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Alto's Odyssey (Series) Review

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Posted: 19 months ago, last updated 11 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Descend beautiful mountains, dunes and canyons on a snowboarding journey full of serenity and secrets. All you have to worry about is tapping to jump to avoid chasms, rockfall and other hazards. It’s simple and moreish due to the stunning landscapes and to a feeling of flow as you charge down the mountain, but there’s real skill to doing it well. Alto’s Adventure is a good first sports game because it’s simple to control but requires a deep understanding to master.

Alto's Odyssey follows up to Alto's Adventure that extends the beautiful snowboarding down mountain descents, dunes and canyons. This time there are hot-air balloons, moving grind rails, swirling wind vortexes, rushing water and wall riding. New dynamic lighting and weather effects like sandstorms and shooting stars add to the visuals.

Both Alto's Adventure and Alto's Odyssey are available in The Alto Collection on Xbox, PlayStation 4 and on Nintendo Switch.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds

Release Date: 19/02/2015, updated in 2018

Price: Free

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Action, Platform and Racing

Accessibility: 13 features

Developer: @BuiltBySnowman


Duration: It takes between 1 minute and 20 minutes to play a round of this game. Sometimes you die in a few seconds, but a good run can take longer.
Players: This is a single player game.


Alto's Odyssey usually costs £0 to £8.39. 

Alto's Adventure

iOS £4.99
Android Free

Alto's Odyssey

Android Free
Android £4.99

The Alto Collection

Xbox One £8.39
PS4 £7.39
Switch £7.89
This game is free to play. Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'. Alto's Adventure is free on Android, with free in-app purchases. You can buy Alto's Odyssey and Alto's Adventure in The Alto Collection on console.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated PEGI 3.
This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.

Skill Rating: This game is enjoyed by 4+ year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity. Although it will take more skill to really perfect high scores, very young players can enjoy the feel or skiing down slopes at high speed, chasing llamas.


The game requires precise timing skills for when you tap to jump and how long you hold the screen to achieve flips. It gets harder the longer you stay alive on each run. You can replay tutorials at any point via menu.

There is no reading in the main game, but a lot of small text over backgrounds in the Workshop upgrade area and Your Score area. Menus are clearer text. The player character is particularly small. You can earn different characters, some of which are more visible, but these are not all available from the start. There are audio cues for your speed, jumps and power-ups, but not for upcoming visual hazards.
Our Alto's Odyssey Accessibility Report details 13 accessibility features:

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