Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince
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