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WordHunters Review
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 3 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

This is a world-travelling word game you play on the PlayStation using a smartphone or tablet rather than controller. The smartphone and tablet screens makes picking letters easy for all ages and the camera on these devices is used to put each player’s photo in the game.

If you score the highest in a round you can choose two letters from the name of the current geographical location to complete your special four-letter word. This adds real tactics to choosing the next destination, particularly as you see other players progress with their word as they board the plane.

Wordhunters works well in larger families as you don’t need to buy expensive controllers for each player – you just use the devices you already have. The focus on word challenges makes it simple to understand, while the secret word you are collecting letters for makes the choice of countries tactical. Players can join and leave the game whenever they want. You can even play in a different language (French, Italian, German, Castilian Spanish or Latin American Spanish) to help build a foreign vocabulary.

Other games played with smartphones or tablets on PlayStation 4 in this way include the Frantics Mario Party style mini games, more general quiz game Knowledge is Power, detective game Hidden Agenda and That's You.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 14/11/2018

Platforms: PS4

Genres: Puzzle

Developer: Thumb Food (@ThumbFood)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between half an hour and 45 minutes to complete.
 
Players: You can play with 6 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. It’s played in a series of rounds in different locations that together take around 30-45 minutes to complete.

CostsCosts

WordHunters usually costs £15.99.
 

WordHunters

PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game was rated PEGI 3. The content of this game is suitable for all persons.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our WordHunters Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@ThumbFood) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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