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Video GameWordHunters Review
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Posted: 3 years ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

WordHunters is a world-travelling word game you play on the PlayStation using a smartphone or tablet rather than a controller. The smartphone and tablet screens make 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 choose the next destination, particularly as you see other players progress with their words 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

Release Date: 14/11/2018

Platforms: PS4

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1-6

Genres: Brain Game and Puzzle

Developer: Thumb Food (@ThumbFood)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between half an hour and 45 minutes to complete.
 

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 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.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Rating

6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need to have a good vocabulary and good spelling. Very young players can team up with a more experience or mature partner.

CostsCosts

WordHunters usually costs £15.99.
 

WordHunters

PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

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.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

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

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