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Video GameAm I The Baddie? Review

Posted: 14 months ago, last updated 3 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Jo Robertson and Oli Hawkins.


Am I The Baddie? is a running and collecting game of hide and seek where you control a character on a simple maze of streets. Up to five people compete on separate devices or computers. One person is the baddie who tries to collect the clues without being touched by the others. The other players can't see the baddie apart from then they collect a clue, and must track them down to catch them.

Play is like Luigi's Ghost Mansion in Nintendo Land, with a little bit of Pac-Man and Among us thrown in. In each game a randomly-selected player is the baddie. If you are the baddie you need to develop strategies to get the clues and then move away before you are caught. If you are the catchers you need to communicate to work together and catch the baddie with pincer tactics.

There are four themes: grassy, night-time, desert, and snow. There are three maps. And a virtually infinite number of layouts. We especially love the night-time, with glowing windows and working chimneys in the cozy town.

The result is a family-friendly game for all ages and everybody from kids to grown-ups.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 05/10/2021

Price: Free

Platforms: PC, Web and iOS

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 2+ year-olds

Players: 1-5 (5 online)

Genres: Race, Traversal (Puzzle and Stealth)

Accessibility: 30 features

Components: 2D Overhead and Grid

Developer: Am I The Baddie (@AmITheBaddie)




Play Time: This game will take between 1 minute and 2 minutes to complete. A game lasts about a minute, although it can go longer if you are sneaky.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 5 players in the same room or as a 5-player online game. You each need a separate device or computer to play on. You can play on your own against computer controlled characters to practice.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.
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.

Skill Rating

2+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Although very young players may need some help to get started, the simple directional movement and bright visuals make it approachable. Playing with siblings or parents adds to the fun.

Account Rating

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.


Am I The Baddie?

Web Free
Steam Store PC Free
Steam Store PC Free
App Store iOS Free
This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
It's also completely free, with no adverts, tracking, or in game purchases. There's also a similar game from the developer, for one player, called Detective Town which offers similar experience. 


Our Am I The Baddie? Accessibility Report documents 30 accessibility features:
You can play in single player as a practice mode against computer characters that slowly improve as you win.

The game is easy to navigate with its bright maps, and the clues you need to find are outlined and move to offer a visual indication of where to go next. The clues you need to collect have a bright outline.

When you collect a clue there's an audio note to indicate this. If you are one of the chasers you get a sound to indicate the baddie player is temporarily visible. You can't adjust audio levels, but there are only sound effects in the game.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

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

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