Concrete Genie Review

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Posted: 8 months ago, last updated 6 months ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

You play a young boy, who is isolated and bullied, in this exploration platform game with a twist. Using motion controls and buttons you can draw beautiful graffiti on the buildings, which come to life. These become the habitat for the creatures you create, who help you progress through the town. It’s a sad and dark setting for a small boy, but with the magical drawings you help him find hope, solve puzzles and gain courage.

There’s a power in this game. It presents a difficult situation – bullying, sadness, loss – in a gentle way that creates space to be hopeful and allows the emotions to be engaged.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 12+, ESRB EVERYONE 10+

Release Date: 20/08/2019

Platforms: PlayStation 4.

Genres: Action, Adventure, Creative, Narrative and Puzzle.

 

TipsTips

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CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 6 hours and 10 hours to complete. The main story will take about 6 hours to complete, although this will be longer for younger players who linger on the painting aspect of the game. To see everything in the game will take about 10 hours.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game was rated PEGI 12 for frequent scenes of mild violence. It is not suitable for persons under 12 years of age. The examiners report expands this rating with the following: Violence is mild and consists mainly of Ash being shoved around by the bullies. While visibly distressed, he is largely unhurt by their actions. Ash can also fight off dark monsters with his magical paintbrush, using it to restore them to their lighter, happier selves.

This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping)... read more about system accessibility settings.


 




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